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American Idol

American Idol (also known as American Idol: The Search for a Superstar) is a reality television singing competition created by Simon Fuller and produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, which began airing on Fox on June 11, 2002. Part of the Idol franchise, it is a spin-off from the UK show Pop Idol. The concept of the series is to find new solo recording artists, and has since become one of the most popular in the history of American television. As of January 2011, it is the most-watched TV series in the Nielsen ratings and is the only program to have been number one for six consecutive seasons, surpassing All in the Family and The Cosby Show, which were both number one for five consecutive seasons.

Headlines Around the Web

Winner of Wal-Mart's contest is...

May 03, 2012 - CNN Money

Fuller sues Fox over X Factor credit

Jul 21, 2011 - Financial Times

'American Idol' strikes deal with Universal Music

Aug 04, 2010 - Financial Times

Articles About American Idol

Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschanel Wraps Up ‘Rock The Kasbah’ Shoot, Tweets First Photo of the Set

By IBTimes AU

Zooey Deschanel tweets first photo from ‘Rock The Kasbah’ set, shows A-list celebrity lineup. (2:46 pm)

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American Idol 2015: Next Open Casting Calls will be on Sept 29, 2014 in San Francisco!
American Idol 2015: Next Open Casting Calls will be on Sept 29, 2014 in San Francisco!

By IBTimes AU

"American Idol" 2015, (Season 14) will premiere on Fox in January 2015. But, the auditions are currently being held left and right in 2014! The "American Idol" Bus Tours ended on July 21, 2014. (Jul 30)

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American Idol 2015 Spoilers: AI Season 14 Auditions Coming Up in Nashville, Tennessee on July 30, 2014! [WATCH VIDEOS]
American Idol 2015 Spoilers: AI Season 14 Auditions Coming Up in Nashville, Tennessee on July 30, 2014! [WATCH VIDEOS]

By IBTimes AU

After the "American Idol 2014" (Season 13), which has proclaimed Caleb Johnson as the winner on May 21, 2014, there will be another season for "American Idol" and it will premiere in January 2015 on Fox. (Jul 29)

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Ian Somerhalder
Ian Somerhalder: Vampire Diaries Actor Dating Twilight Actress Nikki Reed, New Couple Spotted Getting Cozy in Los Angeles

By IBTimes AU

New couple alert! “The Vampire Diaries” actor Ian Somerhalder, who portrays vampire Damon Salvatore in the CW TV series, found his new lady love in “Twilight” actress Nikki Reed, who also portrays a vampire character named Rosalie in the movie franchise. (Jul 22)

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Spain's soccer team during a training session
Bing Gains a lot as Microsoft's Cortana Predicts World Cup Eliminations Correctly

By IBTimes AU

By predicting all the six knock out games correctly in the World Cup football, Cortana, the virtual assistant for Microsoft Windows phones has added a new fizz to the search engine market. (Jul 08)

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Singer Lopez Performs on ABC Television's 'Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series' in New York City's Central Park
Jennifer Lopez-Casper Smart Split: J-Lo Losing Weight, Under Strict Diet

By IBTimes AU

After her split with boyfriend Casper Smart, Jennifer Lopez has dropped 10 pounds off her weight with her strict vegan diet. (Jun 26)

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Singer Lopez Performs on ABC Television's 'Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series' in New York City's Central Park
Jennifer Lopez As Guest Judge On X-Factor Australia

By IBTimes AU

Jennifer Lopez has signed on as a guest judge of "The X-Factor Australia" Season 6 starting July. (Jun 23)

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Cast member Jennifer Lawrence poses during a photocall for the film "The Hunger Games : Mockingjay - Part 1" at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Teen Choice Awards 2014: Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson and Lily Collins Nominated

By IBTimes AU

The nominees for the Teen Choice Awards have finally been released. Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson and Lily Collins are just a few actresses nominated for a number of awards. Check out the full list of nominees here. (Jun 18)

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U.S. television and radio personality Casey Kasem
Radio Legend Casey Kasem Passes Away, Successor Ryan Seacrest Reacts

By IBTimes AU

Casey Kasem, the legendary radio personality behind the voice of Shaggy in "Scooby Doo" and the voice and face of the "American Top 40 Countdown" has died at the age of 82. (Jun 16)

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Singer Jennifer Lopez performs during the 2014 World Cup opening ceremony at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo
Jennifer Lopez Reports: World Cup Singer Eyes Tom Cruise after Breaking Up with Casper Smart [PHOTOS]

By IBTimes AU

After her spectacular World Cup 2014 performance, Jennifer Lopez has reportedly weighed her options about men she is supposed to date after breaking up with Casper Smart, her boyfriend for two years. The Latina singer listed Hollywood superstar Tom C... (Jun 16)

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