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'American Idol' execs considered replacing Mariah Carey with Jennifer Lopez mid-season, report claim
FOX NEWS ^ | 04/24/2013

Posted on 04/24/2013 10:20:01 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Did Mariah Carey almost get voted off “American Idol”? According to report from The Hollywood Reporter, “Idol” execs were considering replacing the singing sensation with veteran judge Jennifer Lopez mid-season in an attempt to boost ratings. But the plan fell apart when Carey’s team threatened to take legal action against the show, “knowledgeable sources” told THR.

A rep for Fox denied the report, told FOX 411: "This is just another ridiculous ‘Idol’ judge rumor, likely started by talks of Jennifer performing on the finale." Carey’s rep also contested the report, as did “Idol” producer Nigel Lythgoe.

"I have not been included in any conversation regarding replacing Mariah with Jen this season," Lythgoe told The Hollywood Reporter.

And while it seems the rumors may not have much merit, that doesn’t mean fans of the show wouldn’t be happy to welcome Lopez back to the judging panel.

Lopez fit well on the panel when she judged alongside Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson. This season’s judges haven’t meshed quite as well. Carey and rapper Nicki Minaj have clashed several times on the series, most recently last week when Minaj called Carey “sir” while the two were bickering.

Original “Idol” judge Randy Jackson still sits on the panel along with country star Keith Urban, who is awkwardly positioned between Minaj and Carey. There has been no word yet on which judges, if any, will return to the show for another season.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: americanidol; fox; jenniferlopez; mariahcarey
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1 posted on 04/24/2013 10:20:01 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Randy, Mariah and Mr. Urban are okay, but the blonde, freaky, girl, not so much. They should have replace HER.


2 posted on 04/24/2013 10:21:27 AM PDT by madison10
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To: SeekAndFind

Hold it! I gotta’ get my giffashit card punched!


3 posted on 04/24/2013 10:21:49 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: SeekAndFind

Haven’t watch any this year, but I think they need to replace the folks who are picking the judges.


4 posted on 04/24/2013 10:22:02 AM PDT by Will88
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To: SeekAndFind

Can I make the comment that both Carey and Lopez have VERY large derrieres?


5 posted on 04/24/2013 10:22:34 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mariah is a dope. She has nothing to say about anything.

Minaj is quite possibly the most annoying person I have ever seen I my entire life.

Both of the drooling morons have ruined the show, and while I’m at it, I’m also sick of Randy “Hey Yo” Jackson.


6 posted on 04/24/2013 10:25:48 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SeekAndFind

for later


7 posted on 04/24/2013 10:25:52 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: SeekAndFind

NOW we’re getting to the important stuff.


8 posted on 04/24/2013 10:26:19 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: madison10

Nicki Minaj is a worthless, Obama-supporting turd. She has these personality shifts where her voice and accent change during the show, and it drives me up a freakin’ wall.

Mariah’s really been lackluster. She’s a diva, but she’s trying to act like a knowledgeable teacher. She’s really done nothing for the show overall.


9 posted on 04/24/2013 10:26:39 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I say set up a mud wrestling pit on the Results Show and let the two of ‘em battle it out!


10 posted on 04/24/2013 10:26:40 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

I stopped watching this year because of Nikki Minaj. She is horrible to watch. I don’t know if I had missed more than one or two episodes in a decade, and just stopped by the third week of this season.


11 posted on 04/24/2013 10:26:57 AM PDT by ilgipper (The lesson for the GOP is simple - don't let the opposition define you)
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To: SeekAndFind

We stopped watching this year too I miss Paula Abdul id dive on a pressure cooker for her anyday


12 posted on 04/24/2013 10:30:01 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: chris37

I concur having seen this for myself during the three minutes I watched this season.


13 posted on 04/24/2013 10:30:23 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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14 posted on 04/24/2013 10:31:03 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SeekAndFind

My wife gave up on AI this year. Turned it on a couple of times, and didn’t last past about 20 minutes. She watched it through last year, though — and, by extension, I watched it, because it was on the big TV.

I think the format is getting tired. Its run its course. The judges are intolerable at this point. Cowell was the real draw. Slid quite a bit after he left. Tyler was alright last year, I guess. This year ... not even my wife could find a reason to give a damn.

SnakeDoc


15 posted on 04/24/2013 10:32:09 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: SeekAndFind

I am not watching this season cannot stand that blonde woman. They should replace her.


16 posted on 04/24/2013 10:34:58 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: SeekAndFind
Ninaj seems to be hated by everyone, but in a recent interview, Lythgoe said he's going to ask her back next year. I guess they want the show to tank.
17 posted on 04/24/2013 10:35:40 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: al baby

RE: We stopped watching this year too I miss Paula Abdul id dive on a pressure cooker for her anyday

She appeared on the results show last week to give her kudos to one of the contestants for her jazzy version of her hit: STRAIGHT UP.


18 posted on 04/24/2013 10:36:58 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: ColdOne

RE: I am not watching this season cannot stand that blonde woman

Of course you know she’s not really blonde right?


