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Clay Aiken Calls The Woman Who Beat Him Out For Congress A B*tch!

| Filed under: Celebrity FeudsClay AikenPolitikAmerican IdolHoward SternSarah PalinGotta Have Faith

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Permanent runner-up Clay Aiken isn't taking the back seat any longer!

That's because the American Idol-turned-politician is lashing out at the woman who beat him for that North Carolina Congress seat.

While interviewing with Howard Stern on Monday, the Celebrity Apprentice contestant referred to his opponent Rep. Renee Elmers as a b*tch, saying:

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American Idol Gets Awkward! See The Fight Between Harry Connick Jr. And A 'Disrespectful' Contestant HERE!

| Filed under: TV NewsAmerican IdolRyan SeacrestJennifer LopezKeith UrbanLenny Kravitz

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American Idol is all about a commanding stage presence. So, when contestant Quentin Alexander was put on blast by judge Harry Connick Jr., neither backed down!!

It all started during Wednesday's live show, when Alexander performed his version of Are You Gonna Go My Way by Lenny Kravitz.

[ Related: Jennifer Lopez Pours Her Curves Into A Skintight Dress For American Idol Taping! ]

After the performance, host Ryan Seacrest noticed Alexander's angsty state and joined him onstage to ask what was up. The 21-year-old replied:

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She's Back Where It All Started! Jennifer Hudson Performs Trouble With Iggy Azalea On American Idol!!

| Filed under: TV NewsMusic MinuteJennifer HudsonAmerican IdolIggy Azalea

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She's back to her old haunting grounds!

Jennifer Hudson joined Iggy Azalea on a very familiar show for Jennifer, and the two performed a spectacular rendition of their collaborative song Trouble and it was an AH-Mazing sight!

The two were both on American Idol last night, and they both put on one helluva show!

[ Related: Did Iggy Azalea Have To 'Give Back' The Track She's Doing With Britney Spears? ]

It seemed in the beginning that Iggy was a bit nervous to be performing all on her own, but that all seemed to change when JHud showed up onstage!

Nobody can resist Jennifer's powers! Especially on the show where JHud got her first start!

It was pretty amazing to watch.

Something you can do for yourself by clicking PLAY on the video (above) !!!

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Jason Derulo Wants You To Want Him As He Performs His Latest Single On American Idol!

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That was some pretty good cross promotion!

As you may recall, Jason Derulo was announced as one of the head judges for the upcoming season of So You Think You Can Dance.

So, to get some buzz about FOX's other competition show, Jason performed his newest single Want To Want Me on American Idol on Wednesday.

[ Video: Kelly Clarkson Comes Back To American Idol! ]

And while his singing was certainly swell, especially those falsetto parts, it really was his dancing that sold it for us!

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Kelly Clarkson Gets Back To Her Roots On American Idol With A Soulful Performance Of Her New Single Heartbeat Song!

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This is her Heartbeat Song and she's gonna play!

Its been almost 13 years since Kelly Clarkson got her start on American Idol, so to celebrate the first-ever winner, Idol had a special night dedicated entirely to her.

Not only did all of the Top 9 contestants have to sing Kelly songs, but she even performed her newest single Heartbeat Song live!

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Do Kelly Clarkson & Carrie Underwood Owe Sony Millions!?! Unfortunately This American Idol Lawsuit Is No Joke!

| Filed under: Kelly ClarksonMusic MinuteClay AikenAmerican IdolCarrie UnderwoodKellie PicklerSony

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After the whole hacking incident, Sony isn't messing around!

Last year, a lawsuit was filed against Sony Music by 19 Recordings — the record label founded by American Idol creator Simon Fuller – which reps artists like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Clay Aiken.

The label claimed they weren't being appropriately compensated by their distributor, explaining that Sony was robbing Idol stars of their money through tricky accounting and streaming services like Spotify!

[ Related: Kelly Clarkson Lets You Listen To Her Heartbeat SongAt The 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards! Watch HERE! ]

Now, Sony has fired back with new court documents, claiming that THEY are the ones who are owed a paycheck — $2 million to be exact!

According to Sony, the major music corporation paid too much royalties on digital downloads for some of the Idol stars like Clarkson and Underwood, claiming:

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Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart's Sizzling Relationship Heats Up As They Go Out For Some Yummy Pancakes!

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Looks like Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart's relationship is as sweet as the whipped cream on their waffles!

As we reported, the on-again, off-again duo were spotted smooching outside the American Idol studio in West Hollywood on Wednesday!

[ Related: Wanna See What Jennifer Lopez Wore To The Kids' Choice Awards? ]

Well it seems like J. Lo and Mr. Smart are still going strong days later!

On Sunday, the extremely photogenic couple were seen leaving The Griddle Cafe — known for their scrumptious breakfast items — getting their brunch on!

The diva was wore a cute white outfit paired with a chic Chanel bag, while the dancer kept it casual in a black tee and khakis!

Apparently, the 45-year-old and the 27-year-old never broke up and have been together even when media outlets said they weren't!

So sneaky!

Judging from this lovely Sunday rendezvous, Jennifer and Casper's fling is nothing but sunny side up!

[Image via WENN.]

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