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Watch Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert Lampoon 'American Idol'

The star of VH1's "Make Or Break: The Linda Perry Project" presents her version of the Fox show, called "American't Idol" read more

American Idol’ Alum Michael Johns Dies At 35, Remembered By ‘Idol’ Judges & More

Michael Johns, American Idol seventh season finalist, died August 1 at age 35, according to FOX. “Michael Johns was an incredible talent and we are deeply saddened by news of his passing,” the network’s official statement said. The Buckhead, Ga., native had auditioned for Idol in 2008 at age 29, the maximum age for eligibility.... More »

Michael Johns, former American Idol finalist, dies at 35

Michael Johns, an Australian-born former "American Idol" finalist, has died, a Fox spokeswoman confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. He was 35.

'American Idol' Team Responds to Michael Johns' Death

The people behind American Idol have taken to Twitter to express their condolences following the death of former contestant Michael Johns. The singer died at the age of 35 from a blood clot in his ankle. Fox, FremantleMedia North America, 19 Entertainment and the American Idol team released a joint statement, saying “Michael Johns was [...]

Simon Cowell Under Fire for Donation to Israeli Army

Simon Cowell is used to heaping abuse on strangers, not taking it from them. The former American Idol judge made a fortune by mocking the singing abilities of the Fox show's contestants. Now, Cowell is getting nasty messages from strangers, but the stakes are far higher. Show More Summary

Fox: Idol’s real problem is its kids

Fox Networks chair and CEO Peter Rice was very candid with TV critics about the American Idol, the broadcast network’s former crown jewel, and its strengths and weaknesses. He said the network is happy with the ratings (“it’s still a very strong show for us”) and its new creative direction (“we felt really good about the production”), but admitted it is […]

American Idol Is No Longer The Powerhouse That It Used To Be — And FOX Knows It!

It's been a long time coming. Fans of American Idol have known for a while now that the show is far past its golden years. And we'd be a little nervous if we were Ryan Seacrest or Jennifer Lopez, because it seems like the people at FOX have started to take notice too. FOX Chairman Peter Rice has [...]

FOX Chairman Blames ‘American Idol’ Decline on Lackluster Contestants

Why is American Idol on the decline? FOX Chairman Peter Rice thinks it's because of the contestants. The post FOX Chairman Blames ‘American Idol’ Decline on Lackluster Contestants appeared first on Rickey - Entertainment News, Videos, Recaps, Results, Spoilers.

'American Idol's' to-do list: Find singers who grab public's attention

American Idol” just needs to create more American idols.That’s the only real problem for the show as it heads into its 14th season, Fox Networks Chairman and CEO Peter Rice said Sunday.

Fox chief says ‘American Idol’ contestants need to improve

How can Fox improve American Idol? According to the network’s CEO, it’s the contestants that could use some upgrading. Fox

'American Idol' Season 14: Same judges, better talent

FOX Network CEO and chairman Peter Rice knows that "American Idol" hasn't really enraptured the country like it has in the past, but he thinks it's a very strong, solid show that just needs a batch of contestants with a little more spark to them. Show More Summary

Fox's Peter Rice on Comedy, Pilot Season and the Network/Studio Consolidation

The Fox Network Groups CEO also fielded questions about the future of "American Idol," and the early demise of "Hieroglyph." read more

Fox Upfront Commitments Fall 10 Percent to About $1.6 Billion

The network realized smaller ad rate gains thanks to declining "American Idol" and not enough new hits. read more

Fox Is Done With 2014-15 Upfront Sales

Fox is essentially done with its upfront sales, according to a source, gaining pricing increases of 2.5-3.5 percent but losing volume after a rough 2013-14 season in which ratings for American Idol, in particular, hastened the decline that had been all but certain for years. Show More Summary

Fox Wraps Upfront Sales With Fewer Dollars, Higher Rates

Blah ad sales results for the network, although it could have been worse considering how much Fox’s ratings fell last season — especially at former juggernaut American Idol and other shows including The X Factor and Glee. The dollar volume for the prime time season that begins in the fall fell from last year’s nearly $1.8B, we’re told. Show More Summary

Judges, host Seacrest to return for 'American Idol'

Judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr., plus host Ryan Seacrest, will return next year for the retooled 14th season of Fox's "American Idol."

Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. & Keith Urban: Officially Coming Back for "American Idol" Season 14

Ready to give a round of singers another chance at the title, Fox announced on Monday (June 23) that Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr are all set to return for the 14th season of “American Idol.” In addition, longtime...Show More Summary

Lopez, Urban, Connick, Seacreast returning to 'American Idol'

"American Idol" may not be the ratings powerhouse it once was, but for now at least, its star power remains undiminished: Fox has announced that current judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. will be returning for Season 14, as will host Ryan Seacrest. 

American Idol Season 14: Who's Coming Back?

Change will NOT be coming to American Idol Season 14. Despite the series plunging to all-time low ratings on Season 13, Fox has confirmed that Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. will all return as judges for the upcoming...Show More Summary

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