Earlier today (May 9), we learned that ‘American Idol’ producers reportedly plan to replace judges Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey and Keith Urban with a new set of panelists next season due to low ratings. Never one to bite her tongue, Minaj responded to the rumors and Jackson confirmed that he has, in fact, decided to call it quits.
Now that Steven Tyler has officially bailed on 'American Idol' and it's looking more and more like Jennifer Lopez will follow suit, that's two Chairs of Judgment that need to be filled. Or is it three?
Sources close to the show say Randy Jackson, the only original 'Idol' panelist left, is packing up his iffy fashion sense and hitting the door, too.
They're competing for a similar demographic, so it only stands to reason that the 'American Idol' judges might not be on the friendliest of terms with their counterparts on NBC's upstart hit 'The Voice.' But it's still a little surprising to watch the war of words that seems to be unfolding between Adam Levine and Randy Jackson.
Jennifer Lopez called into Ryan Seacrest's radio show to promote her new line of apparel, accessories and home goods at Kohl's, and to check in and reveal how 'American Idol' Season 11 auditions are going. J Lo spilled that she already had her first battle with her fellow judges during the process. As the host of 'Idol,' Seacrest was there and said he thought he could see Lopez's blood boiling over the disagreement.