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American Idol Judges 2013

Fox: Passion, disagreements with new ‘Idol’ team

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Five minutes into their season-opening news conference and the new team at “American Idol” were having their first disagreement — about their disagreements.


Phillip Phillips will sing Game 1 national anthem

(AP) – “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips will sing the national anthem before Game 1 of the World Series. The series between Detroit and San Francisco opens Wednesday night in San Francisco. Demi Lovato, Zooey […]


"Idol" Names 2 New Judges

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Top-selling rapper Nicki Minaj and Grammy-winning country singer Keith Urban will be judges on “American Idol,” while Randy Jackson will remain as judge when the Fox Broadcasting singing competition begins its 12th […]


Ellen DeGeneres to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Ellen DeGeneres will receive the 2,477th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, being honored for entertaining audiences as a talk show host, comedian, prime-time television star and the voice of […]


Steven Tyler says 'Idol' wasn't his 'cup of tea'

(AP) – Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler says he liked the paychecks on “American Idol” but had a love-hate relationship with the show. He says in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine the Fox reality series […]


Jennifer Lopez follows Tyler off 'American Idol'

(AP) – Jennifer Lopez is the second judge in two days to say she’s leaving “American Idol.” Her representative, Mark Young, said Friday that Lopez is ending her time on television’s most popular show after […]


Allen preferred friends' couch when recording

(AP) – Kris Allen, winner of the eighth season of “American Idol,” didn’t stay in a fancy hotel or rent an apartment in Los Angeles when he recorded his second album. Instead, he crashed on […]


'Idol' runner-up deal less sweet than before

(AP) – Jessica Sanchez stands to make a whole lot less than previous runners-up on “American Idol.” The Associated Press reviewed documents Sanchez signed earlier this year and found she isn’t guaranteed a shot at […]


'American Idol' down to the final two

(AP) – “American Idol” finalist Joshua Ledet won’t be belting it out on this season’s final showdown. The booming 20-year-old vocal powerhouse from Westlake, La., was revealed Thursday to have received the fewest viewer votes […]


'American Idol' judges spread the love among 3 finalists; now audience makes the call

(AP) — The three “American Idol” finalists earned nearly uniform votes of confidence Wednesday from the show’s judges. Now it’s the audience tally that will determine which two compete for glory in next week’s finale. […]


'Official' support for an Idol

(CNS) – “Official” support for singer Jessica Sanchez on “American Idol” crossed city limits today when Mayor Jerry Sanders today urged San Diego residents to support the Chula Vista teen. Sanchez is one of the […]


Another finalist takes a bow on 'American Idol'

(AP) – It was an unfortunate night for Skylar Laine on “American Idol.” The 18-year-old country rocker from Brandon, Miss., who imbued Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son” and Dusty Springfield’s “Say You Love Me” with […]