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Phillip Phillips wins 'American Idol' in 2012. But at what cost? (Mark Davis/Getty Images)

How Phillip Phillips’ Lawsuit Will Expose and Change ‘American Idol’

American Idol likes to say they help make dreams come true, but according to Phillip Phillips, winning the show can be a real nightmare. But his suit could lead to real change for reality competitions.


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Phillip Phillips Files Suit Against ‘American Idol’ Producers Who ‘Manipulated’ Him

Phillips filed a complaint with the California Labor Commissioner claiming 19 Entertainment, the producers behind American Idol, violated the state’s Talent Agencies Act.



The Scoop: Rosie O BACK To The View, George Clooney Slams UK Paper, LeBron Watch 2014

The worst-kept secret in television is the supposition that Rosie O’Donnell is headed back to “The View” table to join Whoopi Goldberg. There’s no word if she will be the moderator, but TMZ hears that […]


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Happy Birthday Paula! Let’s Sing Along!

It’s Paula Abdul’s 52nd Birthday today! Let’s play your favorite songs as part of our #SingAlongSummer :)



The Scoop: “Idol” Idles, “Godzilla” On-Screen Errors, Cleveland Foundation Freebies Continue

Uh oh. We’ve been worrying about American Idol for a while – should the plug be pulled on it already? The ratings say YES. The show’s latest finale had the lowest Nielsen ratings EVER. Only […]


Richard Marx (L) and host Ryan Seacrest perform onstage during Fox's "American Idol" XIII Finale at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Caleb Johnson Wins ‘American Idol’ As Judges — And Even Ryan Seacrest — Perform on Finale

When Candice Glover won season 12 of American Idol, she did so on her third try, having previously auditioned for the show twice before her lucky break. Turns out third time’s the charm for her successor, Caleb Johnson, too.


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PHOTOS: American Idol XIII Finale

Photos from the all-star finale of American Idol season 13!



The Scoop: Seacrest Sings, Idol Crowns Winner, Pat Sajak’s Twitter Drama, Iran Isn’t “Happy”

Why is Ryan Seacrest singing?   Ramos says: “Dreadful. Absolutely not. Sorry. Not a pop star. Don’t ever sing again.” What do you think of Seacrest’s singing? Oh, incidentally, they crowned a new champion of […]


The Scoop: Oprah’s Throwback Video, Pharrell Misses Bootyshaking, AVOIDING Sun Could Kill You?

Everybody loves Oprah, right? Of course! So let’s combine the Scoop with Throwback Thursday and show you what Oprah was like waaaaay back in 1983, when she submitted an audition tape to work on TV. […]


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The Scoop: Letterman To Leave Late Show, Alex Trebek Dissed By Jeopardy! Contestant, American Idol Veto Power

Now that David Letterman has made his surprise retirement announcement, who will be the lucky host to succeed him on CBS’ “Late Show” franchise? I hear that “Late Late Show” host Craig Ferguson has the […]