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American Idol 10

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

Despite lower-than-expected ratings, Fox’s music competition series were the top two money-making series on television last year. In 2011, American Idol made $6.64 million per half hour, while X Factor made $5.55 million per half hour, according to a Forbes report that used estimates from Kantar Media. The only other reality show in the top …

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

Twilight star Nikki Reed and American Idol 10 finalist Paul McDonald married a few months ago, having met at the premiere of Red Riding Hood, a moment broadcast on the show. But the romantic narrative of meeting as part of one of the Fox show’s egregious and time-wasting product-placement segments is being challenged by Twilight …

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

American Idol 10 winner Scotty McCreery has done something no country singer has ever done and no winner of the show has done since season two: topping the Billboard 200 chart with his debut album in its first week of release. He also sold more copies than the combined first-week sales totals of both Lee …

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

American Idol 10 semi-finalist Tim Halperin will lock himself in a fake jail cell for the final 28 hours of the restriction placed on him by the show’s contract that prevented him from releasing music. A press release hilariously declares that Tim “has been sentenced to prison — American Idol prison” because “of the contract …

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

A minor controversy arose today when Nigel Lythgoe slammed American Idol 9 winner Lee DeWyze for not presenting the trophy to Scotty McCreery on last night’s finale, but Lee has responded by calling out Nigel on his lousy producing of the show’s final moments, saying that Nigel only decided at the last second to ask …

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