President Barack Obama weighed in on the raging feud between "American Idol" judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj on Friday, playing along with a radio host's questions despite appearing to know little about the inter-diva situation.
Mariah Carey has hired extra security following an incident on the set of "American Idol" in which fellow judge Nicki Minaj cursed the "Dreamlover" singer out and, she claims, later remarked "If I had a gun, I would shoot that bitch."
Is it a publicity stunt or the sort of bitter animosity that could derail America's most-watched show? With the arrival of on-set video showing "American Idol" judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey practically at each others' throats, the show's fans are mulling that very question and further wondering: Did Fox make a huge mistake with its flagship program by seating two divas at the same table?
Britney Spears got down to business in her "X Factor" debut Wednesday night, dispensing blunt-but-fair rulings on some singers, cheery encouragement to others and even weathering a sad encounter with an old duet partner who was clearly past his prime.
A youth movement permeated the premiere of season three of "The Voice." No hard-luck stories, no 40-somethings hoping for one last chance, no broken dreams, just singers in their ascendancy -- even the Scottish performer in his mid-30s had the air of a man firmly believing the best is yet to come.
For its third season, "The Voice" will see a shake-up in its early rounds that allows coaches to claim discarded competitors and forces singers to show off their skills without the assistance of mentors.
The Voice has added another mentor for its third season. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has joined NBC's singing competition as a mentor to Christina Aguilera's team, according to a tweet sent out by the show's staff Thursday night.