TMZ reports that reality star, Jessica Simpson, has had “several meetings” with Idol execs, and that there’s “mutual interest” in Jessica becoming one of the Idol judges.
They claim Jessica will “take Simon’s place, ” but that seems unlikely, doesn’t it? An earlier report says she’s being considered as part of an “overhaul” of the current judges’ panel.
Also, TMZ reports that an official announcement on the make up of the judges’ panel will happen around the beginning of September.
- Read more at TMZ
All this, on the heels of the news that Nigel Lythgoe may return to American Idol as a CKX representative. Read more about that HERE.
All I can say is UGH JESSICA SIMPSON. We can make fun of flakey Paula Abdul all we want, but prior to her career as a reality star, Paula was a hit-making performer and a world-renowned choreographer.
Jessica Simpson’s claim to fame is not knowing the difference between chicken and tuna, plus countless appearances in the gossip rags for her personal drama and lame romances. Argh.
Deadline Hollywood reports that Elton John and Justin Timberlake are not considering offers to take spots on the judges panel as previously reported.