Ellen DeGeneres Defends Her Right To Judge “American Idol”

She’s made headlines for replacing Paula Abdul on the judges’ panel of the ninth season of American Idol, and on Tuesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the comedienne is taking on critics who have questioned how qualified she is to judge TV’s top-rated singing competition. “Apparently, there’s a lot of debate going on right…

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Kara DioGuardi “The View” Guest Co-Host

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With conservative chatterbox Elisabeth Hasselbeck still out on maternity leave, American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi is the latest star joining the round table for a guest co-hosting gig on The View, ABC News announced on Monday. Kara will guest co-host the Emmy-winning daytime talk show, alongside regulars Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, and Sherri…

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Ellen DeGeneres “American Idol” Announcement (VIDEO)

On Wednesday, comedienne Ellen DeGeneres was named the new fourth judge on American Idol, replacing Paula Abdul, who quit the most-watched show in America after a salary dispute last month. “….Getting this job is a dream come true, and think of all the money I’ll save from not having to text my vote,” she said…

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David Hasselhoff Performs On “America’s Got Talent” (VIDEO)

David Hasselhoff took off his judge’s hat and took to the stage to strut his stuff during a performance of the 1965 tune “Feelin’ Good” on America’s Got Talent Wednesday night. “He acts, he sings, he dances and he also talks a lot on this show. With a Hofftastic performance of ‘Feelin’ Good,’ give it…

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RCA Nashville Signs Danny Gokey

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Danny Gokey’s gone country. The bespectacled widower, who rose to acclaim as second runner-up on the last season of American Idol, has inked deal to record his debut country album with 19 Recordings/RCA Nashville — the official home of artists such as Jimmy Buffett, Sara Evans, Andy Griggs, and Martina McBride. The season 8 Idol…

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Kristin Chenoweth “American Idol” Judge Orlando Audition

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Kristin Chenoweth will join Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Kara DioGuardi as a guest judge when the American Idol Audition Tour sets up shop in Orlando, FL later this week. The noted actress, who snagged a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway musical You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, is up for a…

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Jessica Simpson “American Idol” Judge

Jessica Simpson is the latest in a long line of celebrity vocalists, including Diana Ross and Natalie Cole, who has been courted as a possible replacement for exiting American Idol judge Paula Abdul, The New York Post is reporting.

Paula Abdul Demands $20 Million To Return To “American Idol”

Paula Abdul has demanded $20 million from American Idol bosses to remain on the judging panel of the hit FOX singing competition, according to RadarOnline.com. The 47 year old is in negotiations with TV executives to resume her place alongside Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi on the series for the 2010 season, but…

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Ryan & Simon Hopeful For Paula’s Return To “American Idol”

American Idol’s Simon Cowell and Ryan Seacrest hope co-starPaula Abdul will return to the television talent competition, despite a recent public statement from her manager declaring it “unlikely” that the quirky showbiz vet will take her place at the judge’s table when the show kicks off its ninth season on FOX next January.

Paula Abdul Leaving “American Idol?”

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Are Paula’s Idol days done? Paula Abdul may not return to American Idol for a ninth season, the star’s new manager claimed in a new interview with The Los Angeles Times.

Kara DioGuardi Wedding To Mike McCuddy

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Kara DioGuardi is a newlywed! American Idol’s newest sharp-tongued critic married general contractor Mike McCuddy in a sunny afternoon ceremony at United Methodist Church in Prospect Harbor, Maine on Sunday. The 38-year-old Grammy-nomited producer-singer-songwriter walked down the aisle in a strapless, mermaid-style Vera Wang confection in the company of nearly 30 friends and family members,…

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