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  • Paula Abdul Hired as 'X Factor' Judge; Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones to Co-host

    Posted May 8th 2011 at 08:27 AM by Christine Fenno

    The 'X Factor' judging panel is complete, with the final chair to be filled by Paula Abdul, who just closed the deal in last-minute negotiations, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Abdul will take her seat alongside Simon Cowell, reuniting the former 'Idol' stars once again. Cheryl Cole and Antonio 'L.A.' Reid have already been named as the other 'X Factor' judges. Meanwhile, Pussycat Doll...

  • Lady Gaga, Stevie Nicks to Perform on 'American Idol'

    Posted May 6th 2011 at 09:30 AM by AOL TV Editors

    It's time to dust off the bustier, slide into some velvet and sew on some sequins! In news that will make music fans from several generations very, very happy indeed, it's been reported that both Lady Gaga and Stevie Nicks will perform on the 'American Idol' season finale later this month. According to Perez Hilton, the legendary Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter will take the 'Idol' stage f...

  • Video: Which Contestant Was Eliminated on 'American Idol'?

    Posted May 6th 2011 at 01:30 AM by AOL TV Editors

    It's down to the wire now on 'American Idol'. With only five contestants left, each of them had two solo performances in the performance show. For most of them, this proved to be a blessing as they were able to nail at least one of their songs. Haley Reinhart had a shaky start, according to the judges, with an unreleased Lady Gaga song. But she closed the show with an amazing take of 'The House...

  • Video: Haley Reinhart Blows the Roof Off on 'American Idol'

    Posted May 5th 2011 at 01:05 AM by AOL TV Editors

    When her performance began it was just Haley Reinhart, a stool and her voice. Sheryl Crow suggested she begin her take on 'The House of the Rising Sun' a cappella and it turned out to be a bold and powerful suggestion as Reinhart stole the show on 'American Idol'. It can be advantageous to perform last on a show that opens the lines to public voting as soon as you finish, and Reinhart took t...

  • Fan Favorite Eliminated in 'American Idol' Shocker: Episode Recap

    Posted Apr 29th 2011 at 02:00 AM by AOL TV Editors

    Ryan Seacrest warned us early on in tonight's Top 6 elimination show that many fans would be disappointed with the results. Right then and there it became somewhat obvious who was going home. But first, let's touch on the night's happenings. The Idols paid a visit to the British Consulate because, well, there's that whole wedding thing going on and Rob Reiner wasn't available. But Fred Willard ...

  • Video: Will America Still Love 'Idol' James Durbin Tomorrow?

    Posted Apr 28th 2011 at 02:05 AM by AOL TV Editors

    James Durbin, the resident rocker on this season of 'American Idol' brought it back to basics this week. Taking on The Shirelles' 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow.' The performance launched with Durbin strumming a single chord and otherwise letting his voice tell the story. We knew he had a huge voice, but he brought us the tender side of that incredible range. It was a nice facet to his talent that ...

  • Jennifer Lopez May Ditch 'Idol' for Her Own Show

    Posted Apr 22nd 2011 at 08:01 PM by AOL Music Editors

    'American Idol' judge Jennifer Lopez is reportedly shopping around her own reality singing competition show, further fueling the rumors of her departure from the 'Idol' judges panel after just one season on the hit show. Tentatively titled 'Que Viva,' Jennifer's show would feature herself and hubby Marc Anthony talent scouting Latin American countries for future stars. The Puerto Rican couple a...

  • Video: Did 'American Idol' Lose Another Fan Favorite?

    Posted Apr 22nd 2011 at 05:45 AM by AOL TV Editors

    Last week, Paul McDonald broke the streak of five consecutive girls sent home on 'American Idol.' With only two remaining in the Top Seven, Jennifer Lopez made no bones about not wanting to see a girl go home this week. When the show brought out the eliminated contestants last week for an opening performance, the gender bias of the season was painfully obvious, as poor McDonald tried to keep up...

  • Video: Casey Abrams Kisses J.Lo, Causes Steven Tyler to Curse on 'Idol'

    Posted Apr 21st 2011 at 05:30 AM by AOL TV Editors

    Jennifer Lopez may have found it a little 'Harder to Breathe' when Casey Abrams surprised her with a kiss during the Maroon 5 hit. The always-surprising 'American Idol' contestant gave a rocking performance but as he approached the judges' table, he slowed it down until he was inches from Lopez' face on the final lines. In that moment, he stole a quick kiss on her temple before finishing up, as...

  • 'Idol' Castoff Pia Toscano to Sing on 'Dancing With the Stars' for Mark Ballas

    Posted Apr 19th 2011 at 09:00 PM by Tracey Harrington McCoy

    After just a few weeks of dating, 'American Idol' castoff Pia Toscano and 'Dancing With the Stars' pro Mark Ballas will be taking their romance public--by appearing on 'Dancing With the Stars' together! TMZ.com confirms that Toscano will be performing on the ABC hit show next week. And the best part? Her new boyfriend Ballas will be dancing to her song! The deal has been in the works for a whil...

  • Kara DioGuardi: I Was Date Raped by Well-Known Music Producer

    Posted Apr 18th 2011 at 09:50 PM by Tracey Harrington McCoy

    In her soon-to-be-released memoir, former 'American Idol' judge Kara DioGuardi reveals she was molested as a child and date raped by a well-known music producer, E!Online.com reports. In the book, 'A Helluva High Note,' DioGuradi opens up about a family friend's son who repeatedly molested her when she was only 11. "On one particular day, he took me into the back shed of his house and put his h...

  • 'Idol' Castoff Pia Toscano Dumped Boyfriend for Mark Ballas

    Posted Apr 18th 2011 at 04:30 AM by Christo Varghese

    'American Idol' castoff Pia Toscano has reportedly dumped her long-term boyfriend to go out with 'Dancing With The Stars' pro Mark Ballas. The New York Post is reporting that Toscano didn't bother breaking up with Carlos Nunez, her boyfriend of four years, before she went on a date with Ballas. A mutual friend of the couple said, "It seems inevitable to anyone with eyes. They hadn't spoken a...

  • 'Idol' Finalist Jacob Lusk Was Arrested the Same Week He Auditioned

    Posted Apr 15th 2011 at 09:40 PM by Tracey Harrington McCoy

    'American Idol' finalist Jacob Lusk barely made it on the show this season. The powerhouse singer was arrested in November--the same week he landed his golden ticket to Hollywood, the New York Daily News reports. Lusk was caught riding a Los Angeles train without buying a ticket in 2009. After not showing up to his court appearance for the infraction, a warrant was issued for his arrest. And wh...

  • 'Twilight' Star Nikki Reed Officially Dating 'Idol' Castoff Paul McDonald

    Posted Apr 15th 2011 at 07:30 PM by Tracey Harrington McCoy

    The rumors are true! 'American Idol' contestant Paul McDonald is dating 'Twilight' star Nikki Reed, UsMagazine.com reports. McDonald confirmed the news after getting the boot on Thursday night's results show. And though they are "officially dating," the latest 'Idol' castoff admits the couple doesn't "get to see each other too much because [they're] both working so hard." "[Nikki's] supercoo...

  • Video: Casey Abrams and Haley Reinhart Heat Up Couple Rumors with 'Idol' Duet

    Posted Apr 15th 2011 at 05:30 AM by AOL TV Editors

    While the Internet continues to rumble with rumors that 'American Idol' Haley Reinhart and Casey Abrams are more than just friends, the two of them showed real sparks of chemistry on Thursday night's results show. Paired for a duet, they dusted off a track from Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. The song had them both 'Moanin'' and scatting and staring deep into one another's eyes as the music...


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