American Idol 2014 Judges: Keith Urban Will Return For Season 13!

Fabulous news to all those Keith Urban lovers out there hoping to see him as a judge again on American Idol 2014! It’s official, Keith will be coming back as an American Idol season 13 judge. We’re pleased as punch that the nice guy finished first, since the country star has stated repeatedly how much he wanted to come back. However, we really hope he will step up his game a bit and lay off the corny jokes a little this time around.

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“Keith did a great job last year. The fans really liked him. Keith’s a really funny guy,” Fox entertainment chief Kevin Reilly said at a Television Critics Association meeting on Thursday. “You could see how much he loved the show.”

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Beyonce Inauguration Lip Sync Defended By Jennifer Lopez And LeAnn Rimes

Beyonce Inauguration lip sync defended by Jennifer Lopez and LeAnn Rimes. Both Lopez and Rimes, who at one time or another have been there, done that as far as the lip-syncing goes, were asked about the budding scandal when they made their promotional rounds last night.  J.Lo while stopping by The Daily Show, and Rimes while talking to Jimmy Kimmel.

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And both were nothing but supportive.”I’m actually taking up for her on this one,” LeAnn said, arguing that the decision may not have been the singer’s to make. “There are times when people will ask you to do it, and they will not let you do it unless you do it because they want control over what happens.”
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J.Lo is Accessory at American Music Awards

Do people even expect much of J.Lo any more? Probably not, but you would likely expect someone known for their voice to be more than an accessory for a car on a nationally televised awards so. But maybe that’s too much to hope for. When J.Lo sang “On the Floor,” not only did it inspire remarks such as “embarrassing” and “cringe-inducing” but she was basically playing second fiddle to a car. Her song is showcased in a car commercial – which might have been the reason or inspiration for the performance – and when the  actual commercial ran not too long after the performance, there was hardly any difference between the two.

For something slightly less nauseating, we had to turn to Nicki Minaj (oh the irony) who won two awards and began to cry a bit in her acceptance speech. She may be outrageous, but at least she isn’t being upstaged by a car.

Bradley Cooper is the Sexiest Man Alive

At least, according to People magazine. Daniel Cooper – the star of The Hangover II – was named by the magazine as the sexiest man alive. He joins the ranks of Brad Pitt and George Clooney. And to that we say … really? Not that Cooper isn’t good looking – he’s a successful star in Hollywood, how could he not be?! – but he’s going to be listed alongside people like Johnny Depp, and we kind of don’t think they’re in the same category.

Of course there’s also that unquantifiable je ne sais quoi that Cooper definitely has – on-screen he’s charming yet quirky, lovable yet macho. He’s been linked to Jennifer Lopez and starred in big blockbuster movies so it’s not like he doesn’t have street cred. We’re just not sure if he’s Sexiest Man Alive material.

J-Lo has a microphone malfunction

It seems that sometimes sound engineers can’t fight their sympathy for music audiences, and one live sound guy probably lost his job over the weekend as he “accidentally” turned off Jennifer Lopez‘s microphone, saving thousands of people from having to hear her sing.

Moments after Lopez started her set at the Los Angeles KIIS FM Wango Tango concert on Saturday, everything went silent and fans started to wonder what had happened.  Lopez and her crew, however, didn’t know anything was wrong, and kept going despite the malfunction.  It wasn’t until the song was over that someone clued J-Lo in, which unfortunately prompted a repeat performance, this time with the microphone on.

J-Lo and Skeletor get their own music show

It’s no secret that Jennifer Lopez has always given favor to American Idol contestants who sing in Spanish, so now she and husband Marc Anthony have been handed their own TV show so they can find even more people to sing Latin music for them.  The show is going to be called Q’Viva! The Chosen (yes, really), and rather than being a competition, it’s going to be something… else.

Apparently Jennifer and Marc are going to travel all around the American continents, searching for the best Latin performers in the most unlikely places.  The idea, of course, is to uncover talent that would otherwise die a lonely death, but I imagine the hosts and producers of the show stand to gain just a little bit of money and attention, as well.  They need to fire whoever came up with that name, though

American Idol – first season without Simon Cowell

Well, the official ratings for the premiere of season 10 of American Idol were down from last year’s numbers, and most are speculating that it’s due to the departure of the man we all loved to hate, Simon Cowell. Having said that, I did watch both shows, and I have to say that the new set of judges really works for me.

I like Steven Tyler’s energy, and Jennifer Lopez comes across as much less of an a-hole than I’m used to.  Hopefully when word gets around about how well these three work together, the ratings will go back up again, because I think the facelift actually did the show some good.