*“American Idol” premieres its 13th season next month with Keith Urban the lone judge returning from last year’s catastrophe. Producers hope the country crooner – alongside “AI” veteran Jennifer Lopez and newcomer Harry Connick Jr. – will have the right combination of chemistry and audience appeal to bring back the viewers who abandoned ship […]

  *Deadline.com is reporting that Lionsgate-owned company Debmar-Mercury is finalizing a deal with TV station owner E.W. Scripps to partner on a syndicated legal panel talk show that would feature Star Jones as one of the co-hosts. “There isn’t a full-fledged pilot for the project yet, but I hear segments with Jones have been filmed,” […]

  *Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban were officially announced today as judges for season 13 of “American Idol.” It’s the first time in the show’s history that the panel consists entirely of singers — like NBC’s “The Voice.” Lopez returns after a two-season run as judge in 2011 and 2012 that was […]

*Sybrina Fulton has embarked a national  campaign  to ensure the death of her son Trayvon Martin is not in vain. On Monday Fulton spoke to the National Bar Association about repealing self defense laws like Stand Your Ground around the nation.  Fulton says she will use her “broken heart” to get justice for Trayvon. Later […]

*“American Idol” is considering former contestants to fill out the vacant spots on the judging panel next season, according to a new report by Vulture. Although both Fox and the companies that produce the show have yet to comment, sources tell Vulture that Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson have both been approached, and that Adam […]

It’s time for “American Idol” to end, according to former contestant and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson. While promoting her new movie “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete,” Hudson told Celebuzz that “Everything has its time.” Now in its twelfth season, “American Idol” has seen many judging panel changes and declining ratings. The show that […]

Fans should prepare for some changes when “American Idol” returns to Fox on Wednesday and Thursday this week, but one change they won’t be seeing is a larger emphasis on hip-hop. With Nicki Minaj joining the judges’ panel last year, it was questioned if “Idol” would see an uptick in artists closer to Minaj’s profile: […]

The “American Idol” Season 12 premiere ratings are in and … they aren’t as high as last year. The two-hour premiere which introduced viewers to the new judging panel of Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson had 17.8 million viewers and a 6.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic. While the program won […]

Nicki Minaj denied any rumors that the feud between her and fellow “American Idol” judge Mariah Carey has been faked. She did, however, say that it comes from a place of passion for what they’re doing on the show, and it’s nothing personal against Carey. As she’s said before, Minaj reiterated on “The Tonight Show” […]

President Obama hasn’t been shy about weighing in on the tough issues the American public is facing, including the beef between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj on “American Idol.” Obama called in to Michael Yo’s radio program “The Yo Show” and was immediately asked about the ongoing feud between the new “American Idol” judges. “Can […]

*TMZ is reporting that “American Idol” judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj had a private pow-wow yesterday to clear up their issues for the sake of the show. According to the website, Mariah convinced the rapper that feuding would not be good for the show, “and they both needed to stop the antics they pulled […]

Kanye West is joining the long list of stars reportedly in talks to judge the next season of “American Idol.” TMZ is reporting that sources close to the production say “Idol” execs have reached out to West to join the judging panel for Season 12 and he “expressed interest.” But “he’s on the fence,” an […]