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Neil Young honored at Grammy event

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Neil Young is still rockin’ in the free world. The legendary 68-year-old musician was celebrated Tuesday night by the producers and engineers wing of the Recording Academy. Young received his award […]

01/23/2014

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Debbie Allen’s twist on ‘The Nutcracker’ wins

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not yet Christmas, but Debbie Allen has already gotten a nice present — the Goldstar National Nutcracker Award. The ticket discounter has declared the award-winning director and choreographer’s school the […]

12/24/2013

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

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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Mariah Carey hospitalized for shoulder injury

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey is in the hospital for a shoulder injury. The pop star’s representative says the singer went to the hospital in New York late Sunday after injuring her shoulder while […]

07/08/2013

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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

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

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.

01/08/2013

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