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'American Idol'

Peace at Last!

10/3/2012 4:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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No blood today on the set of "American Idol."  In fact, it was downright peaceful and professional ... sources connected with the show tell TMZ.

We're told from outward appearances at least ... Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj buried the hatchet and were civil with each other during the entire day of auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Our sources say everyone was "embarrassed" by the outburst between Nicki and Mariah captured on video and posted on TMZ. They apparently took it to heart. Our spies say the confrontation "shocked everyone back into place."

We're told aside from everyone getting along, the talent was great and the judges meshed together better than just about any configuration the show has ever had.

The question ... will the detente last? Everyone is boarding a plane right now for Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Stay tuned.

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Dina Lohan    

Bitch, please.
I called Simon up and told him what's what and all that. So basically, Mariah Mottola Carey is gonna STFU until probably next week, while Nicki is gonna bite her nails... and there's a lot to bite.
In the meantime, Simon and I are trying to work out a plan to maximize ratings without Mariah looking like a total bitchass. Don't worry, my beautiful talented Lindsay is supervising the whole thing.
Love,
Dina

686 days ago
32.

ProudCanuck    

The only one I feel bad for is Keith Urban, caught in between those two egos! Poor guy probably had no idea he was signing up for this! I think the problem is, besides their egos, is that they think that they all have to agree with each other on their opinions of the singers. They need to realize that that's why they have 4 judges, so there's a cross-section of experience to be able to evaluate the contestants.

686 days ago
33.

janet    

Lithgow is like how much did we pay for this. Got to boost ratings. No ratings, no money.

686 days ago
34.

Marilyn Dalton    

With all the continuing issues with Idol, it appears that it won't be around much longer. All part of the hype to boost sagging ratings.

686 days ago
35.

Laura    

TMZ--please notice that Heidi Montag appearing at a strip club in Vegas has at least as many, if not more, responses than yet another story about Idol. Get the picture? Idol is done--finished--kaput--all over but the shout. Please move on.

686 days ago
36.

Truth    

TRUCE LIKE THIS NEVER LASTS.. THE 2 BITCHES WILL BACK AT IT IN A MINUTE. YOU CANT FAKE PEACE PAST THE CAMERAS. NICKI BE GETTIN HER LOW DOWN GHETTO ASS BITCHES TO TEAM UP AGAINST MARIAH OUTSIDE THE BUILDINGS... LIKE 50 CENT CREW AND GUNPLAY, JUST WAIT. #TRUTH!!

686 days ago
37.

theroyalgs    

SIMON......JUST PITIFUL TO STOOP SO SO LOW FOR RATINGS..THAT WAS SO STAGED....YOU WILL DO JUST ABOUT ANYTHING FOR RATINGS.....THE PROGRAM SUCKS...AND ANYONE THAT USES A KARDASHIAN TO HOST IS REALLY SICK IN THE HEAD

686 days ago
38.

JW    

As a male 18-49 who is very into music, especially new music, I could not tell you one Nicki Minaj song to save my life, for that matter Mariah Carey and Keith Urbane as well; but country music isn't my thing by a long shot. You've JUMPED THE SHARK American Idol. Try and get out this last year with a small degree of dignity.

686 days ago
39.

KicksandGiggles    

What is the big deal? Why all the name calling? So what if they don't like each other! Don't you have people you detest and have to work with? Its NOT GHETTO to fight on the job and have differences. If thats the case EVERY SINGLE worker would be ghetto. You people are wrong on the ghetto call on this one.

686 days ago
40.

Areader    

Yeah right!

686 days ago
41.

Jannie    

Nicki Minaj insulting Mariah Carey is like Lindsay Lohan insulting Julie Andrews. Show some respect, Fricki.

686 days ago
42.

Paige    

Those women in Louisiana will teach them how to do it. Never seen a tougher group of bad ass women as the red neck bad berches of southern LA. They'll be the first to tell you dat too.

686 days ago
43.

RealTalk    

Can We Get J.Lo Back Please!!!!

686 days ago
44.

Michael    

TMZ stop trying to "act" like you guys weren't a part of this PR scam with the Idol crew lol.... Which is why, you guys were present during that audition to film the "scripted argument."

686 days ago
45.

Katie Tarantino    

I have to say I felt so bad for Keith Urban stick in the middle of them. He really didn't know what to do.

686 days ago
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