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Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban Are New American Idol Judges

The new American Idol judging team has been confirmed – Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban will join Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson at the judges table for season 12 of American Idol.


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American Idol host Ryan Seacrest Tweeted the news Sunday morning. “It’s official, your new #IdolJudges are @MariahCarey, @NickiMinaj, @KeithUrban & @Yo_RandyJackson!” Seacrest attached a photo that included Carey, Jackson, Minaj and Urban. +Continue Reading

Mariah Carey New Judge On American Idol

It’s official – singer Mariah Carey will be judging on American Idol next season.


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The news was announced Monday at the Television Critics Association summer tour in Beverly Hills.

We do, in fact, have one judge whose deal closed very, very recently,” Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly said at the event. “It’s an artist that many contestants have tried to emulate, have tried to have sung the songs, have tried to hit the notes and because it really was concluded only hours ago, our judge couldn’t be with us.” +Continue Reading

Phillip Phillips Back To Work Just Days After Surgery

American Idol winner Phillip Phillips is back to work just days after undergoing a 6 1/2 hour kidney surgery.


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Phillips, 21, underwent surgery last Wednesday to remove kidney stones that were too large to pass.

“I’m out of the hospital and back to work!” Phillips told E! News Monday. “Looking forward to the future.” +Continue Reading

American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips Undergoes Kidney Surgery

Phillip Phillips, American Idol season 11 winner, underwent a 6 1/2 hour surgery Wednesday to remove kidney stones that were too large to pass.


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“Surgery went well,” the 21-year-old heartthrob’s rep said. “He’s resting.” +Continue Reading

American Idol Season 11 Finale: 2012 Winner Announced

The finale of American Idol season 11 took place Wednesday, May 23, crowning one of the two finalists – Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips – the 2012 winner.


After many star-studded performances, including Chaka Khan, Neil Diamond, Rihanna, Reba McEntire and American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Seacrest announced the 2012 American Idol winner.

And the winner is…. +Continue Reading

Jennifer Lopez Not Returning To American Idol Next Season?

Jennifer Lopez appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday, saying she is not sure if she will return to American Idol next season as a judge.


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“I don’t know,” Lopez, 42, told Ellen when asked if she would return for a third season. +Continue Reading

Lauren Alaina Announces Second Single ‘Georgia Peaches’

  • October 6, 2011
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American Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina will debut her second single, “Georgia Peaches,” on Good Morning America on October 11.


“Georgia Peaches” will be the follow up to the 16-year-old’s first single “Like My Mother Does.” “Georgia Peaches” will debut on Alaina’s first album release date and will hit radio waves on October 24. +Continue Reading

Mark Ballas and Pia Toscano Break Up

Professional dancer Mark Ballas and former American Idol contestant Pia Toscano have reportedly broken up.


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Ballas, 25, and Toscano, 22, began dating in April, shortly after Toscano’s shocking elimination on American Idol. +Continue Reading

Pia Toscano Appreciation Night at MCU Park (Photos)

It was Pia Toscano Appreciation Night at the minor league baseball game between the Tri-City Valley Cats and Brooklyn Cyclones at MCU Park in Brooklyn on August 22, 2011.


Former American Idol contestant Toscano performed “The Star Spangled Banner” at MCU Park in 2003 as a 15-year-old high school student – one of the first public performances of her life. Toscano, now 22-years-old, returned to MCU Park last night as part of a Pia Toscano Appreciation Night.

Check out photos of Pia Toscano at MCU Park Monday night: +Continue Reading

‘American Idol’ Season 10 Cast on Good Morning America (Photos)

The American Idol Season 10′s top 11 finalists performed on Good Morning America at Central Park in New York City on August 12, 2011.


Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Pia Toscano, Thia Megia, Stefano Langone, James Durbin, Haley Reinhart, Jacob Lusk, Paul McDonald, Casey Abrams and Naima Adedapo are currently on the American Idols Live tour, which continues this weekend with stops in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Saturday and Newark, New Jersey on Sunday.

Check out photos of the American Idol Season 10 cast on GMA Friday morning: +Continue Reading

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