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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

Jena Irene
'American Idol' 2014: Top 6 Finalists to be Revealed; Where to Watch Elimination Round Live

By IBTimes IN

The top six finalists of "American Idol" 2014 will be known after Thursday's elimination round, with one of the seven contestants set to be sent home, based on America's votes, following their live performance on Wednesday. (Apr 17)

Mimi Faust's Sex Tape: Nikko Smith Denies Being the Co-Star

By IBTimes AU

However, according to a report by Hollywood Life, there might be just more than one Nikko Smiths in the industry. (Apr 16)


'American Idol' 2014 Spoilers: AI Season 13 'Finals Week 8 - Top 7 Sings Competitor's Pick' Airs April 16

By IBTimes AU

It can be anyone's game this week on "American Idol" 2014 (Season 13) if the Top 7 finalists will only start to loosen up and step out of their comfort zones, even if it's a tad too late in the competition. (Apr 16)


Mimi Faust Releases Raunchy Tape: Fans Diss her On Twitter

By IBTimes AU

Mimi Faust has released a new hardcore sex tape with her boyfriend Nikko Smith. The sex tape, which was released on April 14, went viral on the web leaving Faust fans shocked. (Apr 16)


Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez Death Hoax: Rumors of Singer's Passing Go Viral on Twitter

By IBTimes IN

Jennifer Lopez is the latest star to fall victim to death hoax rumors. The "American Idol" judge was declared dead in a fake death hoax, and news of her death went viral when #RIPJenniferLopez began trending on Twitter on Monday. (Apr 15)


Celebrities at the Los Angeles NBA Basketball Game
‘The Mentalist’ Season 6, Episode 17 Spoilers: Simon Baker Not Hopeful for Season 7? Watch ‘Silver Wings of Time’ Sneak Preview [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

"The Mentalist" Season 6, Episode 17, titled "Silver Wings of Times," airs Sunday, Apr. 13, on CBS. Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) helps the FBI in a cold case in this week's new episode. (Apr 14)


'Beats Pill' by 'Dr. Dre': New And Trendy Audio Speakers; Specs, Quality And Value [REVIEW]

By IBTimes AU

"Beats by Dr. Dre" was all the rage the first time it came out of the market. It garnered a number of fans and music lovers because of the quality it delivers. Now, here comes another addition to the "Beats" brand that will let everyone get hooked: "Beats Pill by Dr Dre. (Apr 11)


Ellen Pompeo Welcomes Preston Burke Back on Instagram
'Grey's Anatomy' Season 10 Spoilers: Shonda Rhimes Prepares Fans for the Big Cristina Yang Goodbye [Watch 10x19 Promo Video]

By IBTimes AU

"Grey's Anatomy" Season 10 spoilers hint of a big farewell coming. Grey's creator Shonda Rhimes on Twitter tells fans she is hurting over the last table read of Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh). Details imply an irreversible goodbye. Wil... (Apr 11)


Singers and judges Urban, Lopez and Connick, Jr. pose at the party for the finalists of "American Idol XIII" in West Hollywood
'American Idol' 2014 Results: Voters Pick Top 7; Sam Woolf, Malaya Watson, Dexter Roberts, Jess Meuse - Who Goes Home? [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

"American Idol" 2014 (Season 13) Top 8 tackled songs from the '80s Wednesday, Apr. 10, on FOX. CJ Harris, Jessica Meuse, Malaya Watson and Dexter Roberts are the weakest performers this week. Results are in. (Apr 11)


Singers and judges Urban, Lopez and Connick, Jr. pose at the party for the finalists of "American Idol XIII" in West Hollywood
'American Idol' 2014 Top 8 Review: Last Week for Sam Woolf or Malaya Watson? Alex Preston, Jena Irene FTW? [VIDEOS]

By IBTimes AU

"American Idol" 2014 (Season 13) Top 8 gets a Part 2 after AI judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr saved Sam Woolf from last week's eliminations. Will this be the young musician's final week on AI? Meanwhile, Al... (Apr 10)