American Idol

  • 'Idol' judges Lopez, Urban and Connick to return for next season June 24, 2014

    Reuters: The high-profile judges of Fox's reality singing competition "American Idol," Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr., will all return for the show's 14th season along with host Ryan Seacrest, the network said on Monday. Pop singer Lopez will take the seat for the fourth time while country music...
  • Caleb Johnson beats Jena Irene, wins 'American Idol' season 13 May 22, 2014

    Los Angeles: Big-voiced rocker Caleb Johnson is the season 13 "American Idol," winning the title over teenage pop singer Jena Irene. "This is crazy," Johnson said after host Ryan Seacrest announced the TV audience's decision on Wednesday's season finale of the Fox contest. Johnson, 23, of Asheville, North Carolina, and Irene, 17,...
  • 'American Idol' runner-up Clay Aiken has edge in US Congress race May 8, 2014

    Reuters: "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken held a narrow lead on Wednesday in his bid to become the Democratic nominee for a North Carolina congressional seat but could face a recount with a challenger who trails by fewer than 400 votes. Aiken won 40.83 percent of the vote in the 2nd...
  • Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox win Glaad Media Awards April 14, 2014

    Los Angeles: Jennifer Lopez has added a couple of more trophies to her block. The pop star and "American Idol" judge was honored Saturday night at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards with the Vanguard Award, which lauds efforts to increase visibility and understanding of the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender...
  • Nicole Kidman keeps the family together: Keith Urban April 7, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer Keith Urban credits his actress wife Nicole Kidman for keeping him organised. The 'Somebody Like You' hitmaker talked about Nicole, 46, at a Music award ceremony held at Las Vegas yesterday, reported People Magazine. "I always give props to Nic. Because we travel so much as a family,...
  • Nicki Minaj's former stylist seeks $30 million in wig dispute February 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A celebrity hair stylist has accused rapper and former 'American Idol' judge Nicki Minaj of stealing his designs for the colorful wigs that helped boost her career, according to a federal lawsuit filed on Friday seeking $30 million in compensation. Terrence Davidson, whose celebrity clients include singers Patti LaBelle...
  • Jennifer Lopez's new video 'Same Girl' to premiere on 'American Idol'? January 3, 2014

    New York: The video of pop star-actress Jennifer Lopez's new single 'Same Girl' will reportedly premiere on January 16 on singing reality show 'American Idol'. Aceshowbiz.com reports that an undisclosed person, who worked with Lopez on the video, gave out the release date on microblogging Twitter by posting: "New Video 'Same...
  • Virgin America's sassy safety video is branding at its best October 31, 2013

    New Delhi: There is no denying the fact that airlines use multiple gimmicks to help customers pay attention to their safety instructions. But roping in a nun and using robot rap and contortionists to jazz up a pre-flight safety video does sound a bit hilarious, right? To have an edge...
  • Returning to 'American Idol' was a difficult decision: Jennifer Lopez October 5, 2013

    London: Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez says her decision to go back to singing talent hunt 'American Idol' was quite difficult for her. The 44-year-old singer is making a comeback to the show's 13th season after a gap of one year, reported Digital Spy. "It was actually a difficult decision because I...
  • Is Jennifer Lopez returning as judge on American Idol? August 17, 2013

    Los Angeles: Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend Casper Smart has accidentally revealed that the singer is heading back to the judging panel of 'American Idol'. There have been speculations about her return on the Fox reality show's 13th season but a formal announcement is awaited, reported E! News. When asked whether she...
  • Jennifer Lopez to return as 'American Idol' judge? August 3, 2013

    Los Angeles: Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez is reportedly set to return as a judge for the forthcoming season of singing reality show 'American Idol'. The 44-year-old, who was a part of the 2011 season, is now in negotiations for a spot in the show's 13th edition. She was not a part of...
  • Emmy Awards 2013: The complete list of nominations July 18, 2013

    The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the Primetime Emmy nominations on Thursday. Here is the complete list of nominees: Lead Actor in a Drama Series Hugh Bonneville, 'Downton Abbey' Bryan Cranston, 'Breaking Bad' Jeff Daniels, 'The Newsroom' Jon Hamm, 'Mad Men' Kevin Spacey, 'House of Cards' Damian Lewis, 'Homeland' Lead Actress in a Drama Series Connie Britton, 'Nashville' Claire...
  • 'American Idol' was a learning experience for Nicki Minaj July 6, 2013

    Los Angeles: Singer Nicki Minaj, who judged singing reality show 'American Idol', says being a part of it was a wonderful learning experience. "My experience was great! It was a blessing. I had a wonderful time and I learned a lot about myself; I learned a lot about the world's perception...
  • Jennifer Lopez not sure about 'American Idol' return June 12, 2013

    Los Angeles: Singer Jennifer Lopez is "open" to reprise her role of a judge on 'American Idol' this autumn, but isn't sure what has been decided. The 43-year-old refused to spill the beans as to whether she has been approached to be part of the FOX show's judging panel, reports contactmusic.com. Speaking...
  • Nicky Minaj, Mariah Carey quit 'American Idol' May 31, 2013

