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American Idol's La'Porsha Renae Says She Chose to Be Straight

La’Porsha Renae, who came in second place on the final season of American Idol, is under fire for comments she wrote on Twitter about how she “chose to be heterosexual after being homosexual for 2 years.”

The 23-year-old singer sent out a bunch of tweets after someone accused her of being homophobic.

“Phobia is a fear. I’m not afraid of homosexuals, nor do I hate them. I respect and love EVERYONE,” La’Porsha wrote. “Go educate yourself on my statement and come correct or don’t come at all.”

One Twitter user then wrote to her and said, “you do believe they’re choosing it and that’s wrong I watched my brother grow up gay he was born that way.”

“You’re wrong to think it’s not a choice for some….because it was for me. #Truth,” La’Porsha responded. “And the bigger picture of my statement was that homosexuals should be loved and respected, not dehumanized…not whether/not it was a choice.”

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'American Idol' Reboot Already in Talks at NBC

American Idol may be coming back sooner than you think.

NBC is reportedly in talks to revive the show, according to Variety.

The network was pitched a reboot and its trying to figure out how to fit the singing competition into the schedule.

One of the alleged options is to cut The Voice from two seasons a year to one.

No official deal has been made yet.

In case you don’t remember, Idol ran from 2002-2016 on Fox.

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Justin Guarini Explains Why He's Glad He Didn't Win 'American Idol'

Justin Guarini came in second place to winner Kelly Clarkson on the first season of American Idol and now he’s explaining why he’s glad he didn’t win.

The 38-year-old entertainer has gone on to have a successful career on Broadway and he’s currently starring in the new musical In Transit.

“I think my life would have gone differently had I won,” Justin told People. “I was not ready, and I was just naive. I believed I was going to work hard and people would take care of me — and that’s not how the business works. You have to create your own brand and be the loudest trumpet for yourself. There’s a way you can do it with grace and class, but I don’t know if I would have learned those things had Idol gone differently.”

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VIDEO: Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard Reunite for First TV Performance Together in 13 Years!

Clay Aiken was the runner-up to Ruben Studdard on the second season of American Idol and the longtime friends just reunited for their first television performance in 13 years!

The guys sang the holiday classic “This Christmas” during an appearance on The View on Thursday morning (December 15) in New York City.

Clay and Ruben said that they speak to each other on FaceTime at least once a week and they didn’t rule out the possibility of getting into the studio together again one day.

Watch the full performance video below!


Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard Perform “This Christmas” on ‘The View’

VIDEO: Relive Emotional Live Performance That Earned Kelly Clarkson a Grammy 2017 Nomination!

The 2017 Grammy nominations were revealed today – and there’s one particular nomination lots of fans are pretty excited about!

You may remember back in February, Kelly Clarkson broke down while singing her song “Piece By Piece” on American Idol while she was eight months pregnant. The song had the whole audience in tears – including the judges.

“SO EXCITING!! Can’t believe it?! So honored to be nominated with such a talented group of artists! #grammys2017 #piecebypiecelive,” Kelly wrote on Twitter, reacting to the news that the live performance was nominated in the Best Pop Solo Performance category.

Relive the amazing performance below!

Kelly Clarkson Remembers 'American Idol' Win 14 Years Later

Can you believe it’s been 14 years since Kelly Clarkson won American Idol?!

The 34-year-old “Piece by Piece” singer took to Twitter to honor the day she won the first season back in 2002.

“14 yrs ago 2day @AmericanIdol opened a door w/such amazing opportunities & experiences 4 me! I am 4ever grateful & blessed! #heresto14more 🎉” Kelly wrote.

In case you don’t remember, Kelly beat Justin Guarini with 58% out of 15.5 million votes cast.

Since then, she’s won three Grammy Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and four American Music Awards.

Not to mention, Kelly has sold over 25 million albums worldwide!

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'American Idol' Alum Jax Reveals She's Battling Cancer

American Idol alum Jax just revealed that she’s been battling thyroid cancer.

The 20-year-old singer, who competed on the show’s 14th season, opened up about her battle while making an appearance on a New Jersey 101.5 radio show on Monday morning (August 8).

Jax explained that in April she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, a condition in which one’s immune system attacks the thyroid and shortly after it was discovered there was 18 tumors on her thyroid, 12 of which were cancerous.

“People don’t realize how important the thyroid is. It’s more important than the actual brain. It was messing me up emotionally, putting me in a strange place,” Jax explained.

In a Facebook post she added, “I didn’t want to publicize what I was going through, but my team and family insisted that it was something I should share with the people that have stuck by me all this time. I know I have been totally MIA for a few months and I do owe you guys an explanation. You have been with me through thick and thin.

All the tumors were successfully removed and she is undergoing iodine treatments. She says her doctors expect a full recovery.

Our thoughts are with Jax during this difficult time.