"American Idol" lost two stars this week when judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez announced they would not be returning next season, but the hit Fox show could gain itself The Queen.
The company that owns "American Idol" is restructuring in light of the show's ratings drop and developing projects for its other assets, including the creative exploitation of Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali, the New York Times reports.
A.J. Hammer speaks with Jermaine Jones about being kicked off "American Idol" for past legal troubles.
Jawn Murray talks about the downfall of "American Idol," Diddy's Oscar tweet and actress Sheridan sues "Housewives."
Welcome to the live shows! We've got an all-new American Idol set featuring a giant spacecraft-y oval that reminds me a little too much of The X Factor, and some wind-machined amber waves of grain behind Ryan to remind us of how easy breezy beautiful representative of America he is. (Noted.)
HLN's A.J. Hammer sits down with Jennifer Lopez to talk about the new season of "American Idol."
The changes to Fox's singing competition shows have only just begun.
How much undiscovered singing talent can America really have left? Enough for Simon Cowell to bring his "American Idol" spinoff "The X Factor", already a hit in Britain, to the States to fill that chilly fall gap in the TV schedule without televised karaoke.
Simon's new show didn't grab as many viewers as Ryan and company
The season 8 contestant sings for his bride, Christina Teich, at their Arizona ceremony
Season 10 is a wrap! Did Scotty McCreery or Lauren Alaina win it all?
"American Idol" is drawing to a close for its 10th season and you don't even care, do you?
"American Idol" is drawing to a close for its 10th season, and you don't even care, do you?
Find out if Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery or Haley Reinhart is out of the competition
Tell us which of the top three deserve to perform in next week's finale
After Thursday's elimination, Haley Reinhart, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina are vying for the top spot
A surprising night of results sends rocker James Durbin away in tears
The soulful singer lands just shy of the top 4 as Idol heads toward its finale
Poll: Do you like the country crooners, the rocker or the blues singer?
It's down to four - find out who didn't make the cut
A favorite of the judges is sent home in a surprising results night
Despite giving one of his best performances this week, the smiling contestant sings for the last time
Does Jennifer Lopez have "American Idol" to thank for her new surge in popularity?
The folk-pop troubadour sang "Maggie May" for Jennifer Lopez on his way out
PEOPLE's TV critic doesn't exactly miss Simon Cowell - but somebody's got to cut through the goo
It's an iconic scene from the the 1983 film "Risky Business."
It would be so easy to blame the teenage girls.
The singer takes the shocking news with calm and dignity as the judges become indignant
The singers show versatility on a night of stellar performances
Find out who was on the bottom three and who (if anyone!) was sent home
The contestants shine singing songs from the year they were born
Find out which - if any! - of season 10's top 13 is the first to go home
The singer - a favorite of season 10 - was missing from Thursday's show
Editors chat about singing, judging and what J.Lo is wearing
The top 13 contestants will pre-tape Wednesday's show on Tuesday night
Six contestants were given a second chance, but did the right three move on?
Meet a strong group of 13 singers with an unusual range of style
Before Thursday's big results are announced, tell us who won Idol's battle of the sexes
The competition heats up ahead of Thursday's big cut
Did your favorite make the cut - or go home after this week's tough round of competition?
The judge sobs after cutting a favorite contestant as the competition moves toward the top 24
Facebook users soon could become the power brokers in who becomes the next Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood.
Jacob Lusk, Casey Abrams, Thia Megia and make the cut and will compete next week in the new Beatles challenge
The breakdowns and showdowns of a tense night of competition
Early favorites Jacee Badeaux, Chris Medina and Chris Medina make it through while others exit in tears
The judges hit a dry spell in their search for talented singers
John Wayne Schulz, lovebirds Nick Fink and Jacqueline Dunford and more are off to Hollywood
Music City shows off the good, the bad and the ones who split the judges' vote
Plus: The American Idol judge answers reader questions about his family, an alternate career and his signature scarves
Can the new the American Idol judges fill Simon Cowell's shoes?
Sure "American Idol" is returning, but is it coming back any better?
At a crossroads for season 10, here's what the show should do to reinvigorate itself
Steven Tyler is in promotion mode, but it's difficult to tell if the Aerosmith singer is promoting "American Idol," where he and Jennifer Lopez are to be the new Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul, or if he is using television's highest-rated show over the last nine seasons running to promote himself.
The season 7 singer plays musician Sally Danville in Fox's Change of Plans
The American Idol star boasts about her new album Farmer's Daughter and the possibility of adding to her family
The top 12 competitors also will live together, as the show makes changes
Lee DeWyze may be the reigning "American Idol" champ, but he's also just a regular guy. In fact, his new single, "Sweet Serendipity," opens with the line, "I ain't got no car, and I've got one pair of jeans."
