This American Idol drama will never end, it seems! Randy Jackson will reportedly not be returning to the show this season – at least not as a judge.
Randy is out, but there's a 99% chance he'll be returning as a mentor during the season.
Another bit of news is that they are definitely adding a fourth judge to the table. Now that leaves three open spots, with Mariah Carey being the only new judge to have signed on the dotted line so far.
It seems like every singer under the sun’s name has been mentioned as a potential American Idol judge. From Nick Jonas to Diddy, everyone is “in talks” to fill that third seat. However, some of artists who have been approached to critique young hopefuls have turned down the gig.
Case in point? The punkish pop star Pink does NOT want to be giving advice to unknown singers trying to make it big. In fact, she’s turned down the opportunity to judge on both AI and X Factor because she thinks there are too many of these reality television talent shows on the air. She doesn’t want any part of it!
Another day brings another American Idol judge casting rumor. This time, we have none other than Kanye West in the running for one of the empty seats at the table.
Reportedly the big wigs contacted Kanye to see if they stood any chance of landing him, and according to TMZ, he’s intrigued. He’s not 100% sure if it’s his thing and then there’s the little issue of money. Kanye wants to be paid the same amount as Mariah Carey ($18 million for those of you who forgot that staggering figure already), if not more!
Mariah is stamping her feet and throwing a divatantrum over news reports yesterday all but confirming that Nicki Minaj is ready to sign on with the show. According to TMZ, Mariah was promised she’d be the only female judge and she’s now livid at the thought of Nicki joining her.
There are still a lot of unknowns about the upcoming season of AI. The show runners still don’t know if Randy Jackson is returning, who is filling the vacant seat(s) and they’re still tossing around the possibility of adding a fourth judge.
Hold tight, Mariah! Don’t huff off to your dressing room and pack up your Hello Kitty collection just yet! Things could change twelve more times this week!
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The former ‘American Idol’ judge (I still can’t believe she blew off that huge paycheck) was spotted out partying this weekend at Wet Republic and Pure nightclub with her pals.
Jennifer celebrated her world tour with a special appearance at Wet Republic at the MGM Grand in Vegas, accompanied by Casper Smart. Later that night she headed over to Pure nightclub inside Caesars Palace, joined by former DWTS contestant and Extra hostess,Maria Menounos.
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American Idol sure is milking this empty judge chair situation for all its worth! A new day, a new rumor surrounding who will be signed on in the last(?) remaining seat. Let’s recap the rumored judges so far: Brad Paisley, Nick Jonas, Pharrell, and P.Diddy. And I’m probably forgetting a few! If anything, it’s been a great way to bring publicity to each of the rumored musicians, as well as the show.
The latest news is that Nicki Minaj is just about to sign on the dotted line. Us Weekly claims to have two sources verifying that Nicki’s deal is a sure thing. “I’m not sure the deal is completely done yet, but yes, she is definitely doing it. A few more slight things to sign off on but it is happening.”
Mariah Carey and Nicki? I’m just not sure if there’s enough room for both egos at that table? Do you think she’s been ‘in the game’ long enough to be of value to the show?
There are some changes coming on some of your favorite reality shows. From Michael Phelps to P. Diddy, and NeNe Leakes to Kendra Bell, read on to find out what’s rumored to be happening on some of your guiltiest pleasures!
Whether you love her or hate her, you have to admit that Real Housewives of Atlanta’sNeNe Leakes knows how to manage her career. She turned her gig on RHOA to a guest starring spot on Glee, which in turn led to scoring a recurring role on an upcoming sitcom. Back when Kim Zolciak was filming Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding, there were rumors that NeNe was jealous for not getting her own spin-off. Well, it turns out she has had one in the works…I Dream of NeNe (amazing name, by the way). According to the Examiner, NeNe is the one who pulled the plug on the series because she felt at that time she wouldn’t be able to carry her own show. Apparently, NeNe did get a patent on the title, so the show could come to fruition in the future. Right now, she just wants to focus on her budding acting career. I guess good things do come to those who wait!
And now the real reasons come out regarding exiting American Idol judges. While Steven Tyler allegedly wasn’t asked back for next season, he’s not at all upset. In fact, Steven calls the show not his “cup of tea.”
Not that I’m surprised, but Steven has said that the show was basically just a paycheck that held him over while negotiating through the drama his Aerosmith band mates. Who knew American Idol could serve as just an interim distraction while he got his band back together?!