1. My First 'American Idol': An Intern's Tale

    April 24, 2014 5:01 PM EDT The stage may be smaller in person, but the talent -- especially at the judges' table -- feels much bigger. I might not fit into what is now the stereotypical "American Idol" fangirl demographic, but growing up on the show that chan ...

  2. Lee Phillips Toasted (and Roasted) as Entertainment Lawyer of Year

    April 17, 2014 2:32 PM EDT At the Beverly Hills Bar Association event, Randy Jackson and Kenny Loggins were among those who toasted their music attorney for his legal skills, integrity and loyalty. In what was called "the toast, the roast and making the most of L. Lee ...

  3. The New 'American Idol': A Cheeseburger, a Coke and a Smile (and Shut the F--- Up)

    January 13, 2014 1:08 PM EST The biggest difference viewers will notice when "American Idol" season 13 kicks off on Jan. 15? Not the snazzy Roman numeral logo or the postcard-inspired, Greetings from Asbury Park-esque graphics denoting each audition city. With a new ...

  4. Harry Connick Jr. on 'American Idol': 'It's a New Show'

    December 19, 2013 7:48 PM EST 0 0 0 New season of FOX singing competition premieres in January American Idol’s season 13 premiere is less than a month away, and new judge Harry Connick, Jr. promises that the deck is not stacked for either a guy or a girl winner. The 46-year-old singer ...

  5. Backbeat: Grammy Museum Honors Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson

    November 13, 2013 2:01 PM EST Motown legends Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson were the inaugural honorees of the Grammy Museum’s first annual Architects of Sound Awards gala (Nov. 11). Held at the museum and Club Nokia at the L.A. Live complex, the dinner/concert event raised ...

  6. Backbeat: City Of Hope Honors CAA’s Rob Light

    September 20, 2013 11:24 AM EDT “A giant cocktail party.” That’s how some folks described the City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Gala honoring Creative Artists Agency’s head of music and managing partner Rob Light. (L-R) TV personality Randy Jackson, attorney Lee Phillips, and musi ...

  7. When Harry Met J. Lo: 'American Idol' Releases Official Photo of the 'Dream Team'

    September 04, 2013 9:28 AM EDT Fox released the first official photograph of the new "American Idol" judging panel on Tuesday, and it's a happy one. FOX The photo, which was taken on the first day of the Boston auditions for season 13, was released just hours aft ...

  8. Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Join 'American Idol' Judges Panel

    September 03, 2013 1:18 PM EDT It's official: Fox has named Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban as American Idol's newest judges panel. The trio will kick off production on season 13 on Tuesday, Sept. 3, in Boston. "I have always been a huge fan o ...

  9. Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, 'The Long Way': Exclusive Song Premiere

    August 06, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds have come a long way since 2008, as exemplified in their new song "The Long Way." The track is the first single off the soul-rock band's upcoming EP "Fight," produced by Randy Jackso ...

  10. Randy Jackson to Produce Smokey Robinson Duets Album

    July 02, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Randy Jackson has lined up his first gig since leaving "American Idol." The former TV judge is teaming up with Motown icon Smokey Robinson for a duets album due out in the fall. Jackson will produce the collection, which will be released ...

  11. Nicki Minaj Confirms 'American Idol' Departure

    May 30, 2013 8:31 PM EDT Rapper Nicki Minaj followed Mariah Carey's lead on Thursday afternoon, announcing via Twitter, "Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn't trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!& ...

  12. Jennifer Hudson in Talks to Judge 'American Idol'

    May 27, 2013 5:22 PM EDT The American Idol season 13 judges panel is starting to come together. A source close to the dealings tells The Hollywood Reporter that former finalist Jennifer Hudson is in negotiations to fill one of the three seats. Vulture had previously repor ...

  13. 'The Voice' Bringing Back Original Coaches for Season 5

    May 17, 2013 6:33 PM EDT Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, who have been on the NBC singing competition since its inception, will be reunited with Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green in the red chairswhen The Voice returns in the fall, it was announced Friday. The Hollywoo ...

  14. 'American Idol' Finale Draws Record Low Ratings

    May 17, 2013 4:48 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Ratings for the "American Idol" finale plunged to a record low for the 12-year-old show. According to Nielsen Co. figures Friday, Candice Glover's victory over Kree Harrison was watched by 14.3 million viewers. Th ...

  15. How Candice Glover Won 'American Idol'

    May 17, 2013 4:02 AM EDT With a flawless voice that recalled past "American Idol" finalist Jennifer Hudson and a sense of determination after not making it in previous seasons, Candice Glover did the one thing Hudson wasn't able to do: She won the title o ...

  16. What's Next for Randy Jackson After 'American Idol'? (Analysis)

    May 09, 2013 9:19 PM EDT The goal of “American Idol,” a dozen seasons ago when it started, was to create stars out of unknowns. It did so for Simon Cowell, perhaps the most famous A&R man on the planet, who has surrounded himself with television and music projects ...

