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Ruben Studdard Gives American Idol Advice to NFL's Marvin Jones

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[[tmz:video id="0_ri373tx3"]] Detroit Lions star Marvin Jones listen up ... sure you might've killed your "American Idol" audition like O.J. in his prime, but that doesn't mean you're gonna win the show ... Unless You Listen To Ruben Studdard Right Now. We got Studdard, America's "Velvet Teddy Bear" and 'Idol' Season 2 champion, at Lax and asked him to rate Marvin's audition, and give him a little advice for the journey to the top. First off, Ruben
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David Foster Says He ‘Wouldn’t Say No to Being Married’ Amid Katherine McPhee Dating Rumors

David Foster Says He ‘Wouldn’t Say No to Being Married’ Amid Katherine McPhee Dating Rumors
After four divorces, David Foster says he’s open to getting married again amid rumors he’s dating singer Katharine McPhee.

Having finalized his divorce from his fourth wife Yolanda Hadid earlier this month, the Canada native, 67, hasn’t completely sworn off women, having most recently been spotted with McPhee.

“It’s quite obvious by my track record that I love being married, so I wouldn’t say no to being married again,” Foster tells People exclusively. “I like the concept, I’m just not that good at it.”

His daughter, Erin Foster, recently had nothing but praise for McPhee.
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Exclusive: David Foster Talks ‘American Idol’ & Living With Ex Yolanda Hadid's Lyme Disease: ‘We Did Our Best’

Exclusive: David Foster Talks ‘American Idol’ & Living With Ex Yolanda Hadid's Lyme Disease: ‘We Did Our Best’
Legendary musician David Foster is getting candid about his four divorces and opening up about his ex-wife, Yolanda Hadid’s, battle with Lyme disease.

“We just always did our best,” he said about living with Hadid’s illness, while talking to Et at the Grammy Museum’s third annual gala at The Novo in Los Angeles, California, on Tuesday. “We had some other issues as well, but everybody’s in a good place now. The main thing is that she’s healthy and in remission. She worked really hard at it and now she’s reaping the rewards of that.”

Exclusive: Yolanda Hadid Opens Up About Health and Finding Love Again -- With Her Kids' Help!

In her new book, Believe Me: My Battle With the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star claims the debilitating illness, which is spread by ticks, created cracks in her marriage, which ended in
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The View Hosts Sister Act Reunion: Watch Whoopi Get Back in the Habit

The View Hosts Sister Act Reunion: Watch Whoopi Get Back in the Habit
Twenty-five years after Whoopi Goldberg first donned that iconic habit, the Sister Act star reunited with several of her castmates Thursday on The View.

VideosAisha Tyler’s Final Day on The Talk: Watch Her Emotional On-Air Goodbye

Kathy Najimy (aka Sister Mary Patrick) and Wendy Makkena (aka Sister Mary Robert) joined Goldberg — who scored a 1992 Golden Globe nomination for playing Deloris Van-Cartier — to reminisce about filming the iconic comedy. One particularly exceptional story involved Najimy and Makkena putting porn on their hotel room TV, then ordering room service. (Oh, did I mention they were still wearing their full nun costumes?
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American Idol: ABC Sets Deal to Revive Singing Competition

It's back! ABC is officially rebooting the American Idol TV show. The singing competition TV series originally ran on Fox from June 2002 to April of 2016. Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery, Phillip Phillips, Candice Glover, Caleb Johnson, Nick Fradiani, and Trent Harmon were the winners in the show's first fifteen seasons on Fox. The first season of American Idol was co-hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman. From season two, onward, Seacrest hosted the show, solo. Judges throughout the years included Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres, Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. Talent has yet to be announced for the ABC revival of American Idol. Read More…
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American Idol Auditions

American Idol Auditions
American Idol lives! ABC has officially confirmed that it’s rebooting the reality competition series following its 2016 cancellation.

While we patiently wait for the show’s new network to announce a premiere date, judges and hosts, we’re looking back at where it all began for the biggest stars to come out of the show’s first 15 seasons.

Carrie Underwood

Underwood claimed the Idol crown in season 4. When we first made her acquaintance, she was an Oklahoma farm girl who had never even been on a plane, but her rendition of “I Can’t Make You Love Me” proved she was destined for bigger things.
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VH1's Daytime Divas: Star Jones to Guest, Along With Current View Hosts

VH1's Daytime Divas: Star Jones to Guest, Along With Current View Hosts
VH1’s fictional panel of daytime hosts is getting a taste of the real deal.

Several cast members from The ViewJoy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Jedediah Bila and Sara Haines — will appear in an episode of Daytime Divas, VH1’s upcoming drama about the behind-the-scenes shenanigans at a talk show called The Lunch Hour, TVLine has learned exclusively. All four women will play themselves.

