Say hello to your new 'Idol' judge ...
July 23rd, 2012
03:34 PM ET

Say hello to your new 'Idol' judge ...

Mariah Carey is just full of announcements lately.

The 43-year-old singer and mom of twins recently revealed on Twitter that she has a new song, called "Triumphant," set to arrive in early August, and she's also confirmed that she'll be a new judge on "American Idol."

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Nick Cannon's not sure if 'Idol' can afford Mariah
July 17th, 2012
11:06 AM ET

Nick Cannon's not sure if 'Idol' can afford Mariah

There have been rumblings that Mariah Carey is in consideration to be an "American Idol" judge, but her husband Nick Cannon has hinted that producers would need to write a hefty check if they wanted her to come on the show.

Cannon recently told TMZ he’s not sure if the TV singing competition can afford to hire his Grammy-winning wife.

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Randy Jackson speaks on J. Lo, Steven Tyler leaving 'Idol'
July 16th, 2012
09:45 AM ET

Randy Jackson speaks on J. Lo, Steven Tyler leaving 'Idol'

"American Idol's" Randy Jackson has nothing but love for the show's departing judges, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez.

The "Idol" staple told Gossip Cop that he wishes the singers well on their professional endeavors, even though they've left him all alone (so far, anyway) at the judges table.

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Jennifer Lopez departs 'Idol': 'The time has come'
July 13th, 2012
12:35 PM ET

Jennifer Lopez departs 'Idol': 'The time has come'

After weeks of speculation - and some heavy hinting on "Today" Thursday - Jennifer Lopez confirmed on Friday that she's leaving "American Idol."

The 42-year-old actress/singer and mom to 4-year-old twins Max and Emme told "Idol" host Ryan Seacrest on his radio show that she had to take something off her plate, and it looks like that thing is "American Idol."

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Report: Adam Lambert in consideration to be 'Idol' judge?
July 9th, 2012
12:40 PM ET

Report: Adam Lambert in consideration to be 'Idol' judge?

While Jennifer Lopez's future with "American Idol" appears to still be up in the air, Fox is said to be considering other famous names for the judging panel.

E! News reports that Fox is eyeing "Idol" alum Adam Lambert as a potential new judge on the reality singing competition, which just completed its 11th season.

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'Idol' winner Phillip Phillips wants you to focus on his music
May 25th, 2012
10:52 AM ET

'Idol' winner Phillip Phillips wants you to focus on his music

He may be handsome, but “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips says he doesn't want to be a sex symbol.

In fact, the guitar-playing Georgia native is so gun-shy about the label, he told People Magazine, "If a girl [voted] for me because I'm cute, and then gets mad that I have a girlfriend, then she doesn't really like the music. I'm not some cute guy who is trying to be successful off that," he said. "I really want the music to come first."

Ryan Seacrest reportedly outed the love birds a few weeks back, though the identity of the 21-year-old's lady love remains a mystery.

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