Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson are out and, “America Idol” producter have finalized the judges’ panel for the 13th season. Along with former judges Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. has signed on the dotted line. By Myeisha Essex, Read more

  According to sources, “American Idol” is going to replace the entire judging panel to the curb and start fresh next season with four new celebs replacing Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minah and Keith Urban. Even longtime executive producer Nigel Lythgoe will get the cut. By EURweb.com more:

NEW YORK – It’s a kinder “American Idol” without Simon Cowell. Television’s top show returned Wednesday with a makeover for its 10th season on Fox. Cowell, everyone’s favorite villain, is gone as a judge. So are Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres, replaced with the star power of Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler. Original judge […]

And Ellen DeGeneres thought Simon Cowell was mean! Howard Stern let loose on the new “Idol” judge in an expletive-laced bit during his radio show. After commenting on DeGeneres’ deal as a spokesperson with Covergirl cosmetics (“Ellen DeGeneres looks like somebody punched her in the face,” he said. “She gets on that Covergirl and you’d […]