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It's been two days since Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban were confirmed as American Idol judges on Season 12.

And there's already talk of contention among panelists.

American Idol Team

According to show sources, Mariah Carey was peeved from the outset over Minaj possibly joining the judging table, considering the outspoken rapper would give the pop legend a run for her diva-like money.

Asked by reporters yesterday about the supposed tension between her and Minaj, Carey dismissed the chatter, saying: "How can we feud in two days? I think a feud takes a little longer."

Nicki didn't have anything negative to say about Mariah, either, labeling her very brief Idol experience - which includes a couple hours of auditions - so far as "wonderful."

Concluded Randy Jackson: "We're having fun, dude. We've been having a good time. There has been a lot of laughs."

Well... darn. Where's the gossip related fun in that?!?

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The Dallas Cowboys defeated the defending Super Bowl champions last night in New Jersey, kicking off the 2012 NFL season with a 24-17 victory over the New York Giants.

But the real victor on the evening may have been Mariah Carey, who performed her new track "Triumphant" live in New York City prior to the opening whistle and blew the proverbial lid off the Big Apple.

Watch the new American Idol judge do her sexy, talented thing now:

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With names of potential American Idol judges flying around faster than Kim Kardashian's clothes at a 2001 swingers party, Mariah Carey has decided to make her voice known.

The one person who we know we'll see on the panel in January Tweeted a photo of herself and Lenny Kravitz this week along with the caption:

"@AmericanIdol What's going on? need the info!! What about this combo? : ) if we could ever get him to do it!"

Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz

According to reports, Carey is peeved over the likely inclusion of Nicki Minaj as a Season 12 judge, having been allegedly told no other females would be hired for the position.

The latest rumor, meanwhile, actually places Kanye West alongside the legendary pop singer.

It's a pretty big mess, but it's also keeping American Idol in the news. What do you think of Mariah's suggestion? Would Lenny Kravitz make a quality judge?

 

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Despite reports to the contrary yesterday, Nicki Minaj is NOT officially an American Idol judge.

According to a new source, show producers first must decide whether Randy Jackson will remain on the panel before they decide on just who sits alongside Mariah Carey.

And if it were up to Carey, that individual would most certainly not be Minaj.

  • Nicki Minaj Performance Pic
  • Mariah Carey in Austria

TMZ says Carey hung up the phone in anger after learning of Nicki's possible hiring. She was reportedly angry over the inclusion of another female on the show, especially a female 13 years her junior.

While the Powers That Be deal with that issue, they are considering Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and/or Enrique Iglesias as either the fourth judge (if Randy stays) or the third judge (if he leaves and Minaj does, indeed, come on board).

There's also another topic of controversy about which producers are worrying: would a panel of Minaj, Jackson and Carey be a turnoff to middle America?

Hey, we aren't the ones asking. We're just relaying the show's concerns and questions.

[Photos: WENN.com]

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Mariah Carey and Gwen Stefani are ready for some football!

The new American Idol judge and the No Doubt singer will help ring in the 2012-2013 NFL season… by rocking out in Rockefeller Plaza!

Sources confirm to The Huffington Post that these beloved crooners will be featured during the hour-long pre-game show leading up to the New York Giants beginning defense of their title by taking on the Dallas Cowboys.

  • Mariah Carey in England
  • Gwen Stefani on Stage

In the past, such acts as Bon Jovi have taken on a similar role.

But let's look ahead to the future: Who do you think will be holding aloft the Vince Lombardi trophy next year?

 

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Mariah Carey posed for her first American Idol promotional photo a couple weeks ago, and it was beautiful and everything.

But a new pair of pictures, uploaded by the singer herself, is eliciting far more of a reaction online. And it all goes something like this: AWWWWW!

Over the weekend, Carey Tweeted a photo of herself and son Moroccan in bed, adding the caption: "Me&Roc Starr taking a lil nap."

Mariah Carey and Moroccan

Not wanting to leave little Monroe out, she then added one of her son's twin, responding to followers with: "As per your request, me & ms. Monroe on a lazy day: )."

Looks like the perfect summer afternoon for a new mother, doesn't it?

Mariah Carey and Monroe

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Mariah Carey is on board as one of the new American Idol judges. For a cool $18 million per year.

And just days after this announcement was made official, Fox came out with the first promotional picture of its new panelist. She doesn't exactly look thrilled to have the gig, does she?

Mariah Carey American Idol Promo Pic

Still, no one can debate Carey's credentials. She has sold over 200 million records worldwide and is responsible for more number-one singes than any solo artist in history.

The questions now surrounding Season 12, which executives hope will be a major bounce back from a grossly disappointing Season 11 in the ratings game:

  • Will Randy Jackson return?
  • Will Brad Paisley join Mariah as a judge?
  • Will a non-white male who does not play the guitar actually win/

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Yup, she's in.

Following days of rumors and assumptions, Mariah Carey was officially announced as a judge on Season 12 of American Idol today.

“As a singer, songwriter and producer, it’s going to be fun and rewarding to help find new talent and give back with American Idol,” the number-one hit maker said in a statement, getting her personal PR machine rolling in the process:

“I’m currently in the studio working on my new album and its first single, ‘Triumphant,’ which will be out early next month. I can’t wait to channel my creative energy as a part of this show which is a massive global phenomenon.”

Mariah Carey Signs for Fans

With Carey on board, attention will likely next turn to Randy Jackson. He serves as Mariah's manager and it would stand to reason their relationship means he would remain on as judge.

As for the third spot? We say Adam Lambert would strike a nice balance. But that's getting ahead of ourselves.

What do you think of Mariah? Will she make a solid American Idol judge?

 

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Steven Tyler is out.

Jennifer Lopez says her time may have come.

And now an Us Weekly source confirms that American Idol may go all out with a judging panel shakeup, by moving Randy Jackson from the main table to some kind of mentoring role.

Hi, Mariah!

"[Show producers] think they need to freshen everything up now," the Idol insider tells the tabloid, adding that Mariah Carey is in "serious talks" to replace Jackson and the deal may even get done shortly.

As previously reported, other big names up for the panel include Katy Perry and Adam Lambert. But back to Mariah:

Do you want to see her as a judge?

 

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Mariah Carey has enjoyed a busy last couple months.

She's renewed her wedding vows. She's celebrated Barack Obama's support of gay marriage. She's turned 42 years old.

And, unbeknownst until now, the legendary singer has also spent time in a recording studio. How else to interpret Mariah's Tweet from yesterday, which certainly seems to tease an upcoming album and was accompanied by the following photo:

"So.. Summer 2012.. Been in the lab, mixing up some concoctions for you, hope you like it!! #MCSummer2012”

Mariah Carey Twit Pic

Are you excited for a new Mariah Carey album?

 

Mariah Carey Biography

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Huntington, New York
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Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey Quotes

I'm in love with my dog. He is my special someone. I love spending time with him.

Mariah Carey

We really do feel we are soulmates. I never felt a love like this was in the cards for me.

Mariah Carey [on Nick Cannon]
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