Just in time for American Idol’s Season 10 premiere, we receive a new song by new judge, Jennifer Lopez. “On The Floor” was supposed to premiere on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show this week, but thanks to some rogue hackers, we get to preview the track online. J.Lo enlists Cuban rapper Pitbull on this latin-flavored uptempo track. Could this be the track that propels Lopez back to pop music relevancy?
The Latina multi-hyphenate has struggled to release her seventh studio album, “Love?” since late 2009. The intended lead single, “Louboutins” flopped majorly for the “Selena” actress. None of the other promo singles fared much better, prompting her departure from Epic Records. Just like Mariah Carey who was dumped by Epic and regrouped with Island/Def Jam, Lopez did the same and signed with the same label shortly thereafter. In-demand hitmaker producer RedOne was hired by the label to revamp the CD with a new sound.
Judging by the sounds of it, RedOne has successfully worked his magic once again. Supposedly, this leaked track is an unfinished version of the final product. If it is, I hope the final version shortens Pitbull’s rap at the beginning of the track. He doesn’t need to blabber on for almost a minute. If “On The Floor” sounds somewhat familiar, it’s because it samples Kaoma’s 1989 hit “Lambada“. Check out the hot new track below.
Last night, Barbara took over the television with her one on one with Oprah Winfrey and her annual Top 10 Most Fascinating People for 2010. Although nine of the names were known previously, no one knew who the most fascinating person would be until the end of the segment.
Barbara went through the Top 10 list, starting at (10). Betty White started the list off – God love her. I loved that Barbara asked her “Does one have sex at 88 years old? Betty responds,”If one gets lucky I bet they do.” Haha. Of course! Next on the list at (9) is Mark Zuckerberg. Although she didn’t interview him, it’s certainly fascinating that one in fourteen people in the world have signed up for something that he created. I don’t even know that one in fourteen people eat an apple a day! Justin Bieber sang to Barbara from (8) on the list, singing, “My favorite, my favorite, my favorite girl, is Barbara…Walters”. Next on the list was the cast of Jersey Shore at (7). Barbara went through their crazy lifestyle and all their slang, and wrapped up their segment by saying “They are something. I don’t know what. But they are something.”
The next person was Sandra Bullock at (6) for her crazy year, and coming out on top with such dignity. Jennifer Lopez took the number (5) spot, where she denied the rumors that she’d be a diva on American Idol, and talked about how her hubby has taught her how to live outside the public eye. Lebron James, the NBA superstar took spot number (4). He took Cleveland’s losing team and made them a huge success but broke hearts when he decided to take himself down to Miami. The future Queen of England, Kate Middleton took (3) for her immense but all too important formula to being a successful partner to a prince, and Sarah Palin took the (2) spot on the list, saying she thinks she could win against Obama in a run for president.
You can tell the holiday season is in full swing, when “Top 10″ lists of 2010 start popping out every two seconds. One of the most revered and longest-running lists is Barbara Walters’s “Most Fascinating List”. On today’s “The View“, Bawbwa released eight of the ten names making her “2010 Most Fascinating List“. The other two names and Most Fascinating person won’t be revealed until her ABC special airs on Dec. 9 at 10pm EST.
Would he stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers, or won’t he? That was the multi-million dollar question everyone was asking during the summer. With his contract expiring with the Cavs, Lebron James became a sought-after free agent. In an unprecedented move, LeBron announced his decision live on CNN’s “The Decision” in an hour long live special. His decision to play for the Miami Heat for the 2010-2011 season was greeted with cheers in Florida, but provoked outrage and riots in Cleveland. Feeling betrayed by James, loyal Cavs’ fans burned memorabilia and jerseys featuring his number and image. With the furor he elicited, he definitely deserves a slot as one of the most fascinating of the year.
Take your first look at American Idol’s Season 10 judges first day on the job. Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez joined Ryan Seacrest and Randy Jackson for the first time on the panel during the Jersey City, New Jersey auditions. Returning executive producer, Nigel Lythgoe tweeted the above picture.
I’m not sure how I feel about the placement of the judges. It looks to me that Jackson is occupying Simon’s old spot. Let’s hope he’s NOT the main voice and moderator for this season. If he is, I’m officially resigning from this show. I’d rather have both Ellen & Kara back instead of enduring him utter another “dawg”, “pitchy” or “keeping it real” next season. Having said that, seeing the judges together for the first time behind the panel, makes me uber excited to see what their chemistry is like when Idol returns.
In a live press conference today, American Idol’s new judges’ panel were announced by host Ryan Seacrest at The Forum in Los Angeles. The announcement was very dramatic with big build up for each of the two newcomers being brought to the stage. One of them even had a crazy smoke machine and she came out of the ground.
Jennifer Lopez commenced filming over the weekend on what will be a viral video of her song “Take Care“. The leak came from someone named Ashley Everett’s Twitter, who was working on the video with the personal assistant-less diva this past weekend. Along with the photo, she posted:
“I had a blast working with @JLO shes an amazing person inside & out! Very down to earth and incredibly talented! I wish her only the best:).”
This all coming at the same time as rumors are resurfacing that she actually is going to be the new American Idol judge after all, replacing one of the two former judges, Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres. Sources at US Weekly have reported that an insider has said, “It ended up working out and they have a good agreement.” Rumor has it she’s settled for a salary of $12 million. Steven Tyler would be the other replacement. Should be a very interesting season….
What do you think? True or false? What’s your favorite J Lo music video?
Though most people weren’t expecting Kara DioGuardi to come back to Idol, it wasn’t official until Friday. The songwriter had one more year in her contract, that the show chose not to exercise. Many had speculated Fox would only renew her contract if they couldn’t find another female judge to replace her spot. With her officially off the panel, it’s all but assured that American Idol has secured another full-time judge.
“I felt like I won the lottery when I joined ‘American Idol’ two years ago, but I feel like now is the best time to leave ‘Idol,’” says DioGuardi. “I am very proud to have been associated with ‘American Idol’ – it has truly been an amazing experience. I am grateful to FOX, FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment, as well as the cast, crew and contestants, for all they have given to me. I look forward to my next challenge, and want to thank everyone who has supported me. All the best to everyone on Season 10!”
Are you a glutton for punishment? Do you want to walk around eggshells 24/7? If you answered yes to those questions, then you might have what it takes to work for J. Lo. While it’s widely known Jennifer Lopez can be high maintenance, a few of her “must-haves” for her new assistant, caught me off guard. It’s stuff like this that makes Jenny more known for her diva demands then for her music or movies. Here are some of the requirements a source revealed to Life & Style’s Scene Queens.
“The job is six days a week, at least 12-hour days with one day off, but you may not get off for weeks,”
Not only does her assistant have to work those hours, but the individual has to be on call 24 hours a day, seven days week. Might as well throw out having a life of your own, out the window.
“The person has to be graceful under pressure, have a thick skin and be resourceful in foreign countries, among other things,”
Thick skin for sure, you know Jenny from the Block will be throwing some of her Bronx attitude to you, if she doesn’t get her way. Resourceful in other countries. I’m surprised she didn’t require her assistant to be fluent in other languages.