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Are The American Idol Judges Really Friends?

Originally posted 01/07/2015 08:05 PM

The American Idol panel has been known for having a fair share of drama in the past. But now, the current judges couldn't be more of a happy family.

They even finish each other's sentences.

During a recent break from filming the audition process for season 14 of the FOX reality singing competition, panelists Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. couldn't wait to tell PEOPLE how much they enjoy working together.

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Kimberly Caldwell Weds Soccer Player Jordan Harvey | Kimberly Caldwell

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Now that's something to sing about!

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American Idol's Phillip Phillips Is Engaged!

Originally posted 12/27/2014 10:50 AM

Phillip Phillips Is Engaged to Girlfriend Hannah Blackwell

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It was a very Merry Christmas for Phillip Phillips.

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VIDEO: Harry Connick Jr. Gives the Best Idol Audition Ever

Originally posted 12/13/2014 07:25 PM

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Looks like someone's excited about the new season of American Idol!

Harry Connick Jr., 47, gave fellow judges Keith Urban, 47, and Jennifer Lopez, 45, quite an earful with his own mock audition in San Francisco.

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American Idol Finalist Michael Johns's Cause of Death Revealed

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Three months after his sudden passing, Michael Johns's cause of death has finally been released.

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Randy Jackson Is Officially Leaving American Idol

Originally posted 11/11/2014 08:00 PM

Randy Jackson Is Officially Leaving American Idol | Randy Jackson

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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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Scott MacIntyre: I Won't Let Kidney Failure Slow Me Down

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Though doctors have given him just six months until his kidneys fail, American Idol's Scott MacIntyre refuses to let his illness slow him down.

"There is a lot of uncertainty about the immediate future, as you can imagine," MacIntyre tells PEOPLE of being diagnosed with kidney failure. "But for now, I'm still very mobile and I'm going to continue to perform and speak as long as I have the strength to do so."

This is not the first time MacIntyre has faced a health crisis. The season 8 Idol contestant, 29 – who was born blind – had to undergo a kidney transplant at the age of 22 after he was diagnosed with kidney failure in his late teens.

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American Idol Alum Joanne Borgella Dies

Originally posted 10/18/2014 08:15 PM

American Idol Alum Joanne Borgella Dies at 32

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Joanne Borgella, a contestant on season 7 of American Idol, died on Saturday morning after battling cancer. She was 32.

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Jennifer Lopez Surprises American Idol Singer Pia Toscano on Her Birthday

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Jennifer Lopez has been known to celebrate her birthday in epic fashion, but on Tuesday night it was all about her former backup singer, Pia Toscano.

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