P. Diddy has launched a global talent search.
The "Come With Me" rapper is looking for a young person aged between 13 and 25 to join his REVOLT TV network as a presenter, and has been personally evaluating the 15-second audition tapes submitted by applicants.
"The time is NOW people, get your submissions in #IAmRevolt!!! guess what?!? tweet your audition videos for @RevoltTV now! make sure you add hashtag #IamRevolt so i can check it out now!!!!!! the next 10 ppl to submit their videos will be viewed by me!!!!!!! im WAITING PPL!!!!!!!!!! LET'S GOOOOOO!!! (sic)" he wrote in a series of posts on Twitter.
Diddy's online TV channel is launching in October and he's keen to hire the freshest and most innovative people to appear on it from anywhere around the world. "I need individuals that are fearless and speak the truth. Young talent. Fresh faces. Attitude. I want to empower the creators of this generation and show artists this is their channel," he said in a statement launching the talent search.
Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Pink and Diddy are being lined up for the new season of American Idol.
Producers on the show are reportedly desperate to sign up the quartet to replace current judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson and Keith Urban after ratings fell dramatically this year.
"It's been a lackluster season for Idol and everyone involved with the show is well aware of it so that's why producers are franticly working on lining up big name stars for season 14. There's more drama going on behind the scenes of the show than on the stage, and that's why there's a major overhaul in the works. A telling sign was that the highlight of the season was Mariah and Nicki's explosive feud that was leaked on the web - and that was before the season even aired. Producers have been trying to recreate that buzz ever since and it hasn't worked - the public isn't buying it. The judges don't have real chemistry, and there's no real standout contestant," a source said.
The source additionally explained the choice in choosing the rumored new judges:
Sean Diddy Combs wants to be the newest judge on American Idol - so much so that he’s offered to take a pay cut.
Combs has stated that he’ll work for less than what the show formerly paid Simon Cowell, who will no longer be a judge on the popular reality series.
“As a matter of fact I have a new negotiation,” Sean Combs told British TV station GMTV. “I would take a five percent cut on what [Simon Cowell] was getting. He was on something like $34 million, and that’s peanuts.”
But we bet it pays better than VH1, right Diddy?
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In case you haven’t heard, VH1 is debuting a new reality series tonight. This time, there’s no dating game or gritty substance abuse - there’s just Diddy.
VH1’s I Want to Work for Diddy premieres tonight at 9pm ET. In this season opener, thirteen strangers (who answered the national wide cattle call VH1 put forth) will be welcomed to Bad Boy (the seat of Diddy’s empire) where they will be interviewed by a panel of Sean John’s most trusted employees. To get to Diddy, the contestants have to get past the panel.
In the show, Diddy (Sean Combs, Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, so on and so forth) is searching for a new personal assistant - someone to be at his beck and call and see to his needs 24/7. The cast includes a student, an Iraq war veteran, a personal trainer who likes dancing, a legal assistant, a writer who is a Harvard graduate, a few professional office assistants…and one transvestite.
If you just can’t wait until tonight, VH1 is offering a video preview of the first episode here.
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