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Will American Idol Get It Right This Season?

Tricia Spencer | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
Tricia Spencer

We've already seen some extraordinary talent from both the guys and the girls this season, and it's very likely that there is another Kelly Clarkson in the bunch. But the real question is this: Will the judges send those already in full bloom forward, or will they choose to advance unopened talent buds instead?

Randy Jackson Reveals Truth About Nicki-Mariah Feud

OWN | Posted 08.07.2014 | OWN

As one of the original "American Idol" judges from the first episode in 2002, Randy Jackson has sat alongside a diverse panel of superstars, from Jenn...

Meet The New 'Idol' Team

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 09.03.2013 | TV

"American Idol" has officially announced Harry Connick Jr. and Jennifer Lopez as the new judges alongside Keith Urban. Original judge Randy Jackso...

The 'Idol' Judges Aren't Set After All

Posted 08.27.2013 | TV

Dr. Luke will not be joining the "American Idol" judges table after all, according to The Hollywood Reporter. While several outlets asserted songwr...

The Newest 'Idol' Judge Is ...

Posted 08.27.2013 | TV

Dr. Luke is a new "American Idol" judge, according to reports. UPDATE, 8/27: Dr. Luke will not be joining "American Idol," according to The Hollywo...

No 'Idol' For Kanye

Posted 08.21.2013 | TV

Kanye West has turned down "American Idol," according to Us Weekly. West was reportedly offered a spot on the new judges table for Season 13. "He d...

J.Lo's (Sort Of) Officially Back On 'Idol'

Posted 08.19.2013 | TV

One of the worst kept Hollywood secrets is (sort of) officially confirmed: Jennifer Lopez is returning to "American Idol." Lopez's boyfriend, Caspe...

Back In The Judge's Chair?

VOXXI | Juliana Barrera | Posted 08.05.2013 | Latino Voices

Yahoo! is reporting that and Jennifer Lopez are joining American Idol as judges for season 13. Following the official announcement at Thu...

Leigh Weingus

Keith Urban Back For More | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.01.2013 | TV

Keith Urban will be returning to "American Idol" for Season 13. While at Television Critic's Association Summer 2013 press tour on Thursday, Fox's...

Which 'Idol' Alums Would Make The Best Judges? | Posted 08.12.2013 | TV

As part of American Idol's complete overhaul for its upcoming 13th season, the show is considering hiring former alums to join the judges' panel. With...

'Idol' Producers Fired As Part Of Reboot

Posted 06.05.2013 | TV

The "American Idol" makeover continues, with The Wrap reporting that longtime executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick have been fired as par...

From 'Idol' Contestants To Judges?

Vulture | Posted 05.22.2013 | TV

There's a very real chance the next "American Idol" will be judged by a panel of former "American Idols." As Fox and the production companies behind t...

Weeklings!: Judging the American Idol Judges (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Louis Virtel

Now that Season 12 is over, let's judge Idol's judges, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey, for all they're worth -- and, hell, Seacrest too. Frankly, they all deserve it.

'Idol'-Bound Again?

Posted 04.30.2013 | TV

Jennifer Lopez and "American Idol" made headlines when rumors erupted that the triple threat was in talks to return to "Idol" and replace current judg...

Nicki Minaj Reveals Her Favorite 'Drag Race' Contestants

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Who would have thought that Nicki Minaj watches "RuPaul's Drag Race"? The rapper, singer and "American Idol" judge took to Twitter yesterday and sound...

Bye Mimi, Hi J.Lo?

Posted 04.24.2013 | TV

"American Idol" reportedly tried to replace Mariah Carey with Jennifer Lopez. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Fox singing competition sho...

Nicki Minaj Reveals Her Favorite Gay Contestant On 'American Idol'

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Eccentric "Starships" rapper Nicki Minaj jumped on a conference call with reporters on March 25, as Us Weekly notes, to talk about her current run on ...

Nicki Minaj Teases 'Idol' Future

Posted 03.26.2013 | TV

Nicki Minaj could be back for "American Idol" Season 13. Maybe. "Would I come back next season? I think people would rather be surprised," Minaj sa...

Weeklings!: What if a Gay Guy Judged American Idol? (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Louis Virtel

Call me a radical, but maybe a gay male judge is just what the show needs. In this edition of Weeklings!, I revisit all 12 seasons of Idol and discover what the show would've been like if an opinionated gay man criticized the competing singers.

15-Year-Old's Beautiful 'Skyscraper' Cover (VIDEO)

Posted 03.02.2013 | Teen

Juliana Chahayed may have been eliminated on Wednesday's "sudden death" episode of American Idol, but the 15-year-old's performance of "Skyscraper" wa...

Former 'Idol' Judge To Have Child

Posted 01.17.2013 | Celebrity

Another "American Idol" offspring is on the way, as former judge Kara DioGuardi confirmed to People magazine on Wednesday that she'll finally have a l...

Leno's Got Embarrassing Almost-Nude Pics Of 'Idol' Judges

Posted 01.14.2013 | TV

The boys of "American Idol" dropped by "The Tonight Show," so it should come as no surprise that Jay Leno had his crack team go delving into the archi...

Clay Aiken On What's Wrong With 'Idol'

Posted 12.17.2012 | TV

Clay Aiken has noticed a shift in "American Idol." Aiken, was the runner up in Season 2 of the Fox singing competition series said the show has shifte...

Cashing Couch

Lisa Steinberg | Posted 11.28.2012 | TV
Lisa Steinberg

American Idol, Glee, and The X Factor have all beefed up their wildly popular programs with star-studded guest stars or judges and it isn't always paying off.

Naughty But Nice Rob

Are Mariah & Nicki At War? | Naughty But Nice Rob | Posted 09.17.2012 | Celebrity

New reports say Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj are already having trouble with each other after only days of taping "American Idol." However, insiders t...