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'American Idol' Team Responds to Michael Johns' Death

The people behind American Idol have taken to Twitter to express their condolences following the death of former contestant Michael Johns.

The singer died at the age of 35 from a blood clot in his ankle.

Fox, FremantleMedia North America, 19 Entertainment and the American Idol team released a joint statement, saying “Michael Johns was an incredible talent and we are deeply saddened by the news of his passing. He was a part of our American Idol family and he will be truly missed. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.”

The judges of Michael‘s season – Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson – also chimed in to send out their thoughts.

Click inside to read the messages from the judges… More Here! »

Kelly Rowland Shows Off Her Growing Baby Bump with Tina Knowles at Kehinde Wiley Dinner!

Kelly Rowland holds onto her growing baby bump while posing for a photograph at the Kehinde Wiley Dinner held at Sunset Tower on Tuesday evening (July 15) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 33-year-old pregnant entertainer was joined by Beyonce‘s mother Tina Knowles, New York Knicks player Carmelo Anthony, Randy Jackson, and the artist himself Kehinde Wiley at the event hosted by Grey Goose.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kelly Rowland

Kelly is currently expecting her first child with husband Tim Witherspoon!

FYI: Kelly is wearing Maison Martin Margiela.

10+ pictures inside of Kelly Rowland and others at the Kehinde Wiley Dinner…More Here! »

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'American Idol' Judges Perform Together on the Finale! (Video)

The judges of American IdolJennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick, Jr. – join forces for an amazing performance during the show’s season thirteen finale on Wednesday (May 21) at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

The three entertainers were joined on stage by Idol mentor Randy Jackson, who backed them up on guitar. This is the first time in Idol history that all of the judges performed together!

The judges performed a medley of Cyndi Lauper‘s “True Colors” and Fleetwood Mac‘s “Go Your Own Way.”

Make sure to find out who was crowned the winner of this season in case you weren’t watching tonight.

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Exclusive Premiere: Keith Urban's Birthday Song Gets Slammed By Randy Jackson

Keith Urban gets ready to sing “Happy Birthday” for one lucky person via Skype, but things don’t go well in the latest episode of Idle Chatter, provided exclusively to

The 46-year-old singer starts to sing the song when his American Idol co-star Randy Jackson barges into the trailer and says he is pitchy and didn’t make the right song choice. Lol!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Keith Urban

Make sure to check out the next episode of American Idol tomorrow night (May 7) at 8/7c on Fox. The final four contestants will take to the stage to fight for a place in the top three.

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Jennifer Lopez & Keith Urban: 'American Idol' Top 13 Celebration!

Jennifer Lopez is sandwiched in between her handsome co-judges Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. at the American Idol Season 13 Finalists Party held at Fig & Olive Melrose Place on Thursday (February 20) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The judges were also joined by the show’s host Ryan Seacrest and new mentor Randy Jackson.

The top thirteen contestants – Ben Briley, CJ Harris, Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, MK Nobilette, Kristen O’Connor, Emily Piriz, Alex Preston, Dexter Roberts, Majesty Rose, Malaya Watson, and Sam Woolf – were all in attendance as well.

FYI: Jennifer is wearing a Cushnie et Ochs dress, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, W. Britt bracelets, and Joan Hornig earrings.

15+ pictures inside of Jennifer Lopez and others at the American Idol party… More Here! »

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Randy Jackson Re-Joins 'American Idol', Replaces Jimmy Iovine as Mentor

Randy Jackson is set to return to American Idol next year as the in-house mentor for contestants, replacing Jimmy Iovine, according to Deadline.

The 57-year-old former Idol judge announced at the end of the show’s last season that he would not be coming back again as a judge, but it seems he can’t get away from the show!

Jimmy was hired in season ten to fill the void left by Simon Cowell‘s knowledge as a music executive. Even though he won’t be with the show anymore, there might still be a top music producer on the judging panel as Dr. Luke is in talks to join Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban.

There are also rumors swirling that Justin Bieber‘s manager Scooter Braun could take the vacant seat on the panel, according to Us Weekly.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Randy Jackson coming back to American Idol?

Randy Jackson Leaving 'American Idol' After This Season

Randy Jackson has confirmed that the current twelfth season of American Idol will be his final one on the show.

The 56-year-old judge is the only one on the panel that has been there from the beginning and his departure comes right after reports surfaced saying that next season will see an entirely new group of judges.

“Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on American Idol I have decided it is time to leave after this season,” Randy told E! News. “I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry. It’s been a life changing opportunity but I am looking forward to focusing on my company Dream Merchant 21 and other business ventures.”

ARE YOU SAD to see Randy Jackson leave American Idol?