Report: Jennifer Lopez Out As New ‘American Idol’ Judge; Mariah Carey Wants In?

Jennifer Lopez’s diva-like demands reportedly cost her the ‘American Idol’ job. A source told People that Jennifer’s demands were too much and now the deal is off the table.

Her demands got out of hand, says the source. Fox had just had enough.

Am I the only one who would LOVE to know what her demands were?

Rumor has it that the network is now taking another look at people who were at the top of their list.

Nick Cannon said that wife Mariah Carey would love to be on the show, if it fit with her schedule:

She talks about it. She says, I would love to do that, the America’s Got Talent host told THR. She is one of the greatest singers of our time; she would be great. I don’t know if she has enough time, though, but if they could work with her schedule, I know she would love to do Idol. Let’s start the campaign!

This is getting almost as drawn out as casting the lead for ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’! LOL! Is there anyone that you’d like to see in the judge’s chair? Are you sad that J-Lo won’t be one of them? What do you think of Mariah as a judge?

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Fantasia Was Nearly Unconscious After OD, According To 911 Tapes

This is sad and scary. A 911 call surrounding Fantasia Barrino’s hospitalization has been released, leading to speculation that they may be more to the story than her rep was letting on yesterday.

Fantasia Barrino was slipping in and out of consciousness and bleeding after downing a bottle of Aspirin and a sleep aid Monday night, according to the 911 call obtained by

Says a male voice (likely her manager, Brian Dickens, who signed the police report), “An individual took a bottle of Asprin and she is slowly losing consciousness.”

The winner of ‘American Idol’ season 3 is currently listed in stable condition at a North Carolina hospital. Her manager released a statement that didn’t address the 911 tapes, but indicated that Fantasia is in the midst of a difficult time.

Fantasia is a fighter and a survivor. This is not the hardest thing Fantasia has endured. Fantasia will be stronger, smarter, and better for it. Her work has always inspired her and served as a source of strength.”

Sending wishes for a speedy recovery Fantasia’s way.

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Julianne Hough Introduces Ryan Seacrest To Her Family

This is always a big step in any relationship!

In Touch says that Ryan Seacrest has met girlfriend Julianne Hough’s extended family – and it’s love all around.

The ‘American Idol’ star, 35, flew into singer/dancer Julianne’s adopted hometown of Nashville, Tenn., in June, when he met his girlfriend’s extended family for the first time at a celebration for her sister Katherine’s 27th birthday. He’s not afraid to take things to the next level, a pal tells In Touch. Everyone is shocked by how fast things are moving.

There’s more! Apparently, Ryan wants Julianne to move into his home in LA with him, and goes out of way to show her how much her cares about her.

The insider says that Ryan has gone overboard with romantic gestures, and Julianne loves it! Recently, the insider says, he paid for her entire suite at a hotel to be covered in orchids, pansies and roses. here were rose petals in the Jacuzzi, bouquets all over the floor, flowers on the coffee table, and petals all over her bed, the insider says. The gesture was beautiful and made Julianne’s heart melt.

He is definitely dropping some serious cash on her!

What do you think about this relationship? Is it a good idea for them to move in together, or should they wait a little longer?

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Topless Photo Of ‘Bachelorette’ Ali Fedotowsky For Sale

Of COURSE there’s a topless pic floating around. Isn’t that becoming the natural course for reality TV personalities? Radar Online reports that an ex-boyfriend of the latest star of ‘Bachelorette,’ Ali Fedotowsky, is offering up a picture of Ali topless. For a price.

“An ex-boyfriend of Ali is using a broker to shop the photograph,” a source told exclusively. “No deal has been made yet but the ex has a lot of other material from his time dating her.”

Various media outlets, including, have been contacted about the photograph, which purportedly shows Ali topless, on her knees, with her hands on her breasts. Beer is being poured on her breasts by someone who is off camera. Only one hand of that person is visible.

Goodness! To have someone you once trusted do this to you is disgusting. But in this day and age, this certainly isn’t a threat to a career in Hollywood. And we already knew Ali was a party girl.

