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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.

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Singer and actress Jennifer Aniston arrives at the People Magazine Awards in Beverly Hills,
Jennifer Lopez Shows Off Ample Cleavage In Gravity Defying Jumpsuit At People Magazine Awards [SEE PHOTOS]

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Jennifer Lopez showed off ample cleavage at the first ever People Magazine awards held in California on Thursday night. (Dec 20)

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Model Kate Upton arrives at the People Magazine Awards in Beverly Hills, California December
People Magazine Awards: Kate Upton Wins Sexiest Woman Alive, Gwen Stefani Wins Style Icon Of The Year Award [SEE PHOTOS]

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People magazine hosted its first ever award show in California on Thursday. Here is the list of all winners. (Dec 19)

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Jordin Sparks And Jason Derulo At The 2014 MTV Music Video Awards in Inglewood
'American Music Awards' 2014: Jordin Sparks Debuts Septum Piercing, Stuns In Sexy Ensemble In Red Carpet Event

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Jordin Sparks debuts her nose piercing; looks sexy and grown up in American Music Awards 2014. (Nov 24)

Apr 12, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Mother of Manny Pacquiao Dionesia Dapidran-Pacquiao holds up his gloves after the WBO World Welterweight Title bout against Timothy Bradley at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Pacquiao won via unanimous decision.
Dionesian ‘Hex’: Pacquiao’s Secret Weapon Behind His 8 Titles

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If American football has Tim Tebow who openly shows his Christian faith by kneeling on one knee, resting one arm on the other knee and bowing his head in prayer - more known as Tebowing - boxing has Filipino champ Manny Pacquiao kneeling on both knee... (Nov 23)

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Jessica Sanchez sings the Philippine National Anthem before the welterweight title fight between Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Timothy Bradley of the U.S. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada April 12, 2014. Pacquiao won by unanimous
Boxing News 2014: Born-Again Christian Pastors Get Top Rank OK To Sing National Anthem, Rapper Ja Rule To Sing Star-Spangled Banner

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It's official. American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez lost again. Not to an American belter but to born-again Christian pastors whom Top Rank Promotions approved on Friday to sing the Philippine national anthem on Nov 22 before the much-awaited bout between Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri. (Nov 21)

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Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri
Boxing News 2014: Pacquiao Considers Ditching Jessica Sanchez To Sing Philippine National Anthem In Favour Of Born-Again Pastors; Stallone & Schwarzenegger to Watch Bout

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Filipino champ Manny Pacquiao just broke another world record. No, he had not added another title to his current crowns in eight boxing divisions, but he broke the number of an entourage to accompany a boxer. (Nov 20)

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Actress Nikki Reed Arrives At The 2014 Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Ian Somerhalder Girlfriend: Nikki Reed Teases New Music Single Titled 'Fly With You' On Instagram

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Actress Nikki Reed recently teased her new music single titled “Fly With You” on Instagram. The “Twilight” star revealed that her new music is scheduled to be out on Thursday, Nov. 20, with a percentage of the sales going to an important cause. (Nov 19)

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Randy Jackson
Randy Jackson Not Coming Back For 'American Idol' Season 14

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Randy Jackson leaving "American Idol" after 13 seasons. (Nov 12)

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Singers Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert arrive at the 2014 CMT Music Awards in Nashville
Carrie Underwood's Pregnancy Update: Singer Reveals Her Due Date, Expecting Her First Child In Spring

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Carrie Underwood is expecting her first child in spring. (Oct 29)

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Cast member Nicola Peltz poses for photos during the Japan premiere of the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction" in Tokyo July 28, 2014. The movie will open in Japan on August 8, 2014.
Fappening: 5 Young Females Allegedly Join List Of Celebrity Nude Leak Victims

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Despite the $100 million lawsuit threat, tighter controls from sources and more vigilant celebrities, the Fappening scandal is far from over. Over the weekend, five female personalities allegedly became the latest victims of the hacked nude selfies leaked online via messaging boards. (Oct 28)

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