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Mariah Carey Calls ‘American Idol’ ‘The Worst Experience of My Life’

For many people, getting a divorce is a pretty traumatic experience. But to hear Mariah Carey tell it, it doesn’t compare to sitting at a table, listening to pop star hopefuls with varying degrees of skill sing […]

05/29/2015

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‘American Idol’ Cancelled, Will End Next Year After 15th Season

There will be no more golden tickets.

05/11/2015

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How Phillip Phillips’ Lawsuit Will Expose and Change ‘American Idol’

American Idol likes to say they help make dreams come true, but according to Phillip Phillips, winning the show can be a real nightmare. But his suit could lead to real change for reality competitions.

01/28/2015

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Phillip Phillips Files Suit Against ‘American Idol’ Producers Who ‘Manipulated’ Him

Phillips filed a complaint with the California Labor Commissioner claiming 19 Entertainment, the producers behind American Idol, violated the state’s Talent Agencies Act.

01/27/2015

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Dave Grohl Rags on ‘American Idol,’ Defends Bob Dylan on ’60 Minutes’

You might know Dave Grohl as the frontman of the Foo Fighters, but according to the former drummer, he’s just a dad who spends a lot of time shuttling his kids around in a mini-van. And when he’s not busy doing that, he plays a little music.

10/27/2014

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Watch KISS Perform With ‘American Idol’ Winner Caleb Johnson

By Nadia Noir From Day Uno,  baby rocker Caleb Johnson was seen as the top contender for the winner of American Idol Season 3. Looking like the progeny of Meatloaf, Johnson was the hard rocker […]

05/22/2014

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KISS To Rock Out On ‘American Idol’ Season Finale

By Nadia Noir When all but one contestant on the Season 13 finale of American Idol gets the final kiss-off this week, KISS will be there to rock them off the stage. The iconic hard […]

05/19/2014

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Brian May On ‘The Voice': ‘Dull, Dumb, Depressing’

You may be a fan of NBC’s reality TV competition, The Voice, but Queen guitarist Brian May certainly isn’t. He recently spoke out against the British version of the show, which features judges Jesse J, […]

05/24/2013

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“American Idol”: Top 7 Take On Classic Rock Songs

The “American Idol” top seven put their own spin on classic rock songs during Wednesday night’s episode, with varying degrees of success. First up was Burnell Taylor, who sang Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a […]

04/05/2013

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Jukebox Jury: Does Judging ‘Idol’ or ‘The Voice’ Help or Hurt Artists’ Careers?

Welcome to Jukebox Jury, our new music debate show where experts face off and a jury of fans decides the winner. THE CASE: Last week, American Idol returned with a whimper instead of the bang […]

01/22/2013

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