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American Idols Lauren Alaina talks Eating Disorder, Dads Alcoholism in New Music

When we first met  Lauren Alaina  on  American Idol   Season 10, she was just a fresh-faced, bubbly teen from Georgia. In the six years since then, the country singer has grown into a strong, accomplished young woman — but not before going through some difficult things along the way. ...Read More... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/n1gZuFTsz0E/

American Idol Alum Bo Bice Vents About Hateful, Racist Comments After White Boy Incident: Wake Up America!

Bo Bice has received an apology after being referred to as a white boy at a Popeyes restaurant in Atlanta but the American Idol alum isnt done venting about the racial situation in America, or about the defamatory hateful language he says people have been subjected to on his Facebook page since the incident came to light. In a lengthy Facebook post published Wednesday, Bice blasted the hateful, racist comments that have been left on his social media accounts and cautioned, Wake up America! ...Read More... //www.thewrap.com/american-idol-alum-bo-bice-vents-about-hateful-racist-comments-after-white-boy-incident-wake-up-america/

American Idol Runner-up Bo Bice Is Feuding With Popeyes Over a Racial Comment, Because 2017 Is Coming in Hot

The franchise's parent company has apologized.   ...Read More... //www.vulture.com/2017/01/american-idols-bo-bice-is-feuding-with-popeyes.html?mid=full-rss-vulture

American Idol Alum Bo Bice Threatens Legal Action After Being Called White Boy

Bo Bice is threatening to set his lawyers on the Popeyes fast foodchain, after he says he was referred to as a white boy by a restaurant employee. In a Facebook post Monday, Bice a runner-up in Season 4 of American Idol wrote, All I wanted was an apology Now, Popeyess [sic] will be hearing from my attorney. In an interview with Atlantas Fox 5 published Tuesday, Bice said that he was subjected to the racially-charged language at a Popeyes on Friday at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. ...Read More... //www.thewrap.com/p1422358/

American Idol Alum Sues, Says His Eardrum Was Partially Removed During Mishap

American Idol is getting an earful from alum Michael Simeon Smith. Smith filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, claiming that part of his eardrum was pulled out while preparing to perform on the singing competition. In the suit, filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Smith claims that he entered into a contestant agreement with the show in December 2014.   ...Read More... //www.thewrap.com/american-idol-lawsuit-eardrum-removed/

American Idol Finalist Arrested in Drug Sweep

Curtis C.J. Harris is probably singing the blues right now. The American Idol finalist was arrested Thursday in Alabama as part of a drug sweep. Harris. 25, was charged with three counts of distribution of a controlled substance. Hes accused of selling oxycodone, Xanax and marijuana.  Read More... //www.thewrap.com/american-idol-finalist-arrested-in-drug-sweep/

Ryan Seacrest & Adriana Lima Are Dating, Pair Enjoy Romantic Date in NYC

Well, we certainly didn’t see this coming! Ryan Seacrest  and Adriana Lima are dating and were recently spotted out on a dinner date in New York City.  Read More... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/RxsX2DhjWIM/

Simon Fuller Just Kidding Probably About American Idol Return At Creative Emmys

Is American Idol returning in 2018? No, or at least, Fox is definitely not planning a revival any time soon. However, that didnt stop creator Simon Fuller from kidding around maybe with a side of faking it until youre making it about the shows return while accepting the Television Academys Governos Award bestowed on American Idol tonight during the Creative Arts Emmys. "Thank you for bringing the show back in 2018," Fuller said onstage, addressing his comment to   ....Read More... //deadline.com/2016/09/at-creative-emmys-simon-fuller-jokes-about-american-idol-return-1201817605/

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... //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... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/kgwkMQRXrHg/