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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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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

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

By IBTimes AU

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

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

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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Nicole Kidman and her husband Keith Urban
'I Like Sex. I Like Sexy Things,' Says Keith Urban As He Defends His Raunchy Music Video 'Somewhere In My Car' [SEE VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

Singer Keith Urban says he "likes sexy things" and his latest music video "Somewhere In My Car" fully justifies the lyrics of the song. (Oct 03)

Jordin Sparks And Jason Derulo At The 2014 MTV Music Video Awards in Inglewood
Jordin Sparks Coming Out With New Album After Jason Derulo Split

By IBTimes AU

Jordin Sparks is set to release new songs after her split with Jason Derulo. (Oct 02)

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Jordin Sparks And Jason Derulo At The 2014 MTV Music Video Awards in Inglewood
Carmen Ortega Claims She Dated Jason Derulo While He And Jordin Sparks Were Still Together

By IBTimes AU

A new report claims that a third party might be the reason for Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo's breakup as Carmen Ortega revealed that she dated the singer while he and Sparks were still together. (Oct 02)

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Jennifer Lopez attends the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills
Jennifer Lopez Clicks Selfie After Minor Road Accident Involving Her Kids And Best Friend, Escapes Unhurt

By IBTimes AU

Jennifer Lopez's SUV was rear-ended by a drunk driver on a traffic signal in California over the weekend. The Latin diva was sitting in the car with her twins and best friend but all of them escaped unhurt. (Sep 30)

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Country Singer Jason Aldean Is Engaged To Brittany Kerr After Separating From His Wife Of 12 Years

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

The rumour of Jason Aldean's affair with Brittany is out in the open, as they announce their engagement. (Sep 28)

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Randy Jackson
'American Idol' Randy Jackson and Erika Riker Divorced Due To Irreconcible Differences

By IBTimes AU

Randy Jackson and wife split after 18 years of marriage. (Sep 27)

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Jordin Sparks And Jason Derulo At The 2014 MTV Music Video Awards in Inglewood
Jordin Sparks At Peace With Jason Derulo Split

By IBTimes AU

Jordin Sparks' happy relationship with Jason Derulo happened, even if it ended. (Sep 27)

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