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Ryan Seacrest Is Officially Returning To American Idol!

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Big news!

After three months of negotiations, Ryan Seacrest is officially returning as host of American Idol!

The media personality (er, his cohost Kelly Ripa, rather) confirmed the exciting news this morning on Live!, his latest gig that moved him full-time from Los Angeles to New York.

Related: Kelly Clarkson Shuts Down A Body Shamer!

Watch the "absolute" confirmation (below)!

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Haley Reinhart's Friend Beaten & Bruised In Bar Fight That Led To The American Idol Alum's Arrest!

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This is horrifying — and seems to back up Haley Reinhart's side of the story.

Last week, we reported that the American Idol contestant was arrested for allegedly punching a bouncer in a Chicago bar earlier this month.

Though the 26-year-old performer maintains she was just trying to get the security guard to release what she thought was a death grip on her friend.

Related: Aaron Carter Has Clap Backs For Cops Who Arrested Him!

Well, it looks like Reinhart was telling the truth, as her friend is in the hospital recovering from major injuries sustained from the bouncer putting him in a choke hold and allegedly beating him.

According to TMZ, Alan Chislof suffered a concussion, facial laceration near his right temple, a bad cut above his left eye, facial bruising and hematoma from the bar brawl.

Reinhart's friend says he coughing up blood and suffering chest pain. His lawyer Mark Brown promises a lawsuit will come.

Head over to TMZ to see the bloody hospital pics and disturbing video.

[Image via Instagram.]

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Listen To This: A Reason To Come Your Way!

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So happy to see him continuing to excel!

American Idol alum Dalton is back with a new single and it's a slice of late '90s heaven!

If you like pop rock, you will really dig this!

Check out Signs above!

Then CLICK HERE to listen to more music from Dalton!

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American Idol Alum Haley Reinhart Arrested For Battery — See Her Mugshot!

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UPDATE 9:17 P.M. EST: Haley's attorney Dina LaPolt tells PerezHilton.com:

"Without provocation, Haley Reinhart was assaulted by bouncers at the Lamplighter Inn. After forcefully removing Ms. Reinhart, they violently beat her friend, who sustained multiple injuries. We believe that she will be exonerated of all charges once the investigation is completed. We plan on taking legal action against all those who were involved in this unfortunate incident."


Well, this is unfortunate.

Haley Reinhart, who you mostly likely know from her American Idol days, was arrested Saturday morning.

Video: Haley Performs Wasted Tears For PerezTV!

According to the police report, she and her friends were kicked out of a Chicago bar after they knocked over a table. It was then that the 26-year-old performer allegedly punched a bouncer — in the face!

Cops arrived around 2 a.m. and booked her on battery. Her next court date is scheduled for August 2.

Hopefully she uses this as a learning experience!

[Image via Palatine Police.]

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Here's Everything You Need To Know About Jordin Sparks' Hot Model BF Dana Isaiah!

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Sparks are flying for Jordin Sparks!

On Thursday, to celebrate International Kissing Day, the No Air singer took to Instagram to post the (above) pic with her hot boyfriend Dana Isaiah!

Related: Jordin Sparks Overdoes It In Stripes

If you're not familiar with the stud, the 25-year-old is a model and fitness enthusiast who has the body to prove it! As seen on social media:

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American Idol Is THIS Close To Locking In Their Stars As Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx Is Eyed For A Seat At The Judges' Table!

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American Idol is so close to locking in its host and remaining judges.

As we previously reported, Ryan Seacrest has faced some hurdles while negotiating his contract for his return as host for the singing competition. While the Live! host agreed to be paid somewhere between $10 and 15 million for the gig, it's said he and the producers are clashing over his desire to be named an executive producer.

Apparently, the producers are unwilling to grant him this title as they rejected Katy Perry (who is being paid $25 million to be a judge on the show)'s request to be made an executive producer — and they don't want to ruffle any feathers. Still, Seacrest is likely to return to Idol as he reportedly met with ABC executives this week.

Related: Rachel Broke Up With Pretty Much Everyone During Last Night's Bachelorette

And while there are no updates about whether or not Lionel Richie has been locked in as a judge for the former FOX hit, it's believed the music legend is eyeing a contract somewhere in the range of $3 to $5 million. But what about that last spot at the judges' table??

Well, according to TMZ, both the Idol producers and the higher ups at ABC want Nikki Sixx from Motley Crue to be a judge. Why?? Because Mr. Sixx is supposedly willing to make less than Richie. Well, well!

Hopefully, Idol finishes up these contracts sooner than later or it'll just be Miz Perry running the show. Actually, we'd totally watch that show!

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