If you’ve been wondering which of the three judges on “American Idol” would be returning for next season, then this little nugget is for you. According to reports, Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. will all be returning for season fourteen.
Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. will return to the American Idol judges table next season, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
Dubbed “the New Dream Team” last fall, the trio have had a “fantastic” experience on the reality competition, says the source.
“They like and respect each other a lot. What you see on camera is exactly what you get when they’re off – fun, playful but they all take this job very seriously.”
Did you expect one of them to want to jump ship?
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Rumors are making their way across the internet suggesting that “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest is actually thinking about leaving the show! Could you imagine the show without him?!?
A source said that Ryan’s journey on the show might be “winding down” and that the veteran host is making preparations in order to leave the show. A source said, “Ryan is telling friends that this season of Idol is likely to be hist last. He’s lost the passion for it, and desperately wants to do different things at this point in his career, like produce the Oscars and start developing more of his original ideas.”
The source continued, “Ryan’s reduced role in this year’s Emmy’s red carpet coverage is a clear move toward a life that involves less hosting and more producing. He wants to transition to behind the scenes more, and is getting fed up with the ‘interviewing people’ part of his job, when his heart is really in the work he does as a producer.”
The spy added, “This season of Idol is going to be a real endurance test for Ryan. Idol is holding him back right now, but it’s also the most money he’s ever been paid for anything, so he has to be a politician about it.”
Would you watch “American Idol” without Ryan Seacrest?
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Posted Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 12:12pm
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Who knew the music channel Fuse was up for sale? I didn’t, but Jennifer Lopez and Sean “P. Diddy” Combs apparently did, as they recently went head-to-head in a bidding war to buy it. That battle was one that JLo’s Nuvo TV company eventually won, picking up fuse for a little over $200 million!
Combs had been desperately trying to combine Fuse with his video channel, Revolt, to build a cable empire of his own.
“This is a real blow to Diddy and Revolt,” said ex-Fuse chief Eric Sherman, who has also worked with J.Lo on TV’s “American Idol.”
“Fuse was such a perfect fit for them. But having worked with Jennifer on ‘Idol,’ I’m not surprised she and her team prevailed.”
MSG said in September that it was working with JPMorgan Chase to find a buyer for the flailing Fuse channel.
In his quest to obtain the network, Combs was backed by billionaire investor Ron Burkle.
Ouch! That’s quite a bit of money to fork out – hopefully the investment pays off. I never really watched Fuse much, but maybe she’ll turn it into something hip!
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Posted Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 1:13pm
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Jennifer Lopez is probably the only thing that makes American Idol at all worth watching or even tolerable anymore, and these photos are a perfect example of why. She turned up for Thursday night’s results show in an amazing red dress and looked absolutely smoking hot.
Let’s all keep in mind that this woman is 44 years old. She looks amazing for ANY age, but 44? Tell us the secret to your fountain of youth!
Posted Friday, March 28th, 2014 at 12:12pm
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