Now that Upfronts 2015 have entered the scheduling phase, we thought most of the major renewals, cancellations and pickups had delivered their biggest surprises. Not so apparently, as FOX has decided to put American Idol out to pasture after 15 seasons, ending the reality singing competition for good next year.
As had been rumored for a while, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have both publicly confirmed that they are leaving 'American Idol' after this season, following the announcement that Randy Jackson was also retiring. This leaves Keith Urban as the last judge standing, though perhaps not for long.
It was recently revealed that the folks behind 'American Idol' were planning to wipe their entire judges table clean and start anew admist plummeting ratings. But with the series at a personal all-time low, could a past 'Idol' standout reinvigorate it? It's been revealed that former contestant and Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson has signed on as judge for the next season.
There have been several rumors traveling around the rumor mills that American Idol is looking to replace the entire cast. Well, Randy Jackson released a statement to E! News:
Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on American Idol I have decided it is time to leave after this season...
Steven Tyler is one busy man — recording a new Aerosmith album, planning a big summer tour, and starring on TV’s top rated show ‘American Idol.’
As if that weren’t enough, now he’s found time to talk about … nipples. Well, one in particular: that of Tyler’s ‘Idol’ co-star Jennifer Lopez, who had a near-mishap in the wardrobe department on Oscar night.
On Wednesday night’s ‘American Idol‘, the judges began the process of winnowing down the 42 remaining contestants down to the final 24. Let’s see how many hearts Steven Tyler has a hand in breaking.
On Wednesday night’s ‘American Idol‘, all the cattle — oops, sorry, “singers” — were split into groups to see which contestants would kill each other first. This is all going down in Las Vegas, because who would notice a bloody death amid the glitz and glamor of Vegas?
Steven Tyler is probably just happy to have an excuse to visit Sin City. Let’s see what he had to say to the contestants who’ve th