American Idol

Cause of Death Revealed for C.J. Harris, 31-Year-Old American Idol Alum

The cause of death for American Idol alum C.J. Harris—who appeared on the show's 13th season—has been revealed.

January 20, 2023

American Idol Alum C.J. Harris Dead at 31

American Idol alum C.J. Harris—who finished in sixth place during season 13—died on Jan. 15 at age 31, the Walker County coroner confirmed to E! News.

January 16, 2023

American Idol's Gabby Barrett Gives Birth, Welcomes Baby No. 2 With Cade Foehner

American Idol alums Gabby Barnett and Cade Foehner welcomed their second child, a baby boy, on Oct. 27. Find out his name and see the first picture of him with big sister Baylah below.

November 2, 2022

American Idol’s Scotty McCreery and Wife Gabi Welcome First Baby

American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and wife Gabi McCreery announced the birth of their first child. Learn about their baby boy who is "7 lbs 13oz of nothin but love."

October 26, 2022

Lionel Richie Pens Moving Message to American Idol’s Willie Spence After His Death

After American Idol season 19 runner-up Willie Spence died in a car accident on Oct. 11, one of the show's judges, Lionel Richie, who praised him during his audition, paid tribute.

October 13, 2022

Singer Willie Spence Dead at 23: Ryan Seacrest and "Devastated" American Idol Family Pay Tribute

After learning of the death of Willie Spence, who was the runner-up on season 19 of American Idol, several of the show's stars, including Katy Perry and Luke Bryan, honored him.

October 12, 2022

American Idol Runner-Up Willie Spence Dead at 23

Willie Spence, the runner-up on season 19 of "American Idol," has died in a car accident at the age of 23, "Idol" alum Katharine McPhee confirmed.

October 12, 2022

American Idol Runner-Up Willie Spence Dead at 23

Singer Willie Spence, the runner-up on American Idol's season 19, died in a car accident at the age of 23, Idol alum Katharine McPhee confirmed. Read her tribute below.

October 12, 2022

Is Katy Perry Ready for Retirement? She Says…

Katy Perry opens up to "Rolling Stone" magazine about wrapping up her Las Vegas residency, hosting "American Idol" and motherhood. Find out what's next for the pop icon!

October 7, 2022

See the Original American Idol Judges Reunite With Kelly Clarkson 20 Years After Her Win

Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson reunited at the Hollywood Walk of Fame to support American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson on Sept. 19. See the sweet reunion here.

September 19, 2022

Simon Cowell Blames This Song for Jennifer Hudson’s American Idol Elimination

Simon Cowell doesn't blame Jennifer Hudson for her American Idol elimination on her new talk show The Jennifer Hudson Show. Watch the full clip here to find out why.

September 12, 2022

Jordin Sparks Talks DWTS and Reuniting With Chris Brown

Jordin Sparks is joining "DWTS" with partner Brandon Armstrong. E! News caught up with the two in New York City after the epic cast announcement!

September 11, 2022


Kelly Clarkson Reflects on How She's Evolved Since Winning American Idol 20 Years Ago

In honor of the 20th anniversary of American Idol, Kelly Clarkson looked back at how she's changed since winning the singing competition's first season in 2002.

September 8, 2022


American Idol Showrunner Answers All Our Burning Audition Questions

In an exclusive interview with E! News, American Idol showrunner Megan Michaels Wolflick revealed what she is really looking for in an Idol hopeful.

September 6, 2022

Jennifer Hudson to Have an American Idol Reunion on New Talk Show

Jennifer Hudson is throwing it back for the premiere episode of her new talk show. Find out which American Idol judge will sit down with her when The Jennifer Hudson Show debuts.

September 2, 2022

American Idol Winner Just Sam Posts From a Hospital: "I Seriously Need Help"

Singer Samantha Diaz, nicknamed Just Sam, a past winner of American Idol, shared photos from inside a hospital room on social media.

August 27, 2022

Jax Responds After Victoria’s Secret CEO Issues Letter Regarding Her Viral Song About the Lingerie Brand

American Idol alum Jax clarified that she did not want to “take down a brand” with her viral song “Victoria’s Secret.” See what inspired the body positivity track below.

August 15, 2022

Ryan Seacrest and Girlfriend Aubrey Paige Turn Up the Heat in Ibiza

Three weeks after going red carpet official with their romance, Ryan Seacrest and Aubrey Paige looked more in love than ever while on a romantic getaway to Ibiza. See the photos below!

July 2, 2022

American Idol's Scotty McCreery and Wife Gabi Expecting First Baby

Five years after tying the knot, country singer Scott McCreey and his wife Gabi Dugal McCreery are preparing to welcome their first child together, a son.

June 21, 2022

Carrie Underwood Shares 17-Year-Old Diary Entry From Night She Won American Idol

Seventeen years ago, Carrie Underwood won American Idol—and the hearts of many around the world. See her anniversary tribute to the milestone moment below.

May 25, 2022

Ryan Seacrest Details "Embarrassing" American Idol Wardrobe Malfunction

After Ryan Seacrest's pants gave viewers too much of an eyeful during the American Idol season 20 finale, the host was forced to change into someone else's underwear.

May 23, 2022


Katy Perry Adorably Congratulates New Mom Rihanna

Katy Perry shared some words of wisdom for new mom Rihanna with E! News on the American Idol red carpet. Plus, find out if she plans to return as a judge next season.

May 23, 2022

American Idol Crowns Season 20 Champion: Find Out Who Won

The American Idol season 20 finale saw Sara Bareilles, Michael Bublé, Ben Platt and more stars perform before crowning winner Noah Thompson.

May 23, 2022


American Idol Contestants React to "Childhood Hero" Carrie Underwood Returning to the Show

We've got a hot one tonight! Carrie Underwood is heading back to American Idol. Check out what the Top 5 contestants had to say about it here!

May 9, 2022


How Katy Perry Celebrated Her Second Mother's Day With Orlando Bloom and Daughter Daisy

American Idol judges Katy Perry and Luke Bryan revealed their Mother's Day surprises with E! News on the show's red carpet, and Lionel Richie shared his thoughts on daughter Sofia's engagement.

May 9, 2022