Posts Tagged ‘Randy Jackson’
Does anyone really care about American Idol anymore? The rumors are fun but I haven’t watch the show since Tim Halperin’s (or Scotty McCreery if you consider him the big winner) season. Other fans were still on board but I think most jumped ship last season, thanks to Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj.
My fav rumor from this season is that Diddy backed out of the show after he found out that they were bringing back his ex, Jennifer Lopez. He said it’s either her or me.. and they went for J.Lo. Must have hurt his pride to be rejected by J.Lo and Idol!
Dr. Who? Exactly. No one really knows him but he’s had more than 20 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, including Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone”, Flo Rida’s “Right Round”, Katy Perry’s “California Girls” and Kesha’s “Tik Tok”, among others.
And he’s pictureless.. Or at least outside of my reach. Silly rules. Check out his mug HERE.
So Dr. Luke joins the judging panel alongside J.Lo and Keith Urban. No word if they are signing on a 4th judge.
And fear not Randy Jackson fans (fan?).. He’s coming back as a mentor.
Are you in for this season of American Idol? Or are you gonna skip out on the show once again?
Diddy, or Puffy (that’s what he was known as back when he was dating Jenny from the block), was close to joining the judging panel on American Idol.. at least until she came along. He pretty much gave Idol an ultimatum, it’s me or her, and they chose J.Lo.
J.Lo was the main reason but not the only one for him passing on the gig though. He also has some bad history with her manager Benny Medina. Benny used to manage Diddy but they parted ways several years ago and Puff didn’t desire going to a work filled with his exes.
There is another guy that J.Lo has her eyes on for Idol.. She wants Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun to join the show. He’s already met with the producers and Jennifer, and she’s gunning for him to become the 3rd judge. She feels he’s an “excellent choice” and will work well beside her and Keith Urban.
And Randy Jackson… They might have fired him but he’s still going to be hanging around the show. He’s going to be Jimmy Iovine’s replacement as an in-house mentor.
Any of this give you a good reason to tune in?
Now they are seeing the error of their ways and might be giving Jennifer Lopez the fat paycheck that she was asking for all along. She was making $15mil and asked to be bumped up to $17 million. They rejected that but then turned around and paid Mariah $18mil. I guess they thought that she would be a bigger deal than J.Lo but she ended up being just an overpaid diva that bickered with Nicki.
Idol thought about doing a big switch up mid-season. They considered trading out Mariah for J.Lo but had to halt those plans once Mariah heard the rumors and threatened to sue.
Well maybe they are going back to the original plan of bringing back J.Lo to save the show. She had a top secret meeting with Ryan Seacrest on Friday. They met up at an office building in Beverly Hills and didn’t seem too happy that they were spotted together.
Everyone is assuming that they were discussing her return to American Idol.
Now there are also rumors that they are thinking about bringing back former contestants. Carrie Underwood admitted that she was never invited to be a judge (Whaaatttt? She would have been my first call! Maybe that’s why Nigel was canned) but it’s rumored that Jennifer Hudson is on the verge of signing her Idol deal.
Would you watch Idol if Jennifer Lopez returned? What if they brought on the double Jen duo, Lopez and Hudson?
Almost everybody has “quit” American Idol… but there is one lone survivor as of now.
Ok we know that they were all given the boot due to record low ratings but let’s just go with what they are saying.. They all quit.
Randy Jackson was the first one to politely quit the Idol gig after 12 seasons.
Then yesterday, the diva Mariah Carey retweeted a statement from her publicist, saying that she would not be returning for another season. I think she wanted to give the announcement before Fox could.. No one fires the diva!
The tweet said, “W/ global success of “#Beautiful” (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol.”
Fox later released a gushing statement, praising her for her wisdom and experience and said that she will always remain an “inspiration to Idol hopefuls for many seasons to come.”
Next up to quit the show was Nicki Minaj. She tweeted, “Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn’t trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!”
Fox then thanked her for her “level of honesty and passion” that she brought to Idol and said that they understand her decision. They left out the “thank you for not killing Mariah Carey” part though.
So the only one who remains is Keith Urban… but he’s expected to get the Idol send off too. Rumor is they are gunning for ex Idol contestants like Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, maybe Adam Lambert. And they would probably like to throw Jennifer Lopez somewhere in the mix if they could afford her.
It was announced last week that Randy Jackson is quitting Idol after 12 years but likely, they were just in a good position to fire him this year. They tried to get rid of the dawg last year but he managed to squeeze another season and paycheck out of them, likely because he helped get Mariah Carey on board.. He’s been Mariah’s manager since the beginning and she’s probably the reason he was still here for this season. But it’s rumored that she fired him as her manager as well. Randy’s just getting the pink slip from everybody!
But it’s not only Randy who’s getting the Idol boot.. Everyone else is getting axed too.
Due to the exceptionally low ratings, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Keith Urban will all be out with Randy at the end of this season. The official announcement will be made soon.