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Topic: Mike Darnell

Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj Split With American Idol

Singers quit as Fox preps big changes for Season 13

The American Idol exodus continues apace, as pricey divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have decided to leave the show after a single season. PMK-BNC, Carey’s publicity firm, tweeted out the…

Mike Darnell Steps Down as Fox Reality Capo

American Idol boss passes on contract renewal

Nearly 20 years into a stint that saw him steer an unscripted slate that included the likes of When Animals Attack! and American Idol, Fox president of alternative entertainment Mike…

Steven Tyler Bails on ‘American Idol’

Fox series may be in the market for two new judges for 2013

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…

Seacrest In: Host Signs Two-Year ‘American Idol’ Pact

Fox retains the services of a very busy emcee

Ryan Seacrest has agreed to host two more seasons of American Idol, signing a contract extension that will keep him in the Fox fold through the 2014 campaign. Seacrest’s current pact…

'Idol' Hands Are the Devil’s Playthings

Simon axes ‘X Factor’ stars Paula, Nicole and Steve

Producers of Fox’s freshman competition series The X Factor have cleaned house, cutting ties with judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger as well as host Steve Jones. Long rumored to be…

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