Just hours before Randy Jackson announced he was leaving the judging panel of American Idol, POPgoesTheWeek was on The Couch, predicting big changes for the singing competition show. Next - get ready to hear that Mariah won't be coming back either! (My guess Nicki isn't far behind!)
It's almost laughable to call a show a ratings loser when it wins its timeslot. But analysts can't help but notice the big drop in the ratings of the once unstoppable American Idol. Is the show simply running its course, is the genre too diluted, or could the emphasis on the judges be to blame?
One of the most touching stories on American Idol was that of Lazaro Arbos. In telling his story, he struggled with a significant stutter, and seemed destined to be dismissed... that is, until he began to SING.
You hire enough divas, you'll eventually get diva behavior.
TMZ got video of American Idol judge Nicki Minaj going ballistic as Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and Randy Jackson looked on. Carey was apparently the subject of some of the rant.
"American Idol" may be used to shoving out the big bucks for new celebrity judges, but no matter how much money they tried to bring to the table, there is one star they just couldn't seem to get their hands on...