A Look Back at 6 Memorable Asian American Contestants in ‘American Idol’ History

The two-part series finale of “American Idol” — the popular singing competition that debuted in 2002 and kicked off the careers of the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Adam Lambert, Chris Daughtry, and more — began on April 6 and will conclude April 7. The series finale promises to not […]

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Kelly Clarkson Announces First Pregnancy

BY ALLISON TAKEDA Guess all that “practice” paid off! Kelly Clarkson is pregnant and expecting her first child with husband Brandon Blackstock, she announced via Twitter on Tuesday, Nov. 19. “I’m pregnant!!!” the newlywed “Tie It Up” singer tweeted to her nine million followers. “Brandon and I are so excited! Best early Christmas present ever.” […]

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Mariah Carey, Ryan Seacrest and Nicki Ninaj on "American Idol" (Photo: FOX)

Mariah Carey ‘Hated’ ‘American Idol’: ‘It Was Like Going to Work Every Day in Hell with Satan’

Mariah Carey could not be happier to put “American Idol” behind her. The “Art of Letting Go” singer — who served one season as a judge on the Fox musical competition, alongside Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson, and Keith Urban — had some choice words about the show during an interview with Hot 97’s Angie Martinez […]

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‘L&O: SVU’ Welcomes ‘American Idol’s’ Clay Aiken and Taylor Hicks

Ever wonder what would happen if “American Idol” met “Law & Order: SVU”? The merging of two network franchises will happen on the Nov. 6 episode of “SVU,” when “American Idol” alumni Clay Aiken and Taylor Hicks as well as singer Ashanti play themselves in the episode. The trio will serve as “judges” of a […]

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‘American Idol’ Results Shows Get Cut to 30 Minutes

By Tony Maglio Fox is cutting “American Idol” results shows in half, and following with the Christopher Meloni coming-of-age comedy, “Surviving Jack.” After a few hour-long results episodes into the season, the finalist results shows will be cut to 30 minutes. While no premiere date has been announced for new series “Surviving Jack,” it will […]

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