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American Idol stars react to Rickey Smith’s death from DUI driver crash on Friday

American Idol stars, judges, and producers react to the passing of Season 2 finalist Rickey Smith, who died early Friday morning after a head-on collision with a vehicle going the wrong way on the Interstate. That driver was later hospitalized then booked for DUI. Also, there is a link for the GoFundMe page set up to raise money for Rickey’s family, which includes two kids.

Ellen DeGeneres admits she ‘hated’ her time on American Idol and says it was ‘one of the worst decisions’

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Ever since the original three judges disbanded on the hit show American Idol, Fox has tried everything to recreate the magic with new recruits. The most questionable casting decision may have come when comedienne Ellen DeGeneres joined the panel. She admitted she “hated” the experience and went on to say that it was “one of the worst decisions” she’s ever made. Who knew it was that bad?

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VIDEO PHOTOS Jax wears The Dress on American Idol

Tonight was the Top 8 girls performances on American Idol and Jax all but guaranteed her performance would be memerable by wearing “The Dress” that took the internet (and the recesses of my brain) by storm last week! Keep reading to watch an HD clip of her performance and the reactions of the judges as well as Ryan Seacrest afterward. PLUS, lots of photos and some rather funny post-performance tweets!