Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, Ryan Seacrest and Jimmy Iovine
Most living, breathing Americans already know American Idol is undergoing a facelift for its 10th season. Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres are out. Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez are in. But new judges aren't the only major changes coming. This year will see a campaign against those McSoulful singer-songwriter types, the inclusion of younger contestants, a ban on all "dawgs." (OK, maybe just less of them.)
Before Wednesday's premiere (8/7c on Fox), TVGuide.com breaks down what's new, what's gone and how all these changes will alter the Idol universe...
If you didn't know, Kara DioGuardi's writing a memoir — A Helluva High Note: Surviving Life, Love, and American Idol — where she'll wax on about her time on TV's No. 1 show. It's out on April 26.
Until then, please, no questions about Idol.
Kara DioGuardi to pen memoir about American Idol
Facing reporters Thursday to promote her upcoming Bravo series Platinum Hit, a competition aimed at finding the next great songwriter, DioGuardi refused to talk Idol. Asked for her opinion on Idol's decision to let contestants sing original music, she said...
Nine years ago, a brutally honest record exec named Simon Cowell was so vicious as a judge on a new musical talent show that a few performers he rudely rejected came after him with baseball bats. Fellow judge Paula Abdul was so put out by his rough treatment of young singers that at one point during the first season, she stormed off the set threatening to quit. The third judge, Randy Jackson, once could be seen standing up angrily behind the judges' table, looking like he was going to clobber Cowell.
Despite that rocky beginning, or perhaps because ...
Former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi is writing a memoir about her time at the judges' table.
The book, titled A Helluva High Note: Surviving Life, Love, and American Idol, will be published by It Books, a division of HarperCollins, a rep for the publisher confirms.
American Idol alum Kara DioGuardi has landed a new judging gig on Bravo's upcoming singer-songwriter competition series, Going Platinum, the network announced Tuesday.
Hosted by Jewel and set to premiere next year, the series will follow 12 musicians as they compete in songwriting challenges. Each episode will feature ...
Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez
In a return to a three-judge format, American Idol has named Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson its judges for Season 10.
"We always ask, 'Who's going to be the next American Idol?'" Ryan Seacrest said Wednesday at The Forum in Los Angeles. "We never ask, 'Who will be the new judges?'" After showing a montage of each ...
After spending two seasons as one of reality TV's most picked-on judges, Kara DioGuardi is exiting American Idol.
Fox and DioGuardi made the news official Friday following weeks of widespread speculation that her time on the show had run out.
Nigel Lythgoe: Idol judge announcement coming within 3 weeks
"I felt like I won the lottery when...
After Simon Cowell's U.K.-based singing competition The X-Factor caused an online uproar for using Auto-Tune, American Idol producers are making it very clear that they won't make the same mistake.
"We have never, nor would we ever, use...
The decision on who will be sitting at the American Idol judges table next season will be announced within the next three weeks, reinstalled Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe says.
Aerosmith bassist confirms Steven Tyler is joining American Idol
"I guess the decision has got to be made...
Kara and Joseph DioGuardi
Is Kara DioGuardi in or out at American Idol? According to her dad, Joe DioGuardi, even Kara doesn't know whether she'll be returning to the singing competition series.
"Would you believe that she did not hear — and still has not...