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American Idol 11

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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Phillip Phillips’ win, Ace Young’s awful proposal to Diana DeGarmo end Idol’s lowest-rated finale ever

Phillip Phillips won American Idol 11 last night, and though he beat Jessica Sanchez by earning the majority of “a world record 132 million votes,” according to vote-counters, it was the series’ lowest-rated finale episode ever, following the lowest-rated performance episode ever. That may be because his win was rather predictable, or because this season …

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Colton Dixon exits Idol: less surprising than the judges throwing away their save

Colton Dixon, one of American Idol‘s presumed front-runners, was eliminated last night, giving this season its first surprising elimination, and making judges Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson, and Steven Tyler look stupid for using their save last week. Also, it would have been more of a surprise if Ryan Seacrest didn’t say it was going to …

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#Shock as #JessicaSanchez voted off #Idol but judges use #thesave #OMG #howstaged

The American Idol judges used their one save to prevent Jessica Sanchez from leaving the competition. The show, which has been on a Twitter hashtag bender this season, threw #thesave on the screen and solidified that as the season’s biggest staged moment to date. That’s not to say the results were fixed or Jessica knew; …

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