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WILL A JUDGES FEUD BOOST IDOL‘S RATINGS? (Updated)

May 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A day after the audience for American Idol fell to a new record low of 11.08 million viewers, feuding between the two female judges, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, erupted with new venom. Minaj, after taunting Carey during the telecast, took to Twitter following the show, slamming her again. She told critics to ask “why […]

MINAJ, CAREY GO AT IT, HALTING IDOL PRODUCTION

January 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The fireworks between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey have failed to boost ratings for American Idol (16 million viewers tuned in on Wednesday, down 10 percent from the season premiere a week earlier), but the show’s producers are doing nothing to discourage them. Quite the contrary. they allowed a seemingly minor eruption to shut down […]

NEW SEASON, NEW JUDGES FOR AMERICAN IDOL; CRITICS REACT

January 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

American Idol returned to the air for its 12th season Wednesday night with critics noting that the show’s focus was not so much on the new crop of performers but on the three new judges, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, and Keith Urban. In the Los Angeles Times, TV critic Mary McNamara remarked that all three […]

EX IDOL JUDGE, FEUDS WITH HIS REPLACEMENT

November 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Steven Tyler, the departed American Idol judge, has just become embroiled in a feud with Nicki Minaj, who is embroiled in a feud with Mariah Carey. In an interview with MTV News, Tyler maintained that the reported tension between Minaj and Carey will not only hurt the show but hurt the aspiring contestants. “It should […]

MINAJ-CAREY FEUD A PR HOAX?

October 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Even Steven Tyler, a former American Idol judge, appears convinced that the supposed feud between current Idol judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey is bogus. Adding to a chorus of comments that the broohaha was contrived to help spike ratings for the slumping Fox talent show, Tyler, buttonholed by the celebrity website TMZ and asked […]

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 […]