American Idol 10

  • American Idol, X Factor made more money than any other shows last year

  • Taylor Lautner is “really into American Idol,” wants credit for Nikki Reed meeting Paul McDonald

  • Scotty McCreery’s first album sets records, does better than previous two Idols combined

  • Idol semi-finalist imprisoning himself to illustrate the show’s restrictive contract, promote his album

  • Why American Idol fell flat this year: it focused too much on singing

  • Lee DeWyze responds to Nigel Lythgoe’s slam by revealing he wasn’t asked to be on finale

  • Scotty McCreery’s win and confetti eating end American Idol 10

  • American Idol 10 finale live blog: join me tonight and we’ll get through this together

  • Steeler upsets Disney Channel star on DWTS; Idol finale starts with Lauren, without judges

  • Lauren Alaina out, Haley Reinhart back on Idol finale? Or just a last-minute publicity stunt?

  • Idol finalists will make more than $47,000 each for the summer tour

  • Teenagers win: American Idol heads into its bland teen country finale

  • American Idol once again wants feedback on judges, format, themes, and more

  • James Durbin’s exit helps American Idol march toward an even more mediocre finale

  • God will decide whether Jennifer Lopez returns to American Idol or not

  • Viewer votes may be adjusted to correct for Idol voters’ bias toward singers with penises

  • American Idol, friend both deny woman was called fat and sent to back of audience

  • Front-runner Pia’s shocking! elimination: probably the American Idol judges’ fault

  • Casey Abrams saved by judges during American Idol’s best results show ever

  • American Idol finalist and drunk driver victim Stefano Langone was arrested for DUI last year

  • Idol finalists with fewest Twitter followers have been in the bottom both weeks

  • Finalists sang live during Idol’s group number, producer insists; video suggests otherwise

  • Casey Abrams hospitalized again; wild card who got no votes last week goes home

  • Nigel Lythgoe calls critics of Idol’s pre-taping “morons”; new band leader blames contestants for sound

  • American Idol has its top 13 after a (mostly) efficient and swift cut from 24 to 10