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Curtis Finch Jr., first Top 10 contestant, eliminated from 'Idol'

Curtis Finch Jr., first Top 10 contestant, eliminated from 'Idol'

LOS ANGELES, March 15 (UPI) -- Curtis Finch Jr. was the first Top 10 contender eliminated from "American Idol" in Season 12.

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Idol's Iraq story was 'all lies'

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- "American Idol" season 12 contestant Matthew Farmer said he lied about receiving a traumatic brain injury while serving in Iraq.
Kidman: 'I'd love' if daughter sings

Kidman: 'I'd love' if daughter sings

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Australian actress Nicole Kidman said she'd "love it" if daughter Sunday Rose turned out to be a singer like her father, country musician Keith Urban.

Bjork recovering from polyp removal

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Pop singer Bjork says she is nailing her notes again after a surgical procedure to remove a polyp from a vocal cord.
'Idol' alum has no kind words for Cowell

'Idol' alum has no kind words for Cowell

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- "American Idol" alum Kristy Lee Cook said former judge Simon Cowell "doesn't know anything about being on stage."
Urban tried to stay neutral in 'Idol' fray

Urban tried to stay neutral in 'Idol' fray

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Country music star Keith Urban says he tried to stay neutral when his fellow "American Idol" judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj got into a spat.
Report: Carey and Minaj warring on 'Idol'

Report: Carey and Minaj warring on 'Idol'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- "American Idol" auditions in Charlotte, N.C., were halted for a day after Nicki Minaj verbally abused her fellow judge Mariah Carey, TMZ reported.

Minaj, Urban take 'Idol' judging seats

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Rapper Nicki Minaj and country star Keith Urban will join Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey as judges on the 12th season of "American Idol," Fox Broadcasting said.
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Jackson to remain 'Idol' judge

Jackson to remain 'Idol' judge

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Randy Jackson will return as a judge for Season 12 of "American Idol" after weeks of rumors claiming he would shift into a mentor position.
Minaj, Urban near 'Idol' deals

Minaj, Urban near 'Idol' deals

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Pop star Nicki Minaj and country singer Keith Urban are close to inking deals as judges for season 12 of "American Idol," The Hollywood Reporter reported.
Underwood, Urban to perform at ACM Awards

Underwood, Urban to perform at ACM Awards

LAS VEGAS, March 22 (UPI) -- Sara Evans, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are to perform at the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony in Las Vegas, CBS said Thursday.

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Survey: Partners want love notes for Valentine's Day

Survey: Partners want love notes for Valentine's Day

EDISON, N.J., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The New Jersey-based Zebra Pen Corp. said its survey indicates Valentine's Day revelers enjoy eating out, handwritten notes and home-cooked meals.
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Keith Urban records song for SEAL film

Keith Urban records song for SEAL film

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Country music star Keith Urban has co-written and recorded a song to appear in the end credits of the U.S. Navy SEAL film "Act of Valor," Relativity Media said.
Aldean, Swift to perform at CMAs show

Aldean, Swift to perform at CMAs show

NASHVILLE, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban are to perform on the 45th annual CMA Awards show in Nashville, organizers said.
Keith Urban says new songs play well live

Keith Urban says new songs play well live

BILOXI, Miss., June 15 (UPI) -- Australian-born country star Keith Urban says he's looking forward to playing songs from his latest album on his upcoming North American tour.
Stars line up to perform at ACM Awards

Stars line up to perform at ACM Awards

LAS VEGAS, March 22 (UPI) -- Alabama, Dierks Bentley, Sara Evans, Martina McBride and Reba are to perform at the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards show in Las Vegas, CBS said.
Bob Dylan to perform at the Grammys

Bob Dylan to perform at the Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Music icon Bob Dylan is to perform with Mumford & Sons and the Avett Brothers at the Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, organizers said.
Lambert, Chesney earn ACM Award nods

Lambert, Chesney earn ACM Award nods

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. recording star Miranda Lambert is nominated for seven Academy of Country Music Awards, organizers announced Tuesday.
Kidman and Urban welcome 2nd daughter

Kidman and Urban welcome 2nd daughter

NASHVILLE, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban announced Monday their second daughter was born last month via surrogate in Nashville.
Keith Urban announces 2011 tour dates

Keith Urban announces 2011 tour dates

NEW YORK, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Australian-born country star Keith Urban announced a 44-date North American tour for the summer of 2011 to promote his new album, "Get Closer."
Stars lining up to perform at CMA Awards

Stars lining up to perform at CMA Awards

NASHVILLE, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban have been booked to perform at the 44th annual CMA Awards show in Nashville.
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