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Katie Stevens Sheds Her 'American Idol' Past With Freeform's 'The Bold Type'

The standout star of Freeform's summer drama talks with THR about paying her dues selling cupcakes and pushing beyond the 'American Idol' stigma.   ...Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/l7cDTMZgdEs/katie-stevens-sheds-her-american-idol-past-freeforms-bold-type-1033611

American Idol auditions cancelled in Texas due to Harvey

American Idol has canceled auditions in Houston and San Antonio in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. ABCs rebooted singing competition hosted by Ryan Seacrest was scheduled to hold auditions in Houston on Sept. 2 and in San Antonio two days later, but eliminated these after the Category 4 storm wreaked havoc, causing catastrophic...   ...Read More... //nypost.com/2017/08/29/american-idol-auditions-cancelled-in-texas-due-to-harvey/

'American Idol' Bosses Fear Katy Perry Will Be 'Total Dud' After Bad-Hosting at VMAs

As the 'Bon Appetit' singer's hosting gig at the MTV event didn't go too well, 'they are freaking out that they hired someone who is terrible on live television.'  ...Read More... //www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00113344.html

Is Gwen Stefani Leaving 'The Voice' for 'American Idol'?

Since the 'Sweet Escape' singer won't be back for the upcoming season 13 of the NBC show, people are wondering if she is considering to serve as a judge on 'American Idol'.   ...Read More... //www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00113234.html

Adam Lambert Says He'd Love to Be Judge on 'American Idol' Revival

In related news, David Hasselhoff is being considered to be one of the judges on the show, joining other frontrunners such as Lionel Richie, Charlie Puth, Luke Bryan and Keith Urban.   ...Read More... //www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00113046.html

Running Out of Time! 'American Idol' Struggling to Assemble Its Judges

New report suggests that the issue lies on Lionel Richie as his team asks for around $10 million, which doubles the initial price ABC offers.   ...Read More... //www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00112906.html

Fox Says Bringing Back American Idol Would Have Been "Fraudulent" to Viewers

American Idol is coming back... but not on Fox. The singing competition helped put Fox on the map and reshape reality television when it came to the United States in 2002, but after eroding ratings and increasing production costs, Fox and American Idol parted ways in 2016.  ...Read More...   //www.tvguide.com/news/fox-american-idol-abc-fraudulent/?rss=breakingnews

ABC Defends Katy Perry's High Salary as 'American Idol' Judge: 'We Hit Jackpot With Katy'

'This is a business. We need to make sure we make the right decision so the show can be financially viable,' ABC Entertainment chief Channing Dungey said at the TCA summer press tour. ...Read More... //www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00112446.html

'American Idol' Producer Defends Revival Salaries, New ABC Home

"The show is not more expensive than its competitors," says FremantleMedia Group CEO Cecile Frot-Coutaz as she discusses the tough Ryan Seacrest deal and why Katy Perry is worth $25 million.   ...Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/8JqtAph5acQ/american-idol-producer-defends-revival-salaries-new-abc-home-1025604

'American Idol': Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, Charlie Puth in the Mix for Judges' Panel

Formal negotiations have not begun as ABC and producers Fremantle and Core Media start to narrow the field.  ...Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/AmSDWG-zDcw/american-idol-lionel-richie-luke-bryan-charle-puth-mix-judges-panel-1024570