Kelly Clarkson Recalls Living In Her Car And Making Her Own Clothes For ‘American Idol’ Audition

Kelly Clarkson opened up about the rough time she had right before her life changed forever, thanks to her American Idol audition 18 years ago. The singer recently spoke about the day she went up in front of Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, and Simon Cowell on Season 1 of the talent search and recalled how […]

Janet Jackson Shares Her Fans’ Iconic Looks From Halloween

It’s just been Halloween season and it seems a lot of Janet Jackson fans decided to dress up as her this year. The “What Have You Done For Me Lately” songstress has been very active on her social media accounts recently by keeping fans up to date with what she’s up to. Yesterday, she shared […]

Carrie Underwood Has One Condition For An ‘American Idol’ Reunion

Carrie Underwood is open to the possibility of a big reunion with American Idol‘s original judges – Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Paula Abdul – but it turns out she has one condition to seeing the trio all in one place again. In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, the country star revealed that she […]

Simon Cowell Opens Up About ‘Weird’ ‘American Idol’ Reunion On ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’

Simon Cowell opened up about his “weird” reunion with fellow former American Idol judges Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson on Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson’s new self-titled talk show. The star – who’s currently serving as a judge on America’s Got Talent – spoke out this week about what it was really like to have […]

Randy Jackson’s Divorce Settled Four Years After Initial Filing

More than four years ago, Randy Jackson’s marriage crumbled. His wife Erika, to whom he had been married since 1995, filed for divorce. It took a surprisingly long time for the pair’s divorce to become final. A judge signed off on their dissolution of marriage last month, reported TMZ. According to documents obtained by TMZ, […]

Michael Jackson Street-Naming Ceremony In Detroit Canceled

A street-naming ceremony in Detroit to honor Michael Jackson, the late King of Pop, was canceled just two days before the festivities were to have taken place — and it is his brothers’ fault. In May, according to the Detroit Free Press, the Michigan city announced it would pay tribute to the pop music legend […]

Janet Jackson’s Brother Randy Said To Be Stirring The Pot In Custody Fight, According To Reports

Late Sunday night, news broke that singer Janet Jackson had to make a call to the cops to check on the welfare of her one-year-old son, who was with Jackson’s ex-husband, Wissam Al Mana. As previously reported by Inquisitr, Janet called the police to do a welfare check on her son, Eissa, while the child […]

‘American Idol:’ Ryan Seacrest Return Still In Question

Ryan Seacrest has still not announced whether he will be part of the 2018 return of American Idol, but the buzz surrounding his involvement continued this week as Randy Jackson said he was also approached to host the show. Jackson, a judge every season, said he would do it alongside pal Seacrest, who hosted American […]

‘American Idol’ Reboot: FOX Slams ABC’s Relaunch Of ‘Idol,’ Calls It Fraudulent

FOX had been the home of American Idol for 15 years. The network aired the show’s last season last year, but now, ABC is bringing it back on television. While fans are happy about it, FOX is feeling otherwise and called ABC’s reboot “fraudulent.” Fox Television Group Chairman and CEO Dana Walden told reporters that […]

Ryan Seacrest On The Spontaneity Of ‘American Idol’: ‘We Really Didn’t Know Which Direction It’s Going To Go’

Ryan Seacrest, the charismatic personality best known for his hosting role on American Idol, couldn’t express how thankful he is for making his breakthrough in American Idol. It was the show that put Seacrest on the map as a phenomenal television and radio personality, and in fact, Ryan Seacrest’s role on American Idol was one […]

Carrie Underwood Cuts Off Her Long Hair For The Sake Of Her 1-Year-Old Son

Carrie Underwood, country singer and American Idol winner, is fairly new to the parenting game. Carrie became a mother just over a year ago, and now she has celebrated one of the most exciting milestones for any new parent: her first child’s first steps. Isaiah, Carrie Underwood’s son, took his first few steps not long […]

‘American Idol’: Are Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban And Harry Connick, Jr. The Series’ Best-Ever Judges? Pundits Weigh In As Finale Nears

The series finale of American Idol is just days away, and as Season 15 of the once-iconic show comes to a close, media has been reviewing past winners of the phenomenon that promised to pull amateur singers out of obscurity and turn them into superstars. Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert, and Jennifer Hudson are […]

