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Lee DeWyze: A Three-Peat for Milquetoast White Guys

Josh Dickey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Josh Dickey

David Cook. Kris Allen. Le DeWyze. These are your past three "Idol" winners, America. All demure, lilywhite males, certified safe for cougar- and tw...

Idol Season 9 Finale: Idol Jumps Shark

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

In what even ardent fans must admit was the least musically exciting, least dramatic finale in Idol history, Crystal Bowersox received nothing but praise.

Idol Season 9: Top 11 -- Non-Shocker: Paige Goes Home

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

American Idol said goodbye to Paige Miles and finalized the Top 10. That's the group that goes on tour and from which most every single successful Idol alum has sprung.

After American Idol with Anoop Desai

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA--Now in its ninth season, American Idol has broken some of the most recognizable names in pop music the world over: Kelly Clarkson,...

Idol Season 9: Top 11 -- Paige Making Top 10? Only Against All Odds

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

American Idol week now begins on Mondays, when the contestant who just left the show appears on the Late Show With David Letterman.

Cheers and Tears for American Idol Finalists Crystal and Lee: Singers With Heart

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Robinson

Whether it's Crystal or Lee who gets crowned on Idol this season, it doesn't really matter. Both artists have given America a reason to cry, cheer, and move on from what's been ailing us.

Simon Cowell Has Uncomfortable Moment On 'Idol'

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Tim Urban couldn't get any satisfaction on "American Idol." The judges dismissed Urban's reggae rendition of "Under My Thumb" dur...

Idol: Judges Refuse To Save Lacey Brown; Top 11 Back Tuesday

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Lacey Brown was the first contestant to be dumped from the Top 12 on American Idol.

Idol Season 9: Top 12 -- Rolling Stones Night

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

American Idol moved to a bigger stage this week as the Top 12 tackled the Rolling Stones. Ryan stared down Simon, Simon gave Crystal Bowersox some helpful tips and the kids were alright.

Idol Season 9: Top 4 -- Big Goodbye for Big Mike

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

So is it clear cut that Crystal and Lee will be the finalists, or can Casey sneak in there? And is it foolish to think Crystal is a lock when last season most people thought the same about Adam Lambert?

Idol Season 9: Top 4 -- Crystal Back in Action

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

It was movie night on American Idol and Crystal Bowersox appeared in her own production of A Star Is (Re)Born. Any questions as to whether she would make it to the winner's circle are over.

Idol Season 9: Top 16 Elimination: Meet The Top 12

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Four more contestants were eliminated on American Idol. So this is the Top 12, the performers who get to go on tour and get a shot at a career of some sort.

Citing Kagan's Lack of Judging Experience, GOP Proposes Paula Abdul

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Howling in protest over Obama Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's lack of judging experience, leading Republicans today urged the President to withdraw Kagan and instead nominate Paula Abdul.

Idol Season 9: Top 16 -- The Men

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

This season on American Idol, the judges have insisted the women are where it's at. But the men are certainly more consistent.

Simon Cowell Kisses His Fiancee On 'Jay Leno' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Simon Cowell introduced his fiancee, Mezhgan Hussainy, to Jay Leno on 'The Tonight Show' Monday night. Simon wouldn't give any time frame for the we...

Idol Season 9: Top 16 -- The Women

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Half of Idol's women are vulnerable and only two have to go home, with Katie Stevens almost certain to be one of them.

Idol Season 9: Top 20 -- The Elimination

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Last night's show began with another godawful lip-synced group performance. The group performances, with 20 folks crowding the stage, invariably have a painful 'Up With People' aura about them.

Idol Season 9: Top 20 -- The Women

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The women took to the stage and after a very strong Crystal Bowersox, so many of the women crashed and burned that the not-bad women towards the end seemed pretty good in comparison.

Idol Season 9: Top 20 -- The Men

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

A good improvement for a number of men this week on American Idol ... but then, so many of them had so much room for improvement.

Simon Cowell's Fiancee Mezhgan Shows Off Huge Ring

popeater.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Dating Simon Cowell seems to have its perks, as his new fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy stepped out in public for the first time since their engagement sport...

Idol Needs Me, Says Producer Steve Lillywhite

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

What began as an off-handed comment by a fan on Facebook has blossomed into a full-blown campaign to replace Simon Cowell with legendary British producer Steve Lillywhite.

Susan Boyle will destroy Simon Cowell's unstoppable career

Andy Pemberton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Pemberton

Simon Cowell is on an unbelieveable roll. One of the highest paid TV execs of all time - he's worth around $175million - he is about to launch his ne...

Idol Season 9: Top 24 -- The First Elimination

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

American Idol contestants faced their first possible elimination on Thursday night and no wonder so many of them looked freaked: very, very few of them have given performances that stand out.

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.

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.