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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... //

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...   //

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... //

'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... //

'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... //

American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery Cited for Trying to Carry Loaded Gun Through Airport

Be careful what you leave in your baggage. Scotty McCreery, American Idol Season 10 winner, recently learned that you shouldn't take a gun to an airport. The singer was cited last week for trying to carry a loaded gun through a passenger checkpoint at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. ...Read More... //

American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery Cited for Bringing Loaded Gun Through Airport Security

American Idol winner Scotty McCreery was cited for a misdemeanor violation last week when he tried to pass through airport security with a loaded gun. The News & Observer reports that McCreery was stopped by Transportation Security Administration agents at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina when the X-ray detected a loaded 9 mm Smith and Wesson handgun in his backpack.Investigators also found two boxes of ammo in the bag. The 23-year-old country singer, who has a permit to carry a concealed firearm, told police that he had been to a gun range prior to visiting the airport and had forgotten to remove the weapon from his bag.  ...Read More... //

How Ryan Seacrest Can Juggle Hosting American Idol in LA and Live in NYC

In a move that should be shocking to absolutely no one, ABC named Ryan Seacrest its American Idol host on Thursday. Seacrests busy schedule doesnt exactly offer a lot of flexibility especially when you consider that Idol tapes in Los Angeles and his new gig as co-host of Live With Kelly and Ryan is Monday-Friday in New York City. And then there is his daily syndicated radio show, On Air With Ryan Seacrest.   ...Read More...

Ryan Seacrest Returns To American Idol, ABC Confirms

Ryan Seacrest is confirmed to host ABCs resurrected American Idol . The announcement was made on todays Live with Kelly and Ryan. Seacrest hosted the franchise since its inception in 2002. ABC says hell continue to host Live with Kelly and Ryan from New York. Seacrest also hosts and executive produces ABC's annual live show,"Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest. Seacrest will also continue hosting and executive producing On Air with Ryan Seacrest, his  ...Read More... //

American Idol Alum Haley Reinhart Arrested on Battery Charge

Former American Idol contestant Haley Reinhart spent part of her weekend behind bars, after allegedly punching a bar employee in the head. A spokesman for the Palatine, Illinois, police department told TheWrap that Reinhart ( see booking photo below ), who placed third in the 10th season of the singing competition, was charged with battery. According to police, officers were called to the Lamplighter Inn at approximately 2 a.m. on Saturday on a report of unwanted subjects.  ...Read More... //