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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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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

By IBTimes AU

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

By IBTimes AU

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

By IBTimes AU

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

By IBTimes AU

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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Actor Norman Reedus Introduces An Act during The 2013 Z100 Jingle Ball.
2015 People’s Choice Awards: ‘The Walking Dead’ Stars Norman Reedus And Andrew Lincoln In The Nominees Race – Where To Vote

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Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa, McBride and Danai Gurira in the nominee voting list for 2015 People's Choice Awards. (Oct 23)

A pair of microphones for karaoke is pictured at the home of Mikio Watanabe at Yamakiya district in Kawamata town
Former American Idol Contestant Dies at 32

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Joanne Borgella, who participated in the 2008 American Idol, succumbed to cancer. (Oct 20)

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BET honoree musician Mariah Carey laughs with her husband Nick Cannon and their son Moroccan Scott Cannon at the BET Honors in Washington January 14, 2012.
Mariah Carey Texts Rapper Nas To Set Her Up With Another Man After She Split With Husband Nick Cannon

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Divorcee Mariah Carey asked Rapper Nas whether he could help her to get another man after divorcing Nick Cannon. (Oct 10)

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Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon
Mariah Carey Changes Song Lyrics, Calls Out Nick Cannon on His Cheating – Report [VIDEOS]

By IBTimes AU

Mariah Carey apparently changed the lyrics to Billie Holiday's "Don't Explain" to insert a personal message to Nick Cannon. (Oct 07)

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