Steven Tyler Country Debut On ‘American Idol’ Includes Jax Duet: Who Will Judge ‘American Idol’ Final Season? [Video]

Steven Tyler has gone from Aerosmith frontman to country music bro. While fans bit their fingernails waiting for Tyler to debut his new single “Love is Your Name” on American Idol, they were pleasantly surprised by the results, reported Rolling Stone. Authored by Eric Paslay and Lindsey Lee, “Love is Your Name” showcases Tyler singing […]

Minnie Driver: Randy Jackson To Make Her An ‘American Idol’ After She Soared In ‘Peter Pan’ Musical? [Video]

Actress Minnie Driver was praised as one of the best aspects of the musical Peter Pan Live, and now Randy Jackson may be helping her soar in true American Idol style by mentoring her singing career, reported the New York Daily News. Currently lauded as the lead in About a Boy, Driver sought career advice […]

Could Adam Lambert Be The New Judge On ‘American Idol?’

It’s been a great year for Adam Lambert. The former American Idol runner-up joined the legendary rock band Queen for one of the summer’s hottest concert tours, as highlighted previously in the Inquisitr, and the collaboration was such a success that there is even talk of new Queen music featuring Adam Lambert’s uniquely flamboyant stylings […]

Randy Jackson Getting A Divorce? His Wife Reportedly Filed Papers And Wants Full Custody

Randy Jackson is getting a divorce from his wife of 18 years, Erika Jackson, according to a report released by TMZ. According to the report, Erika filed documents recently that will officially end their extensive marriage. The primary cause and reason for the divorce, according to the papers filed, was “irreconcilable differences.” Randy Jackson and […]

Jennifer Lopez ‘Glad To Be Back’ On ‘American Idol’

Jennifer Lopez is happy to be returning to American Idol after a year away from the judges panel. Lopez will be joined by returning season 12 judge Keith Urban and newcomer Harry Connick Jr. Former judge Randy Jackson will also be returning, but as a mentor. Fox chairman Kevin Reilly made the announcement Tuesday, calling […]

Scooter Braun Wanted By Jennifer Lopez For American Idol Judge, Not Rumor

Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun is in the running for a seat on the 13th season American Idol judges panel. According to Us Weekly, Braun — who also manages Carly Rae Jepsen, Ariana Grande, Psy, and The Wanted — is currently in talks with bosses at the Fox show. There’s another twist. While Jennifer Lopez […]

American Idol: Randy Jackson In Talks For Mentor Role

American Idol may not bid farewell to Randy Jackson after all. Although he announced his retirement from the singing competition before the end of last season, Jackson may end up sticking around a little longer. Reports suggested that the veteran producer is in talks with producers to stay on-board as a mentor. Interscope Records co-founder […]

Keith Urban Returning To ‘American Idol’

Keith Urban will be returning as an American Idol judge next season. Fox Entertainment chief Kevin Reilly confirmed the news to reporters at TCA Thursday. “Keith is going to return to the show,” he said. “The fans really liked him. Keith is a really funny guy.” When asked if former judge Jennifer Lopez would be […]

Nicki Minaj Confirms Departure From ‘American Idol’

Nicki Minaj has confirmed her departure from American Idol. The rapper said she was leaving the show so she could start focusing more on music. As with most major celebrity announcements these days, Minaj decided to share the information on Twitter. American Idol producer FremantleMedia and the folks at FOX have wished Minaj the best […]

‘American Idol’ Finale Ratings At Humiliating Low

American Idol finale ratings suffered the most humiliating decline to date in a season that has been fraught with viewer indifference. According to a Friday report from The Wrap, the show’s big night collapsed into a 3.6 rating (around 14.3 million viewers), which is not even half the draw that it reached during its more […]

Justin Bieber Gets Carly Rae Jepsen’s Vote For ‘American Idol’ Amid Speculation

Justin Bieber “would be awesome” as an American Idol judge, according to Carly Rae Jepsen. Amid speculation that most, if not all, the current crop of judges on Fox’s show are getting the bullet at the end the season and talk that Bieber, Pink, Diddy and Selena Gomez are being courted to replace them — […]

Mariah Carey And Miguel Drop New Single ‘#Beautiful’ [Video]

