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American Idol Judge Mariah Carey Might Work With X Factor’s L.A. Reid Again: Report

Despite the fact that they’re now on somewhat competing programs, new American Idol judge Mariah Carey might be re-teaming with X Factor judge L.A. Reid. L.A., who is with Sony Records now after leaving Def Jam, is credited with Mariah’s 2005 "comeback." According to the New York Daily News, there’s no love lost between the two for being on competitive competition programs, and even Randy Jackson — her manager and longtime Idol judge — reportedly... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/QOABSTfkKZg/american-idol-judge-mariah-carey-might-work-with-x-factors-la-reid-again-report

The Hunger Games Newcomer Alan Ritchson Stripped for Paula Abdul in American Idol Season 3 Audition

OMG! The Hunger Games’ newest tribute addition for Catching Fire is, um,  a former friend to American Idol and past judge Paula Abdul! As scooped by MJsBigBlog, Alan Ritchson — who’s sure to break some Hunger Games fan hearts as the tribute Gloss with his big muscles and winning smile — auditioned for Season 3 of American Idol, singing "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" to an adoring Paula Abdul. Breaking tradition, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/Ktdin4Oxny0/the-hunger-games-newcomer-alan-ritchson-stripped-for-paula-abdul-in-american-idol-season-3-audition

'American Idol' Approaches P. Diddy for Judging Role

Rumor has it, the veteran singing competition show has contacted the 'I'll Be Missing You' rapper to be one of the judges in the twelfth season. //www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00052940.html

Phillip Phillips: Jessica Sanchez and DeAndre Brackensick Look “in Love” on American Idol Summer Tour

Phillip Phillips was as surprised as anyone when the news dropped that American Idol Season 11 alums Jessica Sanchez and DeAndre Brackensick are an item. Calling into On Air With Ryan Seacrest yesterday, Phillip touched on the couple’s newfound romance and shared what’s been going on between the two behind-the-scenes during their American Idol Summer Tour. "We were all kind of surprised," he said. "Hopefully, it keeps working out for them. They seem like... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/lOrbG6degrw/phillip-phillips-jessica-sanchez-and-deandre-brackenstick-look-in-love-on-american-idol-summer-tour

'American Idol' alum Pia Toscano to guest star on 'Glee'?

Although "Glee" is reportedly courting "American Idol" Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez to guest star on the FOX hit, she's not the only former "Idol" contestant the musical show is looking to book. Pia Toscano, the booted-too-soon ballad singer from Season 10, is also reportedly in talks to join "Glee."According to E! Online, the 23-year-old Toscano was contacted by "Glee" brass to read for a part on the show. Although a source says "they absolutely loved her," it didn't work out because they changed the role. Now, they're hoping she'll be able to come back in the future when a different, more appropriate role arises.PHOTOS: Grading "Glee" guest starsToscano will still make her acting debut, though -- she's starring in a feature film called "Grace Unplugged" as Alyssa, an aspiring musician who "battles with maintaining her Christian fath while trying to make it in Hollywood." It's actually based on her own life, and the part... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/08/american-idol-alum-pia-toscano-to-guest-star-on-glee.html

American Idol Season 12 Online and “Nominate an Idol” Auditions Now Open

As announced last month, Fox is changing up the format for Season 12 auditions for American Idol. Not only are small-town auditions being incorporated by bus tour, but fans are also invited to participate in a "Nominate an Idol" program. An official information sheet for the program is available at Auditions.AmericanIdol.com, and submissions are now being accepted. Nominations are "top secret," and the questionnaire asks for some pretty basic information about the... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/6HFAMR1f-lU/american-idol-season-12-online-and-nominate-an-idol-auditions-now-open

Nick Jonas Confirms American Idol Judging Reports: "It Would Be a Dream Come True"

Randy Jackson , Mariah Carey and... Nick Jonas ? The singer and Broadway star confirmed reports that  he might possibly be joining   American Idol are true. "I am being considered to be a judge on American Idol , and...  //www.tvguide.com/News/Nick-Jonas-American-Idol-1051634.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Phillip Phillips Debuts New Music Video for “Home” Following Olympics Boost

Phillip Phillips’s first single, "Home," has made some serious waves. The anthem was recently certified gold and chosen as the unofficial theme song for the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team in the London Olympics. Now, a great new music video for the American Idol winner’s track has been unveiled! The docu-style vid is a classic case of art imitating life as it chronicles P2’s time on the road (he’s currently doing the American Idols Live! summer tour... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/4UgQdre6kgI/phillip-phillips-debuts-new-music-video-for-home-following-olympics-boost

'American Idol's' Paul McDonald joins 'Parenthood' Season 4 as Amber's new love interest

"Parenthood" has snagged several high-profile guest stars going into Season 4, ranging from the kind of weird to the super awesome. This one falls somewhere in between."American Idol" alumnus and Nikki Reed's husband Paul McDonald has been cast in early episodes of this season as Nick, the charismatic lead guitarist of a band who is recording at the Luncheonette. Given that Amber (Mae Whitman) has snagged a job in the recording studio, it's no surprise that she falls hard for him. Unfortunately for Amber, things move a little more quickly than they should, and things get seriously awkward around the office -- which is only exacerbated by the fact that her uncles are her bosses.McDonald, who came in 8th place on his season of "Idol," is making his acting debut in the season premiere on Sept. 11 on NBC. The casting was first reported by TVLine.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/08/american-idols-paul-mcdonald-joins-parenthood-season-4-as-ambers-new-love-interest.html

Steven Tyler Reflects on American Idol: “They Wanted Me to Take the Piss Out of the Kids and I Don't Have That in Me”

Now that he’s officially done with American Idol and on to new things with long-time band Aerosmith, Steven Tyler’s had some time to reflect on his seasons judging the show — the good times and the bad. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Steven admitted that he both "loved… and hated" being an Idol judge for two seasons. "It was a great job, I sat next to J. Lo and I made a ton of money," he explained. "It was a moment in life and... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/g8PQglRcbac/steven-tyler-reflects-on-american-idol-they-wanted-me-to-take-the-piss-out-of-the-kids-and-i-dont-have-that-in-me