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Ryan Seacrest and Show Veterans React to ‘American Idol’ Cancellation

Fox announced that season 15 of American Idol will be the final installation of the iconic singing competition. Friends and family of Idol chimed in on social media and beyond in reaction to the unfortunate news.

Mia Lardiere / May 11, 2015

Is ‘Americal Idol’ Racist?

American Idol is being accused of racism.

Just as Season 12 gets underway, nine former contestants have joined forces to sue the singing competition juggernaut for ousting them in what they claim was a racist ratings-boosting plot, according to TMZ.

New York attorney James H. Freeman has submitted a letter to…

Cory Lopez / January 28, 2013

Nicki Minaj on Fellow ‘American Idol’ Judge Mariah Carey: She Has ‘Met Her Match’

When it comes to her feud with fellow American Idol judge Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj won’t back down.

“I think Mariah met her match this time,” the Young Money rapper says in the first installment of her three-part E! series, Nicki Minaj: My Truth, which kicked off Sunday. “I don’t think she wa…

Cory Lopez / November 5, 2012

Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey’s ‘American Idol’ Feud is Real, Says Producer Nigel Lythgoe

The American Idol feud can’t possibly be a staged publicity stunt because it’s way too early in the season for a fake feud.

So says the producer of the hit Fox singing competition, amid rumors that dueling divas Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey are faking their beef as a ratings ploy.

Cory Lopez / October 18, 2012

Emmys 2012: Nigel Lythgoe Talks About The ‘Best First Day Ever’ with New ‘American Idol’ Judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban (VIDEO)

American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe has a lot to celebrate with an Emmy nomination for So You Think You Can Dance and three new A-list AI judges taking their seats – and all in one week.

The SYTYCD judge dished to Celebuzz on the Emmy red carpet about Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, and Keith

Andrea Simpson / September 23, 2012

‘Modern Family’ Kids Get Raises; ‘American Idol’ Producer Rebooting ‘Fame’

Now that the adults on Modern Family are getting their pay, it’s time for their fictional offsprings to as well! Reports indicate Rico Rodriguez, Nolan Gould, Sarah Hyland and Ariel Winter’s salaries will be triple their current paychecks going up to around $70,000 an episode as they are finalizing their deals with 20th Century Fox.

Lauren DiMascio / August 28, 2012

Katie Holmes, Nigel Lythgoe Embroiled in ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judge Mary Murphy’s Legal Dispute With Ex-Manager (EXCLUSIVE)

Nigel Lythgoe and Katie Holmes have been named in a million dollar lawsuit between a top Hollywood talent agent and So You Think You Can Dance judge Mary Murphy, Celebuzz has confirmed.

British-born Lythgoe, executive producer of American Idol and SYTYCD, was served with a subpoena during the Dizzy Feet Foundation event at…

Celebuzz / August 8, 2012

Sophie Monk: Hot Like Chili Peppers!

Model and American Idol producer-dating Sophie Monk is looking spicy hot in this new ad for PETA…but X17 reports that she recently told an Australian radio show that she’s “bad in bed.”
“I’m probably bad in bed actually,” Monk admits. “I think I am a dud honestly. No one’s going to tell you you’re bad…

Janie Marcus / October 16, 2008

Simon Cowell Isn’t Hurting for Cash

Botox fan Simon Cowell likes to get his shop on at upscale London department store Harvey Nichols. And, he can certainly afford it.
Now-departed American Idol exec producer Nigel Lythgoe was quoted by the New York Post as saying Cowell’s co-judges Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul’s “[salaries have] never been advertised and Simon has bee…

Betsy Waldman / October 13, 2008

Nigel Lythgoe Thinks He Can Dance With Sophie Monk

American Idol exec producer and So You Think You Can Dance judge Nigel Lythgoe, 59, pairing up with the much younger Sophie Monk, 28, isn’t so shocking.
In fact, it seems kind of standard for Hollywood.
What is surprising is that Monk is Ryan Seacrest’s ex. As in the Ryan Seacrest who hosts American Idol.

Betsy Waldman / August 19, 2008