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American Idol Peeps Secretly Plotted To REPLACE Mariah Carey Mid Season With Jennifer Lopez?!

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Open those throats WIDE and prepare to guzzle some JUICY American Idol gossip!

The long running reality singing competition's ratings have been sinking to DEEP depths despite the presence of Divas extraordinaire Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj

So the big brainz behind AI reportedly decided to pull a MAJOR switch-a-roo that would have REPLACED Mariah with former popular AI judge Jennifer Lopez in hopes of scoring better viewing numbers!

AND rumor has it when Mariah heard about the plan she threatened LEGAL action.

BUT, Mariah's rep AND the bigwigs over at FOX are completely denying reports of a quick-ratings-fix plan involving either ladies.

One spokesperson states:

"This is just another ridiculous Idol judge rumor, likely started by talks of Jennifer performing on the finale."

While producer Nigel Lythgoe expresses:

"I have not been included in any conversation regarding replacing Mariah with Jen this season."


Well, IF the aforementioned plan WAS ever legitimate, it makes sense that people would deny something that can't happen because of legal matters…

But most likely these allegations are complete bull poop.

Also — would bringing Captain J.Lo back really do much to save the sinking ship? Even Jenny from the Block might not have that kind of power!

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25 comments to “American Idol Peeps Secretly Plotted To REPLACE Mariah Carey Mid Season With Jennifer Lopez?!”

  1. bigdawg says – reply to this


    If this is true.. they are replacing the wrong judge. Toss that Nicki Minaj to the curb!

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    Re: bigdawg – No kidding! They are totally out of touch if they thought that would work.

  3. Fifi says – reply to this


    J-Ho and Icky Garbage should not be judging a singing competition. Neither of them can SING. They could judge a whore competition, that they can both do !

  4. Blunt says – reply to this


    And why the eff would they think that is a "GOOD IDEA"? First of all they want mariah to be this fake mean "siimon cowell" type on the show, when she isnt. Secondly she unlike ANY OTHER JUDge, crtique their vocal performances, nicki ghetto ass critique these girl's clothes for fuck sake. Why would they swap Mariah for some chick who cant sing and is fameous now for dating a 25 year old???? If they do this, it's over for idol, sorry…….just keep mariah, randy and keith, send nicki the fuck home!

  5. Tony says – reply to this


    Mooriah has been a big disappointment as a judge. She is totally uncomfortable judging and goes on and on critiquing because she is a nervous wreck. Not a good fit. Definitely not worth the $18 million she was reportedly paid to join AI. Nicki is cool, speaks her mind and gives good on-target, truthful advice. She is also very entertaining. It would've been a big snooze-fest without her.

  6. Chad says – reply to this


    This is false if I ever read it. If they were to replace a judge it would bc Nicki just b/c of all of the racist white people complaining about her when in actuality she is the most honest in the panel.

  7. Alien says – reply to this


    Ratings have sank because of Nicki Minaj not Mariah. How can you not see that? Nicki is a boob showing skank ….same reason Christina got booted off the voice.

  8. Brian says – reply to this


    Re: Chad
    Agreed! Nicki is a pretty good judge. I live in the south and all of these people quit watching just b/c Nicki is on there, dumb. She is different and ppl are sheltered.

  9. Tiffany says – reply to this


    can't have anyone hip/hop on American Idol without rednecks crying and causing a frenzy like they always do. when the season is over they will go back to crying about obama

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    Re: Tiffany – Go back to crying about Obama? That never stopped, LOL. They will cry about Obama and Guns and Gays and anyone who is not white and southern (and Nicki Minaj) forever! I live in GA, I know :-)

  11. purple23 says – reply to this


    Re: Alien – ,Nicki Minaj is the best thing for idol, she is strong and very goodin critiicing. Leave.het alone.are you forgetting Simon. he.was brutal. Is that ok.fot him.? but
    not for her to be truthful or she is to black for you?

  12. Angeloh says – reply to this


    I do gel Jlo has that power. People often tune in even if it was just to see what she was wearing. Also Jlo is by far muh more articulate than both divas on the panel now. Besides Mariah and Nicki are too focused on their egos and rivalry and have yet to perform on the show and with the contestants.

