It was finalists Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips’ big night on “American Idol,” but it was former contestant Ace Young who stole the spotlight with a surprise proposal to fellow “AI” alum Diana DeGarmo.People at the season 11 finale post party, "I called Nigel [Lythgoe] directly last week and said, 'I want to do this. I'm going to do this. Is there any way I could do it at the show?' He said 'Yes, I'm not going to tell anybody until the day of ... [and] I want you to figure it out with Ryan [Seacrest]."
After the "American Idol" finalists performed for the last time Tuesday night, "Extra" went backstage to ask America's burning question: "Who is going to be crowned the season 11 champ?"
Entertainment icon Dick Clark died Wednesday morning following a massive heart attack, and his passing evoked respectful and sentimental tributes from Hollywood.
“Extra” spoke with several Hollywood A-listers Wednesday, as they expressed their admiration for the man.
Love was in the air on "American Idol" Wednesday night.
Former lovers and No Doubt bandmates Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal mentored the top 8 finalists, while Ryan Seacrest called out a hot new couple alert between contestants Colton Dixon and Skylar Laine.
The alleged lovebirds gave a solid performance of "Islands in the Stream" last night, after which Ryan Seacrest teased that their chemistry seemed very real.
During the "Today" show Wednesday morning, "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest revealed he will be joining NBC to help cover the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
The conversation shifted when host Matt Lauer asked Ryan, "What kind of conversations" he's had with NBC about joining "Today." "Oh, they didn't tell you?" The conversations were about "filling in to do the weather," Seacrest joked. Lauer chimed in, "Can I say something? I think you'd be great at this job."
Seacrest revealed, "The plan is for me to join the NBC family and continue to have a role at the E! network. The first assignment will be to join the primetime team for the Olympics on NBC."
When asked about his plans for "American Idol," the busiest man in show business said, "I plan to stay there," adding that the deal isn't "quite there."
"Extra's" Renee Bargh was at the "American Idol" Top 13 party, getting reactions from judges Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez.
Lopez was emotional throughout the show, telling Renee, "It's hard, as we were having them sing one by one, I kept looking at the other ones, and I was like, 'God they're so good!'"
The singer also talked about why she teared up recently on an episode of "Q'Viva!" "I had lost my grandmother, my aunt and my uncle all in one year, and so Christmases are kind of funny now. The performer was playing an instrument that was very Puerto Rican, and when he was playing it just reminded me of Christmas and it made me think of family. "
Watch the interviews, including joking with judges Tyler and Jackson and host Ryan Seacrest.
"Extra's" Terri Seymour went backstage at "American Idol," and asked how they felt about "X Factor's" Simon Cowell challenging the winner of the three biggest singing shows -- "X Factor," "American Idol," and "The Voice" -- to have a sing-off. Randy Jackson said, "Who?" followed by Lopez, who asked, "What did he say?"
Randy exclaimed, "We want to have a judge-off! Forget having a sing-off! Let's bring Adam [Levine]... let's get Cee Lo!" Jennifer pointed out, "But they don't judge on that show, right? They mentor?" Seacrest chimed in, "I don't host that show, don't ask."