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American Idol Season 15 Sneak Peek: J.Lo Stretches Her Judging Muscles

Jennifer Lopez is tired of sitting at the American Idol judges table emphasis on sitting. In this exclusive sneak-peek video at the Fox reality granddaddys 15th and final season, J.Lo lounges across the table as fellow panelists Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. respectively cozy up on the floor and in a corner. We also []

'American Idol' Final Season to Be Four Weeks Shorter Than Last

Ryan Seacrest kicked off a Dec. 8 taping of  American Idol  at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre with a joke. "I'll be performing a ballad by Adele," cracked the host and 15-year veteran of the Fox show as 50 hopefuls, their friends and family, and a trifecta of star judges settled in their seats. "I'm also available to DJ weddings, bar ­mitzvahs, parties. ..." Indeed, the busiest man in show business will be a little less busy come April when  Idol  sings its last note, anointing a winner four weeks earlier than in previous years, sources reveal to  Billboard .  Read More...

Ex-American Idol Judge Randy Jackson Among Notables On Streamups Advisory Board

Live-streaming startup Streamup is looking to excavate a space for itself within an emerging industry, and it has tapped a strong team of entertainment veterans to help accomplish that task. As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Streamup has created an advisory board whose members include longtime American Idol judge Randy Jackson , Endemol Shine North America co-CEO Charlie Corwin , and World of Wonder founder Fenton Bailey . Streamup will work with the members of its advisory board to develop enticing original programming that can be broadcast on its live-streaming platform. The startups strategy echoes those of fellow streaming apps like Periscope and Meerkat , which have used celebrity partnerships as central parts of their respective launch strategies.   Read More...

Simon Cowell Signs With WME Agency

Top reality star and producer Simon Cowell and his music, TV and film company Syco Entertainment have signed with WME . The agency will workon continuing to expand Syco's film, scripted and unscripted television departments as well as its music brands. For the past 14 years, since then-UK record executive Cowell made his U.S. debut as a judge on Foxs American Idol, he had been at CAA, which packaged and sold multiple unscripted series from Cowell including Americas Got T...   Read More...

American Idol Teaser Showcases Big Talent, Tear-Jerking Military Reunion (Video)

Few things are more American than the above teaser for American Idols farewell season. The Fox clip features an immensely talented 15-year-old singer-musician named Tristan, who blows away the judges with her vocals, and then touches their hearts with her story. Following Tristans audition, judge Harry Connick Jr. read aloud an inspiring email from Tristans mom, who is currently serving overseas in the military or is she?   Read More...

American Idol Promo: Is That Kanye West?!?

THIS... is about to be the final season ofAmerican Idol. With Fox having announced over the summer that its long-running music competition will sign off for good following its upcoming season, the network has now unveiled its first promo for the final season of American Idol. It takes us back through the years to some memorable auditions and some memorable judges (hi there, Simon Cowell!) and it's set, of course, to a Kelly Clarkson smash hit.   Read More...

American Idol Final Season Promo: Kanye West Crashes the Auditions

Now, werenot saying Kanye West is a gold digger but how else would you explain him agreeing to audition forAmerican Idol? Imma let the presidential hopeful finish, but first we should tell you that he appears for only a brief moment in this latest farewell season promo, alongside a montage of prior all-stars including William []

'American Idol' Will Bring Back Every Judge for Final Season, Ryan Seacrest Says

"I've spoken to all of them recently and we as a team have talked to them about coming back to do something for the final season."   Read More...

'American Idol' Final Season Shadowed by Phillip Phillips Legal Drama

An attempt to void the 'Idol' winner's deal, a poaching lawsuit from producers and an important hearing on Dec. 4.   Read More...

American Idol's Season 15 Poster Takes Us Back... Way Back

The poster for American Idols 15th and final season is revisiting the B.C. Before Clarkson era. Not only does the key art obtained exclusively by TVLine include franchise MVPs Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert, Jennifer Hudson and more, but it includes a clever nod to the iconic reality singing competitions earliest promo campaign. Indeed, []