Mariah Carey: “Idol was like going to work in Hell with Satan”

Mariah Carey

Hey, remember when Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj worked together on American Idol and they hated each other and Keith Urban was between the two of them the entire time looking super awkward? Well, Mariah sure hasn't because she's still super pissed about the whole thing. In a new interview with Hot 97, Mariah basically says that working on Idol was like working in Hell with Satan. I know she's talking about Nicki here, but considering how Ryan MORE

Mariah, Nicki and Randy are all done judging ‘Idol’

Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson

American Idol has been hurtin' as of late, with viewership dropping off rather steeply and a season largely dominated by the contrived Nicki Minaj / Mariah Carey feud. Well, it's not going to get any better any time soon, as Mariah and Nicki are both jumping ship after one year, and Randy Jackson, the last original judge on the show, is also reportedly leaving, according to HuffPo ... In a statement, Fox, FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment MORE

Did Mariah Carey lip-sync on Idol? (Probably not!)

Mariah Carey

Apparently last night was the season finale of American Idol - or was it The Voice? Which is the one with Mariah Carey? Oh, it was Idol? All right then. Anyway, someone named Candice Glover won (good for her) but the big story seems to be Mariah's performance. After doing a medley of her greatest hits along with her new song "Beautiful," Twitter fans alleged that she was too good and therefore had to be lip-syncing. Personally, I think that if MORE

Music Video: Jessica Sanchez’s “Tonight” (with Ne-Yo)

Jessica Sanchez "Tonight"

You may remember Jessica Sanchez from the last season of American Idol, she landed in second place after Phillip Phillips won. I was a huge supporter of Jessica's, I was totally bummed out when she lost. Yet we all know that it really doesn't matter at all who wins, just look at Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson or Adam Lambert, both have had way more success than some of the people who won ... Taylor Hicks and Ruben Studdard ... who? Anyways, Jessica MORE

Nicki Minaj gets made under for Elle

Nicki Minaj

I generally don’t care for Nicki Minaj. There was a brief time—when she opened for Britney Spears—that I appreciated her music but her persona off-stage is just a massive turn off. That being said, her tenure on American Idol so far is actually winning me over. Frankly, I started watching the show again strictly for Mariah Carey but I find myself agreeing with Nicki’s criticisms a lot. I don’t think I’d consider myself a “barb” MORE

Nicki Minaj showed up late to ‘American Idol’

Nicki Minaj

You know what's worse than showing up late to a TV show that's being recorded? Showing up late to one of the most widely-watched TV shows ever, while its being broadcast live and you're supposed to be playing an integral role in it. Which is exactly what happened last night when Nicki Minaj showed up 13 minutes late to a live American Idol show because she was stuck in traffic. Us Weekly reports ... There are certain situations where being MORE

Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj didn’t help Idol’s ratings

Mariah Carey, Ryan Seacrest and Nicki Minaj

Last night was the premiere of the 12th season (really? 12?) of American Idol, and if you watched it, you were probably enthralled with the is it real / is it fake feud between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. If you want, you can head over to Gawker right now to see some highlights from last night's episode, which included a bitch fight over Mean Girls (sploosh) and British accents, but the only thing you really need to know is that it did MORE

Who’s ready for ‘American Idol’ season 12?

Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj

A few days ago I was able to attend the official kick-off event (held at UCLA) for the upcoming premiere of American Idol, can you believe we're already on season twelve? All of the judges were in attendance along with host Ryan Seacrest, after about an hour of clips from the two-hour premiere, they all sat down for a little Q&A session with the audience! After the preview, I can definitely say this is going to be one of Idol's best seasons yet, MORE

Endless Shade: Mariah Carey vs. Nicki Minaj

Mariah Carey vs. Nicki Minaj

In case you were wondering whether Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey still hate each other, the answer is YES. ALL THE YES. So of course, FOX had them together for a press junket to promote the 12th season of American Idol, which predominantly featured Mariah throwing shade at Nicki while Nicki just sat around making stink-faces. So yeah, this seems like it'll be a healthy, professional atmosphere. From MTV UK ... The pair then referenced their MORE

Stevie Nicks would have killed Nicki Minaj

Stevie Nicks

Sure, most people have written off that Nicki Minaj / Mariah Carey feud as a publicity stunt by now conjured up by American Idol producers, but apparently Stevie Nicks is really committing to this one. In an interview with The Daily to promote her new documentary, In Your Dreams, Stevie basically told reporters in no uncertain terms that she would have straight-up murdered Nicki or any other foul mouthed up-and-comer for sassing her. Or for "Turn MORE

Nicki Minaj throws shade at Mariah Carey via Twitter

Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey

After the video of Nicki Minaj screaming at Mariah Carey made its way onto the web, the general consensus was, and I quote, "FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE!" (Unquote.) Anyway, Nicki is still committing to this feud 100%, and decided to jump on Twitter and throw even more shade at Mariah, and a karaoke competition. All of this is over a karaoke competition, aka American MORE

Is Mariah Carey conspiring against Nicki Minaj?

Mariah Carey, Ryan Seacrest and Nicki Minaj

Yesterday, a video of Nicki Minaj verbally berating Mariah Carey and dropping enough F-Bombs to make the bikini atoll go "Hey hey hey... All right, let's dial it back a bit here." Anyway, while producers are trying to convince us that everything is all happy happy joy joy now, except Nicki is convinced that American Idol is just goading the two of them on in the hopes that the ensuing rivalry will bring in more viewers. TMZ reports ... Sources MORE

American Idol: Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey

Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj, and Keith Urban

When Nicki Minaj was announced as a judge on American Idol, reports surfaced almost instantaneously that she and Mariah Carey hated each other and would spend the entire show destroying each other. But we wrote it off anyway, because that was probably the media trying to stir up tension where there was none for the sake of- oh, wait, here's a video of Nicki screaming like a lunatic at Mariah, causing production to shut down for the day. Yay, MORE

Idol: Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban join Mariah and Randy

Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj, and Randy Jackson

The American Idol judging panel has kind of turned into this revolving doors of people who were big in the 90's -- I'm looking at you Paula Abdul, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Mariah Carey. -- so it looks like they finally got around to not only nailing down a judging panel for the season, but also signed on two artists from this era: Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. E! Online reports ... Country superstar Keith Urban and rapper Nicki Minaj MORE