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'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 ...

Keith Urban Added as Headliner to Country Jam 2015

Country star Keith Urban has been announced as one of the headliners of Country Jam 2015, "Taste of Country" reports, where he will be joining fellow superstars Tim McGraw and The Band Perry. The annual festival takes place at the Jam Ranch outside ...

'American Idol' Alum Joanne Borgella Dies at 32 Following Year-Long Battle with a Rare Case of Cancer

Sadly, the "American Idol" family mourns the loss of alumna Joanne Borgella. The 32-year-old singer died Saturday, Oct. 18, following a year-long battle with a rare case of cancer.

Adam Lambert to Guest Judge on 'American Idol' Season 14 Auditions as Keith Urban Grieves Antony Kidman's Death

Adam Lambert is finally getting to return to American Idol as a judge. The Queen singer will join Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban at the upcoming New York City auditions this week, as regular judge Keith Urban grieves the death of his father-in-law.

Josh Gracin Back on Tour Following Suicide Scare, Previews New Music On Facebook

Things are looking up for former American Idol contestant Josh Gracin and he's back on the road touring.

Josh Gracin: 'American Idol' Alum Checks Into Psychiatric Hospital

American Idol alum Josh Gracin scared fans with a suicidal Facebook note on Thursday. But thanks to some quick action, a tragedy was prevented, and Gracin is now seeking help.

'American Idol' Michael Johns Dead at 35. Former Finalist Dies From Blood Clot In Ankle

Michael Johns, veteran of the seventh season of Fox's American Idol, died Aug. 1 from a blood clot in his ankle that he had recently twisted. The Australian-born singer reportedly passed away in his sleep at the age of 35.

Dexter Roberts Explains 'American Idol' Tour Departure: 'One Mississippi' Singer Sick with Rocky Mountain Spotted Tick Fever

Fans of American Idol season 13 noticed one major player missing from this year's American Idols Live Tour... country crooner Dexter Roberts. On July 11, it was reported that Roberts had left the Idol tour, stirring up questionings about bad blood ...

American Idol Tour 2014: Dexter Roberts Leaves Tour Reportedly Due to Illness... But Is He Really Sick?

Fans of American Idol season 13 will be let down to know one of the show's finalists has departed from the summer tour. Country crooner Dexter Roberts, who finished in seventh place last season, is no longer partaking in the live shows.

'American Idol' Season 14: Judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. Will Return

If you enjoyed the chemistry of Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. last season on American Idol, rejoice! As anticipated, season 14 of the FOX singing competition will feature the same judging trio as last year.

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