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Inside TV 'American Idol': Watch a live Q&A with the judges!
by Annie Barrett | Jan 14, 2014 07:30 PM

Following tonight's screening of the two-part American Idol premiere in select cities, people in ANY city can watch…

PopWatch Report: Clay Aiken may run for Congress
by Hillary Busis | Jan 03, 2014 11:10 AM

Could Americans be getting another chance to cast their votes for Clay Aiken? The answer is "possibly," according…

Inside TV On the scene: A preview glimpse of 'American Idol' at Hollywood Week
by Jake Perlman | Dec 17, 2013 07:56 PM

The world will have to wait until American Idol premieres on Jan. 15 to know who got the golden tickets,…

PopWatch Pop Culture Pet Peeve: All 'American' movies (and TV shows)
by Hillary Busis | Dec 11, 2013 03:21 PM

Hustle. Beauty. Pie. Idol. Gangster. Dreamz. Gigolo. Virgin. Violet. Outlaws. Idiot. Girl. Boy. They're a collection of words…

Inside TV 'American Idol' season 13 promo: Time to 'search for a superstar' -- VIDEO
by Samantha Highfill | Nov 13, 2013 05:29 PM

After all of the drama surrounding who would make up American Idol's judging panel, the show is ready…

Inside TV Watch new 'American Idol' audition footage -- VIDEO
by Annie Barrett | Nov 07, 2013 04:02 PM

American Idol season 13 doesn't premiere 'til January, but you can catch a whiff of Keith Urban, former…

The Music Mix Lauren Alaina debuts emotional (and biographical) ballad 'Same Day, Different Bottle' -- VIDEO
by Grady Smith | Nov 06, 2013 11:45 AM

At CMT's Next Women of Country event at the Farm House restaurant in Downtown Nashville on Monday, American…

PopWatch Battle of the in-flight safety videos: Virgin's hip-hop vs. Delta's holidays -- VIDEO
by Marc Snetiker | Oct 29, 2013 05:46 PM

Okay, so in-flight airline safety video battles are a thing now. Virgin America today released its new Jon…

The Music Mix Now Sinead O'Connor is mad at Simon Cowell
by Hillary Busis | Oct 05, 2013 06:46 PM

Nothing compares 2 feuds. Earlier this week, Irish songstress Sinead O'Connor made headlines with a series of scathing…

The Music Mix Phillip Phillips' debut album goes platinum -- so how are other singing-show winners doing?
by Grady Smith | Sep 06, 2013 01:26 PM

American Idol takes a lot of flack for being past its prime -- and given the weak chart…

Inside TV Report: Dr. Luke to be third judge on 'American Idol'
by EW staff | Aug 25, 2013 10:20 AM

Producer Dr. Luke, a.k.a. Łukasz Gottwald, has been confirmed to join Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban as the third…

Inside TV 'American Idol' rumor roundup: Randy Jackson as a mentor, Kanye West as a judge?
by Samantha Highfill | Aug 22, 2013 04:51 PM

When we're not busy trying to figure out what is going to happen on Breaking Bad, we're consumed…

Inside TV Source: Jennifer Lopez deal with 'American Idol' imminent
by Associated Press | Aug 20, 2013 06:25 AM

A person familiar with negotiations to bring Jennifer Lopez back as an American Idol judge says her return…

Inside TV 'American Idol': Jennifer Lopez nearing deal to return as judge
by Tanner Stransky | Aug 04, 2013 09:43 PM

American Idol's season 13 judging panel is inching toward completion: Last week came the official news that Keith…

Inside TV That's one: Keith Urban confirmed for 'American Idol' return
by James Hibberd | Aug 01, 2013 02:30 PM

Keith Urban survived the cut. Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly confirmed that the country artist will return to…

News Briefs 'American Idol' winner Kris Allen welcomes son
by Sheridan Watson | Jul 31, 2013 09:41 AM

Looks like daddy needs to brush up on his lullaby skills! Season eight American Idol winner Kris Allen…

Inside TV Ten ex-'Idol' contestants file multi-million dollar lawsuit, claiming racial discrimination
by Hillary Busis | Jul 25, 2013 09:51 AM

Former American Idol contestant Corey Clark is suing Fox again... and this time, he's not alone. EW has…

PopWatch Fantasia returns to Broadway in Duke Ellington show
by Associated Press | Jul 18, 2013 02:53 PM

Grammy Award-winner Fantasia Barrino will star in the Broadway-bound After Midnight, a musical revue celebrating Duke Ellington's years…

Inside TV Adam Lambert joining 'Glee'
by Sandra Gonzalez | Jul 10, 2013 09:53 PM

Glee's fifth season just got a dose of glam(bert). Creator Ryan Murphy announced via Twitter Wednesday that American…

Inside TV 'American Idol' champ Ruben Studdard to compete on 'The Biggest Loser'
by Katie Atkinson | Jul 01, 2013 02:35 PM

Have you ever seen a Velvet Teddy Bear with rock-hard abs? American Idol alum Ruben Studdard, who beat…

Inside TV Will 'The Voice' ever find a Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood?
by Samantha Highfill | Jun 14, 2013 05:42 PM

In 2002, 23 million viewers tuned in to watch Kelly Clarkson win the first season of American Idol,…

Inside TV 'American Idol' hires new exec producer
by Lynette Rice | Jun 10, 2013 01:20 PM

American Idol went out of the country to find its next executive producer. Per Blankens, who was in…

Inside TV 'American Idol' ousts Nigel Lythgoe and exec producer Ken Warwick
by Jeff Labrecque | Jun 09, 2013 08:48 AM

Rumors of Nigel Lythgoe's imminent departure from American Idol were realized yesterday when the high-profile producer tweeted the…

Inside TV 'American Idol' tour scaled back
by EW staff | Jun 01, 2013 11:07 AM

It appears the waning interest in American Idol has taken a toll on the traditional summer tour of…