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Inside Former American Idol Host Brian Dunkleman's Contentious Custody Battle: 'Brian Has Emotionally and Physically Abused Me and Our Son,' Says Wife

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Former American Idol host Brian Dunkleman and estranged wife Kalea are both making serious claims of abuse while they enter a legal battle over the custody of their 3-year-old son Jackson.

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Rickey Smith Dead: American Idol Alum Killed by Alleged Drunk Driver in Early Morning Crash

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American Idol finalist Rickey Smith has died in an Oklahoma car crash. He was 36.

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Sorry, American Idol fans: Host Ryan Seacrest has not yet explained his what-did-he-just-say sign-off during the Thursday series finale, leaving his last two words still hanging in the minds of a lot of viewers.

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Kelly Clarkson just proved why she's the original American Idol winner.

On a night of nostalgia and congratulations, the season 1 champion went down memory lane, performing a medley of her greatest hits on Thursday's series finale.

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