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Show's Over for American Idol

The coming 15th season will be its last

(Newser) - Fox is lowering the curtain on American Idol, ending a series that dominated television throughout the 2000s and made stars of the likes of Simon Cowell, Kelly Clarkson, and Carrie Underwood. The network announced today that the reality competition will go off the air after its 15th and final season... More »

New Idol Judges: Connick, JLo

Fox confirms casting rumors

(Newser) - After a weekend's worth of rumors , Fox announced today that Harry Connick Jr. and Jennifer Lopez will join Keith Urban as judges for the 13th season of American Idol, in the hopes that that line-up will fare better with viewers than bickering divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj did... More »

Stars Remake 'We Are the World'

(Newser) - One hundred stars of stage and screen converged on Henson Studios in Los Angeles yesterday to record a new version of iconic 1985 hit "We Are the World." The all-new recording is designed to raise money for earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Once again produced by Quincy Jones, the song features... More »

Jackson 5 Skit Sparks Outrage—It's in Blackface

Guest judge Harry Connick Jr. calls out Australian TV performers

(Newser) - A popular Australian TV variety program is under fire internationally for a skit that depicted Michael Jackson in whiteface and the rest of the Jackson 5 in blackface. Guest judge Harry Connick Jr., was shocked. “We’ve spent so much time trying to not make black people look like... More »

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