| Apr 20, 2011
| 9:31 PM
Music of the 21st century was the theme tonight on "American Idol." The headline: The judges got a little tough. That's progress.
In a running gag, the finalists joked about one another. They wore a Casey Abrams beard, and they made fun of Lauren...
| May 14, 2011
| 7:49 PM
One year to the day after Lee DeWyze’s “beLeevers” crowded into the Arlington Park racetrack to wish him luck on the "American Idol" TV show, crowds huddled there again Saturday in a cold rain to cheer a new northwest suburban star....
| Aug 26, 2011
| 2:12 PM
The Jerry Lewis era of the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Labor Day Telethon has ended a bit sooner than expected.
The event's host and main public advocate since 1966, the veteran comedian was slated for a final appearance on this year's edition,...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 8:38 AM
The seven remaining contestants on"American Idol"performed songs from 2010, 2011 and 2012, in clusters as well as solo, on Wednesday night. It really did come as something of a relief to hear these young people do current hits, mostly of their own...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 8:51 AM
Who will be the next Kelly Clarkson? Or Carrie Underwood? Or Scotty McCreery?
As usual, the question won't be answered until May, but much of the fun is in the journey ... as "American Idol" is determined to prove again. The hugely popular Fox singing...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 8:32 PM
This time, "Idol" pays a visit to Pittsburgh, the City of Champions. Is this where we will find the ultimate winner then?
THIS! Is "American Idol"!
Side note: I love how the Scotty McCreery clip that the producers added to the opening credits this...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 11:10 PM
“The 'American Idol' auditions are in a … boat, I’m guessing?” wondered one Idol hopeful.
A very large one at that, as the San Diego auditions of "Idol" were held aboard the USS Midway, complete with jets flying above ("Top Gun,"...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 7:47 PM
"The altitude's kinda giving me a bit of a headache. Does anyone got (an), Aspen?"
Oh, Steven Tyler. It was so funny I forgot to laugh.
"American Idol" travels to Aspen, Colo., for the first time, where we learn about Rocky Mountain Oysters and...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 8:46 PM
At age 9, I watched with wide eyes as"American Idol"debuted on national television in 2002.
I never imagined that 10 years later I would receive my very own golden ticket to Hollywood.
After my debut appearance in the Season 11 premiere, which showed...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 11:58 AM
Steven Tyler of 'American Idol' on Fox
Q: How much did your first-year experience sell you on the idea of returning to "American Idol"?
A: It was a whole year of, "What?" I was living in L.A., and it was pretty amazing. The whole thing to me was over...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 6:14 PM
Tonight's special entertainment on DWTS was geared toward the tween crowd.
Justin Bieber. Live. Ouch.
As Randy Jackson would say, it was a bit pitchy. And he topped off the whole mess by wearing a shiny, bedazzled purple jacket.
He fared better...