You can tell Adam Levine is serious about good music when he helps launch singers to stardom as a judge on “The Voice.”
But what happens when he takes the judging a bit too far? Acting as a super-demanding celebrity (we really doubt he is), it takes him a while to decide on a proper meal.
His decision at the end? A bottle of tequila and a tattoo gun.
Now that’s the type of decision I’d be down for
It’s confirmed! Jennifer Lopez is out and Mariah Carey is in.
Kevin Reilly announced today that Carey will be the new judge for season 12 of American Idol at the TV Critics Association Summer Press tour in Beverly Hills. That means there will be one less DIVA available to judge a singing competition.
“I’m so excited to be joining ‘Idol.’ I wanted to be there today and I wish I could’ve been there myself to tell you,” Carey said via phone after Reilly called her on speaker. “It happened really quickly. I can’t wait to get started in a couple months. Everybody have a great TCA and I will see you in January.”
Rumours are already swirling about whether Carey will be a handful. According to TMZ, sources said Carey was a nightmare to work with when she was a guest judge in 2008.
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After months of speculation, Jennifer Lopez is officially leaving ‘American Idol.’
Chatting with host Ryan Seacrest during his radio show on Friday,the singer, who served as a judge for Seasons 10 and 11, confirmed her departure just after fellow judge’s Steven Tyler’s announcement that he too, would be leaving the show as well.
“I really was dreading this phone call with you,” she told him. “I honestly feel like the time has come that I have to get back to doing the other things that I do that I’ve put kind of on hold because I love Idol so much.”
Lopez then continued by explaining how busy her life is and the many opportunities she still has. And seeing that she is also a mother of twins, she added, “Something has to give and that’s where I am right now.”
But fans of Lopez shouldn’t fret. While she may not be coming back, she tells Seacrest she’s always going to support the show.
“No matter what you guys need over there, I am always going to be there,” she said. “I don’t know if I can be there every single day, all the time, the way we’ve been doing it the past two years.”
While it’s sad to see her leave. JLo is a businesswoman and has other responsibilities.
That being said, who do you think should replace her on Idol?
As Fox gears up for Season 12 of American Idol, there’s lots of talk and speculation about who the new judge will be and who will be replaced.
Top speculations started off with fan fave and Idol alum, Adam Lambert who seems to be the perfect pick in my eyes. Not only does he have mad vocal skills, killer style and a very honest personality, he was also the runner up to Kris Allen on Season 8 and has a clear vision of what it was once like.
In a statement Adam responds, “Idol has an amazing history of introducing great musical talent, and I was very fortunate to have had the Idol stage play a big part in my career,” Lambert says. “If Idol wants to talk to me about judging, I’d be more than flattered to have that conversation.”
Miley Cyrus or Katy Perry would bring in the younger, modern crowd while Will.I.Am (who has been a past mentor on the show) and Fergie know everything there is to know about making catchy hits, both members of the popular band, The Black Eyed Peas.
With new competing shows such as Fox’s X-Factor and NBC’s The Voice, it would actually be refreshing to see someone new judging these upcoming singers and not have to hear the same feedback over and over. No offence dawg, I mean Randy Jackson. Let us know who’s your vote?
As “America’s Got Talent” gears up for its seventh season, Howard Stern, the King of all media, is hired on as a judge to replace Piers Morgan.
If you’re a big fan of the outspoken radio DJ, don’t fret. Production for the televised talent show will be moved to New York City, so Stern can continue on with his Sirius/XM radio show, BuzzFeed reports.
I have to admit, I find “America’s Got Talent” extremely corny and boring but now that Stern is on board, his larger-than-life personality will definitely make things more entertaining to watch. I’d be curious to hear him speak his mind to a family of baby jugglers from Oklahoma.
The New York Post writes the shock jock allegedly requested $20 million dollars for his new job. Being a judge is no joke, Stern tells his listeners.
“I take judging very seriously. In order to up my credibility, I will wear a suit,” he jokes.
In this video below, you can watch the cocky Howard talk about how he looks forward to the show, especially to “judge these lunatics”.
