'Idol' alums deliver botched performances on Turkey Day
November 25th, 2011
11:24 AM ET

'Idol' alums deliver botched performances on Turkey Day

Thanksgiving wasn't very kind to two "American Idol" stars: Both season 10 winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina were critiqued for turning in head-scratching performances.

"The bigger than life reigning 'American Idol,'" as McCreery was introduced to the audience during yesterday's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, was aboard a parade float to sing "The Trouble With Girls."

But as his song started to play, McCreery stayed silent, gazing off into the distance and breaking the golden rule of lip-syncing: Stay on beat with the song so that you look like you're really singing it.

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Filed under: American Idol 2011 • Music • television
Food poisoning behind Steven Tyler's fall
October 26th, 2011
12:54 PM ET

Food poisoning behind Steven Tyler's fall

Wacky “American Idol” judge Steven Tyler has taken a tumble while on tour in Paraguay. Tyler’s manager tells CNN that food poisoning is to blame for the fall.

The Aerosmith frontman fell in his hotel bathroom on Tuesday, suffering facial injuries, reports People magazine. The publication adds that 63-year-old Tyler lost two teeth in the accident and wound up with cuts on his face.

The rocker's manager confirmed to CNN that Tyler “suffered minor injuries as a result of food poisoning."

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Did Scotty McCreery flub national anthem lyrics?
October 20th, 2011
02:41 PM ET

Did Scotty McCreery flub national anthem lyrics?

Uh oh: “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery is getting flak for messing up the lyrics to the national anthem. According to USA Today, it sounds like the singer may have made a mistake at the World Series Wednesday night.

McCreery appears to sing "No José does that star-spangled banner" instead of "Oh say does that star-spangled banner" before Game One of the World Series in St. Louis.

A microphone malfunction also meant the singer had to start “The Star-Spangled Banner” over – maybe the 18-year-old was thrown off after his false start.

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'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

Adam Levine to 'Idol': Give me a break
August 16th, 2011
03:13 PM ET

Adam Levine to 'Idol': Give me a break

Adam Levine may view "American Idol" as a "cultural institution," as he tells Out magazine in its latest issue, but there's at least one thing about the show that sets him off.

The "Voice" coach and musician vented to the magazine about what he sees as the Fox show's downplaying of contestants' sexuality. (The network declined to comment on Levine's remarks.)

“What’s always pissed me off about 'Idol' is wanting to mask that, for that to go unspoken,” he said. “C’mon. You can’t be publicly gay? At this point? On a singing competition? Give me a break. You can’t hide basic components of these people’s lives. The fact that 'The Voice' didn’t have any qualms about being completely [open] about it is a great thing.”

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Filed under: American Idol 2011 • Celebrities • television • The Voice
Nigel Lythgoe: 'Idol' has to win an Emmy this year
August 8th, 2011
05:35 PM ET

Nigel Lythgoe: 'Idol' has to win an Emmy this year

Nigel Lythgoe really, really wants "American Idol" to win an Emmy this year.

As a matter of fact, he told TV Line that if it doesn't happen this year, he doesn't think the hit Fox show will ever win.

"We were in everybody’s face for Season 10 and we got such good feedback that I would’ve thought if anyone is gonna win this year, it should be 'Idol,' if I’m being totally honest," the executive producer said. FULL POST

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