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You'll never guess which 'American Idol' vet makes the most money

"American Idol" just started its final season, looking for one more winner to add to its roster — its 15th, for those keeping track. But while we wait for that to work itself out, let's focus on the past winners — and even those that didn't make it all the way. Who among the score of "American Idol...

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 1:47pm

Finding the last 'American Idol'

"American Idol," the reality show that 14 years ago kicked off a tidal wave of singing competitions that have dominated network television — and introduced America to Simon Cowell — is having its last hurrah.After failing to match up in the ratings to its younger competitors and facing lagging...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 9:42am

Carrie Underwood isn't like those other divorcing celebs

In a sea of celebrity divorces, Carrie Underwood is looking to position herself like a calm little island paradise of marital stability. Because sure! In case you weren't paying attention, the "American Idol" champ has been married for five years to hockey player Mike Fisher, and she insists they'...

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 11:39pm

Philly's Songbird singing competition kicks off

This week kicks off the return of Philadelphia’s largest local singing competition, “Songbird.” The 14-week long live performance showdown features 20 of the city’s most hopeful vocal talents battling for the respected title and a $2,000 grand prize.“It’s really the only consistent singing...

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 6:52pm

Reality TV is not going away

Producer Rob Lee has spearheaded more than 500 hours of scripted and unscripted programming over the course of his career, including standouts like "Millionaire Matchmaker," "America's Best Dance Crew," "Euros of Hollywood" and "Blowout," so he knows a thing or two about what makes for successful...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 6:00am

Winners of 'American Idol': Where are they now?

After 14 seasons, TV series “American Idol” is coming to an end. The show that launched the careers of pop stars like Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson announced on Monday that this season will be its last. But what happened to the winners of the past 13 seasons? Here’s a look at where the stars...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 11:00am

Fox upfronts: So long, 'Idol,' and welcome back 'X-Files' — eventually

If the Fall 2015 lineup Fox unveiled at today's Upfronts seems to have more than a few missing big names, you're not imagining things. Much has already been made about how next season of "American Idol" will be the reality juggernaut's last, or how "The X-Files" is coming back to TV with original...

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 5:06pm

DAILY VIDEO: 'SNL' masters reality TV with 'Reality House'

There have been plenty of parodies of reality television — a genre that sometimes even borders on a parody of itself — but few have packed so much snark and style into so little time as this new "Saturday Night Live" digital short. It's somehow all reality shows in one, with elements of the...

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 1:18am

Jennifer Lopez: Hopeless romantic

Jennifer Lopez is into guilty pleasures. And we don’t mean her latest film, the steamy thriller "The Boy Next Door," where the 45-year-old plays as an English teacher who succumbs to the advances of her neighbor's hot young nephew (Ryan Guzman). As you can imagine, it doesn't go very well from...

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 3:45am

TV watch list, Wednesday, Jan. 7

People's Choice AwardsIt's not quite the Academy Awards, but it might be funnier: Allison Janney and Anna Faris are hosting this show, which aims to honor fan favorites, so the winners might be different from what you see at other shows.9 p.m., CBS'Empire'It's King Lear by way of a record company:...

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 4:53am

Katherine McPhee: 'Scorpion,' singing and sad 'Smash' fans

If you're one of the "Smash" fans still smarting from the demise of the musical drama, Katherine McPhee wants you to know that you're not alone. "I still run into quite a few people who are still quite heartbroken about 'Smash' being no longer on," McPhee says. "They have to sort of recover. I have...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 3:56am

Randy Jackson peacing out from 'American Idol'

Bad news for fans of original recipe "American Idol." The last remaining Season One judge, Randy Jackson, has announced he is leaving the show for good — or as I like to call it, "Pulling a Dunkelman." Jackson wasn't technically a judge for the 13th season of the series, stepping into the role of...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 2:43pm

Angie Miller: ‘I just want to sing’

If you preordered Angie Miller’s upcoming EP, you’re getting a personal touch that you might not even know about. Miller, who rose to fame during the 2013 season of “American Idol,” is addressing envelopes herself to send copies of her brand new EP, “Weathered,” which comes out Tuesday.“My...

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 9:26am