American Idol

2002, TV Show

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It's Official! All Three Judges and Ryan Seacrest Return to Idol

File this under the news we pretty much already knew department. Fox made it official Monday, confirming that Season 14 of American Idol will welcome back all of its familiar faces...

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It's Official! All Three Judges and Ryan Seacrest Return to Idol

File this under the news we pretty much already knew department. Fox made it official Monday, confirming that Season 14 of American Idol will welcome back all of its familiar faces...

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Jennifer Lopez Will No Longer Perform at the World Cup Opening Ceremonies

The most important competition in the world's most popular sport will begin without one of pop music's biggest stars...

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Exit Interview: Fox's Kevin Reilly on Why He's Leaving, What's Next and The Show That Got Away

There's not a lot of job security when you're running a network, but Kevin Reilly managed to spend the last decade overseeing two entertainment divisions: First NBC, then Fox. That streak comes to a close next month, as he exits his post as Fox Entertainment chairman.

In a brief Q&A with TV Guide Magazine on Thursday after announcing his exit, Reilly said he... read more

Top Moments: Mad Men Does It Their Way, and Fallon Oils Up and Nips Out

Our top moments of the week:

16. Worst Wordplay: It's always important to stand out, especially during your initial meeting, but for one Bachelorette contestant, it doesn't go over quite well. Introducing himself to Andi, Emil tries to offer a mnemonic device for ... read more

American Idol's Jena: I Still Don't Have a Prom Dress!

Jena Asciutto has had quite the senior year.

Although the 17-year-old Farmington Hills, Mich., student didn't take home the title of American Idol Wednesday night, she doesn't begrudge the victory to Caleb Johnson, someone she now considers one of her best friends. "I am so happy for Caleb," she told reporters Thursday. "He deserves it all. The production team said that they haven't seen a connection like the one between me and Caleb. It helped with the stress being taken down a couple notches [during competition]."
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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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