Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick Jr. are officially your new American Idol judges.
Keith was the only remaining judge from last year and J. Lo returned for a cool $15 million dollars after leaving the show before. Harry is the only real new judge.-DocFB
Diagnosis: They need a break out star this season or this show is done. Officially....
Adam Lambert was out and about in West Hollywood yesterday where he stopped to pump some gas.
We have a feeling his talents would be put to better use on the next season of "American Idol" pumping up contestants as a judge on the show that hasn't meant jack since he was on it.-DocFB
Diagnosis: U got 2 Pump It....
Adam Lambert strutted his stuff while leaving the Chateau Marmont last night. He also discussed about wanting to be a judge on "American Idol"..if they asked!
In a recent interview, Adam stated:
"Dude, if they called me, I'd be like, 'Yeah. Where do I sign?' It would be a really cool opportunity to help people coming into the show and to help them keep their vision focused because it does become overwhelming when you get in there and there's so many people telling you what they think you should do and your family, the producer, the judges, and all the other contestants that might be screwing with your head.
I think it might be nice as a judge to help people stay focused. It gets crazy and to help them reach their dreams -- it would be such a reward."
We won't be holding our breath for Adam to be a judge on the show....because it would make PERFECT sense! After last year, it is obvious they don't use sense to pick judges now do they?-DocFB
Diagnosis: Sometimes when you lose, you really win....
Mariah Carey has fired Randy Jackson as her manager as her and Randy will not be coming back to "American Idol" next season. Neither will Nicki Minaj or Keith Urban as well.
We are sure this season of American Idol did not help Randy retain his management services of Mariah, but she is blaming "hectic" schedules for the release of Randy.
Mariah already has new management, Red Light Management, who also manages Radiohead, Faith Hill, and Tim McGraw.-DocFB
Diagnosis: She will always be his baby....
Country music superstar Jason Aldeen was caught kissing with an American Idol contestant at The Den in Hollywood back in September last year. One problem; he was married!
Aldeen may not have to worry about that anymore as US Weekly is reporting that his wife Jessica Ussery has been separated from him since January.
The girl in question is former American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr who was touring with Aldeen when the making out session happened right at the front of The Den on Sunset back in September of last year.
Brittany stated very shortly after that she did not know that Aldeen was married.
When confronted with being with Kerr, Jason had this to say to the press: "It hasn't always been roses. We've been together for a long time and through a lot of things together. Those are things that most people get to deal with in private, but we didn't have the luxury of doing that."
Sigh. You didn't have the luxury because you cheated on your wife in PUBLIC, my man.
Jason's rep is asking for privacy:
"I can confirm that Jason and his wife are having problems, but there is nothing more to share at this time. It's a private family matter, and we hope everyone will respect that he would like to keep it that way."
Cheating sucks....but I have a feeling Kerr and Aldeen will have a LOT of new material for their next albums, respectively.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Country music in real life....
In case you didn't hear, Jennifer Hudson is joining the cast of the NBC show "Smash" where she joins former American Idol contestant Katharine McPhee on the show.
A preview of J. Hud performing an original song "I Can't Let Go" has just been released and the shows the pipes that she has big time.
The show returns for it's second season on Tuesday Feb. 5th, with Hudson debuting as a cast member.
The song is great and we cannot state how great she looks! Check out the performance above!-DocFB
Diagnosis: J. Hud reminds us of a old school Chaka Khan....
Mariah Carey took to Nightline with Barbara Walters to express her displeasure with Nicki Minaj's threats towards her. It appears that during promotion for Idol this week, things are still heated between the divas.
We are sure Mariah wishes that she would not have signed on to do "American Idol" til the other judges were named instead of signing the contract first. Sometimes, $18 million is not worth it when you are worth over a $100 million.
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Randy Jackson, Keith Urban, Ryan Seacrest, Mariah Carey, & Nicki Minaj remained united for a Hollywood Reporter story on the American Idol judges.
Seacrest stood between Mariah and Minaj who have not been getting along with each other during auditions and despite reports, we are sure producers are hoping for fireworks between the 2 judges instead of hoping for a talented top 10 finalists.
Jackson gave his usual rhetoric that there will be "at least 4 contestants" that will have big careers because of Idol. Urban spoke that he wants to help contestants get rid of the cheese around them to find the true musical talent they have. Yea, like ditching a cowboy hat, wearing tight open shirts, and marry a Hollywood actress.
Mariah talked about how Idol went about approaching her for the job. We wish someone would have asked if it would have been smarter to wait to see who the other judges were before signing on and if she had any regrets:
"I was on the fence about the whole thing. I got approached by all the shows. He [her husband, Nick Canon] said I should do it because it's the top, it's the cream of the crop. And I felt like, 'Do the show that's produced massive stars who have had major careers.' I know everyone's like, 'We can't have schmaltzy answers,' Well guess what? Some people still want to be inspired. Some people need to have that kind of validation and to feel like, if this person did it, then I can. And I do have one of those stories."
Minaj talked about why she was picked a judge and how she never pictured to be in the limelight like she is now. Ahem:
"[There's] a judgmental culture in hip-hop. Sometimes you are afraid of being too famous because it's almost, like, is that even cool? Being that accessible, someone you see on TV every week? I never pictured myself as that type of person. I'm still surprised that I decided to do it."
Aside from The Voice, ratings for the other singing shows have went down. With Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo leaving that show, it may be in the same boat. The shows rarely focus on the talent but more on the star of the judge.
Who can name the last winner of X Factor or the past 3 winners of Idol? Thought so.-DocFB
Diagnosis: The 12 Season of "American Idol" kicks off on January 16th.
Kelly Clarkson has lost over 30 pounds and in next month's issue of Cosmo, she reveals that she lost it for her man.
"I think that happens when you fall in love or date someone. If I'm going to be messing around, I gotta look good."
Kelly also talked about her work out routine and portion control:
"I was working with a trainer. You'd be amazed the amount of weight you can drop by halving your portions. I know it sounds crazy, but do it for two weeks and watch what happens.' I just cut back my portions, I stopped eating late at night, and I work out a little more than I used to, and I literally dropped 18 pounds in a month. I think it happens when you get really busy. But when I'm on my off-time -- girl, those 18 might come back!"
18 pounds in a month? That is a lot for a girl to lose in a month. Am I wrong?
Kelly also states that she is not obsessed with her weight:
"I'm willing to work a little bit because I want to be a healthy individual -- which I always have been. I've put on weight, but that's just what I'm happy with at that moment."
If anything, it seems the media and others have been worried more about her weight than she has been.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Congrats Kelly on the weight loss and your upcoming wedding!