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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

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

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LA block party tonight bids adieu to Villaraigosa

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Friday evening’s “CelebrateLA,” a finale to a year of heritage month celebrations, will double as a farewell bash for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and feature appearances by former President Bill Clinton and […]

06/07/2013

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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Tuning in: Twitter launches music feature

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has launched a service for people to find music they like and tweet songs from iTunes, Spotify and Rdio. Twitter said in a blog post that an app will be available for download from Apple’s online store Thursday.

04/18/2013

Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest latest swatting victim

BEVERLY HILLS (CNS) – Television and radio personality Ryan Seacrest became the latest celebrity target of a “swatting” prank today, with someone reporting that armed men were trying to break into his Beverly Hills home.

04/11/2013

The 55th Grammy Awards (2013)

Newtown kids to be featured on Grammy preshow

(AP) — A group of children from Newtown, Conn. who recently recorded a version of “Over the Rainbow” are preparing for a live appearance during Sunday’s Grammy Awards broadcast.

02/05/2013

Waterford crystal ball (AP Photo)

Times Square ball has new crystals to mark 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — The Waterford crystal ball that will drop in Times Square to usher in 2013 will have 288 new crystal panels with doves chiseled into them to mark the theme “Let There Be Peace.”

12/17/2012

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 […]

07/13/2012

Dick Clark dies

(CNS) – Producer and legendary radio and television host Dick Clark died today of a massive heart attack at age 82, according to his publicist. Famed for his hosting duties on “American Bandstand” and “New […]

04/18/2012

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