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Jena Irene & Caleb Johnson Release Singles Before ‘American Idol’ Finale

Last week’s episode of ‘American Idol’ revealed the top two contestants — and before the finale, the finalist’s sat down to record their first singles!.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodlifeJul 15th, 2017

‘American Idol’: Caleb Johnson & Jena Irene Reveal Their Celeb Crushes

‘American Idol’ has wrapped its 13th season, but winner Caleb Johnson and runner-up Jena Irene are still celebrating — by going to prom together!.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodlifeJun 27th, 2017

Jena Irene “Can’t Wait” For “American Idol” Performance With Paramore

Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson faced off last night on American Idol at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, and for Irene it was pretty much the experience of a lifetime. "To just perform in front of an audience of that many people and in an ama.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakMay 21st, 2014

‘American Idol’ Finale Recap: Season 13 Winner Revealed — Caleb Or Jena?

The ‘American Idol’ Season 13 finale has finally arrived, and on May 21, America chose either Caleb Johnson or Jena Irene to be their next ‘Idol’......»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodlifeJul 8th, 2017

Jena Irene & Caleb Johnson Release Singles Before ‘American Idol’ Finale

Last week’s episode of ‘American Idol’ revealed the top two contestants — and before the finale, the finalist’s sat down to record their first singles!.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodlifeJul 15th, 2017

American Idol Producer Defends Katy Perry"s Crazy Salary & Explains Why A Reboot Is Already Happening!

Don't judge — American Idol knows what it's doing! Producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz sat down with The Hollywood Reporter this week to dish on the reboot that has many fans saying — "Huh? But why?" – and explained why execs wasted no time bringing the hit show back. She also spoke on the insane paycheck Katy Perry is [...] Don't judge -- American Idol knows what it's doing! Producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz sat down with The Hollywood Reporter this week to dish on the reboot that has many fans saying -- "Huh? But why?" -- and explained why execs wasted no time bringing the hit show back. She also spoke on the insane paycheck Katy Perry is reported to be receiving as a judge -- and explained why the pop star is totally worth it! Video: Katy To Host 2017 MTV VMAs! The CEO of FremantleMedia North America, which produces Idol, says the show's production costs are on par with competing shows -- even with Katy Kat's reported $25 million salary. In an interview published on Thursday, she explained: "The show is not more expensive than its competitors in the genre. If other networks can make it work on similar properties, then there's no reason why ABC couldn't. This notion that the show [costs] a lot more than any other is completely untrue. We know that because we've made other shows in other genres. ABC wouldn't order something that didn't work for them financially." Showbiz is still a business, after all. The 51-year-old added that she thinks the Swish Swish singer will also benefit from this new job during this transitional phase of her career, noting: "Katy is in a transition in terms of her own career. It has been shown now what these platforms can do for artists. It has been beneficial to other people, whether it's on Idol or The Voice. But I think she genuinely cares. She auditioned when she was a guest judge on Idol in 2010 and then on the [U.K.] X-Factor. She's brilliant." Brilliant, indeed! We fondly remember Katy's 2010 guest spot -- specifically when she threatened to throw coke in Kara Dioguardi's face. Related: Fox Is Salty About Losing Idol The other judges have yet to be confirmed -- though rumored stars include Chris Daughtry, Lionel Richie, and Charlie Puth -- one name, however, was always in the cards to return: Ryan Seacrest! Frot-Coutaz admitted producers "always" planned on locking down the OG host, despite his super busy sched. She explained: "It was always going to happen. It's hard for Ryan. He's on the East Coast now and had to figure out how to make it work, but he's the hardest-working man in show business, so there will be some flying back and forth. But, as I said, it was always going to happen. He's the face of Idol." Eh, we think Simon Cowell's eye rolls are the face of Idol -- but Ry Guy is a close second! Related: Idol Alum Haley Reinhart Arrested For Battery! As for why ABC felt like it was the right time to bring back Idol just a year after its cancellation on Fox, the exec explained: "When Idol wrapped, we did extensive research. We found that we'd recruited new, much younger viewers. Do you wait five or six years, with the landscape continuing to evolve, and risk losing those followers? In thinking about doing the right thing for the brand and franchise, it felt to us that it was an unfinished story. Even though the show lived on Fox for 15 years, its audience is actually closer to that of ABC or CBS." We agree... if by "unfinished story" she means countless winners who have yet to launch legit music careers. LOLz! Will YOU be tuning into the next chapter of American Idol when it returns? [Image via FOX.].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzAug 4th, 2017

Jena Irene: "American Idol" Finale Performances - WATCH NOW!

