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Randy Jackson Exits As 'American Idol' Judge, Entire World Yawns In Shock

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It has long been rumored, but never confirmed before today:   Randy Jackson, the affably bland and inoffensive American Idol judge, has exited the judge’s inexplicably popular and long-running reality TV contest.  Jackson was the last remaining cast member on American Idol who began on season one of the show, other than Ryan Seacrest.

'American Idol': So Now Alanis Morissette May Be A Judge, Too

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Things certainly seem to be getting a bit wacky at American Idol—the long-running reality TV contest is currently on the hunt for new judges, and after nabbing professional nut Mariah Carey, rumors abounded that Kanye West and Nicki Minaj would be added to the roster.  While that seemed a smidge unlikely, it seems they’ve reached out to yet another (slightly less...

Kanye West To Join 'American Idol'?

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For the seven people left in America who place any real importance or significance upon who will be crowned their next American Idol, it’s being reported today that, in addition to Mariah Carey being a new judge on the program for a whopping $18 million, Kanye West might be bringing his blend of subtlety, nuanced wit, and mature decision-making to the show.  Brace yourselves.

'American Idol' Lands Mariah Carey, Gives Her $18 Million To Judge

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Mariah Carey has officially joined American Idol, and will be sitting on the judging panel next season. Rolling Stone is reporting that Carey got a walloping $18 million with a one-year option for her role on the show. This now makes her the highest earning judge on any music competition show. Silly us for making Britney Spears' $15 million seem like a lot of...

News Roundup: Jennifer Lopez And Steven Tyler Quit 'American Idol',...

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This week, the rumors that Jennifer Lopez was quitting American Idol returned. But this time, they didn't stop at rumors because Jenny from the Block ended up quitting the show, along with pal and co-judge Steven Tyler. Meanwhile, Skrillex is on a roll with film projects, as it was announced that he would be contributing his music to Disney's upcoming animated movie...

Jennifer Lopez Still Publically Considering Quitting 'American Idol,' World...

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Since last May, rumors have been circulating that American Idol host Jennifer Lopez has simply been “just too busy” to continue her duties on American Idol of sitting down and liking/ not liking people singing songs in front of TV cameras.  Those rumors flared again today due to comments Lopez made during an interview; meanwhile, the Earth continued to spin in its orbit...

Phillip Phillips Wins 'American Idol'

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The season 11 finale of American Idol aired last night, and with a record setting 132 million calling in to vote (inexplicably proving that people still somehow watch American Idol and, more importantly care about it), more viewers cast their vote for an Idol last night than in any other night of the show’s history.   The winner?  The unfortunately-named Phillip...

VOTD: Steven Tyler Mangles The National Anthem At New England Patriots Game...

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The National Anthem—sure, it’s a stirring and poetic encapsulation of the best elements of the American spirit, but have you ever tried to sing that thing?  It’s not exactly easy.  Which is exactly what Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and American Idol found out on Sunday, when he turned in an atonal and frankly embarrassing version at AFC Championship game.  Check out the...

Steven Tyler Swears He's Sober After Fall In Shower Smashes His Face

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Look at the face in the picture above, gang—that’s the picture of sobriety, according Steven Tyler, the owner of said bruised and battered mug.   The 63 year old American Idol host and Aerosmith frontman apparently took a tumble in the shower in Asuncion, Paraguay on Tuesday—but Tyler swears that it has nothing to do with his long battle with substance abuse, and that he has...

Scotty McCreery's Debut Album Releases In No. 1 Spot

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Remember the tenth winner of American Idol? You know, that guy from North Carolina with super low vocals and was safe every week? That's right! It was only five months ago when Scotty McCreery became a household name. And yes, you'll want to remember that name because this kid's making history. His debut album, Clear As Day, garnered him the highest first...

American Idol: Season 10, Top 2 - Finale Recap

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Well, there you have it. That wise prophet Randy Jackson was right. Scotty was, in fact, "in it to win it," and he is now your American Idol. This is surprising to exactly nobody, unless you haven't been watching all season or you are a crazy person. I know I said that Lauren might have had a chance yesterday, but realistically, everybody knew it was going to be Scotty for the past few weeks...

American Idol: Season 10, Top 2 - Previous song/ Mentor's choice/ Winner's...

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This is it, everybody. The final chance for the two finalists to put on their best puppy-dog faces and plead for our votes. For their final performances Scotty and Lauren had to sing their favorite song from a previous performance, a song by their own idols, and what will be their first single if they win. Both contestants did well, and Jennifer wore a dress that looked like it was stolen...

American Idol: Season 10, Top 3 Recap - Contestant's, Jimmy Lovine's,...

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Final three! Only one more week until a winner is crowned and two losers are sent weeping and sobbing back to obscurity. This week the contestants had to do triple duty, performing a song of their choice, a song of Jimmy's choice, and a pick by the judges. Also, Beyonce (!!!) showed up to give some words of encouragement.

Pia Toscano And The Joys Of Losing On American Idol

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Getting kicked off American Idol is the best thing that could have happened to Pia Toscano. It's almost a week after the shocking elimination of the 22-year-old singer from New York, which enraged fans and celebrities everywhere and uncorked an endless wave of media freakout-ing; it all could not have gone any better for Toscano (and the producers of...