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Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler didn’t quit, they were fired from Idol, report says

Jennifer Lopez finally formally quit American Idol on Friday, 24 hours after giving another obnoxiously coy statement about her alleged indecision. She told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show that she was leaving and blamed her children: “As the kids get a little bit bigger it started feeling like it was a lot and something …

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Phillip Phillips single sales set Idol record

American Idol‘s WGWG winner can move music: Phillip Phillips’ “Home” sold 278,000 downloads last week, landing at number two and leapfrogging over most of his fellow alumni. That’s “the biggest sales week for any Idol winner’s coronation single since SoundScan began tracking downloads in 2003” and “the fourth-largest debut of the year,” Billboard reports. Billboard …

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Nigel Lythgoe’s angry response to Fox president’s Idol criticism

Nigel Lythgoe may executive produce the most-popular TV series–not just reality TV series–in the country, but American Idol‘s ratings dip combined with lack of enthusiasm from the season led to criticism, including from his boss at Fox, and now he’s fighting back. Specifically, he responds to comments earlier this month from Fox entertainment president Kevin …

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How much Idol’s Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez will be paid; Ace Young addresses proposal ring ad

As the runner-up on American Idol, Jessica Sanchez isn’t guaranteed a record deal, like past runners-up, but both she and winner Phillip Phillips have other sources of income from the show. The AP reviewed the finalists’ contracts and discovered details of their pay: Phillip Phillips receives $300,000 as an advance when he finishes his first …

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