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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 Highest Paid Judge On Reality TV

Mariah Carey, who just signed an 18 million deal with American Idol, will reportedly be the highest paid judge on any reality show.

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The 42-year-old iconic singer announced Monday that she would be the new judge on American Idol. +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

Jennifer Lopez Officially Leaving American Idol

Jennifer Lopez confirmed today that she will not be returning to judge on American Idol for a third season.

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“I honestly feel like the time has come that I have to get back to doing the other things that I do, that I put … on hold because I love Idol so much,” Lopez, 42, told Ryan Seacrest Friday on his KIIS-FM morning show. +Continue Reading

Mariah Carey the Next American Idol Judge?

With Steve Tyler announcing his departure from American Idol this week and buzz that Jennifer Lopez will not be returning, rumors that singer Mariah Carey may join the show have started.

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“She’s in play,” an insider tells People. “They are in serious talks.” +Continue Reading

Steven Tyler Quits American Idol

After two seasons on the show, singer Steven Tyler is quitting American Idol so he can focus on his band again.

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“After some long … hard … thoughts … I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress American Idol before she boils my rabbit,” Tyler said in a statement Thursday. “I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I’m back – but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I got two fists in the air and I’m kicking the door open with my band.” +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

Jennifer Lopez Returning to Judge ‘American Idol’ Season 11

Producer Nigel Lythgoe has confirmed that Jennifer Lopez will return for a second season as a judge on the FOX singing competition show American Idol.

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“I am delighted to say that all three judges, along with the brilliant host of American Idol is back for the next season,” Lythgoe said Wednesday on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show. +Continue Reading

Jennifer Lopez Tells Idols Not to Sing Her Songs

American Idol judge, Jennifer Lopez, suggests that contestants don’t sing her songs.

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Lopez is not impressed with contestants that attempt to win her vote by singing her songs.

“It was cute, super entertaining and flattering, but no. They know we’re not out to cut them down or make a joke of them. We’re trying to mentor them to the next step,” the pop diva told reporters Thursday in Los Angeles.

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Ex-American Idol Judge Has New Bravo Reality TV Show

Kara DioGuardi, who has left Fox’s American Idol, will be the head judge for her new reality series Going Platinum debuting next year on Bravo.

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