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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/

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
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