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  • Video: Did Another Girl Get Eliminated on 'Idol'?

    Posted Apr 15th 2011 at 01:25 AM by AOL TV Editors

    Since 'American Idol' whittled down their pool of contestants down to the Top 13 and handed the reins over to the American public, one thing has been certain. America is not feeling the girls this year. The first five eliminations since the Top 13 began have all been women, including last week's surprise elimination of Pia Toscano who was at one time considered one of the contest's...

  • Video: James Durbin Brings 'Heavy Metal' to 'American Idol'

    Posted Apr 14th 2011 at 07:45 AM by AOL TV Editors

    James Durbin was determined to bring authentic heavy metal to the 'American Idol' stage and he did just that. Despite Jimmy Iovine telling him he should change his song, he stuck to his guns, singing Sammy Hagar's 'Heavy Metal' from the cult film of the same name. It was a raw and authentic performance. Durbin even invited former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde to join him on-stage, and gave...

  • Jennifer Lopez Is PEOPLE's Most Beautiful

    Posted Apr 13th 2011 at 09:37 AM by PopEater Staff

    Jennifer Lopez graces the cover of PEOPLE's Most Beautiful issue. The 'American Idol' judge tells the magazine that she prefers to be makeup free and low maintenance. "That's when I'm my happiest," Lopez explains. "Just being able to touch my face and rub my eyes and put my fingers in my hair and not having to worry about messing it up. It's so much better." But she knows that being...

  • 'Idol' May Not Even Allow Pia Toscano to Release CD

    Posted Apr 11th 2011 at 11:00 AM by Rob Shuter

    Just days after getting voted off 'American Idol' in shocking fashion, songstress Pia Toscano reportedly snapped up a record deal with Interscope Records, but sources tell me nothing has been signed as management looks into whether 19 Entertainment will allow her to release anything at all. "When you compete on 'Idol,' you must sign one of the strictest contracts in the business," a former...

  • Is 'Idol' Castoff Pia Toscano Dating 'Dancing' Pro Mark Ballas?

    Posted Apr 11th 2011 at 01:15 AM by Christo Varghese

    It looks like romance is in the air between 'American Idol's' Pia Toscano and 'Dancing with the Stars' pro Mark Ballas. TMZ is reporting that the Toscano and Ballas were seen on a dinner date at Gulfstream restaurant in Los Angeles on Friday, a day after the singer's surprise elimination from the competition. PEOPLE is quoting a source who said that it was Toscano who "had a crush" on Ballas...

  • Jason Castro, 'American Idol' Finalist, to Be a Dad

    Posted Apr 10th 2011 at 02:12 PM by Christine Fenno

    'American Idol' season 7 contestant Jason Castro is getting ready to sing some lullabies. The singer, 24, has just announced on his official website that he and his wife, Mandy Mayhall, are expecting their first child -- a daughter. Castro writes: "I am excited to announce that there will be a new addition to the Castro family! My wife and I are expecting our first child this August. We just...

  • Is 'Twilight' Star Nikki Reed Dating 'Idol' Hopeful Paul McDonald?

    Posted Apr 8th 2011 at 05:20 AM by Christo Varghese

    'Twilight' actress Nikki Reed is reportedly dating 'American Idol' hopeful Paul McDonald. According to E! Online, Reed has been calling McDonald her "boyfriend" and the two have been keeping in close contact via Skype. This is due to the fact that the young actress is busy filming 'Breaking Dawn' and McDonald is still one of the finalists competing on 'Idol.' The couple first met when the...

  • Video: 'Idol' Judges Rocked By Top 9 Elimination Shocker

    Posted Apr 8th 2011 at 01:20 AM by AOL TV Editors

    The judges saved Casey Abrams a couple of weeks ago, so that option isn't around anymore. That means 'American Idol' is counting on you to get it right each and every week. But there's been almost no consistency in the bottom three this season. So far we've seen Haley, Stefano, Paul and Casey in the Bottom Three this season among the remaining contestants. And this week continued the trend of...

  • Are 'Idol' Hopefuls Casey Abrams and Haley Reinhart a Couple?

    Posted Apr 1st 2011 at 04:00 AM by Christo Varghese

    It looks like there may be some romance brewing off-stage of 'American Idol.' InTouch Weekly reports that an 'Idol' insider has revealed to them that contestants Casey Abrams and Haley Reinhart are quite the cozy couple behind the camera. The insider is quoted saying, "Most of their downtime is spent together, and they have a very touchy-feely relationship." The person continues, "They're...

  • Video: It's a Surprise Double Elimination on 'American Idol'

    Posted Apr 1st 2011 at 01:00 AM by AOL TV Editors

    There's something fishy going on this season on 'American Idol.' There's a pattern forming with these eliminations that could prove very disconcerting for certain remaining contestants. As established last night, because of the judges' save of Casey Abrams last week, not one but two contestants will get to see their video package as their time on 'Idol' comes to an end. The good news is they'll...

  • 'American Idol' Finalists Spooked By Haunted Mansion

    Posted Mar 31st 2011 at 02:00 PM by Sarah Crow

    The grueling process of becoming an 'American Idol' is usually nerve-racking, but for this season's contestants, it's been downright scary. The latest crop of hit-making hopefuls recently moved out of their 'Idol'-approved mansion into a hotel when they realized they weren't the only ones taking residence in their posh digs. E! Online reports that many of the remaining 11 finalists noticed...

  • Jennifer Lopez: We Had to Save Casey Abrams

    Posted Mar 31st 2011 at 06:12 AM by Kelly Fisher

    The 'American Idol' judges shocked the world last week when they saved contestant Casey Abrams from elimination, and Jennifer Lopez dished to Ryan Seacrest about their heart-pounding decision. "We knew that it was kind of a radical decision because it was so early in the season, but to be quite honest...that is one decision that I haven't lost one ounce of sleep over," Lopez revealed on...

  • Video: Stevie Wonder Sings 'Happy Birthday' to Steven Tyler

    Posted Mar 25th 2011 at 02:45 AM by AOL TV Editors

    We're not sure what changed in 'American Idol,' but they actually managed to make their usually bloated results show must-see TV this week. From the beginning to the surprise ending, it was compelling edge-of-your-seat stuff. In the spirit of Motown, the first treat came during the group number. After it wrapped, the contestants lined up on either side of the big screen behind the stage, which...

  • Video: Casey Abrams Sings for the Save on 'American Idol'

    Posted Mar 24th 2011 at 11:55 PM by AOL TV Editors

    Every season there is at least one elimination that shocks everyone. That's the primary reason that 'American Idol' added the "Judge's Save." It allows the panel to save one contestant from America's bad choices. And this week, they were put to the test. It came down to Haley Reinhart and Casey Abrams for the final slot in the Bottom Three. Haley, who's been there the past two weeks, and Casey...

  • Ellen DeGeneres Helps Jennifer Lopez Play Hidden Camera Pranks

    Posted Mar 19th 2011 at 10:07 AM by AOL TV Editors

    Ellen DeGeneres isn't on the panel of 'American Idol' anymore, but that doesn't mean she can't share some laughs with new 'Idol' judge Jennifer Lopez. The two stars collaborated on an elaborate prank targeting two unsuspecting people on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' earlier this week. Via a hidden microphone, DeGeneres directed Lopez with verbal cues, as J.Lo interviewed two potential...


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