Paula Abdul, Ju'Not Joyner Spotlight Ugly Side of 'American Idol'

It entertains millions of viewers a week, creates water cooler fodder after every episode and manages to shift the majority of the country to the edge of its proverbial seat the night before each season finale. But for some of the show's contestants, judges and staff, the "American Idol" experience is something else entirely, and it's not always pleasant. At times, they claim, the reality competition can be unfair and manipulative, grueling and deceitful. Now, they're ditching "American...Full Story
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