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Will Jennifer Lopez Return To American Idol Next Season?

Will Jennifer Lopez return to American Idol next season?

Is she or isn’t she coming back to the hit television show?

Via our friends at Extra TV:

Superstar Jennifer Lopez sat down with “Extra’s” Mario Lopez for an exclusive interview at the NUVO TV upfronts, where she opened up about whether she will return to “America Idol” next season.

Lopez said, “The plan is to all come back… you know me, I like to work on my schedule.” She added, “Everything has gone great this year. I know everybody’s like, ‘Are you coming back next year?’ Everybody wants to know about next year. I’m like, ‘Can we just finish this year first?’”

Jennifer loving this season. “The finale’s coming up, it’s been going great. We love each other, the chemistry is good, the ratings are climbing back up. It’s a good time. I love the show.”

The singer also talked about her new album, “A.K.A.” “If you listen to my other albums, there were always about love and it was always about the fairy tale and hoping for that and praying for that and after everything that happened to me in the past couple of years, I’ve realized so many things about myself and I grew up a lot… that is all reflected on this album, too.”

Lopez also revealed the inspiration behind her sexy album cover. “I’ve been on this kind of like ’90s supermodel, Versace thing… That’s kind of been my fashion inspiration. The top I’m actually wearing I think is from the ’90s in that picture, the red top. I mean, what there is of it.”

Lopez is not only the COO for Nuvo TV, she is also the co-executive producer of two new series for the network. “We have ‘Los Jets’ and ‘The Collective,’ which are two projects that we’re really, really proud of. It’s funny, when I watch ‘The Collective’ I kind of think of the early days of MTV. It s kind of a great underground, finding those artists that are making noise and are really interesting and different.”

She continued, “‘Los Jets’ is a really heartwarming underdog kind of story, but at the end of the day, with all of this social and political issues on top of it, it is also about the Latino culture.”

This Sunday, J.Lo becomes the first woman to receive the Billboard Music Icon Award. “I think it’s crazy, it’s surreal…I was very honored and humbled to be the first woman to get that award.”

Lopez will also be performing. “It’ll be my first performance of ‘First Love.’ I’m also performing with Pitbull that night. We’re going to do the World Cup song for the first time.”

Harry Connick, Jr. Joins American Idol

10991291-borgata-shows-acAnd now we all can get on with our lives!

After an exhaustive search that mentioned nearly every singer known to the world over the past months, the producers of American Idol have finally harassed someone into signing on the dotted line. Let’s just thank our lucky stars it’s not Nicki Minaj!

News reports are confirming that singer/actor Harry Connick, Jr. is coming tot he table and he will be sharing it with Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez for the 13th season of the show. Connick already has experience on the show, serving as a mentor and guest judge in season 12. The producers have been after Connick for some time and we are guessing the money finally made him put his Hancock on the contract.

So will there be a fourth judge this year, or is that J.Lo’s ass?

additional reporting: A. Neff King

Randy Jackson Will Not Be Denied!

No matter what American Idol seems to do, they just cannot seem to get rid of Randy Jackson! When they tried to get rid of him last year, he took them off his trail by promising Mariah Carey. Well, now that she’s gone, the rumors were that he was completely gone from the show as well.
Think again!

Reports are running fast and furious that Randy will replace mentor Jimmy Iovine for the next season since Iovine is allegedly bowing out. Randy certainly has enough experience as a producer and mentor. The question is if audiences still want to see him screaming at them ‘daaawg’ for another six months or longer?

Also?

Wo will the judges be this year? How many judges will there be this year? So far, all we know is that Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez are returning.

300.jackson.randy.lc.080310Everything else that happens is now up in the air..

Stay tuned…

additional reporting: A. Neff King

Mariah Carey Performs Medley Of Hits On American Idol Stage (VIDEO)

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The legendary glitter-throwing queen Mariah Carey took to the American Idol stage during the evening’s finale to perform a medley of her greatest hits LIVE at Nokia Theatre L.A.

MC performed the best parts of each of the following songs: “Vision of Love,” “Make It Happen,” “My All,” “Hero,” “We Belong Together,” and her current single “#Beautiful”.

After she found out that Beautiful became a number one single on the R&B/HipHop charts, MC tweeted, “Thank you for supporting # beautiful and making it #1 on R&B! #L4L!!!!!!!”

And for all you idiots who thought she was lip syncing her way through those tracks, you need to get your hearing checked.


American Idol Finale ~ Mariah Carey Medley by HumanSlinky

Randy Jackson to America Idol: I Quit

They say the best defense is an exceptional offense. Buoyed by reports that surfaced just only yesterday that producers of American Idol are seeking to replace all the judges, not only Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson has beat them to the punch by running to the press himself and declaring that he is leaving the show after 12 years and millions of ‘yo dawg’s’ later.

