Thursday’s series finale of " American Idol " paid tribute to the past 15 seasons, with surprise appearances and star-studded performances from past finalists -- including Kelly Clarkson , Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson -- before the final American Idol" was crowned. Host Ryan Seacrest
THIS is the end of " American Idol ." Tonight's two-hour finale will feature a parade of winners, past contestants and judges, all coming together to bid goodbye to a TV show that changed the pop culture landscape -- and the music business -- forever. As judge Harry Connick Jr. put it, "It's
Caleb Johnson was crowned the new " American Idol " champion on Wednesday night after the 23-year-old rocker from Asheville, North Carolina, received more of the viewers' votes than runner-up Jena Irene. After host Ryan Seacrest made the announcement, Johnson received hugs from his fellow season-13
The Washington Monument is back in business. After a nearly three-year, $15 million renovation to repair damage caused by the earthquake that shook its foundation in August 2011, the iconic marble tower reopened during a ceremony Monday morning, allowing the first visitors to travel to the top
Jermaine Jones, who was disqualified from "American Idol" during Season 11 for having outstanding arrest warrants in his home state of New Jersey, is joining a racial discrimination lawsuit filed in July 2013 by 10 black former contestants. "I was and continue to be appreciative of the opportunity
As "American Idol" begins its 13th season with a new judges' panel , new producers and a whole new slew of hopefuls, the show's business practices are under scrutiny as a discrimination lawsuit filed by 10 black former contestants continues to wind its way to court. The plaintiffs, all of whom were
Harry Connick Jr. is not exactly new to the judge’s table on “American Idol.” The 45-year-old singer, who Fox confirmed earlier Tuesday as a judge along with Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban, is already in Boston for the opening round of auditions, which begin Wednesday. Connick...
"American Idol" producers have their hands full these days -- selecting new judges, revamping the show to shore up sagging ratings and fighting a $250 million discrimination lawsuit by 10 black former contestants who were kicked off the show for reasons other than singing. Since news of the
There have been a lot of shake-ups at “American Idol” lately, but Keith Urban doesn’t want any part of it. “I would [love to return] ,” the judge told People magazine on Wednesday. “I mean, I literally enjoy coming to work every day and that’s a...