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POLL: Should Adam Lambert Be the Next American Idol Judge?

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UpdatePosted 07/09/2012 05:00PM

American Idol: Should Adam Lambert Be a Judge?

Originally posted 07/09/2012 11:05AM

He took the world by storm as a contestant on American Idol. But does Adam Lambert have what it takes to sit on the other side of the judges' table?

Lambert, 30, is reportedly among those being considered for a judging role if Jennifer Lopez doesn't return, according to an E! Online report.

The season 8 singer, who finished as runner-up to Kris Allen in probably the biggest Idol upset ever, is one of the show's biggest stars, and has the outsize personality that would seem perfect for television.

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Should Johnny Depp Make Career Move from Movies to Music?

Johnny Depp's Rocks His MTV Movie Awards Acceptance Speech

Originally posted 06/03/2012 10:45PM

No need for a long speech or laundry list of "thank you" shout-outs.

When Johnny Depp took the stage to accept the generation award at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards, broadcast live from Los Angeles's Gibson Amphitheatre, the veteran actor showed off another one of his enviable talents.

Depp, 48, grabbed his guitar to jam with rock duo The Black Keys, who launched into their hit "Gold on the Ceiling."

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Chaka Kahn, Neil Diamond, Fantasia Among Idol Finale's Top 11 Moments | Jessica Sanchez

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Best 11 Moments From American Idol's Season 11 Finale

Originally posted 05/24/2012 10:30AM

Wednesday's two-hour American Idol finale culminated in an big win for Phillip Phillips, but that emotional moment was just one of the best of the night. Former contestants Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young got engaged on live TV – which scored high on the emotional richter scale. Besides those two, here are the top 11 moments from Idol's season 11 finale:

Phillip Phillips sings with John Fogerty: The still-unofficial winner and Creedence Clearwater Revival's front man started the show with a pitch-perfect performance of classics "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" and "Bad Moon Rising."

Joshua Sings with Fantasia Barrino: A favorite of the judges, the third-place finisher performed a growling rendition of Elton John's "Take Me to the Pilot" with "the biggest inspiration in my life," season 2 winner Fantasia Barrino.

Top 12 women perform with Chaka Khan: They may have gone home early but Hollie Cavanagh, Skylar Laine, Erika Van Pelt, Elise Testone and Shannon Magrane got to sing "I'm Every Woman" with the legend. Not too shabby!

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Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez  Singing in the Idol Finale

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American Idol: Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez Singing in the Finale

Originally posted 05/17/2012 09:05PM

After a marathon performance night, which had the contestants singing three songs each, American Idol's top three – Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet and Phillip Phillips – faced the final elimination on Thursday.

And even though the contestants say they'll be happy for whoever wins the competition, only two of them will be able to compete in next week's finale.

Keep reading to find out who that will be – and who was sent home Thursday in third place ...

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PHOTOS: Steven Tyler's American Idol Backstage Bungalow

Check Out Steven Tyler's American Idol Backstage Bungalow

Originally posted 05/17/2012 05:30PM

From reportedly demanding naked women backstage in the '80s, to insisting on no pressed meat on his tour rider, Steven Tyler knows a thing or two about being a rock star on and off-stage.

He's letting the good times roll at American Idol, where he’s decorated his backstage digs – which he calls the Love Shack – in bright pink and silver.

Located on the CBS lot, near the Idol stage, Tyler's seven-room bungalow houses a dressing room, hair and make-up room, an office, an extra office for his fiancée, Erin Brady, bedroom, kitchen, dining area and family room.

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Who Deserves to Be in the American Idol Finale?

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American Idol Finale: Who Deserves to Make It?

Originally posted 05/17/2012 11:40AM

All three wowed America on Wednesday. Only two will move on Thursday night.

Not that Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez seem too concerned about that. While it may indeed be the closest American Idol race ever, the three remaining competitors are a tight group – and they appear to be as happy for each other as for themselves.

"I want to win, but at this point we're all winners," Ledet told PEOPLE after Wednesday's show. "I'm not gonna say I don't care, but I will be just as happy about me winning or two of my friends, Phillip or Jessica."

"It was a crazy night, man," Phillips said. "Everybody had a great night. Josh sang the house down – he rocked it. And Jessica sang the crap out of all her songs, and I just did something and had fun."

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Is This American Idol's Closest Race Ever?

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American Idol: Top Three Battle to Be in the Finale

Originally posted 05/16/2012 10:35PM

Much of Wednesday's American Idol's performance episode was filled with footage of the top three – Joshua Ledet, Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips – on their hometown visits. It was touching footage of these young performers at home feeling like superstars. But who's going to cash in their Idol ticket for a chance at super-stardom?

They all have potential and they all sang three songs each on Wednesday during three rounds of competition. Song choice was selected by the judges, followed by the contestants, followed by mentor and vocal coach Jimmy Iovine.

Here's how it went down …

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American Idol: Who's in the Top Three?

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American Idol's Top Three Revealed

Originally posted 05/10/2012 09:30PM

We're in the home stretch!

On Wednesday, American Idol's final four performed California-themed songs and personal favorites they wished they'd written. According to the judges, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet and Phillip Phillips hit it out of the park.

On the other hand, Hollie Cavanagh, who's perennially in the bottom on elimination nights, fell short on her second performance of Bonnie Raitt's classic "I Can't Make You Love Me."

So who's in the top three and heading home in style on a private jet for the annual hometown extravaganza this weekend? And who's just heading home? Keeping reading to find out ...

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Idol's Final Four Revealed in Shocking Elimination

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American Idol Announces Final Four

Originally posted 05/03/2012 09:20PM

American Idol has its final four!

After Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet, Hollie Cavanagh, Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez each performed a song from the '60s and another one from the British pop songbook, the top five faced another elimination on Thursday.

And all eyes were on Hollie Cavanagh, who's been a regular in the bottom, but had two impressive performances with Tina Turner's "River Deep-Mountain High" and Leona Lewis's "Bleeding Love."

So did she survive another week? Keep reading to find out ...

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Hollie Cavanagh Bounces Back on American Idol

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Hollie Cavanagh Bounces Back on American Idol

Originally posted 05/02/2012 10:30PM

The finish line is in sight – and as the final five contestants fight to be the winner of American Idol, the competition is fierce. Just like last week, the contestants brought top-notch performances, tackling classic songs from the 1960s and the British pop songbook.

No one seemed to fight harder than Hollie Cavanagh. After another appearance in the bottom last week, she delivered Wednesday with a high-energy version of Ike and Tina Turner's rock-soul rave-up "River Deep-Mountain High," which found her shimmying and shaking across the stage while wearing sky-high heels. For her second tune, she brought tender emotion to Leona Lewis's "Bleeding Love."

"It was a different type of Hollie out there tonight," Jennifer Lopez said of her first song. Randy Jackson also called her this season's "dark horse," adding that her rebound was perfect timing in the competition.

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