American Idol 6

  • American Idol auditioner Ian Benardo sues for $300 million, claims anti-gay discrimination

  • Sanjaya Malakar ticketed for driving 110 mph

  • Chris Sligh to Idols: “No one will care about you,” fans “don’t give a flying poo about you”

  • Sanjaya received a $100,000 advance for his book, would pose nude in a “classy” way

  • Blake Lewis dropped by Arista, but he’s working on an LP

  • Jordin Sparks recovering, “laughed at” reports that she’d never sing again

  • Jordin Sparks cancels performances because of “an acute vocal cord hemorrhage”

  • Idol Gives Back hopes to raise $100+ million; millions from last year are still unspent

  • Sanjaya will return to Idol, but the media continues to cover him like he’s on the show

  • American Idol made $63 million for 19 Entertainment in 2007, up from $47 million in 2006

  • Paula Abdul, Jordin Sparks criticized, praised for Super Bowl performances

  • Blake Lewis’ album also debuts at number 10

  • Blake Lewis’ Audio Day Dream released today

  • Sanjaya will perform Sunday in Seattle production of Black Nativity

  • Jordin Sparks’ album has the lowest first-week sales for any American Idol winner

  • Blake Lewis’ debut album is in a “new genre I made up,” he says

  • Jordin Sparks’ first album released today

  • Idol Gives Back’s $75 million distributed to four charities in the US, five in Africa

  • American Idol tour fined $5,000 for 16 child labor law violations involving Sanjaya, Jordin

  • Jordin Sparks still writing, recording songs for her Nov. 20 debut

  • American Idol 6 tour has only filled 63.3 percent of its seats

  • Blake Lewis signs with Arista; will produce “your favorite ’80s mix tape”

  • Jordin Sparks signs with Jive Records

  • Idol Gives Back, HBO’s Addiction Project win Governors Award at the Emmys

  • American Idol kids’ camp may be expanded, costs $2,900 for 10 days