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Randy Jackson Is Heartbroken About Violence in His Hometown of Baton Rouge: 'We've Got to Get It Together'

20 July 2016 9:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Just weeks after the police shooting of Alton Sterling and days after the subsequent police ambush that left three Baton Rouge officers dead, Randy Jackson, music producer and former American Idol judge, is speaking out about the violence in his hometown. "I am just horrified with what's going on in the city," Jackson, 60, tells People at the 10-year celebration of his eyewear line, Randy Jackson Eyewear. "Black lives matter but all lives actually matter. One injustice doesn't just make another [injustice] go away." The Grammy winner says he doesn't agree with the "eye for an eye" mentality and hopes for equality »

- Jazmine Polk

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Producer RedOne Dishes on Recruiting J. Lo and Ryan Seacrest for His Music Video, Working with Michael Jackson and More

6 July 2016 4:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

RedOne might not be the most recognizable name in music - but he's responsible for some of the biggest Top 40 hits of the century. Born Nadir Khayat in Morocco in 1972, RedOne began producing and songwriting music in 1998. By 2006, he scored Billboard hits like Kat DeLuna's summer jam "Whine Up." But it wasn't until he teamed up with Lady Gaga that he became a go-to hitmaker in Hollywood. RedOne co-wrote and produced most of Gaga's earliest hits, from breakouts "Just Dance" and "Poker Face" to "LoveGame." Now 44 and with three Grammys to his name, RedOne has produced hits for everyone in the industry, »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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The Voice Top 9 Performance Recap: The Front-Runner Takes a Tumble

9 May 2016 7:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Thou shalt not take the name of thy diva Beyoncé in vain.

On tonight’s Top 9 performance episode of The Voice, however, Christina Aguilera righteously name-checked Ms. Knowles — calling on the “Formation” singer to perform a duet with her protégé Bryan Bautista after his fantastic performance of “1 + 1.”

RelatedThe Good Wife: Why Alicia’s Ending Was a Triumph of Structure Over Truth

Smart move, really, promoting a #BryanAndBeyonce hashtag. After all, the ridiculously handsome crooner had his best week just as his teammate, season-long front-runner Alisan Porter, self-immolated in the blazing heat of an overbaked performance of Aerosmith’s »

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Locke & Key Comic Book Series Is (Again) Eyed for TV Adaptation

9 May 2016 1:01 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Five years after Fox passed on its pilot adaptation of Locke & Key, Idw Entertainment has announced its own plans to bring the comic book series to TV.

VideosWatch Fox’s ‘Lost’ Locke & Key Pilot Trailer

Most simply said, Locke & Key concerns a family that, in the wake of the patriarch’s murder, moves from California to Massachusetts. There, the mother and her three kids move into an estate called Key House, so as to be close to the deceased’s brother. Things then get very eerie as a set of unusual keys prove to unlock all sorts of unsettling discoveries within and round the manor, »

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Jennifer Lopez Gets Emotional at American Idol Finale

8 April 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jennifer Lopez got emotional at Thursday's American Idol series finale. The singer, actress and TV judge, 46, wiped tears from her eyes at the finale for the competition show's farewell season at Dolby Theater in Hollywood. For the last time, Lopez sat alongside her fellow judges Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. for the finale of the show's fifteenth (and final) season - the end of Lopez's five-season stint as a judge. In true, Lopez fashion, the star hit the Idol stage to perform her new single "Ain't Your Mama," in a quintessential Lopez performance, filled with outfit changes, sparkles and high-energy dance numbers. »

- Char Adams, @CiCiAdams_

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The Lonesome Death of 'American Idol'

8 April 2016 6:37 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

American Idol has a lot in common with the country it's named after — a swift rise, fueled by lofty populist ideals and naked aggression, world conquest, such giddy heights, then the tragic skid into despair and and it's all somehow Fox's fault. The end of the Idol empire should have been a much bigger deal. It should have been an event. But instead, last night's farewell episode just kind of dribbled away, like the final season overall. "Let's do a Bowie tribute, except instead of Adam Lambert or Fantasia, we'll »

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Simon Cowell Makes Surprise Return for American Idol Finale - and Finally Offers a Tiny Apology for Being So Mean