Jena Irene sits down at the piano for one of her performances during the American Idol Finale held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Tuesday (May 20) in Los Angeles. The 17-year-old finalist sang three songs during the performance show – Florence + .....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMay 21st, 2014

American Idol: Ryan Seacrest Predicts the Winner! Plus, Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson Reveal Their Favorite Moments

"Dim the lights." Tonight, Ryan Seacrest will say those three little words another time as American Idol is set to crown the winner of its 13th season. But will it be Caleb........»»

Category: moviesSource: eonlineJul 9th, 2017

Ellen DeGeneres Asks Justin Theroux to Name Jennifer Aniston"s Best Friend

Justin Theroux is all smiles while standing next to Ellen DeGeneres for an appearance on her show, airing on Monday (September 18). The 46-year-old Lego Ninjago Movie actor was asked to reveal who his wife Jennifer Aniston‘s best friend is. Ellen recently had Reese Witherspoon on the show and they had a fight over who [...] Justin Theroux is all smiles while standing next to Ellen DeGeneres for an appearance on her show, airing on Monday (September 18). The 46-year-old Lego Ninjago Movie actor was asked to reveal who his wife Jennifer Aniston‘s best friend is. Ellen recently had Reese Witherspoon on the show and they had a fight over who is the best friend. “Well, I’m Jen’s — one of Jen’s — best friends,” Justin said. “I don’t want to get competitive, though.” “Somehow she thinks she’s Jen’s best friend when I explained to her that I’m Jen’s best friend,” Ellen said. “And I just want you to clear it up with the world that I am Jen’s best friend.” “I get in trouble if I say she’s the best friend, or you’re the best friend,” Justin replied. Ellen then said that “the honest truth is I’m a better friend.” “I don’t know, she’s pretty good friends with Reese, as well. [Jen] loves you, don’t get me wrong. She adores you … let’s make it equal friends,” he said. Justin Theroux Weighs In on the Argument Over Jennifer Aniston’s Best Friend Also pictured inside: Justin arriving at JFK Airport on Sunday (September 17) in New York City......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 18th, 2017

This Country Musician Survived The Las Vegas Shooting — And It Just Completely Changed His Stance On Gun Control

Unfortunately sometimes it takes an up close look to see the truth. The Josh Abbott Band was one of the featured performers on Sunday night at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas that was targeted by a lone gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Related: Las Vegas Residents Line Up By The [...] Unfortunately sometimes it takes an up close look to see the truth. The Josh Abbott Band was one of the featured performers on Sunday night at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas that was targeted by a lone gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Related: Las Vegas Residents Line Up By The Hundreds To Give Blood Though all members are safe and sound, they are forever changed by the horrific experience. Frontman Josh Abbott (above, right) gave fans and friends live updates on the band's safety on Twitter, writing: as Active shooter by us in Vegas. Say some prayers — Josh Abbott (@joshabbottband) October 2, 2017 Everyone in JAB is accounted for. They evacuated us from Mandalay. My fiancée is still in room. They won't let me in but she's safe — Josh Abbott (@joshabbottband) October 2, 2017 Update: I got back to Taylor & our room in Mandalay about 30 minutes ago. The rest of the band & crew are home now. Was a long awful night — Josh Abbott (@joshabbottband) October 2, 2017 I'll never unhear those gunshots; and our band & crew will never forget how that moment made them feel. Our hearts are with all the victims — Josh Abbott (@joshabbottband) October 2, 2017 But it was lead guitarist Caleb Keeter (above, left) who voiced the profound effect the events had on his politics. Related: Celebrities React To The 'Horrific' Mass Shooting In Las Vegas In a lengthy, heartfelt statement he describes being a lifelong Second Amendment advocate -- who came face to face with the realization that all the responsible gun owners on hand could do nothing to stop a single motivated madman with automatic weapons. He wrote: "Writing my parents and the love of my life a goodbye last night and a living will because I felt like I was going to live through the night was enough for me to realize that this is completely and totally out of hand." Read the entire intense piece (below): pic.twitter.com/0NFjHf3PW2 — Caleb Keeter (@Calebkeeter) October 2, 2017 I was wrong, stupid, and selfish for thinking otherwise. — Caleb Keeter (@Calebkeeter) October 2, 2017 In true country fashion, Caleb followed it up with: That being said, I'll not live in fear of anyone. We will regroup, we'll come back, and we'll rock your fucking faces off. Bet on it. — Caleb Keeter (@Calebkeeter) October 2, 2017 We're glad Caleb sees the insanity of our gun laws now and heartbroken it took this experience for someone to understand this. [Image via Twitter/TeamCoco/YouTube.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 2nd, 2017

