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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

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Ryan Seacrest looks for “sexual tension” from new “American Idol” judge Ellen DeGeneres

September 21, 2009

 ryan-seacrestThe stars of Fox's "American Idol" expect great things from new judge Ellen DeGeneres , but they are all saying something different about her addition to the judging panel of Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi, and her replacement of songstress Paula Abdul.

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Can Ellen fill Paula’s shoes on “American Idol”?

September 10, 2009

"American Idol" producers moved swiftly to replace Paula Abdul with comedian and TV chat show host Ellen DeGeneres  as the new judge on the show which starts again in January.

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“Idol” turns to Kara for winner’s first single

May 19, 2009

Adam Lambert and Kris Allen will be getting all the attention on Tuesday when they sing for the "American Idol" title. But new judge Kara DioGuardi will also be sharing the limelight.kara

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“Idol” judges throw stones on Rock Week

May 6, 2009

In contrast to last week on "American Idol" when it seemed the contestants could do no wrong, the judges found plenty of stones to throw at the Top 4 on Rock Week. Except for Adam Lambert, who as usual thrilled the panelists.allison-iraheta

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On “Idol,” it’s a man’s world this season

April 29, 2009

irahetaOn "American Idol," it appears to be a man's world after all.

It's no secret that male contestants like Adam Lambert and Danny Gokey have trounced their female counterparts in the singing competition since early this season. And, with just one woman in the show's Top 5, viewers on Tuesday night were left wondering if the final four contestants would all be men for the first time in "Idol" history.

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Adam Lambert keeps “Idol” judges entranced

April 22, 2009

lambertBefore he went on stage, the camera swooped down on "American Idol" contestant Adam Lambert as he stood beaming in the crowd. But as usual, Lambert was more than just a face in the crowd on Tuesday night, as he again wowed the judges and solidified his frontrunner status.

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Paula Abdul views her “Idol” role as irreplaceable

April 21, 2009

"American Idol" judge Paula Abdul is on the bubble at the show. Her contract ends after this season, and it remains unclear if she will come back next year.paula-abdul

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Time crunch muzzles “Idol” judges

April 15, 2009

USA/"American Idol" fans were robbed of one of the show's biggest draws on Tuesday night, after the producers decreed that only two judges would evaluate each performance.

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Is four a crowd on “American Idol”?

February 26, 2009

paula-abdul1"American Idol" judges Paula Abdul and Kara DioGuardi appear to have a difference of opinion. Abdul, an original member of the reality talent show's judging panel, was quoted by OK! magazine as saying that having four judges instead of three is not the best fit for the show.