American Idol

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Fox Announces Premiere Dates for Glee's Goodbye, The Following's Return

Glee

It's officially the beginning of the end for Glee.

Fox announced Thursday that the sixth and final season of the Fox musical comedy will kick off with a two-hour premiere on Friday, Jan. 9 at 8/7c. The show will move to its new timeslot on Fridays at 9/8c the following week and wrap its run with a two-hour series finale on... read more

Fox Announces Winter Premiere Dates for American Idol, Empire

Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr.

Get out your calendars! Fox has announced winter premiere dates for both American Idol and its newest drama Empire.

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Randy Jackson Is Leaving American Idol

Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson is saying, "Later, dog" to American Idol after 13 seasons on the singing competition show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jackson will not return in any capacity for Season 14.

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American Idol Alum Joanne Borgella Dies at 32

Joanne Borgella

Joanne Borgella, who was a contestant on Season 7 of American Idol, died Saturday after a long battle with endometrial cancer, according to a post on her Facebook page.

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Jason Aldean Engaged to American Idol Alum Brittany Kerr

Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr's complicated courtship is getting a happy ending.

The duo are engaged after Aldean popped the question to Kerr at the San Diego Zoo on Tuesday, People reports.

The 13 stars who dated their friend's ex

The country rocker, 37, and the American Idol alum, 26, were first linked back in 2012 when photos surfaced of... read more

Carrie Underwood, Mike Fisher Expecting First Child

Carrie Underwood, Mike Fisher

Carrie Underwood and her husband, Nashville Predators player Mike Fisher, are about to be proud parents.

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

Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and Johnny Galecki

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

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

Josh Gracin

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

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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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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