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Why Do Pop Stars Hate Susan Boyle?

Andy Pemberton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Pemberton

Susan Boyle's fame hasn't done her any good. Her wealth and fame make her less appealing -- and more intimidating -- to any potential suitors. Seems Boyle can't win.

Idol Season 9: Top 24 -- The Men

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The judges touted the women but the men on American Idol offered a little more positive news in their first live performances.

Idol Season 9: Top 24 -- The Women

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Crystal Bowersox was an instant standout from the moment she began singing. She was her own woman, and there was a harmonica break!

Howard Stern & American Idol: Can They Handle the Truth?

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lee Stranahan

Following recent rumors, many are questioning whether Howard Stern has what it takes to be a judge on American Idol; but they've all got the question wrong. The real issue is whether American Idol deserves him.

Simon Cowell: Howard Stern Not 'Idol' Material | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Add Simon Cowell to the list of people not thrilled with the rumor that Howard Stern could fill his spot on 'American Idol.' Stern doesn't have the...

Simon Cowell ENGAGED To Mezghan Hussainy?

Us | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Despite widespread rumors online, Simon Cowell is not walking down the aisle with American Idol makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy, has lea...

American Idol Season 9: Top 24 Named, Part 2

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

One storyline is clear in this season of American Idol: happy thoughts. In the midst of a recession, the producers clearly believe people want to hear good news.

Jason Castro Interview: 'American Idol,' Love, and Adam Duritz's Dreads

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Jason Castro, the charmingly chill and oft-sandaled hippie, stole the hearts of the judges and audiences during the seventh season of "American Idol." I interviewed the 22-year-old Texan.

Idol Season 9: Top 24 Named, Part 1

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

It remains frustrating how little of the performances we actually see. If Lost can launch an entire university online devoted to its backstory, why can't Idol post every single audition that snags a golden ticket?

An Image of of Pure Love in Everybody Hurts Benefit Video

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

When Simon Cowell brings in all-stars to sing R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts" for Haitian relief, you know the song will be heart-rending. But it becomes more than that. It becomes an image of pure love.

Ellen DeGeneres: Simon Is 'Meaner Than I Thought'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Ellen DeGeneres, the newest judge on "American Idol," says Simon Cowell is "meaner" than she thought. Cowell, Randy Jackson, Kara ...

Idol Season 9: Hollywood Week Day One

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Ellen. That was the big event of the day for me. How would Ellen Degeneres fit in? Would she get along with the other judges

Idol Season 9: Auditions -- Finale

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The auditions finale for American Idol was both the most entertaining and enjoyable show so far... and the lowest rated at just 20.8 million viewers.

Which Were The Best Denver American Idol Contestants? (VIDEO, VOTE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

American Idol's Denver auditions aired Tuesday night, and city didn't disappoint. From bizarre characters like bikini boy to Italians who traveled 14...

Idol Season 9: Auditions -- Denver

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

A brisk, well-edited show with 26 winners heard or glimpsed but not one that excited me. Did you think any of the people headed to Hollywood had what it takes to go all the way?

Idol Season 9: Auditions -- Dallas

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

American Idol finally has a breakout star this season. Unfortunately, it's not an unknown talent but the very popular TV, movie and Broadway star Neil Patrick Harris.

Idol Season 9: Auditions -- Los Angeles

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Just barely more than one good audition every 15 minutes made this show drag on. And since about 22 people got through to Hollywood, why did so few of them make the cut for air time?

Ellen Vs Simon As Cowell Is Very Late For First Day Of Taping | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

It was American Idol's newest judge Ellen DeGeneres first day of taping the Hollywood segment, and she was excited and nervous, sources tell us. But t...

Simon Cowell Haiti Single: Idol Judge To Produce Charity Song

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

LONDON — TV mogul Simon Cowell said Thursday he would produce a charity single within 10 days to benefit victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Th...

Idol Season 9: Auditions -- Orlando

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I thought Tuesday might have been a fluke, so I held off on trumpeting it. But it happened again Wednesday. Idol scored 26.1 million viewers on Tuesday and 26.7 million viewers on Wednesday.

American Idol: WATCH Joliet's Jermaine Sellers Heads To Hollywood

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A church singer from south suburban Joliet is heading to Hollywood after wooing Simon Cowell and the rest of the American Idol judges in Atlanta. Je...

Idol Season 9: Auditions -- Chicago

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

One hour felt like two hours in Chicago where talent was thin on the ground. As a result, the judges were so relieved to hear people that didn't suck, they let some through that didn't deserve it.

Simon Cowell Turned Down $100 Million 'Idol' Offer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Simon Cowell turned down $100 million to stay at "American Idol," a source told Page Six, and he now wants to hire music mogul Tommy Mottola as a judg...

'American Idol' Preview: Ellen Will Call Simon Rude | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Simon really is, in my opinion, mean to people sometimes," says DeGeneres, who makes her first appearance on Idol when Hollywood Week kicks off on Feb...

Rage Against the Machine Get Christmas Number One Spot in the U.K.

Emily Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Emily Henry

In the red corner, pulsing with '90s angst, Rage Against the Machine are enjoying the sweet smell of victory with their 1992 semi-hit "Killing in the Name."