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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

This Oct. 27, 2009 photo shows Director/Producer Kenny Ortega at Columbia Pictures' Premiere of Michael Jackson's "This Is It" at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision/AP Images)

Responsibility a key topic in Jackson civil trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at key moments this past week in the wrongful death trial in Los Angeles between Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, and concert giant AEG Live LLC, and what is […]

08/10/2013

Randy Jackson, Michael Jackson's brother, arrives at court for a preliminary hearing regarding Michael Jackson's death, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Randy Jackson testifies about drug concerns

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury heard videotaped testimony Friday from Randy Jackson, who described more than half a dozen interventions his family attempted to try to get Michael Jackson to stop taking prescription medications. […]

08/10/2013

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

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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