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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.

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“American Idol” asks fans for a fix

May 13, 2010

As "American Idol"  plods its way to the 2010 finale  after a lackluster season and slipping ratings,  the TV show's dwindling band of  fans are getting an unusual opportunity to weigh in on what's wrong with the show, and how to fix it.

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Missing Paula, awaiting Ellen on “American Idol”

February 3, 2010

paula abdul It's been a long three weeks of  screechers,  also-rans and attention-seekers  as "American  Idol"  plows through auditions looking for a potential star.  And that's just the celebrity judges.

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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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Paula Abdul, hard to replace on “Idol”?

August 6, 2009

The Fox TV network and the producers of "American Idol" are scrambling to find a replacement for Paula Abdul . The network has talked about British celebrity Victoria Beckham and pop star Katy Perry as guest judges. But can anyone fill in for the "Straight Up" singer and former Laker Girl on a permanent basis?paula-abdul1

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Abdul’s “Idol” departure leaves no one to hand out the crayons

August 6, 2009

Only "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul could break out a box of crayons, hand them to fellow panelist Simon Cowell and say, "Here you are 6-year-old. Oh, that's an insult to 6-year-olds." Cowell reacted by drawing on her.paula-abdul

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Paula Abdul — no longer an “American Idol”?

July 21, 2009

paula-abdul Are "American Idol" producers really going to dump Paula Abdul after all these years?

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“Idol” singers have “chill” attitudes ahead of finale

May 20, 2009

They went head-to-head in the final showdown of "American Idol" on Tuesday night, but if any animosity exists between finalists Adam Lambert and Kris Allen, it was not apparent when they spoke to reporters backstage after the show.

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Is Kris Allen really a dark horse going into “Idol” finale?

May 13, 2009

USA/"American Idol" on Tuesday entered the last week of competition before the finale, and we at "Fan Fare" had the good fortune to land second-row seats in the talent show's live studio audience. (For the record, this twist of fate had nothing to do with our coverage of the show -- it was good old-fashioned standing in line combined with almost two years of being on a waiting list.)