American Idol

News and views from the stateside Pop Idol spinoff, American Idol and it’s judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson

Keith Urban & Ryan Seacrest gush over Adam Lambert on American Idol!

Keith Urban & Ryan Seacrest gush over Adam Lambert on American Idol!

It seems that just about everyone is loving Adam Lambert these days and it isn’t just the men from Queen we’re referring to!

The vocal powerhouse has been fronting the legendary British band on tours around America, Australia and he’ll soon be hitting European shores, but in the midst of all that madness, the hunk also stepped in to judge on American Idol recently.

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American Idol: Randy Jackson QUITS after 13 seasons! Confirmed!

American Idol: Randy Jackson QUITS after 13 seasons! Confirmed!

It has been confirmed that Randy Jackson has officially QUIT American Idol, after appearing on the show for the past 13 seasons.

Randy is one of the last remaining originals on the show, which has gone through quite a few ups and downs over the past few years, but he sadly won’t be returning to the show when American Idol returns to FOX early next year.
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Is Nicki Minaj promoting Nazi logo In ‘Only’ video

Is Nicki Minaj promoting Nazi logo In ‘Only’ video

Nicki Minaj has hit the headlines again and strangely, not for her bum or boobs this time! The US singer has become embroiled in yet another controversial furore, after fans accused her of promoting Nazism in the lyric video for her new single Only.

The former American Idol judge dropped the clip just this week and some social media users are sure they can see parallels and connections between some of the imagery in her video and some symbols and logos once used by the much hated German Nazi party.

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Celebrity Big Brother: Frenchy Morgan’s new single has WHO as cameo?

Celebrity Big Brother: Frenchy Morgan’s new single has WHO as cameo?

Good lord…Frenchy Morgan has kept true to her word and she is set to release her very own single, it has been revealed.

We’re not really sure what to expect from the single to be honest, but I think both you and I know it’s doing to be diabolical.
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American Idol: Harry Connick Jr & Jennifer Lopez “having a blast” with Adam Lambert! Why can’t he stay permanently?

American Idol: Harry Connick Jr & Jennifer Lopez “having a blast” with Adam Lambert! Why can’t he stay permanently?

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Just as we expected, it looks like Adam Lambert is a natural on the ‘American Idol’ judging panel.

The former contestant and his fellow judges could hardly contain their excitement on social media, posting all new pics from the auditions.
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Adam Lambert judges on American Idol – why he’ll be a GREAT mentor!

Adam Lambert judges on American Idol – why he’ll be a GREAT mentor!

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American Idol bosses have revealed that Adam Lambert will be joining the panel for the forthcoming New York auditions, temporarily filling in for country singer Keith Urban.

Keith has been forced to take time out of the show, after the father of his wife, Nicole Kidman, was found dead a few days ago.

The news was confirmed on the official AI Twitter account in a message which read:

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American Idol’s Josh Gracin under psychiatric hold after posting suicidal note online! SHOCK!

American Idol’s Josh Gracin under psychiatric hold after posting suicidal note online! SHOCK!

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Former ‘American Idol’ contestant Josh Gracin is reportedly on a psychiatric hold at a Tennessee hospital after posting an alarming presumed suicide note online.

In the note, which was posted publicly on Facebook mentioned that he has “made mistakes” and “she” turned her back on him when he needed her the most. More info inside…
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35 year old American Idol star Michael Johns found dead at a friend’s home

35 year old American Idol star Michael Johns found dead at a friend’s home

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There’s sad news today as it’s been reported that former American Idol contestant Michael Johns has died. He was just 35 years old.

It’s believed that he died as a result of a blood clot which developed in his ankle, and which was apparently misdiagnosed by medics. Read on »

Stars who started on reality TV! Jennifer Hudson, Bethenny Frankel, Cheryl Cole & more!

Stars who started on reality TV! Jennifer Hudson, Bethenny Frankel, Cheryl Cole & more!

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It’s easy to forget that a lot of our favourite stars first made it big on reality shows. Here’s some surprising famous faces that we have reality TV to thank for;

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Hudson may have only come in seventh place on the third season of “American Idol”, but she’s one of the show’s most successful exports. The singer starred alongside Beyoncé in ‘Dreamgirls’, which won her the Best Supporting Actress Oscar, and even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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FOX boss “American Idol has stopped producing stars” – We need more Adam Lamberts, Carrie Underwoods, Kelly Clarksons!

FOX boss “American Idol has stopped producing stars” – We need more Adam Lamberts, Carrie Underwoods, Kelly Clarksons!

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Peter Rice, FOX chairman and CEO, has spoken out about the lack of credible stars being produced by ‘American Idol’.

Despite fledgling ratings and poor success of recent alumni, thee show has been confirmed for at least one more season. The new season, which is expected to begin airing in January 2015, will bring back former judges Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr. and Jennifer Lopez, along with host Ryan Seacrest, who has been with the show since it began in 2002.

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