Justin Bieber manager, Scooter Braun declined an offer to join the American Idol 13 judges panel, according to Hits Daily Double:
A source close to Scooter Braun tells us that Braun has formally declined the offer to become a judge on the upcoming season of American Idol. According to this insider, Braun concluded that the prime-time moonlighting gig didn’t make sense for his business because he can’t manage any of the aspiring acts that appear on the show. So the search continues.
With Dr. Luke also bowing out, who will take that third spot? Are you feeling the return of the Thing That Refuses to Die? I would not be surprised if Randy Jackson winds up back on the panel with Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez after all.
Randy is reportedly taking the place of Jimmy Iovine, who is rumored to be leaving American Idol, but when duty calls duty calls!
And what IS up, as some of you have pointed out, with Interscope, the label that releases Idol music, no longer listing American Idol on its website? Could there be a bigger shake up going on than even rumored? Hm.
If the producers can’t fill the seat in time, it won’t be a catastrophe. Season 9, when Ellen DeGeneres was brought on to the panel, but couldn’t accommodate the judges auditions in her schedule, different guest judges were enlisted to audition hopefuls in cities around the country. Ellen finally joined the group in Hollywood.