According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kelly Clarkson’s reps say she will NOT be judging season 13 of American Idol, despite rumors to the contrary. E News went so far as to report that an all-alum panel was a 95% done deal, with Kelly, Jennifer Hudson and possibly Clay Aiken or Adam Lambert vying for the 3rd spot.
Adam Lambert has said on several occasions that he would be thrilled to sit on the Idol panel, but according to a source, Adam’s reps have NOT heard from Idol bosses the possibility of joining the show as a judge.
And yet another source tells THR that the producers first choice is to bring Jennifer Lopez back (UGHHH NOOOO) and that will.i.am is also high on the list. However, a source close to the Black Eyed Pea says that it’s “doubtful” the singer would have time for the gig.
Kelly has made it clear in interviews that she would not be comfortable judging a reality show, although she loves to mentor, as she did on The Voice and last year’s summer competition, Duets. She’s got too much going on to make room for Idol anyway.
These rumors swirling around the blog-o-sphere just 1 week after the Idol confetti fell? They sound like a lot of insider speculation and ass talking. FOX won’t announce who is sitting on the Idol panel until September or October. In the meantime, the feeding frenzy for “sources” and “scoops” amongst the entertainment rags will continue All. Summer. Long.
Doesn’t THAT sound like fun? Sigh.
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