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American Idol 13

Idol finalist uses slur, apology clarifies who he was using it against (not his fans)

American Idol top four finalist Caleb Johnson used a derogatory term for people with intellectual disabilities to refer to people who communicate with him on social media, and then apologized for the “wrong choice of words”–but mostly wanted to make sure people knew he was using it not to refer to his fans and the …

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The real surprise is not that American Idol finally has an openly gay contestant

One of American Idol‘s top 15 women, Emkay Nobilette, is openly gay, a first for the series. Of course, the show has introduced the world to now-out finalists such as Adam Lambert and Congressional candidate Clay Aiken, but none have been out during the competition, and certainly not at this stage. During last night’s episode, …

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American Idol results shows cut to 30 minutes (again, for the third time)

American Idol 13 has already made major changes and baffling changes, but there’s another change coming that has been long overdue: the reduction of the padded, filler-filled, redundant, unnecessarily drawn out results show to 30 minutes. That news came in Fox’s spring schedule, which said that new sitcom “Surviving Jack is set to air on …

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Idol’s baffling casting: Randy Jackson back as mentor, replacing Iovine; JLo back as judge

Former American Idol judge Randy Jackson will replace mentor Jimmy Iovine next season, according to Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva, who say it is “likely” Randy Jackson will take the spot. This makes even less sense than bringing back Jennifer Lopez to join returning judge Keith Urban and whoever else Fox manages to convince to board this …

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