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Producers Scramble to Find "American Idol" Judge After Dr. Luke Falls Through

Posted Thursday August 29, 2013 7:55 PM GMT

Wanting to be an "American Idol" judge so badly, the music producer known as “Dr. Luke” reportedly offered his bosses at Sony Music $6 million to let him do it. However, Sony said no because its competitor, Universal Music Group, holds the rights to “Idol” recordings; the musical “doctor” would essentially be helping Sony’s rival make millions.

“Idol” wanted Dr. Luke because of his impressive music industry credentials and he was reportedly offered $12 million to join the panel.


Dr. Luke Drops Out of “American Idol” Judging Panel

Posted Tuesday August 27, 2013 8:35 AM GMT

He seemed like the perfect complement to Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban at the “American Idol” judge’s table, but it turns out Dr. Luke can’t take the gig.


Report: Dr. Luke to Join "American Idol" Judging Panel

Posted Sunday August 25, 2013 12:09 PM GMT

After much speculation as to who would fill the third judges' seat on the new season of "American Idol," Lukasz Gottwald has signed on for the job.

According to E! News, the music producer, who is better known as Dr. Luke officially inked the deal after turned the gig down.


Report: Kanye West Turned Down Spot on "American Idol"

Posted Tuesday August 20, 2013 10:59 PM GMT

In what could have been quite a treat for audiences, Kanye West reportedly turned down a judge's position on this season's "American Idol."

According to Us Weekly, the "New Slaves" rapper was offered the third spot on judge's table for the upcoming 13th season.


Jennifer Lopez Set to Return to "Idol," According to Casper Smart

Posted Friday August 16, 2013 9:56 PM GMT

Not a single judge who’s left “American Idol” has ever come back. Not Paula, not Ellen, not Simon. But now, it looks like Jennifer Lopez could be the first panelist to return to the judging block.

As the aging series enters its 13th season, JLo’s boyfriend Caspar Smart says “yes,” his lady has agreed to return. He let the news slip while promoting his new show “A Step Away.”


Jennifer Lopez Almost On Board for “American Idol," Keith Urban Returning

Posted Thursday August 1, 2013 1:50 PM GMT

She spent two seasons behind the judge’s table at “American Idol,” and it sounds like Jennifer Lopez will be going for the hat trick.

The “Waiting for Tonight” songstress is “very close to signing a deal with FOX to return to American Idol next season,” according to an insider.


Nick Cannon Talks Amanda Bynes on “Howard Stern”

Posted Tuesday June 18, 2013 3:43 PM GMT

Stepping out for some media duties, Nick Cannon stopped by “The Howard Stern Show” in New York City this morning (June 18).

And during the course of the conversation, the “America’s Got Talent” hunk stumbled onto the topic of troubled actress Amanda Bynes.


Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman Talk “American Idol”

Posted Thursday June 6, 2013 11:38 AM GMT

He’s the only judge who hasn’t announced his future plans for “American Idol,” and Keith Urban says he’s not sure what will happen for next season.

The “Raining on Sunday” singer chatted with press at last night’s 2013 CMT Awards, declaring, “I have no idea! You probably know as much as I do!”