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American Idol Alum Lauren Alaina Opens Up About Bulimia Battle (VIDEO)

Lauren Alaina may not have won American Idol , but she has always won our hearts.   Read More... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/oZ14weiKufM/

Rickey Smith, American Idol Finalist, Killed in Car Crash (Report)

Rickey Smith, a Season 2 finalist on American Idol, died early Friday morning in a car crash just outside of Oklahoma City, TMZ reports. He was 36. According to KOCO 5 ,the crash occurred when a pickup truck traveling the wrong way on I-240 struck Smiths Honda Accord shortly after 3 a.m. Friday. Smith died in the crash. The driver of the pickup truck, 27-year-old Gerardo Cerda Jr., was hospitalized. Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers detected the smell of alcohol on Cerda, KOCO reports. A spokesman for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol told TheWrap that officers are consulting with the district attorney to determine what kind of charges might be filed.   Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/rickey-smith-american-idol-finalist-killed-in-car-crash/

American Idol Parent Core Media Group Said To File For Chapter 11 Protection

Core Media Group , the company behind American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance , has reportedly filed for Chapter 11 protection in Manhattan. Core was part of the joint venture which also combined Shine and Endemol to create Endemol Shine Group . However, Core continued to operate as a separate company with its own capital structure and was never integrated. Core is also the parent of 19 Entertainment and Sharp Entertainment.   Read More... http://deadline.com/2016/04/american-idol-core-media-group-files-bankruptcy-chapter-11-1201745771/

Scotty McCreery Talks American Idol Legacy & Whats Next Exclusive

The lights have officially dimmed on the American Idol stage (for now), but its legacy will live on through the horde of uber-talented contestants it produced like Scotty McCreery.   Read More... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/qm4mnz2_PB4/

Kelly Clarkson Welcomes Son with Husband Brandon Blackstock - People.com

And baby makes four! Kelly Clarkson and husband Brandon Blackstock welcomed their second child, a son, on Tuesday, April 12, the singer announced Thursday via Twitter. "Our little baby boy has arrived!! Remington Alexander Blackstock was born 4/12/16 & he is healthy & we couldn’t be happier or more in love!" Clarkson, 33, wrote. Read the full article at People.com .

American Idol Winner Trent Harmon on Surviving Mono, Pulling Faces, Going Country and Scaling 'Chandelier'

Trent Harmon has one regret about being the final winner of American Idol: He wont get the opportunity to return to the show next season as a cool, conquering hero looked up to by a new crop of contestants. On the flip side, though, the Mississippi farm boy says hes able to look back with [] http://tvline.com/2016/04/12/trent-harmon-american-idol-winner-video-interview-chandelier-country-album/

'American Idol' Feud: Is Carrie Underwood Mad At Kelly Clarkson?

An American Idol feud has reportedly been brewing between Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson. The Idol winners were both a part of the show's series finale last Thursday, but sources say that Unde...   Read More... http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2016/04/12/american-idol-feud-is-carrie-underwood?ref_src=news_rss

'American Idol' Runner-Up Says She Doesn't 'Agree' With LGBT 'Lifestyle'

"American Idol" runner-up La'Porsha Renae has angered fans after declaring that she "doesn't agree" with the LGBT "lifestyle" in a recent interview. The 22-year-old singer, who lost to Trent Harmon on the final season of "Idol," was asked for her thoughts on Mississippi's controversial House Bill 1523 , which allows people with faith-based objections to deny wedding services to same-sex couples, in an April 8 conference call with reporters. The "Religious Liberty" bill, which Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law on April 5,also permits employers to cite their religious convictions when determining workplace policies on dress code and restroom access.   Read More...         http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/c/35496/f/677094/s/4edea144/sc/7/l/0L0Shuffingtonpost0N0C20A160C0A40C110Claporsha0Erenae0Egay0Ecomments0In0I9661640A0Bhtml0Dutm0Ihp0Iref0Ftv0Gir0FTV/story01.htm

American Idol Winner Trent Harmon Has "Country Soul"

  Trent Harmon emerged as a favorite in the 15th and final season of American Idol during Hollywood Week's group round. He sang solo on doctor's orders, because he was sick with mono . The fact that he was not only able to power through a debilitating illness but sing beautifully showed that he had the ... ...  Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/news/american-idol-winner-trent-harmon-has-country-soul/?rss=breakingnews

Simon Cowell Makes Appearance On 'American Idol' Finale

Simon Cowell was a staple on American Idol when the show first started in 2002 and he was one of the best judges that the competition show has ever seen. With the show's live series finale airing o... ...  Read More... http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2016/04/09/simon-cowell-makes-appearance-on-ameri?ref_src=news_rss
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