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Kanye on 'Idol'

Start of a Beautiful Disaster?

8/21/2012 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey would give "American Idol" the most star studded -- and expensive -- TV judge panel ever ... but will it work with 3 huge egos?? It could be awesome ... or an awesome implosion. We'll discuss.

Plus, you buying LeBron James' new Nike sneakers for $315? Harvey's outraged, but Evan says they're works of art!

Also, how did Lindsay Lohan end up on the scene of a crime -- again?!! Wait till you hear what was going on inside the all-night rager ... before police showed up.
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00:00 - BREAKING NEWS: At long last, Kelly Ripa has found her replacement for Regis!

2:31 - Mariah Carey is none too pleased as Nicki Minaj and Kanye West emerge as new 'American Idol' judging candidates.

10:19 - Contrary to some reports, a key detail emerges surrounding the suicide of director Tony Scott.

13:51 - You'll never believe who police are questioning in connection with another Hollywood jewelry heist! (Hint: It rhymes with "Schmindsay Schmohan.")

17:10 - Amanda Bynes gets in yet ANOTHER car accident.

18:19 - It's been over a year since Osama bin Laden was killed, but now ANYONE can relive the historic Navy SEAL mission.

22:59 - Illinois strip clubs will soon face a "stiff" new tax-- Senator Toi Hutchinson calls in to tell us it's for a good cause.

26:23 - Embroiled in a bitter custody battle, Usher is held in contempt of court... FOR WHAT?!

28:37 - PayPal founder Elon Musk lands a sweet deal in his divorce, leaving his soon-to-be ex with... jack squat?

32:47 - LeBron James has a new shoe coming out, but their king-sized price tag may have some fans choking.

37:07 - Congressman Kevin Yoder took a dip in his birthday suit in Israel... Did he really need to apologize, though?

38:09 - 'Paranorman' breaks new ground for animated kids' movies, but should parents be warned?

40:47 - We take your calls!

108 COMMENTS

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1.

Internet Tough Guy    

Harvey Levin
Good genes
or
Good Docs?

795 days ago
2.

Edam    

Kanye West? What are they smoking?

795 days ago
3.

Majestik    

TMZ, changing their stories again. Linnocent mistake or the check bounced for the happy spin?

795 days ago
4.

buckwheat    

That pic looks like Mt Douchebagmore

795 days ago
5.

Bubbles The Chimp    

I have been asked to try out as an Idol judge.

795 days ago
6.

Bstone    

Kanye West would be great. I am a huge fan of his, however, I have a feeling that this is killing his allure. (Along with the Kardasian issue. That's a different fiasco.) I doubt Mariah will stay on the panel. I think it was just to gain interest.

795 days ago
7.

Sapphiegirl    

They are seriously considering Kanye, the same punk ass mother effer who TRAMPLED ALL OVER TAYLOR SWIFT AT THE MTV MUSIC AWARDS? HE IS A LOSER WHO DOES NOT DESERVE TO BE LOOKED UP TO BY ANY UP AND COMING MUSICAL TALENT!!!!!

795 days ago
8.

Cherie    

Now I'm freakin' scared! A blabbermouth and a weirdo? From baaaaaaaaaaaad to worse!

795 days ago
9.

travcm    

"judge's"? Seriously? I know 4th graders who can write better than that.

795 days ago
10.

Bubbles The Chimp    

The Big Head Dwarf is going to be a judge on Idol and circus freak show.

795 days ago
11.

Majestik    

And to Harvey. SHAME ON YOU! Do you think telling us that you didn't purchase the tape of Tony jumping was a pat on the back? It would've been if you had TURNED IT DOWN right away. The fact that you posted up, YOU SAW THE TAPE, proves you were in the market to purchase it. You can't get all high and mighty on the fans after posting the pics of Michael dead on a stretcher. You are no better than anyone else, your moral compass broke long time ago.

795 days ago
12.

Internet Tough Guy    

How much would Kanye have to pay to be on AI?

795 days ago
13.

Joey    

Pariah +Kanye + Minaj = the end of Idol RIP

795 days ago
14.

D-INCARNATION    

AGT has 3 of the "chosen people " as judges ?

795 days ago
15.

Bubbles The Chimp    

AH AH AH Bu Bu Buh Buh...

Come on Harvey can you stop sounding like a broken record. it is F'ing annoying.

795 days ago
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