May 22nd, 2014
12:30 PM ET
After hosting "American Idol" for 13 seasons, Ryan Seacrest is ready to do some singing of his own.
On the season 13 finale Wednesday, the multi-hyphenate media personality relented to former judge Randy Jackson's persistent requests and gave the "Idol" audience a performance they'll likely never forget.
August 5th, 2013
05:53 PM ET
Ryan Seacrest will be back on primetime in September, but you won't find him on Fox.
The busy entertainment personality has lined up a new job as host of NBC's "The Million Second Quiz."
September 6th, 2011
10:01 AM ET
"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
August 10th, 2011
03:00 PM ET
“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?”
July 22nd, 2011
10:40 AM ET
It's been years since she's been on the show, but the fan base Carrie Underwood started to build on "American Idol" is still paying off.
Underwood landed the No. 1 spot on the Forbes list of "The Top-Earning American Idols" by raking in $20 million this past year. The singer won season 4 of the top-rated Fox singing competition and has since segued into a career as a platinum-selling country artist.
The No 2. and 3 spot features a tie between two contestants who didn't even win "Idol" – rocker Chris Daughtry and glamboy Adam Lambert. The pair both pulled in $6 million. FULL POST
May 26th, 2011
12:14 PM ET
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
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