“American Idol” Season 13 Premieres to Worst Ratings Ever

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WikimediaCommons Thirteen is not proving to be lucky for American Idol. The aging talent series debuted a new season — and new panel of judges featuring Keith Urban, Harry Connick, Jr. and the returning Jennifer Lopez — Wednesday night to the series’ worst ratings ever.

Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj Exit “American Idol”

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Thursday afternoon brought confirmation of one of the TV talent world’s worst-kept secrets: Dueling divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have joined Randy Jackson as the latest American Idol judge to bid au revoir to the aging talent series.

Report: Jennifer Hudson Will Judge “American Idol” Season 13

Jennifer Hudson has signed on to serve as a judge on the 13th season of American Idol, E! News said Friday. The Oscar and Grammy Award-winning got her Hollywood start after appearing on the third season of the aging singing competition in 2004.

Report: Nicki Minaj Leaving “American Idol”

Nicki Minaj is reportedly leaving American Idol after one controversial season on the judges’ panel. Instead of returning to the Idol stage to dole out advice to aspiring popsters, the femcee intends to instead concentrate on her next album, touring and celebrity endorsements

Randy Jackson Exits “American Idol” After 12 Seasons

After surviving rows between 12 seasons of bad auditions, bickering banter between Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul and most recently the descent of Hurricane Carey-Minaj, Randy Jackson’s finally fed up with American Idol. The struggling talent show’s lone original judge says he’s leaving the program after next week’s season finale.

Former American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox splits from husband

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Former American Idol runner-up, Crystal Bowersox, has called it quits from her husband. Bowersox released a statement to People saying, “After two and a half years, we have decided to end our marriage. The friendship and love which brought us together remains strong, and we will continue to support each other in our careers and…

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Mariah Carey Beefed Up Security After Feud with Nicki Minaj

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Veteran goss gawkers are still debating whether or not that nasty spat between femcee Nicki Minaj and songbird diva Mariah Carey was an authentic celebrity feud or the work of an elaborate ratings ploy. But Carey insists that the verbal battle with her fellow American Idol judge was very real and even prompted the “Hero”…

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Phillip Phillips debuts new single “Take Me Away”

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Last season’s American Idol winner, Phillip Phillips, can thank NBC and the US Women’s gymnastics team for resurrecting his single, Home. It’s not that Phillip isn’t amazingly talented and a great mix of Dave Matthews and Mumford & Sons…it’s just that Idol isn’t the juggernaut that it used to be.