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Originally posted 08/21/2012 09:30AM
Is the American Idol judges' panel filling up?
"Super Bass" singer Nicki Minaj is reportedly in talks to join judge Mariah Carey on the show for its 12th season. According to an Associated Press report, "a deal is in works" for Minaj, 29.
Meanwhile, a source tells PEOPLE that Enrique Iglesias, who is currently on tour with departing judge Jennifer Lopez, is being considered for the show, which also lost Steven Tyler after season 11.
"Idol has expressed a lot of interest but no final word on either side yet," a source tells PEOPLE of the "I Like It" singer, 36.
Originally posted 08/09/2012 06:00AM
It was all good vibes for Johnny Depp on Monday night, when the actor – whose split from longtime girlfriend Vanessa Paradis was officially announced in June – stopped by a private shindig for Aerosmith at Harry Morton's Pink Taco Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.
At the venue, which Steven Tyler rented out, an onlooker tells PEOPLE Depp was in "high spirits and [seemed to] really enjoy the party."
Mingling with everyone in the room, including Liv Tyler, Jim Carrey and the hosts of the night, Depp, says the source, table-hopped until about 2:00
Originally posted 07/28/2012 11:00AM
In early July, Steven Tyler announced he'd be leaving American Idol to focus on making music with Aerosmith. But his departure from the show also freed him up to spend more time with other loves – his dogs.
"[I have] a Yorkie and a Morkie," he tells TIME. "One is a teacup I put in my pocket. And the other one I put in a sling over my shoulder, and I walk around, and it's the cutest f–––ing thing on the planet.
After battling drug addiction for years and entering rehab multiple times, Tyler confesses that his now-sober lifestyle can get lonely at times, which is when he turns to his pooches for support.
Originally posted 07/24/2012 09:30AM
The newest face at the judges' table is taking home the biggest paycheck.
Mariah Carey, who has officially signed on to join American Idol, will reportedly earn about $18 million for the season.
"Her deal is rumored to be just under $18 million for one year with an option to renew," a source familiar with the negotiation tells PEOPLE.
Carey, 43, will reportedly be the highest paid judge on any reality show.
Originally posted 07/24/2012 06:00AM
It was a wet and wild night for Steven Tyler on Sunday.
The former American Idol judge took in a showing of Fuerza Bruta with two pals and his bodyguard at the Daryl Roth Theatre in N.Y.C.
Known for its iconic Mylar pool scene, Tyler wanted to experience it for himself.
"Steven actually got into the pool with the [female cast members] and [seemed to] love every minute of the experience," a source tells PEOPLE.
Calling the Aerosmith front man "incredibly generous," the source goes on to say that he even invited the entire cast to come out and see his show the following night.
– Aaron Parsley
Originally posted 07/13/2012 12:40PM
After months of speculation, and the "hardest business conversation she's ever had," Jennifer Lopez confirms she is leaving American Idol after two seasons.
"I honestly feel like the time has come that I have to get back to doing the other things that I do, that I put ... on hold because I love Idol so much," Lopez, 42, told Ryan Seacrest Friday on his KIIS-FM morning show.
"I could do Idol for the rest of my life," she said, "but that would be giving up a bunch of other things. We had an amazing run."
Lopez follows in the footsteps of fellow judge Steven Tyler, who announced Thursday that he will not be returning for another season.
Originally posted 07/13/2012 09:00AM
Mariah Carey came to fame for her powerhouse vocal chords – but does she have what it takes to mentor aspiring singers?
Upon Steven Tyler's confirmation that he will not return to the American Idol judges' table – and amid buzz that Jennifer Lopez is likely following in his footsteps – Carey, 42, may be making her way to the Fox singing competition.
"She's in play," an insider tells PEOPLE. "They are in serious talks."
Originally posted 07/12/2012 05:00PM
Steven Tyler is going back to his day job.
After two seasons as a judge on American Idol, the Aerosmith frontman says he won't be returning to the reality show and will, instead, be focusing once again on his band.
"After some long ... hard ... thoughts … I've decided it's time for me to let go of my mistress American Idol before she boils my rabbit," the rocker said in a statement Thursday. "I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I'm back – but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I got two fists in the air and I'm kicking the door open with my band."
Tyler's announcement comes amid continued chatter that Jennifer Lopez will not be returning to the popular Fox show. "I am thinking that it's time for me to go," she recently said about tackling a third season.
Originally posted 07/12/2012 11:00AM
Apparently all the buzz about fresh faces on the American Idol judges' panel is not premature.
Jennifer Lopez, who's been on the show for two seasons, appeared on Thursday's Today show and said that when it comes to doing a third season, "I am thinking that it's time for me to go."
But leaving the Fox show, which crowned Phillip Phillips the season 11 winner in May, won't be easy for Lopez, who, besides being mom to 4-year-old twins Max and Emme, is currently on tour with Enrique Iglesias and stars in the new animated movie Ice Age 3: Continental Drift.
Originally posted 07/09/2012 11:05AM
He took the world by storm as a contestant on American Idol. But does Adam Lambert have what it takes to sit on the other side of the judges' table?
Lambert, 30, is reportedly among those being considered for a judging role if Jennifer Lopez doesn't return, according to an E! Online report.
The season 8 singer, who finished as runner-up to Kris Allen in probably the biggest Idol upset ever, is one of the show's biggest stars, and has the outsize personality that would seem perfect for television.
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