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Minaj and Urban new "American Idol" judges

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 01:08

Sep. 16 - The latest celebrity news including rapper Nicki Minaj and country singer Keith Urban joining the judging panel on ''American Idol'' and the weekend's scary box office. John Russell reports.

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Rapper Nicki Minaj and country singer Keith Urban have signed up as judges for TV singing contest "American Idol," Fox television said on Sunday (September 16). They will join Grammy-winning artist Mariah Carey for the 12th season of the show when it returns in January 2013. Randy Jackson, the only remaining member of the original panel, will remain with the show, which lost some 20 percent of its audience last season. The new judging line-up follows the departures earlier this year of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and singer-actress Jennifer Lopez after two years. Horror sequel "Resident Evil: Retribution" grabbed the top spot at the U.S. and Canadian box office over the weekend, studio estimates released on Sunday showed. The fifth movie in the zombie franchise based on the survival horror videogame features Milla Jovovich teaming up with a resistance movement to fight the undead. The film brought in $21.1 million. A 3D version of Walt Disney Co cartoon "Finding Nemo" took the No. 2 spot in the U.S. and Canadian box-office charts at the weekend with $17.5 million, Disney said. Third place belonged to demon thriller "The Possession," which posted sales of $5.8 million. The movie led the charts for the previous two weekends.

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Minaj and Urban new "American Idol" judges

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 01:08