American Idol

American Idol XIII judges, from left, Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. (AP Photo/FOX, Michael Becker)

Lawsuit charges Sony cheated ‘Idol’ winners

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed in New York charges that Sony Music Entertainment cheated “American Idol” contestants including Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood out of at least $10 million in royalties. The […]

02/21/2014

Singer Clay Aiken (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

Clay Aiken to run for Congress in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former “American Idol” and “Celebrity Apprentice” runner-up Clay Aiken joined another high-profile contest Wednesday — this one to get elected to Congress in his native North Carolina. Aiken announced he would […]

02/05/2014

Kelly Clarkson arrives with Brandon Blackstock for the ceremonial swearing-in of President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Kelly Clarkson announces pregnancy on Twitter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kelly Clarkson says she’s expecting her first child. The 31-year-old singer said Tuesday on Twitter that she and husband Brandon Blackstock are expecting their first child together. The original “American Idol” […]

11/19/2013

Jennifer Lopez watching Chanel's ready to wear Spring-Summer 2013 collection, presented in Paris, Oct. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Source: Jennifer Lopez deal with ‘Idol’ imminent

NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with negotiations to bring Jennifer Lopez back as an “American Idol” judge says her return will be announced this week. The person said Monday that a deal is […]

08/20/2013

Keith Urban at the "American Idol" finale in Los Angeles, May 16, 2013. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Keith Urban returning as ‘American Idol’ judge

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Keith Urban is coming back to “American Idol.” Fox chairman Kevin Reilly on Thursday confirmed the return of the country music star, settling the fate of the only judge from […]

08/01/2013

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‘Idol’ taps veteran of Swedish edition as new boss

  NEW YORK (AP) — One day after dismissing its longtime production pair, “American Idol” has a new executive producer. Freemantle Media has named Per Blankens to head the troubled Fox singing competition. The company […]

06/10/2013

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2 longtime producers leave ‘American Idol’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Add two more departures to the “American Idol” post-season tally. Fox said Sunday that longtime executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick are exiting the singing contest. The 12th season ended […]

06/10/2013

American Idol Judges 2013

Mariah Carey not returning to ‘American Idol’

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey says she isn’t retuning to “American Idol.” The pop star’s publicity firm, PMK BNC, tweeted Thursday that Carey isn’t returning to the Fox series and is planning a world […]

05/30/2013

Candace Glover, 2013 American Idol winner. (AP Photo)

‘American Idol’ finale draws record low ratings

NEW YORK (AP) — Ratings for the “American Idol” finale plunged to a record low for the 12-year-old show. According to preliminary Nielsen Co. figures Friday, Candice Glover’s victory over Kree Harrison was watched by […]

05/17/2013

Candace Glover, 2013 American Idol winner. (AP Photo)

Candice Glover wins 12th season of ‘American Idol’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The third time’s the charm for Candice Glover on “American Idol.” The booming 23-year-old R&B vocalist from St. Helena Island, S.C., won the Fox singing competition after auditioning a trio of […]

05/16/2013

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Fox schedule includes ’24′ return

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox, facing the ebbing ratings power of “American Idol,” is betting big on its first miniseries showcase, starting with a limited-edition “24″ and shows from heavyweight producers Seth MacFarlane and J.J. […]

05/13/2013

Entertainer Randy Jackson (AP Photo)

Randy Jackson leaving ‘American Idol’

OS ANGELES (AP) — Randy Jackson out. The 56-year-old “American Idol” judge says he won’t be returning to the Fox talent competition after serving 12 seasons on the show’s judging panel. The record producer said […]

05/09/2013

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