from Photographers' Blog:

Another Idol is crowned

May 26, 2012

I was assigned to cover the 11th season finale of "American Idol" at the Nokia theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The show culminates after months of nationwide eliminations and crowns a new winner in a two-hour televised show.

from Fan Fare:

Steven Tyler — “American Idol’s” new Paula Abdul?

January 20, 2011

Okay. So he's no Simon Cowell. But based on his first outing on the "American Idol" judging panel,  Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler had the wackiness and unpredictability of  the much-loved, and steventylermuch-missed Paula Abdul.

from Fan Fare:

Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez: right fit for “American Idol”?

September 22, 2010

tyler "American Idol" has finally announced its new judging panel, ending months of speculation about the future shape of the show.

from Fan Fare:

Is Steven Tyler right fit for “American Idol”?

August 19, 2010

steventyler Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler looks to be on his way to join "American Idol" in what would be the first bona fide rock star judge on the show's panel.

from Fan Fare:

Shania Twain for “American Idol”? Judge auditions drag on

August 12, 2010

shania twainAnother day.  Another potential "American Idol" judge surfaces.

Who knew Simon Cowell (or even Ellen DeGeneres) would be so hard to replace?

With Jennifer Lopez apparently out of the running for being "too demanding", country singer Shania Twain's name resurfaced on Thursday as  "Idol"  producers and the Fox television network searched for a new line-up in time for filmed auditions in mid-September for the show's 10th season.

from Fan Fare:

Goodbye Ellen, Hello….who? to “American Idol”

August 2, 2010

Like it or not  "American Idol" will be getting a whole new talent line-up next season -- and that's just the judges.ellenD

from Breakingviews:

American Idol creator gambles on an encore

May 31, 2010

By Rolfe Winkler

Pop impresario Simon Fuller is ready for an encore. He wants his hit TV show American Idol back. This time it's shaping up to be a duet, as Fuller has another deep pocket to join his own. The empire is bigger too, with image rights to Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali added to the mix. But Fuller may yet come to regret a return to the same stage.

from Fan Fare:

Crystal loses boyfriend, along with “American Idol” title

May 27, 2010

Loser. Double Loser.Bowersox

Turns out Crystal Bowersox, the "American Idol" season front-runner, lost more than the coveted title this week.

from Fan Fare:

Bret Michaels gives doctors the slip for “Idol” performance

May 27, 2010

Singer Bret Michaels made a surprise appearance on "American Idol" on Wednesday to perform his signature song "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," after spending the past few weeks recovering from a potentially fatal brain hemorrhage, a mini-stroke and learning that he has a hole in his heart.RTR2EESO

from Fan Fare:

Glambert backs Mamasox for “American Idol”

May 18, 2010

"American Idol" is nearing its season finale next week amid questions about the show's lackluster ratings and abouCrystal Bowersoxt who will replace alpha judge Simon Cowell. But if anyone has any questions about who everyone's favorite runner-up, Adam Lambert, favors among the final three contestants, those doubts have been put to rest.