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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Trent Harmon is completely ecstatic that he won ‘American Idol’ but he’s just as happy for another chance to sing along with second place winner, La’Porsha Renae. She also scored a recording deal and Trent can’t wait to ‘go to work’ with his ‘Idol’ bestie!
While La’Porsha Renae, 22, didn’t win the last season of American Idol, she walked away with a record contract, anyway. This has the actual winner, Trent Harmon, 25, feeling…excited! Trent says he can’t wait for more chances to sing along with the woman he calls his best friend!
Carrie Underwood’s ‘American Idol’ finale dresses were totally on point, as the hot mama, (and former ‘Idol’ winner!), rocked not one but two sexy, sheer gowns — and we loved them both! Which get-up did you love?
Carrie Underwood, 33, recently underwent an edgy, glam makeover — and we’re all about it! Not only did she leave her signature curls behind in favor of a sleek and straight bob, but she also embraced sexier, more daring dresses. She continued to show off her sultry new style as she stepped out for the grand American Idol finale. The country crooner stepped out to bid farewell to the show, which proved to be quite emotional — especially because that’s where she got her start! She arrived at the Dolby Theater on April 7 in Hollywood in a stunning sheer gown by Yanina Couture, which featured a plunging neckline — and that wasn’t the only amazing look she showed off!
Hasta la vista, ‘American Idol!’ Trent Harmon won the 15th and final season and I’m happy for him, but it should have been La’Porsha Renae. Here’s why!
Oh, Trent Harmon. I love him, I really do, but I wanted La’Porsha Renae to win. When Ryan Seacrest announced the results on American Idol last night, April 7, after an epic three-night finale and nationwide vote, I wasn’t the only one who was shocked that it was Trent.
‘American Idol’ was definitely an emotional rollercoaster. Not only did it feature an insane amount of alum, it also crowned the person that could be the last winner ever. So, it’s no surprise he collapsed to the floor after the announcement!
Trent Harmon, 25, had to really focus on breathing after the American Idol finale! When Ryan Seacrest announced his amazing victory over La’Porsha Renae, 22, he fell to the ground in happiness — and he told us what exactly was going through his mind at that moment.