As further proof that American Idol is looking to shake things up, sources confirm that producers have reached out to Sean "Diddy" Combs to gauge interest in a judging spot for the new season. Fox has no comment.
So what are the chances Diddy will sign on?
According to multiple sources close to the show, Diddy is currently considered a "long shot ." We're told the superstar rapper (who collaborated with Mariah Carey for her hit "Honey" back in 1997) hasn't expressed much interest thus farnot to mention, Fox might not be able to pay him what he's worth, after ponying up a reported $17 million for Mariah. (Not to mention, a reported $15 million for Britney Spears over on X Factor.)
Insiders tell us Idol producers have reached out to a surprising number of potential judges: "Something like 20," according to once source. As previously reported, some of those names include Adam Lambert, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Brad Paisley, Pink and Nick Jonas. Idol has put out a lot of feelers to come up with the right judging mix.
It is still not known if original Idol cast member Randy Jackson will return for the new season, and if so, in what capacity (judge or mentor).
"What you've got to realize is you've got to create a panel that gels," producer Nigel Lythgoe tells us." A panel that makes sense together. It's not just about three individuals."
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Throughout the night, she used her hand like a cat its tongue, rubbing her thighs like she's rolling out dough, patting her crotch as if slapping cheese on a burger.
Diddy is kind of funny. It would be gif central if he came on the show lmao.
Damn, they should have had him on when J. Lo was there haha
LOL cut dude some slack. He is bad at managing talent now but sometimes he gets it right. Biggie, Mase, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Danity Kane, were all good acts under his mentoring
Please no. He is too arrogant for TV and someone who ruins careers.
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