  13. chase says – reply to this


    Re: Angeloh – Interesting because the ratings went down with Lopez also hence the reason she was fired, oh I'm sorry "left". Idol needs to either be cancelled or stop overpaying hasbeen singers to promote themselves, because that's all it became when Lopez was on. One big JLO commercial and they still lost money so what was the point. The one saving grace for Carey is she does have an ear for good singing. But overall the show just blows chunks period.

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    How many times are they going to replace judges and realize that's not the problem. Show's like the voice have way better talent, and better song choices. American idols days of doing 'theme nights' should be long gone. No one cares about the contestants singing songs from 50 years ago. The target audience for AI want recent, relatable songs. If anything she should toss Nicki Minaj, her rude, and overbearing attitude are depressing.

  15. Nick says – reply to this


    Re: onlyonne – I agree! It's the same show over and over and over. They do need to kick themes to the curb! I also agree with about the so many whiny people complaining that Nicki Minaj is on there without even giving her a chance. She's pretty awesome!

  16. Tom says – reply to this


    First of all why would bring back a judge that was already fired for bring on the lowest TV ratings in Idol history??????? and second, didn't JLo herself say she quit Idol because she was to busy making new movies and music albums??? Well it’s been a year now and haven’t seen anything yet which confirms her story that she was really was fired from Idol, and third , Jlo and her team, better start worrying about what her ex limo drivers has to say to FBI investigators about what knows about Jlo and her manager Benny Medina illegal activities that he witness and lost his job for knowing too much, that brought on a 20 million lawsuit against him to keep his mouth shut, which JLo and Benny Media lost in court last year??? We can only image what illegal activities Jlo and Media did to enhance her career????

  17. ryan says – reply to this


    Re: Angeloh – Your right Nicki and Mariah are too focused on their egos. And we all know what a humble down to earth person Lopez is. No ego at all there LOL!!

  18. NICKIISQUEENyRuModTmla says – reply to this


    There replacing that cow Mariah because she sits there and dosent help the contestant grow at all all she talks about is herself, her past etc like if you want to focus on your music then go ahead and stop making your self look like a damn monkey infront of the world she always gives bullshit critiques that NEVER make sense.. While NICKI MINAJ is a far better judge she is so busy and still gives idol her all..out of all the judges miss minaj has been the only judge giving constructive critism that will actually help the contestants grow! Mooriah needs to stay home and take care of her calfs she does nothing nobody takes her seriously the honest and best judge this season without a doubt is NICKI MINAJ she is filming music videos, making clothing lines, recording new music, managing artists, selling her new beverage along with a long list of products including perfume etc my girl minaj will always be doing better than YOU so stay mad haters she's winning & Mariah is loosing lmfcooo!

  19. Seriously says – reply to this


    Crazy! I really thought Mariah would be intolerable but she's been sweet and nice and real. That Nicki should be fired though. She's a rude, juvenile, brain-dead diva (in the worst sense of the word).

  20. Rickster says – reply to this


    IF American Idol seriously wanted a Simon-type with Mariah, they obviously made a mistake. She's a genuinely nice person and has given amazing tips to the performers. Maybe complimenting Mariah with a good outspoken MALE judge to replace Nicki … that would be #POW

  21. DLOC says – reply to this


    Another stupid rumor designed to hurt Mariah…
    SHAME ON IDOL PRODUCERS! they shot themselves in the foot by adding Nicki Minaj, NOW they wanna blame MC for eroding ratings??
    if any of this is true NO WONDER Mariah seems shaken & unenthusiastic, what a dirty rotten trick of a show!!!

  22. Mother. Love says – reply to this


    Don't take Mariah out. She is the singer. You are judging singers, not rappers. It will make you seem ghetto.

  23. Vested says – reply to this


    The young people call Nicki the cartoon lady. She need class, she could learn from

  24. dale says – reply to this


    Re: bigdawg – I know, Minaj reeks of ghetto drain drippings. I do not enjoy her talking.

  25. 25

    Of course this is false and Jlows manager, the ever so shady Benny the queen medina had this put out to every news outlet to get that surgery face/body cow some publicity since shes going to release another album and she cant sing……trust me this is the real story….and nikki is the reason why no one watches..i lovvve mariah but to sit thru Nikki/?? ughhh