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WILL NICKI MINAJ SHAKE THINGS UP ON AMERICAN IDOL?

August 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Add yet another name to the list of celebrities who could replace Jennifer Lopez as a judge on American Idol: Nicki Minaj. Us Weekly on Monday cited several sources as indicating that it was a virtual done deal, with one say that she is “100 percent confirmed to judge American Idol.” Another source commented, “I’m […]

A TEEN IDOL FOR AMERICAN IDOL?

August 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In their effort to restore American Idol‘s ratings lead among 18-49-year-old viewers, Fox and the producers of the hit talent contest are apparently considering adding a bona fide teen idol to the judging panel. That became apparent on Saturday when 19-year-old Nick Jonas, the youngest member of the Jonas Bros. pop group, confirmed a report […]

MARIAH CAREY NAMED AMERICAN IDOL JUDGE

July 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As was widely anticipated, Mariah Carey was named the new judge of American Idol today (Monday). Her selection comes following the departures of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler earlier this month. Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly told TV reporters and columnists gathered for their annual summer “tour” that the completed judging panel will be revealed […]

LOPEZ QUITTING AMERICAN IDOL

July 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Jennifer Lopez made it official today — one day after Steven Tyler announced that he had decided to leave American Idol and rejoin Aerosmith: She, too will be leaving, she told Ryan Seacrest on his synidcated radio show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest. Lopez, who, like Tyler, joined the show two years ago, sounded emotional, […]

STEVEN TYLER QUITS AMERICAN IDOL

July 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After two seasons of steadily declining ratings, American Idol will be undergoing a major revamp next season. Steven Tyler announced his departure today (Thursday), heading back in the saddle as the frontman of Aerosmith. And Jennifer Lopez hinted during an interview on the Today show that she may follow Tyler out the door. Speculation quickly […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING

May 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The best thing that What to Expect When You’re Expecting has got going for it is its production budget — it cost only $25 million to make. And although the film’s publicists have been working overtime trying to find a hook that will appeal to men, it has been tracking heavily among females — only. […]

IDOL RATINGS FALL AGAIN

February 2, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Fox’s American Idol drew 18.19 million viewers Wednesday night. That was more than all of the other broadcast networks drew combined, but it was still way off previous seasons’ numbers. Among adults 18-49 ratings were down 9 percent from last Wednesday and down a whopping 34 percent from the comparable week a year ago, according […]

J.LO’S REMARKS LEAVE FOX EXECS ON THE FLOOR

June 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As if the controversy over the firing of Cheryl Cole from the upcoming X-Factor talent show weren’t enough bad publicity to deal with, Fox executives on Wednesday now faced the possibility of losing Jennifer Lopez on American Idol for next season. In an interview with BBC radio, the singer — who, with Steven Tyler, is […]

IDOL JUDGES ASTONISHED BY ANOTHER AUDIENCE VOTE

April 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Pia Toscano, who had been regarded by Las Vegas oddsmakers as the frontrunner in this year’s American Idol competition, was eliminated Thursday following the announcement of the audience vote. The announcement touched off boos from the studio audience and surprised comments from the judges. Idol judge Jennifer Lopez seemed particularly upset by the result, especially […]

COWELL NO BIG LOSS AS IDOL LAUNCHES 10TH SEASON

January 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

American Idol launched its tenth season on Fox Wednesday night with 26.1 million viewers, down from 29.8 million for the premiere of Season 9, 30.4 million for Season 8, and 33.4 million for Season 7. In other words, it dropped no more this year than it has in recent years, despite the departure of Simon […]

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