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American Idol Adds Fourth Judge
American Idol is adding a fourth judge to the panel – songwriter Kara DioGuardi.
“We are turning the heat up on Idol this year and are thrilled to welcome Kara to the judges’ table,” show creator Simon Fuller said in a statement released Monday. “She is a smart, sassy lady, and one of America’s most successful songwriters. We know she will bring a new level of energy and excitement to the show.”
So what is Kara’s deal? She’s been responsible for hitssung by Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, The Jonas Brothers, Gwen Stefani, Celine Dion, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Santana, and Pink.
Looks like AI is trying to keep things fresh and exciting. The last 27 seasons have had slight alterations as we progressed over the years.
What do you think about adding the fourth judge? What happens if it’s an even split decision? Which will probably happen more times than not! Don’t you need an odd number of judges? Perhaps this is a way for American Idol to ensure more conflict.
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Official Dancing With The Stars Cast List Revealed
This show is like DRUGS to some people, it’s so addicting. I know tons of people that are hooked so I’m sure a lot of you out there will probably be excited to hear the official cast reveal for Dancing With the Stars.
- Lance Bass
- Cloris Leachman
- Ted McGinley
- Brooke Burke
- Toni Braxton
- Misty May-Treanor
- Maurice Green
- Jeffrey Ross
- Rocco DiSpirito
- Warren Sapp
- Cody Linley
- Susan Lucci
- Kim Kardashian
If you don’t know who some of the contestants are, you can get a little mini bio over at UsWeekly. And in case you were wondering, Kim K. has already announced that she’ll still participate in the show despite injuring her foot so badly that her room looked "like a murder scene."
"I will be able to dance. I will make it."
Will knowing she’s dancing on an injury make you more sympathetic to her or do you already have another favorite contestant you’ll be rooting for?
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Paparazzi No Longer Interested In John Mayer
John Mayer supposedly loves the attention from the paparazzi, but apparently the paparazzi no longer love him. Now that he’s no longer with Jennifer Aniston, the press attention has died down.
“He thinks he’s famous as Jen now. Last week he went to a party, tipped
off the paps, and even had decoy cars at the ready when he was
leaving,” says one paparazzo. “Nice, but no one bothered to follow
them, which made John think he ‘lost’ everyone, when really no one
bothered to follow him.”
The value of a John Mayer photo on it’s own isn’t worth it for some of the agencies.
“Pictures of him and Jen were selling for $20,000 at one point. A
picture of him alone gets $200 now. Chasing him from his apartment to
Nobu is hardly worth it.”
$20,000, WOW. But, I believe it. I remember when the first fuzzy pics of John and Jen at the pool together came out…we were all shocked and dying for more!
Are you still interested in John without Jen?
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Melanie Brown To Renew Her Wedding Vows For $400,000
Spice Girl Melanie Brown is to renew her wedding vows – reportedly earning $400,000 for her trouble.
The singer is said to have signed a lucrative deal with OK! magazine to cover the event, slated to take place at a high-class resort in Egypt.
Brown wed film producer Stephen Belafonte 15 months ago in a low-key ceremony in Las Vegas.
Now the couple is planning to celebrate their nuptials by throwing an expensive party packed with celebrity friends.
A source tells British newspaper The Daily Mirror,
"Mel and Stephen wanted a lavish do to celebrate their relationship. They agreed to allow the event to be covered by a magazine but are obliged to fulfill certain requirements. One of these is a certain quota of well-known faces – family and close friends simply won’t do."
Isn’t this… wrong? It’s like a planned wedding with a planned audience. Is it as special this way? Are we going to ooh and ahhh at Melanie in her wedding gown knowing these details?
Photos by Bauer Griffin
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Shauna Sand Knows How To Dress For A Walk On The Beach
Shauna Sand Lamas wore some interesting footwear while on the beach with one of her three daughters. I don’t know what’s funnier. The fact that she owns the shoes to begin with, or the fact that she wore them to the beach.
Photos by Bauer Griffin
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Amanda Bynes In Minor Car Accident – At Fault
Police have determined actress Amanda Bynes is to blame for a car accident that left another driver with minor injuries.
The Hairspray star, 22, was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol when she caused the collision on Saturday in Los Angeles, authorities confirm.
Sgt. Murrel Pettway of the Los Angeles Police Department tells People.com,
"Ms Bynes was driving a BMW when she made an unsafe turn and another car hit her. It was determined that she was at fault, but no crime was committed. The other driver complained of minor injuries. Drugs and alcohol were not involved. It was just a typical car accident.
There was no serious damage to either vehicle."
Photos by WENN
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