03:47 PM EDT 08/21/2014
Originally posted 08/20/2014 09:15AM
There are those who are in denial about turning 40. Then there's Ryan Seacrest, who's opting to look the landmark square in the eye.
Originally posted 08/15/2014 02:40PM
American Idol season 2 finalist Josh Gracin gave his family, friends and fans a huge scare Thursday after he reportedly posted an apparent suicide note on Facebook and then went missing.
"I've loved her for 17 years … I made mistakes … I admitted them, told her the truth and she turned her back on me when I needed her ... the most … I love you all," Gracin, 33, reportedly wrote in a post that has since been taken down, according to TMZ. "You have given me the greatest gift. You allowed me to touch your hearts with what I loved to do the most … Please remember me as someone who gave his all in his music … Pray for my family as they carry on in this world without me. Goodbye."
Originally posted 08/11/2014 02:00PM
A small group of loved ones gathered for a private ceremony in memory of American Idol finalist Michael Johns at Los Angeles's Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Friday
Originally posted 08/06/2014 11:30AM
The young singers auditioning for the 14th season of American Idol in Nashville this week weren't the only ones feeling the heat: Keith Urban admitted he was pulling for the people of Music City to wow fellow judges Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr.
Originally posted 08/05/2014 08:00AM
As fans mourn the death of American Idol finalist Michael Johns, his loved ones are coming together to remember the charismatic musician.
Originally posted 08/04/2014 08:35AM
The shocking death of American Idol finalist Michael Johns left his family, friends and fans reeling – and left many wondering about what caused it.
Originally posted 08/03/2014 12:00PM
Michael Johns was at a crossroads: take advantage of his tennis scholarship in his native Australia, or pack his bags for a chance to make it big as a singer in America.
After talking to one of his favorite bands backstage, the answer was clear, and Johns soon found himself moving to a small town in Georgia.
But success in the spotlight didn't come easy – and it took years of highs and lows before Johns finally earned a spot on season 7 of American Idol.
Originally posted 08/03/2014 07:30AM
Singer Dexter Roberts, who finished seventh place on last season's American Idol, abruptly left the show's live tour in July due to an unknown illness.
Now Roberts, 23, has shared via his Facebook page what was responsible for taking him down.
Originally posted 08/02/2014 04:50PM
American Idol finalist Michael Johns died Friday from a blood clot in his ankle, according to his website and various reports.
The Australian-born singer, 35, had finished eighth on Season 7 of the singing competition in 2008.
"It is with a heavy heart and inconsolable sadness that we confirm the passing of our friend Michael Johns," the administrator of his website Tweeted on Saturday.
Originally posted 07/21/2014 11:25AM
The singer and his wife are already parents to 18-month-old son, Daniel Emanuel
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