‘American Idol’s Top 15 Highlights

“American Idol” entered its 10th with a bunch of question marks for returning executive producer Nigel Lythgoe. The show had been losing ratings steam the last few years, but even more importantly, water cooler relevance. Lythgoe was faced with freshening up the format—and challenges from new competition like Mark Burnett’s “The Voice” and ex-“AI” judge […]

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Casey’s Last Stand: No Romance With Haley

Let’s get this straight right now. Casey Abrams wasn’t voted off “American Idol” last night because of his beard, his love of jazz, his supposed romance with Haley Reinhart or, most notably, his notorious growl. According to the affable, furry Seth Rogen doppelganger from Idyllwild, CA, who was memorably saved by the judges last month, […]

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‘American Idol’ Producer Admits Voting Skews Toward Guys

All those theories about how teenage girls are controlling the “American Idol” voting this year, resulting in a field that includes only two female contestants among its seven finalists? Ken Warwick, the show’s British executive producer and a longtime Simon Cowell pal who helped start the U.S. version 10 years ago, admits the new voting […]

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‘Idol’ Pia Toscano To Sing on DWTS Accompanied By Beau Mark Ballas

Talk about a TV producer’s dream come true. “American Idol” beauty Pia Toscano is going to sing on “Dancing with the Stars,” as her new beau, Mark Ballas, dances. Reps for ABC’s hit show confirmed the rumors before Tuesday’s results show, explaining the eliminated “Idol” will perform her song next week. Celebritiy gossip website TMZ.com […]

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‘Dancing’-‘Idol’ Romance?: Mark Ballas Talks Pia Toscano

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, but “Dancing with the Stars” pro Mark Ballas is a bit tight-lipped about the recent photos of his “date” with Pia Toscano, who was booted from “American Idol” last week in one of the most shocking eliminations ever. “American Idol”: Why Pia Toscano Was Voted […]

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