Now that Dr. Luke is officially out of the running for American Idol's third judging spot, producers have set their eyes on an old friend of theirs. Harry Connick Jr., who has appeared on the Fox reality series many times as a mentor to the contestants, is in talks to join American Idol as a judge. So far only Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban are pretty much confirmed to return. Negotiations for Harry Connick Jr. to join are currently ongoing. He’s said about the show in the past that when it came down to him judging, “It's been talked about before, who knows what'll happen in the future." Harry' Connick Jr.’s reps haven’t commented, Fox hasn’t either. Think he’d make a good judge?
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are officially separated. The pair have been on a “break” for some time now, especially since Michael Douglas took their kids overseas to Sardinia without their mother, who has stayed in New York. The couple hasn’t started the paperwork process in the split. They definitely want what’s best for their kids, no matter what happens… but they haven’t been photographed together since April. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones has been through a lot in the past few years, Michael Douglas dealt with stage four throat cancer and chemotherapy while Catherine Zeta-Jones has been dealing with ongoing treatment for bipolar disorder. The stress has taken a tool on their marriage. The couple married in 2000.
Justin Bieber is up to his same old antics. He was pulled over in Calabasas for driving recklessly and during the stop, cops discovered that Justin Bieber shouldn't have been on the road in the first place because he's NOT licensed to drive in California. Cops noticed Justin Bieber's white Ferrari blowing through a stop sign. The good news, Justin Bieber was cooperative during the stop. He was cited for running the stop sign and for driving without a valid California License. If Justin Bieber wants to get back behind the wheel, he'll be required to hit up the closest DMV and obtain the proper California driver's license.
Bad news for Kris Jenner! The word on the street is that she’s been told by Fox executive that her six-week trial run at being a talk show host is OVER and won’t be renewed for a second run. The ratings were horrible and advertisers were less than enthusiastic about it. She did get a ratings bump for her last show when Kanye West revealed the first baby picture of their daughter, North West, but it wasn’t enough. FOX isn’t expected to make a formal announcement for a few weeks, out of respect to the current situation with the family over Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom’s marriage being in crisis. Sounds like a bad month for the family!
Looks like trouble in paradise for Miley Cyrus and her on and off again fiancé Liam Hemsworth. The two have always had a rocky relationship but now Miley Cyrus can blame her raunchy performance at the MTV Video Music Awards for putting an even BIGGER strain on the relationship. Liam Hemsworth is MORTIFIED by Miley Cyrus’ performance, and Liam Hemsworth couldn’t be going in a more clean-cut career path, which has him worried about his relationship with her. He is beyond embarrassed and his entire team is urging him to part ways with her because she’s nothing but negative for his reputation and career. No more time to babysit!
It’s that time again, rumors on who will be joining this season’s cast of Dancing With The Stars! So far we know this much: Glee’s Amber Riley and former scientologist Leah Remini have signed on for season 17. Also in final talks to compete on the show are Jack Osbourne and Jersey Shore alum Snooki. Other stars that are coming up in conversation, Valerie Harper, who recently revealed that she has terminal brain cancer, Saved By The Bell alumn Elizabeth Berkley, Christina Milian and former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson. The reveal will go down on Good Morning America on September 4th! Not a bad sounding line-up to me!
Add this to the list of reasons as to why we love Justin Timberlake! He was in the middle of a media tour in New York City when a mother stopped him and told him her amazing story of her 13-year-old daughter Giana, a Make-a-Wish child, who underwent serious brain surgery last year to fix a blockage in her pituitary gland. When Justin Timberlake heard that, he asked the mother to go and bring her daughter in from outside and Justin Bieber spoke to the teen for a few minutes! She asked him for his picture and Justin Timberlake agreed under one condition… she had to save the picture as her screen saver on her phone! DONE AND DONE! HOW COOL OF HIM!