If you remember way back last year, the producers kept Randy on and signed Mariah, since getting her to sign was contingent on him remaining on the panel himself. Here is what he had to say about this latest newsrandy:

“Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to rest, after 12 years of judging on American Idol I have decided it is time to leave after this season. I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry. It’s been a life changing opportunity but I am looking forward to focusing on my company Dream Merchant 21 and other business ventures.”

Plug for his company, undercover verbal slap to the AI producers, and could he now be joining up with Simon Cowell on X-Factor? Stay tuned….

American Idol Judges: “Replace ALL The Judges!”

So after the whispers this season that Mariah Carey was the problem when it came to the sliding ratings of American Idol, the producers have decided that it’s more than just one diva. It may be all four, to which they have responded…

Replace them all!

That’s right, folks, Randy Jackson, who somehow has managed to avoid being kicked off for years and years, is now about to be unemployed if the producers have their way for next season. After twelve years, it goes without saying that the show is about as stale as Randy’s “yo dawgs” and something drastic must be done. Insiders at the show already know that Mariah Carey will definitely not return. And why should she after they lied to her about being the only diva on the panel and then threw in Tricki Fromajai at the last minute? There is even talk of bringing back the original three judges if X Factor is ever canceled. That means Randy, Paula, and Simon would be reunited and Americans everywhere would yet again be wondering what exactly Paula is sipping in that cup!

The ratings are down 22% this year, and no one seems to care who wins either. If you put a gun to our head, we could not even name the final three singers. But then again, we have not been able to do that for a few seasons.

Sue us!

additional reporting: A. Neff King

Mariah Carey To American Idol: I’ll Sue a B*tch!

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The ratings on American Idol have plummeted so hard that the producers reportedly considered ditching Mariah Carey and bringing back former judge Jennifer Lopez. And what did Carey have to say about all of this when it floated from their lips and underneath her weave and into her luscious lobes?

Hell to the no!

Carey had a few choice words for that proposal of her own. As in allegedly threatening to sue them for every cent they’ve ever made on the decade old show. The producers, who already are not the best of friends with Carey since slipping in Nicki Minaj at the last minute, now claim the talk is just that and there were never any plans to bring Lopez back.

If the producers want ratings to increase, they should probably get rid of Keith Urban and leave the judges at three. Minaj may be crazy, but she gives good drama against Mariah and they need more of that! Allegedly, the rumors surfaced once news spread that Lopez was performing on the season finale. Since Lopez and Carey allegedly hate one another, maybe we’ll see a verbal slap or two on this night?

Stay tuned. Or like most people this season…don’t!

additional reporting: A. Neff King

Khloe Kardashian 86’ed from The X Factor

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Well, it looks like another Kardashian is going to be in the unemployment line. Oh, wait a minute. There is no line when you’re fame whores! Only corners!

The X Factor announced yesterday that although Mario Lopez will be returning for the fall premiere of the television show, its other co-host, Khloe Kardashian, will not. This show has had more slots filled than a well…you know how to finish that sentence!

Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato will be returning in the fall as well, but Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid and Britney Spears will not be returning in the fall. Who will fill these slots for the upcoming season? There are alot of people that could fill those seats. The question is if they would want to. Everyone knows that Simon Cowell is a c*nt to work with and the ratings are not exactly stellar for this American Idol rip-off. They should have kept Britney and replaced her Diet Coke with some sizzurrp and watched the ratings really take off!

VIP EXCLUSIVE: Fantasia Performs at Jazz in the Gardens

Jazz in the Gardens, held in Miami Gardens, Florida every year, has yet again ramped up the star power for their line-up. Mary Mary, Najee, Monica, Ne-Yo and many more made appearances this year. Also a part of the music? None other than American Idol winner Fantasia made her debut on their stage and she more than lived up to the hype.

Fantasia turned it all the way up during her performance. She lived up to and delivered as an American Idol should. She looked fabulous she sounded legendary. Her recent flap with Jet magazine was still fresh on the minds of many, who were interested to see what she looked like sans Photoshop. During the press conference she spoke her upcoming project entitled Rock Soul.

CelebrityVIPLounge has exxclusive photos from the event and more coming in the next few days.

Stay tuned.

Additional reporting: A. Neff King55040

Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey: Round 72

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Nicki Minaj must have a secret crush on Mimi or something. Why else is she always bringing her name up in the most evil of ways for no reason? We all know you hate her. We got that 15,000 months ago. We’re over it. So until you dare slap Mariah, there’s really nothing new going on here. But oh the things one must do when the realization hits that 5 years from now, people will remember the weaves, Rainbow Brite attire, but the name?

Tricki WHO?

So this is why Nicki is using her dislike for all things Carey to get some press and some extra checks. When asked recently about collaborating with the pop queen in the future, Nicki was blunt… “I don’t know. God bless her though…I mean, that’ll never happen.” In other words, if the right check comes along, she’ll change her tune quicker than you can say ‘Vision of Love’.

additional reporting: A. Neff King

Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey: Round #37

It’s probably been more rounds than that, but I’m erring on the side of conservatism.

