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Fox: A lot of passion, disagreements within new 'American Idol' team

CORRECTS DAY AND DATE - Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj from "American Idol" attend the Fox Winter TCA Tour at the Langham Huntington Hotel on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)
January 08, 2013 - 11:50 AM

PASADENA, Calif. - Five minutes into their season-opening news conference and the new team at "American Idol" were having their first disagreement — about their disagreements.

Asked Tuesday whether a supposed feud between new judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj was a publicity stunt, Fox network executive Mike Darnell said it was authentic. He said there was a lot of passion within the group, which also includes country star Keith Urban and returning judge Randy Jackson. He said there were also a lot of disagreements.

Carey, however, called the story "some trumped-up thing."

Minaj later called Carey one of her favourite all-time artists who has shaped a generation of singers.

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