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02.21.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Early blogosphere whispers about an "American Idol" ringer soon bloomed into an outraged roar as major news organizations picked up the story of hopeful Carly Smithson's high-profile (and comically disastrous) stint on a major label. Somewhat absurdly, "American Idol" never acknowledged the elephant in the room, and in Smithson's life story segments, the producers wrote around her tenure on ...
01.16.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
"American Idol" producers have publicized a number of small "tweaks" to retool the program after a slight dip in ratings last year, among them a greater emphasis on the performers´┐Żback stories and less reliance on celebrity guests. If online reports are to be believed, however, there's a secret game plan the producers are downplaying: Use ringers. According to "American Idol" spoiler si...

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