No word yet on whether or not anyone’s replacing the snooze-fest of a host that is Nick Cannon.
As we reported earlier in the month, Lindsay hasn’t been looking her best. We described her appearance as “malnourished pale complexion, her frail, meth-ridden body and a smile that could scar young children for life.”
Luckily, Lindsay has taken our comments (among others) to heart and got some work done on her choppers. Lindsay took a visit to the dentist yesterday where she got a complete overhaul on her now pearly whites. She posted a picture to her Twitter page after the visit. Lindsay will be reappearing in front of a Judge on Wednesday, so it’s probably best that she looks her best.
Do you agree that Lindsay looks miles better with her teeth all fixed up?
Upset by the probation department’s decision to side with Lindsay Lohan, the judge presiding over the case has decided to throw her weight around.
Lindsay’s dismissal from the battered women’s shelter must have really set her off because Judge Stephanie Sautner’s latest decision is reminiscent of a scene out of Mean Girls. According to our friends over at TMZ:
Judge Stephanie Sautner contacted Probation officials and told them to immediately yank Lindsay from her current community service assignment with the Red Cross. We’re told Judge Sautner ordered the Probation people to immediately assign Lindsay to morgue duty.
Basically, Lindsay will be mopping up corpse juices and taking in all the sights and smells that one can expect from a morgue. Nothing against “hard justice”, but can we just send the poor girl to jail instead? At least in the big house she’ll have to sober up and the only thing she can steal is an extra bar of soap.
Either way, this is getting seriously catty and I love it! They say the only way to recover from addiction is to hit rock bottom and for some reason, even though she’s scraping dead hobo goop off the floor, I don’t think this is Lindsay’s rock bottom. Herbie: Fully Loaded was.
The concept of the show is judges bring on guests to help them decide which contestants to mentor. Antonio “L.A.” Reid has decided to use Rihanna.
Rihanna is apparently very excited reports TMZ. She worked on the U.K. finale last year and loved it.
“I am delighted to say that all three judges, along with the brilliant host of ‘American Idol’ [Ryan Seacrest], is back for the next season,” Lythgoe said Wednesday morning on Seacrest’s radio show, “On Air with Ryan Seacrest.” Lythgoe said all three will be back on the road soon to participate in season 11 auditions.
Lopez has not made a statement as of yet. We are wondering if she was able to get the $20 Million she was asking for.
Well the speculation can now come to an end – Jennifer Lopez is going to be back on American Idol, reports MSNBC. Sources say JLO will announce she has a deal for another season.
For a while, it looked like Lopez would not be returning to the show. In an interview last month with the BBC, she said “I had an amazing time doing it and I loved it, but I have a lot other things happening, and it’s going to come down to me making a choice of what I want to do for the next year and we’re not really at the breaking point of ‘You have to make a decision right now!’ I’m just really enjoying the time of just waiting and seeing.”
Potential replacements for Lopez included Shakira and Shania Twain. We would have loved to see Shakira, but oh well.
People are keeping closed lip about the return. Fox News asked Tyler about his return, and he said, ”We’re in negotiations”, and would not comment further.
Jennifer Lopez was also questioned recently about whether she will stay for another season, “I haven’t been forced to make a decision and I’m glad about that because, honestly, I’m very on the fence about it… I had an amazing time doing it and I loved it, but I have a lot of other things happening.”
We aren’t the biggest AI fans, but from what we saw last season, Steven Tyler does add some massive credibility to the show. JLO, we really don’t care either way. However Shakira would be a great replacement!
Here’s a question – is Gaga the right person to be judging dancing? If it was a singing competition we can understand, but dancing is another story. And isn’t Gaga notorious for having some spills on stage here and there?
Isn’t Gaga judging a dancer like asking Lindsay Lohan to walk a straight line? Both are not experts in those given fields.
Christina Aguilera is the top paid judge of ‘The Voice,’ reports CTV.
The singer reportedly earns $225,000 per episode, compared to the $75,000 that Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton make.
That means that NBC is spending $450,000 on the judges alone, not including production or advertising costs. A little crazy, if you ask me!
