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  • Ann Powers: So far, these Idols are light on their feet

     
    Last year around this time, I had a feeling that "American Idol" was about to go through a Jason Mraz phase. I was half right. Kris Allen, Season 8's ultimate winner, shared several qualities with that under-the-radar pop star: he had an effervescent...
  • Producer Steve Lillywhite gunning to be Simon's successor

     
    In a surprising video appeal, legendary producer Steve Lillywhite is publicly campaigning to take over Simon Cowell's spot on "American Idol." The man who brought to life seminal albums by U2, Talking Heads, the Dave Matthews Band, Jason Mraz and Matchbox...
  • Producer Steve Lillywhite speaks about his campaign to be 'Idol' judge

     
    Last week, noted producer Steve Lillywhite made an impassioned video plea to be considered a potential replacement for "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell, a job he's certainly qualified for, having worked on some 30 game-changing albums in just as many...
  • 'Idol': Must be the season of the hippie hopeful

     
    Something we noticed as Season 9's auditions were getting under way? The proliferation of Birkenstock-wearing, dreadlocked, folksy contenders who wouldn't look out of place at a Phish show. Crystal Bowersox is the most obvious example, what with her whole...
  • Season 9's first eliminations: What the...?

     
    For any of us who thought the judges' constant flip-flops were a fluke, bizarro "Idol" continued on Thursday night with the first Season 9 eliminations -- two girls and two guys. The unfortunate foursome: Janell Wheeler, Ashley Rodriguez, Joe Muñoz and...
  • The 'American Idol' Judge Power Rankings: The Top 24

     
    Simon Cowell may be out the door, but all of the "American Idol" judges have something to gain if they make a good showing this season. Kara DioGuardi and Randy Jackson have just one year left on their contracts, and nothing spells ka-ching! like a...
  • Steve Lillywhite 'incensed' over 'Idol's' top 12 guys, planning new video

     
    Steve Lillywhite says the "American Idol" judges "messed up" by choosing Season 9's current crop of guys. The award-winning producer who counts U2, Jason Mraz, Matchbox Twenty and the Dave Matthews Band among his long list of credits, tells Idol Tracker...
  • Catching up with David Archuleta

     
    Season 7 runner-up David Archuleta has a new album in the works, a book about to hit the shelves, and a very busy few months staring him in the adorably dimpled face. But the 19-year-old native of Murray, Utah, still made time to talk to us between his...
  • 'Family Guy': Reunited

     
    How long has it been since we’ve had the full set? Valentine’s Day? Nearly six months since Cleveland, Peter and Stan all had wacky new adventures on the same Sunday night. Feels good to have the gang back together. Mostly......
  • Hollywood Bowl announces Didi Conn will host 'Grease,' adds concert by Phoenix and Grizzly Bear

     
    When "Grease" makes its singalong debut at the Hollywood Bowl this summer, one of the movie's (pink-haired) stars will be leading the way. Didi Conn -- who played Frenchy, beauty school dropout and member of the Pink Ladies -- will......
  • Indie summer: Hollywood Bowl adds Phoenix, Grizzly Bear, Girls, Beach House, others to schedule

     
    When "Grease" makes its sing-along debut at the Hollywood Bowl this summer, one of the movie's (pink-haired) stars will be leading the way. Didi Conn -- who played Frenchy, beauty school dropout and member of the Pink Ladies -- will......
  • Simon Cowell's potential music business replacements

     
    Monday, the always enlightening Nikki Finke published a scandalicious account of the back room talks between "American Idol" and "The X Factor," claiming that both were courting music-industry veteran Tommy Mottola for a spot at their judges' table. Finke...