Entertainment behind the scenes
Okay. So he’s no Simon Cowell. But based on his first outing on the “American Idol” judging panel, Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler had the wackiness and unpredictability of the much-loved, and much-missed Paula Abdul.
With Jennifer Lopez breaking her heart over saying no to some of the wannabe pop stars, it was left to Tyler, 62, to inject much of the fun into the new line-up.
Whooping, clapping, hollering, and flirting with the contestants, the heavily made-up rocker also had the best of the jokes and one-liners — sometimes against himself.
“We are all here, because we’re not all there!” quipped Tyler — who has been in and out of rehab for addictions to everything from cocaine, to alcohol, to painkiller and sleep medication in his colorful 40-year stint with Aerosmith.
“American Idol” has finally announced its new judging panel, ending months of speculation about the future shape of the show.
But are Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and actress/singer Jennifer Lopez the right choice? And will star power be enough to keep old “Idol” fans (and hopefully millions more new ones) tuning in when the show returns in January?
Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler looks to be on his way to join “American Idol” in what would be the first bona fide rock star judge on the show’s panel.
But is Tyler, 62, the right fit for a show aimed squarely at middle America? And if Tyler is in place, as widely reported, can the “Idol” judging panel carry a second major artist if rumors about country star Shania Twain, or Jennifer Lopez, or even Jessica Simpson turn out to be correct?
Another day. Another potential “American Idol” judge surfaces.
Who knew Simon Cowell (or even Ellen DeGeneres) would be so hard to replace?
With Jennifer Lopez apparently out of the running for being “too demanding”, country singer Shania Twain’s name resurfaced on Thursday as “Idol” producers and the Fox television network searched for a new line-up in time for filmed auditions in mid-September for the show’s 10th season.
Twain proved an audience favorite after appearing earlier this year on the show, both as a guest judge and a celebrity mentor. The idea of Lopez, on the other hand, had not gone down so well with fans online, making you wonder whether her name had been deliberately floated by “Idol” insiders to gauge popular reaction before any deals were signed.
Like it or not “American Idol” will be getting a whole new talent line-up next season — and that’s just the judges.
But with Fox keeping their mouths firmly shut on who will replace Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres, it seems to be anyone’s guess as to what the new panel will look like, or even how many judges there will be.
“Did I trip a little bit? I don’t even remember,” the “Jenny from the Block” singer said on Monday morning to Ryan Seacrest on his Los Angeles radio show.
With Valentine’s Day coming up on Saturday, many movie fans will be looking for a good romance film to spark their own love life. But not all movie couples can convince fans they belong together, either on-screen or off.
Online ticket seller Fandango conducted a poll of customers buying tickets for February movies, asking people about their favorite and least-liked romantic movie pairings. On Tuesday, Fandango released a top 10 and worst 10 list.
Jennifer Lopez, 38, became the latest celebrity flocking to camp Obama when the singer and actress visited the Democratic presidential candidate’s senate offices this week. But her visit stopped short of an official endorsement.
On Thursday, Lopez’s spokeswoman issued a statement saying: “Tuesday afternoon, Ms. Lopez was on the Hill with her sister to meet with staff members of SEVERAL SENATORS to discuss issues she is interested in, such as health care and education. She did visit Obama’s office, but the SENATOR was not there. She did not meet him, but did discuss health care with members of his staff.”