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Are Simon, Paula and Randy Returning for American Idol's Final Season?

Are Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson Returning for American Idol's Final Season?

Originally posted 05/11/2015 03:00PM

After several years spent as Fox's most successful series, American Idol experienced a steep decline in viewership in recent years that, finally, has led to its cancellation.

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Randy Jackson Is Officially Leaving American Idol | Randy Jackson

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Randy Jackson Is Officially Leaving American Idol

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.”

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Randy Jackson's Wife Files for Divorce

Randy Jackson's Wife Files for Divorce

Originally posted 09/26/2014 04:15PM

It's over, dawg.

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Loved Ones Say Goodbye to American Idol's Michael Johns

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Loved Ones Say Goodbye to American Idol's Michael Johns

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

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5 Things You'll See on the American Idol Finale

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5 Things to Look Forward to Seeing on the American Idol Finale

Originally posted 05/21/2014 02:30PM

Finalists Jena Irene Asciutto and Caleb Johnson may have put on quite a show Tuesday night but the American Idol producers are pulling out all the stops for Wednesday night's finale.

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Idol: The Final Three Bring Down the House with Memorable Performances | Alex Preston

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Idol: The Final Three Bring Down the House with Memorable Performances

Originally posted 05/15/2014 06:30AM

There was no place like home on Wednesday's American Idol, which celebrated its 500th episode with well wishes from former winners, as the final three visited their hometowns and had memorable performances in the lead-up to Tuesday's finale.

Powerhouse teen Jena Irene, hard rocker Caleb Johnson and indie artist Alex Preston each sang three songs, the first one selected by Randy Jackson, the second one by the judges and the final one picked by their hometowns.

It was not an easy night for Johnson, who was forced to sing with a small vocal cord hemorrhage that a doctor compared to "a runner running with a badly bruised ankle."

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American Idol: Randy Jackson Returns as the Top 10 Girls Perform

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American Idol: Randy Jackson Returns as the Top 10 Girls Perform

Originally posted 02/19/2014 06:15AM

There were new twists, familiar faces and loads of drama on American Idol Tuesday night, as the ladies kicked off the first of the live performance shows.

The new twists? In what was dubbed Rush Week, the judges reviewed tapes of the Top 15 Girls and picked the 10 that impressed them the most to perform, surprising the ladies one at a time.

The familiar faces? Randy Jackson, the "Dogfather" of Idol, was back to mentor the contestants, leading a sort of Rush Week "wisdom workshop" for the pledges, which included vocal coaching from former Idol contestants Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry, and guidance from stylists, a movement coach, and a pair of spiritual advisers.

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Mariah Carey: American Idol Was Like 'Working In Hell'

Mariah Carey Hated Working at American Idol

Originally posted 11/13/2013 05:00PM

You can't blame it on the champagne. Mariah Carey sipped non-alcoholic sparkling cider during a radio interview on Tuesday, but she didn't hold back when asked about her time as a judge on American Idol admitting, "Honestly, I hated it."

The singer, who butted heads with fellow judge Nicki Minaj on the most recent season of the reality show, told Hot 97's Angie Martinez, that the experience wasn't at all what she thought it would be like when she signed on.

"I thought it was going to be a three-person panel," she admitted, thinking she'd have fun working with her longtime friend Randy Jackson. "But it wasn't that."

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Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. to Judge American Idol

Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. to Judge American Idol

Originally posted 09/03/2013 11:00AM

Jenny's back on the block at American Idol and she'll have a new neighbor.

"It was so hard for me to leave the first time," says Jennifer Lopez of her return as a judge, adding it also won't be easy coming back because of her busy schedule.

"To be honest right now is the worst time for me to stop and do Idol," she tells the show's host, Ryan Seacrest, on his radio show Tuesday. "I’m doing two movies and I have my album coming out, but I’m doing it because I want to. I love it."

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Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj Leaving American Idol

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UpdatePosted 05/30/2013 05:00PM

Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj Leaving American Idol

Originally posted 05/30/2013 07:40PM

Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj are singing their swan songs to American Idol.

On Thursday, Carey reTweeted a post by her reps that announced, "W/ global success of "#Beautiful" (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol."

Minutes later, Minaj Tweeted: "Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn't trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!"

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