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ABC will make its upfront presentation to advertisers Tuesday at Lincoln Center — and attendees will be expecting an update on the network’s biggest new show, the revival of “American Idol.”
Sources tell Variety that a deal with Ryan Seacrest to return as series host is near completion, and that Trish Kinane is set to return as showrunner. Kinane will executive produce the revival with FremantleMedia North America. It is unclear whether Seacrest or Kinane will be in attendance at Tuesday’s upfront. But if a deal with Seacrest can be wrapped quickly, he would be a likely candidate to make an appearance at the presentation.
Variety has also learned that “Idol” alum Carrie Underwood has held talks with ABC and producers about joining “American Idol” as a judge. In addition, Adam Lambert’s name has been in the mix for a potential role, sources confirm. Reports out of the U.K »
- Shirley Halperin and Daniel Holloway
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… »
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.
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. »
- Lydia Price
It's becoming more likely that the American Idol TV show will be rebooted in the near future. ABC is reportedly close to making a deal for the singing competition TV series. Meanwhile, it seems Fox is also aggressively pursuing the reboot, which makes sense, since it was so successful for the network, the first time out. Last summer, former host Ryan Seacrest said he was up for an American Idol revival. Last week, however, he joined the syndicated Live with Kelly! talk show as the newest co-host opposite Kelly Ripa. While Live shoots in New York, Idol was an L.A.-based show during its original Fox run. According to Variety, past Idol winners and contestants, including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry, Jennifer Hudson, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Fantasia, Phillip Phillips, and Adam Lambert, could be attached to the new series. Read More… »
Hollywood is abuzz — yet again — about prospects of an “American Idol” reboot, this time at ABC with a return slated for spring of 2018. Will the once formidable music competition show, which spent 15 years at Fox, fly again?
Former “Idol” associate musical director Michael Orland, who coached hundreds of finalists during his decade-and-a-half working on the show, thinks the franchise is ripe for a refresh. “‘American Idol’ was, and still is, the biggest and best of all of the entertainment competition shows,” he tells Variety. “It also produced so many people that came out of the show that still continue to make an incredible living as a result of their exposure on the show.”
Orland says that some of that talent nurtured on the series — which turned out stars that included Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry, Jennifer Hudson, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Fantasia, Phillip Phillips, and Adam Lambert, among others — are prime candidates to take the show »
- Michele Amabile Angermiller
Fantasia Barrino got married to longtime beau Kendall Taylor in 2015, but in an interview on the Wednesday edition of “Harry”, the former “American Idol” winner revealed this wasn’t her first wedding — because she previously got married to herself. “Before I met him I bought a ring and married myself,” Barrino tells host Harry Connick […] »
- Brent Furdyk
If you need inspiration, look no farther. Fantasia Barrino appeared on Harry Tuesday and opened up to host Harry Connick Jr. about her two wedding rings. As fans know, Fantasia tied the knot with Kendall Taylor in 2015, but she revealed she was married to someone else first: herself. "Before I met him I bought a ring and married myself. That's crazy, right?" she mused. "I married myself because I felt like before true love could come I needed to learn how to love myself again, and so for me I forgot about myself." Fantasia's dedication to other people made her realize that she was neglecting her personal wants and needs. "I was so busy trying to take care of everybody »
Happy to hear Fantasia Barrino is doing Ok.
The season three winner of American Idol issued a statement to Et following her canceled Memphis, Tennessee, show on Sunday night over an undisclosed accident that caused second-degree burns.
Watch: 'American Idol' Finale: 15 Big Reveals From the Series Retrospective
"Fantasia suffered a minor accident yesterday afternoon and is resting comfortably," the singer's rep tells Et. "At this moment, our plan is to resume the tour in Los Angeles on Wednesday at the Microsoft Theater. She thanks all of her fans for their kind messages of love and support, and is looking forward to getting back out on the road."
Fantasia broke the news of her canceled concert via Instagram on Sunday, noting only a "minor accident."
