American Idol

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Who Earns What: TV Guide Magazine's Annual Salary Roundup of TV's Highest Paid Stars

The new deals for The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco, which pay each $1 million per episode, make them the top-earning actors in TV Guide Magazine's annual survey of stars' salaries. But will the trio be the last to...  Read Full Article

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Who Earns What: TV Guide Magazine's Annual Salary Roundup of TV's Highest Paid Stars

The new deals for The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco, which pay each $1 million per episode, make them the top-earning actors in TV Guide Magazine's annual survey of stars' salaries. But will the trio be the last to... read more

American Idol Alum Josh Gracin Checks In to Psychiatric Facility

Josh Gracin has voluntarily checked in to an inpatient psychiatric facility after the American Idol alum posted an apparent suicide note on Facebook.

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American Idol’s Josh Gracin Safe After Posting Apparent Suicide Note

Former American Idol contestant Josh Gracin is reportedly "safe" after posting what appeared to be a suicide note on Facebook Thursday,reports TMZ.

Police were called to Gracin's home in Spring Hill, Tenn., after... read more

American Idol’s Dexter Roberts Diagnosed with Rocky Mountain Spotted Tick Fever

Dexter Roberts was forced to drop out of the American Idol tour this summer due to illness, and he finally knows what was ailing him.

"After months of hospital and doctor visits, I finally have a diagnosis. I have Rocky Mountain spotted tick fever, with symptoms of fever, rash, headache, abdominal issues, shortness of breath and muscle pain," Roberts wrote on his Facebook page on July 31.

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VIDEO: See What a Good Sport Michael Johns Was When He Lost on American Idol

American Idol Season 7 finalist Michael Johns, who passed away suddenly on Friday from a blood clot in his ankle, was a fan favorite when he competed on the show — even after his elimination.

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Premiered: June 11, 2002, on FOX
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: The smash reality series showcases wannabe pop stars competing for a record deal by crooning for a panel of judges, including, most entertainingly, the acid-tongued Simon Cowell, who departed the show in 2010 after serving for nine seasons. The judges review a performer's talent (or lack thereof), and at-home viewers then vote for their favorite potential star. The show helped launch the careers of such artists as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert.

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