"American Idol" winner Lee DeWyze talks about his life after the show and living his musical dream.
"I don't think [the top 24] were very good," says producer Nigel Lythgoe
Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler join Randy Jackson on the "American Idol" panel of judges.
"American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest reveals who will join Randy Jackson in this season's new judges panel.
At first glance a reality-TV hosting gig might seem beneath a megawatt star like Jennifer Lopez. But, according to insiders, Lopez needs "American Idol" just as much as it needs her.
Are J.Lo and Steven Tyler a good addition - or do you miss Simon already?
"I'm looking for the next Michael Jackson," Lopez said at a press conference in L.A.
Rocker Steven Tyler, singer-actress Jennifer Lopez and record exec Jimmy Iovine will join "American Idol" for its 10th season, host Ryan Seacrest announced Wednesday.
Fox will reveal Wednesday who will take up the three vacated slots on the judges' panel on "American Idol."
Fantasia Barrino blames Idol criticism, financial issues and health problems for attempting to take her own life
In a major "American Idol" shakeup, Randy Jackson could be the only original judge left. CNN's Brooke Anderson reports.
"American Idol" fans can be demanding when it comes to their favorite show, but their arguments are usually about the contestants.
Ellen DeGeneres is calling it quits after spending one season with the Fox hit "American Idol," according to a statement from the star and the network.
New reports say Jessica Simpson is in talks to join American Idol in place of Simon Cowell. Showbiz Tonight weighs in.
"American Idol" announced Monday that it is lowering the minimum age restriction for contestants from 16 to 15, allowing even younger aspiring pop stars to forgo their hairbrushes and stuffed-animal audiences in exchange for a real microphone and millions of TV viewers.
Lee DeWyze tells CNN's Larry King that being on "American Idol" was an intimidating experience.
When Lee DeWyze woke up Friday morning, it finally hit him. He had won "American Idol."
Diana DeGarmo, David Archuleta and other Idol favorites pay tribute to the departing judge
CNN catches up with the stars at the "American Idol" finale for reaction to Lee DeWyze being named season champ.
The 2010 "American Idol" finale can be summed up in three words that could also be attributed to the entire season: dull, pitchy and off.
This time last year, "American Idol" fans were in a frenzy.
Remember "American Idol"? That talent show with all the water-cooler moments?
CNN's Lisa France and Michelle Wright predict Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze will make it to the "Idol" finale.
For years "American Idol" has been known to its competitors by a moniker meant to express its popularity and immense ratings: "The Death Star."
CNN's Larry King asks the cast how they're enjoying the ninth season of "American Idol."
CKX Inc. confirmed Monday that it is in talks that could lead to the sale of the company that owns the popular television show "American Idol."
While it's the voters ultimately deciding who will win the title of "American Idol" each season, the judges' input can't be ignored.
I thought the whole point of reality TV was for some unknown Joe or Jane Schmo to have their 15 minutes of fame. But it's becoming more and more about celebrities trying to extend or reclaim their 15 minutes. (Hello, Jessica Simpson! And Steven Seagal!) Sure, this can be entertaining from time to time, but usually not in a good way.
The top 12 contestants for "American Idol" walk the "blue" carpet.
The success of "American Idol" hasn't just been about the singing talent.
Over the years, "American Idol" has been a lot of things: a launching pad for undiscovered talent, fodder for national conversation and even a blending of politics and pop culture (remember the "red state-blue state" debate last season during the Kris Allen-Adam Lambert showdown?).
Even before Ellen DeGeneres took her seat on "American Idol," the roar began.
There are many rumors floating around about "American Idol" season three winner Fantasia, but there is one that really, really bugs her.
News that acerbic British judge Simon Cowell is quitting the hugely popular talent show, "American Idol," has led to intense speculation as to whether the show can survive without him.
Celebs react to the news that Simon Cowell is leaving "American Idol" after this season.
Longtime "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell said he'll be leaving the popular Fox talent show at the end of the season, the network announced Monday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California.
There was a time when "American Idol" was unstoppable in the ratings.
Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Daughtry join Adam Lambert at the November show
Word of mouth and Twitter propel orders of his first album to No. 2 on Amazon.com
In the business of music talent shows, there's always room for one more.
Ellen Degeneres' surprise 'Idol' move. Is Ellen the right choice to replace Paula Abdul?
Ellen DeGeneres is excited about joining "American Idol" as a judge, and hopes fans won't see her as the "evil" person who stole Paula Abdul's job.
Randy Jackson says new American Idol judge Ellen Degeneres 'is going to bring the voice of the people.'
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