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'Idol' creator Simon Fuller demands payment for 'X-Factor'

"American Idol" creator Simon Fuller filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming he should be paid for the U.S. version of "The X Factor."


Jordin Sparks to sing anthem at MLB All-Star game

Jordin Sparks to sing anthem at MLB All-Star game

Jordin Sparks sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl in 2008 and for President Barack Obama this week, and now she'll perform it for baseball fans.


The TV Watch: ‘American Idol’ Winner Is ...‘American Idol’

The TV Watch: ‘American Idol’ Winner Is ...‘American Idol’

He was a little bit country; she was a little bit country. Scotty McCreery, the 17-year-old from Garner, N.C., won, but the real competition wasn’t between him and fellow Southerner Lauren Alaina, 16, of Rossville, Ga. All along, the contest was between “American Idol” past and “American Idol” present. It turned out that even after 10 seasons, with fewer frills and a different cast of judges, the ratings soared. “American Idol” is indestructible.


Lauren's voice doesn't let her down on 'Idol'

Despite strained vocal cords, the teenager came up big. But will her clutch performance be enough to beat Scotty McCreery?


'American Idol' finale: Who cares?

"American Idol" is drawing to a close for its 10th season, and you don't even care, do you?


American Idol's Haley Reinhart: "I Was Never Angry" About Elimination

Haley Reinhart put on a brave face during her American Idol elimination last night, but what happened next? Did the third-place finisher melt into tears backstage?


'American Idol' Axes Another Finalist

'American Idol' axes rocker James Durbin, leaving 3 finalists to vie for 'Idol' title


RATINGS RAT RACE: 'The Office' Drops Without Carell, 'American Idol' Up

Apologies for not filing a rating story earlier, it was a pretty big busy morning in TV news today. With the final ratings for last night in, here are the biggest highlights:
NBC's The Office (3.5/10 in 18-49) was down 17% from last week's episode, which marked the departure of star Steve Carell.


Another 'Idol' Goes Home

Another 'Idol' Goes Home

Randy Jackson was right -- pop music was not the right direction for Jacob Lusk. America sent Jacob back to Compton on Thursday, the night after he disappointed Randy with his "corny" performance of the Jordin Sparks-Chris Brown duet "No Air."


'Idol' dominates Wednesday

TV News: 'Modern,' 'Minds' solid opposite the megahit -- ''American Idol'' slipped a bit on Wednesday but still towered over everything else in primetime, lifting Fox to victory on a night when ABC's ''Modern Family'' was the top scripted show in demos.


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