David Hernandez voted off of 'Idol'

David Hernandez voted off of 'Idol'

LOS ANGELES, March 13 (UPI) -- David Hernandez, an aspiring pop star from Arizona, was voted off the popular U.S. television singing competition series "American Idol" Wednesday night.

Cincinnati celebrates Randy Jackson Day

CINCINNATI, March 1 (UPI) -- "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson was in Cincinnati this week to take part in a Randy Jackson Day celebration with scores of "Idol" fans.

Abdul unveils new single on radio show

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Pop singer Paula Abdul unveiled the top single from an upcoming album during an appearance on a Los Angeles radio show Friday.
Cowell promises better 'Idol' season

Cowell promises better 'Idol' season

LONDON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Simon Cowell, "American Idol's" acerbic British judge, says the show's upcoming season will be "much, much better than its last."

‘Boyz’ back in town with new CD

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The Grammy Award-winning, U.S. vocal group Boyz II Men says its first major label release in five years will be out this fall.

'Idol' judge helps country star find soul

NASHVILLE, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Nashville star Travis Tritt credits soul great Sam Moore for hooking him up with "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson.

'Idol' to use broadcast for charity

HOLLYWOOD, March 9 (UPI) -- "American Idol," which relies on U.S. TV viewers to fulfill contestants' dreams of fame, is turning its audience participation format into a charity event. During the two-night "Idol Gives Back" April 24-25 in Hollywood, the show will try to raise awarene

'American Idol' may feature past losers

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- One of the producers of Fox's "American Idol," Nigel Lythgoe, has proposed that the U.S. network bring back some favorite losers for a special episode.

'Idol's' Jackson ready to judge

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson says he is gearing up for the sixth season of the U.S. mega-hit by not knowing what to expect and then being surprised.

Bill, Hil to join lineup at Hotsoup.com

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are to join in discussions at Hotsoup.com.

Sam, the 'Soul Man,' has a new album

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- One half of the 1960s duo, Sam and Dave -- Sam Moore -- is recording his first U.S. album in 20 years.

'American Idol' stages New York auditions

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- When New York played home to auditions for the sixth season of "American Idol," the show's judges were surprised to find the contestants weren't New Yorkers.

'Idol' tryouts crush dreams, hopes

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- At the "American Idol" tryouts in Birmingham, Ala., thousands had their hopes for a coveted spot on the U.S. TV series dashed by show execs.

'American Idol' to audition 100,000

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) -- "American Idol" will visit seven cities, including San Antonio, Birmingham, Ala., Memphis and Minneapolis to seek out fresh talent for its sixth season.

No 'real Idol' judges in Fantasia flick

NEW YORK, June 2 (UPI) -- Stock footage of Fox TV's "American Idol" judges will be used in the Lifetime network's TV biopic about 2004 winner Fantasia Barrino.

Daughtry stunned by 'Idol' ouster

LOS ANGELES, May 11 (UPI) -- Former "American Idol" favorite Chris Daughtry said in Los Angeles Thursday his surprise ouster from the Fox TV talent competition was "gut-wrenching."

Seacrest says Abdul feud was his fault

LOS ANGELES, May 3 (UPI) -- Fox TV's "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest Wednesday said his widely publicized feud with judge Paula Abdul was blown out of proportion by the media.

Randy Jackson re-ups his 'Idol' contract

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) -- "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson has extended his contract with the hit Fox TV talent competition for three more years, it was reported in Los Angeles.

Jackson sticks with prediction of boy Idol

NEW YORK, April 25 (UPI) -- "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson says "a boy will win" the Fox TV talent competition.

Abdul skips out on pre-'Idol' newser

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A no-show pulled by "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul incurred the wrath of hundreds of journalists assembled for a news conference in Pasadena, Calif.

Family alarmed at Jackson's alleged drugs

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Pop star Michael Jackson's family is planning to trip to Bahrain to stage a drug intervention, the New York Daily News reported Wednesday.

Jackson, Sanchez to take on Reg & Kelly

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- "American Idol" judge and Grammy-winning music producer Randy Jackson could end up hosting a morning TV talk show in 2006.

'American Idol' fooled by comic

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The rapping nanny featured on Fox TV's "American Idol" San Francisco auditions this week was actually a comic in disguise, the New York Post revealed.

Inmate watches himself on 'American Idol'

MOBILE, Ala., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- One of the most popular, though unsuccessful, performers in this week's "American Idol" shows watched himself on TV from an Alabama jail. Leroy Wells, 23, of Grand Bay, Ala., was taped at an open audition in New Orleans last August, E! Online reported Fr

'American Idol' returning with changes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- "American Idol" is coming back for its fourth season but it's singing a new tune.
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