According to The Wrap all four American Idol Judges will no longer be apart of the biggest talent audition show on right now besides The Voice. Read the statement below.
None of the four judges on the singing competition will be asked to return next season, an individual with knowledge of Fox’s plans told The Wrap. Longtime producer Nigel Lythgoe is expected to get the boot. And despite reports to the contrary, Fox isn’t even considering bringing former judge Jennifer Lopez back as a lifesaver for next season.
“All four are gone,” the insider told TheWrap. “They feel they’ve lost their core audience and they want it back.”
Driven by this belief and the need to attract younger viewers, Fox is set to make major on-air changes to “Idol,” the most notable of which will be an entirely new judging panel. New judges pop icon Mariah Carey, rapper Nicki Minaj and country star Keith Urban won’t be back. Even original judge Randy Jackson won’t survive the blood bath this time around.
All four judges have options to return for another season, but Fox won’t be picking them up, according to the knowledgeable individual, who said: “No more big checks for divas.”
Fox’s meltdown has everything to do with the talent competition’s declining viewership. Its ratings are already down 22 percent this season and it hit a series low for ratings last Thursday, when it attracted only 11 million viewers and a 2.4 rating/7 share in the ad-coveted 18-49 demographic. The ratings slide is especially problematic during May Sweeps, where ratings numbers are used to dictate advertising rates.
The network has resolved to stop paying the huge salaries it has been shoveling out for its big name talent, i.e. Carey’s reported $18 million package, Minaj’s $12 million salary and former judge Jennifer Lopez’s $15 million.
The show’s format will also change. Its look will be redesigned and the dated tribute nights will be a thing of the past. But the show’s trademark audition episodes will continue.
Considering American Idol’s core audience is Middle America, do you believe they weren’t able to relate to the over the top Nicki Minaj and divaextrodinare Mariah Carey? Did Keith and Randy do well as judges this season? Were the Mariah and Randy vs. Nicki and Keith moments too much for AI’s true fans? What do you think?
Singer Lauryn Hill’s failure to pay federal income taxes for three years has earned her a three-month prison sentence. The Grammy Award winner pleaded guilty last year to three counts of failing to file tax returns on more than $1.8 million between 2005 and 2007.
Despite getting her funds in order at the last minute and paying off her tax debt Lauryn Hill was still sentened to three months in federal prison for tax evasion!
Although Lauryn Hill’s lawyer told the media that she’d paid off nearly $970,000 in state and federal tax liabilities, a Newark, NJ judge sentenced her to three months in a federal prison today.
During the hearing, Lauryn defended her mounting tax debt, explaining that she dropped out of the music business but had always intended to fix her situation.
“I was put into a system I didn’t know the nature of. … I’m a child of former slaves. I got into an economic paradigm and had that imposed on me.” She added, “I sold 50 million units … now I’m up here paying a tax debt. If that’s not likened to slavery, I don’t know what is.”
Despite her plea, the judge in the case was unmoved by the statement and sentenced Lauryn to 3 months behind bars, 3 months of house arrest AND 9 months of supervised release!
The on again off again infamous duo known as Chrianna, have seemed to call it quits again. Due to Rihanna being on tour and Chris working on his comeback album, neither of them have the time to put into investing in or repairing their relationship.
Lately there has been a very hot topic in American sports involving athletes and their sexuality and the masculine stigma that athletes carry which have kept most gay male athletes in the closet. Today in sports, Boston Celtics center Jason Collins announced he was gay. While few Olympians, equestrians, figure skaters, and football player Esera Tuaolo, and former basketball player John Amaechi have all revealed they are gay, Collins is the first active player in the NBA to come out as an openly gay man. With the likes of alleged “closeted” gay athletes such as Kerry Rhodes pictured below, will more gay men and women find comfort in knowing other athletes are coming out the closet?
Above, Rhodes is pictured with former gay assistant where rumors started to swirl that the two were in a relationship. According to Rhodes’ assistant, those rumors are true. Rhodes has however denied the claims stating he has been with a woman for 10 years and they are getting married in June. “I am not gay. The shots were taken during a past vacation in a casual environment with my entire business team.”
Jason Collins Via Sports Illustrated Reported the below:
I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.
I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn’t the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, “I’m different.” If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I’m raising my hand.
My journey of self-discovery and self-acknowledgement began in my hometown of Los Angeles and has taken me through two state high school championships, the NCAA Final Four and the Elite Eight, and nine playoffs in 12 NBA seasons.
I’ve played for six pro teams and have appeared in two NBA Finals. Ever heard of a parlor game called Three Degrees of Jason Collins? If you’re in the league, and I haven’t been your teammate, I surely have been one of your teammates’ teammates. Or one of your teammates’ teammates’ teammates.
Now I’m a free agent, literally and figuratively. I’ve reached that enviable state in life in which I can do pretty much what I want. And what I want is to continue to play basketball. I still love the game, and I still have something to offer. My coaches and teammates recognize that. At the same time, I want to be genuine and authentic and truthful.
