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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

US Pop Star Madonna Still Fuming Over Lady Gaga And Guy Ritchie
Celebrities Who Were Victims of Rape: Psychological and Physical Effects of Rape

By IBTimes AU

The survey by the U.S. NCVS revealed that in the United States alone there 237,868 rapes committed per year. (Sep 12)

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Carrie Underwood Expecting First Child with Mike Fisher

By IBTimes AU

American country music singer Carrie Underwood is expecting her first child with her husband, Mike Fisher. (Sep 02)

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Keith Urban
Keith Urban's 16th Number Hit, 'We Were Us' Supposed To Be 'American Idol's' Runner Up Lauren Alaina's

By IBTimes AU

Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert's duet achieved platinum, but getting there was not easy. (Aug 28)

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Death of Australian American Idol Shocks Nation

By IBTimes AU

Australian sensation and American Idol singer Michael Johns dies. (Aug 11)

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Iggy Azalea Posts Photo of Fifty Shades of Grey Star Rita Ora During Fight Training for New Black Widow Music Video [WATCH VIDEO]
Iggy Azalea and U.S. President Barack Obama's Fancy YouTube Mash-Up Video: Check It Out Here [WATCH VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

A YouTube mash-up video of Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" featuring U.S. President Barack Obama has been getting a lot of attention online. It was published by YouTube user Baracksdubs on Tuesday, Aug. (Aug 07)

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Michael Johns Dies Aug. 1: Celebs Mourn Aussie Singer's Death; Simon Cowell, AI Celebs, Josh Groban Pay Tribute on Twitter [Watch Johns' Idol Audition Video]

By IBTimes AU

Michael Johns, an American Idol alum, died Aug. 1. He was 35. Various reports link the death to an ankle injury, which reportedly caused a blood clot. The Australian-born singer suffered "swelling and bruising" from his ankle "up to his leg. (Aug 05)

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Actress Nicole Kidman Paid Tribute To Her Father;Seen In The File Photo With Husband Keith Urban /REUTERS/Eric Henderson
Keith Urban Speaks Up on the Alleged Rape At His Concert

By IBTimes AU

Keith Urban has broken his silence over the alleged rape that happened at his concert in the U.S. over the weekend. A 17-year-old girl was apparently sexually attacked while other concert-goers filmed her rape with their mobile phones. (Aug 01)

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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. (Jul 31)

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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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