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Phillip Phillips on Male American Idol Winners’ “Curse”: “I’m Not Worried”

In the few months since Phillip Phillips won Season 11 of American Idol, the singer has already achieved some great successes. From having his first single used during the Olympics to it going platinum, it’s been a good year for the Louisiana native. But is he worried about succumbing to the "curse" of past male Idol winners? Speaking to the Filipino media while in Manila, Philippines for the American Idols Live! tour, Phillip brushed off any comparisons to previous male... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/s2eYcXRIsHY/phillip-phillips-on-male-american-idol-winners-curse-im-not-worried

Judge Nicki Minaj Was “Inspired” by Which American Idol Star?

Before she became a judge for American Idol’s 12th season, rapper Nicki Minaj was a longtime fan of the show and even felt inspired to whip out her own phone to vote! During the recent Idol press conference in New York City, Nicki revealed, "I remember watching American Idol in the first season and feeling inspired." She talked about seeing what the Idol experience can do for someone’s career first-hand after running into Season 6’s Jordin Sparks, whom she... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/kQKuPbA-9FA/judge-nicki-minaj-was-inspired-by-which-american-idol-star

See the First Promo Pic of the American Idol Season 12 Judges

A lot has happened in the world of American Idol this week. The Season 12 judging lineup was finally confirmed to include Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson, and the gang has already experienced a series of auditions in New York City. Now, the first promo picture of the judging quartet lined up with host Ryan Seacrest has dropped! Mariah shared this group shot on her Twitter page last night, and like the seating arrangement shot Ryan shared... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/p5TxcCAp6Ek/see-the-first-promo-pic-of-the-american-idol-season-12-judges

Mariah Carey denies feud with 'American Idol' co-judge Nicki Minaj

Mariah Carey says there's no feud with her "American Idol" co-judge Nicki Minaj - at least not yet. //www.hitfix.com/articles/mariah-carey-denies-feud-with-american-idol-co-judge-nicki-minaj

FOX announces new 'American Idol' judges

FOX has announced the new "American Idol" judging panel, which will feature holdover Randy Jackson and newcomers Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. //www.hitfix.com/articles/fox-announces-new-american-idol-judges

'American Idol' judges announced by ... Katie Couric? Jennifer Lopez weighs in

Did new talk show host Katie Couric just "announce" the new "American Idol" judges?"Katie" is one of several new talk shows dotting the TV landscape and as such, it sends out previews for upcoming shows. The preview for the Friday, Sept. 14 episode reads as follows (and video is above):Jennifer Lopez on the new American Idol judges (which Katie Couric reveals during their interview):KC: What do you think about the new group of judges?JL: Did they announce? KC: Yeah.JL:  Who is it?KC: Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy [Jackson]. Randy's back.JL:  Randy is! Oh thank god. I love Randy. I'm glad he's doing it.KC: What do you think of that group? That's sort of interesting, don't you think?JL:  That's an eclectic group.KC: Yeah!JL: Yeah it is.KC: I'm glad. I think it will be fun to have Keith Urban there.JL: I think they all have something really different to offer so it should be... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/09/american-idol-judges-announced-by-katie-couric-jennifer-lopez-weighs-in.html

'American Idol' Tour: Final Curtain Call Features Group Singalongs, Booty-Shaking Party Rock (Video)

The singers took their final bow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Tuesday night, and the season 11 cast celebrated in style. //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/By9V8F2r68E/story01.htm

Randy Jackson Closes Deal on American Idol Judging Spot: Report

After all that’s been said about Randy Jackson’s future involvement with American Idol, it looks like he’ll return to the judging spot he’s held down for the last ten years. Randy gave a coy interview with The View yesterday in which he dodged questions about what his role on the show will be. Today, Deadline reports that Fox has decided to renew his contract as a judge for Season 12 of Idol after talks with Latin singer Enrique Iglesias proved... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/5qbyjsgAxe4/randy-jackson-closes-deal-on-american-idol-judging-spot-report

'American Idol' Source: Enrique Iglesias Out, Randy Jackson Back in as Judge

Iglesias had been eyed as a possible fourth judge, joining the already-announced Mariah Carey as well as Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, both of whom are said to be wrapping up deals. //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/n-jAualZUtU/story01.htm

Enrique Iglesias the fourth 'American Idol' judge - report

Throw another name into the mix for "American Idol" judge: Enrique Iglesias. The singer is reportedly in talks to be the panel's fourth judge for Season 12. Mariah Carey is the only judge officially confirmed, but it's been widely reported that Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban are just some contract fine print away from signing on, and the panel will expand to four once Randy Jackson officially steps down. Now, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the fourth judge is almost set too, and it'll be none other than Iglesias (who just toured with outgoing "Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez). PHOTOS: "American Idol" Season 11 best and worst Jackson's role will likely evolve into some sort of mentor position while the judges panel is filled with four new people. Carey might not be so happy with that decision, though -- she's reportedly upset that she's not going to be the only female judge. What do you think... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/09/enrique-iglesias-the-fourth-american-idol-judge---report.html