AEG Entertainment has cut all ties to Randy Phillips. They fired him. No thank you for your services. No what will be happening with him or anything. A year after signing a 5 year contract, he has been let go.
Deadline broke the story earlier today.
Randy Phillips first signed with AEG back in 2002. Jay Marciano who was COO is now chairman and will be running the company with Paul Tollett, John Meglen, Shawn Trell and Rick Mueller.
AEG is the world's number 2 concert promoter behind Live Nation.
It is pretty safe to assume that because of the Michael Jackson wrongful death lawsuit and bumping heads with top artists that are now with Live Nation mostly caused Phillips firing. They stood by him during the trial but now that it is past, it is time to move up, and move on.-DocFB
Diagnosis: We have a feeling top artists with Live Nation might be getting a little bit more money if they use AEG on their next tour.
A week before her album is released, Lady Gaga has fired her manager. Her former manager is stating that they parted ways. So in other words, fired.
Troy Carter was there when Gaga launched her career and saw her career explode. We wonder how soon until Carter files a lawsuit against Gaga.
In other Gaga related news, she will be hosting and performing on the November 16th. This is Gaga's 3rd time on the show but the first hosting.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Justin Timberlake parted ways with his PR team right before the release of the first "20/20 Experience" right?
It appears it was more than just a break as Bon Jovi has announced the firing of Richie Sambora from the band.
Us Weekly confirmed Sambora's firing yesterday but the band remains mum on the situation as does Richie.
Richie has not posted anything official about being out of the band yet or released an official statement regarding his firing of a band he has been a part of for 30 years.
Although there is confirmation of the split, they are not saying he has been fired or that he has left, but he is no longer with the band. Odd, right?
Sambora has not performed with the band since at least April 3rd.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Bon Jovi is not Bon Jovi without Sambora.....
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....
Paula Abdul announced on her Twitter page that she is leaving American Idol as they could not come to an agreement on her contract with Idol.
Paula had this to say on her official Twitter page.
With sadness in my heart, I’ve decided not to return to #IDOL. I’ll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all..Cont'd…
I’ll miss nurturing all the new talent,but most of all being a part of a show that I helped from day1become an international phenomenon.
What I want to say most, is how much I appreciate the undying support and enormous love that you have showered upon me
It truly has been breathtaking, especially over the past month
I do without any doubt have the BEST fans in the entire world and I love you all
That is some crazyness right there. They brought on the new chick last year n throw Ryan Seacrest a boatload of money. You knew that Abdul would not take a paycut. Wonder if this will effect the chemistry of the show.-Dr.FB
After 33 years on the job, Liz Smith was fired by the NY Post. Her last column will appear on Thursday.-Dr.FB