American Idol

By Austin Siegemund-Broka, The Hollywood Reporter The singing show’s affiliated label 19 Recordings claims the label cheated it out of revenue for performers including Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. The latest ruling in an American Idol-affiliated record company’s clash with Sony is a lot like an episode of the singing competition show. Some claims were […]

The American Idol host is accused of illicitly copying a mobile keyboard technology. By Eric Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter In a patent lawsuit, a judge rules that the mobile keyboard company can’t evade his order by shipping products outside of the United States. A California judge has handed down the legal equivalent of “auto correct” […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter Ten African-American contestants contended that their disqualifications occurred out of racial animus Fox Broadcasting, Fremantle and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe have prevailed over 10 former contestants on American Idol who alleged they were the victims of racial discrimination in the way they were disqualified. The lawsuit was brought in […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter “It was bad enough they got knocked off the show,” a lawyer for 10 former contestants says at a court hearing on Thursday. On Thursday, U.S District Judge Naomi Buchwald heard oral arguments in a lawsuit that aims to put the spotlight at what has occurred behind the scenes […]