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Mariah Carey Fears for Her Life after Nicki Minaj’s Gun Threat

Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey hired extra security after Nicki Minaj threatened to shoot her.

The American Idol star has confirmed her fellow judge menaced her with gun violence during their explosive argument on the set of the talent show on Tuesday, and she is worried about the "unpredictable" rapper's next move. Mariah contacted chat show host Barbara Walters, who read out a statement on The View which revealed several staff members had heard Nicki quip, "If I had a gun I would shoot the b***h."

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Mariah and Nicki Call a Truce

Nicki Minaj and Mariah CareyMariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have called a truce.

The American Idols judges - who were involved in an explosive argument on Monday during which the "Starships" rapper screamed violent insults at Mariah because she made her feel "inadequate" during the auditions round of the competition - are said to have buried the hatchet.

The chart rivals were reportedly civil and professional throughout yesterday's auditions for the reality TV singing competition in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to US gossip website TMZ. A source told the site that everyone working on the popular series was "shocked" and "embarrassed" by the outburst, which hit the internet after being caught on camera.

Producers were forced to call filming to a halt earlier this week after the judges' disagreement over a contestant turned into a bitter screaming match as Nicki hurled insults at Mariah, calling her "boring as f**k" and threatening "off with your head!"

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Simon Cowell Didn’t Want Mariah on X Factor

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Prime Time, Reality, FOX, Gossip,

Mariah CareyMariah Carey approached Simon Cowell about being a judge on The X Factor.

While the singer has now taken up a role on his former show American Idol, Simon has revealed she was first interested in being a member of this year's new look panel on his talent program. However, the 52-year-old music mogul didn't want her on the series because he didn't think she could be nasty enough to the pop hopefuls.

"Mariah called me about X Factor and I met with her but my main concern was that she might have found it harder on The X Factor than on Idol. Idol is a more gentle show and Mariah is not someone who wants to say no to people," he told In Touch.

Judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul left The X Factor after its' debut season in America and were replaced by Britney Spears and Demi Lovato for the new series. They are joined by Simon and L.A. Reid.

Randy Jackson Out of American Idol Panel

Randy JacksonRandy Jackson has left American Idol as a judge.

The music producer - who has been on the panel of the show since it began - will instead become a "mentor" behind the scenes, as producers still want him involved. "There's some concern among the brass that Jackson is not well-suited for the mentor role... but they feel they need him because he's the glue that helps keep the show together," a source told TMZ.

Mariah Carey has already signed on to be a judge on the show - after Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler quit - and Nicki Minaj is expected to be another new addition. Mariah is not thought to be a fan of Nicki's, although producers are delighted at the prospect of conflict between them both.

Currently it is hoped there will be four judges this year, with the third seat taken by a country music star and the fourth unknown.

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Nick Jonas Might Be the Next American Idol Judge

Nick JonasNick Jonas has made it apparent that he wants to serve as a judge on American Idol.

"The rumors are true… I am being considered to be a judge on American Idol, and it would be a dream come true if it happens. #nickonidol," he wrote on his Twitter page.

If hired for the show, the singer would join Mariah Carey - who reportedly signed on for $18 million - on the judging panel. There is no word yet as to whether Randy Jackson, the remaining judge following the departures of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, will return for the upcoming season.

While Nick has never participated in a reality musical competition, his brother Joe will be appearing alongside Nelly and Gloria Estefan as a mentor in The Next: Fame is at Your Doorstep, which premieres on The CW this month.

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Mariah Carey Joining X-Factor

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Music, Prime Time, Reality, FOX, Gossip,

Mariah Carey

Well, at least some of the rumors are true. Mariah Carey will be a part of Simon Cowell’s US version of The X-Factor, but not necessarily as a singing judge.

“Her idea was to be the judge of the judges, which of course only Mariah could come up with,” said Simon Cowell. “I think Mariah will have a role on the live shows,” he confirmed, adding “I literally adore her. I love her to bits.”

Cowell will be joined on The X-Factor’s judging panel by Antonio Reid.

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Mariah Carey to Become US X Factor Judge?

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Music, Prime Time, Reality, FOX, Gossip, Video,

“Mariah Carey would be an amazing addition to the US show,” Simon Cowell told reporters recently when discussing his tateside version of The X Factor. “And she’s exactly the right caliber of star that we want for the show.”

Which means, American audiences know who she is. Cowell has been hoping to bring Cheryl Cole, a judge on the British version of the show, to his new X Factor … but US viewers probably won’t recognize her. “I’ve said I’d love Cheryl [Cole] out there, but whether it will happen, who knows?” Cowell told reporters.

If Carey were to join the show, she would be judging alongside Simon Cowell and Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger.

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Mariah Carey Could Be the Next American Idol Judge

Mariah Carey

The tenth season American Idol judging panel is still up for grabs, according to sources who are in the know. Though early rumors suggested that Jennifer Lopez would be joining new judge Steven Tyler on the reality series, new gossip suggests that FOX is still looking elsewhere for their new female panelist. According to one source, would love to join the series.

Carey’s husband Nick Cannon has also that his wife would “love” to be on the show.

Reps for FOX and for Carey have not commented on the possibility, but everyone involved with the Idol camp has remained mum on all pending judging deals. Though rumors suggest that Steven Tyler is definitely , fans aren’t likely to hear any official Idol judging news until the entire panel has been filled.

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VIDEO: Michael Jackson Memorial Coverage

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NOTE: You can watch the entire ceremony after the jump.

After a private gathering for family members at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, within Staples Center began shortly after 10:00 AM PT.

You can follow our detailed account of the ceremony after the jump.

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Television Coverage of Jackson’s Star-Studded Memorial

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UPDATE: CBS and NBC have now decided to jump on the live coverage bandwagon.

Not a winner in the Michael Jackson memorial lottery? Not a problem. You can still get a front row viewing while sparing yourself the cost of a flight.

Although 17,500 get the chance to be in either the Staples Center or the Nokia Theater, free television coverage will allow everyone an opportunity to witness the events as they unfold.

According to a release from the Jackson family, participants at Tuesday’s memorial include Kobe Bryant, , Berry Gordy, Jennifer Hudson, Shaheen Jafargholi (finalist on Britain’s Got Talent), Magic Johnson, Martin Luther King III, Bernice A. King, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Rev. Al Sharpton, Brooke Shields, Usher and Stevie Wonder.

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