Fox mulling an ‘Idol’ judging panel with 1 or more ex-contestants

05.22.13 4 years ago

Fox mulling an “Idol” judging panel with 1 or more ex-contestants

Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson have been approached, and Adam Lambert and Clay Aiken have been discussed.

“Dancing” has its lowest-rated finale ever

Last night’s season-ender was down 21% from last spring.

“The X Factor” saved a lot of money by losing Britney Spears
Britney was paid $15 million, while new judges Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio will be paid $1 million and $1.5 million, respectively.

Emma Roberts closing a deal to join “American Horror Story”
She’ll play a girl named Madison in the “Coven season.

With “Happy Endings” canceled, Damon Wayans Jr. may return for a “New Girl” cameo
Says Jake Johnson: “There would be such funny episodes with the Coach seeing what”s happened in the past two years since he’s (been) gone.”

Mitch Hurwitz urges “Arrested Development” fans to not binge-watch, and to watch in order
“You’ll get tired!” Hurwitz says of taking in all 15 episodes in one sitting.

Hannibal Burress signs Comedy Central deal

As part of the deal, the comedian will produce a pilot and have a recurring role on “Broad City.”

NBC planning an Oklahoma tornado benefit concert special with Blake Shelton
“Obviously it will be televised and will happen really quickly,” says “The Voice” judge.

Robin Roberts writing her memoir
The “GMA” host will recall her battle with cancer in a book due out next year.

“American Horror Story” and “Big Bang” lead Critics’ Choice TV nominations
The awards show will be hosted by “Parks and Rec’s” Retta on June 10.

Sharon Osbourne returning to the UK “X Factor”
Osbourne originally served as a judge on the first four seasons of the original series.

Bill Hader recalls Justin Bieber’s 20-guy “SNL” entourage
He also tells Howard Stern “it’s weird” not being on “Saturday Night Live” anymore.

Piers Morgan writing a book about life at CNN
Titled “Shooting Straight: Guns, Gays, God, and George Clooney.”

CBS keeping the Tonys through 2018

The awards show has been on CBS for 35 years.

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