19 posted on 04/24/2013 10:37:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, I didn’t watch back in the day, but have watched this entire season. I’m not impressed with the judges in general. The only one who has made cogent comments has been Keith Urban, actually. Mariah is too wary of being disliked for being judgmental and Nikki is too intent on making herself painfully clear. Randy does know his business but this is not the forum for a producer to really make points of value on-air. Only Urban has managed to bridge that divide.

And folks, it’s not about the judges, it’s about the contestants. And one of them really does have the potential to grow into an actual Ella Fitzgerald. Watch for the contestants, not the judges, okay?


20 posted on 04/24/2013 10:47:05 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes I know she isn’t blonde. I was trying to be nice in describing her.


21 posted on 04/24/2013 10:56:08 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: madison10

Randy, Mariah and Mr. Urban are okay, but the blonde, freaky, girl, not so much. They should have replace HER.

That’s Ryan Seacrest.


22 posted on 04/24/2013 10:59:51 AM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: SeekAndFind
DUDE .. that Randy dude, dude, is the most obnoxious dude that ever dude-ed.

Minaj is the token weirdo, but her comments are more in agreement with MY opinions than the others.

It is obvious (imo) the judges try to get rid of some and/or save some contestants and apparently America thinks better.

That weasily looking guy that is supposed to know what he's doing in suggesting music is an asshole and shouldn't even be ON the show.

Mariah is not only a hot milf, she's a calm assessment of talent.

Kieth is a level-headed opinionator.

23 posted on 04/24/2013 11:06:22 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: SeekAndFind; Revolting cat!

"What difference does it make anyway?!!!"

24 posted on 04/24/2013 11:06:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: RightFighter

LOL Ryan is okay....


25 posted on 04/24/2013 11:18:53 AM PDT by madison10
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To: BelegStrongbow

‘it’s about the contestants.’

True. The funny thing is I can usually tell who will make it and who won’t during the audtions. I picked Scotty McCreery and Phillip Phillips as the winners when I heard tham audtion the last two years. This year I picked Kree Harrison. So far just about everyone I’ve picked has at least made the top 4. I’ve got to say, none of the guys impressed me at all this year, and I’m not surprised they were gone once the voting started.


26 posted on 04/24/2013 11:26:47 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: SnakeDoctor

I love the show’s premise. The problem I have is that they now have 5 judges talking about each performance. (the fifth judge wears the baseball cap). Too much talk, too little singing.


27 posted on 04/24/2013 11:54:59 AM PDT by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: SeekAndFind

You have seen the carpet?


28 posted on 04/24/2013 12:04:57 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: SeekAndFind
"According to report from The Hollywood Reporter, “Idol” execs were considering replacing the singing sensation with veteran judge Jennifer Lopez mid-season in an attempt to boost ratings."

Stunning news of cosmic import!

29 posted on 04/24/2013 12:11:00 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: StormEye

Maybe they should have booted the one who (apparently) threaten to knife her instead?


30 posted on 04/24/2013 12:11:52 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind
This thread is strictly for fans of the how only. If you don't care, we know how you feel, you don't have to post.

I don't blame you for thwarting the contemptuous posts, which are an attempt to shame viewers.

The show has had a great run and spawned imitators.

Most shows would be doing a "Celebrity" version by now.

On this show the celebrities are the judges, so not surprisingly they are given more face time than the contestants.

31 posted on 04/24/2013 12:20:22 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: SeekAndFind
Original “Idol” judge Randy Jackson still sits on the panel along with country star Keith Urban, who is awkwardly positioned between Minaj and Carey.

I venture that the author of this article has never seen the show. It is Randy, not Keith, who sits between the two women.

I do watch AI, but only because FR always has a live thread going. Don't think I could stomach it without the running freeper commentary.

32 posted on 04/24/2013 12:27:53 PM PDT by RightField (one of the obstreperous citizens insisting on incorrect thinking - C. Krauthamer)
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To: Hugin
I’ve got to say, none of the guys impressed me at all this year, and I’m not surprised they were gone once the voting started.

Mr. RightField thinks that the show was so determined to have a female winner this year that no male with any decent talent got by the auditions.

33 posted on 04/24/2013 12:30:14 PM PDT by RightField (one of the obstreperous citizens insisting on incorrect thinking - C. Krauthamer)
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To: laweeks

“Hold it! I gotta’ get my giffashit card punched!”

DUDE! Didn’t you see that you were ORDERED to NOT post if you were not a fan of the show? For Shame! For Shame!


34 posted on 04/24/2013 5:43:14 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Hugin

I agree about the males this year. AT best, talented amateurs. The four remaining women are very talented and should all be pros by this time next year. My own current pick is Amber, actually. I was pulling for Candice, but her voice seems to be breaking, which is very sad to observe. Kree is a sentimental favorite but she does not fully commit to the song. If she were to do so, that would be a game-changer.


35 posted on 04/26/2013 3:27:37 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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