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Kanye on 'Idol'

Start of a Beautiful Disaster?

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


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.

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!


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good heart

790 days ago

Flying Blind    

I get here and it's about the Black Version of American Idol. Go BET

790 days ago

Bubbles The Chimp    

"We have seen those pictures of the suicide...and have asked a decoy TMZ company to purchase the video."...Harvey Levin

790 days ago


Mariah, Niki and Kanye?.......3 of the most reviled idiots in show business. Nice move Idol....nothing like being out of touch. The new season will tank for sure.

790 days ago

Bubbles The Chimp    

Lard Mike should jump off the same bridge. But the L.A. harbour would end up dry.

790 days ago


You have to be kidding! Kanye West? American Idol? This has got to be Fox's undercover plan to implode the program. Can't think of a faster way to do it.....I will never allow that repulsive piece of trash in my home. .

790 days ago

Internet Tough Guy    

Is that mustard on buddies desk?

790 days ago

Flying Blind    

This is great, Lilo is a growing Jewel Thief, /amanda bynes don't have a chance to her record.

790 days ago


LILO's nightmare on Nightingale

790 days ago

Flying Blind    

Amanda Bynes is just half Japanize, sha ain't no Lilo without an armed robbery or something, car chase snorting coke off the dash. then maybe ..........

790 days ago

Flying Blind    

i hope this guy doesn't know my address, good seal guy good seal guy. Bubbles don't you live on Vine street close to Hollywood, the seal guy can't hear us.

790 days ago


Seal Team Demo...Total nerdfest...Including the "special operator" who is pimpin the concept...

Digital Nerds...

790 days ago

Flying Blind    

how many times has Harvey said "this is insane" and the over under for the day

790 days ago


I'm surprised they don't ask Kim K. She has a much talent as Nicki and Kanya. Won't be watching this year. Time to say goodbye A.I.

790 days ago

Flying Blind    

$3, i can't even get past the gum machine for less than $10 and another $50 if I want it pre chewed Live.

790 days ago
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