Mariah Carey and Miguel have made something “#Beautiful” together. The video for the pair’s new single debuted on Wednesday’s American Idol and was uploaded to Vevo and YouTube immediately afterwards. The sun-soaked opening scene tableau’s a wind-caressed, cut-out leather-clad Carey perched on the back of a motorcycle with Miguel up in front. Visually, it’s Prince’s […]

Randy Jackson Leaving ‘American Idol’

Randy Jackson is leaving American Idol. Jackson, who was the only original judge remaining on the show, announced today that he was leaving American Idol after 12 years. Jackson told Us Magazine: “Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on American Idol I have decided […]

Dude Looks Like A Lady! Steven Tyler Auditions For ‘American Idol’ In Drag [Video]

Aerosmith frontman and former American Idol judge Steven Tyler made a surprise appearance on the show Thursday. Wearing a wig, red lipstick, and women’s clothing, Tyler walks out to a confused panel of judges. “What the what,” Randy Jackson says before asking Tyler his name. He says his name is “Pepper LaBeija,” the drag queen […]

Keith Urban Is The ‘American Idol’ Peacekeeper, And He Doesn’t Mind

After a leaked video confirmed our suspicions that American Idol hosts Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj are indeed at each others throats, Keith Urban revealed that his role on the newly-minted dais is that of peacekeeper, and it’s a role that he doesn’t mind at all. Urban is actually enjoying the dramatic diva-dust-up between Carey […]

New Idol Judges Make Appearances In New York City For Auditions

The new panel of American Idol judges for the 12th season was announced on Sunday after much anticipation and will add Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and Nicki Minaj while keeping fan favorite Randy Jackson, TMZ reported. Joined with host Ryan Seacrest, the new Idol judges arrived at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts in New […]

Nicki Minaj v. Mariah Carey: Idol Judges Already At War [Report]

Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey are already turning the American Idol stage into a boxing ring if you believe the gossip. The latest rumors allege that the two singers aren’t terribly fond of each other and are already fighting on the set. TMZ reported a few weeks ago that Mariah Carey was fuming over Nicki […]

‘American Idol’ Releases First Image Of New Judges

Hours after the official American Idol announcement came down the network’s pipeline, FOX released an image featuring this season’s new additions, according to Deadline. Fans of Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and Nicki Minaj will finally get to see their heroes sitting at the famous American Idol judge’s table. The image reportedly showcases their seating arrangement, […]

Katie Couric Show Leaks New ‘American Idol’ Lineup?

Has Katie Couric’s new show accidentally leaked the judging lineup for the new season of American Idol? Former Idol judge Jennifer Lopez appeared on Katie on Friday, and was asked what she thought of the new judging panel of Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson and previously announced judge Mariah Carey. The only snag? Of […]

Randy Jackson Could Be Returning To ‘American Idol’ As Judge

Is Randy Jackson returning to this season of American Idol as a judge? According to The Hollywood Reporter, this could very likely be the case. Instead of going with singer and heartthrob Enrique Iglesias, sources close to the show explain that Jackson is slated to return as the fourth judge on the show, taking a […]

Randy Jackson’s Departure From ‘American Idol’ Marks Major Shift For Show

Randy Jackson put an end to the rumors and officially announced that he will be leaving American Idol, and as the last remaining original judge his departure marks a major shift for the show. Fans and critics of American Idol are unsure of just what Randy Jackson’s departure will mean for the show, but the […]

Randy Jackson No Longer An ‘American Idol’ Judge

The next season of American Idol is going to look a little different. All three of the judges from last year’s season will not be returning. Randy Jackson, however, will return in a new role on the hit Fox show. TMZ reports that Jackson will no longer be a judge on American Idol. Instead, Jackson […]

Prince Jackson Engages In Text Battle Over Katherine Jackson’s Mental Health

Michael Jackson’s oldest son, Prince Michael Jackson posted angry text messages exchanged with his aunts and another relative on Twitter – the bulk of which were communications with Janet Jackson. The conversations all involved the care, physical and mental health of his grandmother, Katherine Jackson, TMZ reports. A judge ordered Michael Jackson’s children, Prince, Paris […]

