Headlines: Ryan Seacrest on Clay Aiken, Haley Reinhart EP Update

Tonight join us as we live blog the last American Idol audition episode ever. 8/7 pm FOX. 

Ryan Seacrest looks back on ‘American Idol,’ responds to Clay Aiken dig – In recent weeks, former “Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken said he had seen root canals more entertaining than the judges on the show. In response, Seacrest pointed out how important it is to remember the people in your life who have helped you get where you are. “You’ve got to look at every step of the way and everybody that helped you along the way and always remember those people and the things they did for you,” he said. “I think it’s important. I try to do that, and we get caught up in a million things but I try to keep to myself.” – Read more at FOX News

Chicagoan Haley Reinhart on That Extra Commercial and the End of ‘American Idol’ – Your EP is going to be released next year. What can we expect from that? HR: I’ve been putting together a lot of these songs that I’ve written over the course of three years or so, and I’m just so ready to get out new material. It’ll be pretty funky and sultry. I basically took a lot of these songs that I have [been working on] with multiple producers, and I wanted to connect those sounds, so I had a live band come in. I put together my dream band, including my dad on guitar, and I basically just fused those two sounds together. I’m just amped to get it out to everybody and put out even more. – Read more at Michigan Avenue

Dancing with the Stars’ Kym Johnson on Boyfriend Robert Herjavec: ‘We’re Each Other’s No. 1 Fans’ – “We were friends first, and we got to know each other on a friendship level; I think that’s really important,” the dance pro, 39, tells PEOPLE. “That developed into something else, and it’s really great. We’re both each other’s number one fans, and have respect for each other.” – Read more at People

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