American Idol Bringing Back Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, And Randy Jackson For Final Season – Original Judging Panel Reunites!

American Idol Bringing Back Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, And Randy Jackson For Final Season - Original Judging Panel Reunites!

Finally, the powers-that-be are making a decision that seems to make some sense. After years of drastic changes and various judging panels, each of which have moderately failed, American Idol is going to look and feel a whole lot more familiar. Producers are aiming to recapture a bit of the original magic that made the show absolutely huge for its first 8 years — and that means bringing back some familiar faces.

According to the June 23rd print edition of The National Enquirer, producers have managed to get Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson to sign on the dotted line one last time. Simon will make an estimated $15 million and Paula is set to make double what she originally did during Idol’s heyday.

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American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery Held At Gunpoint During Home Invasion Robbery

American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery Held At Gunpoint During Home Invasion Robbery

American Idol winner Scotty McCreery was the victim of a home invasion robbery, according to officials and police officers on the scene. Scotty’s currently studying at North Carolina State University, and the robbery reportedly occurred on campus.

According to the news, three suspects broke into Scotty’s house, and stole wallets, electronic items, and cash. They were all armed with guns, but nobody was shot or injured. Neighbors and witnesses to the crime have already spoken to reporters, and according to WTVD, they stated, “All you heard was yelling like ‘Who are you? What are you doing here?’ for a good five minutes. It was just yelling.”

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American Idol RECAP 1/16/14: Season 13 Episode 2 “Auditions Continue”

American Idol RECAP 1/16/14: Season 13 Episode 2 "Auditions Continue"

Tonight American Idol returns to FOX with a new episode.  On last night’s show the first of the auditions began in Boston and Austin.  We got the first look at this season’s judging panel and I have to admit is is much better than last season.  I am not missing Nicki Minaj at all.  For the first time in a long time the judges actually seem to have chemistry.

The judges all had this to say about judging this season.  Harry Connick Jr. is excited to be judging American Idol. Jennifer Lopez enjoys “watching someone’s dream come true before her eyes.” Keith Urban thinks the best part is giving someone the opportunity to “ride the ride they are looking for.”  Overall Jennifer, Harry, and Keith selected 21 contestants from Texas and 25 contestants from Boston, Massachusetts. So far there are 46 potential American Idols headed to Hollywood.  Did you watch last night’s episode?  We did and we recapped it right here for you. Read More Here »



American Idol Getting Desperate Wants Kanye West As Judge: He Says “NO WAY!”

American Idol Getting Desperate Wants Kanye West As Judge: He Says "NO WAY!"

American Idol must really be sinking if they can’t even get new judges. The latest judge to turn them down is none other than Kanye West.  Yeah that guy. Kanye is someone who is desperate need for some good PR. If he could turn them down then so would many others. Kanye in the meantime has come up with one of the funniest excuses.

Kanye reason for saying NO WAY according to a source, “He didn’t want to go that mainstream. He didn’t want to lose any street cred. So he turned it down.”

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Jennifer Hudson Confirms She Will Be A Judge On American Idol

Jennifer Hudson Confirms Return to American Idol

It looks like FOX is doing exactly what was rumored when it comes to American Idol- they are bringing back familiar faces. Jennifer Hudson is now confirmed to be returning to the show that first got her noticed and brought her into millions of homes each week. Jennifer only ended up in 6th place in AI’s third season before being sent home, but we all know that means precious little now. She has won an Oscar for Dreamgirls and has dropped a few successful records since Idol sent her packing.

According to the July 8th print edition of STAR magazine Jennifer is excited to be returning to her old stomping grounds, this time as a judge. She knows what it’s like to be performing in front of a huge audience with little experience and then have to take the rough critique of a judging panel.

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American Idol Fires Producer Nigel Lythgoe

American Idol Fires Producer Nigel Lythgoe

FOX wasn’t kidding when they said that in order for American Idol to return it was going to need to be revamped from the ground up!  After 12 seasons producing the show, Nigel Lythgoe has been fired. He joins judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson in announcing that his stay at Idol has come to an end.

The 63-year old Brit has become a mainstay at FOX and has every intention of continuing on as a judge over on So You Think You Can Dance.  He tweeted a bit of reassurance yesterday to his multitude of followers saying,

Yes, don’t worry I’m on #SYTYCD. FOX still loves me. It’s not a personal thing they just feel IDOL needs new leadership after 12 Seasons.”

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Will Ryan Seacrest Take a Pay Cut to Help Save American Idol?

Will Ryan Seacrest Take a Pay Cut to Help Save American Idol?

By now we all know that if American Idol is to return for another season it’s going to have to look radically different. The wheels totally fell off last season and that well-oiled formula just completely stopped working. Even Randy Jackson saw the writing on the wall and figured he better leave gracefully rather than be fired when producers fully clean house. It’s already pretty certain that the entire judging panel will look entirely different , with rumblings that perhaps some of the earlier stars discovered by the show will now sit at that infamous table.

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American Idol Signs Jennifer Hudson To Judge

American Idol Signs Jennifer Hudson To Judge

American Idol producers really has to do something before the show flops all the way across the board. They have hired Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj, and in the past, stars like Steven Tyler and Paula Abdul. It hasn’t been enough to keep ratings up, so they are trying something different.

The powers that be in charge of the show are taking on those who are actually products of the show itself. Take Jennifer Hudson, for instance. She appeared on the show’s third season and even though she didn’t win, she still overcame that, starred in a movie and won an Oscar. Read More Here »



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