The news comes just days before Fox needs to have all four judges firmly in place, as they are scheduled to begin work on the new season on Tuesday, in Charleston, N.C.
Fox is not commenting.
Assuming the deals are finalized as expected, Rowland and Rubio will fill the seats left empty by Britney Spears and L.A. Reid. Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato will return for the coming season, airing this fall.
#TaniaOnTheScene- Randy Jackson quits American Idol. Dog says it’s over dog.
The last original member of the American Idol judges panel announced today via E! News that he’s leaving the Fox talent show.
“Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on American Idol I have decided it is time to leave after this season,” he told the outlet. “I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry. It’s been a life changing opportunity but I am looking forward to focusing on my company Dream Merchant 21 and other business ventures.”
#TaniaOnTheScene - Rick Ross has formally apologized for lyrics some have called pro-rape. Yesterday’s apology — in the form of a tweet — came the same day a women’s group, UltraViolet, planned a protest outside of one of his sponsors, Reebok, in Manhattan.
In Rocko’s song “U.O.E.N.O,” Ross raps about giving a woman the drug MDMA, known as Molly, and having his way with her. The song was released in January but just recently began getting widespread notice.
Although last week Ross said his lyrics were misinterpreted, he tweeted Thursday that he doesn’t condone rape and apologized for lyrics that were “interpreted as rape.”
He also offered “apologies to my many business partners, who would never promote violence against women,” specifically mentioning Reebok and UltraViolet.
The matchups have been set in the semifinal round of Euro 2012 and if you picked Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal in your bracket, then I’ve got a bag full of $20’s here for you. Okay, I lied. While three of the…
#TaniaOnTheScene I got to interview the actor of one of my favorite TV shows, Kiefer Sutherland. We spoke about the upcoming season of 24, what we can expect from Jack Bauer, and perhaps a movie in the works?
24 Day 8 - NY Red Carpet Premiere -
Kiefer Sutherland - Much to Lose
Kiefer Sutherland talks about how Jack Bauer starts at a better place this season. Produced by Catalina Walsh - Field Producer Tania Breton - Camera - Kenton Young - Edited by Zenaida Gorbea - A Tribune Interactive Production
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