Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj, and Keith Urban on "American Idol" (FOX)

What to Expect from ‘American Idol’ Season 12

It’s been a grueling few weeks that airwaves have been absent of reality music competitions, ever since someone with “The X Factor” and another person with “The Voice” won over voting American teenagers and moms. Have no fear—starting tonight, our weeks will once again be filled with countless hours of aspirationally famous people trying to […]

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"American Idol" judges Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and Nicki Minaj (FOX)

Mariah Carey: ‘American Idol’ is Bigger Than Some ‘Stupid, Trumped Up’ Feud

Make no mistake: the feud between “American Idol” judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj was and is very much real, but Carey wants to stress that their fighting is simply a product of passion for the show and nothing more. “The whole thing is convoluted,” Carey, who was battling a sinus infection, told reporters at […]

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Nigel Lythgoe Returning to ‘American Idol’

Nigel Lythgoe will return as executive producer on “American Idol.” According to E! News, Lythgoe’s extended contract negotiations have left production on the series “way behind schedule.” First up on the “So You Think You Can Dance” judge’s to-do list? “Lock in judges.” Keith Urban Reportedly Close to Signing ‘American Idol’ Deal Since “Idol” signed […]

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‘Fame’ is Gonna Live Forever, Thanks to Nigel Lythgoe

By Tim Molloy NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – Hold on to your sweatbands: “Fame” is gonna live forever – or at least a little longer – thanks to a Nigel Lythgoe re-imagining of the 1980s film and series about kids striving to succeed in the brutal world of song and dance. MGM Television announced Tuesday that […]

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‘American Idol’ Flu: Has Hollywood Week Gone Way Too Far?

Exhaustion, frustration, lack of sleep — along with inevitable personality clashes — they’re always a part of Hollywood Week, the most stressful portion of “American Idol’s” audition rounds. But a rampant bout of the flu also traveled through the contestant pool in Season 11. The result: less singing and more fainting.

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