Now it’s getting silly.
NBC 10 is reporting that Courtney Love, wife of the late Kurt Cobain and leader of the band Hole, is in the running to take Simon Cowell’s place at the American Idol judges’ table.
Yeah. Right. Courtney is known for doing copious amounts of drugs and making a spectacle of herself, both online and in public.
She’s put out a few decent records with her band Hole, but she’s also feuded publicly with the members of her husband’s band, Nirvana and her own daughter, who she no longer has custody of.
So family friendly, and so reliable. NOT. The NBC scoop is from “sources close to Love” so you know it’s her peeps just trying to get some buzz for their client’s DOA career.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that THEIR sources are reporting that Jessica Simpson DID meet with Idol executives, confirming earlier reports, but that she “is just one of ‘dozens’ of candidates who’ve been considered for an Idol gig when it returns in January 2011.
But, E Online has sources too, who say Jessica met with Idol producers but “nothing came of the confab, ” and that both Elton John and Justin Timberlake–two names floated recently for Simon’s job–met with producers and nothing came of those talks either. According to EW, those meetings took place “months ago.”
While TMZ claims that an announcement about Simon Cowell’s replacement won’t happen until early September, EW reports it could happen as early as Monday, during FOX day at the TCA press tour in Los Angeles.
Says the EW source, “The network’s dream scenario would be to make a splashy announcement at TCA on Monday morning. They’d be the talk of TCA, and the message to other networks would essentially be, ‘Follow that”
The only thing that media outlets appear to agree on, is that Nigel Lythgoe will return to American Idol. Tonight on Nigel’s dance competition show, So You Think You Can Dance, he slipped and called it American Idol. He said, something to the effect, “You know what’s been on my mind lately.”