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Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj Split With American Idol

The American Idol exodus continues apace, as pricey divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have decided to leave the show after a single season.

Steven Tyler Bails on ‘American Idol’

American Idol faces another major casting overhaul, as its most flamboyant celebrity judge has decided to walk away from the Fox juggernaut.Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler on Thursday announced he would not return for Idol’s 12th season, saying that it was time for him to get back in the saddle again with his bandmates.

‘American Idol’ Sets Social TV Records

Back in the old days, i.e., PF&T (pre-Facebook and Twitter), American Idol fans were still social. Yet instead of status updates and tweets, they did what they could with “the technology of those times,” explained Don Wilcox, Fox’s vp and gm of branded entertainment. That is, if you wanted to debate Justin vs.