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May 6th, 2016

Rickey Smith: 5 Things About ‘American Idol’ Singer Tragically Killed In Crash

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Rickey Smith, a contestant from the second season of ‘American Idol,’ is dead, leaving fans of the show sad over such a senseless tragedy. As authorities uncover more details of his shocking death, here are 5 things to know about Rickey.

Another star has fallen, as Rickey Smith, the 36-year-old singer from American Idol, has been killed in a horrible car crash. Fans who remember his sultry voice and never-ending smile are mourning the loss, so get to know more about the man who helped make Idol such a legendary show.
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May 6th, 2016

Rickey Smith Dead: ‘American Idol’ Season 2 Contestant Dies At 36

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This is so shocking. Rickey Smith, a contestant from Season 2 of the hit singing competition ‘American Idol’, has died at the young age of 36. Get all of the details right here.

How sad! Rickey Smith, an American Idol Season 2 finalist, was killed in a car accident on May 5, according to a new report. The contestant was driving on the highway when another car hit him head-on. Read on to find out more about what happened.
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April 27th, 2016

Kellie Pickler: How My Husband & I Make Marriage Work Despite Parents’ Terrible Split

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Country star Kellie Pickler stopped by to chat with HollywoodLife.com on our podcast, and she had tons to tell us! We’re loving the sweet story she told us about making things work with her adorable husband, Kyle. Click through to listen to the EXCLUSIVE details Kelly shared with us about her marriage!

How wonderful is Kellie Pickler? The 29-year-old country singer and former American Idol contestant visited HollywoodLife.com‘s podcast to give us the scoop on her great marriage to Kyle Jacobs, 43. While their relationship is a fairytale romance, Kelly needed some help getting there after dealing with her parents’ split. Click through to listen to the EXCLUSIVE details from our interview!
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April 22nd, 2016

Kellie Pickler Reveals Secrets Of The American Idol Final — The Parties, Reunions & More

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Former ‘American Idol’ contestant Kellie Pickler stopped by HollywoodLife.com, and she let us in on all of the behind-the-scenes secrets of the ‘AI’ finale. We have all of the EXCLUSIVE details of the reunions, rehearsals and after parties, right here!

Oh my gosh, SO MUCH went on behind-the-scenes of the finale of American Idol! Former contestant Kellie Pickler stopped by HollywoodLife.com to give us the EXCLUSIVE details on all of the emotional reunions, crazy rehearsals and wild after parties. Here’s the scoop!
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April 9th, 2016

Jennifer Lopez’s Ex-Husband Cris Judd Performs On ‘American Idol’ Finale — Watch

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Aww! Jennifer Lopez showed some love towards ex-husband Cris Judd during ‘American Idol’s epic series finale. He had backup dancing duties during one of the performances!

Jennifer Lopez, 46, and Cris Judd, 46, divorced 13 years ago, but apparently there’s still plenty of fondness between the pair as he scored a coveted backup dancing spot on the epic American Idol finale. Those positions were probably REALLY hard to come by, but with his ex-wife as one of the show’s three judges, we have a feeling he had a pretty good reference!
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April 8th, 2016

‘Idol’s’ La’Porsha Renae: I Want To Be An Inspiration As A Domestic Violence Survivor

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Awww! La’Porsha Renae is so totally amazing. Right after losing the ‘American Idol’ crown on the April 7 finale, all she could think of was how to raise awareness for domestic violence. As a survivor herself, she explained her plan EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife.com. Here’s the scoop.

This girl is on another level of perfection! La’Porsha Renae, 22, may have lost American Idol, but she’s winning at life. She told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that she just wants to use her new-found fame to raise awareness for domestic abuse survivors like herself. So sweet! See everything she had to say, right here.
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April 8th, 2016

La’Porsha Renae Reacts To Shocking ‘American Idol’ Loss — Is She Angry With Results

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Poor La’Porsha Renae! When Trent Harmon’s name was announced as the winner of ‘American Idol’ Apr. 7, she looked absolutely devastated. HollywoodLife.com spoke to the runner-up to see if there’s any lingering bitterness.

Such a shocker! La’Porsha Renae, 22, was so heavily favored to be crowned the final American Idol, so is she angry that she didn’t take home the ultimate prize? Even the judges reacted in stunned disbelief that she lost the title to fellow Mississippian Trent Harmon, 25, and La’Porsha herself looked floored as well. HollywoodLife.com talked to the singing powerhouse after the competition to see if she’s still hurting about the voters’ choice.
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April 8th, 2016

Jennifer Lopez Sweetly Kisses Supportive Casper Smart After ‘Idol’ Finale – Pic

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Awww! Jennifer Lopez had a huge night on April 7 with the ‘American Idol’ finale, and her loving boyfriend Casper Smart was behind her every step of the way. The choreographer gave him a sweet kiss goodbye as she jetted out of LA with her kids, and it was so cute! See for yourself, here.

Jennifer Lopez, 46, had her number one fan (and boyfriend) Casper Smart, 29,  at the American Idol finale on April 7, and she showed him how much she appreciated his support with a sweet kiss at the airport after her big night. Check out the adorable picture, right here.
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April 8th, 2016

‘American Idol’ Contestants Then & Now: See Shocking Transformations

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WOW, things have certainly changed! Dozens of past ‘American Idol’ contestants came back for the show’s series finale on April 7…and there were some we didn’t even recognize. Check out some of the crazy transformations here!

15 seasons and hundreds of contestants later, things were certainly different during the American Idol season finale than they’ve been on the show in the past! But one of the biggest differences was actually the way some of the former contestants looked — click through the gallery to see the changing looks here.
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April 8th, 2016

Jennifer Lopez Swaps Glam Gown For Casual Jeans: See Her ‘American Idol’ Style Swap

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Jennifer Lopez might have looked beyond gorgeous for the ‘American Idol’ finale, but it wasn’t long before she left her glam get-up behind for a more functional jet-setting look. From done up to dressed down in no time! Which look do you like better on JLo?

Jennifer Lopez, 46, made a grand entrance for the American Idol finale as the judge stepped out in a sparkling gold dress which featured a dramatic, high-low hemline and a train — and she looked beautiful! JLo selected a sparkling Elie Madi gown which featured a thigh-grazing hemline, putting her toned legs on full display, for the special evening. The long-sleeved ensemble was a glam choice for the last show ever and it worked so well with her strappy Christian Louboutin pumps — and it wasn’t the only outfit we saw on the star! Click here to read more

April 8th, 2016

Can You Match The ‘American Idol’ Champ To Their Winning Song? QUIZ

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It happened — ‘American Idol’ officially came to an end and named its 15th and final winner on April 7. But are you a total expert on the show…or a major amateur? Take the quiz and see how well you know the winning songs performed by the champs in each year’s finale here!

Does anything evoke more feels than watching a young singer’s dreams come true on national television? For 15 years, we’ve gotten to see just that on American Idol, and after each winner’s crowning moment, they’ve performed a coronation song to officially transition from contestant to true artist. But do you remember who sang each winning song? Take our quiz right here and test your knowledge!
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April 8th, 2016

Jennifer Hudson’s Gorgeous Purple Lip On ‘American Idol’ Finale

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Jennifer Hudson rocked the ‘American Idol’ finale on April 7, slaying in a white dress with purple lipstick. Get her beauty look below!

Jennifer Hudson, 34, looked amazing as she returned to the American Idol stage for the show’s series finale in Hollywood on April 7. Copy her makeup right here!
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