American Idol 9

  • Simon Cowell admits he was bored on American Idol (no kidding)

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

  • Kara DioGuardi finally talks American Idol, from “the depths of humiliation” to “moments of joy”

  • Ellen DeGeneres’ anti-2-hour reality show PSA ignores American Idol, the biggest offender

  • Alex Lambert says he’s sleeping on the streets but rep insists he’s “not homeless”

  • Kara DioGuardi won’t talk about American Idol but is writing a book about it

  • Lee DeWyze has the worst sales of any American Idol winner

  • Kara DioGuardi resurfaces as judge for Bravo’s songwriting competition Going Platinum

  • American Idol semi-finalist John Park places second in South Korea’s Idol

  • Ryan Seacrest, Julianne Hough photographed making out

  • Idol tour will end early after cancelling seven stops

  • American Idol cancels, changes some tour dates

  • Forbes’ most powerful: Cowell ($80 million), DeGeneres ($55m), Trump ($50m), Seacrest ($41m), Klum ($16m)

  • American Idol band sues Idol for $500,000

  • Lee and Crystal both sign record deals; Lee leads on iTunes; Crystal splits with boyfriend

  • American Idol 9 finale’s ratings lowest since season one

  • Adam Lambert wasn’t asked to appear on finale; David Cook was at a charity event

  • Lee asks, “What would you do if I sang out of tune?” Answer: Let you win American Idol

  • American Idol 9 finale live blog: trying to make this season end as fast as possible

  • Simon Cowell’s final Idol critique was “outstanding,” and he wasn’t talking about Lee

  • Simon Cowell judges for the final time on Idol tonight as a shadow of his former self

  • Simon Cowell slams other Idol judges

  • Crystal Bowersox, Lee DeWyze are American Idol 9’s final two as Casey James leaves

  • Michael Lynche out after bland final four generate 27 million fewer votes than last year’s

  • Fox schedules Idol finale to run seven minutes late