Monday, August 02, 2010

In American Idol news... (Part 2)

As covered by entertainment news programs over the course of the last few weeks in ascending order (oldest post first, newest post last).

July 20, 2010
"Extra's" Terri Seymour caught up with former "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul, who stepped out with Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi at VH1's "Do Something Awards." The judges' reunion sparked rumors of Paula possibly returning to "Idol" to take over for Simon Cowell. Read more @ Extra

July 21, 2010
The search for a new "American Idol" judge has been heating up, with the latest report saying that singer Chris Isaak might be up for Simon Cowell's vacated chair. Read more @ Extra

July 29, 2010
Sean “Diddy” Combs wants Simon Cowell’s job – but only if he gets the same paycheck.
The hip-hop mogul admitted on Wednesday’s episode of “Lopez Tonight” that he became interested in becoming Simon’s replacement on “American Idol” after he heard how much the British star made as a judge on the singing competition. Read more @ Access Hollywood
"Extra" has learned that daytime superstar Ellen DeGeneres is leaving "American Idol." Ellen released this statement on her website: "A couple months ago, I let FOX and the "American Idol" producers know that this didn't feel like the right fit for me..." Read more @ Extra or visit Ellen's twitter

July 30, 2010
So long Ellen DeGeneres. Hello Jennifer Lopez? J.Lo has been tapped as the newest judge on “American Idol,” according to various online reports. Deadline was the first to report the newest addition to the “Idol” judges’ table, noting that negotiations have been going on for over a month to bring Jennifer on board, after her manager, Benny Medina, initiated the meeting with “Idol” producers. The news broke just hours after Ellen announced she was leaving the hit FOX program after just one season as a judge. Read more @ Access Hollywood

It seems the "Idol" panel is in for a reboot. "America Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi has been fired from the FOX series, reports TMZ. Read more @ Extra

The paparazzi caught up with Steven Tyler, as he walked into a restaurant in L.A. See what the Aerosmith frontman had to say about all those "American Idol" judge rumors, courtesy of!  Read more @ Extra

What a day for "American Idol" news! Ellen DeGeneres is leaving, Kara DioGuardi has reportedly been axed, and now Jennifer Lopez's deal as an "American Idol" judge replacement is reportedly imminent. Read more @ Extra

With names like Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, Justin Timberlake, Elton John, Jessica Simpson and Harry Connick Jr. being considered to join lone holdover Randy Jackson on "American Idol," "Extra" and PopEater want to know who you'd pick! Read more @ Extra

The "American Idol" shakeup reportedly continues! According to TMZ and Deadline, Kara DioGuardi is the latest to leave the judge’s table. She has reportedly been fired from the hit FOX series. "Idol" will reportedly be returning to a three judge panel format with Randy Jackson, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez, TMZ reported. Read more @ Access Hollywood
Following Ellen DeGeneres' announcement on Thursday that she was leaving the judges' table on "American Idol," host Ryan Seacreast cleared up any confusion about her departure.
"Let’s start with the big news that happened yesterday," Ryan said Friday morning on "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" on LA’s KIIS FM. "Ellen has left the show…She decided to leave herself." Read more @ Access Hollywood

Nigel Lythgoe is keeping mum on his rumored return to “American Idol,” but one thing which the “So You Think You Can Dance” judge and executive producer is buzzing about is National Dance Day. Read more @ Access Hollywood

Paige Miles understands how difficult it was for Ellen DeGeneres to dole out criticism to "American Idol" contestants. "I know it was hard for her to be hard on us because she knows what it’s like to be on the other side, to be booed and to be cheered on to an encore," said Miles, who finished 11th last season on "Idol." Read more on CNN

Country singer Terri Clark posted this status update to Facebook at 9:24pm via Ellen is quitting American idol ??? I never knew she could sing!!!! (well said!:)

August 2, 2010
FOX Could End ‘American Idol’ Guessing Game. Here come the new judges on “American Idol,” maybe. With Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres out of FOX’s hit singing contest, the network could announce their replacements Monday to the Television Critics Association. The network is presenting its 2010-2011 shows to the association’s summer meeting in Beverly Hills. Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler were the reported front-runners for the vacancies. Meanwhile, the fate of judge Kara DioGuardi remained uncertain. Read more @ Access Hollywood

FOX has not yet announced who will be seated at the “American Idol” judge’s table next season, but Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler reportedly told his fans he has the job – “probably.” Read more @ Access Hollywood

No ‘Idol’ Action At FOX. Despite reports that Jennifer Lopez would be the newest “American Idol” judge, FOX Entertainment Chairman Peter Rice announced on Monday that nothing is set in stone. "There are no signed deals with anybody,” Rice told reporters at the Television Critics Association Summer Session in Beverly Hills on Monday. “There has been tremendous speculation." Read more @ Access Hollywood

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Entertainment Tonight
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