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Britney and Simon Cowell share their thoughts on The X Factor USA/The Voice rivalry

Submitted by brad on Tue, 2012-09-11 08:43

While Simon Cowell may not be too impressed with the fact The X Factor USA will be going head-to-head with The Voice this fall, Britney Spears doesn’t appear to be too worried.

The new judge joked that she is looking forward to going up against Christiina Aquilera and The Voice when asked.

"Ecstatic!", she joked. "I’m elated. I find they’re both really interesting shows.

"In all honesty, I do feel like they’re two totally different shows. So you can’t really compare the two.”

Cowell on the other hand, hasn’t hidden that fact he is annoyed that NBC is putting The Voice up against his X Factor USA.

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Possible Glee role for Idol's Jessica Sanchez

Submitted by brad on Fri, 2012-06-22 07:45

American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez may be about to bag herself a highly-coveted role on Glee.

The 16-year-old, who finished second to Phillip Phillips this season, is currently in talks over a multi-episode role in the show’s fourth season.

There is no word yet what kind of role Sanchez will be involved in should everything work out.

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Phillip Phillips' surgery postponed

Submitted by brad on Wed, 2012-05-30 04:04

Phillip Phillips will not have kidney surgery today as scheduled, because he's burning up with a fever ... TMZ has learned.

As we first reported, Phillip has a serious congenital kidney condition that produces kidney stones so large they cannot pass.  The condition has virtually debilitated his right kidney -- requiring 8 prior surgeries.

Phillip has had a flare-up through almost the entire "American Idol" competition, requiring a stent that was surgically inserted two months ago -- causing the singer extreme and continuous pain.

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Kris Allen - Put American Idol out of its misery

Submitted by brad on Mon, 2012-05-28 08:19

Stick a fork in "American Idol" ... it's done -- at least according to former champ Kris Allen, who strongly insinuated the show has run its course.

Kris -- who beat out Adam Lambert to win Season 8 -- was in LA yesterday when we asked if he caught the "Idol" finale Wednesday night. But like millions of former "Idol" fans across the country, Kris said he did NOT.

In fact, Kris said it might be time to pull the plug on "Idol" ... for good.

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Jessica Sanchez given lowest pay-out in Idol history

Submitted by brad on Mon, 2012-05-28 07:26

Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez will receive the lowest pay-out in the history of the show.

While in the past, runners-up have received a guaranteed advance of at least $175,000 and a full album deal, Sanchez will net only $60,000 at most for advance sin singles or EP records.

The problem for Sanchez is that she is now tied into the Idol deal and cannot be signed by other record labels who may offer her a better deal.

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Lowest-rating American Idol finale in history

Submitted by brad on Fri, 2012-05-25 02:41

American Idol has posted its worst numbers for a season finale in its history.

The season 11 finale this week, where Phillip Phillips was crowned the winner over Jessica Sanchez, was watched by 21.5 million people, which is down 26% on last season.

While the numbers are still big for a single show of any kind, they are well down on previous finales, including that of season one way back in 2002.

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Video: New X Factor USA promo

Submitted by brad on Fri, 2012-05-25 02:21

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Video: Phillip Phillips interview with Ryan Seacrest

Submitted by brad on Thu, 2012-05-24 09:06

Ryan Seacrest interviewed Idol winner Phillip Phillips shortly after being crowned champ.

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Jessica says she knew Phillip was going to win

Submitted by brad on Thu, 2012-05-24 08:06

Beaten Idol finalist Jessica Sanchez was gracious in defeat after finishing runner-up to Phillip Phillips in this week’s finale.

The 16-year-old told MTV after the show that she always knew Phillips would be victorious.

“When they announced that it was Phillip, I was so happy, and I knew it already,” Sanchez told MTV. “So, that's why I gave him a big hug. I was smiling the whole time. I was like, "This fool is gonna win, and I love him so much!"”

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Phillip Phillips going against doctor's orders

Submitted by brad on Mon, 2012-05-21 07:47

Idol finalist Phillip Phillips has gone against his doctor’s wishes and refused surgery for his severe kidney problems in order to compete on American Idol.

Phillips has stated that he will work through the pain in order to win the show despite the fact it is taking a toll on his body.

Suffering from kidney problems, Phillips started the competition and quickly had a stent put in which would act as a temporary fix until he could have surgery.

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