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Georgian wins 'American Idol'

...two-hour finale show, among them Rihanna, Neil Diamond, Reba McEntire, Chaka Khan and John Fogarty. "American Idol" judges Steven Tyler, with his band Aerosmith, and Jennifer Lopez also performed, but it was Sanchez and Jennifer Holliday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012-05-23/georgia-wins-american-idol
Class is dismissed

...The problem is, boorish, rude and contemptible behavior has become acceptable and even rewarded today. American Idol judge Simon Cowell has become quite wealthy creating a designer brand of rude. Apparent admirers have even created their own...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/17/edi_548421.shtml
Editorials
Tom Cruise tops Forbes' annual Celebrity 100 list

...off the latest list. New to the "Celebrity 100": pop psychologist Phil McGraw (22), tart-tongued "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell (29), actor Kiefer Sutherland (68) and ubiquitous TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest (88...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/17/ent_85602.shtml
Things to Do
Clay Aiken clone croons with idol

...well-known artists such as Prince and Mary J. Blige. Although little-known Mr. Sandecki already had been booted by Idol judges during auditions, he received the tongue-in-cheek "Best Impersonator" award for a wardrobe, haircut and singing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/30/met_83378.shtml
Metro
Carey turns to 'American Idol' judge to help spice up summer tour

NEW YORK - Mariah Carey is tapping a longtime friend - "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson - to help her mix things up a bit on her "Adventures of Mimi" tour, which kicks off in August. "With this tour...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/26/mus_82877.shtml
Music
Another 'Idol' gets the boot

NEW YORK - Tears streamed from "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul's eyes when the result was announced. The audience stood and clapped, paying their respects. In a close vote...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/19/tel_81959.shtml
Television
'Idol' host tells magazine of feud with Abdul

...the deal is. It's very awkward," he was quoted as saying. The 31-year-old Seacrest, who openly spars with "Idol" judge Simon Cowell, told the magazine: "Simon and I go back and forth with each other, but it's in a different way...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/26/ent_78982.shtml
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'Idol' contestant Mandisa not 'advocate' for gays

...others the way you want to be treated. I let love be my guide. I absolutely hate no one." Long a favorite of "Idol" judges, she says her views "could have contributed" to her surprising elimination. "Idol" contestants are trimmed weekly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/09/ent_76796.shtml
Things to Do
Paula Abdul tells police she was assaulted at LA party

LOS ANGELES - "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul says that a man assaulted her at a private party over the weekend, according to a police report. On Tuesday, Abdul...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/07/ent_76409.shtml
Things to Do
Van Hunt's next album is true to his standards

...participate in the all-star act, which also included John Legend, Joss Stone, members of Aerosmith and American Idol judge Randy Jackson, is just another accolade afforded Van Hunt, who plays the Soul Bar Friday, since releasing his self-titled...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/16/mus_57058.shtml
Music