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'American Idol': Phil Phillips' Rough Night

Posted 05.03.2012 | TV

After a lackluster performance, could "American Idol" ladies man Phil Phillips be going home? The top five performed twice each on a dual '60s and Bri...

Randy Jackson Picks His 'American Idol' Final 4

Posted 04.23.2012 | TV

Last Thursday, "American Idol" fan-favorite Colton Dixon was voted off the Fox talent show as it winnowed its remaining contestants down to 6. "Idol" ...

'American Idol' Recap: The Top 7 (Again) Perform Songs From Now And Then

Laura Prudom | Posted 06.18.2012 | Home
Laura Prudom

Colton Dixon had one of his weakest weeks to date, and while Jessica Sanchez was once again in top form, is that enough to bring the voters back to her after last week's surprising results?

'American Idol' Recap: The Top 8 Perform Songs From The '80s

Laura Prudom | Posted 06.05.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet's duet of "I Knew You Were Waiting For Me" was undoubtedly the standout performance of the night, and a vocal masterclass from beginning to end. it was a joy to watch.

WHAT YOU CAN DO: Spring Doesn't Mean Baseball Games And Vacations For All Kids

Randy Jackson | Posted 05.30.2012 | Impact
Randy Jackson

It is up to each of us to raise awareness of the fact that almost 25 percent of our children live in poverty and each of us must hold our leaders accountable to ensuring a fair start for every kid in America.

Does Gayle King Have A Doppelganger?

Posted 03.17.2012 | Media

"CBS This Morning" host Gayle King was reportedly mistaken for "Good Morning America" host Robin Roberts on Friday when she was walking through LaGuar...

'American Idol' Recap: Top 10 Revealed!

Laura Prudom | Posted 05.15.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

Joining Shannon Magrane in the bottom three were Erika Van Pelt and Elise Testone, because a pretty male face is apparently far more important than vocal range or stage presence.

'American Idol' Recap: Whose Whitney Houston Stole The Show?

Laura Prudom | Posted 05.08.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

Jessica is undoubtedly the one to beat in the competition, and if one of the whiny boys beats her, there really is no justice in the world.

Katharine McPhee Pays Tribute To Whitney Houston

Posted 02.13.2012 | TV

Whitney Houston was fondly remembered on "Live! With Kelly" (weekdays on ABC) by "Smash" star Katharine McPhee. McPhee, who performed Houston's "I ...

'American Idol' Recap: The 5 Most Memorable Auditions From St. Louis

Laura Prudom | Posted 04.03.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

I haven't been overly impressed with many of the auditionees this season, but the singers in St. Louis were generally cute, commercial and easy to listen to ... Missouri might be the state to beat.

Randy Jackson's Oscar Predictions Revealed

Posted 02.01.2012 | Entertainment

What would the 'American Idol" judge Randy Jackson do if a felt-covered contestant rolled up on him and his colleagues Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez...

Fighting Childhood Poverty: A Role for Everyone

Randy Jackson | Posted 09.25.2012 | Impact
Randy Jackson

In a country as wealthy as ours, why do we allow childhood poverty? How can we expect all our kids to succeed when almost a quarter of our kids don't have the basic tools of life, like books to read and food that helps them growth strong and healthy?

'American Idol' Recap: The 5 Most Memorable Auditions From Houston

Laura Prudom | Posted 03.27.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

Ramiro was born without ears, prompting doctors to predict that he would never be able to hear or speak. Thankfully, he's able to do both, as well as sing ... Compared to some of the duds we've been subjected to this week, he could be a Grammy winner.

'American Idol' Recap: The 5 Most Memorable Auditions from Aspen, CO

Laura Prudom | Posted 03.26.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

Possibly the most bizarre (and transparently fake) audition so far, "Magic Cyclops" was certainly memorable for trying to be memorable, affecting a terrible British accent while insisting that he was from Davenport, Iowa.

'American Idol' Recap: Jim Carrey's Daughter Heads To Hollywood

Laura Prudom | Posted 03.23.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

Ali's take on Corinne Bailey Rae's "Just Like a Star" was raspy and tremulous ... There was an Adele-like quality to her tone that made her interesting to listen to.

The End Of 'American Idol'?

Posted 01.20.2012 | TV

"American Idol" continued to dip in the ratings Thursday night, with 17.7 million viewers and a 5.7 in the coveted 18-49 demo. For the first half-hour...

WATCH: 'American Idol' Judges Vote Off Rick Perry

Posted 01.20.2012 | Comedy

Rick Perry announced that he's dropping out of the GOP presidential race on Thursday, but don't worry -- there's still plenty of comedy where that cam...

'American Idol' Recap: The 5 Most Memorable Auditions from Savannah, GA

Laura Prudom | Posted 03.19.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

Gabby has a sultry, bluesy tone in her voice that had all the judges bobbing their heads, and Steven Tyler gave her his patented eyes-closed, music-gasm face, which was exactly what she'd been aiming for.

Brennan Williams

Ruben Studdard Talks New Album, Divorce And Health | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.18.2012 | Black Voices

Two months after the announcement of his divorce to wife Surata Zuri McCants, Ruben Studdard is back on the market and gearing up for the March 13 rel...

PHOTOS: Jackson Family Present At Murray Sentencing

Posted 11.29.2011 | Celebrity

The Jackson family was present on Tuesday as they watched the man, who was found guilty of taking their brother/son's life, sentenced to four years in...

M.J. Trial Week End Review: The Prosecution Rests & Week 4

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 12.25.2011 | Black Voices
Tanya Young Williams

Michael Jackson was arguably the most famous performer in the world and his support has been worldwide. Fans have traveled from around the world, to stand with banners in front of the courthouse. Here's what some of them had to say.

Nancy Cartwright, Randy Jackson & More: This Week's Famous Post50 Birthdays

Posted 12.25.2011 | Fifty

Some of our favorite Post50 celebrities will be blowing out birthday candles this week, Oct. 23-29. Those born during this time are Scorpios, and ...

Jennifer Lopez Is 'Rising Above' | Posted 11.28.2011 | Celebrity

Jennifer Lopez is back to work on American Idol –- and she's not letting personal drama get in the way. "We've been doing auditions and she's ris...

Machine Gun Preacher: Conversations with Chris Cornell Plus Jon McLaughlin, and Stephen Kellogg Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.11.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Chris Cornell has a new single, "The Kepper", from the Machine Gun Preacher film and soundtrack. Here he discusses how it came together.

Jennifer Lopez Returning To 'American Idol'

Posted 10.10.2011 | Entertainment

After months waiting, it looks like Jennifer Lopez is finally ready to make her return to the "American Idol" stage official. Idol's Executive Produce...