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Elton John calls ‘Idol’ ‘boring’

Elton John has confirmed he turned down the chance to join the American Idol judging panel, because he finds the show “boring” and “brain crippling”.


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‘American Idol,’ ‘Glee,’ and football top the list of most expensive broadcast TV shows for advertising

Advertising Age has just released its annual survey of the average cost of an advertisement on broadcast TV shows, and the results are fascinating brain candy for the TV fetishist. Fox dominates the ad dollars with five of the six most expensive shows on TV. The upcoming Simon Cowell-free season of American Idol ranks at No. 1 with an average of $467,617 for a 30-second spot. While slots 3-6 are taken up by Glee, Family Guy, The Simpsons, and House.


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American Idol’s Jason Castro has a New Christian Music Album

Remember Jason Castro from American Idol? Well, now he’s with Word Entertainment, which represents some of the top names and brands in christian music, including Point Of Grace, BarlowGirl, Francesca Battistelli, and is releasing a new christian music album on November 9. The christian album, titled Who I Am, will be released exclusively on his website and at all christian retailers.


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Cowell may can Coke for Pepsi sponsorship

Simon Cowell might be sitting in front of a Pepsi cup next fall when Fox debuts his new talent contest, “X Factor.”


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Lythgoe praises ‘American Idol’ chemistry

Nigel Lythgoe has reportedly praised the chemistry between American Idol judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.


Posted in Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson, Season 10, Steven Tyler3 Comments

Simon Cowell, Ryan Seacrest Are Top-Earning Men in Primetime TV

It pays to be on American Idol. Just ask Simon Cowell and Ryan Seacrest, who earned more money than any other celebrity in primetime television over a one-year span.


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David Archuleta Stays Grounded Despite Success

The Associated Press has posted a short video clip of an interview they recently did with David Archuleta, the American Idol Season 7 runner-up.


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American Idol Winner Lee DeWyze to Release Debut Album, “Live It Up”, on November 16

Lee DeWyze’s First Single “Live It Up” will debut ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ October 13


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Randy Jackson is the new Simon Cowell

Not only is Randy Jackson sitting in Simon’s old seat on the American Idol judges panel, but the Dawg’s been nipping at contestants, according to Ryan Seacrest.


Posted in Randy Jackson, Season 10, Simon Cowell3 Comments

‘Idol’ opens new auditions on MySpace

Select number of online entrants will move on to tryout in Los Angeles


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DeGeneres addresses ‘American Idol’ exit

Ellen DeGeneres has spoken out about her decision to leave American Idol after one season.


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Murder victim appeared on episode of “American Idol”

As the investigation continues into a deadly shooting in Breathitt County, that left 6 people dead, including the gunman, we’re learning more about one of the victims.


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‘Idol’ panelists may be unveiled next week

Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler expected to join show

Pieces of Fox’s “American Idol” puzzle continue to fall into place.


Posted in Season 10, Steven Tyler8 Comments

“Nintendo Wii Sports Package” winners

In the “better late than never” category, below are the winners from the “Win a Nintendo Wii Sports Package” drawing last season on The Idol Radio Show. The drawing for all prizes was conducted on Wednesday, May 26, with many of the items drawn live on the air


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Cowell: I’m going to quit X Factor

Simon Cowell last night revealed he plans to quit Britain’s X Factor – to concentrate on the US version of his show.


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