The two pop divas tweeted that they’ll be leaving the singing competition show after just one season to, as Minaj tweets, “focus on the Music!!” Of the three new judges who joined in season 12, only Keith Urban remains, though his future on the show isn’t clear.
Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly rounds up all things new and noteworthy in Hollywood, including tomorrow’s premiere of “Star Trek Into Darkness,” for which some fans are already in line, and the newly crowned winner of “American Idol.”
Seventeen-year-old Jessica Sanchez was the runner-up on the last season of “American Idol.” Now she’s out with her debut album, “Me, You & the Music,” and performs the song “Tonight” for Kathie Lee and Hoda.
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Ariel Castro did father the child of one of his kidnapping victims, NASA reports trouble at the International Space Station and Randy Jackson is leaving American Idol.
The famed record producer released a statement that reads “Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to the rest … after 12-years of judging American Idol … I’ve decided it’s time to leave after this season.”
Amber Holcomb, the latest competitor to be voted off “American Idol,” talks about how her life has changed since she’s been on the show, saying that at this time last year, “I was changing diapers” while working at a daycare.
(L - R) Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest, Ken Warwick, Cecile Frot-Coutaz and Mike Darnell of "American Idol" take part in a panel session at the FOX Winter TCA Press Tour in Pasadena, California January 8, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 18: ***EXCLUSIVE ACCESS*** (L-R) Singers Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis perform during the live elimination show on American Idol March 18, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. One contestant from the top 11 is eliminated on the American Idol judges on Fox.