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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

'American Idol's' Colton Dixon Signs Record Deal with Sparrow Records

Part of the contract that  American Idol finalists must sign says they cannot join a record label outside of the ones associated with the show until the contract expires. Well, that date has now passed, and this year's seventh place finalist, Colton Dixon, has announced he has signed with EMI CMG Label Group/Sparrow Records, a label that focuses on Christian music. This comes as no surprise, as Colton himself has hinted that this is the musical direction he wants to take with his career. //www.buddytv.com/articles/american-idol/american-idols-colton-dixon-si-47320.aspx

American Idol’s Pia Toscano and Kris Allen Part Ways with 19 Entertainment

On the heels of American Idol Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez’s deal with Interscope Records, Idol alums Pia Toscano and Kris Allen have decided to part ways with 19 Entertainment. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pia split with 19 Recordings and Interscope because of a "difference of opinion" over her potential debut album, which she’d been preparing to release this fall. "It makes sense for me because I really want to get my music out... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/LofTWfzOnIw/american-idols-pia-toscano-and-kris-allen-part-ways-with-19-entertainment

'American Idol' Alum Colton Dixon Signs Record Deal (Video)

The season 11 standout scores a contract with EMI Christian Music Group label Sparrow Records, joining another "Idol" grad, season five's Mandisa. //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/f377q0vl3BI/story01.htm

Kelly Clarkson's 'American Idol' Victory, 10 Years Later

On this day in history, the Fox singing competition series launched the career of a then-cocktail waitress from Texas. //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/4UL0rVPYfHY/story01.htm

Randy Jackson Unhappy About Switch to American Idol Mentoring Role: Report

When Season 12 of American Idol launches, there might be four judges instead of three seated front and center, and Randy Jackson may or may not be one of them. The New York Post reports that Randy was less than pleased when producers approached him about taking a mentoring role rather than returning for another year as a judge. "Not surprisingly, Randy wasn’t too happy about that and tried to negotiate a bigger role," a source said. Nothing’s been officially... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/q4gtVMcIB68/randy-jackson-unhappy-about-switch-to-american-idol-mentoring-role-report

'American Idol's' Scotty McCreery celebrates the season on Christmas set

After he posted a photo of himself wearing a Santa hat in the studio, there was little doubt that Scotty McCreery was working on a holiday album, although his label declined to reveal any further details. //www.hitfix.com/blogs/the-beat-goes-on/posts/american-idols-scotty-mccreery-christmas-album-to-celebrate-the-season

'American Idol': Keith Urban's deal nearly done, but who will be the fourth judge?

The judging carousel at "American Idol" continues to turn, with country star Keith Urban getting closer to joining the show officially.Urban is on the verge of signing a contract to judge the show's 12th season, but the deal isn't quite finished, TMZ reports. He would join Mariah Carey, who is signed, and Nicki Minaj, who's still in negotiations.Minaj's deal has reportedly stalled over the fact that she has an endorsement contract with Pepsi, while Coca-Cola is one of "Idol's" major sponsors.PICS: 'Idol' judges through the yearsUrban would take over for Randy Jackson, who's leaving his spot. The last remaining original "Idol" judge will still be part of the show in 2013, but he'll be a "mentor."The "Idol" team is also apparently interested in re-introducing a fourth judge this season. Nick Jonas has confirmed he's being considered, but that's as much as anyone knows at the moment.If a fourth judge is on the table, who do... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/08/american-idol-keith-urbans-deal-nearly-done-but-who-will-be-the-fourth-judge.html

Is Randy Jackson Out as 'American Idol' Judge? (Report)

The veteran cast member -- and Mariah Carey's co-manager -- is said to be taking a mentor role for season 12 of the Fox show. //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/lcTv6FhoAvQ/story01.htm

Go Behind-the-Scenes of the American Idols Live! Tour With The Road Show (VIDEO)

As American Idols Live! tour winds down, 19 Entertainment is giving fans a behind-the-scenes peek at the touring lives of the American Idol Season 11 contestants. A new YouTube channel called Channel 19 has launched its first installment of an Idol-themed web series called "The Road Show," which features a  group chat with nine of the Top 10 finalists (Jessica Sanchez was doing a photoshoot the day Episode 1 was recorded). During the introductory chat, host Christina... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/lPxwMgdIkfk/go-behind-the-scenes-of-the-american-idols-live-tour-with-the-road-show-video