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Who Would Make a Good Judge for American Idol's Next Season?

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Jennifer Hudson or Kelly Clarkson: Who Should Judge American Idol Season 13?

Originally posted 05/31/2013 10:20AM

Will Keith Urban remain the last judge standing on American Idol? Or will Fox replace its entire lineup for an all-new panel of judges? What exactly will happen next season?

Until Urban's fate is announced, speculation persists on who will replace Randy Jackson, who announced his departure after 12 seasons on the show, as well as the latest stars to exit, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj.

After fun and dramatic seasons with the likes of Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Paula Abdul and the ever-so blunt Simon Cowell, the possibilities are endless about which star could energize Idol as the show competes with a growing number of singing contests, including NBC's The Voice, amid criticism and falling ratings.

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Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj Leaving American Idol

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UpdatePosted 05/30/2013 05:00PM

Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj Leaving American Idol

Originally posted 05/30/2013 07:40PM

Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj are singing their swan songs to American Idol.

On Thursday, Carey reTweeted a post by her reps that announced, "W/ global success of "#Beautiful" (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol."

Minutes later, Minaj Tweeted: "Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn't trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!"

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Want the Perfect Butt? Harley Pasternak Shows You How in 7 Exercises

Harley Pasternak: 7 Exercises to Get the Perfect Butt

Originally posted 05/29/2013 04:00PM

MTV Europe just released its list of the 15 best butts in Hollywood.  Whether you agree with the selections – or the fact that this list actually exists – is up to you. Regardless, it has definitely stirred up many opinions.

From Nicki Minaj to Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez to Jessica Biel, the star backsides take many different shapes and sizes.

Not surprisingly, this is the area my clients tend to focus on most. It’s one part you really can't fake. Sure, you can wear those ridiculous padded underwear, but the truth is you're probably not fooling anyone but yourself – especially in a bikini.

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Why People 'Feel Sorry for' Bieber & More Billboard Music Awards' Reactions

Justin Bieber Booed at Billboard Music Awards, Readers React

Originally posted 05/20/2013 10:30AM

With music performances galore, the 2013 Billboard Music Awards brought hit songs to life on Sunday.

Broadcast live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Christina Aguilera and more came together to show off their red carpet style, perform their chart-topping tunes and thank the fans.

From Bieber's boo-gate to Aguilera's sexy slim-down, the show had social media buzzing. Here's what you had to say:

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American Idol Crowns Candice Glover Its Winner!

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UpdatePosted 05/17/2013 08:30AM

American Idol Crowns Candice Glover Its Winner!

Originally posted 05/16/2013 10:05PM

After months of auditions, eliminations, performances and judges' feedback, American Idol finally has its season 12 winner.

Candice Glover and Kree Harrison each performed three songs on Wednesday night – a favorite of their choice from the season, one picked by producer Simon Fuller and the song that would become the winner's first single – in front of fans, friends, family and the Idol judges at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

Mariah Carey said, "It's going to be very, very difficult for America" to decide a winner. Indeed, PEOPLE readers voted, giving R&B diva Candice only a slight edge over authentic country girl Kree.

So, who's the winner? Candice Glover is the new American Idol! And Kree Harrison is season 12's runner-up.

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Keith Urban: I Want to Return as a Judge on American Idol | Keith Urban

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Keith Urban: I Want to Return as a Judge on American Idol

Originally posted 05/16/2013 10:30AM

There is at least one American Idol judge who wants to be back on the panel next season: Keith Urban.

Asked at Wednesday's big showdown between Kree Harrison and Candice Glover if he would like to be a judge on season 13, the country superstar said, "I would. I mean, I literally enjoy coming to work every day, and that's a rarity."

This comes after veteran judge Randy Jackson announced he is leaving the show and rumors that producers plan to replace the entire season 12 panel.

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Mariah Carey Says Idol Finale Is 'Very, Very Difficult' to Call

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American Idol: Kree Harrison and Candice Glover Compete in the Finale

Originally posted 05/15/2013 09:55PM

The entire season of American Idol came down to three final performances from two dueling divas, country crooner Kree Harrison and R&B singer Candice Glover, on Wednesday night at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live.

At the end of the night, Mariah Carey summed up the competition best. After noting that both women offered something special, she said, "It's going to be very, very difficult for America tonight."

But before one note was sung, Kree seemed to have an edge – she got a more rousing round of applause when host Ryan Seacrest asked the studio audience to cheer for their favorite. Then round one seemed to change up the momentum. Here's how it all played out ...

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Idol Showdown! Readers Take Sides in Candice vs. Kree

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American Idol: Readers Take Sides in Kree Harrison vs. Candice Glover

Originally posted 05/15/2013 08:00PM

It's an American Idol showdown!

Season 12's top two, Kree Harrison and Candice Glover, are facing off Wednesday on the final night of competition at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live. And they couldn't be more talented – or different. Kree has an authentic country vibe while Candice is pure R&B diva. They each will sing their "coronation song," a song of their choice from the season and a song chosen by producer Simon Fuller.

Judges Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and the departing Randy Jackson are definitely making their opinions known as the contestants sing one more time for America's votes. But we want to know what you think about the all-female finale as it's happening.

Tweet your thoughts @peoplemag and your comment may end up right here on People.com.

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Who's Going to the Idol Finale? (And Who's Going Home?)

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American Idol Season 12 Finalists Revealed!

Originally posted 05/09/2013 09:05PM

Ryan Seacrest opened up Thursday's American Idol episode with a nod to Randy Jackson's announcement that he's moving on after 12 seasons.

"A little later on we'll be revealing who is leaving our show," Ryan said, standing behind the only remaining original judge. "A little heads up?"

Randy just chuckled.

The joke is that Ryan could have been talking about Idol's super talented top three – Kree Harrison, Angie Miller and Candice Glover, who performed three songs each on Wednesday. They faced one last hurdle before the season 12 finale: another elimination night.

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Randy Jackson Leaving American Idol After 12 Years | Randy Jackson

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Randy Jackson Leaving American Idol After 12 Years

Originally posted 05/09/2013 06:05PM

Bye, dawg.

After 12 years at the judge's table, celebrating the soaring voices and putting down the pitchy, Randy Jackson is leaving American Idol.

Alerting his fans with statement beginning "Yo! Yo! Yo!," the exuberant Jackson – the last of the show's original judges, going back to the original Simon Cowell-Paula Abdul days – says he finally wanted to "put all of the speculation to rest" about his future.

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