Women in R&B are here to make their come back to the music industry with a vengeance in the year of 2013.
The Queen, no other than Beyonce is set to debut her 5th album after the Mrs. Carter World Tour. After her first single “Bow Down” received mixed reviews she is following behind with a new single originally done by Amy Winehouse titled “Back to Black” ft. Andre 3000 which seems to be a hit for some and a miss for many…
Ciara was a hit for many with her first two albums Goodies and The Evolution around the time she dated Bow Wow and 50 cent. Also coming out with her 5th album Ciara has much to prove with her last album resulting in a flop. With her last single “Sorry” off her anticipated album doing mediocre she has seem to create a buzz for herself off her newest single “Body Party” written by rapper/boyfriend Future and sampled with the 90′s group Ghost Town DJ’s hit “My Boo”…
The star of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, K. Michelle, who is most known for ratchet behavior rather than her talent is finally releasing her official debut album this year. After dropping several singles and having a bit of success she is ready to take on the industry once again while exposing her dirty laundry with her past relationships. Her newest single is titled “I Just Wanna F#ck”….in true K. Michelle behavior
The Cover Girl and eclectic Janelle Monae most known for her popular single “Tight Rope” is ready to release her third album with the single “QUEEN” featuring Erykah Badu…
Will you be supporting any of the new music above?
Now I love me some Draya but she has apparently upset several of her fans by posting a pic of the late and great Whitney Houston on a shirt from her Fineassgirls clothing line via Instagram on the famous 4/20 date to empower young people to say no to drugs.
After receiving a multitude of angry messages and comments from her followers she took the photo above down and added this one below to redeem and explain herself………
Below is a quote from a recent interview where Draya explains her motivation behind her clothing line. Is she really empowering today’s young woman?
“I just wanted to start something that could motivate girls. It’s like a confidence booster,” stated Draya, who recently heated things up for Urban Ink. “I’m lucky enough to hang around really good people, I have really amazing friends, and they’re also really beautiful and we take a lot of pride in looking how we look. We’re just trying to be all-around good people, so it’s just a movement for empowerment.”
Was Draya genuine and just in using Whitney’s face as a way to get people to say no to drugs or did she go to far in using the iconic Whitney Houston’s picture holding up a sign 20 years prior stating “say no to drugs” who also happen to pass away from the very message she is trying to promote? Was this just for controversy?
Following the NBA All Star Weekend’s big game Lil Wayne hosted “LIV on Sunday” All Star Weekend edition at Stereo Live in Houston, Texas. The event also served as a celebration of Birdman’s birthday. Celebs in attendance included Drake, J. Cole, Meek Mill, Machine Gun Kelly, Victor Cruz, Desean Jackson, and J Cole among others and Wayne had a message for all in attendance:
“If you’re wondering why you didn’t see me at the All Star Game,” Weezy began his rant, “It’s because I was banned from attending all NBA events. The Miami Heat got me banned.” You may remember last week when Lil Wayne was escorted out of a Heat game for cheering for the Lakers. Allegedly being kicked out of the game was just the beginning and now Lil Wayne is officially blacklisted from the NBA. Ouch! That’s not the worst part though. Before leading the crowd in a “F*** NBA!” chant, Lil Wayne decided to say one last thing, “F*** NBA! F*** Lebron! F*** SheWade! F*** Chris Bosh! And I f***ed Chris Bosh wife!”
Catch the video below…
Global Grind Reports the below:
Entertainment editor BlogXilla has learned from a very reliable source that Lil Wayne and Adrienne Bosh were an item before she got married to the NBA baller. DETAILS: Adrienne Bosh Responds To Lil Wayne Via Twitter According to reports, Mrs. Bosh, then Adrienne “short stack” Williams, was a regular in the industry night life and she worked up quite a rep for herself. They say she was a fixture in the VIP sections at a lot of popular Atlanta nightclubs back in the day. Wayne messed with the Cincinnati, Ohio native back when she was still modeling for magazines like Smooth Magazine, but things turned sour when she allegedly scammed Lil Wayne out of a lot of money. VIDEO: Lil Wayne Goes On A Miami Heat Rant According to our source, Adrienne told Lil Wayne she was sick with cancer and needed money for treatment. When Weezy gave her the cash, she vanished. Word got back to Lil Wayne that she hustled him, but he wrote it off and charged it to the game. It’s also believed that Chris Bosh knew about her modeling and night life past before he married her.
Mrs. Bosh responded via Twitter with a few choice words for Wayne and her haters tweeting a picture of Karma stating ‘what goes around comes around’:
“Truth prevails. Today stand in your truth and ignore the chatter around and about you. #myhighestself #TodayICan #chakrawisdom. Some people create hate for profit, and some people create love for free. Pay no mind to the haters, embrace the love. #TodayICan. #TodayICan ignore those who live in hate for their own ego, and keep my eyes on pure love. They will never bring me down.”