And why is Nicki Minaj even ON ‘American Idol’ anyway? The judges are supposed to be musical heavyweights with countless years and hits on their resumes. I would list here Mariah’s hits against Nicki Minaj’s, but my editor likes me to keep these posts under a certain amount of words for all you sufferers of attention deficit disorder.

Where was I?

Oh!

So down south in Charlotte, North Carolina, the showdown that everyone has been waiting for went off. But before the verbal slaps could get too heated, what did the producer of ‘American Idol’ do?

He came in to referee and dashed all our hopes of weaves flying, cotton candy hair spraying across the room, and Keith Urban running for Nicole!

“That’s a wrap for today!”, Nigel Lythgoe proclaimed just before the proverbial sh*t hit the fan.

I’ve said it before and I will say it again. Mariah may look nice and sweet, but a girl from Long Island isn’t going to let some Power Puff reject come at her too many times.

You better watch your back, Nicki. Mariah’s got about 6 inches and 2 layers of weave, and a yo-yo dieting big black man on her side waiting on you!idol18f-2-web

Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey: Round 17

Nicki Minaj has been hot for about two minutes, and is being disrespectful for the umpteenth. Nicki is going out of her 17 asses yet again, and this time I just can’t with this trick!

In the tale of the tape, Mariah Carey has released about three times as many albums as Nicki, sold hundreds upon millions of more CDs, collaborated with anyone that is anyone in the record industry, and is considered one of the perennial singers in the world. Yet here we are in 2012, where mediocrity reigns supreme and she is forced to shill on television week after week for a check along the likes of Rainbow Brite stunt doubles. Nicki has re-re-re-released her album Pink Friday again, and she has this to say about Mimi in one of the songs. The lyrics go…

“But you’re boring as f–k, though./Why these bitches in the game so cutthroat?/Why they can’t just let young Nicki live?/Why they gotta feel the wrath to know Nicki is?”

My hope is that Mariah shows her how boring she is when she kicks her in the throat on live TV.

Stay tuned.

Nicki Minaj: Command-Ho?

Just when I was ready to stop talking about Tricki Fromaj, she demands our attention yet again with her petty verbal spitting about all things her and all things Mariah Carey. And far be it from me to deny this poptrick at least a few words of my time. Now she says that there is no bad blood between her and Carey and that a duet may be in their future.

Well, color me colored. Color me shocked. Color me not buying it! Here’s what she had to say on her E! special. You know, because E! is home to all the most important news in the world.
*eyeroll*

“I would do that,” Minaj  “I think people would be interested in seeing that.”
The cameras are following her for her upcoming album reissue of Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up. Now, forgive me if I am wrong, but…hasn’t this album been re-released twice already? How many more times can we hear ‘Starships’ without throwing something at our television or DJ? I mean, seriously. Her music makes me want to slap MTV programmers with a borrowed Louboutin. And now she has her eyes set on the big screen. As if her head could fit on a screen that large.

She’s also ready for some acting. “I want to do something like a small action movie,” she said.

Dear Nicky, Pam Grier you are not!! I suspect an open letter from me is coming your way!
Stay tuned!

Phillip Phillips’ Family: Show Us The Money!

For every star out there that is willing to go above and beyond the call of duty for their family when they hit the jackpot, there are some that turn their backs (and wallets) to those that look like them. The details are not all there just yet, but according to reports surfacing now, the latest winner of American Idol is not trying to part with any of his hard-earned cash any time soon. Especially, if they resemble him.

Phillip Phillips (yeah, it hurts me to write it too, but I digress) was one of the favorites to win American Idol last season. I was not in agreement with that, but what do I know about talent and poise and good taste? Any-tweengirlsvotemorethanAmericansintheelection-way, he did win won a fat contract and never looked back. That included his own family.

Now, the family is being forced to sell their pawn shop so they won’t be singing in the streets any time soon. They’ve allegedly been asking him for money to bail them out, but he is not responding to them or reporters, and guess what?

He’s not talking to us either.

Silence is golden, isn’t it?

Keith Urban Brings The Moisture

As in the heat. As in moisture. As in a burst of juice in your loins, and extra panty pudding paste!

Yes, ladies (and selected gentlemen), Keith Urban is showing off his wares once and for all in France and although Speedos are a no-no in America, I don’t think anyone is going to be complaining about these photos. Congratulations to Nicole Kidman for finally landing a man above three apples high and with an obvious bulge in his nether-region.

Tom Cruise is surely jealous!

As his wife wraps up filming of her soon to be released movie, Grace of Monaco, Urban sunned away at his hotel. Keith Urban is also celebrating his 45th birthday and although not in his birthday suit, this will suffice.

If only more men wore Speedos, women would know what they were getting. There’s definitely a slight bulge there, so maybe Sunday Rose really is his child and not by some surrogate after all.

Urban begins his first season of American Idol with Tricki Fromaj and Mariah Carey on January 16th.