Wednesday, September 15, 2010
J.Lo Newest “American Idol” Judge!
Actress/Singer Jennifer Lopez FINALLY signed a $12 million contract to join the judging panel for American Idol today.
There had been talk for the last three months that she would be joining the Fox Network Show, but supposedly negotiations fell through because Lopez wanted not only a hefty salary, but also a development deal.
But all that’s in the past! They got Lopez! At $12 million a year she’ll be the highest member on the show (formerly a position held by Ryan Seacrest!), but hey . . . they got her.
American Idol first aired in 2002, and quickly became the hottest show on network television. Millions of viewers tuned in each episode to see what the judges – Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson – would say about some of the fools who got up on the stage and thought they could sing. Simon was the meanie, Paula was the softie, and Randy kept it real.
But when Abdul left the show in 2009 when producers refused to raise her $5 million a year salary to $15-20 million. She as replaced by Kara DiGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres, and ratings began to slip. In 2009 the show was beaten, on a regular basis by ABC’s Dancing With The Stars.
When Simon Cowell announced earlier this year that he was leaving the show, Fox really began to panic; so much so that they decided to go back to their original format of three judges. Reportedly Steven Tyler, lead singer of Aerosmith, will be joining the show along with J.Lo.
Dancing With The Stars better watch out! Cause, you know Jenny from the Block is going to bust out with a mean salsa or tango at least a few times during the season.
In your face, Donny Osmond!
Michael Vick Leads List of Most Hated Sports Figures!
The Q Company, a marketing firm, yesterday released it's list of the top six hated sports figures, based on a national survey. Though they did not say why these athletes were picked, I've made some educated guesses, and they're listed below along with their rankings on the list.
Number 1 - Michael Vicks (Philadelphia Eagles backup Quarterback)
The dog-fighting conviction. People don’t like it when you abuse and kill nice little doggies; especially those PETA folks. (But really, and truly? Not just those PETA folks!)
Cheating on his wife with about a zillion women? Tsk, tsk, tsk. We all felt cheated by him – meaning we thought (we hoped?) he really had a squeaky clean personal life to go along with his squeaky clean media image.
Um, because he’s an egotistical – though talented – creep?
He’s been the sports fans’ whipping boy for years. Mainly from people who like Shaquille O’Neal. (Are we sure O’Neal isn’t part of the Q Group?) And oh, yeah . . . Kobe also cheated on his wife. Though, personally, I think he should have been given some "nice points" for the rock he bought her.
Number 6 - LeBron James (Miami Heat)
How dare he leave Cleveland!!!! Okay, it’s likely more the way he did it, rather than the fact that he did it. I mean, really . . . an ESPN special to announce his decision? Did he really think the world was THAT interested in his decision? I mean, yeah, I wanted to know, but I could have just gone with a regular old press release or even a press conference. Yes, yes, I know . . . the proceeds went to a good cause. But it just came off as extremely egotistical, and that’s on top of the whole state of Ohio considering him a traitor.
These are my guesses as to why the American sports fans hate the above athletes. What do you think?