The show has been a big success, though, pulling in over 10 million viewers per episode. I’m sure they are making the money back somewhere.
The winner of the show will get a $100,000 recording contact.
This proves my theory that being a reality singing show judge is the best thing you can do for your career. I mean, nobody remembers Aguilera flubbing the national anthem or getting a DUI – they all see her as a rich, successful TV judge now. Smart move.
‘Destiny Child’ member and solo singer Kelly Rowland has officially signed on to join the judges panel for the UK’s ‘X Factor,’ reports Perez Hilton.
In its eighth season, Rowland will join fellow judges Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos, and Louis Walsh.
In a statement, Rowland said: “I am so excited to join The X Factor UK and be able to spend time in one of my favourite places in the world. The music coming out of the UK right now is incredible with artists like Adele, Jessie J and James Blake, so I’m confident this season of The X Factor will give me opportunity to hear a few diamonds in the rough.”
“Being a judge is never easy, but I promise to be as sternly honest as I can and also encourage everyone who crosses the stage. I can’t wait to meet the world’s next superstar!”
I wonder what Cheryl Cole will do with her time now that she is not returning to the UK version. Cole was set to be a judge on the US version, but was replaced with Nicole Scherzinger due to American audiences not being able to ‘understand her.’ And now, there are no spots for Cole to return to on the UK version. Talk about a tough week.
Lindsay Lohan has obtained a restraining order against an alleged stalker, reports TMZ.
The stalker has been so aggressive that Lohan fears he could commit sexual assault against her. The temporary restraining order was issued against David Cocordan, who Lohan claims has been harassing and stalking her for 2 years.
According to her declaration, Lohan claims Cocordan’s conduct has escalated over the last 4 weeks. He has come to her home at least 3 times, followed her to public appearances and sent her more than a hundred text messages as well as phone calls.
Cocordan reportedly sent a text message on May 5 saying, “F**king n sucking wit u kkk i need it more thn.” Lindsay says in her declaration, “I am afraid that this text message shows that Mr. Cocordan intends to sexually assault me.”
LAPD’s Threat Management Department believes Cocordan has mental issues and is schizophrenic. Lindsay says she fears for her personal safety, and the judge ordered the man to stay clear of her and have no communication.
Great news for her – it’s about time the man be ordered to stay away. It’s kind of scary that it took 2 years of stalking for this man to be ordered away, though. You think she could have got a restraining order faster.
Lindsay Lohan has been ordered to undergo psychological counselling, reports CTV.
The troubled actress has also been sentenced to three years probation, attend The Shoplifter’s Alternative program, pay fines of $180 and stay away from jeweller Kanofie and Co. after pleading no contest to stealing a necklace from the store.
Lohan didn’t appear in court this morning for the sentencing.
Last month, Lohan was deemed to have breached the terms of her 2007 probation, which was set following a driving under the influence conviction, because of the theft charges. She was sentenced to 480 hours of community service and 120 days jail, for which she must turn herself in on June 17.
The 24-year-old star, who began her community service last week, has made an application to serve the jail term under house arrest, a move which is expected to be approved.
“I’ve made a lot of poor decisions in the past and I’m dealing with the consequences of those decisions, so there were times when I was concerned but I’m a fighter and I know that I have a lot of work to do to gain the respect back and I’m willing to do the work that I have to do to be an actress,” said Lohan in an interview.
Hopefully this is the last time she goes through this. She got really lucky this time around, and I’m rooting for her to finally, finally, get back on track.
An Atlanta woman is suing music producer Jermaine Dupri over missed child support payments, reports Billboard.
After a judge recently ordered him to pay her, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Margaret Dorsey told the Grammy-winning producer in March to pay $2,500 a month and an additional $7,500 to Sarai Jones, based on the results of a paternity test.
Jones’ attorney, Randy Kessler, said Jones hopes that she and Dupri “can work together to co-parent their beautiful baby girl,” who is 7 months old.
Dupri’s lawyer, James Kane, declined to comment.
