Hold up Mariah, Harry Connick Jr. disagrees
November 15th, 2013
02:29 PM ET

Hold up Mariah, Harry Connick Jr. disagrees

You were wrong, Mariah Carey.

That is essentially the message new "American Idol" judge Harry Connick Jr. had for Carey, who has not had great things to say about her former employer. While appearing recently on New York Radio station Hot 97 Carey said of her time judging last season "Honestly, I hated it" and refered to the gig as hell.

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Is Jennifer Lopez headed back to 'Idol?'
August 20th, 2013
02:08 PM ET

Is Jennifer Lopez headed back to 'Idol?'

Things may not be so lonely for Keith Urban at the "American Idol" judges table.

Since judges Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey will not be returning, the only sure face we know that will be back next season is country star Urban who Fox president Kevin Reilly confirmed during the 2013 Summer TCA Press Tour would be returning. But if you believe Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend, Casper Smart, the singer/actress is also headed back.

When asked by E! if Lopez was headed to the show, Smart reportedly responded "yes," perhaps believing that a formal announcement had been made. It has not and so far Fox is being mum, other than Reilly having confirmed at the TCA Press tour that discussions were being held with La Lopez.

Lopez was a judge during the 2011-2012 season and the buzz continues to mount that an announcement will be made soon. Do you think it's a good idea to have her back or no?

Ryan Seacrest to host game show with 'insane concept'
August 5th, 2013
05:53 PM ET

Ryan Seacrest to host game show with 'insane concept'

Ryan Seacrest will be back on primetime in September, but you won't find him on Fox.

The busy entertainment personality has lined up a new job as host of NBC's "The Million Second Quiz."

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Steven Tyler does 'Idol' audition in drag
February 1st, 2013
12:55 PM ET

Steven Tyler does 'Idol' audition in drag

For the last audition episode of "American Idol" on Thursday, the judges panel was treated to a skirted surprise.

As Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj weeded through the contestants in Oklahoma, in walked one "Pepper LaBeija," there to spice things up a bit.

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'American Idol' returns: What's the verdict?
January 17th, 2013
11:11 AM ET

'American Idol' returns: What's the verdict?

Wednesday night marked the return of "American Idol" with brand new judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj.

We never imagined we could miss Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler so much.

For the first night, we were treated to auditions from New York City, where contestants rolled through offering up what was supposed to be their best for a shot at a golden ticket to Hollywood.

As you can imagine, there was much tension and disappointment. Oh, not so much from the singers, but from some of us viewers regarding Mimi and Minaj.

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Former 'Idol' judge Kara DioGuardi's expecting a baby
January 17th, 2013
09:31 AM ET

Former 'Idol' judge Kara DioGuardi's expecting a baby

Former "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi is prepping for parenthood.

The songwriter, who served as a judge on the singing competition during its eighth and ninth seasons, revealed to People magazine that she's expecting a baby boy via gestational surrogate.

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