8 April 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Simon Cowell made a surprise return on the American Idol finale, after all - and the show's legendary bad-boy finally offered up a little contrition for all the mean things he said to contestants over the years. The 56-year-old TV judge was expected to be out of the country for the finale of the show's fifteenth season, according to E! Online. But Cowell surprised his fellow original co-hosts Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson - along with the rest of America - when he took to the stage during Thursday's show. "I just thought this would be a good [opportunity] on behalf of myself, »

- Char Adams, @CiCiAdams_

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Simon Cowell Makes Surprise Return for American Idol Finale - and Finally Offers a Tiny Apology for Being So Mean

8 April 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Simon Cowell made a surprise return on the American Idol finale, after all - and the show's legendary bad-boy finally offered up a little contrition for all the mean things he said to contestants over the years. The 56-year-old TV judge was expected to be out of the country for the finale of the show's fifteenth season, according to E! Online. But Cowell surprised his fellow original co-hosts Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson - along with the rest of America - when he took to the stage during Thursday's show. "I just thought this would be a good [opportunity] on behalf of myself, »

- Char Adams, @CiCiAdams_

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‘American Idol’ Says Goodbye on a Night Full of Stars

7 April 2016 10:06 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“This show transformed television.”

Many have uttered some variation of those words in the weeks leading up to “American Idol’s” finale, but tonight — the night of the singing competition’s last episode — it was President Barack Obama, himself, who made the declaration to kick off the night, a sign of the show’s historic influence over the past 15 years.

The live show at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Calif., which led up to the final moment of crowning the last winner, felt more like a two-hour celebration of the show, rather than a showcase of one particular individual. (Find out who the winner is here.)

Following Obama’s taped segment, a less familiar face graced the stage: Brian Dunkleman, who co-hosted the first season of “Idol” along with Ryan Seacrest.

“I just wanted to stop by and congratulate the show for struggling along another 14 seasons without me,” Dunkleman cracked, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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On ‘American Idol’ Finale, Nostalgia Strikes Dominant Chord – Review

7 April 2016 7:46 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Updated 10:00 Pm: You can sum up the American Idol series grand finale very simply: Everyone got to take part in a medley and there were no surprise appearances. The broadcast was at 100 minutes and counting when they brought out original judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson. For the official Idol record, Abdul and Cowell kissed and made up. Randy Jackson looked on. In the end, the show didn't know how to sum up and/or pay tribute to Cowell—its core villain… »

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Before 'American Idol' ends, here are 10 performances I loved

7 April 2016 2:13 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

American Idol season 1 debuted about a week after The Wire season 1 did. Though my TV tastes over the years trended much more towards complicated scripted dramas like the latter, I spent a long time watching the former, and enjoying it in the moments when the series wasn't busy padding its run time with inanities (like the entire judging career of Randy Jackson) and simply let the contestants sing. Often, those performances were just overpraised photocopies of the original moments, but when an Idol singer put their own stamp on a familiar tune, or dug up an obscurity and made it sound like a hit, I couldn't begrudge the series its enormous popularity. Eventually, the show got too repetitive for me to stick with, especially as more and more scripted options rose up demanding my attention. The last time I watched an Idol season from start to finish was the 9th, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Farewell for Now, American Idol, and Thanks for All the Memories

7 April 2016 1:41 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Season 10 of American Idol. Top 4 results night. May 12, 2011.

I remember it vividly, joyfully — but not just because the exceptional Haley Reinhart (who’d been enduring egregious sabotage from judges Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson) improbably survived over rocker dude James Durbin. Mostly, the date is blazed into my memory because of a surprise delivery I’d received a few hours earlier from the New Jersey State Division of Youth and Family Services: Three-month-old foster twins, ridiculously cute boys whom my husband and I had only learned about earlier that morning.

RelatedRatings: American Idol‘s Final Performance Finale Hits 3-Year Highs »

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Paula Abdul on 'American Idol' Legacy

7 April 2016 1:26 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

After 15 years, American Idol is coming to a close. The singing competition launched the careers of stars like Adam Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson. It set a new precedent for the capabilities of a reality series, legitimizing a form of entertainment that had been looked down upon by the rest of the industry.

"I feel so fortunate and a tremendous sense of gratitude that I got to be a part of something from day one that's leaving an incredible legacy," former judge Paula Abdul tells Rolling Stone. She had »

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American Idol finale: less a fond farewell and more a welcome retreat

7 April 2016 7:33 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

After 15 seasons it’s time to say goodbye to the reality juggernaut, but with interest at an all-time low is this really the end or just a cynical ratings ploy?

