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Eliminated Idol Lacey Brown: I Fell Through the Cracks

Lacey Brown

Sometimes having a bad night on American Idol is better than being just OK — at least that's what Lacey Brown, Season 9's first top 12 casualty, thinks did her in.

Brown says her take on the Rolling Stones' "Ruby Tuesday" didn't stand out... read more

Idol Politics: Kara DioGuardi's Father Running for U.S. Senate

Kara and Joseph DioGuardi

Hmmm. How would the other judges vote? American Idol arbiter Kara DioGuardi's father is running for the U.S. Senate.

Joseph DioGuardi, a former Republican congressman, announced his bid Tuesday for the seat held by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. His platform: financial responsibility.

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Idol's Top 12 React to Making It Through

American Idol, Top 12

After a surprising elimination on Thursday night, American Idol's Top 12 competitors were finally announced. The singers shared their reactions to making it this far — and their plans for the rest of the season.

American Idol : The top 12 revealed

Didi Benami: "I'm just kind of... read more

Scott MacIntyre Wants to Take Simon Cowell's Spot on Idol

Scott MacIntyre

Hmm.... An Idol contestant turned judge? After a dueling-pianos performance with fellow former Idol Matt Giraud, Scott MacIntyre said he felt so at home on the American Idol stage that he'd like to replace the departing Simon Cowell.... read more

Idol's Alex Lambert Has a Dirty Mouth

American Idol - Alex Lambert

Shocked and angry American Idol fans apparently weren't the only ones cursing during Thursday's elimination show.

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Near the end of the show's broadcast, when host Ryan Seacrest revealed that 19-year-old Alex Lambert would be staying in the competition over Tyler Grady, four seconds of audio were censored. The apparent cause: read more

Idol's Chikezie Arrested on Felony Identity Theft Charge

Chikezie Eze

American Idol alum Chikezie Eze has been arrested and booked on felony identity theft, has confirmed.

The Season 7 finalist was arrested Thursday night at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills after he was accused of identity theft while making a purchase, Sgt. Dennis Lynch of the Beverly Hills Police Department told

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Eze, 24, was trying to ...
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American Idol: 9 Things Simon Cowell Wants You to Know

Simon Cowell

The live shows on American Idol haven't even kicked off yet and already there is drama. Simon Cowell addressed reports of arguments between he and Ellen DeGeneres, who he'd like to replace him next season and how much he really misses Paula Abdul.

1. Who does he think is going to win? Cowell is all for a woman being crowned the next Idol this season. "We've had a few years now of guys winning the show and I would say there is definitely a better chance of a girl winning the show this year, certainly than last year," he says. "I'd love to find a Taylor Swift, somebody who's relevant rather than just a contest winner."

Idol source: Contestant was dropped because of past record deal

2. It seemed difficult to... read more

Idol Source: Contestant Was Dropped Because of Past Record Deal

American Idol, Chris Golightly

Chris Golightly was dropped from the American Idol top 24 because he didn't tell producers about a past record contract, according to a source close to the show.

In a statement, Fox said: "It has been determined that Chris Golightly is ineligible to continue in the competition. American Idol contestant Tim Urban has replaced Golightly as part of the top 24." The network offered no reason for Golightly's ineligibility.

Golightly appeared... read more

American Idol Reveals Top 24

American Idol - American Idol, Randy Jackson, Ellen Degeneres, Simon Cowell, Ryan Seacrest and Kara DioGuardi

SPOILER WARNING: Don't read this if you don't want to know yet who's in the top 24.

American Idol revealed the remaining 17 semifinalists to round out Season 9's top 24... read more

American Idol Announces First 7 of Top 24

American Idol

SPOILER WARNING: Don't read this if you don't want to know yet who's in the top 24.

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