Paula Abdul’s “American Idol “ contract may have expired last season, but that doesn’t mean she’ll be leaving the singing competition any time soon.
“I’ve been invited to stay the duration of the show, however long it lasts,” Abdul told the Associated Press. She continued by saying the invitation to come back on the show is subject to agreement.
As usual, it seems like one guy knew the chances of Abdul returning to “Idol” were great. Back in May, Simon Cowell told Ellen Degeneres, “Everyone’s going to be back. Absolutely.”
MTV has announced their hit show “The Hills” will return for another season later this year without Lauren Conrad, its original star.
“MTV viewers will find out life in Los Angeles only gets more complicated as friendships, relationships and loyalties are tested like never before as ‘The Hills’ returns this fall with more episodes of season five,” read a press release from the network to MTV News.
According to MTV, Audrina Patridge, Stephanie Pratt, Lo Bosworth, Brody Jenner and Justin Bobby will be back for the new season.
David Letterman will return to late night television very soon – and, he’ll have writers!
The 60-year-old host owns his show, as well as being the producer. So Letterman was able to arrange his own contract with the Writer’s Guild of America, which is still on strike. Letterman is also a card-carrying WGA member.
“Late Night With David Letterman” will be the only talk show that has the luxury of staff writers. It is expected that NBC will soon announce the writer-less return of Conan O’Brien and Jay Leno’s shows in January.
Letterman also made waves by being the first of his late night cohorts to pay his staff out of his own pocket during the WGA strike.