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Fox Acts to Ward Off 'Idol' Fallout - LA Times 05/04/05


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  • Fox Acts to Ward Off 'Idol' Fallout - LA Times 05/04/05

    Article from LA Times - May 4, 2005
    Fox Acts to Ward Off 'Idol' Fallout

    Seeking to deflect the effect of an upcoming expose about its hit show "American Idol," News Corp.'s Fox network on Tuesday questioned the motives of a former contestant whose allegations about one of the show's judges have created a furor.

    As ABC released new details about a one-hour "Primetime Live" special that airs tonight, Fox went on the offensive, charging that the contestant, Corey Clark, had not raised his concerns with the show's producers before going public with claims that he and judge Paula Abdul had an affair during the 2003 season on which he was competing.
    On Tuesday, Walt Disney Co.'s ABC revealed new details of their investigation, titled "Fallen Idol." Clark, 24, told "Primetime" host John Quinones that Abdul coached him on his vocal performance and even chose his songs and clothes, according to a release from ABC.

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