American Idol 7

  • American Idol semifinalist, Mo’Nique’s Fat Chance winner dies

  • Alcoholism, not a blood clot, killed Michael Johns, friend says

  • American Idol finalist Michael Johns died

  • Man arrested for killing American Idol auditioner pleads out, won’t be charged with her death

  • Someone impersonates the Associated Press to spread rumors about David Archuelta

  • David Archuleta’s gay club appearance leads to awkward defense

  • Man charged with killing Alexis Cohen, who auditioned for American Idol 9

  • American Idol auditioner Alexis Cohen killed by car

  • Adam Lambert and Danny Gokey are “friends”; Adam’s new old album; Stage Dad: the Jeff Archuleta Story spoof

  • Carly Smithson joins Evanescence; Kris Allen hates “cheesy lyrics”; gokeyisadouche

  • Jeff Archuleta arrested for “patronizing a prostitute” by getting a happy ending at a massage parlor

  • Kris, Adam, Allison all sign record deals, but not Danny; Archuleta working on Christmas record

  • David Cook, David Archuleta threatened with arrest, quarantine in Philippines over swine flu

  • David Cook’s brother Adam dies from cancer

  • David Cook’s pre-taped Idol appearance follows two cancelled concerts

  • David Cook says some fans’ “behavior … has become disturbing”

  • Survivor Gabon is the year’s 8th most-popular show, while Idol and Dancing are #1 and 2 again

  • David Archuleta’s first-week record sales rank him third among runners-up, 10th overall

  • 19 Entertainment says it will let Idols out of their contract if they have record deal offers

  • American Idol’s web site made $13 million

  • David Archuleta and David Cook’s albums out this week and next, both happy for each other

  • Josiah Leming says he’ll release his album in January despite Idol threat

  • American Idol finalists may have “reached the point of diminishing returns”

  • David Archuleta signs with Azoff Management but will be co-managed by his dad

  • Jason Castro fan bought him a computer; family called “greedy, pathetic” for soliciting money