Miley Cyrus' new single "We Can't Stop" marks a change in musical direction, but the singer tells Billboard she doesn't want to be "the white Nicki Minaj."
Adam Lambert, Jennifer Hudson and David Cook
As part of American Idol's complete overhaul for its upcoming 13th season, the show is considering hiring former alums to join the judges' panel.
Nigel Lythgoe, Ken Warwick
The piece-by-piece dismantling of American Idol goes on, according to a Tuesday report.
Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey
It was just two weeks ago that Candice Glover was crowned the winner of American Idol's Season 12, but even before the announcement was made, the Idol powers that be were already looking ahead to Season 13 to figure out what could be done to salvage the ailing series.
American Idol fans aren't the only ones waiting to find out who will join the judges' table next season: Keith Urban is too!
"I have no official information of anything," the country singer told The Associated Press. "I'm pretty much in the same boat as everybody else here with the rumors that have been floating around. It was like this before I signed on ... so it's not unusual for the Idol folks to be in this place of figuring out what they want to do, then they always pull it together."
TV executives must have been happy to put a fork in the 2012-13 season. Ratings dropped across the board for broadcast networks due to fading reality franchises and the failure to launch any major new scripted hits. Cable also slumped, with audience levels flat compared with the previous season. And with the number of viewers who time-shift growing, the path to success is more treacherous than ever. Here are the shows that navigated the bumps — and the ones that became ratings road kill.
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Kelly Clarkson, Jennfier Hudson
Jennifer Hudson may be returning to American Idol.
After news broke that American Idol may employ alumni as judges next season...
American Idol is looking to replace the judges' panel with former contestants, according to a new report by Vulture.
Although both Fox and the companies that produce Idol have yet to comment on next season, sources tell Vulture that Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson have both been approached, and that Adam Lambert and Clay Aiken are on the shortlist as well.
Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne
Awards and performances may have been the main attraction at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night, but there were also plenty of eyebrow-raising moments (sometimes literally) behind the scenes as well. Fortunately, vigilant social media users were on hand to capture all of the crazy happenings and immortalize them online. Here are the five wackiest moments from the awards, in GIF form:
Justin Bieber took home two trophies at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night, but he certainly wasn't a winner when it came to the audience vote.
The teen singer, who's been involved in a number of controversial incidents this year, was loudly booed when he accepted the Milestone Award (for "musical ingenuity and innovation," according to presenter CeeLo Green), the final award of the evening, beating out Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift. The award came after he had performed twice on the show.