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Producer Nigel Lythgoe: Ryan Seacrest Totally CONTROLS American Idol

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Everyone knows about the feuding divas on American Idol this upcoming season.

But the person that really runs the show?

That may be Ryan Seacrest.

Or at least that's what the show's executive producer Nigel Lythgoe thinks.

Here's what he said:

"Ryan Seacrest drives the entire program. He's not on an earpiece or anything. He's not beholden to anybody. He controls the show. He's really important. It would be very, very difficult to replace Ryan Seacrest."

Nigel kind of got a hold of himself before saying anything he may regret. That's a lot of power to give to one guy - even if it is a classy and charming guy like Ryan.

Nigel continued:

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Nicki Minaj'z Beez Really Were In Mariah Carey's Trap And Nigel Lythgoe Proves It!

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Finally! An explanation we believe!

Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj's American Idol clash was so ridiculously outrageous, it's easy to understand why people think it was a hoax!

Every musician from Stevie Nicks to Jennifer Hudson has an opinion, and many think the whole thing was a ratings ploy!

Cameras caught up to Nigel Lythgoe recently, however, and he shared a compelling argument, perhaps proving once and for all that there were no fabricated arguments or editing tricks, just genuine bad blood!

The British TV kingpin knows we aren't naive enough to believe a reality television show is above trying a stunt like this for ratings. In fact, Nigel's banking on a savvy audience when he explains:

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Nicki Minaj Accused Of Aiming A DEATH THREAT Toward Mariah Carey!

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WHOA.

This is getting IN-SANE!!

Following their secretly taped fight, a source close to the production has accused Nicki Minaj of slapping Mariah Carey with a big ole' death threat!!

According to the source, Nicki later said, "If I had a gun, I'd shoot her!"

WTF!?! We LOVE LOVE LOVE Minajesty, but we do not love violence!

Luckily, Nigel Lythgoe cleared the air and had Nicki's back, saying:

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Nigel Lythgoe Commits To American Idol

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Phew!!

Nigel Lythgoe isn't going anywhere!

The American Idol mainstay returns! Wooo!!

After what felt like years of negotiations, Nigey-poo is signed, sealed, and delivered to once again executive produce the iconic show.

Now the real work begins!

According to one source, the reality show is

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Fame Wants Us To Remember Its Name In New TV Series!

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We WILL remember, remember, remember!

It seems Fame really IS the movie that live's forever, as reportedly MGM Television has courted American Idol and Dancing with the Stars executive producer Nigel Lythgoe to revamp the 1980 movie/1982 TV series/2009 movie remake for a series dealing with the pursuit of fame in today's media saturated world!

Fame follows talented youths with BIG dreams, and presents the often unfair, yet sometime satisfying, quest for stardom!

President of Television and Digital at MGM Roma Khanna, recently shared:

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Sorry, American Idol! Britney Spears Would Have Judged For You…If X Factor Hadn't Snagged Her First!

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We bet Nigel Lythgoe is kicking himself BIG TIME right now!

Despite some seriously complex, extended contract negotiations before officially joining The X Factor this season, Britney Spears has come forward to reveal that she would have happily done American Idol if she hadn't been offered the other reality competition first!

She reveals:

"I would have loved that."

But hold up! That doesn't mean she's not happy to be where she is!

Of course not! Brit-Brit adds:

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Idol Producer Nigel Lythgoe Wants Judges For One-Year Terms!

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Are you sure we aren’t just having a déjà vu with this whole American Idol judging switch up?

Haven’t we been here before? Is there ANY reality competition nowadays that keeps their cast members…?? LOLz.

Well, if you are wondering when Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler's replacements are going to be announced, it won’t be ANYTIME soon!!

Whomp, whomp.

Idol exec. producer Nigel Lythgoe recently said how the "spotlight of the press" isn’t helping the situation and that the show has their work cut out for them!

As far as prospective seat fillers? Nigel stated:

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