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Steven Tyler Dons Drag For American Idol Return

Steven Tyler made a surprise return to American Idol on Thursday night (31Jan13) by showing up in drag to audition for the panel.The Aerosmith rocker, who quit the Tv show last year (12), caused a...

Kelly Clarkson Is Highest-earning American Idol Star

Singer Kelly Clarkson has been crowned the highest-earning American Idol contestant, according to Forbes magazine.Clarkson, who was the talent show's first winner in 2002, came out on top of a success list after pulling in...

Blake Shelton To Perform At Kelly Clarkson's Wedding

Country star Blake Shelton is set to sing at Kelly Clarkson's upcoming wedding after the former American Idol star accepted his offer to perform on her big day.Shelton's manager, Brandon Blackstock, proposed to the Since...

"Far-fetched" American Idol Racist Discrimination Lawsuit "Highly Unlikely" To Be Successful

Last week TMZ reported that lawyer James Freeman was planning to file a suit against the makers of American Idol for racist discrimination, after he noticed that all the contestants who had ever been publicly...

Were American Idol Contestants Booted Because Of The Color Of Their Skin?

American Idol is at the centre of a racism lawsuit after it was claimed black contestants were booted from the hit talent show as a direct result of discrimination. TMZ.com obtained a letter filed with...

Nicki Minaj Makes Light Of Mariah Carey Feud

Rapper Nicki Minaj has risked the wrath of her fellow American Idol judge Mariah Carey once again after making light of their infamous feud by joking that she fights using "whatever weapon is handy".The two...

American Idol Accused Of Racism By Former Contestants

American Idol’s troubles with accusations of racism are far from over. Earlier this week, a letter was obtained by the tabloid TMZ, in which New York attorney James Freeman is asking permission from the EEOC...

American Idol Racist? Potential Lawsuit With 9 Former Contestants Thinks So

There have only been 9 contestants in American Idol to have been disqualified publicly, and all of them have been black. Lawyer James H. Freeman suspected something was up during season 11 when Jermaine Jones...

Nigel Lythgoe Slams Allegations Of Racism On American Idol

American Idol boss Nigel Lythgoe has fired back at allegations of racism on the show following the threat of a lawsuit from former contestants.Lawyer James H. Freeman has submitted a letter to the U.S. Equal...

Jennifer Hudson: 'American Idol Should Go Out On Top'

Former American Idol star Jennifer Hudson has urged show producers to quit while they're ahead and end the Tv singing contest before the ratings drop.The Oscar-winner fears the series that helped make her a star...

Why Have American Idol Ratings Dropped?

Few television programmes manage to make it to a twelfth season successfully; writing gets stale, possible plot lines for characters become exhausted, and viewers get bored. So, for American Idol to make it to this...

Kara Dioguardi To Be A Mother

Former American Idol judge Kara Dioguardi is preparing to become a first-time parent.The songwriter and her husband, Mike MCCuddy, are expecting a son via a gestational surrogate in the next few weeks, and they have...

Mariah Carey Gives The Lowdown On Her American Idol Favourites

An endorsement from Mariah Carey in the singing game is like a Stephen Hawking putting in a good word for you in physics: it's big. So when the Carey lists her favourite American Idol auditions,...

Nicki Minaj: 'I Am Not A Crazy Psycho'

Nicki Minaj fears her feud with Mariah Carey will overshadow the rest of her time on American Idol because fans now view her as a "crazy psycho".The two panellists hit headlines during the show's audition...

Katharine Mcphee Pretended Not To Know About Fashion On American Idol

Actress/singer Katharine Mcphee played down her fashion sense while competing on U.S. reality show American Idol in order to earn more votes.The clever star rose to fame as a contestant on the fifth season of...

Nicki Minaj Warns Aspiring Rappers To Avoid American Idol

Nicki Minaj has warned aspiring rappers not to take their chances on American Idol because she is convinced hip-hop fans need "credible" and "authentic" stars.The rapper/singer has joined the panel for the latest series of...

Mariah Carey And Nicki Minaj Play Nice At American Idol Press Conference

Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj put their differences to one side on Tuesday (08Jan13) in an effort to persuade Tv writers they're becoming friends on American Idol.The two new judges fell out as auditions got...

Mariah Carey Felt 'Unsafe' On American Idol After Nicki Minaj Feud

Singer Mariah Carey has opened up about her infamous American Idol feud with Nicki Minaj, admitting she felt "unsafe" on set as a result of the bust-up.The two new judges were filming an audition in...

Kelly Clarkson Quashes Gay Rumours, Calls Them Insulting

If anyone needed any evidence that Kelly Clarkson wasn't gay (and we can't for a second think why they'd care), then this should do it. Kelly Clarkson says she's not gay. And she thinks the...

Nicki Minaj Worries American Idol Will Make Her Too Famous

Rapper Nicki Minaj had reservations about joining American Idol as she worries the hit Tv talent show will make her "too famous".The Super Bass hitmaker fears she may lose fans and even her hip-hop credentials...

Crowe Responds To Criticism Of His Les Mis Performance

ussell Crowe has been taking some heavy hits for his singing performance in Les Misérables. A San Francisco critic remarked that Crowe can't sing to save his life. An Australian writer commented in the New...

Randy Jackson Launches Guitar Range

Producer and American Idol judge Randy Jackson is releasing his own range of specially-designed guitars just in time for Christmas.The musician will take on a different kind of Tv work later this month (Dec12) when...

Steven Tyler Apologises To Nicki Minaj Over Idol Fuss

Rocker Steven Tyler has issued a public apology to Nicki Minaj after the rapper accused him of making a racist comment about her judging abilities as a new panellist on reality show American Idol.The Aerosmith...

Nicki Minaj Attacks Steven Tyler Over American Idol Criticisms

A new celebrity Twitter feud is brewing between rocker Steven Tyler and his American Idol replacement Nicki Minaj after the ex-judge took aim at the new panellist and suggested she wouldn't be able to spot...

Nikki Reed: 'I Was Destined To Meet And Marry Mcdonald'

Twilight star Nikki Reed is convinced she was destined to meet, fall in love with and marry one-time American Idol hopeful Paul Mcdonald following their chance meeting at a film premiere.The actress admits she had...

Nicki Minaj Was Joking About Carey American Idol Duet

Rapper Nicki Minaj has played down reports she is eager to record a duet with her fellow American Idol judge Mariah Carey, insisting she was "kidding" when she made the remark.The Starships hitmaker infamously fell...

Nicki Minaj Scared? Unlikely But True.

Nicki Minaj scared is not a phrase we've heard uttered before, it seems strange. The rapper is famous for her fearless nature and harsh judging on American Idol, but she's admitted that it frightens her,...

Dionne Warwick Takes Aim At Tv Talent Shows

Legendary singer Dionne Warwick has dismissed Tv talent shows such as American Idol, insisting the judges lack the experience to dole out advice to wannabes.The 71 year old was dismayed to see fresh-faced pop stars...

Report: Tyler In Rocky Return From Idol To Aerosmith

Steven Tyler may be having second thoughts about his decision to leave American Idol. The New York Post's Page Six column today reported that he and the other members of Aerosmith are barely speaking to...

Nicki Minaj Opens Up About Mariah Carey Feud

Nicki Minaj has used her reality Tv show to air her side of her infamous feud with fellow American Idol judge Mariah Carey in October (12).The stars were filming an audition for the programme when...

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