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Danny Gokey Welcomes a Baby Boy

Former American Idol contestant Danny Gokey and his wife, model Leyicet Peralta, welcomed a baby boy on Sunday, January 20, 2013.

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Daniel Emanuel Gokey, the couple’s first child, weighed 8 lbs. 11 oz. at birth.

“Leyicet and I are overjoyed to welcome the new member of our family. I’m ecstatic to be a first time dad and to have a new little buddy to hang out with,” Gokey told People. +Continue Reading

Kelly Clarkson Is Engaged

The first-ever American Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson, got engaged over the weekend to talent manager, Brandon Blackstock.

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“I’M ENGAGED!!!!!” Clarkson, 30, announced Saturday on Twitter. “I wanted y’all to know!! Happiest night of my life last night! I am so lucky and am with the greatest man ever.” +Continue Reading

Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban Are New American Idol Judges

The new American Idol judging team has been confirmed – Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban will join Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson at the judges table for season 12 of American Idol.

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American Idol host Ryan Seacrest Tweeted the news Sunday morning. “It’s official, your new #IdolJudges are @MariahCarey, @NickiMinaj, @KeithUrban & @Yo_RandyJackson!” Seacrest attached a photo that included Carey, Jackson, Minaj and Urban. +Continue Reading

Mariah Carey Highest Paid Judge On Reality TV

Mariah Carey, who just signed an 18 million deal with American Idol, will reportedly be the highest paid judge on any reality show.

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The 42-year-old iconic singer announced Monday that she would be the new judge on American Idol. +Continue Reading

Mariah Carey New Judge On American Idol

It’s official – singer Mariah Carey will be judging on American Idol next season.

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The news was announced Monday at the Television Critics Association summer tour in Beverly Hills.

We do, in fact, have one judge whose deal closed very, very recently,” Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly said at the event. “It’s an artist that many contestants have tried to emulate, have tried to have sung the songs, have tried to hit the notes and because it really was concluded only hours ago, our judge couldn’t be with us.” +Continue Reading

Jennifer Lopez Officially Leaving American Idol

Jennifer Lopez confirmed today that she will not be returning to judge on American Idol for a third season.

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“I honestly feel like the time has come that I have to get back to doing the other things that I do, that I put … on hold because I love Idol so much,” Lopez, 42, told Ryan Seacrest Friday on his KIIS-FM morning show. +Continue Reading

Mariah Carey the Next American Idol Judge?

With Steve Tyler announcing his departure from American Idol this week and buzz that Jennifer Lopez will not be returning, rumors that singer Mariah Carey may join the show have started.

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“She’s in play,” an insider tells People. “They are in serious talks.” +Continue Reading

Steven Tyler Quits American Idol

After two seasons on the show, singer Steven Tyler is quitting American Idol so he can focus on his band again.

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“After some long … hard … thoughts … I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress American Idol before she boils my rabbit,” Tyler said in a statement Thursday. “I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I’m back – but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I got two fists in the air and I’m kicking the door open with my band.” +Continue Reading

Phillip Phillips Back To Work Just Days After Surgery

American Idol winner Phillip Phillips is back to work just days after undergoing a 6 1/2 hour kidney surgery.

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Phillips, 21, underwent surgery last Wednesday to remove kidney stones that were too large to pass.

“I’m out of the hospital and back to work!” Phillips told E! News Monday. “Looking forward to the future.” +Continue Reading

American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips Undergoes Kidney Surgery

Phillip Phillips, American Idol season 11 winner, underwent a 6 1/2 hour surgery Wednesday to remove kidney stones that were too large to pass.

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“Surgery went well,” the 21-year-old heartthrob’s rep said. “He’s resting.” +Continue Reading

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