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American Idol 9

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

Kara DioGuardi’s memoir A Helluva High Note: Surviving Life, Love, and American Idol was released today, and in it she describes everything from being “rejected and disrespected publicly” to “the depths of humiliation” of being on American Idol for two seasons. This is the book she told TV critics to wait for when they asked …

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

On her talk show today, Ellen DeGeneres kicked off a fake campaign against “something that’s plaguing our great nation: reality shows that are two hours long.” Her faux PSA is a funny bit, and too much filler certainly is a problem for some shows (The Biggest Loser, I’m looking at your bloated self). But Ellen …

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

American Idol 9 semi-finalist Alex Lambert, who joined the cast of If I Can Dream after being eliminated before the finals, said he’s homeless and living on the streets of Los Angeles, but a representative of his management insists he’s not homeless because he’s getting a paycheck and actively working on demos. Late last night, …

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

Kara DioGuardi is writing a book about being fired from–or quitting—American Idol, which explains her disingenuous refusal to answer questions about the Fox show while at a press conference in front of TV critics, where she is promoting the new Bravo competition Platinum Hit, which she judges. The book will be out in late April, …

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