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'American Idol' May Cut All Four Judges to Reinvent Itself

by Damon Houx May 8, 2013 @ 8:22 PM
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'American Idol' used to be the hottest show on television, but after 13 years, it's starting to show its age. The show's ratings have slipped from regularly having 30 million viewers to now somewhere around 11 million. And though the show has had some different judges over the course of its run, it's now looking to ditch all four current judges to have a fresh face for season 13.

'Duck Dynasty' is Bigger Than 'American Idol' Now

by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 25, 2013 @ 3:38 PM
We've gotten heavily invested in A&E's ongoing original series, with a second season of 'Bates Motel' already ordered, 'Longmire' season 2 soon to start and eventually Chloe Sevigny's 'Those Who Kill,' but it's the cable network's reality series 'Duck Dynasty' that really brings home the...well, duck. The ratings for the reality series third season finale drew A&E's highest ratings ever, nearly beating out 'American Idol,' while remaining cable's number 1 series behind 'The Walking Dead.' Read all about 'Duck Dynasty's' massive success inside!

'Glee' Officially Casts 'American Idol's Jessica Sanchez

by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 16, 2012 @ 9:39 AM
Tragically, 'Glee' won't return to FOX until November 8, but that doesn't mean you'll have to wait all the way past Halloween for new scoop on the show's fourth season.  Only four episodes deep and plenty of former cast members have yet to appear as well, but who needs the old when you have the new?  We've just learned that 'American Idol' vet Jessica Sanchez has officially booked her turn on the series, but who will the runner-up play?

Everybody Panic, AMC Is Getting Its Own Version of 'American Idol'

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 28, 2012 @ 3:00 PM
For all its massive success in recent years, AMC is still somewhat in its infancy when it comes to original programming. And for every runaway hit like 'Breaking Bad,' 'Mad Men' and 'The Walking Dead,' there's a few missteps like 'The Killing,' or even recent forays into reality TV with unique efforts like 'Small Town Security.' But if you're going to emulate the major networks, might as well go for the big guns, right?  So let's see if 'Road Show,' AMC's first reality competiton can bring the heat!

New 'American Idol' Judges Are Officially Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj

by Jacob Hall September 16, 2012 @ 11:08 AM
For a show that hasn't mattered in the cultural landscape for about five years now, there sure has been a lot of a back-and-forth and debate about who is going to take the empty judge's seats on 'American Idol.'  Many names were bandied about, but it looks like those two seats next to Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey will be filled by Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj.

'American Idol' Judges Fiasco: Which Celebs Should Be on the Panel?

by Nick Romano September 7, 2012 @ 12:30 PM
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Needless to say, after Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler decided to leave the 'American Idol' judges' table, the show tumbled into chaos. With less than two weeks until open auditions are held in New York City, Mariah Carey is the only name officially attached to the panel and Randy Jackson has stepped down to a mentoring role. All the while reports continue to speculate on who will be joining the team, but with nothing made official yet, there's still a small bit of wiggle room.

Is Randy Jackson Officially Out as 'American Idol' Judge?

by Nick Romano August 31, 2012 @ 8:10 AM
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There have been rumors (lots of rumors) as of late regarding the coveted judging spots on 'American Idol.' We know for a fact that diva supreme Mariah Carey is one of the new replacements to fill the void left by Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, and while Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban (so not who we were expecting) are said to be in the final stages of joining up, that leaves Randy Jackson floating around in space.
We've previously reported in light of murmorings that the entire 'Idol' judges' panel would be revamped and Jackson, the longest lasting judge on the show, would be stepping down from his role to accept a more minor position as "mentor" to the contestants. Now, it looks like it'll be made official very soon... if it hasn't already.

Kanye West In Talks to Judge 'American Idol'? Is Nicki Minaj Out?

by Nick Romano August 21, 2012 @ 1:31 PM
While US Weekly seemed to have the exclusive scoop on Nicki Minaj joining the 'American Idol' judging team (or should we say, they thought they had the scoop?) there's still some talk as to who could possibly fill in for Steven Tyler now that Mariah Carey is definitely on board. Should we have already assumed that rapper and Kim Kardashian's attention-seeking boyfriend Kanye West would be considered for the job? Probably.

Nicki Minaj Will Be Our Next 'American Idol' Judge!

by Nick Romano August 20, 2012 @ 11:46 AM
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Ever since Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler left the 'American Idol' judges' table -- Tyler to focus on being a rock star and J. Lo to focus on her family -- Fox went into overtime to try and land some big names to come and fill in those empty spots.
Though some rumors floated around referencing the possibility of former 'Idol' contestant Adam Lambert and Disney star Nick Jonas joining the panel, Fox ended up landing a queen of R&B music, Mariah Carey. That meant there was just one more spot left and we've just learned that it too went to a big name in the music world -- Ms. Nick Minaj herself.

TV's Highest Paid Stars Won't Make A Lick of Sense to You

by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 8, 2012 @ 4:59 PM
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Earlier today, we saw a surprising article that detailed the current state of viewers for Sunday night cable series, some of which hardly seemed like they could be true.  And yet, for as critically adored as series like 'Breaking Bad' may be, it just isn't where the big bucks are.  A new list of TV's most paid stars that came out today will equally shock you, particularly when your salary is less than that of a monkey.  Enjoy!