Do you believe Adrienne dated Wayne and would stoop low enough to claim she had cancer as a ploy to con Wayne into more money OR is Wayne just mad? Not sure if this is true, but we all have a past. Do you believe urban models who date celebrities are capable of reform and change? What are your thoughts? (562)
Last night the world tuned into watch the Super Bowl and mostly Beyonce, with Destiny Child group members Kelly and Michelle. Queen Bey slayed the stage as usual giving her fans and critics much to talk about after the super-dome was left with out power. Talk about “shut it down”, Bey did that! But, beyond Beyonce’s perfect performance there is much to be desired from Kelly and Michelle. After the trio hit the stage social media began to blow up with opinions and criticism, mostly directed towards Michelle. While many were praising Kelly, for her good looks and being able to keep up with the Queen, Michelle seemed to be performing a half step behind the other ladies and with a lowered microphone. While celebrities were tweeting their thoughts of the show, one colleague named Keyshia Cole “who does no wrong” seemed to be quite upset with Michelle’s performance. Many Destiny Child stans came for Keyshia calling her “irrelevant” and being able to never perform half time at the Super Bowl. Check out what Keyshia had to say to her Twitter followers below:
“By the way The B*tch Michelle said some foul shit while I was performing once. But no one recalls..”
Now I love Keyshia but was it her place to criticize a member of one of the biggest album selling girl groups of all time? Was Keyshia telling the truth or just jealous of their success?
Chris Brown was involved in an all-out brawl with Frank Ocean Sunday night, and sources connected with Chris insist Ocean started it.
Chris was at Westlake Studio in the L.A. area listening to one of the artists he represents. The sources say as Chris went to leave, Frank Ocean and his crew blocked Chris from leaving. The sources say Frank said, “This is my studio, this is my parking spot.”
We’re told Chris went to shake Frank’s hand … and that’s when one of Frank’s people attacked Chris. Sources connected with Chris say one of Chris’ friends jumped in front and hit Frank’s friend.
Sources connected with Chris say Frank then came at Chris … Chris pushed him away and they started brawling.
The police were called and are on scene now.
UPDATE: 5:20 AM PT: After the incident, Ocean tweeted “got jumped by chris and a couple guys. lol. i only wish everest [his dog] was there. cut my finger now I can’t play w two hands at the grammys.”
Chris Instagramed Monday morning stating “Working on my album. Not working on negativity. Focus on feeding ya family. Bulls— will forever be in the shadows.”
UPDATE 3:00 AM PT: Cops say they will continue to investigate and want to speak with Chris Brown. They refer to Ocean as “the victim” because he’s the one who stuck around and spoke with police. Ocean said the fight started over a parking space (how L.A.) and Brown punched him. There were 6 people involved in the fight.
UPDATE 10:45PM PT: Police have cleared the scene. We’re told Chris Brown was not there when officers arrived — but they did speak to Frank Ocean. At this point … we’re told no one wants to press charges, and no arrests have been made.
Who do you think actually started the fight? And between Chris’s neverending assault against Rihanna, beef with Drake and love triangle with Karrueche and Rihanna, will his image ever be cleaned up?
One of my favorite, rumored-free couples, Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade have been making waves lately. Rumors are swirling the net suggesting that “nice guy” Dwayne Wade has been stepping out on his girl with a longtime jumpoff Sandrina. Not only is he entertaining his jumpoff in the bedroom but now his famous girlfriend allegedly is too!
Below is a report from Fullcourtpumps.com
“Not even the most beautiful or successful woman can keep these athletes faithful. FCP just received mail shedding some light on Heat Superstar Dwyane Wade’s love life and how he gets down in the bedroom. Dwyane Wade has been stringing along his LA jumpoff Sandrina for some time, since before Gabby. And since Miss Union wants to keep her baller boo, instead of demanding she be the only woman in his life, she joins in.
Their huge secret is they have actually been sexing for years but Dwayne recently learned that she has been sleeping with another NBA player too.
He found that out and went ballistic because he has been financing her lifestyle for example he bought her breast implants recently (old pic and new pic for details) and much more
You may wonder why he would cheat on Gabrielle Union, but it is because Sandrina has ORGY with him!!!! and Dwayne pays the big bucks for it
Sincerely a little birdie
Below are more pictures of Sandrina, and the girl has a phatty. It’s been rumored that Dwyane and Gabby spend anywhere from $1500-4000 on the girl of the night. Many girls in Miami have claimed to be chosen by the hollywood couple for a night of fun and no limits.”
Is having a beautiful actress accepting of you and all your baggage not enough for a man these days? And are we as women so in love or “in love with being with someone” that we have become tolerant of cheating? And not just tolerate but deciding to join in for some jumpoff fun….
If this is truly the way Gabby rolls do you, but I hope its not at the expense of keeping Dwayne happy while comprising her own happiness (435)