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

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

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

Will Nicki Minaj be a judge on ‘American Idol’?

Nicki Minaj

Since both Jennifer Lopez and Steve Tyler jumped ship on American Idol, they've since filled the void comfortably with Mariah Carey and her weirdly vacant stare and unnatural body posing. Except it turns out they need someone else to round out the judging panel, so here comes the reports that Nicki Minaj will be signing on. From HuffPo ... A person close to Minaj said the 29-year-old entertainer has been in talks to judge the FOX TV MORE