What do you think is worse: this alleged topless pic or the one where Ali is allegedly smoking from a bong?

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Blake Lively Wants Off ‘Gossip Girl’

“Sources” (you know how reliable they can be :) are saying Blake Lively wants off the TV show that made her famous, ‘Gossip Girl.’

A source told heat magazine: “Blake has asked producers to kill off her character. She’s tired of working on the show. It was great at the beginning, but she’s started to get bored of her storylines and all the petty fights on set.

“Nearly all the cast members have had some kind of bust-up. Besides the fact that she gets to work with her boyfriend, Blake wants to leave.”

Blake’s even supposedly gone so far as to pitch possible storylines that would lead to the exit of her character, Serena van der Woodsen.

The source added: “Serena’s been the show’s most dramatic character and Blake thinks she deserves a fitting exit. Execs aren’t convinced they’ll let her go but ideas have been thrown around. Suicide is one, though it’s likely to be an accident.”

Also, surprise, surprise, Blake is ready to focus on her feature film career.

The insider explained: “She’s grown up and though she’s grateful to ‘Gossip Girl’ for giving her the status she’s achieved, it doesn’t fit her future plans.”

Haven’t we heard that before from actors who break out on TV shows? On one hand, I completely understand wanting to advance your career, but on the other, it seems only fair to honor your contract (like Steve Carrell in ‘The Office’).

Besides, isn’t Serena the main character in the ‘Gossip Girl’ book series? Is the TV show that different? I don’t see how Blake can leave ‘Gossip Girl.’ Besides, look at the pictures below of Blake and real-life boyfriend Penn Badgley on set together. Don’t they look like they’re having fun?

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Inmate Alleges Lindsay Lohan Received Special Treatment In Jail

Sadly, I’m not even surprised. Radar Online reports that Kate A., who was also an inmate at Century Regional Correctional Facility while Lindsay Lohan was held there, claims the ‘Inferno’ actress received special treatment while locked up.

“Lindsay had a lot of special treatment while she was in jail. The entire jail was put on lockdown any time Lindsay left her cell. It felt like we were constantly on lockdown. She spent a lot of time in her cell, but she also went to the medical clinic several times a day.”

SEVERAL times a day? For what?

Kate A. also claims the staff worked hard to keep Lindsay entertained.

“One employee of the jail had to spend his day searching the entire place for any books by Ernest Hemmingway for Lindsay. Those are the only books she would read.”

If these allegations are true, then that’s CRAZY! What’s the point of locking someone up if you’re going to bend over backwards to make their time there more pleasant?

Kate A.’s claims are actually pretty consistent with other things we kept hearing while Lindsay was locked up. Do you believe her?

In other news, TMZ is reporting that Judge Revel (the judge who sentences Lindsay to jail) has removed herself from the case.

Sources tell us … lawyers in the case met with Judge Revel last Friday at 3:30 PM. Lawyers complained that Judge Revel had contacted “participants and experts” in the case without notifying the
the lawyers in advance.

We’re told one of the issues — Judge Revel took it upon herself to make contact with people from the Morningside Recovery rehab facility and then selected Morningside, even though it was not on the list of recommended facilities by her own court-appointed experts. Ultimately, Lindsay’s lawyer convinced Judge Revel to send LiLo to UCLA. But the issue was raised on Friday.

What a mess.

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Ke$ha Gets Angry At Fans At Lollapalooza

Oh man! Did this girl get affected ALREADY? Didn’t she just hit the scene a year ago?

While Ke$ha was partying with her boyfriend at the BMF Music Lounge at the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago, she got a little annoyed when people started to take pictures.

She started freaking out and yelling at everyone for taking pictures of ‘something near her,’ ” says a source on the receiving end of Ke$ha’s bit$^ing. “Literally, no one was paying attention to her or taking pictures anywhere near her. Everyone was just trying to enjoy the party.”

Well, if we are being honest with one another… they probably WERE taking pictures of her. Does that give Ke$ha the right to flip out like that? I don’t think so. It’s Lollapalooza after all! People are coming expecting to see their favorite artists. What do you think?