It’s Official: Mariah Carey Becomes ‘American Idol’ Judge

Michael Jackson’s Mother, Katherine Jackson Is Missing

Katherine Jackson was reported missing by family members late Saturday evening. Michael Jackson’s heirs have reportedly been embroiled in a heated estate dispute with the executors of his will in previous weeks. A nephew Trent Jackson, filed a missing person’s report with Los Angeles law enforcement officers after Katherine Jackson’s grandchildren also noted being unable […]

Paris Jackson Strikes Back at Dad’s Siblings, Says They’re Lying

Paris Jackson, the only daughter of late King of Pop Michael Jackson, was visibly devastated in a rare public appearance after the death of her beloved father — but now the pop princess is speaking out in anger after her dad’s name popped up in the news yet again. Paris Jackson’s dad Michael seemed unfortunately […]

Michael Jackson’s Siblings Declare War On Estate Executors: Will Is Called “Fake, Flawed And Fraudulent”

In the wake of Michael Jackson’s untimely and – as it turned out, unlawful death on June 25, 2009, for which Dr Conrad Murray is currently serving time for Involuntary Manslaughter – Jackson’s will has long been a source of dispute between his family and the Executors of his Estate. Now the gloves are off, […]

Rumor: Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez Fired From American Idol

The Rumor Mill is running strong with the news that Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez did not quit the hit show American Idol. Nope, the duo was reportedly fired from the show, well not exactly canned but were told that their contracts would not be renewed. Perez Hilton is reporting that Jennifer Lopez was renegotiating […]

Mariah Carey, ‘American Idol’ Judge? Rumors Suggest “She’s In Play” [Report]

Steven Tyler is out. Jennifer Lopez? Out. Who’s next on the American Idol judge’s dais? Rumor has it, Mariah Carey is a very likely contender for a judge’s seat. Big names have been thrown out all week in an effort to answer the question “who will be the next American Idol judges?” but few (probably […]

Jennifer Lopez CONFIRMS She Is Quitting American Idol: “We Had An Amazing Run”

After rumors that she was planning to split, Jennifer Lopez has confirmed that she is indeed leaving her post as judge on the competition-style reality show American Idol. Jennifer Lopez’s announcement comes shortly after co-judge Steven Tyler announced his plans to leave the show behind (though she was much more diplomatic with her reasons for […]

‘American Idol’: Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj Rumored To Judge

The “American Idol” rumor mill is at it again. Several big names are being dropped as potential judges for season 12 of the competition, including Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, and former Black Eyed Peas members and Fergie. However, one name can definitely be crossed off the list. Katy Perry told the Hollywood […]

Jennifer Lopez Leaving American Idol, Sources Indicate

Jennifer Lopez, who was recently named the most powerful celebrity by Forbes magazine, has publicly announced that she has yet to make a decision regarding whether or not she will stay with American Idol, however, E! Online has indicated that their sources have told them that the pop star intends on leaving the popular show. […]

Randy Jackson Denies Michael Jackson Tried To Murder Him

Fiddes has claimed that MJ ordered members of his entourage to shoot Randy during an argument pertaining to a potential Jackson 5 reunion tour. He also claims that the king of pop was on drugs at the time he ordered the shooting. Jackson’s bodyguard was quoted having said: “Michael was caught in a war with […]

Former Bodyguard: Michael Jackson Ordered His Brother Randy Shot

Michael Jackson’s ex-body guard, Matt Fiddes, has dropped several bombs about the King of Pop recently. He has come out and said that for a brief period, Jackson had an affair with Whitney Houston. Now he is saying that at one point Jackson became so paranoid he ordered his minders to shoot his older brother […]

Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Duets’ Promo Slams American Idol [VIDEO]

Well, there’s making fun of someone, and then there’s downright obliterating them. That’s what the Kelly Clarkson judged, ABC produced, ‘Duets’ does in their 45-second promotional ad in which they are anything but nice to Fox’s American Idol, the competition that has dominated singing shows for the past decade. Modeled after the famous Apple commercial […]

Steve Tyler And Randy Jackson Agree To New Season of American Idol

American Idol as we already knew will return for an 11th season and in the drivers seats once again is season 10 judges Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and AI alum Randy Jackson. The news was confirmed on Wednesday by a Fox rep, although exact details, such as pay for the new season have not been […]