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The Spice Girls' 'Wannabe' Turns 20: Looking Back on the Song, Band and More
Twenty years ago today, July 8, 1996, the Spice Girls "zig-a-zig-ah'd" their way into pop music history when they released their debut single, "Wannabe" in the U.K. and other countries around the world. While the single, which promoted female friendship over romance, didn't reach the U.S. until
Ryan Seacrest Explains Mysterious 'American Idol' Sign-Off on Series Finale
When Ryan Seacrest said goodbye to fans of Fox's " American Idol " this week, he caused much speculation the show wasn't ending after all. Seacrest, who hosted the singing competition for all of its 15 seasons, finished by uttering his famous phrase Thursday: "And one more time -- this is so tough
Top 10 Biggest Stars From 'American Idol' as the Series Comes to an End
In music history, there have been plenty of idols. But in "American Idol" history, there's only been 14. And when the hit Fox series says goodbye for good on Thursday, after 15 seasons, it will add one more idol to the list. "American Idol," with its panel of rotating judges, public voting and host
Michael Jackson: 'If I Don't Concentrate On Film, No Immortilization'
Michael Jackson was indisputably the king of pop, but in a newly released journal entry, the late musician revealed that he also planned to become a bonafide movie star as well. "If I don't concentrate [on] film, no immortalization," Jackson wrote. "Better than [Gene] Kelly and [Fred] Astaire. The
Mariah Carey to Judge 'American Idol'
Mariah Carey is joining the judge’s table of “American Idol.” Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly announced the new addition to the “Idol” team at a Television Critics Association press conference today. In a statement released by Fox, Carey said “it’s going to be fun and rewarding...
Best in TV: Our Experts
For our " Best in TV " poll and upcoming special, ABC consulted a focus group several dozen of the industry's leading actors, directors, producers and TV writers as well as other experts, including editors and staff from People magazine. They narrowed the fields in 15 categories -- such as Best TV
Phillip Phillips Is the New 'American Idol'
Phillip Phillips is the new "American Idol." After a record 132 million votes cast, Phillips was crowned season 11's newest winner during Wednesday's finale. USA Today writer and critic Brian Mansfield, who predicted "the road to the finale goes through Phillip Phillips; Phillip is the guy to
'American Idol' Recap: Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips Compete for the 'Idol' Crown
Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips performed for the “American Idol” crown on Tuesday night. The show aired live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, and judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler were on hand to offer their opinions for the final performances. In...
Simon Cowell: 'I Like Winning'
Our next guest who walked away from the big show in television last year because he wanted to be his own Simon Cowell has a talent for finding talent. But does he have that certain special something that draws people to you and make As he Collison. We expect. News Simon Cowell has been judging how