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Fox Announces Idol Schedule

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Are you ready for the post-Paula American Idol?

Simon Cowell will leave American Idol, his brother says

Fox announced that the ninth season, slated to begin Jan. 12 with a two-night premiere, will begin with auditions in Boston and Atlanta. Filling Abdul's chair during the auditions across the country are guest judges including ... read more

Kara DioGuardi Wants to Hang with Ellen Before Idol Returns

Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres

American Idol comes back in January, and judge Kara DioGuardi says there is some important prep work necessary before Season 9 starts: bonding time!

DioGuardi said she plans on spending some quality time with... read more

Justin Guarini Talks About His Wedding, New Album and Ellen on Idol

Justin Guarini

 

American Idol first-season runner-up Justin Guarini is used to pressure.

He's performed on one of America's biggest stages on American Idol and deals with the demands of live TV on a regular basis as co-host of Idol Tonight and Idol Wrap for the TV Guide Network. This weekend, Guarini will face a very different kind of pressure when he walks down the aisle Saturday to marry girlfriend Reina Capodici.

Guarini, 30, talked to TVGuide.com about his upcoming nuptials, brushing off the thought of pre-wedding jitters. "The only thing I'm a little nervous about is... read more

DeGeneres on Idol: I'll Be a Good Judge Because I've Always Been Judged

Ellen Degeneres

American Idol contestants don't have to worry about Ellen DeGeneres being fair, she says.

"I'm going to be a great judge because I've spent my whole life being judged," DeGeneres says on an episode of her talk show scheduled to air Tuesday. "So I know what it's like."

Paula Abdul wishes Ellen DeGeneres "The best of luck!"

When DeGeneres took on the open spot vacated by Paula Abdul, she knew... read more

Paula Abdul Dresses as Ellen DeGeneres for Divas

Paula Abdul

Watch out, Ellen DeGeneres! It looks like Paula Abdul may be moving in on your job.

While hosting VH1's Divas Live on Thursday, Abdul boogied down the aisle of the Brooklyn Academy of Music dressed as DeGeneres, who is replacing Abdul on American Idol.

DeGeneres on Idol: "I Don't Want Anybody to Think That I Took Paula's Job Away"

Wearing a short blonde wig, black pantsuit and sneakers, Abdul did her best Ellen-esque dance taking ... read more

Adam Shankman Made Permanent Judge on So You Think You Can Dance

Adam Shankman

Look out, Ellen DeGeneres: Adam Shankman is stealing your thunder.

"We're going to have a third resident judge now. Adam Shankman is going to come and join us," So You Think You Can Dance judge Nigel Lythgoe told TVGuide.com.

Shankman, a director (Hairspray, A Walk to Remember), producer (17 Again, Bedtime Stories) and choreographer, has been guest judging on So You Think You Can Dance since season 3. Back in June, Shankman kicked off a Twitter campaign asking fans for support to secure him a permanent spot at the judges' table.

Nigel Lythgoe invites Idol's Paula Abdul to Dance

What does this mean for Paula Abdul's chances of coming on the show? read more

Top Moments: A Seductive Glee, Idol Surprise and Loud Joe

Glee, Barack Obama

Things went a little over the top this week. A fan got too enthusiastic at the U.S. Open, a congressman got kind of loud, and Melrose Place was Melrose Place. Welcome to Top Moments, wilding-out edition. read more

Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi Glad to Have "Mad Cool" Ellen on Idol

Ellen DeGeneres

American Idol's Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi are both excited to welcome Ellen DeGeneres to the judges' table this season.

Check out photos of the Idol judges

"We're all friends with Ellen, and Ryan [Seacrest] and I are pretty close with her. She's just mad cool," Jackson told People. Jackson also said the talk show host/funnywoman is right to suggest that she will be the ... read more

Paula Abdul Wishes Ellen DeGeneres "The Best of Luck!"

Paula Abdul

Twenty-four hours after Ellen DeGeneres announced that she'd be filling in the fourth judging spot on American Idol, Paula Abdul commended the talk show host her favorite way: on Twitter.

Abdul originally used Twitter to announce her exit from Idol this summer. "I think Ellen will b a gr8 judge on Idol," Abdul wrote... read more

DeGeneres on Idol: "I Don't Want Anybody to Think That I Took Paula's Job Away"

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres hit Ryan Seacrest's morning radio show on KIIS-FM Thursday to clear the air on her impending replacement of ousted American Idol judge Paula Abdul. "I hope Paula is OK with it," DeGeneres told Seacrest. "I don't want anybody to think that I took Paula's job away."

DeGeneres announces her new American Idol gig on her talk show

Abdul doesn't seem to be worried about unemployment though. She... read more

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