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Ranking The 2015 Academy Awards' Best Original Song Nominees: Rita Ora, Adam Levine, And More

This morning, the nominees for the 87th Annual Academy Awards were revealed, including the nominees for Best Original Song. Though there were plenty of songs that were widely assumed to be shoo-ins, such as Lana Del Rey's "Big Eyes" and Lorde's ...

'American Idol' Season 14 Ratings Fall Short of 'Empire' Series Premiere for FOX

American Idol ushered in its 14th season last night (Jan. 7) with a new format and one hour's worth of auditions in Keith Urban's hometown, Nashville. But, despite the show's long running pedigree, its ratings continued to slip, as the reality ...

Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson Top 'American Idol' Highest Earners List for 2015

There's no denying that American Idol has been able to make some major stars throughout its 13 seasons. From Carrie Underwood to Kelly Clarkson to Adam Lambert, the reality competition has been a major launching pad for the U.S. music scene in the ...

Scotty McCreery Will Go Full Country on New Album: 'American Idol' Champ Talks Plans for 2015 Release

Scotty McCreery is ready for a change. The American Idol champ from season 10 is planning a more country-influenced album for his third release. Despite having success as a pop-country sensation, McCreery convinced his record label to let him cut an ...

'American Idol' Season 14 Trailer Features Keith Urban Fan Getting Ready to Sing for Hero [WATCH]

American Idol dropped a new trailer for season 14 and it shows one huge Keith Urban fan getting ready to perform for his hero. Riley Bria enjoys Urban's music so much that Ryan Seacrest quizzes the hopeful contestant before he auditions. The Spring ...

'American Idol' Champ Phillip Phillips Gets Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend Hannah Blackwell on Christmas

Phillip Phillips got engaged to longtime girlfriend Hannah Blackwell on Christmas. The American Idol champion popped the question over the holiday and Blackwell said "yes." The pair took to social media to share their excitement with fans.

'American Idol' Season 14: Top 24 Revealed Ahead of Premiere Date with Cover of "Feeling Good" [WATCH]

American Idol season 14 is definitely going to look a little different upon it Jan. 7 premiere date. Not only will the show be trimmed down to one night per week and lack those signature Coca-Cola cups, but the top 24, well, has already been kind of ...

Jennifer Lopez Covers 'Self' Magazine: 45-Year-Old Shows Off Body and Talks Plans for 2015 [WATCH]

Jennifer Lopez has a lot planned for 2015. She is working on new music, she has roles in movies and TV shows and "American Idol" is back for another season. The real news from J.Lo's recent "Self" magazine profile is that at 45 years old, she still ...

'American Idol' Loses Coca-Cola Sponsorship Ahead of Season 14 Premiere Date

Things are looking a little shaky for American Idol season 14. Earlier this week, FOX announced that the show has officially been trimmed down to one night a week, and now one of the singing competition's longtime sponsors, Coca-Cola has ended its ...

'American Idol' Will Ditch Results Night Episode, Downgrade to One Weekly Episode during 2015 According to Ryan Seacrest

American Idol fans thought they would be dealing with a "huge" change in programming when it was announced earlier this year that longtime staff member Randy Jackson wouldn't be returning as a mentor, marking the first time he hans't appeared on the ...

Keith Urban 'American Idol' Season 14: Judge Talks Missing Tapings, New Show Wrinkles

The 14th season will also feature Big Machine founder Scott Borchetta, who discovered Taylor Swift, as a mentor. But Urban said the group of judges (himself, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr.) is not looking to "find the next anybody."

Rumor Has It That Mary Murphy May Be Leaving 'So You Think You Can Dance' and Paula Abdul Might Be In!

Longtime fans of "So You Think You Can Dance" were recently thrilled to learn that the show has been picked up for a 12th season on Fox, but now comes the downside. Mary Murphy, who has been a regular face at the judges panel since Season 2, is ...

Fox Wins American Idol Lawsuit from Black Contestants Alleging Racial Discrimination in Dismissal from Competition

The verdict is in for a case from 11 former contestants on American Idol that alleged the show used race as a discriminating factor in the elimination of the plaintiffs, and it seems Fox is off the hook, based largely on statutes of limitations.

'American Idol' Alum David Cook Releases New Song 'Wait for Me' [LISTEN]

After a five-year layoff between albums, David Cook of "American Idol" expects to drop his new release in 2015. For now, we have a little slice of the pie: "Wait for Me." "The song itself is different; it's more piano-based, and that was a ...

Oral Arguments Heard on 'American Idol' Racism Lawsuit; 12 Contestants Allege Show Was a "Non-Competition"

The first stages of a trial against American Idol and its promoters kicked off October 6 as Judge Naomi Buchwald heard oral arguments alleging that the show partook in racial discrimination over the course of its existence. The suit is being brought ...

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