    Los Angeles: Singers Nicky Minaj and Mariah Carey have quit as judges of TV show 'American Idol'. Carey, 43, has quit the show in order to undertake a world tour following the success of her latest single 'Beautiful' and Minaj, 30, also wants to focus on her music and confirmed her...
  • Barack Obama explains lipstick mark on his collar May 29, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama joked about a lipstick stain on his collar during a White House event, saying that he is explaining the red mark on his shirt to avoid trouble with the First Lady. Obama was speaking during a reception he had hosted for the Asian American Pacific...
  • Randy Jackson set to leave 'American Idol' May 10, 2013

    Los Angeles: Randy Jackson, the lone remaining original 'American Idol' judge, won't be returning to the Fox talent competition next season. 'Idol' host Ryan Seacrest only hinted at Jackson's impending departure at the beginning of Thursday's elimination episode. "A little later on, we'll be revealing who's leaving our show," joked Seacrest as...
  • Mariah Carey to quit 'American Idol' season 12? May 7, 2013

    Los Angeles: Singer-songwriter Mariah Carey reportedly wants to quit the ongoing season of the reality music show 'American Idol' because of her feud with singer Nicki Minaj. "Mariah doesn't want to come back. Nicki is really disrespecting her, and she's tired of trying to bite her tongue all the time," contactmusic.com...
  • Jennifer Lopez to perform on 'American Idol' finale May 2, 2013

    Los Angeles: Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez is reportedly roped in as one of the performers on the two-part finale of popular reality show 'American Idol'. The 43-year-old has earlier been on the judging panel along with Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson in the eleventh season of the singing competition. She will...
  • 'American Idol' contestants are family to me: Nicki Minaj April 14, 2013

    Los Angeles: Singer Nicki Minaj, who has been blasted for making harsh comments on 'American Idol' contestants, says she cares for them and that her remarks are usually misinterpreted. "I know that sometimes when I speak in a really blunt way like I do, people take that as me not loving...
  • I'm a spectacular judge on 'American Idol': Nicki Minaj April 1, 2013

    Los Angeles: Rapper Nicki Minaj feels she is spectacular as a judge on 'American Idol'. Minaj, 30, who is judging the singing reality show along with Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey and Keith Urban, said she never has a worst moment on the show, reported Radar online. "My best and worst...
  • Faced no racism, says desi 'American Idol' contestant March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Turbanator' Gurpreet Singh Sarin seems to be luckier than Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty. The young man of Indian origin, who made it to the top 40 on the 'American Idol' reality show, says he didn't face any racial discrimination on his journey to achieving a fusion of Indian...
  • 'American Idol' returns with new judges onboard January 16, 2013

    Los Angeles: 'American Idol' is facing a 36 million-plus question: Will that combined paycheck lavished on superstar judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban pay off in ratings? The newcomers have their work cut out for them whether they earn it with colorful feuding - ladies, you know who we're...
  • Nicki Minaj feared being famous after 'American Idol' January 5, 2013

    Los Angeles: Singer Nicki Minaj says she was afraid that joining 'American Idol' as a judge would make her too famous but did it anyways. The 30-year-old singer even discussed the issue with her family and mentors before signing the deal with 'American Idol' bosses. "(Before joining) I had a lot...
  • Mariah Carey: No feuding with Minaj on 'Idol' yet September 18, 2012

    New York: Mariah Carey says there's no feud between her and fellow new 'American Idol' judge Nicki Minaj at the moment. Judges Carey, Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson and host Ryan Seacrest attended a press conference in New York on Monday after auditioning singers for the Fox music reality...
  • Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban named new 'Idol' judges September 17, 2012

    New York: The American Idol judges' panel is now complete with the naming of singer-rapper Nicki Minaj and country crooner Keith Urban. The Fox network officially tapped the pair with an announcement Sunday, confirming rumours surrounding them both just hours before the first round of auditions for next season was...
  • Mariah Carey confirmed to join 'American Idol' July 24, 2012

    New York: Pop diva Mariah Carey has replaced Jennifer Lopez as a judge on the upcoming season of the 'American Idol'. The 42-year-old singer has joined the panel of the reality show following the departures of Steven Tyler and Lopez, reported New York Daily News. Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly confirmed...
  • 'American Idol' finale gets record low TV audience June 1, 2012

    The 'American Idol' finale brought in the lowest TV audience of its 11-year history with just 21.5 million Americans tuning in to watch indie singer Phillip Phillips clinch the title, according to ratings data on Thursday. The singing contest, once a TV industry juggernaut for Fox which attracted more than 30...
  • Phillip Phillips crowned 'American Idol' May 24, 2012

    Los Angeles: Indie artist Phillip Phillips won 'American Idol' on Wednesday, becoming the fifth male singer in a row to take the title and a guaranteed recording contract. The 21-year-old guitar player from Georgia, who brought an indie vibe to the top-rated TV contest, beat ballad singer Jessica Sanchez, 16, of...
  • Judges, not contestants get the cash on TV shows May 18, 2012

    Los Angeles: Time was when TV talent shows set out to turn wannabes into stars. These days? Not so much. It's the celebrity judges who are raking in the cash and using TV contests not only as a way to re-launch a fading career, but to further boost a thriving...