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14 Highest Selling American Idol Alumni of All Time (Photos)

American Idol returns on March 11, and we couldnt be more excited. Thats because its the rare reality show that has actually produced some bona fide pop stars, hit makers and even an Oscar winner. Whoever wins Idol will already have a tough road getting there, climbing this ladder of the highest Idol alumni in album sales is another story.   ...Read More... https://www.thewrap.com/9-highest-earning-american-idol-alumni-photos/

3 Things American Idol Should Do to Ensure Success

  American Idol returns Sunday on ABC, less than two years after it ended its original run on Fox. New judges Katy Perry , Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan and old host Ryan Seacrest are on the same journey to find a musical superstar, but they're bringing Idol back into a very different television and   ...Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/news/american-idol-abc-wishlist/?rss=breakingnews

How American Idol Found the Perfect "Recipe" of Judges

This...is...American Idol...again. ABC's reboot of the beloved reality singing competition returns this Sunday, with Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie sitting at the...   ...Read More... http://www.eonline.com/news/919652/how-american-idol-found-the-perfect-recipe-of-judges?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-tvnews&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_tvnews

ABC's 'American Idol' Producers Defend High Costs, Ryan Seacrest

TV's former 'Death Star' gets Disney's playbook and surprisingly strong ad sales as it returns for a reboot with its venerable host facing a harassment claim. "I've known Ryan now for almost 16 years. I stand by him," said Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO of the show's producer, FremantleMedia.  ...Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/mqWhtWTZHs8/american-idol-economics-loss-leader-smart-synergy-1092251

Some American Idol stars fared way better than others

When American Idol returns to your living room Sunday at 8 p.m. on ABC, the hunt will be on for the next Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood. But its not necessarily the win that leads to success. Some of the brightest careers have gone to those who couldnt quite cross the finish line, such as... ...Read More... https://nypost.com/2018/03/08/some-american-idol-stars-fared-way-better-than-others/

American Idol Stage Manager Defends Ryan Seacrest, Calls BS on Accusations

When Ryan Seacrest was accused of sexual abuse by a wardrobe stylist who worked with him at E! News, longtime American Idol stage manager Debbie Williams had an immediate reaction: I call BS on this whole thing. Williams worked closely with Seacrest for 15 years as the lead stage manager on Idol. She reached out to TheWrap after reading Suzie Hardys accusations that Seacrest pursued her, repeatedly embraced her while clad only in his underwear, and grabbed her crotch on more than one occasion. She said the sexual misconduct took place between 2007 and 2013. On Sunday, some stars on the Oscars red carpet shunned E! News and Seacrest, who denies the accusations.  ...Read More... https://www.thewrap.com/american-idol-ryan-seacrest-stage-manager-debbie-williams-defends-calls-bs/

American Idol Alum Haley Reinhart Found Guilty in Battery Case

American Idol alum Haley Reinhart, who was arrested last July on a battery charge after allegedly punching a bouncer during an altercation at a Palatine, Illinois, bar, has been found guilty in the case, the Chicago Tribune reports. Reinhart, who placed third in the 10th season of the singing competition, was ordered to pay approximately $650 in fines and court costs. If the singer doesnt run afoul of the law in the next two years, the conviction will be struck from the record. The singer testified during Mondays trial. However, Judge James Karahalos found her testimony evasive, argumentative and sometimes implausible, according to the Tribune.   ...Read More... https://www.thewrap.com/american-idol-alum-haley-reinhart-found-guilty-in-battery-case/

Former American Idol Contestant and NBA Player Husband Dead

  Former American Idol contestant Leah LaBelle Vladowski and her NBA player husband Rasual Butler were killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Los Angeles. The crash reportedly happened in the early hours of the morning in Studio City after Butler lost control of the vehicle, causing it to overturn  ...Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/news/american-idol-leah-labelle-vladowski-rasual-butler-dead/?rss=breakingnews

Inside 'American Idol's' First Hollywood Week for ABC

The singing competition is set to return in March.   ...Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/ARO7lHrlCl4/inside-american-idols-first-hollywood-week-abc-1078420

American Idol reboot abandons best part of the show

Swaying awkwardly, in an Alfalfa-chic hairdo and patterned, button-down shirt, William Hung stood before the judges on American Idol and destroyed Ricky Martins She Bangs. Absolutely killed it. That was musical murder, Simon Cowell told him. Hungs straight-faced reply? I have no professional training in singing. You dont say. Nonsingers making a go of it...   ...Read More... https://nypost.com/2018/01/09/american-idol-reboot-abandons-best-part-of-the-show/