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'American Idol' bits: Show return debut date, Phillip Phillips marriage, Hollywood parade packed with 'Idols'

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Season 11 winner and Georgia's own Phillip Phillips has married his long-time girlfriend Hannah Blackwell.

He didn't let fame go to his head in his personal life, sticking with the woman who loved him before he became a household name in 2012.

I'm a little late on this one. Us Magazine reported this late last month while I was on vacation:

The American Idol Season 11 winner and Blackwell, both 25, tied the knot at the Resora Plantation, in front of 250 of their friends and family. The bride wore a gown by Hayley Paige, while the groom looked handsome in a Billy Reid tux.

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idol final season promo

The final season of "American Idol" returns Wednesday January 6 and Thursday January 7, both two-hour episodes.

By the time the live shows begin, "Idol" will go two hours on Thursdays. A finale date has not been set.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 01: Singers Ace Young (L) and Diana DeGarmo attend The Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting Toys For Tots Foundation on December 1, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

The 84th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, airing on December 11 as a two-hour special on the CW but taped on November 29, will feature a raft of "American Idol" contestants of yore:

Season two one-two punch Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken

Married couple Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young

Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks and rocker Daughtry

Season 12 winner Candace Glover

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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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