The lawsuit was filed at a time when Dupri is facing financial troubles. His mansion was up for foreclosure and set to be auctioned last week, but the sale was canceled at the last minute. WSB-TV obtained records from the Georgia Department of Revenue, saying that Dupri owes the state more than $493,000 in back taxes for 2007.
Based off his 2006 income, Forbes.com said Dupri was one of hip-hop’s top earners, taking home $12 million. Dupri has produced hits for artists including Usher and Mariah Carey, and had a seven-year relationship with Janet Jackson that ended a couple years ago.
Shame, must be rough for him. I don’t know where all his money went, but he better start gathering some pronto because this is no joke. If you don’t wear the glove, you have to deal with the consequences.
Former ‘Desperate Housewives’ star Nicollette Sheridan is taking the ‘Housewives’ creator to court, reports E Online.
A Los Angeles Judge has given the go-ahead for the ex-star’s $20 million lawsuit against creator Marc Cherry to proceed to trial. Why is Sheridan taking Cherry to court, you ask? Sheridan sites ‘wrongful termination and assault’ for the lawsuit, claiming Cherry smacked her in the face while on set and then arranged to have her fired when she complained. Talk about harsh.
“It is clear to the court that this is something that needs to go to a jury,” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Allen announced at a hearing yesterday.
Sheridan, who had not appeared at any of the other proceedings in the case, did turn up for the session.
“I’m very happy that I am being treated fairly,” she told reporters outside the courtroom.
The actress, whose character on the hit ABC series met a shocking end (literally, she was electrocuted and killed off), filed her complaint against Cherry a year ago. Sheridan claims that the creator wrongly fired her after she reported to network bosses an incident of assault by Cherry in 2008.
However, last June (after her former costars pledged to support Cherry’s version of events), the actress backed off the abuse claims, filing an amended suit. Sheridan then changed her tune, alleging that the altercation didn’t involve a whack but rather “a light tap on the side of the head.”
But now, she’s going back to her main story. Something about this seems fishy – she just can’t make up her mind about what happened. Maybe the slap across the head caused memory loss.
ABC investigated her allegations, including her assertion that Cherry “took her aside and forcefully hit her with his hand across her face and head,” but determined they were “of no merit.”
Now it’s up to a jury to sort it all out. The trial is set to kick off on June 8.
The court date over the infamous stolen necklace did not go well at all. In fact, Lohan was sentenced to 120 days in jail for violating her probation. Mugshot, prison cells, orange jumpsuit… Deja Vu, much?
Judge Stephanie Sautner has also sentenced Lohan to 480 hours of community service. But it gets better: 360 of those hours must be completed at the Downtown Women’s Center, so that Lindsay can see how needy women have to live. The remaining 120 hours will be served at the L.A. County morgue. Tough? Yes. But does she need to be taught the hard way? You bet.
Lohan was taken into custody on Friday afternoon and taken to the basement of the courthouse for booking. Lindsay’s lawyer will immediately file an appeal, which would allow her to post bond, since the case involves a misdemeanor violation.
Judge Sautner explained that Lindsay should have called the jewelry store and notified the owners about the “missing” necklace sooner. Instead, Lohan waited several weeks and returned the necklace after learning that the cops were about to raid her house.
Sautner was said to be influenced by the surveillance video, which she saw for the first time in court on Friday. Sautner also agreed with prosecutor Danette Meyers, who argued Lohan used her friend Patrick as a decoy to distract the clerk.
I feel bad, but hopefully these repeated jail stints will somewhat cause her to get on the better path. Girl needs to be taught.
DailyMail is reporting that over 18,000 people tuned out to the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena.
A show insider is quoted saying, “The scenes down here are crazy. There are around 18,000 people here and the numbers are growing by the second. There’s gridlock on the freeways into the venue, its absolute chaos. These auditions are going to be going on well into the night — there are a lot of people to get through.”
Of course 18,000 people showed up for the auditions as an opportunity to show off their artistic talents. Well that, plus if they win, they will receive a$5 Million record deal from Sony Music plus a huge plethora of endorsement deals.
So good luck!