It’s all come down to this. American Idol exhales its final breath tonight after 15 long seasons. But let’s be honest: it’s not so much a farewell as it is a euthanasia considering the show has been culturally dead for the majority of the past decade. From an incredible heyday when the reality competition brought in an astounding average of 30 million viewers (with original judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Paula Abdul), Idol now barely manages to carry a third of that.

This 'farewell season' could just be a break. (Or, in television-speak, a ratings ploy.)

Related: Surely, finally, this is the end for The X Factor

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- Rob LeDonne

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How American Idol Changed Ryan Seacrest's Life: 'I Was Living in a One-Bedroom Apartment and Splitting the Rent with Another Dude'

6 April 2016 6:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A lot has changed for Ryan Seacrest since he first became host of American Idol in 2002. "I can't even begin to compare my life then and now," the reality TV host says in the current issue of People. "I mean, when this all started, I was living in a one-bedroom apartment and splitting the rent with another dude." In fact, Seacrest hadn't even hosted any sort of live program before Idol."I was just going out there and trying my best," says Seacrest, who co-hosted the first season with Brian Dunkleman before flying solo the next 14 years. "It took a »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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How American Idol Changed Ryan Seacrest's Life: 'I Was Living in a One-Bedroom Apartment and Splitting the Rent with Another Dude'

6 April 2016 6:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A lot has changed for Ryan Seacrest since he first became host of American Idol in 2002. "I can't even begin to compare my life then and now," the reality TV host says in the current issue of People. "I mean, when this all started, I was living in a one-bedroom apartment and splitting the rent with another dude." In fact, Seacrest hadn't even hosted any sort of live program before Idol."I was just going out there and trying my best," says Seacrest, who co-hosted the first season with Brian Dunkleman before flying solo the next 14 years. "It took a »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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How Did 'American Idol' Change the Lives of Its Fans?

5 April 2016 10:30 PM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

On June 11, 2002, a brand-new reality competition series, imported from the UK, made its debut on Fox. Hosts Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman, and judges Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell, were all there, along with thousands of everyday people showing up to audition for the chance at becoming a superstar. No one knew then what a juggernaut American Idol: The Search for a Superstar would become. That was the day that TV was changed forever.

We all know how it has shaped the entertainment world, but what does American Idol mean to those of us who have watched since the very beginning, who have voted countless times, who buy the music and attend the concerts -- in other words, the die-hard fans? This is my story about American Idol and what this show means to me.

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- editor@buddytv.com

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'American Idol' Series Finale -- Hung, Dunkleman Returning!!

5 April 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Two people responsible for putting "American Idol" on the map are definitely returning for the final shows, and we don't mean Kelly Clarkson and Simon Cowell. Yes, they'll be there too ... but more importantly, original 'Idol' co-host Brian Dunkleman will open the show and crowd favorite William Hung will sing on Thursday's series finale ... TMZ has learned. That's not all ... we're told the show's trying to bring back every 'AI' winner and most »

- TMZ Staff

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American Idol Top 3 Performance Recap: Baby, It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over

31 March 2016 7:19 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

I shed a few tears during this week’s American Idol — for reasons both totally expected and somewhat surprising.

RelatedEmpire Ep Talks Andre’s Response to Tragedy, Rekindled Cookie/Lucious

On the former front, let’s be like Randy Jackson and keep it really real, dawg (Omg, I already regret typing all of those words): The Hometown Visits episode is like the world’s most potent onion. Once you cut into it, everything’s over but the weeping, the snuffling and the slightly embarrassed dabbing of one’s eyes with half a box of tissues.

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Reality Check: Who Deserves to Win Idol — And Who Should Be Bottom 2? Plus: The Magic of Adam Lambert!

21 March 2016 10:03 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We’re down to five contestants on American Idol‘s farewell season, but regardless of how the next three weeks play out, there’s only one contestant who’s proven worthy of a key to the House That Allison Iraheta Gorgeously Graffitied.

RelatedKeep or Cut? Vote on the Fate of Castle, Sleepy Hollow, Other ‘Bubble’ Shows

On this week’s episode of Reality Check, my co-host Melinda Doolittle and I break down the most recent performances from the remaining vocalists, call attention to the massive improvement in the second half of last Thursday’s episode — and theorize the reasons why »

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