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Ryan Seacrest, right, announces Caleb Johnson the winner at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)

‘American Idol,’ ‘The Voice’ finale ratings drop

NEW YORK (AP) — A sharp decline in viewers for the season finales of “The Voice” and “American Idol” this week raises the question of whether music competition shows on television are fading out. The […]

05/22/2014

Miranda Lambert , right, and Blake Shelton at the 47th annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Lambert, McGraw lead ACM nominations with 7 each

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Want to clean up the Academy of Country Music Awards nominations? This year the best way was to put together a killer guest list and go for the Vocal Event of […]

01/29/2014

Beyonce, left, and Jay-Z perform "Drunk in Love" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Grammy overview in snippets

ROCKED OUT BY THE END, RIGHT OUT THE DOOR By the time Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Lindsey Buckingham hit the stage to close out the Grammys show, many celebs in […]

01/27/2014

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

‘Idol’ judges have glowing reviews for each other

ATLANTA (AP) — Well, one thing about season 13 of “American Idol” is that unlike last season, the judges seem to be getting along. At an audition stop in Atlanta Wednesday, Jennifer Lopez said she’s […]

10/30/2013

Defendant Jennifer Mee enters the courtroom for her trial on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, 2013 in Clearwater, Fla.   Mee and two men are charged in the death of Shannon Griffin, a 22-year-old Wal-Mart worker. Prosecutors say Mee lured Griffin to a St. Petersburg home under the pretense of buying marijuana, but instead, two of Mee's friends robbed him at gunpoint. Griffin struggled with the suspects and was shot several times.  Mee gained fame because of her uncontrolled hiccupping as a teenager .  Videos of her hiccupping gained her national attention, as did her attempts to quell the problem.  (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Scott Keeler, Pool)

Fla. ‘hiccup girl’ guilty of 1st degree murder

  CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who became famous for her uncontrollable hiccupping was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday night and will serve life in prison without parole. A Pinellas County jury […]

09/20/2013

Jennifer Mee holds reacts as the jury selection begins in her murder trial, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at the Pinellas County Justice Center in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Scott Keeler, Pool)

‘Hiccup Girl’ on trial on murder charge in Florida

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who appeared on several national television programs as a teen because of her uncontrollable hiccupping went on trial on a murder charge on Tuesday. Prosecutors and attorneys for […]

09/17/2013

Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez at the "Viva Movil by Jennifer Lopez" flagship store grand opening in the Brooklyn borough of New York on July 26, 2013.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

‘American Idol’ taps Lopez, Connick as judges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “American Idol” is betting that a judges’ remix with Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban will fare better with viewers than bickering divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj did […]

09/03/2013

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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