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‘Republican at Heart’ Kelly Clarkson Is Voting for Barack Obama

Kelly Clarkson is once more making headlines for her political leanings. The 'American Idol' alum has come out in support of President Barack Obama in the 2012 election.

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Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj fight like cats and divas on American Idol.
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Mariah Carey + Nicki Minaj Are Already Making ‘American Idol’ More Interesting

The next season of the waning talent search show ‘American Idol’ began taping on Sunday, and after working their way down a long list of possible judges, the producers ended up with a panel that seems to include one too many divas -- and we can only hope the fireworks make it to air.

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Randy Jackson Back as ‘American Idol’ Judge

It's cool, dawg. Randy Jackson is back as an 'American Idol' judge!

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Did ‘American Idol’ Want Justin Bieber?!

It seems like everyone who’s anyone in pop and country music is in the running for the vacant judge posts on ‘American Idol.’ Diva Mariah Carey is the only judge firmly in place, as sole OG judge Randy “In It to Win It” Jackson’s future remains up in the air, dawg.

It’s ironic, since he’s Mimi’s manager and brought her into the ‘Idol’ fold. With Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry all rumored to be desired judges, another big name has entered the picture: Justin Bieber.

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Randy Jackson Not an ‘American Idol’ Judge Moving Forward

Well, it’s official. Louisiana's own Randy Jackson will not be returning as a judge on ‘American Idol,’ but he will have a role in the upcoming season of the show.

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Simon Cowell Saves Nine People From Sinking Boat

Simon Cowell can add “hero” to his long, long list of achievements: The former ‘American Idol‘ and current ‘X Factor‘ judge came to the rescue of nine people who were trapped on a sinking boat in France!

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Are Ryan Seacrest + Kim Kardashian’s Mom Trying to Get Kanye West an ‘American Idol’ Judging Job?

Well isn’t this just a golden nugget of a celebrity news story? There’s a rumor floating around that Kanye West might be the newest judge on ‘American Idol‘ — and now, he’s gained the support of everybody’s favorite momager Kris Jenner, mom to the Kardashian klan.

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Alanis Morissette Says ‘American Idol’ + ‘X Factor’ Are Bad for Singer-Songwriters

In an interesting turn of events, Alanis Morissette has come out saying that reality shows like ‘American Idol‘ and ‘X Factor‘ don’t do enough to nurture singer-songwriters. We don’t think it’s a coincidence that the news comes on the heels of Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban finalizing their own ‘Idol’ judging talks — a role Morissette previously confirmed she was up for herself. Do you think it’s an epiphany or just sour grapes?

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Did ‘American Idol’ Offer Katy Perry $20 Million to Join the Show?

This sounds a bit like desperation, but word is that the powers-that-be at ‘American Idol‘ offered pop diva Katy Perry a whopping $20 million to join the show as a judge. Whoa. That’s $2 million more than top diva Mariah Carey got to board the judge’s panel, and she brings more history and star power. What gives?

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David Archuleta Covers R.E.M. in New ‘Everybody Hurts’ Video

David Archuleta has left on his two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but before departing he left us with a cover of R.E.M.’s touching ballad ‘Everybody Hurts.’

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Jennifer Lopez to New Reality Show Judges: ‘Be Honest and You’ll Be Fine’

Jennifer Lopez has moved on from reality show judging. She’s outgoing, with fellow divas Britney Spears and Mariah Carey incoming, albeit to different shows, as is Nicki Minaj if you believe those rumors. Lopez is bowing out gracefully and when asked what advice she’d have for the new judges following in her path, her reply was simply and classy: Be honest and you’ll be fine.

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Nicki Minaj Reportedly Joins ‘American Idol’ as Judge

After weeks of speculation on who would take a seat next to diva-of-all-divas Mariah Carey on the revamped ‘American Idol‘ judges panel, it looks as though reigning rap royalty Nicki Minaj will be joining the show. Whoa. Mariah and Nicki? On one panel? That’s enough diva in one room to make the earth stop spinning on its axis.

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