Sharon Osbourne: ‘Idol’ with Ellen Was ‘Awkward’ and ‘Embarrassing’

With ‘American Idol’s’ new (or old, and new once again) producer, Nigel Lythgoe, back in place, it may help fix what several other high-profile network talent show judges say was a bad situation for the Fox TV show, whose ratings dropped last year (though were still high). Sharon Osbourne, who has been a judge on ‘America’s […]

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‘American Idol’s’ ‘Big Mike’ Lynche Talks First Father’s Day

It will be a very special Father’s Day for ‘American Idol‘ 2010 fourth-place finisher Michael “Big Mike” Lynche this weekend. With a 4 1/2-month-old daughter, Laila Rose, Lynche has never been a dad on Father’s Day before. “You see it differently when you think about your dad,” Lynche, 27, told Fancast Thursday in L.A., at […]

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‘Idol’ In Trouble? Fox Chairman Peter Rice Addresses The Issue

Fox isn’t moving ‘American Idol‘ to a new time slot next year, as some had speculated in recent days, but refurbishing the show will be a top priority for the network. Addressing the network’s new fall schedule, Fox Chairman Peter Rice revealed next season’s Tuesday night performance show will be 90 minutes and Wednesday’s results […]

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‘Idol’ Power Rankings: Top 4

We’re down to four singers on ‘American Idol,’ which means we’re just two weeks from the Crystal Bowersox-Lee DeWyze finale. Until then, we need to try to build up some passion and enthusiasm for what’s left of this fairly miserable season. C’mon, we can power through another couple of weeks, can’t we? Who ever thought […]

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‘American Idol’ Finalists Celebrate Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day this weekend, two of the four remaining ‘American Idol’ contestants will celebrate as parents themselves — Crystal Bowersox and Michael “Big Mike” Lynche. “When my man and my little man finally showed up [to Hollywood], that’s really nice. I get to be with them a lot more now,” Bowersox, 24, told reporters […]

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Users Speak: How Do You Solve A Problem Like ‘American Idol?’

As ‘American Idol‘ continues to hemorrhage viewers and anger ‘Glee‘ fans with DVR-disrupting runover episodes, opinions have poured in offering up causes for the ratings dip and solutions for how to revive the aging reality juggernaut. Below, a round-up of our favorite user comments of the week: Why are the rating falling? Let me count […]

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