According to The Hollywood Reporter, American Idol's Randy Jackson is pitching a daytime talk show.The trade paper claims Jackson's potential chat show won't be all about music, given his background. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter:
He wants to talk about things that will be hip next. He thinks he has his finger on the pulse.
Out Magazine has published its 100 Most Eligible Bachelors. While You Tube sensation, singer-songwriter Jay Brannon, topped the list, two openly gay daytime actors made the cut as well. Thom Bierdz (Phillip, The Young and the Restless) and Scott Evans (ex-Fish, One Life to Live) came in at number 8 and number 10 respectively. Also making the cut is Glee star and recent Golden-Globe winner Chris Colfer who comes in at number 4. American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert is once again runner-up, coming in at number 2. Check out the full list here.
One Life to Live’s Kassie DePaiva, hubby James DePaiva (ex-Max Holden, OLTL) (pictured with their son JQ above) and co-stars Brian Kerwin, Gina Tognoni and Melissa Archer showed their support for the "Hear for the Future" Center for Hearing & Communication Centennial Gala on October 18 at the 583 Park Avenue in New York City. The event, which also featured appearances by American Idol finalist Crystal Bowersox and hitmaker Joey McIntyre, helped raise money to support the Center for Hearing and Communication, which provides hearing health services for people of all ages. See photos and watch a poignant video from the gala after the jump! READ MORE
Wow! What a difference overnight press releases make! First came the news that Ellen DeGeneres had quit American Idol, claiming it was "not a right fit" for her. Which...yeah totally true. She was absolutely not a right fit as a judge and contributed in part to the lackluster season. On her own website, DeGeneres released this statement regarding her departure:
A couple months ago, I let FOX and the "American Idol" producers know that this didn't feel like the right fit for me. I told them I wouldn't leave them in a bind and that I would hold off on doing anything until they were able to figure out where they wanted to take the panel next. It was a difficult decision to make, but my work schedule became more than I bargained for. I also realized this season that while I love discovering, supporting and nurturing young talent, it was hard for me to judge people and sometimes hurt their feelings. I loved the experience working on "Idol" and I am very grateful for the year I had. I am a huge fan of the show and will continue to be.
Good for her at least for recognizing her limitations. Someone who could use similar self-awareness is Kara DioGuardi, who came aboard the Idol train in 2009, was not very popular with fans (and often gave completely wrong-headed, nonsense critiques) and still came back for another go-around in 2010. Now, TMZ is reporting that DioGuardi has been fired! TMZ also added this titbit: that the new judges panel will consist of Steven Tyler!, Jennifer Lopez!! and well...yeah, Randy Jackson (who really should have been the first to leave. Ellen and Kara were useless for one and two seasons respectively; Randy has been useless since the beginning of the show, IMO). READ MORE
Could Ryan Seacrest be getting an Oprah-style talk show on CBS? According to LA Radio, it sounds like it might be in the works.
Another scenario has surfaced that deserves mentioning – that Ryan might leave his radio home at Clear Channel and jump ship to CBS. The move would be predicated on CBS’ interest in Ryan hosting an afternoon Oprah-type show for the start of the 2011 season. Ryan was very friendly with CBS president/ceo Les Moonves at a recent Lakers game. Some have suggested that they have already had conversations.