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‘American Idol’ Ratings Top Oprah’s Finale

Despite “The Oprah Winfrey Show” scoring its highest audience in 17 years with the show’s much-anticipated finale, “American Idol” stayed on top of the ratings with its finale Wednesday night.


American Idol" finalist Scotty McCreery performs at an outdoor concert for local fans at his homecoming celebration at Buffaloe Park on May 14, 2011 in Garner, North Carolina.  (credit: Steve Exum/Getty Images)

Scotty McCreery Crowned New ‘American Idol’

Scotty McCreery is the new “American Idol,” defeating fellow country crooner Lauren Alaina.


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Spoiler? Busy Signal-Measuring Website Predicts ‘Idol’ Champion

A website that’s correctly predicted the winner for each season of “American Idol” it’s covered by measuring busy signals for contestant hotlines has made its selection for Tuesday night’s finale. If you don’t want to read what may be a potential spoiler for Wednesday night’s results, then read no further.

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‘Idol’ Judges Back Lauren Alaina To Win Finale

If it was up to the judges, Lauren Alaina would be crowned the next “American Idol.” The show’s panel backed the chipper, 16-year-old songbird of Rossville, Ga., to win the grand prize after she faced off against Scotty McCreery in three performances on the Fox talent competition’s finale Tuesday.


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‘American Idol’ Creator Simon Fuller Gets Star On Walk Of Fame

“American Idol” creator Simon Fuller will receive the 2,441st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday, honoring a 30-year career that has included managing the careers of soccer star David Beckham and music’s most successful girl group, the Spice Girls.

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Los Angeles Teen Is Too “Big” For American Idol’s Front Row

A Riverside teen was told she was too big to sit in the front row during a taping of American Idol.



‘Rock Of Ages’ Set To Debut At Pantages Theatre

The Tony-nominated Broadway smash “Rock of Ages” is coming to the Pantages Theatre with a production as loud, flashy and unsubtle as the music and era it celebrates.

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Paula Abdul’s ‘Live To Dance’ Announces January Start

CBS announced today that “Live to Dance,” a dance competition series featuring former “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul as mentor, lead expert and an executive producer, will premiere Jan. 4.

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Paula Abdul attends the 2009 FOX Winter All-Star Party at My House on Jan. 13, 2009, in Los Angeles.  (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Judges, Host Named For Paula Abdul’s New Dance Show

CBS has announced the host and judges for Paula Abdul’s new talent competition series, “Live to Dance.”


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‘American Idol’ Vocal Coach To Host Class At House Of Blues

STUDIO CITY(CBS) — Debra Byrd, vocal coach and arranger for “American Idol,” visited KCAL 9 Friday to talk about her new master class series, STAR SCHOOL LIVE!, at House of Blues. Byrd’s classes offer tips for singers, musicians […]


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“Idol” Hopefuls Greet New Hosts J-Lo, Tyler

Thousands jam-packed The Forum in Inglewood for their crack at pop stardom and a sneak peek at the new hosts of “American Idol”.

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Kara DioGuardi Makes Her ‘Idol’ Swan Song

Kara DioGuardi is officially out at “American Idol.”

CBS Los Angeles–09/03/2010