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Originally posted 12/16/2014 04:15PM
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Originally posted 11/11/2014 08:00PM
It is the end of an era.
Randy Jackson is leaving American Idol.
"After 13 seasons, I felt now was the perfect time to leave American Idol," Jackson says in a statement released to PEOPLE. "I'm proud to have been a part of a series that discovered some incredible artists and will go down in history as one of the most successful television shows ever. A true original, Idol started it all. Onto what's next.”
Originally posted 05/20/2014 08:00PM
Whoever came up with the concept for I Wanna Marry "Harry" deserves a bonus, a garter of some order or other, a ceremonial sword and a small crown with the jewels carefully pried loose.
You can't just be giving away jewels.
The point is that it has been a while since a reality show's concept was so outlandishly irresistible that it created the instant rush of anticipation that "Harry" has. It premieres Tuesday (9 p.m.) on FOX.
Originally posted 05/13/2013 07:35PM
Very little time at Monday's FOX 2013-14 upfront presentation was devoted to the elephant in New York's Beacon Theater – America Idol's
troubled, near-completed season – except to compare the show's long-running success to Gunsmoke's.
This caused a moment's pause, not only with the thought that the incredibly influential, always buzzed-about Idol could ever be gone, but also with the reflection that at some time in the future it would be completely irrelevant. Ah well.
The bulk of FOX's smoothly clockwork presentation, of course, kept an eye on that future, at least a few months from now, with clips of upcoming shows. Nothing looked as remotely silly as last year's short-lived Mob Doctor, which was a relief, and there were several premieres that will have people talking:
Originally posted 05/09/2013 06:05PM
After 12 years at the judge's table, celebrating the soaring voices and putting down the pitchy, Randy Jackson is leaving American Idol.
Alerting his fans with statement beginning "Yo! Yo! Yo!," the exuberant Jackson – the last of the show's original judges, going back to the original Simon Cowell-Paula Abdul days – says he finally wanted to "put all of the speculation to rest" about his future.
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