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Fox Will End 'American Idol' in 2016

The next season of American Idol will be its last.

Stephen Battaglio
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Kelly Clarkson: Wrapped in Red

Kelly Clarkson plays it safe, and spends too much time showing off her upper register, but Wrapped in Red is a warm and romantic addition to the Christmas pop zeitgeist.

Music

Lee DeWyze: Frames

On Frames, Lee DeWyze seeks artistic redemption after unfortunate career setbacks.

Television

Catching Up with Former American Idols: Season Eleven

With American Idol’s latest season now in full swing, let’s take a look at what happened to last year’s top ten contestants.

Music

The 2013 Grammys: Rating the Performances (video collection)

See all the night’s performances in order from best to worst.

Music

John Lennon’s Biggest Solo Hits in the US

In celebration of what would have been his 72nd birthday, we take a look at the Lennon singles that American audiences sent up the charts.

Music

Casey Abrams: Casey Abrams

Ever notice that former Wheel of Fortune contestants never bother us with post-season albums?

Jedd Beaudoin
Music

Catching Up with Former American Idols: Season Ten

It was the year Idol went country, but what happened to all of the top five?

Television

Catching Up with Former American Idols: Season Nine

The stars in season nine's American Idol were not the contestants -- but the judges.

Performing Arts

Idol Innovation: An Interview With Casey Abrams

Casey Abrams didn’t win American Idol during the show’s tenth-season run, but he revived the idea that the show could be more than simply a staging-ground for cookie-cutter, by-the-numbers pop drivel.

Television

Thursdays This Fall: An Early TV Preview

FOX’s American Idol, the current highest rated show on TV, will still hold a Thursday night spot when it returns in January, but the season starts off with the less-popular X Factor.

Television

Catching Up with Former American Idols: Season Eight

In Season 8, critics wondered how the public would respond to the new “judges save” rule, which gave the judges a one-time chance of vetoing what the people wanted.

Television

Catching Up with Former American Idols: Season Seven

Some people said that a rocker would never win American Idol, and David Cook proved them wrong.

Music

Catching Up with Former American Idols: Season Six

To cap off the night of giving in Season 6 of American Idol, no contestant was eliminated... that week.

Music

Adam Lambert: Trespassing

The one-time force of nature delivers his second disappointing album.

Music

Catching Up with Former American Idols: Season Five

Season Five’s American Idol saw a record number of Billboard chart appearances, with 18 contestants from the show eventually receiving some sort of record contract. What are those contestants up to, now?

Music

Catching Up with Former American Idols: Season Four

Season Four's American Idol saw the rise of Carrie Underwood -- the show's biggest star to date. A look back at Season Four’s most-loved contestants and what they are currently up to.

Music

Catching Up with Former American Idols: Season Three

Despite a record-breaking amount of phone-in votes, American Idol’s third season is most notable for who didn’t get enough votes. A look back at Season Three’s most-loved contestants and what they are currently up to.

Music

Catching Up with Former American Idols: Season Two

A look back at Season Two’s most-loved contestants and what they are currently up to.

Music

Catching Up with Former American Idols: Season One

A look back at American Idol Season One’s most-loved contestants and what they're currently up to.

Music

The Pop Fan's Most-Anticipated Albums of 2012?

Here’s a look at what might be taking space in your CD collection or filling up your MP3 player this year.

Music

Scotty McCreery: Clear As Day

You can throw money at a project in the hope of receiving short term notice, but once a singer like McCreery steps off the Idol reservation, giving him material this weak leaves him to swim with the sharks while having no real talent to defend himself with.

Television

Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Wednesdays

Part three of a primetime look at what the major networks will be offering us, with predictions on what will stick and what will flop.

Television

Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Tuesdays

Part two of a primetime look at what the major networks will be offering us, with predictions on what will stick and what will flop.

Television

TV’s Most Memorable Commercials

This year is the 70th anniversary of the first TV commercial, so we cast our glance back at the some of the most memorable ads of all time.

Television

What's the Appeal of 'Dancing With the Stars'?

I've tried to appreciate the courage it takes for non-dancing D-lister's to perform outside their comfort zone. Really, I have.

Television

'America's Next Great Restaurant' Is the Next Great American Dream

Reality shows that promise the American Dream keep contestants lining up and audiences tuning in.

Television

The Year in TV: December 2010

Continuing our look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in December 2010.

Television

The Year in TV: September 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in September 2010.

Television

The Year In TV: May 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in May 2010.

Music

The Year in Music: May 2010

May 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was a hodgepodge of notable cover versions, new releases, TV events, and more.

Television

The Year in TV: April 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in April 2010.

Television

February 2010 in TV

It was a month of high ratings, a truly “super” bowl, and shocking tragedies for TV audiences.

Music

The Year in Music: February 2010

Let’s continue our look at the biggest events in music, one month at a time, with February 2010.

Music

And the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Are...

When the list of nominated artists for the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was released this morning, there were a few surprises.

Culture

Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Tuesdays

If you want to know what’s new on primetime TV this fall, stop right here.

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