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American Idol to Receive 2016 Governors Award From TV Academy

The Television Academy has awarded American Idol with the 2016 Governors Award in recognition of its impact on the medium. American Idol wasnt just a hit show. With its successful integration of social media, dominance of the pop-culture conversation and legions of imitators, it changed television in a profound way, Governors Award Selection Committee Chair Michael Levine said in a statement. You could meaningfully divide the history of television into before American Idol and after American Idol.' ...Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/american-idol-to-receive-2016-governors-award-from-tv-academy/

American Idol Alum Jax Reveals She Has Thyroid Cancer

After noticing a drop in her energy and mood, the Season 14 third place finisher found a small lump on her throat and decided to have it biopsied.   Read More... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/kgwkMQRXrHg/

'American Idol's Jax reveals she's battling thyroid cancer

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com. Jaxleft everything she had on the American Idol stage each week when she competed on the shows fourteenth season, but for the last few months, the singer has been secretly battling cancer. In a new interview withMy Central Jersey......   Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/jkmaHsY7t1U/american-idol-jax-thyroid-cancer

'American Idol' Contestants React to Mariah Carey Calling Show "Abusive"

"She was always treated with respect and courtesy from the producers," said 'Idol' alum Lazaro Arbos. ...Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/K2rWe2Td8N8/american-idol-contestants-react-mariah-917854

Nigel Lythgoe Offers His Polite British Shade to Mariah After She Called American Idol Abusive

It's like he's reading your mind.   Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2016/08/nigel-lythgoe-responds-to-mariahs-idol-comments.html?mid=full-rss-vulture

Nigel Lythgoe Responds to Mariah Carey's Comment That 'Idol' Was "Abusive"

The ex-'American Idol' producer reacted to comments Carey made earlier on Wednesday.  Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/m8In6ChaB-w/mariah-carey-american-idol-abusive-producer-nigel-lythgoe-response-917162

Mariah Carey: American Idol Was the Most Abusive Experience

Mariah Carey is still hurting from her time on American Idol. It was the most abusive experience, the pop diva told reporters at the Television Critics Associations Summer press tour in Beverly Hills on Wednesday. Youve just driven me to drink, she added, directing her responseto the reporter who asked her about the show. Producers of her new E! docu-series, Mariahs World, had passed around flutes of champagne. Carey sipped from hers throughout her session.   Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/mariah-carey-american-idol-was-the-most-abusive-experience/

American Idol Alum John Stevens Fractures Skull After Getting Hit By Van

  American Idol alum John Stevens was hit by a van while jogging in Chelsea, Mass., last week. According to the Boston Globe , Stevens, who finished sixth on American Idol Season 3, was jogging with earbuds in when he was hit. He suffered a fractured skull, a broken arm and deafness in his right ear.   Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/news/american-idol-alum-john-stevens-got-hit-by-a-van/?rss=breakingnews

American Idol Sues Season 11 Champ Phillip Phillips For $6 Million

We doubt Phillip Phillips will be considering American Idol his Home for much longer.   Read More... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/cdY1tDd9nYk/

Former American Idol Host Brian Dunkleman Accused of Abuse by Estranged Wife

Former American Idol host Brian Dunkleman has been accused of abuse by his estranged wife in a recent filing by Kaleas lawyers petitioning for a legal separation. According to the filing obtained by People , Kalea Dunkleman accuses TV personalityof emotional and physical abuse in the documents, calling him a danger to their three-year-old son, Jackson. Following the couples separation, Dunkleman moved to New York and obtained an emergency order that granted him sole custody.  Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/former-american-idol-host-brian-dunkleman-accused-of-abuse-by-estranged-wife/
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