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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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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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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Confirms She's Quitting The X Factor To Focus On Liam Payne Her Music Career!

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It looks like Simon Cowell has a seat to fill on the X Factor.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has confirmed she is quitting the popular singing competition series to focus on her music career!

The former Girls Aloud singer told reporters that she broke the news to Simon last week over dinner in El Lay — and her boss completely supported her decision!

Related: Simon Gives Liam Payne & Cheryl's Relationship His Approval

Speaking to The Daily Mail, the 32-year-old had only nice things to say about the series and working with the music mogul, but admitted she "missed making music."

She explained:

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Simon Cowell Gives Liam Payne & Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s Relationship His Approval, Reveals They’re ‘Madly In Love’

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Simon gushes about the new couple!

Ah, young love!

Liam Payne and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini have now been going strong for over a month, and it sounds like Simon Cowell is more than happy to take their relationship seriously!

Related: Liam's Cousin Spills The Tea On The New Relationship

In a new interview, the former X Factor judge opened up to The Sun:

"I saw them together and we had a really nice dinner. They were on good form. They're like two little chipmunks madly in love. Literally, they were so cute."

Wow. Who knew the 56-year-old would be gushing this much about the couple??

Simon also added he "didn't have a clue" about the two's relationship until the news broke, but he confessed:

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Which Past Idols Are Coming Back For The American Idol Series Finale? Find Out HERE!

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It's the end of an era.

There's only two weeks until American Idol crowns its final winner ever, and it looks like FOX is pulling out all the stops for the big finale.

That's because the guest list for the three-part series finale was announced on Friday and they've put together quite the group!

Video: Kelly Brings Idol To Tears With Penultimate Performance!

As of now, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson will be reuniting for a behind-the-scenes special airing Tuesday, April 5, before Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Ryan Seacrest, and Harry Connick, Jr. take back the reigns for the final performance show on Wednesday, April 6.

But they saved the best for last, because Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Scotty McCreery, Josh Gracin, Lauren Alaina, Bucky Covington, Danny Gokey, and more surprise guests from Idol's past will be lending their talents for the very last episode of the singing competition!

You can catch Kellie, Carrie, Kelly, and the rest when American Idol bows out Thursday, April 7 at 8 p.m. EST on FOX!

Seacrest out!

[Image via Lia Toby/Adriana M. Barazza/Judy Eddy/WENN.]

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Simon Cowell Finally Admits One Direction's Hiatus Might Be Permanent! See Why He Doesn't 'Want To Know' Yet!

| Filed under: Music MinuteSimon CowellX FactorOne Direction

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What'chu talkin' bout, Simon?!

Simon Cowell is responsible for the biggest musical groups on the planet, but he may not have as tight a squeeze on his main project as we thought.

In an interview with Billboard Magazine, the former X Factor judge admitted that he doesn't know if One Direction is really on a hiatus or if they're actually done for good!

Related: Zayn Malik Says Liam Is His Only 1D Friend Left

The 56-year-old record sat down with the mag to discuss the future of Harry Styles and the rest of the boys' careers on Thursday, saying:

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Simon Cowell Confirms New Solo Albums From One Direction Boys — POLL: Which One Are YOU Most Excited For?!

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One Direction was the biggest boy band in the world, but according to Simon Cowell, the group may be heading into four different directions in just a matter of months!

That's because after Zayn Malik's decision to leave the band to focus on Pillowtalk, the rest of 1D may soon be following suit.

Vote: Simon Cowell & The Rest Of Reality TV's Top Villains!

The former X Factor judge was asked by E! News on Friday if we'll be getting new solo music from Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, and/or Liam Payne, and he responded:

"There will be more, I'm absolutely sure of that.​"

He also teased big announcements coming "over the next few months!" But that just left us with one question:

Who should be the next member to go solo?!

Ch-ch-check out our One Direction poll and let your voice be heard (below)!!!

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Liam Payne & Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Were Flirty The Day They Met On X Factor — See Proof HERE!

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These two…

Liam Payne and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini may be dealing with some relationship rumors right now, but depending on how you look at it, all this could have been a long time in coming!

Related: Liam's V-Day Message Makes More Sense Now!

Back in 2008, as a 14-year-old, Payne first auditioned for Simon Cowell on X Factor, and though he didn't win the whole thing, he made the cut out of the first round… in part thanks to a "cheeky" wink thrown Cheryl's way!!!

Ch-ch-check out the vid from wayback in '08 (below)!!!

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