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American Idol Finalists Named: Who are the Lucky 13?

It is officially on.

American Idol went from thousands and thousands of original hopefuls this week down to a lucky 13, naming the finalists that will be vying for this show’s crown and competing live against one another from this point forward.

Viewers voted for five men and five women, with the judges choosing a trio of wild cards to round the group out. 

So, let’s get right to it. Did your favorite make the cut? In order of the announcements, here is your Top 13:

  1. Malaya Watson
  2. Ben Briley
  3. Emily Piriz
  4. Alex Preston
  5. Jessica Meuse
  6. Dexter Roberts
  7. Caleb
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American Idol Producers: OUT!

Fox is not sitting and letting American Idol die a quiet death.

With Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey all out as judges – and Keith Urban’s bags as good as packed – The Wrap has confirmed that producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick have also been let go.

Both have presided over Idol since its inception, though Lythgoe left for two years in 2008.

The competition flopped in Season 12, falling to season low ratings and losing its timeslot to The Big Bang Theory among 18-49-year olds.

No word yet on who will replace Lythgoe and Warwick, though let’s hope they don’t

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NICKI MINAJ Out Of American Idol

Well this isn’t really a shocker now, is it?  American Idol has been suffering some of it’s worst ratings ever, and Randy Jackson has already been confirmed as not coming back next year.  Rumours have been circulating that none of the judges will be back, and now US Weekly is exclusively reporting that Nicki Minaj is officially out;

“It’s safe to say she isn’t coming back to Idol,” an insider tells Us, adding that the “Roman Holiday” rapper will be focusing on her next album, touring, and endorsements. “She’s okay with it. She had a great time but was only going to do one season anyway.”


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Nicki Minaj to Exit American Idol: Report

Nicki Minaj is not long for American Idol.

In the least surprising news of the day, an insider tells Us Weekly that the singer will depart this Fox competition immediately following this week’s finale.

“It’s safe to say she isn’t coming back to Idol,” the source says, adding that Nicki will start focusing on her next album, touring, and endorsements. “She’s okay with it. She had a great time but was only going to do one season anyway.”

Randy Jackson has already resigned from Idol and producers are expected to replace the entire panel some time this summer.

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AMERICAN IDOL Is The Show Firing The Entire Judging Panel?

I think it’s no secret that the ratings for American Idol have been less than stellar this season, even with the whole Mariah Carey/Nicki Minaj ‘fued’ that’s happened.  And now it looks like things are going to have to change on the show, namely the judging panel.

This season the show brought on 3 new judges - Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey to join original judge Randy Jackson, but according to US Weekly all four judges are going to be fired;

“All four are gone,”

“They feel they’ve lost their core audience and they want it back.”

I don’t know if that’s the judges fault or the

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Steven Tyler: I Snorted Half of Peru!

Give Steven Tyler points for honesty.

And shake your head over how he’s still standing.

In an interview with 60 Minutes Australia that will air Sunday night, the singer is asked about previous claims that he spent $20 million on cocaine in the 1970s.

That’s not exactly accurate, the ex-American Idol judge admits.

“Realistically, 5 or 6 [million],” says Tyler, adding: “You also could say I snorted half of  Peru, but it doesn’t matter.”

The Aerosmith frontman has been sober for 20 years, though he did suffer a relapse with prescription pills in the late 2000.

He underwent

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People Aren’t Drawn To A Catfight? ‘American Idol’ Premiere Ratings Down

Did you watch the season premiere of ‘American Idol‘ last night? I admit, I did. It turns out not as many people tuned in for the much-hyped catfight between new judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj as FOX may have hoped. ‘American Idol’s’ ratings were down last night.

Entertainment Weekly reports ‘American Idol’ drew 17.9 million viewers and a 6.0 among adults in the 18-49 demo. That’s a 19% decrease from last year’s opening, which had been the lowest one ever for the show. I think it’s easy to forget, however, that in its prime, ‘American Idol’ was a juggernaut. It absolutely dominated the

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Nicki Minaj Scared ‘American Idol’ Will Make Her Too Famous

Get ready to see more of Nicki Minaj this winter! A new season of ‘American Idol‘ is about to start, and she will be at the judges table, along with Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and the lone returning judge, Randy Jackson. Now that the time is here, Nicki’s worried her stint on ‘American Idol’ will make her TOO famous. I didn’t even know celebs worried about that these days!

“I had a lot of talks with people — my family, my best friends, my label, Lil Wayne, management and then the producers. Sometimes you are afraid of being too famous because it’s almost, like, is that even cool? Being that

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Stacy Keibler “has stepped up efforts to milk the Clooney Machine for all it’s worth”

Things got a little bit crazy between George Clooney and Stacy Keibler a few months ago. There were widespread rumors that Clooney was losing interest and that a breakup was imminent. Those rumors came on the heels of Stacy trying on engagement rings and reportedly checking out wedding gowns, so… yeah, I feel pretty confident that she was put on notice. But she managed to bounce back, showing up on Clooney’s arm at some red carpets, and he even took her to Mexico for Thanksgiving, which is like his new holiday tradition. Stacy got back on message (that message: “I don’t want to get

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“Live With Kelly And Michael” Celebrate Halloween A Little Late

LOL! Oh, I just LOVE Kelly Ripa and her sense of humor. It looks like the ”Live With Kelly and Michaelhost along with Michael Strahan celebrated Halloween a little late, (of course due to Hurricane Sandy), in New York City on Monday afternoon. Kelly dressed up as both Nicki Minaj and Christina Aguilera, while Michael dressed as Randy Jackson and Cee Lo Green!

Jersey Shore” star DJ Pauly D even got in on the action too, dressing as Korean rapper Psy. Take a look at all of our fun photos below!

Photos via FameFlynet

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