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Branden, a pop culture junky, has covered entertainment for newspapers and magazines for the past 10 years. He thinks of “American Idol” like one might think of a skeezy uncle. He loves it but never trusts it. Join Branden on Google+.

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American Idol Season 13: JLo Thrilled To Be Back On Judge’s Panel

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Jennifer Lopez is set to return to American Idol for a third time after previously sitting on the judges panel during seasons 10 and 11. And she couldn’t be happier. “I love this show and I am glad to be back, Lopez said in a statement. “Last year I went [...]




American Idol Season 13: Randy Jackson Goes From Judge To Mentor

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Randy Jackson is proving to have nine lives when it comes to American Idol. Yes, the Dawg is back. Only this time he will not be a judge, but he will serve as the official American Idol 2014 mentor. There’s not been an actual confirmation, but most people are presuming [...]




American Idol 2014: Harry Connick Jr ‘Excited’ To Be New Judge

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One of American Idol’s favorite mentors is now an official judge. As we announced yesterday, Harry Connick Jr. has joined the American Idol 2014 judging panel along with returning judges Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez. Harry was a fan-favorite mentor in the past and each time he appeared on the [...]




American Idol Confirms ‘Dream Team’ Judging Panel

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After months of rumors and speculation, American Idol producers have confirmed what they’re calling a “dream team” judging panel. It’s official that Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. will be judging American Idol 2014. “American Idol has always been about discovering the next singing superstar, and next season our [...]




American Idol 2014 Judges’ Search Update

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It’s starting to sound like we’ll soon know the American Idol Season 13 judges, according to show host Ryan Seacrest. “I’ve been involved in the conversations that have been going on,” Ryan said. “But we have not yet confirmed who will be on the panel. It will be confirmed soon.” [...]




American Idol 2014 Auditions Under Way

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The American Idol 2014 judges might still be in flux, but that hasn’t stopped the initial auditions from getting under way. American Idol has made several audition stops for Season 13 already, most recently in Detroit, Michigan. “It’s an opportunity and you have to take it,” said auditioner Sierra Branch [...]




Ruben Studdard Will Compete On The Biggest Loser

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It looks like Ruben Studdard’s reality TV days aren’t over just yet. The American Idol Season 2 champion has signed on to compete on the fifteenth season of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” in the fall. “I’ve never had an issue with my weight,” Studdard has said. “[But] my family has [...]




American Idol Looks To MTV For New Producers

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American Idol is ready to fight for the return of their fan base and top ratings and that shows now more than ever with the addition of MTV Music Award Producers to the team. The Wrap has reported that Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager are close to joining Pers Blankens as [...]




American Idol Twitter Roundup: Kelly Clarkson, Candice Glover And Adam Lambert

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It’s been a slow news week for American Idol unless you count reports on won’t be an American Idol judge. Which I do not. So it’s time to check out Twitter for any bits of information or news from our American Idol Alum. Kelly Clarkson Confirms She Will Not Judge [...]




Ryan Seacrest on American Idol: ‘I Love Doing It’

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We might not know who the next American Idol judges will be or if it will include Keith Urban, but we do know one thing. Ryan Seacrest is a go. And if he has it his way, he’ll be there until American Idol’s very last day. Yes, Ryan tells Access [...]






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