"American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

‘American Idol’ Ruben Studdard to Compete on ‘The Biggest Loser’

A familiar face is coming to NBC’s weight-loss competition as an “Idol” goes from belting it out to sweating it out on national TV. Former “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard could be the next “Biggest Loser.” Studdard will appear on the 15th edition of “The Biggest Loser,” which returns to NBC this fall, where he’ll […]

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Sentencing in Theft of ‘Idol’ Contestant’s iPhone

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to eight days in jail for stealing a former “American Idol” contestant’s iPhone while the singer was performing at a California elementary school. City News Service reports 47-year-old Bertha Alicia Avalos, of Santa Ana, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft charges Monday and was sentenced immediately. […]

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Former ‘Idol’ Rivals Carey, Minaj to Perform at BET Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj will take the stage at the BET Awards. BET announced Tuesday that India.Arie and Ciara will join the former “American Idol” judges as performers at the June 30 awards show. Previously announced performers include Chris Brown, Miguel, R. Kelly and Kendrick Lamar. Rapper-singer Drake leads with […]

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Nigel Lythgoe (Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Report: ‘Idol’ Continues Overhaul, Cuts Longtime Producers

The shakeup continues for “American Idol.” Longtime producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick have been dropped from the show, according to The Wrap, in a continued move to overhaul the one-time ratings juggernaut. Lythgoe and Warwick had both been there since the beginning in 2002, (although Lythgoe once took two years off) and also worked […]

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