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  • 'American Idol' Star Pia Toscano Officially Signs Record Deal

    Posted Jul 6th 2011 at 10:00 AM by Kelly Fisher

    Those hoping to hear more from 'American Idol' star Pia Toscano won't have to wait too much longer. As expected, the reality show cast-off has officially signed a record deal with Interscope Records and will drop her first single, 'This Time,' on July 12. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the deal, and Toscano's debut album is expected to drop later this year. "I am thrilled to be joining the...

  • Jordin Sparks, Matthew Morrison Headline July 4th TV Special

    Posted Jul 4th 2011 at 08:14 AM by AOL TV Editors

    'Glee' star (and new solo act) Matthew Morrison will join 'American Idol' season 6 champ Jordin Sparks to headline the annual 4th of July celebration 'A Capitol Fourth,' which will air live on PBS at 8pm EST on Independence Day. Both vocalists are opening acts for New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys on their co-headlining NKOTBSB summer tour, and their televised patriotic performances...

  • Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson Sign On for More 'Idol'

    Posted Jun 29th 2011 at 04:50 PM by Kelly Fisher

    Two outta three ain't bad. 'American Idol' has two judges signed on for next season, but who's still on the fence? Steven Tyler and longtime 'Idol' vet Randy Jackson are both set to return to the small screen next season, E! Online confirms. But what about J.Lo? Jennifer Lopez has been vocal about her hesitance to return to the judges' table, and currently she's the only one holding out to a...

  • Jennifer Lopez in Talks for Two Major Movies

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011 at 06:03 AM by Kelly Fisher

    Current 'American Idol' judge Jennifer Lopez recently revealed she's on the fence about returning to the judging table, and now we know why. The singer is in talks to star in two upcoming feature films. According to Deadline, Lopez is up for the female lead opposite Jason Statham in 'Parker,' an adaptation of the Donald Westlake mystery series. Statham would play the title role, a character Mel...

  • Kara DioGuardi to Make Broadway Debut

    Posted Jun 18th 2011 at 10:18 AM by Christine Fenno

    Former 'American Idol' star Kara DioGuardi, who left the series last fall after two seasons on the judging panel, is getting ready to razzle-dazzle New York theater-goers on the Great White Way. DioGuardi will join the Broadway cast of 'Chicago,' taking over the starring role of Roxie Hart from Christie Brinkley (Renee Zellweger won a Golden Globe for playing the homicidal attention-hound on sc...

  • Debra Messing, Katharine McPhee Seek 'Glee' Success With New Series 'Smash'

    Posted Jun 12th 2011 at 09:49 AM by Christine Fenno

    This weekend, the Broadway world gets ready for the Tony Awards, hosted tonight by Neil Patrick Harris, who will also perform a song with the cast (including Jon Cryer and Stephen Colbert) of the recent concert production 'Company.' Meanwhile, the TV world is getting ready to bring all the backstage drama of the NYC theater industry onto the small screen with an upcoming series called 'Smash.' ...

  • Scotty McCreery's 'Out of Summertime' Track Leaked

    Posted Jun 7th 2011 at 02:30 AM by The Boot Editors

    New Scotty McCreery music is in high demand! An unreleased track, 'Out of Summertime,' has created an internet fan frenzy, initiating rumors that the plucky, banjo-fueled tune will be the follow up single to his record-breaking debut, 'I Love You This Big.' Last week, the 'American Idol' winner's premiere tune became Billboard's highest-charting debut for a new artist since 1990. "I am hu...

  • Report: Nikki Reed Engaged to 'Idol' Star Paul McDonald

    Posted Jun 6th 2011 at 06:46 AM by Kelly Fisher

    Talk about a whirlwind romance! 'Twilight' star Nikki Reed and 'American Idol' contestant Paul McDonald are engaged after just a few short months of dating. According to E! Online, Reed wasn't shy about sharing her true feelings about the singer, who made it to the Top 8 on 'Idol,' while at the MTV Movie Awards. "He's the one," she gushed, showing off a new sparkler on her ring finger. A ...

  • Jennifer Lopez Heading Back to Court to Stop Sex Tape

    Posted Jun 4th 2011 at 08:48 AM by AOL Music Editors

    Jennifer Lopez is heading back to court on Monday (June 6) to prevent ex-husband Ojani Noa and his partner from selling intimate video footage to internet porn sites. The steamy home video in question is from Lopez's 1997 honeymoon with her first husband, whom she met when he was a waiter in Miami. The marriage -- which lasted from February 1997 to January 1998 -- may have been short-lived, but...

  • 'Idol' Runner-Up Lauren Alaina Says She Isn't Dating Scotty McCreery (Video)

    Posted Jun 2nd 2011 at 01:30 AM by AOL TV Editors

    On Tuesday, on 'Live With Regis and Kelly', 'American Idol' winner Scotty McCreery did a little sidestepping when Regis Philbin asked him about Lauren Alaina. Yesterday on the show, Alaina, the 'Idol' runner-up, was unequivocal that she and McCreery are not dating, which means he shouldn't be jealous that Alaina thinks Philbin is cute. "You kissed him," Philbin said. "How did it work now? If...

  • Bono's Performance Trumps Contestant on 'Idol' Finale

    Posted Jun 1st 2011 at 12:40 PM by AOL TV Editors

    Some of the biggest stars in the music industry ruled the 'American Idol' finale last week and not even an original song by fan favorite, Haley Reinhart, could squeeze in some time on-screen. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Haley Reinhart was supposed to debut her song during the 'American Idol' season 10 finale, but those plans were squashed to make room for Bono and the cast of 'Spider-M...

  • Behind the Lee DeWyze 'Idol' Finale Snub

    Posted May 28th 2011 at 11:02 AM by Christine Fenno

    Last year's 'American Idol' winner, Lee DeWyze, was absent from the stage during the season finale episode this week, and although he appeared on the series earlier this spring, he played no part in crowning new Idol Scotty McCreery. Eagle-eyed viewers could spot DeWyze sitting in the audience at the Nokia Theater. But Ryan Seacrest never singled him out to let fans know the most recent 'Idol' ...

  • Court to Jennifer Lopez: First Husband's Home Video Can Be Released

    Posted May 28th 2011 at 09:25 AM by Christine Fenno

    Within days of wrapping her triumphant debut season as an 'American Idol' judge, Jennifer Lopez received bad news from a Los Angeles courtroom: Her first husband, Ojani Noa, has won a long legal battle now that he finally found a loophole allowing intimate home video of J.Lo to be released. The footage, which may or may not contain nudity, was allegedly shot during the pop singer's short marria...

  • Lauren Alaina Was Rejected by 'America's Got Talent' (Video)

    Posted May 27th 2011 at 07:33 AM by AOL TV Editors

    'American Idol' runner-up Lauren Alaina stopped by 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' and revealed some shocking new about her previous attempts to enter a TV singing contest. Host Jay Leno and fellow guest Piers Morgan began by asking Lauren about her relationship with 'Idol' champ Scotty McCreery. After insisting that they're just friends, Lauren summed-up the situation: "Everyone wants us to l...

  • Lauren Alaina on 'Idol, Meeting Carrie Underwood and Being a Role Model

    Posted May 26th 2011 at 10:00 PM by AOL TV Editors

    'American Idol' season 10 runner-up, Lauren Alaina hopped on the phone this afternoon to talk to the press about her experience as one of the youngest finalists in 'Idol' history. The sixteen-year-old put in three solid performances on Tuesday night, despite facing Laryngitis. Though it didn't win her the competition, Lauren's tenacity is the mark of a true professional. "The show must go on, a...


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