Amid controversy, ‘American Idol’ producers stand by outcome

Fox Broadcasting and “American Idol” producers are standing by this season’s winner, Kris Allen, despite word that AT&T employees hosted viewing parties in Allen’s home state of Arkansas where guests were shown how to text message their votes for the show. AT&T said this was the work of a few local employees, and not the company as a whole. Wonder what this will do to “Idol” stock next season?

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