Didn’t get a chance to make it Nashville, Milwaukee, New Orleans, East Rutherford, Austin or San Francisco this summer? You can still audition to be the next American Idol … if you’ve got an Internet connection and a webcam.
American Idol has opened up MySpace auditions, allowing would-be contestants to submit videos of themselves online. There are less than 24 hours left in the submission window, so start warming up those pipes. Watch host Ryan Seacrest explain the whole thing in the video above.
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Gossip tells us that Jennifer Lopez 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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After months of waiting, Kara DioGuardi has finally received the answer she’s been wanting to hear: She won’t be returning to American Idol.
Although the decision comes as no surprise, it’s taken some time for it to be official. In fact, Kara - who supposedly tried to quit two months ago - has been waiting just like everybody else to learn the news.
“Would you believe, that she did not hear, and still has not heard anything?” DioGuardi’s father said earlier this month about rumors she had been canned. “Her disappointment is that that’s the way she’s being treated and she feels that’s not proper.”
Well, now she knows.
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The Sonoma News recently reported that Carmina Salcido, 24, has made it through the first round of her San Francisco American Idol audition.
Carmina is a bit of a celebrity in Sonoma, but not for her singing voice. Salcido made national headlines at the age of three, the only survivor in a massacre that left seven dead and her throat almost fatally slit open. The perpetrator? Carmina’s father, Ramon Salcido.
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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, Mariah Carey would love to join the series.
Carey’s husband Nick Cannon has also previously stated 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 locked into the gig, fans aren’t likely to hear any official Idol judging news until the entire panel has been filled.
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FOX is still parroting the “no comment” line, but insiders say Steven Tyler 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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Did Jennifer Lopez’s diva-like reputation cost her a job on American Idol?
According to a source, yes.
Although it had been reported with near certainty that Lopez was going to be a judge on Idol’s tenth season, FOX execs had yet to confirm the rumors. There’s probably a reason for that: she was never officially locked in. Now, it appears J.Lo may have pushed herself out of the running.
“Her demands got out of hand,” an insider told People. “Fox had just had enough.”
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On the heels of the news that Ellen DeGeneres has left American Idol after only one season, the entire reality hemisphere is erupting. Today, TMZ is reporting that Kara DioGuardi, who graced the show for two seasons, has been fired.
Simon Cowell announced his decision to leave the show at the beginning of Season 9, sounding a death knell for the series…or did he? Two new judges with serious singing chops have now signed on to the singing competition, and they will definitely change the entire dynamic of the show.
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Will it be Chris Isaak or Harry Connick Jr. on American Idol next season? Could it be Isaak and Connick? Or how about this: Isaak, Connick and Jessica Simpson?
These all could be very real scenarios as rumors about a total show makeover grow.
Prior to this week, Idol chatter had primarily been focused on Simon Cowell’s replacement. Then former executive producer Nigel Lythgoe came back into the picture. Then Ellen DeGeneres announced her departure.
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“Somebody’s Crying” singer Chris Isaak may soon have reason to smile.
According to a new report, the performer best known for the song “Wicked Game” is being considered to replace American Idol judge Simon Cowell. Isaak, who has also acted in film and television, has already met with network executives twice about the job.
Chris is just one of several musicians rumored for the coveted position. Kara DioGuardi’s choice, Harry Connick Jr., has been mentioned. Meanwhile, an eager Bret Michaels is supposedly out of the running.
Figures outside of the recording industry have also expressed interest in filling the vacancy. Despite his association with NBC, Donald Trump is reportedly one of those who has thrown their hat into the ring.
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