Rumors continue to swirl about who will replace former American Idol judges Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi. It was sounding pretty certain that Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler would complete the judges panel with Idol veteran Randy Jackson, but now sources are saying that Idol is no longer interested in Jennifer Lopez because she is too much of a diva.
According to a source, “Her demands got out of hand…Fox had just had enough.”
With Nigel Lythgoe back as part of the American Idol executive producing team, it will be interesting to see who gets considered now. It has been rumored that Nigel would like Paula Abdul back on the show.
Randy Jackson said last week, “The only thing that’s for sure [about the upcoming 10th season] is Ryan [Seacrest]. Nothing has been decided…If Jennifer Lopez is a judge I would be very happy. I love her.”
Hopefully Randy won’t be heartbroken over this.
So American Idol fans will continue to wait in anticipation to see who will be judging the talent on the coming season.
The 10th season of American Idol will premiere on Fox on January 12, 2011.