RelatedExclusive: Kristen Johnston, Patti Labelle Among Latest Additions to VH1’s Daytime Divas

Also playing herself in an episode of Daytime Divas is (former View co-host) Star Jones, whose book Satan’s Sisters… a Novel of
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ABC Gives Thriller Somewhere Between a 10-Episode Series Order

ABC Gives Thriller Somewhere Between a 10-Episode Series Order
ABC is adding to its drama lineup, picking up the thriller Somewhere Between straight to series.

The drama, based on a Korean format, has been given a 10-episode order, the network announced Friday. Somewhere Between centers on a mother who knows when and how her daughter will be murdered… but she doesn’t know who the murderer is. (Are you creeped out yet?)

RelatedReba McEntire to Star in Marc Cherry’s Southern Gothic Soap for ABC

Here’s the full logline: “Laura Price isn’t crazy: She knows her daughter Serena is going to be murdered. She doesn’t know who the murderer is,
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Scandal Catch-Up: Everything You Need to Remember Before Season 6 Arrives

Scandal Catch-Up: Everything You Need to Remember Before Season 6 Arrives
Exactly five weeks from today, Olivia Pope & Co. return for a sixth season of Scandal-ous shenanigans. But before we look to the future, it’s time to ask the all-important question: How the heck did we get here?

RelatedScandal Casts Jeff Perry’s Daughter Zoe in Top-Secret Season 6 Role

Considering it’s been seven long months since the ABC drama wrapped its fifth season — a political rollercoaster almost as unbelievable as the one we just experienced in real life — no one would begrudge even the most die-hard fan for needing a refresher.

To that end, TVLine has put
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Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard Reunite on The View: Watch Their Full Performance

Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard Reunite on The View: Watch Their Full Performance
‘Tis the season to bury old hatchets, and what better way to do so… than in song?

Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken — who famously battled on American Idol in 2003, with Studdard narrowly emerging victorious — reunited Thursday on The View for a bridge-building performance of Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas.”

RelatedCandace Cameron Bure Exits The View

Aiken got the spotlight for a full minute before being joined by Studdard — in a matching red sweater, no less — much to the delight of the studio audience. But as we learned during the pair’s post-performance interview, there were no real fences to be mended.
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Designated Survivor Ends Fall Run With a Bang: Will You Return When It Does?

Designated Survivor Ends Fall Run With a Bang: Will You Return When It Does?
As foretold by Maggie Q, Designated Survivor‘s FBI Agent Hannah Wells entered “full Jack Bauer” mode this Wednesday in the ABC freshman’s fall finale.

RelatedWhen Will Your Favorite Shows Return in 2017? Save These Dates!

For one, Hannah not only survived last week’s purposeful Michael Vaughn-ing, she immediately thereafter fended off the not-so-friendly bystander who came to her aide (by trying to choke her). Slamming the pedal to the metal, she knocked away the assailant, crashed her car anew, and then ushered her blood-gushing self out of the vehicle and down the street into an alleyway, while
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Kelly Clarkson Reveals the One 'American Idol' Competitor That Could Have Beat Her

Kelly Clarkson Reveals the One 'American Idol' Competitor That Could Have Beat Her
Kelly Clarkson has no doubts about the American Idol competitor that could have beat her in season one.

The 34-year-old singer reveals that season-two winner, Ruben Studdard, could have given her a run for her Idol crown more than a decade ago.

"I feel like there are nights when I can be effortless and those are amazing," Clarkson explains of on an upcoming episode of Harry Connick Jr.'s talk show. "But he is effortless every time."

Related: Kelly Clarkson Looks Back on Her 'American Idol' Win 14 Years Later: 'I Am Forever Grateful'

While the "Velvet Teddy Bear" may be a better competitor in Clarkson's eyes, she remains one of the most successful American Idol winners. Besides selling more than 20 million albums worldwide, the Texas native is working on a new album, set for release in 2017.

As for her personal life, Clarkson and husband Brandon Blackstock have two children together -- 2-year-old daughter River Rose and
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'American Idol' Alum Rickey Smith Dead at Age 36 After Car Crash

'American Idol' Alum Rickey Smith Dead at Age 36 After Car Crash
American Idol season two finalist Rickey Smith was killed in a multi-car accident Friday in Oklahoma. He was 36. Following his death, his past competitors Ruben Studdard, who won his season, and Clay Aiken, the runner-up, posted tributes to him online. Local authorities said Smith died when a 27-year-old male driver drove his Gmc pickup truck the wrong way on a highway near Oklahoma City and crashed into him, a police official told E! News. Smith, who was driving a Honda Accord, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver was treated at a local hospital and then released into police custody. Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers believe he may...
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American Idol Alum Rickey Smith Killed in Car Crash; Remembered as 'Heart of Our Season' by Ruben Studdard

American Idol Alum Rickey Smith Killed in Car Crash; Remembered as 'Heart of Our Season' by Ruben Studdard
American Idol finalist Rickey Smith has died in an Oklahoma car crash. He was 36.

