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Ryan Seacrest's American Idol Video Diary: His Plans for the Historic Farewell Season

Ryan Seacrest's American Idol Video Diary: His Plans for the Historic Farewell Season

Originally posted 05/14/2015 12:15PM

The TV host muses about his finale style and what's in store for Idol's goodbye

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Nick Fradiani Wins American Idol – and Releases His First Music Video!

Originally posted 05/13/2015 10:00PM

Clark Beckham or Nick Fradiani?

That was the question on everyone's mind at the star-studded finale of American Idol on Wednesday.

Beckham, 22, and Fradiani, 29, bested 10 other finalists and thousands of other hopefuls during season 14, but in the end only one of them could be named the penultimate American Idol.

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Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. React to 'Bittersweet' End of American Idol

Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. React to 'Bittersweet' End of American Idol

Originally posted 05/13/2015 08:10AM

It won't be an easy goodbye for American Idol judges Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr.

The judges of the singing reality competition series opened up about digesting the news of the show's cancellation, which Fox announced Monday.

"Do I believe that it's really ending? I have not come to terms with that yet," Lopez, 45, told reporters backstage after Tuesday night's show. "I might not."

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Who Are the American Idol Final 2? And Who Will Win? | American Idol, American Idol

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Who Will Win American Idol?

Originally posted 05/12/2015 09:45PM

They had to beat out 10 other finalists, but Clark Beckham and Nick Fradiani are now just one vote away from being declared the 14th – and second-to–last – winner of American Idol.

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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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Behind the Decision to End American Idol | American Idol, American Idol, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban

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Behind the Decision to End American Idol

Originally posted 05/11/2015 02:15PM

The choice to end American Idol did not come easily for Fox, who told reporters on Monday that the decision was an "emotional" one.

"American Idol has been such a vital part of Fox for its run, and we spent a lot of time talking with producers about the future of American Idol and, collectively, we all arrived at the conclusion that it was time to bring the show to an end," said Gary Newman, chairman and CEO at Fox.

The exec added that the show's 15th and final season, which will air in 2016 and will follow the same format as this year – that is, once a week and without a separate results show – will be a "season-long celebration. We're already talking about surprises we can have for the fans to make it feel special."

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Ryan Seacrest: American Idol Made My Dreams Come True

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Ryan Seacrest: American Idol Made My Dreams Come True

Originally posted 05/11/2015 01:05PM

Is there anybody who benefited from American Idol's initially stratospheric success more than Ryan Seacrest?

Fox announced Monday that it has canceled the series that put the network on the map and launched a legion of reality competition imitators. Set to air the 14th season finale on Wednesday, American Idol execs plan to send the show's 15th and final season out with a bang, telling reporters Monday that it will be a "season-long celebration."

"American Idol has been a big part of my life for so long, it's frankly hard to imagine it without it," said Seacrest, 40, in a statement released to PEOPLE. "It's been a remarkable journey, and I feel very fortunate to have been part of a show that made television history in countless ways."

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FROM EW: American Idol Has Been Canceled After 15 Seasons

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FROM EW: American Idol Has Been Canceled After 15 Seasons

Originally posted 05/11/2015 08:15AM

Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Harry Connick, Jr. and Ryan Seacrest will be a part of AI's 15th and final season

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See the Best Celeb Food Photos of the Week from Sofia & Joe, Kylie & More

See the Best Celeb Food Photos of the Week from Sofia & Joe, Kylie & More

Originally posted 05/08/2015 01:10PM

From ice cream and cakes to bacon and eggs, these are the stars that are making us hungry!

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Ryan Seacrest's Exclusive American Idol Video Diary: Guys Use Double-Stick Tape Too!

Ryan Seacrest's Exclusive American Idol Video Diary: Guys Use Double-Stick Tape Too!

Originally posted 05/07/2015 12:50PM

The host offers tips on perfecting pocket square placement

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