  17. Randy Jackson Exits 'American Idol'

    May 09, 2013 6:20 PM EDT It’s official: Randy Jackson is leaving American Idol. The longtime judge and last remaining member of the original panel, which featured Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul, exits the program after 12 seasons. "Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the specu ...

  18. Mariah Carey No Longer Managed by Randy Jackson

    May 09, 2013 11:33 AM EDT It’s been described as an “experiment,” a “rebound” and “a little bit of a joke,” but alas, Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson are going back to being just friends. The veteran American Idol judge is no longer co-managing Carey, The Hollywood Report ...

  19. 'American Idol' Ratings Dip, Big Brands Still Line Up

    March 27, 2013 6:50 AM EDT In the heyday of "American Idol," the notion that it could fall ratings victim to a zombie slugfest or standard crime drama would have been laughable. That was then. With Fox's singing contest shedding about 20 percent of its aud ...

  20. 'America Got It Right,' Say 'Idol' Judges: Watch

    March 08, 2013 11:55 AM EST "American Idol" has a new top ten, and no doubt viewers at home have strong opinions on whether the right crop was picked. Billboard caught up with two of the judges on the red carpet last night to glean how they were feeling about the p ...

  21. Backbeat: Professor ?uestlove Teaches Michael Jackson’s ‘Off the Wall’ at NYU ‘Classic Albums’ Class

    February 28, 2013 7:01 PM EST To a certain type of music obsessive, a tutorial on classic albums with ?uestlove sounds more like a fantasy date than something you might actually get college credit for. Yet such a course exists at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of ...

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  24. Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey Fuss as 'American Idol' Premieres in New York

    January 17, 2013 2:55 PM EST It was a tale of furry clothing accessories, "Mean Girls" quotes and British accents on the season 12 premiere of "American Idol," its first with Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Keith Urban as judges, joining the stalwart Randy J ...

  25. Why 'American Idol'? Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj Talk Paths to TV

    January 10, 2013 4:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Rapper says it took an endorsement by Lil Wayne to convince her to take the job Just a reminder: "American Idol" returns for Season 12 on January 16. That means we only have a week to see if the infamous Mariah Carey/Nicki Minaj feud will ...

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  27. Randy Jackson to Debut Guitar Collection on HSN, Talks 'Idol' + New Mariah Carey

    December 04, 2012 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Randy Jackson is gearing up for a busy 2013 that will see him return for an eleventh season as the longest continuous judge of "American Idol" as well as the release of an album from new "Idol" judge Mariah Carey, whom he also ma ...

  28. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Carly Rae Jepsen Win AMAs

    November 18, 2012 10:35 PM EST Taylor Swift who won her fifth consecutive award for favorite country female artist at the 2012 American Music Awards. (Getty Images) Justin Bieber thanked his haters after winning the first award at the American Music Awards, while Nicki Minaj an ...

  29. True Blood's Janina Gavankar: Exclusive Video Premiere

    October 26, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer-Actress Talks 'Waiting for Godot,' Her 'Strange' Version of a Frank Ocean Song & Her Upcoming EP As anyone who encountered Janina Gavankar 's rework of Kanye West 's "Love Lockdown" a couple years a ...

  30. Mariah Carey & Nicki Minaj Feud a 'Joke,' Says 'Idol' Source

    October 04, 2012 10:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 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' throa ...

  31. Nicki Minaj 'Still Considering' Reality Show

    September 26, 2012 9:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 An "American Idol" judging gig, a new perfume, an upcoming fashion line and an album re-release of "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" -- one would think Nicki Minaj has enough on her plate. But the multi-talented MC hinted that she ma ...

  32. The Beat 9/18: Rihanna and Taylor Swift Top EMA Noms, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban Join 'American Idol'

    The Beat 9/18: Rihanna and Taylor Swift Top EMA Noms, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban Join 'American Idol'

    September 18, 2012 12:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 9/18: Rihanna and Taylor Swift Top EMA Noms, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban Join 'American Idol' smokey robinson , jonathan brooks , American Idol , Misfortune Teller , Billboard , Duquesne Whistle , 5 Minutes Alone , Bob Dylan , Ran ...

  33. Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban Named 'American Idol' Judges

    September 16, 2012 9:54 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- The "American Idol" judges' panel is now complete with the naming of singer-rapper Nicki Minaj and country crooner Keith Urban. The Fox network officially tapped the pair with an announcement Sunday, confirming rumo ...

  34. Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban Join 'American Idol'

    September 16, 2012 11:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban are joining "American Idol" as judges for the singing competition show's 12th season, Fox announced today (Sept. 16). They will be sitting at the judges' table alongside Mariah Carey and returning judg ...

  35. Jennifer Lopez Missing 'American Idol'? 'Not Yet'

    September 12, 2012 9:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer staying busy on tour, as TV producer, and in a new partnership with nuvoTV. Two months after exiting "American Idol," Jennifer Lopez isn't looking in the rear-view mirror. "Am I missing 'Idol'? Not yet. I miss it ...

