American Idol 9: News and Previews
The ninth season of American Idol is already underway: the first round of auditions have finished, the callbacks are underway, and sooner we could have an idea about who the Top 36 is.  Behind the scenes, things are getting hot, too: Paula Abdul has left the show, and the search is on for a replacement as the rest feel sad about the departure.  American Idol season 9 is shaping up to be an interesting, different and anticipated season--and that's without us knowing who'll sing on the stage.

While season 9 has yet to kick off in January, we've begun talking about everything that surrounds the show.  Check back here for news and other bits about American Idol, and check back here again as the season gets underway, and our coverage gets underway, too.

American Idol: Simon Cowell Closes In On $135-Million Deal
American Idol: They Can Feel That Space Where Paula Used To Be
American Idol: Paula Abdul's Inevitable Departure (And All Those Repeated Questions)
American Idol: Paula Abdul Says Goodbye After Eight Seasons
American Idol: Kara's Return Made Official
American Idol: Kara DioGuardi Is Returning
American Idol: Jennifer Lopez Denies Replacing Paula Abdul
American Idol: Brit Singer Cheryl Cole Reportedly Offered Paula Abdul's Seat
American Idol: Simon and Ryan Want Paula to Stay
American Idol: Is Paula Abdul Worth $20 Million?
American Idol: Is Paula Abdul Returning or Not?
American Idol: Simon Cowell Denies $144-Million Deal Rumors
American Idol: Ryan Seacrest Triples His Paycheck
American Idol: Ryan Seacrest Set to Get Major Pay Raise
American Idol: Paula Abdul Optimistic On Return
American Idol: Simon Cowell Might Get $144 Million Next Season
American Idol 9: Let It Begin All Over Again

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- Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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