Smith, who was featured on the show's second season, was killed early Friday morning in a wrong-way wreck by an allegedly drunk driver, NewsOK and Koco report.

Smith was traveling on the I-240 freeway outside of Oklahoma City just after 3 a.m. when another driver, identified by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol as Gerardo Cerda Jr., collided head-on with Smith's Honda Accord. Cerda, 27, who was traveling west in the eastbound lane in a Gmc pickup truck, was treated at a local hospital following the crash. He was
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Rickey Smith Dead: American Idol Alum Killed by Alleged Drunk Driver in Early Morning Crash

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Rickey Smith Dead: American Idol Alum Killed by Alleged Drunk Driver in Early Morning Crash
American Idol finalist Rickey Smith has died in an Oklahoma car crash. He was 36. Smith, who was featured on the show's second season, was killed early Friday morning in a wrong-way wreck by an allegedly drunk driver, NewsOK and Koco reports. Smith was traveling on the I-240 freeway outside of Oklahoma City just after 3 a.m. when another driver, identified by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol as Gerardo Cerda Jr., collided head-on with Smith's Honda Accord. Cerda, 27, who was traveling west in the eastbound lanes in a Gmc pickup truck, was treated at a local hospital following the crash. He was
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Rickey Smith Dead: American Idol Alum Killed by Alleged Drunk Driver in Early Morning Crash

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Rickey Smith Dead: American Idol Alum Killed by Alleged Drunk Driver in Early Morning Crash
American Idol finalist Rickey Smith has died in an Oklahoma car crash. He was 36. Smith, who was featured on the show's second season, was killed early Friday morning in a wrong-way wreck by an allegedly drunk driver, NewsOK and Koco reports. Smith was traveling on the I-240 freeway outside of Oklahoma City just after 3 a.m. when another driver, identified by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol as Gerardo Cerda Jr., collided head-on with Smith's Honda Accord. Cerda, 27, who was traveling west in the eastbound lanes in a Gmc pickup truck, was treated at a local hospital following the crash. He was
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Rickey Smith, American Idol Season 2 Finalist, Dead at 36

Rickey Smith, American Idol Season 2 Finalist, Dead at 36
American Idol Season 2 finalist Rickey Smith was killed in a multi-car accident Thursday night, according to TMZ.

Smith, who memorably donned a disco-fabulous Afro wig for a performance of Earth Wind and Fire’s “Let’s Groove” and wound up finishing eighth behind Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken, was 36.

He was also known for smiling and chanting “Hercules! Hercules!” during his run on the show.

According to TMZ, Smith’s vehicle was hit head-on by another car traveling the wrong way down Oklahoma’s I-240. That driver was booked for DUI.

Several of Smith’s Idol compatriots took to social
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'American Idol' Finalist Killed In Car Crash

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Former "American Idol" finalist Rickey Smith was killed Thursday night in a multi-car highway wreck in Oklahoma. Smith was on I-240 just outside Oklahoma City when, according to reports, another man driving the wrong way on the interstate slammed head-on into Smith's vehicle. Cops say the other driver was hospitalized and booked for DUI. Smith competed on the second season of 'Idol,' and finished in eighth place. Ruben Studdard took the title that year.
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Celebrity Food Fight: Andy Richter to Host Food Network Series

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Put on your eating pants. Celebrity Food Fight TV show on Food Network premieres with back-to-back episodes, Sunday, May 29, 2016, at 10:00 and 10:30pm Et/Pt. Conan's Andy Richter hosts. Guests in the first season of Celebrity Food Fight include Tom Arnold, Jonathan Bennett, Richard Blais, Anne Burrell, Kim Coles, Scott Conant, Coolio, Andy Dick, Graham Elliot, Bill Engvall, and Jennie Garth.

Other celebs appearing in Celebrity Food Fight, season one, include: Duff Goldman, Greg Grunberg, Alex Guarnaschelli, Penn Jillette, Kristen Johnston, Kevin Jonas, Christopher Knight, Katie Lee, Tara Lipinksi, Antonia Lofaso, Carlos Mencia, Damaris Phillips, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Caroline Rhea, Melissa Rivers, Aarón Sánchez, Jean Smart, Ruben Studdard, and Kendra Wilkinson.

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Jennifer Lopez Gets Emotional at American Idol Finale

Jennifer Lopez Gets Emotional at American Idol Finale
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.
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