American Idol

High-Priced Range Rover May Have Contributed to Rasual Butler Death (Video)

Former NBA star Rasual Butler and wife, Leah LaBelle, a former “American Idol contestant,” were killed early today in Los Angeles after their high-priced Range Rover SUV flipped over. The accident raises questions about the car’s handling and whether it contributed to the accident. Sport Utility Vehicles, or SUVs for short, have been under a cloud in recent years because of the penchant to roll over in a crash....

Robert Pattinson Sis on ‘X Factor’ Bubble; Find Out What Happened

Lizzy Pattinson tried out with great fanfare for Simon Cowell’s “X Factor.” After all, little bro’ is “Twilight” hunk Robert Pattinson. But was her talent and celebrity connection enough to put her over the top? Lizzie, 31, has a keen interest in music just like Robert, so she decided to showcase her talent on the UK reality music show. But she’s struggled almost from the beginning. So what was her fate?...

Julianne Hough Fuels New Talk About Ryan Seacrest Gayness

Julianne Hough opened up about her failed relationship with “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest, and inadvertently or not, she fueled new speculation about Seacrest’s sexual orientation. Seacrest, 39, and Hough dated for more than two years. But the way Hough explains it in the latest issue of Redbook magazine, there never really was a spark between them. ...

Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj Feud After Videos Debut Same Day (see!)

Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, who rubbed each other the wrong way as “American Idol” judges, are at it again after the two singers released new videos on the same day. Both stars appear nearly nude. Mariah showed there’s been no loved lost between the two in a wide-ranging interview on The Breakfast Club, a morning show on Power 105.1, a New York Hip-Hop and R&B radio station....

Carrie Underwood in the Sound of Music: Was She That Bad? (Video)

Carrie Underwood knew she had it coming when she tried to usurp the role of Julie Andrews in the classic 1965 American musical film. But criticism of her acting, if not her singing, on NBC’s “The Sound of Music: Live!” has hit a fevered pitch. Was it really that bad? Underwood soared to super-stardom as a country singer after winning the fourth season of “American Idol” in 2005. But this has to be the first serious setback in her career....

How Simon Cowell Got Played by NY Socialite Lauren Silverman

Simon Cowell has it all a booming career, substantial wealth, and at 53, he’s holding up fairly well in the looks department. But wily socialite Lauren Silverman played him like an “American Idol” wannabe. The only question is, why did he fall for it. Silverman’s pursuit of Cowell is no surprise. It happens every day in New York City’s wealthy enclave. Polished women sharpen their stilettos and prowl for wealthy older men in bars, clubs, posh hotels and the tony Hamptons. Like NBA groupies, the goal is to get pregnant and cash in on child support, which can range from $20,000 to $50,000 a month depending on the individual....

Was Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj Feud Faked by American Idol?

Mariah Carey’s much ballyhooed “American Idol” feud with Nicki Minaj appears to have been way over-hyped by the show if not totally faked, judging by the interaction of judges at Wednesday’s show. The back-story that also circulated was that the two divas were jealous of each other. But Randy Jackson appears to have triggered the blowup. ...

Is Ryan Seacrest Ready to Replace Matt Lauer on NBC’s ‘Today Show?’

Matt Lauer has been caught in the eye of the storm at NBC’s “Today Show” ever since the controversial ouster of co-host Anne Curry. Now the bulls-eye may be on him, with American Idol host Ryan Seacrest waiting in the wings. Lauer, 54, became a polarizing figure after reports surfaced that he engineered the popular Curry’s exit from the co-host’s chair. She was replaced by the younger and prettier Savannah Guthrie....

Nicki Minaj Blow Up: Has ‘American Idol’ Veered Off Course? (watch!)

Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey fight light Real Housewives of New Jersey on “American Idol” while Britney Spears and Demi Lovato are the meek sisters on “X-Factor.” Have the reality music shows veered too far off course? The most radical lineup of judges in the history of the “American Idol” franchise is proving to be incendiary to say the least. Minaj’s now infamous meltdown at co-judge Carey may be just what the producers hoped for to add spark to the show. But is her style and profanity-laced vocabulary ready for primetime?...
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Jennifer Lopez Follows Steven Tyler Out American Idol Door

Jennifer Lopez has decided to call it quits on Fox’s hit show ‘American Idol,” following by one day Steven Tyler’s decision to do the same. The move may open the door to sweeping changes that breathe new life into the long-running series. Lopez got off to a bumpy start on the show, but eventually grew into her role and provided some softness to the Tyler's and long-time Judge Randy Jackson's rough edges. Lopez made the announcement during a call in to Ryan Seacrest’s radio show this morning....
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Kelly Clarkson: How I Lost 30 Pounds in Six Months

American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson lost an amazing 30 pounds in six months by eating smaller portions and doing lots of cardio exercise. While Kelly, 29, has always insisted she’s happy with her curves, the Grammy winner decided to slim down after she began dating fitness-minded talented manager Brandon Blackstock, 35, the son of her longtime manager....
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Rihanna Goes All the Way (Almost) For 'Nude' Perfume (photos)

Rihanna gave a racy preview of her new campaign to promote her latest perfume. The scent is called “Nude,” and the pop singer is taking the name to heart. The 24-year-old singer, sporting blonde hair again, posted photos showing her topless with her hands and arms strategically placed to avoid any possible exposure of her private parts....
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