Shortly afterward, Fantasia's husband, Kendall Taylor, shared a picture of her in the hospital, writing, "My Wife »
Fantasia Barrino suffered 2nd degree burns to her arm when she knocked over a vaporizer in her sleep ... TMZ has learned. Sources close to the singer tell TMZ ... she was dozing on her tour bus Sunday with an aromatherapy vaporizer nearby. She uses it to soothe her vocal cords. We're told she thinks she rolled over onto the machine's cord, which caused hot water to spill out on her right forearm. Our sources say Fantasia »
- TMZ Staff
Fantasia Barrino was forced to cancel her Memphis concert scheduled for Sunday night after the season-three winner of “American Idol” suffered an accident that left her with second-degree burns on her arm. Her husband, Kendall Taylor, shared the news on Instagram, along with a photo of the singer’s bandaged forearm as she lay in a hospital bed. […] »
- Brent Furdyk
Fantasia Barrino is on the mend after suffering an accident that left her with second-degree burns. The musician was forced to cancel a concert in Tennessee, but she'll be resuming her tour later this week. "Fantasia suffered a minor accident yesterday afternoon and is resting comfortably. At this moment, our plan is to resume the tour in Los Angeles on Wednesday at the Microsoft Theater," a rep for the American Idol winner tells E! News in a statement. "She thanks all of her fans for their kind messages of love and support, and is looking forward to getting back out on the road." The news comes as Fantasia's husband broke the news of her injury on social media. Sharing a picture of her »
Fantasia regretfully canceled a performance in Memphis on Sunday after suffering what her husband says are second-degree burns.
Kendall Taylor shared an Instagram post on Sunday showing the R&B singer laying in a hospital bed with a bandaged arm, but didn’t expound on the incident.
“My wife experienced an accident today causing 2nd degree burns on her arm,” he wrote. “She’s steady asking the Doc ‘Can I perform tonight?’ But we must be wise and realize this isn’t a race, but rather a marathon.”
Taylor also stated, “She walks as a powerful force in the earth. »
- Stephanie Petit
Simon Brew Feb 23, 2017
Fantasia, for all its merits, isn't many people's favourite Disney film. But in the early 90s, it became the biggest selling VHS ever...
I don’t think I’m going out on much of a limb to suggest that we all have a favourite Disney animated movie. Mine is Beauty & The Beast, for an abundance of reasons, not least that it caught me off guard and I wasn’t really expecting the utter treat I got. Yours is likely different.
But also, for all its merits, there are few people, I’d suggest, who list Fantasia as their top choice. Sure, I believe lots of people admire it, and there are segments of the film that remain cherished: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice sequence is an obvious standout. It’s also bold, ambitious and full of beautiful work. Yet how many watch it on a loop? Furthermore, how »
Lauren Alaina is committed to healthy living.
After struggling with body image throughout her life, the country singer opened up about her new body-positive attitude to The Tennessean earlier this week.
“This body is new to me, so I’m still trying to get used to it. I’m still learning to love myself,” the 22-year-old told the newspaper. “I want to be the girl who has a positive influence on people’s lifestyle. I don’t want to be the girl who has an eating disorder and that’s why she looks the way she does.”
Alaina battled an »
- Jeff Nelson
In recent months, Fantasia has begun documenting her intense fitness regimen (and sleek new physique!) on social media. But her transformation is much more than a cosmetic shift — it was inspired by personal loss.
“I lost my grandmother untimely from a massive heart attack, after which I began to take notice of my habits, such as what I was eating and allowing to enter my body, and monitoring stress — as well as the fact that I want to look and feel my best each and every day,” Fantasia, 32, tells People exclusively.
For more on Fantasia and more celeb slim-downs, pick »
- Jeff Nelson
A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.
The Golden Globes prides itself on being a rollicking bash and unpredictable live TV. Snarky, bleeped jokes, boozed celebs saying damnedest things, and bizarre picks in the TV categories like Mozart in the Jungle — the Drunk History version of the Oscars.
Maybe motivated by backlash to frequent emcee Ricky Gervais, maybe nudged by network partner NBC or maybe responding to our divided, touchy political moment, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, in their infinitely curious wisdom, decided to play it safe and sane this year, tapping people-pleasing late night party clown »
- Lanford Beard
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