Caleb Johnson is the New “American Idol” Champ!

It was a hard-fought win but in the end Caleb Johnson emerged victorious during the Season 13 finale of “American Idol” last night (May 21). The Asheville, North Carolina native topped Jena Irene to win a recording contract and a debut album slated t.....»»

Category: topSource: celebrity-gossipJul 8th, 2017

American Idol Season 13 Winner Revealed! Was it Caleb Johnson or Jena Irene?

We'd like to introduce you to the newest American Idol! After what has seemed like years, Fox and the voting American public have finally crowned the newest singing........»»

Category: peopleSource: eonlineJul 8th, 2017

"American Idol" Finale Recap: Season 13 Winner Crowned

Caleb Johnson or Jena Irene? After a slew of star-studded performances -- and the first judges' collaboration in 'Idol' history -- a winner was named.read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterJul 8th, 2017

Caleb Johnson vs. Jena Irene! "American Idol" Crowns a Winner

“American Idol” has a new winner!.....»»

Category: topSource: accesshollywoodJul 7th, 2017

The Votes Are In! Who Won "American Idol"?!

WARNING: American Idol spoilers ahead! And then there were two. After weeks of heartfelt performances and hard-fought battles to win the votes of viewers, rocker Caleb Johnson and the soulful Jena Irene Asciutto were the only ones left standing on America.....»»

Category: topSource: etonlineJul 8th, 2017

"American Idol" crowns its season 13 winner

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Big-voiced rocker Caleb Johnson is the season 13 "American Idol," winning the title over teenage pop singer Jena Irene......»»

Category: topSource: yahooJul 8th, 2017

Who won season 13 of "American Idol"?

​Big-voiced rocker Caleb Johnson is the new "Idol" winner, topping teenage pop singer Jena Irene......»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsJul 8th, 2017

Caleb Johnson: "American Idol" Finale Performances - WATCH NOW!

Caleb Johnson rocks out on stage while performing at the American Idol Finale held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Tuesday (May 20) in Los Angeles. The 23-year-old finalist sang three songs during the show – Aerosmith‘s “Dream On,̶.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMay 21st, 2014

"American Idol" Runner-Up Jena Irene: Caleb Johnson is My Prom Date

"It's over, thank God," said the relieved 17-year-old moments after the season 13 finale.read more.....»»

Category: tvSource: hollywoodreporterJul 8th, 2017

American Idol crowns 2014 winner

Pop singer Jena Irene and rocker Caleb Johnson battle it out in the show's season finale......»»

Category: topSource: bbc.co.ukJul 8th, 2017

"American Idol" Finale: "Boy, It Is Close," Says Harry Connick Jr.

"It's so cool that it came down to those two," the season 13 judge told reporters of finalists Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene.read more.....»»

Category: musicSource: hollywoodreporterJul 10th, 2017