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5 Moments From ‘American Idol’ That Are Off The Wall

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For over fifteen seasons, American Idol has provided the country with platinum selling superstars and endless entertainment. It wouldn’t be a live competition without some chaos! Idol has seen its fair share of headline-making incidents. We look at five of the wildest things to ever happen on and off the Idol stage,

Texting Up A Storm

Season eight saw Adam Lambert and Kris Allen battle it out for the grand prize. During the final vote of the season, AT&T gave out phones for Allen’s biggest fans in Arkansas. The outcome was a massive string of votes coming from Allen’s home state. One mother confessed to voting a whopping 10,840 times. Allen, who won that season, was a bit perplexed at this entire situation. “I’ve no idea what’s going on with textgate,” he said on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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Taking Back His Freedom

While Phillip Phillips gained fame with 2012’s “Home,” a major situation was brewing him and 19 Entertainment. In 2015, he sued the American Idol production company unlawful practices. Phillips claimed he was forced into making appearances and didn’t even get to name his 2014 album. Two years later, he settled the dispute in court.

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Slapped With A Lawsuit

Mario Vazquez was set for stardom during season four with a Top 12 placement. Unfortunately, he chose to exit due to personal reasons. Two years after leaving, he was caught in a big lawsuit from Fremantle Media employee Magdaleno Olmos. He claimed that Vasquez harassed him on a number of occasions. Vazquez denying any wrongdoing during his time on the show. The lawsuit was eventually dropped.

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The Claws Come Out

Season 12 saw one of the biggest feuds, and it wasn’t between the singers. Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj were new judges that year, and they couldn’t stand each other. Their onscreen battles nearly overshadowed the performances. At the end of the season, both ladies opted to leave the show behind.

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Already Had A Chance

Joanna Pacitti was a name many weren’t familiar with during season eight. While she landed in the Top 32, her past came back to haunt her. Singers with previous record contracts aren’t allowed to participate. Years before her Idol appearance, Pacitti released her major label debut This Crazy Life on Geffen. She was pulled from the show and replaced with Felicia Barton.

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Everything We Know About Disney’s New Streaming Service

If you love Disney movies, your life is about to get a little brighter with Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+. What does this mean? The streaming service will include Disney’s entire motion picture library, including movies that have been in “the vault.” Step aside, Netflix. There’s a new streaming service in town. What’s ‘The Vault’? Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed...

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NBC Renews Brooklyn Nine-Nine For Another Season

Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been going strong for six seasons straight. Universally considered one of the best and most biting sitcoms of the past few years, it ran into a bit of problem last year. Threatened with cancellation, the Andy Samberg star vehicle needed a new home. NBC scooped it up and brought it back with panache. Now, it's coming back...

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Matt Ryan Could Potentially Star In A New Constantine TV Show

DC/Vertigo's foul-mouthed but loveable magician has very bad luck. Both in the realities of his stories and in the many attempts to adapt him to screen. From the mediocre film, the good TV, and even the fantastic animated films, he seems to never be able to stick a landing. But his luck may be turning around in the near future....

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