American Idol’s Mandisa is known for her determinedly sunny disposition, but she recently weathered a dark depression. After losing her best friend to cancer, the 40-year-old Christian contemporary singer sequestered herself away, gaining 195 lbs. and even considered suicide. However, today she is in a happy, healthy place — and with the release of her new album, Out of the […]

  If you were a fan of Morris Chestnut’s show – ‘Rosewood’ – it’s been canceled. The show lasted for two seasons but was just announced that it will not be returning.

It looks like “American Idol” has a new home! According to TMZ, ABC has officially closed the deal. There was reportedly a bidding war between ABC, FOX, and NBC. Sources say execs with “American Idol” and ABC definitely want Ryan Seacrest to host the show. The show will be filmed in Hollywood so that means Ryan […]

Kanye West may consider himself an idol but he doesn’t want any parts of American Idol.

LaPorsha Renae is most known for her stint on the final season of American Idol. While the Louisiana didn’t win the final prize, second place hasn’t been so bad. The 23-year-old is now signed to Motown, has hit the stage with another Idol alum and is on the road promoting her single, Good Woman.   […]


American Idol singer La’Porsha Renae is causing controversy once again. Less than a year ago, the runner up for the popular singing competition caused outrage when she said, “I am one of the people who don’t really agree with that lifestyle. I wasn’t brought up that way. It wasn’t how I was raised.” She further explains […]

Clearly all signs were pointing to love for Fantasia and her husband, Kendall Taylor.

Tonight we’re bringing the show to the weekend by celebrating the life of American Idol  Fantasia. Today marks singer Fantasia Barrino’s 32nd birthday and we’d like to go all out with a special playlist in her honor coming up during the 8 o’clock Summer Mini Concert Series. Fantasia has been making a lot of noise in […]

I’m sad to report that former “American Idol” finalist Rickey Smith was killed late Thursday night, early Friday morning in a multi-car highway wreck in Oklahoma. This all happened just outside of Oklahoma City on I-240. According to reports, another man slammed head-on into Smith’s vehicle while driving the wrong way on the interstate. Police say the […]

The "American Idol" runner-up says we can still treat people with respect even if we don't agree with their "lifestyle," but is that really how it works?