Nicki Minaj is to star in her own reality TV show.
The "Starships" hitmaker - who was recently unveiled as a judge on American Idol - is said to have begun filming a fly-on-the-wall documentary series for the E! network earlier this week, gossip blogger Perez Hilton has revealed.
Insiders are convinced the eccentric singer will make for great viewing. "Nicki's life on camera will blow away all other previous reality stars," one insider said.
There's no word yet as to when the series is expected to air.
Nicki recently revealed she agreed to judge American Idol because it is such a "credible" show: "This is such a credible brand. It's really serious, it's real deal it's not anything else other than really looking for talent. If I can be a part of that I'm really down for it."
Dina Lohan wants to do another interview with Dr. Phil McGraw. The mother of troubled actress Lindsay Lohan wants a second chance to sit down with the chat show host following her disastrous appearance on his show earlier this week, according to TMZ.
Dina - who has been labeled "the worst mother in America" - is said to be eager to prove she is not a complete train wreck. She was slammed by Dr. Phil as a "phony and inauthentic" for appearing intoxicated and making rude gestures during the recent interview.
Sources close to Dina say she was extremely emotional and does not believe the interview was a fair representation of her character. The mother-of-four is reported to have reached out to Dr Phil for a do-over. It is not yet known whether the no-nonsense talk show host - who admitted to Dina that he was unimpressed with her attitude - is interested in speaking to her on camera again.
Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez are set to host The X Factor. The pop star search show started last week, but still lacks a presenter to front its live episodes, but sources say reality TV star Khloe and former Saved by the Bell actor are the poised to sign on as presenters.
Mario - who appeared in the third season of Dancing with the Stars in 2006 - was tipped to host the first series of the show last year, but the job went to Steve Jones, who was dropped after unsatisfactory ratings. Show boss Simon Cowell has previously hinted Khloe, 28, was his first choice to host the show. "I know whom I would like, but now I have to get it approved by the network. We have screen-tested a load of people ... It could be a Kardashian. I think that would work. I'm a fan of putting inexperienced hosts on this show. We have to find people who have a great chemistry, but Khloe is definitely up there in the running," he said earlier this year.
Enrique Iglesias has been offered a judging role on American Idol.
The "Hero" singer has reportedly been given the chance to join Mariah Carey - the only person confirmed to appear on the new panel so far - when the 12th series of the show returns next year. Website Entertainment Weekly says he has been offered $4 million to appear on the talent search show.
If Enrique does take the role, he will have been in a good position to pick up tips from ex-judge Jennifer Lopez - who quit this year after two seasons - over the last few months as he has been touring with her. Longstanding panelist Randy Jackson is thought to be stepping into more of a mentor role, while producers are thinking of expanding the judging desk to include four people.
In the frame are said to be rapper Nicki Minaj, Australian country artist Keith Urban and pop singer Adam Lambert.
Khloe Kardashian is reportedly the frontrunner to host the US version of The X Factor.
The 28-year-old reality star impressed TV bosses with her bubbly personality and witty comebacks during her screen test, and producers including Simon Cowell want her to present the Fox reality show in a bid to attract younger viewers. "There's at least an 85 per cent chance she'll get the job," a source told TMZ.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is said to be the first choice over other contenders including Kelly Osbourne, Mario Lopez and Stacy Keibler in the fight to replace Steve Jones as the host of the show's second season.
The feisty socialite recently expressed her interest in the presenting job, saying, "I'm a big fan of The X Factor. I've always wanted to do hosting or talk show hosting, so it's definitely something that I would love to do and would be honored to do. To be on such a huge show like that with those judges, I would have so much fun doing that. I love Simon (Cowell). I think he's amazing."
Randy Jackson has left American Idol as a judge.
The music producer - who has been on the panel of the show since it began - will instead become a "mentor" behind the scenes, as producers still want him involved. "There's some concern among the brass that Jackson is not well-suited for the mentor role... but they feel they need him because he's the glue that helps keep the show together," a source told TMZ.
Mariah Carey has already signed on to be a judge on the show - after Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler quit - and Nicki Minaj is expected to be another new addition. Mariah is not thought to be a fan of Nicki's, although producers are delighted at the prospect of conflict between them both.
Currently it is hoped there will be four judges this year, with the third seat taken by a country music star and the fourth unknown.
Alanis Morissette is in talks to join the judging panel of American Idol.
The 38-year-old singer is said to be "excited" at the prospect of joining the show, especially because it would help boost sales of her forthcoming album Havoc and Bright Lights, which is released later this month.
"Alanis is really excited about the prospect of being on the show. She has a new album coming out and the publicity would be great. She kind of disappeared for a while to get married and have a baby, but now she's ready to get her career back on track," a source said.
Alanis is seen by show bosses as a perfect replacement for departed judge Steven Tyler, who quit the talent contest along with Jennifer Lopez last month. "They have Mariah Carey for the diva figure on the show and Alanis would be the honest judge who could really teach the contestants important lessons about the music business. Nothing is signed yet, but they're negotiating and near closing a deal," the source added.
Nick Jonas has made it apparent that he wants to serve as a judge on American Idol.
"The rumors are true… I am being considered to be a judge on American Idol, and it would be a dream come true if it happens. #nickonidol," he wrote on his Twitter page.
If hired for the show, the singer would join Mariah Carey - who reportedly signed on for $18 million - on the judging panel. There is no word yet as to whether Randy Jackson, the remaining judge following the departures of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, will return for the upcoming season.
While Nick has never participated in a reality musical competition, his brother Joe will be appearing alongside Nelly and Gloria Estefan as a mentor in The Next: Fame is at Your Doorstep, which premieres on The CW this month.
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Khloe Kardashian is being lined up to present The X Factor.
The 28-year-old star is one of a number of big names in the running to replace Steve Jones as the host of the pop star search show, including Kelly Osbourne, Mario Lopez and Stacy Keibler, with boss Simon Cowell keen to have one man and one woman take on the job.
"They're doing the auditions without a host so it's no big deal they don't have hosts right now. Simon really wants to take his time. The two person thing didn't work out the first time and he wants to make sure it works this time," a source said.
Nicole Scherzinger initially hosted the show alongside Steve, but then the "Poison" singer took Cheryl Cole's place on the judging panel after the British singer was given the boot. However, Nicole and fellow panelist Paula Abdul did not return for the second series and were replaced by Britney Spears and Demi Lovato.
Adam Lambert is set to join the American Idol judging panel.
The flamboyant singer - who came second on the talent search contest in 2009 - is said to have been in talks for a month with show bosses, who see him as the perfect addition to the programme because he has such a big fan base and would understand the challenges the contestants must deal with.
"He personifies the show, and will be a popular choice right from the start. He knows what it's like to be on the receiving end of the judges' comments, he has a human touch, and they know they can't go wrong if they bring him on. He would be able to bring a unique perspective to the show. People love him," a source told E! News.
The panel currently features Jennifer Lopez - who is rumored to be leaving to focus on her music career - Steven Tyler, both of whom joined the show two years ago, and Randy Jackson, who has been a judge since it began.
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