'American Idol': Judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj don't hate each other anymore

It seems like news of feuding judges on reality super-giant "American Idol" have been coming ever since the new panel was announced. And it has definitely been a foregone conclusion that judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey were in a war with each other ever since footage of a fight surfaced.Now, however, the show reports that all is well between the two singing divas. This is a good thing for season 12 of the show, which has just finished its last round of auditions in Long Beach, CA.An insider at "Idol" reported to People that the wars had died down before the final auditions: "Mariah and Nicki sat next to each other yesterday. There really is some great chemistry among all the judges."While this might sound like rather low standards for getting along, simple proximity is a huge improvement over judges' relations back in the beginning of October. On October 3, TMZ released a...

American Idol’s Phillip Phillips Talks About His Personal Musical Idol (VIDEO)

Who inspires Phillip Phillips to become a better musician? Christina Grimmie of The Road Show sat down with the American Idol Season 11 champ and his brother-in-law, Ben Neil, who P2 credits with helping him to seriously pursue music. “I just felt bad for him,” he joked of choosing Ben as his personal music idol. “He’s a great guy and he’s a great musician. I would watch him play, and I was like, ‘Whoa, he’s really good.’” Encouraged by...

'American Idol' Promo Features Brutally Honest Nicki Minaj (Video)

"American Idol" lost most of its bite when Simon Cowell jumped ship for "X Factor," but the newest promo for season 12 reveals that producers are hoping Nicki Minaj will fill that void -- and maybe even bring a little bit more to the table. While the popular rapper seems genuinely impressed by some auditioning contestants, she's not afraid to be brutally -- and therefore comically -- honest with others.  When one young man asks if she likes his singing, she responds by uttering, "No.  No, no."

'American Idol' Alum Todrick Hall Makes 'X Factor' Debut

The season nine semi-finalist scores a major coup as a backup singer for Jennel Garcia, Tate Stevens, Emblem3 and more. "It's weird to be on the other side," Hall tells THR in a post-show interview.

Keith Urban: 'American Idol' 'allows you to keep your real job'

Keith Urban is anything but idle these days.The country-music superstar has been going back and forth to France -- where his Oscar-winning wife Nicole Kidman is filming the title role in "Grace of Monaco" -- in and around traveling to the auditions for Season 12 of FOX's "American Idol," on which he'll be a judge along with fellow series newcomers Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj starting Wednesday, Jan. 16.And that's not all: He's also making trips to the Nashville studio where he recently began work on his next album; and Wednesday (Nov. 14), he announced his plans for a 2013 North American concert tour. The first leg is scheduled to begin in mid-July in Cincinnati, then conclude at the start of October in West Palm Beach, Fla."As best we can, we've been able to navigate through the audition process," the friendly Urban tells Zap2it of scheduling his other current activities around "American Idol" and also...

'American Idol' Finalist Colton Dixon Releases New Song, Looks Back on Summer Tour and Ahead to Season 12 (Q&A)

The season 11 favorite, whose latest single "You Are" hit iTunes on Oct. 30, weighs in on the reported Nicki Minaj-Mariah Carey feud, telling THR, "I think what’s going on is pretty legit."

New American Idol Season 12 Promo Wants to Make Dreams Come True (VIDEO)

Calling all dreamers! Mariah Carey and the rest of the American Idol Season 12 judges want to get you excited about tuning in on January 16, 2012, with a new promo for the show. First aired during the World Series finale game over the weekend, the inspiring clip features each of the judges speaking directly to the viewers. “To all the dreamers,” Mariah says. “To everyone who thought they’d never have a chance,” Nicki Minaj chimes in. “It’s almost...

‘American Idol’ Season 12 Trailer Introduces New Judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban

It’s almost that time America…no I’m not talking about the holidays  (although those are coming up to, so plan accordingly), I’m talking about  American Idol . In preparation for the reality juggernaut’s upcoming 12th season, Fox has released  an epic new trailer  full of American pride and a promise from the judges that you “can make dreams come true.” The trailer takes us from sea to shining sea to demonstrate the boundless talent that’s just waiting to be discovered, but the real highlight is the introduction of this season’s new judges, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, who will be joining Randy Jackson at the judges’ table this year. Read More...

'American Idol' Season 12 Promo Features the New Judges

'Who will stand out from the crowd?' so the video asks through cue cards while Keith Urban , Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey introduce themselves.

Phillip Phillips Reveals His Favorite Song From Debut Album: Is It “Home?” (VIDEO)

Is it November yet? American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips, who is busy promoting his much-anticipated first album, The World From the Side of the Moon, stopped by Clevver TV to chat about the record and revealed some salient details. No official track list has been released yet, but fans will be glad to know that “Home” will be one of the 12 to 13 tracks included on the disc. But is the critically-acclaimed song his favorite? Nope. Guess again. P2 reveals that his fave...