'American Idol' judges have a tiff
September 6th, 2011
10:01 AM ET

'American Idol' judges have a tiff

"American Idol" was a love fest for the judges last season, but Jennifer Lopez says this season things have gotten more heated.

People reports the singer told "Idol" host Ryan Seacrest on his radio show that she and fellow judges Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler have already butted heads.

"Me and Randy and Steve got into our first fight," she told Seacrest. "I got really, really upset." FULL POST

J.Lo heading back to 'American Idol'
August 10th, 2011
03:00 PM ET

J.Lo heading back to 'American Idol'

“American Idol” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe called into Ryan Seacrest’s radio show on Wednesday to talk about tonight’s “So You Think You Can Dance” finale.... and to drop an “Idol” bomb.

Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson will all be back behind the judges’ table for the show’s eleventh season.

The announcement came after Seacrest asked Lythgoe, “Do you want to go ahead and do the Jennifer announcement here, or are we still waiting?”

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Nice guy finishes first again on 'Idol'
May 26th, 2011
12:14 PM ET

Nice guy finishes first again on 'Idol'

We have so been here before.

Cute, clean cut all-American guy drives the girls crazy and takes the "American Idol"  championship. That's what happened Wednesday night when Scotty McCreery,  a 17-year-old, deep-voiced, supermarket bagboy from Garner, North Carolina, won Season 10 of  "American Idol."

Ever since he crooned "Baby, lock them doors and turn the lights down low" during his audition in Milwaukee, McCreery consistently had the support of fans and "Idol" judges who praised him every week. FULL POST

You have your champion 'American Idol' fans
May 25th, 2011
10:15 PM ET

You have your champion 'American Idol' fans

And we are done with Season 10 of "American Idol."

It's been a good ride, with some ups and downs and a few shockers along the way.

Plenty of people predicted a Simon Cowell-less "American Idol" would sink, but the ratings went up as did the voting tallies. FULL POST

'American Idol' season finale is finally here
May 25th, 2011
08:00 PM ET

'American Idol' season finale is finally here

SPOILER ALERT – Tonight's "Idol" blog will reveal who is leaving the competition, so please don't read if you don't want to know.

10:01 p.m. - It's time for the announcement of the winner.

Lauren and Scotty are tickling each other. Kooky kids!

After a nationwide vote, the winner is... FULL POST

It's 'American Idol' finale night!
May 25th, 2011
05:33 PM ET

It's 'American Idol' finale night!

We are finally here!

After weeks and weeks, we've arrived at the day of the "American Idol" finale, and it's going to be a star-studded event.

We will finally find out which teen will take the title, either Lauren Alaina or Scotty McCreery. A host of stars are expected to show up tonight, including Carrie Underwood, Jack Black, Tony Bennett, Tim McGraw and Tom Jones.

Get ready for some performances, some star sightings and some surprises.

Who do you think will be crowned the winner of season 10 of "American Idol"? Join me here tonight while I live blog the two-hour finale.

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