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.
Just when you thought the drama revolving selecting a new judging panel for American Idol’s tenth season was over, a new wrench has derailed the process. After the-much-hyped speculation, Jennifer Lopez was taking a seat on the panel next year, it turns out J-Lo won’t be a judge after all. The singer-actress was close to finalizing a deal to become a permanent judge, but the deal fell apart, the last second.
Living up to her diva reputation, Lopez’s over-the-top demands got out of hand, forcing Fox to drop her. According to sources, “Fox had just had enough”. Now with La Diva Latina out, the network and producers are forced to head back to the drawing board. Perhaps this latest glitch will Kara DioGuardi a slim chance of retaining her seat.
Just in case you weren’t able to check out the MTV Movie Awards last night, I thought I’d share with you this sweet performance by Tropic Thunder’s Les Grossman (Tom Cruise) and diva Jennifer Lopez.
Tom Cruise earned some points with me for this. With all that Scientology mumbojumbo coupled with his self righteousness, I had written this clown off a long time ago. I have to say, I really do like him in a comedic role like this where he’s not afraid to get ugly – not afraid to Get Right.
After Cruise gets the crowd going on his own (with a bit of help from Ludacri … his wife Katie Holmes nervously watching in the audience), we get some fierce dance breaks with JLo and Cruise together, as she makes a dramatic silhouette revealed entrance.
Check it out!