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American Idol: Jennifer Lopez to Accept Judging Gig for $12 Million

Jennifer LopezGossip tells us that will be accepting a position on the American Idol judging panel for $12 million per year. Rumor says that J-Lo tried to hold out for $15 million and a movie deal, but FOX said nothing doing and held firm on their offer.

Lopez doesn’t have a lot of bargaining chips. Her last movie was not successful at the box office, and her longtime label dropped her soon after the flick bombed. We’re hearing that J-Lo has definitely accepted the Idol gig, but wants to postpone the official announcement until her new single can be released in mid-September.

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Katy Perry to Join US X-Factor?

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Music, Prime Time, Reality, FOX, Gossip, Rumors,

Katy PerryAccording to MTV, Katy Perry has been approached to become a judge on the US version of , the show for which Simon Cowell left American Idol. Reports say that Perry has been offered $340,000 a week to do the gig.

A source says that has very specific ideas about who he wants on the panel: “At least one massive American star, someone who is known globally, plus one Brit and at least one authoritative male.”

Rumor has it that and Cheryl Cole are also on the short list of possible X Factor judges.

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Lindsay Lohan Misdiagnosed, Demanding Apology From Courts

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Drugs, Drunk, Legal Issues, Rants, Rumors,

Lindsay LohanDespite being on rehab lock-down, is making quite the fuss, reportedly wanting an apology from the Californian courts.

The actress is said to be “fuming” after medical assessments at the UCLA Medical Center - where she is currently undergoing a 90-day stint as part of her sentence for breaching probation - found she may have been misdiagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and is not suffering from bipolar disorder or addicted to drugs as was previously claimed.

Instead, medics believe it is possible her prescription for Adderall, which treats ADD, led to her erratic behavior, meaning the 24-year-old star feels her sentence was unfair. “Lindsay is fuming - she is really upset that the courts put her through all this,” said a source.

Although the insider says Lindsay’s representatives are “exploring their options,” it is not expected she will be able to gain legal action against the perceived damage to her public image. Criminal Defence Attorney Steve Cron explained to Fox 411’s Pop Tarts, “No judge or prosecutor could be sued under these circumstances, they have absolute immunity. Judge Revel formulated her opinion of Lindsay based on the information she had at the time from another program. The judge could still be dissatisfied with the report from UCLA and seek independent opinions or insist Lindsay be enrolled in other programs.”

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Mariah Carey Could Be the Next American Idol Judge

Mariah Carey

The tenth season American Idol judging panel is still up for grabs, according to sources who are in the know. Though early rumors suggested that Jennifer Lopez would be joining new judge Steven Tyler on the reality series, new gossip suggests that FOX is still looking elsewhere for their new female panelist. According to one source, would love to join the series.

Carey’s husband Nick Cannon has also that his wife would “love” to be on the show.

Reps for FOX and for Carey have not commented on the possibility, but everyone involved with the Idol camp has remained mum on all pending judging deals. Though rumors suggest that Steven Tyler is definitely , fans aren’t likely to hear any official Idol judging news until the entire panel has been filled.

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Read More | E! Online

Gossip: Steven Tyler Signed to American Idol Deal

Steven Tyler

FOX is still parroting the “no comment” line, but insiders say has already signed his name on the American Idol contract. According to one source, Tyler inked the deal last week. It’ll be fun to see whether he ties scarves around his desk mic, too. Now, the big question: who will join the Aerosmith front man at the judging table?

Rumor has it that Jennifer Lopez, who was named early as a possible new face on the panel, is asking for a $20 million salary on top of her own styling team and a large dressing room area (which is being referred to as a “compound”). Even despite all this, sources say that J-Lo still isn’t out of the running…though she’s not the only celeb FOX is currently speaking to about the American Idol gig.

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American Idol Source: Don’t Believe the Rumors

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An anonymous source reportedly close to the American Idol judge hunt has come forward - secretly - to denounce rumors that the . Entertainment Weekly broke the story over the weekend. The source is quoted as saying that all celebs up for consideration have been “really gracious,” and that no “unreasonable” demands have been made during the negotiations.

“Don’t believe everything you read,” said the source. , was a potential newcomer to the reality series, but reps from FOX have offered no comments on the news. Early last week, many media outlets reported that J-Lo was no longer up for consideration for the job.

Read More | Entertainment Weekly

American Idol: Could Shania Twain Replace J-Lo?

Shania Twain guest judging American Idol

TMZ’s mysterious sources are hinting that Jennifer Lopez may not be totally out of the American Idol picture—but execs have a backup plan, just in case.

According to one unnamed source, pop/country singer is also on the short list of potential Idol judges in Season 10.

Twain previously appeared on Idol in Season 9 twice, both as a guest judge and mentor to the contestants.

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Bret Michaels: New American Idol Judge?

Bret Michaels“I don’t know if it’s true, but I could possibly be a judge on American Idol.” It’s a hell of a good way to start a conversation - but could also be a bad case of wishful thinking. In a new interview, makes a pretty clear plea to take Simon Cowell’s spot on Idol’s sinking reality ship. Will he get it? Let’s take a look at his pitch…

According to reports, casually suggested Michaels as a replacement judge on the series…though it seems Bret is the one who’s taking that suggestion most seriously. “I was honored that Simon said that,” Michaels told People, “and, I would be honored to do it.”

Sure. The gig doesn’t pay too poorly, either.

Michaels explained some of his qualifications: “For a lot of these young musicians, I’d be able to give them incredibly awesome and very, very real advice.”

Bret Michaels is no stranger to reality TV. His own show, Rock of Love, has delighted fans on VH1 for three seasons, he judged on the ill-fated Nashville Star and he recently won .

Read More | People Magazine

Tom Cruise: A So You Think You Can Dance Judge?

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

If you’re still questioning Katie Holmes’ performance on So You Think You Can Dance, this tidbit may keep that jaw dropped. During a recent interview with E!, the actress said she agreed with choreographer/judge Mary Murphy: Tom Cruise would make the perfect SYTYCD guest judge.

Murphy said back in October:  “I happen to love Tom, and Tom loves dancing, so it would be great.” (But does that exactly qualify him to be a judge?) Holmes then seconded that opinion this weekend at a Dizzy Feet Foundation event. “He would be great. He really would,” Holmes claimed. (See what you started, Ellen?)

So if Cruise were to someday visit the program, does that mean we would get another dance number from Katie as well? “I don’t know. I don’t know, but it was a great time,” Holmes stated.

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Chris Brown’s Day in Court

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Music, Break-ups, Legal Issues, Rumors,

Chris Brown and Rihanna

, the R&B singer who allegedly assaulted his then-girlfriend Rihanna, will find himself in front of a judge this afternoon. Almost two months after the headline-making incident, Brown will enter his plea for two felonies. He’s being charged with assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, and for making criminal threats.

This will be Brown’s second appearance in court to answer to the charges. Last month, Brown and his attorney requested (and received) a postponement. The hearing will now take place this afternoon, behind closed doors.

E! Online will offer a live feed of the proceedings, which will be available beginning at 3pm PT. According to the attorneys involved, has been “a cooperating victim” for the prosecution. Currently, she’s staying in Barbados.

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