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American Idol Finalist Michael Johns Dies at 35

Update 08/02/2014 09:15 PM Originally posted 08/02/2014 04:50 PM

American Idol Finalist Michael Johns Dies at 35

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American Idol finalist Michael Johns died Friday from a blood clot in his ankle, according to his website and various reports.

The Australian-born singer, 35, had finished eighth on Season 7 of the singing competition in 2008.

"It is with a heavy heart and inconsolable sadness that we confirm the passing of our friend Michael Johns," the administrator of his website Tweeted on Saturday.

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Jennifer Lopez Turns 45: Here's a Quiz to Prove Her Beauty Never Ages

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Move over, Benjamin Button. Jennifer Lopez is aging backward right before our eyes.

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Ryan Seacrest Is Dating Model Shayna Taylor

Originally posted 07/18/2014 10:25 AM

Ryan Seacrest Is 'Having Fun' with Model Friend: Source | Ryan Seacrest

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Every now and then, even Ryan Seacrest needs a vacation.

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American Idol Winner Caleb Johnson Escorts Runner-Up Jena Irene Asciutto to Her Prom

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Forget being a sore loser. American Idol season 13 runner-up Jena Irene Asciutto had way too much fun spending time with eventual winner Caleb Johnson that she didn't want it to end with the finale.

Instead, the Michigan high school senior asked him to escort her to the prom.

"He's an awesome guy. We've been best friends for a couple months now. To bring him to meet all my friends is pretty cool," she said outside the North Farmington High School prom Wednesday evening, according to WWJ CBS radio in Detroit.

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Keith Urban: Nicole Kidman and I Watch Idol Together in Our 'Jammies'

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Keith Urban had a front-row seat on American Idol all season at the judges' table, but his favorite place to watch the show was at home with his wife, Nicole Kidman.

"We always watch it together," Urban told reporters Wednesday before Caleb Johnson was crowned the winner of season 13. "It's a delayed telecast out here [in Los Angeles], so we go home and watch it together. We get in our jammies and watch it. It's a good look."

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Caleb Johnson: I'm 'Probably the Antithesis' of Previous American Idol Winners

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Could Caleb Johnson's victory on American Idol take the show in an entirely new direction going forward?

If you ask the newly crowned champion – whose unconventional looks and powerful rock sound ultimately won over the audience this season – his answer is a resounding yes.

"I think for me, winning opens doors to all types of shapes and sizes and genres to come on the show and kill it," he told reporters Wednesday night shortly after his big win. "I'm probably the antithesis of what American Idols have been."

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Caleb Johnson Is the New American Idol!

Originally posted 05/21/2014 10:10 PM

American Idol Crowns Caleb Johnson Its Winner!

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More than 75,000 auditioned, but only one could become the 13th American Idol.

"It's going to be close, I would imagine," judge Harry Connick, Jr., told reporters after Tuesday night's performance finale of the final vote, which came down to Jena Irene Asciutto and Caleb Johnson.

And as he prophesized, it was anyone's guess who would become the Fox reality singing competition's latest winner.

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Ryan Seacrest Sings on American Idol!

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It took 13 seasons, but Ryan Seacrest finally sang on American Idol.

The host has often denied requests to hear him croon on the Fox reality singing competition. On Wednesday, however, he finally gave in at the season finale, where Jena Irene Asciutto and Caleb Johnson duked it out for the top prize.

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Nikki Reed Files for Divorce from Paul McDonald

Originally posted 05/21/2014 07:15 PM

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Almost two months after they announced their split, Nikki Reed has filed for divorce from Paul McDonald.

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5 Things You'll See on the American Idol Finale

Originally posted 05/21/2014 02:30 PM

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

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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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