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'American Idol' Switches Judging Format: FAILS

AP | ERIN CARLSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — "American Idol" tried to end on time Tuesday, implementing a format that allowed only two judges to review a singer. Host Ryan Seacr...

American Idol -- Top 8: Allison Gets (Some) Respect

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

On a day when photos circulated on the internet showing Adam Lambert apparently kissing a guy or two, the big news in the parallel world of TV Idol was Anoop's defensive attitude coming across too much last week.

American Idol -- Top 9: Kris Allen Shines

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Who belongs in the bottom three? Allison was treated so dismissively that I worry it'll be her. Matt Giraud was treated so roughly and seems so unhappy, it could easily be him.

American Idol -- Top 10: Motown

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Sight unseen, I'd say the bottom three is Megan Joy and Scott MacIntyre and Michael Sarver with Sarver going home.

It Was Motown Week on American Idol

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

Who hates Scott McIntyre so much that they let him walk out on stage in pink pants? I mean, that's the kind of prank you reserve for Hitler.

American Idol -- Top 11: Bye Alexis

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

It was a topsy turvy peformance night on Idol, with Simon looking bored, Paula providing some cogent analysis (again), a minor stumble from Lil Rounds and praise for Anoop.

I Like Simon Cowell. Is That Weird?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Irene Rubaum-Keller

Simon just comes out and says it: 'You were awful, you looked stupid, you sounded like karaoke, that was a horrible song choice for you...' I appreciate that.

Have 'American Idol' Judges Been Easy On Blind Scott MacIntyre?

nydailynews.com | By Lauren Johnston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

"American Idol" has chosen its final 13 competitors for season eight, and already the fans are rumbling over whether certain singers -- including the ...

American Idol -- Top 36 Wild Card Winners!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

OK, so the wild card round was tonight and four more people got through: Jasmine, Megan, Matt and Anoop. Yep, it's a Top 13! Jesse -- Singing "Tell M...

American Idol -- Top 36 Round Three: The Winners!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The third round of the top 36 performed on Tuesday and to me the men clearly outshone the women, who were generally dreadful or (even worse) forgettable.

Lil Rounds Dazzles 'American Idol' Judges

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The drama is over for Nathaniel Marshall and Kristen McNamara on "American Idol." The pair of singers who sparred with their grou...

American Idol -- Top 36 Round Two: The Winners!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

So the second batch of the final 36 was much weaker vocally and personality-wise than the first group.

Paula Abdul: Fourth "Idol" Judge A Mistake

NY Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

PAULA Abdul isn't too keen on the addition of fourth judge Kara DioGuardi to "American Idol" this season. It's nothing personal, she says - just bus...

American Idol -- Hollywood Week Ratings Down But Strong

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

My biggest complaint about Hollywood Week is that I still feel like there are loads of people I don't know yet. The judges cut 147 people down to 104 and no one who was cut deserved to stay.

American Idol: Hollywood Week

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

Aloha from Hawaii. I'm too busy hula dancing and killing wild boar to watch this week's American Idol but the show has gotten so formulaic that I think I can review it even without seeing it.

"American Idol" Judges Mistake Local Saying For A Threat

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Be careful not to read too much into what someone from Louisville says while heading out the door _ like the "American Idol" judge...

American Idol -- San Fran and Louisville

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

After the dearth of exciting talent in San Francisco, I was hoping Idol would come charging out of the gate with some great singing. Instead, they started off with a train wreck.

Coroner: Paula Abdul Fan Overdosed

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — A coroner in Los Angeles has found that an "American Idol" hopeful found dead outside Paula Abdul's home committed suicide with pr...

American Idol Returns -- Phoenix

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The opening montage included Clay Aiken several times, giving him as much (if not more) screen time than any other previous Idol contestant -- a nice nod to the latest Idol finalist to come out.

Paula Abdul Criticizes "Idol" Producers Over Handling Of Stalker

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Paula Abdul says the Fox network and "American Idol" producers knew Paula Goodspeed had stalked her, and allowed the woman to audi...

Paula Abdul Talks Stalker, Shows Off Jewelry (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Paula Abdul told the ladies of "The View" about her stalker nightmare that ended in the tragic suicide of Paula Goodspeed outside Abdul's house on Nov...

Paula Abdul Selling House After Suicide

Us Weekly via NY Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

PAULA Abdul is ditching her posh digs after an obsessed fan killed herself outside the "American Idol" judge's sprawling LA home. "Paula simply feel...

Suicide Idol's Brother, Friends Rip Paula Abdul

NY Post, NYDN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The brother of the Paula Abdul-obsessed "American Idol" reject who OD'd outside the star's LA home is blaming Abdul for crushing his sister's dreams a...

Dead Fan Found At Paula Abdul's House

AP | ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — A fan of Paula Abdul whose failed audition for "American Idol" aired in season five was found dead in a car near the home of the p...

American Idol to Add Fourth Judge! Susan Lucci to Appear on Dancing With the Stars!

Ed Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ed Martin

Fox this morning announced the addition of a fourth judge on the upcoming eighth season of American Idol, while ABC revealed the names of the 13 celeb...