Feud, what feud? That seems to be the official word from the set of American Idol right now – right from the mouth of producer Nigel Lythgoe. When asked about infighting between the new judges (specifically Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj) Lythgoe replied, “Why would there be?” Uh, cuz they’re both divas? “It’s not about them,” Lythgoe continued. “They know that. It’s about the kids that come out there. It really has already become very constructive to the point of we’ll say, ‘Oh for Christs’ sake, shut up. Let’s move on.’ If they’re saying ‘no,’ they’ve got to tell them why they’re saying ‘no’ and how they can improve and come back.” Right.
Carey and Minaj were also quite to dispel any feuding rumors. “It’s been two days!” Carey said. “A feud takes a little longer than two days!” Minaj concurred by saying, “We’re getting along wonderfully, darling.” So take that for what it’s worth.
By the way, original judge Randy Jackson (who said he was leaving.. then didn’t) claimed that if anyone wasn’t getting along, it was he and host Ryan Seacrest. “The problem I’m having is that Ryan keeps wanting to try and have a seat at the judges table,” joked Jackson. “I don’t know what’s going to happen with that.” Uh, maybe give it one more season – and judges turnover – and that might just be the case, right?
Proof that everyone is best friends forever – or until the season is over? The whole group (including the other new judge, country star Keith Urban) recently got together for a nice, peaceful dinner. “Last night we had a couple salads, a little calamari, and a little kale,” said Seacrest.
So what do you think? Is everyone getting along, or is this a positive spin on a negative situation? Let us know in the comments section below!
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Kane is host of the nationally syndicated Club Kane, a Sunday night music radio program which launched in March 2010 with Premiere Networks and airs nationwide on Top 40 stations from 7 p.m. to midnight local time. Each week, Kane plays chart-topping songs, debuts new music and takes requests as he welcomes listeners to his on-air party. Broadcasting live from Washington, D.C., he also discusses pop culture, music and entertainment, and features candid conversations with music artists and celebrities.
Kane is also host of The Kane Show, the top-rated morning radio program which airs from 6 - 10 a.m. ET on Hot 99.5 in Washington, D.C., as well as a nationally syndicated afternoon program of the same name, which can be heard on WFLZ/Tampa, Fla; WLDI/West Palm Beach, Fla.; KHFI/Austin, Texas; WQEN/Birmingham, Ala., and KISS XM.
Growing up in Danbury, Conn., Kane's love for radio began in high school when he interned for WKCI-FM/KC101 in New Haven. Upon graduation, Kane was accepted to Syracuse University's School of Visual and Performing Arts, where he pursued a career in advertising and design. During that time, he volunteered at the university's radio station Z89, and hosted the most-listened-to evening show in Central New York on WWHT/Hot 107.9.
Kane moved to Tampa, Fla., in 1998 to host the evening show on WFLZ/93.3 FLZ. Within the first year, The Extreme Show with Kane spread to 17 cities nationwide, five nights a week. In March 2003, Kane was named host of the legendary Open House Party, a live, Sunday night program that was nationally syndicated in more than 150 markets. He later returned to 93.3 FLZ where he served as program director and afternoon host. In October 2006, Kane joined Hot 99.5 in Washington, D.C., as host of The Kane Show. The morning program is currently ranked #1 in the market with Adults 18-34. While continuing to host that successful program, he also hosts an afternoon show of the same name, which can be heard in several markets as well as XM Satellite Radio.
Kane received the 2009 FMQB "Morning Show of the Year" Award in the CHR category, and previously won a Radio Music Award for "CHR Air Personality of the Year" and A.I.R. Awards for "Best Evening Drive Show" and "Best New Talent."
Throughout his career, Kane has spoken to every major artist from Usher to Britney Spears, and 50 Cent to Mariah Carey. He also hosted his own television show.
Kane speaks regularly to elementary and middle schools about the importance of education and volunteers his time to various events throughout Washington, D.C. He's an accomplished artist and aviation enthusiast, and is finishing work on his pilot's license. Kane lives in Gaithersburg, Md., with his wife Natasha and daughter Samantha, along with two dogs and a cat.