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American Idol Is Reuniting The COMPLETE Original Cast For The Series Finale — Including Brian Dunkleman & William Hung!

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This bangs!

American Idol kicks off its final week ever on Tuesday night, and yet we're still getting new information about the much anticipated finale.

That's because in addition to the news that Kelly Clarkson, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson will be stopping by to say goodbye to iconic reality show, original co-host Brian Dunkleman and She Bangs singer William Hung will also be making farewell appearances!

Video: Take A Look Back At The Worst American Idol Auditions Ever!

We wonder if Ryan Seacrest is going to be jealous he has to share the spotlight again? LOLz!!!

Other familiar faces scheduled to pop up include Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Ruben Studdard, and Clay Aiken, so get ready to feel all sorts of nostalgia.

Oh — and in case you still cared, the final three contestants vying for the crown are La'Porsha Renae, Dalton Rapattoni, and Trent Harmon.

Make sure to catch American Idol say goodbye to 15 seasons this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night on FOX!

[Image via Tai Urban/WENN and FOX.]

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There Have Been MANY Reality TV Villains — But Could Simon Cowell Be One Of The Best? You Decide!

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It's hard to believe that American Idol has entered into its final season!

We mean, the singing competition gave us one television's best reality TV villains in Simon Cowell. My how time flies.

Still, as Clay Aiken recently claimed, the former mean AI host was one of the main reasons the program was such a hit. No joke!

Rank: Who Is The Best American Idol Winner ALL TIME?

But couldn't you say that for most reality TV?? What's a show without a villain. LOLz!

Regardless, we are curious to learn which of Mr. Cowell's peers rival him as the GREATEST reality TV villain of all time? Be sure to cast your vote for your fave (below).

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Clay Aiken On Donald Trump: 'Anybody Who Discounts Him Is Shortsighted'

| Filed under: TV NewsClay AikenPolitikAmerican IdolDonald Trump

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The Donald has been making headlines for some unusual reasons lately, but there's at least one person who respects the presidential candidate!

Clay Aiken — the former American Idol and Celebrity Apprentice star and political candidate in his own right — told reporters on Saturday that Donald Trump is a special kind of person who shouldn't be taken lightly.

[ Related: Donald Trump Defends Himself Against The Time He Called A Female Lawyer 'A Vicious, Horrible Person' ]

The singer-turned-almost-congressman spoke about the Donald's chances at actually being president, saying:

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American Idol Officially Gets The Ax From Fox! What The What?! Get The Final Season Details HERE!

| Filed under: TV NewsClay AikenAmerican IdolRyan SeacrestJennifer LopezSimon CowellKeith UrbanReality TV

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Say it ain't so!

American Idol will be coming to end after its 15th season.

On Monday, Fox announced that the singing competition was renewed one more time and will see the return of Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. as the final roster of judges — as well as the return of Ryan Seacrest as host.

But that will be the end!

[ Related: Jennifer Lopez Redeems Herself After The Met Gala! ]

Sources state that this season will be:

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

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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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