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American Idol’s Michael Johns Is Remembered By His Relatives & Music Family In Their Official Statements

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We still can’t believe he’s gone!

Former American Idol contestant Michael Johns suddenly passed away on Friday, and the people closest to him have released their statements.

First, his family had these heartfelt words to say

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American Idol Alum Michael Johns Has Died At 35 Years Old

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Former American Idol contestant has passed away

This is so tragic!

You may remember former American Idol contestant Michael Johns, who competed in 2008’s season 7. Well, sadly the singer has passed away at age 35.

According to reports, Johns died from an apparent blood clot on Friday August 1st.

Johns released two albums, following his 8th place finish, and had recently tweeted that he was working on some more new stuff.

There are no more details at this time, though our sources tell us Johns struggled with drugs for years. One friend thinks this time the singer just mixed too many pain meds with alcohol.

Our hearts go out to everyone in Michael Johns’ life, especially his wife Stacey Vuduris, during this extremely difficult time!

You can see his American Idol debut (below).

[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

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American Idol Is No Longer The Powerhouse That It Used To Be — And FOX Knows It!

| Filed under: TV NewsKelly ClarksonAmerican IdolRyan SeacrestJennifer LopezCarrie UnderwoodReality TV

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It's been a long time coming.

Fans of American Idol have known for a while now that the show is far past its golden years.

And we'd be a little nervous if we were Ryan Seacrest or Jennifer Lopez, because it seems like the people at FOX have started to take notice too.

FOX Chairman Peter Rice has voiced some concern with recent seasons of the once-unbeatable singing competition.

While at the Television Critics Association press tour, Peter said:

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Get A Taste Of David Beckham — What's He Bottling & Putting On The Shelves?!

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david beckham 77 whiskeyDavid Beckham is taking his talents to… the liquor store?

That's right! The soccer star and his co-founder Simon Fuller, (yes, the American Idol creator,) have just released a liquor in the U.K. called Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky.

The kicker?

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Jennifer Lopez Knows EXACTLY Who She Wants To Play Her In The Movie Of Her Life! Can YOU Guess Who It Is?!?

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Ummmmmmm, YES. We can totally see this. MAKE IT HAPPEN!

While we don't think this movie is actually in the works yet (but it should be!) Jennifer Lopez has decided who she wants to star in a biopic about her life!

It's none other than Miz. Selena Gomez!

Uh, talk about PERFECT CASTING?!?

When asked who she would choose to play Jenny from the block, the American Idol judge's answer was an enthusiastic endorsement for Justin Bieber's on-again off-again girlfriend!

J.Lo said:

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It's Official Now! Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr., Keith Urban & Ryan Seacrest Are All Definitely Returning To American Idol!

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Way to make it to the next round, Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr., Keith Urban, and Ryan Seacrest! Uh, we totally meant "next season!"

We reported earlier how sources said that the trio of judges would return for American Idol's 14th season, but now Fox has officially confirmed that J.Lo, Harry, and Keith would continue their judging!

Well, we judge this news to be guilty…of being AH-Mazing!

In addition, Ryan will also officially coming back to host for another season! SRSLY! He's the host with the most!

Here's what David Hill, Senior EVP of 21st Century Fox had to say on the joyous news:

“Jennifer, Keith, Harry and Ryan are the very best in the business at what they do, and I’m thrilled that they are returning to American Idol for another season. Each brings unique qualities and expertise to the team, but they all share the same passion for helping undiscovered singers achieve the American dream.”

Our hearty congrats to all four of them!

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Keith Urban Shades Nicki Minaj & Mariah Carey's Behavior On American Idol! His Diss Speaks The Truth!

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This doesn't surprise us!

Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey are totally fabulous on their own, but when the former judges clashed on American Idol, it was FAR FROM delightful.

Just ask Keith Urban, who had to listen to the ladies bicker every single day on the season 12 set.

Most of the time Keith was even seated in the middle of the ladies in order to keep the peace, but he's not blaming the ladies for the constant feuding.

Keith actually blames the network!!!

The country crooner explained:

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