05:08 PM EDT 05/24/2016
Originally posted 04/07/2016 10:40AM
The man who introduced America to a generation of stars (and became one himself) says goodbye to a TV touchstone
Originally posted 04/06/2016 09:00PM
The Ultimate American Idol Finale Flashback Playlist – All the Past Winners Perform Their Coronation Songs
Originally posted 04/07/2016 05:15PM
Originally posted 04/07/2016 03:00PM
The blind singer was unable to father a child before receiving a kidney transplant last June
Inside Ryan Seacrest's Emotional Final Days on American Idol: 'It's Starting to Sink in,' Host Tells PEOPLE
Originally posted 04/07/2016 12:20PM
Ryan Seacrest takes one of his final walks to his trailer less than 24 hours before he bids farewell to the Los Angeles studio American Idol has called home for 15 seasons.
Originally posted 04/06/2016 10:40PM
Originally posted 04/06/2016 09:30PM
PEOPLE staff writer (and resident American Idol expert) Patrick Gomez predicts who will become the fifteenth – and final – Idol:
After fifteen seasons of searching for superstars, American Idol is set to end Thursday with the crowning of one final winner.
"Whoever wins will be the bookend to a legacy that started with Kelly Clarkson," explains host Ryan Seacrest, who is featured in the current issue of PEOPLE.
Originally posted 04/06/2016 10:00AM
Last summer, Scott MacIntyre was saved by the kindness of a stranger.
How American Idol Changed Ryan Seacrest's Life: 'I Was Living in a One-Bedroom Apartment and Splitting the Rent with Another Dude'
Originally posted 04/06/2016 09:40AM
"I can't even begin to compare my life then and now," the reality TV host says in the current issue of PEOPLE. "I mean, when this all started, I was living in a one-bedroom apartment and splitting the rent with another dude."
In fact, Seacrest hadn't even hosted any sort of live program before Idol.
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