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Steven Tyler Auditions For American Idol In Drag

Feb 1, 2013 07:50 AM


Dude looks like a lady!

Steven Tyler made a special appearance on American Idol as a sexy contestant named "Pepper."

The 64-year-old Aerosmith frontman walked on stage and said to judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj:

    "My name is Pepper. I'm going to sing a song called 'Tell Your Ma, Tell Your Pa, Our Love Going to Grow, Wah Wah'."

Even AI host Ryan Seacrest wigged out! Steven definitely deserves to go to Hollywood for this one!

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Nicki Minaj And Keith Urban Officially Join American Idol

Sep 16, 2012 11:31 AM


Fox has announced that Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban will be joining Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson at the American Idol judges' table this season.

"It's really an honor to have been invited to be a part of the American Idol family," Urban said in a statement. "I'm looking forward to working with everyone and to seeing the same passion that I have for music in all of the participants."

Host Ryan Seacrest tweeted the photo below and wrote, "It's official, your new #IdolJudges are @MariahCarey, @NickiMinaj, @KeithUrban & @Yo_RandyJackson!"

After the departure of judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler earlier this year, it was announced in July that Carey would join the show, earning a whopping $18 million for the season. No word yet on what Urban and Minaj will be paid, but we'll let you know as soon as we find out!


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Report: Nick Jonas, Pharrell Williams In Talks To Become American Idol Judges

Jul 30, 2012 01:50 PM

Untitled-nickjonas460.jpg Will Nick Jonas and Pharrell Williams be joining Mariah Carey at the American Idol judging table?

The boy bander and the rapper are front runners to fill the vacant seats left behind by Steven Tyler and J.Lo, according to Us Weekly.

"Nick is pretty close to signing to be the Idol judge. They flew him in to L.A last week for final meetings," a source tells the mag. Apparently producers think that the 19-year-old will help bring a younger demo to the show.

As far as the N.E.R.D lyricist, who has produced hit records for chart toppers like Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, he is working towards solidifying the deal but is still negotiating the terms of his contract.

Previous judges include Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen Degeneres, and Ryan Seacrest.

A rep for FOX had no comment on the reports.

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Mariah Carey's American Idol Promo Pic, A Genuine Smile Worth $18 Million Bucks

Jul 25, 2012 11:00 AM


Mariah Carey is ready to take her pricey seat at the American Idol judges' table.

The 42-yaer-old songstress, posing in a skintight orange and sparkly gown, is seen here striking a diva-tastic pose for this AI promo pic. Loves it!

Mimi released the following statement:

    “As a singer, songwriter and producer, it’s going to be fun and rewarding to help find new talent and give back with American Idol. I’m currently in the studio working on my new album and its first single, ‘Triumphant,’ which will be out early next month. I can’t wait to channel my creative energy as a part of this show which is a massive global phenomenon.”

Next time, we hope she gives us a genuine smile. Come on now, daaawling!

The next season of AI returns next January. We'll be watching.

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Steven Tyler Confirms He Won't Be Returning To American Idol As A Judge Next Season

Jul 12, 2012 02:25 PM

stylerlax051711_01_X17crop230.jpgSteven Tyler is officially saying goodbye to his judging stint on American Idol.

The Aerosmith frontman, who says he wants to focus more on his band, released the following statement:

    "After some long ... hard ... thoughts … I've decided it's time for me to let go of my mistress American Idol before she boils my rabbit. I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I'm back – but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I got two fists in the air and I'm kicking the door open with my band."

Just this morning, Jennifer Lopez hinted that she would not be returning to the Fox show while be interviewed on The Today Show.

As for Idol creator Simon Fuller's thoughts on Tyler leaving, he said:

    "If you had told me 10 years ago he would be a judge on American Idol, I would have thought it impossible. ... I completely understand his desire to get back to his life as the singer in America's greatest-ever rock band. American Idol will miss him!"

Wonder if Randy Jackson will be returning next season?

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Jennifer Lopez On American Idol: "I Am Thinking That It's Time For Me To Go"

Jul 12, 2012 11:15 AM

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If you were hoping that Jennifer Lopez might return to American Idol, you may be disappointed with her revelation on this morning's Today Show.

When asked if she'll be returning as a judge next season, JLo responded:

    “I’ve loved it so much. I’ve enjoyed the show so much. I enjoy just the whole process of the show … It’s a tough decision either way, but I have to say there are so many things I do that I put on hold for that. It’s a heartbreaking decision if I have to go. I am thinking that it’s time for me to go."

Doesn't mean she's 100 percent out. She added:

    "All I can let you in on is my own thought process with it because that’s where I truly am … I love everybody, I love all the guys on the show, I love the family that’s there … but I am thinking it’s time for me to go and do other things I love to do."

Ms. Lopez is currently on tour with Enrique Iglesias.

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And The Winner Of American Idol Season 11 Is ...

May 23, 2012 07:00 PM

230jessica-sanchez-2-440.jpgAmerican Idol has crowned a new winner!

On Wednesday evening, Season 11 finalists Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips shared the stage with musical guests Chaka Khan, Neil Diamond, Rihanna, Reba McEntire and judge Jennifer Lopez, before the winner was revealed.

Phillips performed "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" and "Bad Moon Rising," while Jessica performed "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" with original Dreamgirls star Jennifer Holiday, but after a record breaking 132 million votes, Ryan Seacrest announced that Phillips came out on top!

Last year's winner Scotty McCreery handed the former pawnshop worker his trophy, before he performed the single "Home" -- but he got so emotional he couldn't finish the song.

Congrats Philip!

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J. Lo And Casper Smart Command All The Attention At Idol Studios

May 11, 2012 06:30 AM

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It's not hard to see who the biggest star on the American Idol set is this season!

Looking 60s-chic in a white baby doll dress that was covered in pearls, and sexy black pumps with diamond accents, Jennifer Lopez showed off her perfect legs while she commanded her very large team at the Idol studios in Hollywood, on Wednesday afternoon.

Meanwhile her new boytoy Casper Smart, who "centers everything on Jennifer," according to People mag, was busy chatting away with Lopez's fellow judge Randy Jackson.

While the two have only been an item for six months, Smart has reportedly shacked up at the singer's Hidden Hills mansion, which she also shares with her 4-year-old twins Max and Emme.

Think recent ex-hubby Marc Anthony is cool with that?

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