God, I hope not. Scooter Braun looks like a dillweed of the highest degree, though I suppose you have to give him his due on exploiting a pre-teen to make millions and millions of bucks off him. Nothing like a grown man named Scooter, am I right? He’s also working with Carly Rae Jepsen and The Wanted now, so I guess he’s expanding his clientele and that makes him worthy of being a judge on American Idol… at least according to Jennifer Lopez (?????).
From US Weekly:
The insider tells Us that the 32-year-old talent manager has met with producers and returning judge Jennifer Lopez to discuss his possible role on the show. “Jennifer loves Scooter and feels he’d be an excellent choice,” the source says. “She would love him to be a judge.” (Sources confirmed to Us on Aug. 17 that the 44-year-old singer will be returning to the show after serving as a judge in 2011 and 2012. She will join Keith Urban, who has already signed on for a second consecutive year on Idol; Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and longtime judge Randy Jackson announced their departures earlier this year.)
The only possible problem? The insider tells Us that Braun would want to manage the American Idol winner, but creator Simon Fuller already has the job.
Well… that’s nice, I guess? Dr. Luke is also in the running to head to the panel, apparently, and while he would be AMAZING, I surely hope he has enough common sense not to board the Titanic, if you feel me.
Jennifer Lopez is finally putting all those American Idol rumors to rest. Or, actually, no, she’s not. It’s boyfriend Casper Smart who’s doing that for her. He may have said something he shouldn’t have. From TMZ:
Jennifer Lopez must sure think Casper Smart is cute, because upstairs there’s a vacancy — he just ruined her big announcement that she’s returning to “American Idol.”
Smart was promoting his new show — yes, anyone can — when he was asked if his GF was coming back to the struggling show. He dug deep and said, “Yes.”
Apparently Casper thought the cat was already out of the bag.
Whoooooops. Keith Urban is also returning. We know this because he got to announce it on Twitter and he did and it was the best day of his life.
Keith Urban managed to avoid the great Idol wipeout of 2013. Fox is asking him to come back for another season of American Idol. Yay? Keith Urban seems boring as hell to me. Anyone watching the show care that he’s coming back? I’m sincerely asking, I’ve maybe seen 5 minutes of footage of him in my life.
The official report from People:
On Thursday, Fox chairman Kevin Reilly confirmed Urban’s return, and regarding other judges [ahem Ms. Lopez] said, “most of what you’ve heard and read about has merit.”
Mr. Urban also tweeted, “Thrilled to be back on @AmericanIdol with my pal @RyanSeacrest and dying to know who the other judges will be!!!!” Whoa there buddy, careful with those exclamation marks.
People is also very confident that Jennifer Lopez will return as a judge, after skipping last season. Let’s not forget that she and Seacrest had a “secret meeting“, so it must be totally true.
American Idol is going through some major changes. Some of these changes include getting rid of pretty much everyone and getting new judges. Jennifer Hudson is a rumored choice, but the producers may be going back to an old favorite…Jennifer Lopez. How else to explain this ~~super secret~~ meeting between Ryan Seacrest and JLo?
RadarOnline has an exclusive:
Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Seacrest held what was supposed to be a top-secret meeting on Friday, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
The pair met up at an industry office building in Beverly Hills, an eyewitness tells us.
“J.Lo was driven there by her regular driver. Ryan arrived simultaneously, and didn’t look happy to have been spotted,” the source says.
As RadarOnline.com has been exclusively reporting, Lopez is in discussions to return to the American Idol judges desk next season.
Her meeting with Seacrest may mean negotiations have reached the next level.
Psh, “supposed to be a top-secret meeting” and “[Ryan] didn’t look happy to have been spotted” my ass. These bitches know what they’re doing.
I’m pretty sure though that getting the two Idol Jennifers onboard isn’t going to do much for their dying ratings. Maybe get Aniston in there. Do an all-Jennifer panel. Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Coolidge, Jennifer Tilly, Jennifer Connelly, Jennifer Esposito, Jennifer Grey, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jennifer Morrison…but NOT Ginnifer Goodwin. She doesn’t count. She is a traitor to all Jennifers.
American Idol is a shit show that should have thrown in the towel a few seasons back, but you know what they say: the show must go on… and on and on and on, even when people stop watching it. In any case, there’s been lots of talk about the judges panel and Idol producers wanting to clean house to bring an all-alum table, but until now there was no confirmation. You know, besides the ink on Jennifer Hudson‘s contract nearly drying already.
Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have both confirmed what we already knew: neither of them are coming back. In true Mariah fashion, she released a statement through her PR saying that she was leaving the show to embark on a world tour – not because she got sacked when Idol realised she wasn’t worth the $16 mil or whatever she got last season. Nicki’s also leaving to “focus on the music”, which is bullshit because if they’d have offered to extend her contract, there’s no doubt in my mind she’d still be sat at that table sipping on that Coca Cola next season, but whatever.
No word yet on Keith Urban’s fate, but I think we all know where it’s headed.
We all know that American Idol is cleaning house when it comes to the judges and are thinking of having an all-alum panel next year. Jennifer Hudson is most likely going to be sipping away at her Diet Coke at the table, but Kelly Clarkson was also rumoured to be close to signing a deal to join the rapidly sinking ship that is Idol. Thankfully, that’s not happening now.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Despite rampant rumors, a rep for Kelly Clarkson tells The Hollywood Reporter that the American Idol winner will not be judging season 13 of the Fox show.
It was reported by New York Magazine’s Vulture blog on Wednesday that series producers are considering an all alumnae panel for next year’s competition, after seeing a double digit drop in viewership for season 12, which was judged by expensive music celebrities Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, in addition to Randy Jackson and Keith Urban. E! later reported that a three-judge table made up of alums is “95% there” and featured images of Clarkson, Clay Aiken and Jennifer Hudson.
Wait, so Aiken is joining the panel? Well, I bet his stalker will be pleased about that. Also, I’m glad Kelly managed to… *pulls off sunglasses* break away from this shit show.
Rumour on the street is that Jennifer Hudson may be heading to American Idol next season to replace either Nicki Minaj or Mariah Carey. Which one doesn’t matter since both of them are probably getting the boot, but whatever. If you remember, Jennifer came in 8th place or something a few seasons back and has gone on to star in and get an Oscar for Dreamgirls and lose a lot of weight. She also had a few good tracks – ‘Spotlight’ was my shit back in the day, to be honest – but generally, that’s about all she’s notable for in my mind.
Well, that was fast: Barely a day after Vulture broke the news that Fox was mulling an all-alumni panel of judges for American Idol, with Jennifer Hudson among the names being discussed, there may already be some movement on that front. There’s buzz around Hollywood that Hudson and Fox may have already started talks about her joining the show; one source tells us the deal is essentially “done.” As always, Fox won’t comment. And buzz even from people familiar with the situation does not always lead to deals, as we noted yesterday. But the idea of Idol alumni as judges may not be a dream after all.
If we’re going for an all-alumni panel, why not bring back Carrie Underwood (if she would even lower herself down onto this sinking ship at this point, that is)? The best they’ll probably get is like, Ace Young or Alison Iraheta. Yes, I’m a sicko and I know these people’s names. WHATEVER.
Anyway, producers better make sure JHud’s cup is filled with DIET Coke. Don’t make homegirl lose her Weight Watchers endorsement deal, now.