Seacrest, who presented all 15 seasons of 'American Idol' on Fox, will be rejoining the show when it is revived on ABC next year.
After several weeks of speculation and negotiations, Ryan Seacrest has finally confirmed that he will indeed be returning to host ‘American Idol’ when the show is revived on ABC later this year.
42 year old Seacrest was the main presenter for all 15 original seasons of ‘American Idol’ on Fox, from its inaugural series way back in 2002 to its ‘farewell’ season last year. However, back in May, the ABC network announced that it would be bringing the reality show back, having won an intense bidding process.
Seacrest, who now works for ABC on morning show ‘Live With Kelly and Ryan’, confirmed after a couple of months of negotiating that he would be taking on his role once more, and made the announcement on Thursday morning’s show (July 20th).
Continue reading: Ryan Seacrest Confirms He Will Rejoin 'American Idol' On ABC
James Durbin - American Idol Finale held at the Dolby Theatre - Arrivals at Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 8th April 2016
Gianna Isabella - American Idol Finalists Party held at The London West Hollywood - Arrivals at The London West Hollywood - West Hollywood, CA - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 25th February 2016
The country star first found fame on the reality competition back in 2005.
Country star Carrie Underwood has described her time on ‘American Idol’ as, “the most horrifying thing.” The 32 year old shot to fame after winning the fourth season of the reality series in 2005, but says the experience of competing on the Fox show was scary, as she was all by herself for the first time.
Carrie Underwood has described her time on ‘American Idol’ as “the most horrifying thing.”
Speaking to Parade magazine, Underwood said, “Idol was probably the most horrifying thing, because I had never been away from my hometown like that before. I was in L.A., of all places, by myself, putting myself out there, which is a scary thing for anybody to do."
Continue reading: Carrie Underwood Describes 'American Idol' Experience As "The Most Horrifying Thing"
Darla Fox - bBooth launches American Idol auditions at Culver City Mall in Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 15th August 2015
The reality show made its debut way back in 2002, and after fifteen seasons Fox is set to pull the plug.
At one point it was the most popular reality in U.S. TV history, but ‘American Idol’ is coming to an end. Fox announced today that the upcoming fifteenth season would be the final one.
At the peak of its popularity, ‘American Idol’ was watched by more than 30 million viewers, and helped launch the careers of the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Jordin Sparks and Carrie Underwood. However, its ratings have waned over recent years, and Fox have decided to pull the plug.
Kelly Clarkson won the first season of 'American Idol' in 2002
Continue reading: Fox Announces Next Season Of 'American Idol' Will Be The Last
This week, Phillip Phillips made "American Idol" history.
So Phillip Phillips, besides having the most tongue-twistery name since Benedict Cumberbatch is also having some legal issues with American Idol and 19 Entertainment – namely, he wants out. Phillips won a recording contract with 19 in Season 11 of the show.
Phillip Phillips is the first Idol winner to object against his contract's oppressive terms.
Continue reading: "American Idol" Alum Phillip Phillips Breaks Conventions With Petition Against Oppresisve Contract
Fox has renewed 'Empire', 'Gotham' and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' for further seasons.
Fox has ordered a second season of Empire after airing just two episodes. Comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine and superhero drama Gotham have also been renewed. Fox announced the renewals on Saturday (17th January) at the Television Critics Association press tour in California.
Terrence Howard stars in Empire.
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Continue reading: Fox Orders Second Season Of 'Empire' After Two Episodes, 'Gotham' & 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Renewed
'American Idol' winner Phillip Phillips is engaged to his girlfriend of five years Hannah Blackwell! Phillips announced their engagement via social media on Friday (26th December).
Phillip Phillips is engaged! The 24-year-old American Idol winner announced his engagement to Hannah Blackwell on Friday (26th December).
Phillip Phillips is engaged!
Watch the Music Video for Phillip Phillips' 'Unpack Your Heart'.
Continue reading: Phillip Phillips, 'American Idol' Winner, Is Engaged To His Girlfriend Of Five Years
Country singer and American Idol contestant Josh Gracin has checked himself into a psychiatric facility for treatment following a cryptic message he posted on Facebook yesterday.
The Season 2 finalist posted a concerning message on his Facebook account on Friday, which caused worried relatives to contact the local police who were able to locate Gracin and bring him home. The singer was later admitted to hospital for observation, but was eventually discharged.
Gracin underwent a "personal crisis" according to today's statement on his Facebook
In the original post on his account, Gracin said "Please remember me as someone who gave his all in his music. Pray for my family as they carry on in this world without me. Goodbye." This cryptic message was taken as indicating he intended to commit suicide by concerned friends and fans. Luckily Gracin has now checked himself into an inpatient facility for treatment for his depression.
Continue reading: American Idol Finalist Josh Gracin Checks Into Hospital Following Suicidal Facebook Post
The coroner's office has deferred its statement until the toxicology report comes through.
In the days after the death of American Idol alum Michael Johns, his sudden passing was thought to be the result of a blood clot. However, an autopsy reportedly failed to determine the cause of death with any certainty. Earlier on Tuesday, TMZ reported that the final conclusion had been deferred until the toxicology report comes through.
Johns was loved and respected by friends, family and colleagues in the industry.
This may mean that substance abuse was involved in Johns’ tragic death. An unnamed source for TMZ has allegedly revealed some new information about Johns.
Continue reading: Autopsy Fails To Shed Light On Michael Johns' Sudden Death
Tributes are pouring in for the golden-voiced Aussie, following his death on Friday.
Friday saw the unexpected death of Michael Johns, a Perth-born musician, best known outside of Australia for his 2007 appearance on American Idol. He was 35.
Johns' death was attributed to a blood clot following his twisted ankle.
Johns quickly became a fan favorite for his soulful voice and good looks, after auditioning with the Otis Redding song I’ve Been Loving You Too Long. He never made it past the finalist stage and finished eight on the show, but went on to become that rare gem – and American Idol alum to achieve success post-show. He had a thriving music career and appeared on the TV special Hit Man: David Foster and Friends as well as various charity functions.
Continue reading: Friends, Family And Fellow Musicians Mourn The Death Of "American Idol" Alum Michael Johns
Jennifer Lopez and her partner of more than two years have separated. It seems the relationship has been on the rocks for some time, according to sources speaking to a US entertainment site.
Jenifer Lopez and Casper Smart have separated after more than two and a half years together. American Idol judge began dating her former backing dancer, Smart, in October 2011 mere months after announcing her split from then-husband Marc Anthony.
Casper Smart and J-Lo photographed together in May at the 2014 Billboard Awards.
The couple's relationship seemingly ended more than a month ago but the news has only recently been made public by a number of sources speaking to a US entertainment website. A source, speaking to People, said "They initially split about six weeks ago, but that can take a little time to extricate. But they've definitely broken up. The relationship had just run its course."
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez And Casper Smart Have Split After 2 Years Together
Kristen O'Connor - American Idol Season 13 finalists party held at Fig & Olive in West Holywood - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 20th February 2014
Jessica Meuse - FOX's "American Idol XIII" Finalists Party At Fig & Olive Melrose Place - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 21st February 2014
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