  36. Drake, Lil Wayne and Mariah Carey Top Honorees at 2012 BMI Urban Awards

    September 08, 2012 1:00 AM EDT (L-R): BMI president/CEO Del Bryant awards YMCMB honcho Bryan "Birdman" Williams the songwriter of the year trophies for both Drake and Lil Wayne, as BMI vice president, writer/publisher relations Catherine Brewton and BMI director, writ ...

  37. Randy Jackson Out as 'American Idol' Judge: Report

    August 31, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Randy Jackson's exit from the "American Idol" judges' table has been long rumored and now TMZ is calling it fact. Citing sources, the website says that Jackson, the only "Idol" cast member other than host Ryan Seacrest ...

  38. Watch Mariah Carey Own The Boxing Ring in 'Triumphant' Video

    August 21, 2012 7:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Rocky," "Raging Bull," "Cinderella Man"... and now Mariah Carey's "Triumphant (Get 'Em)" music video. The glitzy clip, which premiered on Tuesday (Aug. 21), features Meek Mill as a scrappy boxer, Ri ...

  39. Nicki Minaj Joining 'American Idol' (Report)

    August 20, 2012 1:42 PM EDT Ever since Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler stepped down from their "American Idol" judges' chairs, rumors have swirled about which stars will be asked to fill their seats. The first replacement announced last month was Mariah Carey ...

  40. Report: Nicki Minaj Joining 'American Idol'

    August 20, 2012 1:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ever since Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler stepped down from their "American Idol" judges' chairs, rumors have swirled about which stars will be asked to fill their seats. The first replacement announced last month was Mariah Carey -- ...

  41. Why Mariah Carey Released Three Versions of 'Triumphant' Single

    August 10, 2012 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Most people probably don't understand this, but you always play to what's best for the song," Randy Jackson says. With latest single "Triumphant (Get 'Em)," Mariah Carey is offering something for everyone. During ...

  42. Mariah Carey Releases Three Versions Of First Single

    August 09, 2012 6:50 PM EDT With latest single "Triumphant (Get 'Em)," Mariah Carey is offering something for everyone. During a Def Jam conference call with media on Aug. 2, the singer debuted a hip-hop version of the track featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill, ...

  43. Mariah Carey Debuts 'Triumphant (Get 'Em)' Single; Talks Upcoming Album

    August 02, 2012 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Three years after the release of her last non-holiday full-length opus, "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel," Mariah Carey returns with her first single, "Triumphant (Get 'Em)" featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill . "Working wi ...

  44. Jennifer Lopez And Her 'American Idol' Rejuvenation: An Appreciation

    July 27, 2012 4:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Monday (July 23), Mariah Carey was officially announced as a judge on the 12th season of "American Idol," joining her husband, "America's Got Talent" host Nick Cannon, on the small screen, albeit on a rival network. " ...

  45. Katherine Jackson Returns, but Kids Left 'Angry and Hurt' by Ordeal

    July 26, 2012 9:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Katherine Jackson is back home, reuniting with Michael Jackson 's children after a judge temporarily took away her guardianship because of her days-long absence from them. Paris Jackson tweeted early Thursday morning: "grandma's here! ...

  46. Mariah Carey Set To Pull In $18 Million As 'American Idol' Judge: Sources

    July 24, 2012 12:17 PM EDT Mariah Carey's status as American Idol's newest star judge will come with a pretty nice paycheck, as sources familiar with the negotiations confirmed she is set to make as much as $18 million for her services. Carey was confirmed as a ju ...

  47. Mariah Carey Named 'American Idol' Judge

    July 23, 2012 3:38 PM EDT As expected , Mariah Carey has signed on as a judge for the 12th season of "American Idol," Fox president Kevin Reilly confirmed to reporters at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour Monday. "I'm so excite ...

  48. Mariah Carey to Judge 'American Idol'

    July 23, 2012 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mariah Carey has signed on as a judge for the 12th season of "American Idol," Fox president Kevin Reilly confirmed to reporters at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour Monday. "I'm so excited to be joining ...

  49. Post 'American Idol' -- What Lies Ahead For Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez?

    July 13, 2012 3:42 PM EDT An old saying contends houseguests and fish last about three days. Swap out days for TV seasons and it appears destined to apply to singing competition judges as well. Steven Tyler announced Thursday (July 12) he would not return to "American ...

  50. VH1's Rick Krim, MTV's Amy Doyle Honored at UJA Luncheon by Pink, Rob Thomas, Judy McGrath, Van Toffler, Many More

    July 13, 2012 3:30 PM EDT (L-R): Clear Channel's John Sykes, VH1 EVP Rick Krim, Universal Republic/Island Def Jam's Barry Weiss, MTV EVP Amy Doyle, and Glassnote founder Daniel Glass. (Photo: Michael Priest) The music business has more than its share of industry- ...

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