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Jennifer Lopez Very Close To American Idol Return

Jennifer Lopez Very Close To American Idol Return

It appears that Jennifer Lopez is super close to returning to the judge’s table for the upcoming season of American Idol. Are you excited?!?

A source said that J-Lo is “very close to signing a deal with Fox to return to American Idol next season.”

People magazine reports:

“Both Fox and Jennifer are very happy about this and want it to happen very much,” the source adds.

As for recent reports that Lopez was shunned by The Voice as a judge and a performer, the source says the rumors are false.

“Jennifer never had discussions with NBC about being a judge,” the source explains. “She was approached by NBC about performing but had to turn it down because of scheduling conflicts.”

As for why Lopez is returning for a third season, the source says: “She couldn’t return last year because she had committed to a world tour. But now that the tour is over, she has more time to raise her family, do movies and pursue television projects.”

Did you like J-Lo on the show? Share your thoughts below!

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Posted Thursday, August 1st, 2013 at 2:14pm
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American Idol Has Lowest Finale Ratings EVER

Not even a performance by diva Jennifer Lopez and a shocking finale win can bring back viewership for the ‘ol American Idol, it seems!

Last night’s show had the lowest ratings the program has seen in the history of its finales (and yes, they’ve had 12 of them). In fact, it was down a whopping 47% in preliminary ratings from last year’s finale.

So, half the people decided they had better things to watch. And not overall, JUST from last season’s finale! Yikes.

This is not a good sign for the benchmark reality show, and it kinda goes to show that these programs really do have a shelf life, despite being at one time SUPER popular.  The producers will have to do something really awe-inspiring for next season if they want the show to last!

What do you think American Idol will do to keep their precious viewership?

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Posted Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 3:15pm
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American Idol is getting ALL new judges!

“American Idol” is reportedly getting new judges and a big makeover for Season 13.

According to sources, Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban are all getting pink slips! “All four are gone,” a source told TheWrap. “They feel they’ve lost their core audience and they want it back.”

Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe will also reportedly be shown the door as part of an effort to reinvigorate the series that’s struggling in the ratings department. The rumored makeover also includes getting rid of dated themed-nights — sorry, Burt Bacharach — in an effort to attract a younger audience. The dated themes and stale format have been complaints of current “Idol” critics this season as the show has fallen to new ratings lows and is often bested by “The Big Bang Theory” and “Modern Family.” NBC’s “The Voice” has also dethroned the series in the singing competition category.

The dismissal of current judges has been rumored over the last couple of weeks. There was a report that “Idol” had attempted to replace Carey with former judge Jennifer Lopez and soon after, another report stating Minaj will likely be shown the door. Carey’s husband Nick Cannon also hinted at Carey’s future exit.

“In the book of Mariah Carey, ‘American Idol’ will be a footnote,” Cannon said.



Posted Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 3:15pm
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American Idol Ratings Hit All-Time Low

This Wednesday, American Idol had some BAD news!

Some shows have a successful run, and then need to think about calling it quits,  American Idol, which has been one of the most successful reality shows in history, may have to think about its future.

Deadline reports:

On Fox’s American Idol (3.0/9), it was Rock Night with the remaining finalists belting out Rolling Stones, Queen and Bon Jovi songs among others. Coming off last week’s all-time Wednesday low, the live two-hour show again hit a new Wednesday low in the adults 18-49 demographic. However, as Idol tends to see upward movement in its final numbers, the low might not hold. Last night’s Idol dipped 3% from last week’s fast nationals result and 6% from the final numbers. With 11.48 million watching, Idol also dipped to its smallest Wednesday audience since August 7, 2002, during its first season.

Uh oh, Idol.

With new shows like How To Live With Your Parents For The Rest of Your Life and old hits like Modern Family, how will this reality staple fare? Hard to say, but keep watching (or not, just read about it, because the rest of America doesn’t seem to be watching Idol these days!).

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Posted Thursday, April 4th, 2013 at 1:13pm
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Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young Have Engagement Photos

After becoming engaged on-air last May, Idol alumni Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young have taken their engagement photos!

And yes, they’re everything you thought they were- lots of makeup, corny poses and toothy smiles! Wohoo!

The couple had the photos shot in Los Angeles’s Laurel Canyon neighborhood, and are delighted with the results (as am I).  Here’s a little history of these two lovebirds, via People Magazine:

Season 5 heartthrob Young, 32, and season 3′s runner-up DeGarmo, 25, met in the spring of 2010 when both signed on to costar in the Tony-winning Broadway revival of the musical Hair. According to DeGarmo, they became “best friends” during the run of the show, and soon started dating.

After Hair, they continued to work together. “Ace and I are hosting our own show on Hallmark Movie Channel, called Planet 360,” DeGarmo tells People. “It’s a weekly behind-the-scenes pop culture news show. It’s entertainment from all angles.”

“On our first show,” says Young, “we interviewed Don Cheadle and the rest of the cast of House of Lies on set in Las Vegas.”

But their excitement about their professional life pales in comparison to that about their upcoming wedding – which they plan for L.A. this June, having hired wedding planner Renee Strauss to handle many of the details.

“We have been having a blast planning our wedding and working together,” says Young, while DeGarmo adds, “There are so many details and lots of things to do, but Ace and I are having so much fun planning it together.”

So, the question is- are you fan of this couple? I find them corny, but lots of people seem to be rooting for them and their post-Idol empire.  See their photos HERE and give us your feedback!

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Posted Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 at 4:16pm
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