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Simon Cowell offered $15 million to return to American Idol?

Simon Cowell offered $15 million to return to American Idol?

Rumor has it that “American Idol” is going to go the way of the dodo following its 15th season, but the showrunners may be looking to bring back Simon Cowell before that happens. Would you watch?!?

The powers that be in charge of the show are looking to restore it back to the glory days and have offered up a nice chunk of change in order to try and lure Simon back in. A spy said that Simon, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson have all been approached to get the show back to where it used to be.

A source said, “In the past, the producers had always pooh-poohed the idea of asking them back. But after last season’s ratings debacle, execs felt they had to do something drastic. So they’re going with the tried-and-true threesome in hopes that the show can go out with a bang.”

Would you tune in to see Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul make a comeback ala the early days?’

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Posted Monday, June 16th, 2014 at 11:11am
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Source: All three American Idol judges will be back next season

Source: All three American Idol judges will be back next season

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.

People reports:

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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Posted Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 8:08am
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Ryan Seacrest Wants To Leave ‘American Idol’!

Ryan Seacrest Wants To Leave 'American Idol'!

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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Jennifer Lopez beat out P. Diddy to buy Fuse network


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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