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  • Black Plaintiffs in ‘American Idol’ Racism Lawsuit Offer Stats as Evidence

    Apr 2, 14 by EURPublisher01 5 Comments

    *A lawyer for the ten former “American Idol” contestants suing over alleged discrimination on the show has filed a new brief in the case that attempts to use statistics to prove racial disparity among disqualified contestants. Per The Hollywood Reporter’s Eriq Gardner: The original complaint filed in New York was 429 pages long and covered […]

  • Ex ‘Idol’ Boss Wants Return of Judges Simon, Randy and Paula

    Jun 11, 13 by EURpublisher02 5 Comments

    *Former “American Idol” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe has called for original judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson to be reinstated in a bid to save the flailing talent show. Lythgoe announced on Monday (June 9) that he and fellow executive producer Ken Warwick had left after 13 years in charge. The latest season […]

  • Report: ‘American Idol’ To Fire Entire Judging Panel

    May 9, 13 by EURpublisher02 3 Comments

    *”American Idol” is fixin’ to kick its entire judging panel to the curb and start fresh next season with four new celebs replacing Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, according to a new report. Even longtime executive producer Nigel Lythgoe will get the pink slip, according to the Wrap, citing an unidentified […]

  • ‘Idol’ Had Secret Plot to Replace Mariah with J-Lo Midseason?

    Apr 24, 13 by EURpublisher02 7 Comments

    *With “American Idol” ratings plunging by the week, producers and Fox executive tried to bring back Jennifer Lopez mid-season to replace Mariah Carey, but dropped the effort when Carey’s camp threatened legal action, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. These sources claim “Idol’s” producers are still negotiating with Lopez, who served as a popular judge during […]

  • ‘Idol’ Judge Nicki Minaj Invited to Return Next Year

    Apr 2, 13 by EURpublisher02 5 Comments

    *Love her or hate her as an “American Idol” judge – and there seems to be no in-between – Nicki Minaj appears to have an open invitation to return next year, despite all of her drama. Asked whether the rapper/singer was welcome back for another round, “Idol” producer Nigel Lythgoe — addressing a TMZ videographer […]

  • Nicki, Mariah Forced to Say One Nice Thing about the Other (Listen)

    Jan 9, 13 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment

    *“American Idol” producers were hit right off the bat with questions about the authenticity of an alleged feud between judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey during a TCA panel Tuesday in Pasadena. The two divas join returning judge Randy Jackson and newcomer Keith Urban for the show’s 12th season, which begins next Wednesday amid reports […]