I doubt if it's even 1/10th of that amount (I'm guessing the amount is for a year.)04wayne wrote:I was hoping that nobody would buy into the "$500m offer" for Beyonce.
Precisely. It'd equate to double what Oprah earns in a year, and Oprah is a brand name in itself with a network and more. She'd probably get more than J Lo's $20m. But not too much more.frisbee wrote:I doubt if it's even 1/10th of that amount (I'm guessing the amount is for a year.)04wayne wrote:I was hoping that nobody would buy into the "$500m offer" for Beyonce.
Completely agree with this.NothingFails wrote:I am not the biggest fan, but Mariah boring? The woman is a blast in interviews. Her persona in interviews is so different than what people think of her. She has a good sense of humor, she's charismatic, I think she could do a great job judging, but its really beneath her. Paula and J. Lo were both long off the radar (J. Lo didn't have "On The Floor" yet when she was hired on Idol) and Steven Tyler hadn't done an album with Aerosmith in a very long time when they were hired. Mariah is still career-first.
roflmao,now that was hillarioussambo9 wrote:Janet's the sweetest person, but she would be the worst judge ever. She wouldn't be able to criticise anyone, and she'd just sit there, all shy and embarrassed.
Mariah would be too busy re-applying make-up or fixing her hair to even pay attention to the performances.
Beyonce would be okay though.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/grammy-whitney-houston-x-factor-judge-simon-cowell-289410UPDATED: Sources tell THR that the pop superstar has been approached for one of the spots vacated by departed judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger.
Whitney Houston could be staging another career comeback with a coveted seat next to Simon Cowell on The X Factor’s judges panel, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
The pop diva, who actually performed on the U.K. version of The X Factor in October 2009, is said to have been approached to join the Fox talent show, according to a source close to the show.
Mariah Carey has remained under consideration since the initial casting of the show, though Cowell has gone on record with assumptions that the singer is too busy with her family life to participate. Rumors of a $100 million Beyonce offer, however, are just that -- rumors. Cowell was quick to shoot down the bogus report in a recent interview.
As previously reported by THR, Cowell fired host Steve Jones as well as judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger in one fell swoop. Judge L.A. Reid has inked a deal to return for the series’ second season.
Houston was spotted at a pre-Grammy party on Thursday, hosted by singer Kelly Price at TRU Hollywood. The 48-year-old diva is also expected to appear at Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy party on Saturday, where she will rub elbows with Quincy Jones, Tony Bennett, Jennifer Hudson, Elvis Costello and Sparkle co-star Cee Lo Green.
The singer also returns to the big screen this August in TriStar Pictures’ musical drama Sparkle, co-starring American Idol season 6 winner Jordin Sparks.
Reps for Houston and Cowell did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Fox declined to comment.
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/ustv/s141/the-x-factor-us/news/a366310/janet-jackson-in-talks-to-become-x-factor-usa-judge.htmlJanet Jackson is rumoured to be in talks for a judging role on The X Factor USA.
The 45-year-old singer - whose biggest hits include 'Together Again' and 'That's the Way Love Goes' - has reportedly expressed interest in the show.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, discussions between Jackson and the show's producers are still in the early stages.
Jackson avoided confirming any X Factor rumours during an interview with Anderson Cooper earlier this week, insisting: "No, I'm not a judge on The X Factor."
When Cooper clarified: "You're not currently a judge on The X Factor," she replied: "No, I am not. But that's all I really think I should say."
With two empty seats to fill at the "X Factor" judges table, we thought we would help Simon Cowell by providing a few suggestions about who should fill those seats.
Rather than just pulling a list of random, unrealistic names out of the air (Madonna? Too expensive. Lady Gaga? Be serious.), we created a set of criteria that each potential judge would need to fulfill. The show will want to keep the same gender split of two men and two women, so no fellas (though Andre 3000 would definitely bring some swagger to the show). Gone are the days of hiring unknown entities, so no one-hit wonders, British unknowns or girl-group members with solo careers stuck in limbo. And the candidate should be a recognizable star, but have enough time on her hands to devote to a full TV season.
With all that said, we narrowed down the field to 10 artists we think would do well seated between Cowell and L.A. Reid on season two of Fox's "X Factor."
Pro: A guest judge on Bravo's "Platinum Hit," the disco queen would bring credibility, presentation skills and a recognizable voice.
Con: She's got a great history behind her, but will a young audience just see her as out of date?
Pro: The Dixie Chicks lead singer has proven she can speak her mind and stick to her guns. Recent Grammy wins indicate industry support, and the pop path of the last album demonstrates the Chicks are more than just a country trio.
Con: We're not sure the South has forgiven her for dissing Pres. Bush in 2003.
Mary J. Blige
Pro: She's a bona fide superstar, still relevant as a recording artist, won raves as an "American Idol" guest judge, and her work in film and TV continues to impress.
Con: Does the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul have enough pop appeal to pull in big ratings?
Pro: Her celeb factor through the roof and, let's face it, she needs something to spark interest in her music career again. It's easy to picture her as a nurturing mentor who understands presentation better than nearly anyone.
Con: Is the soft-spoken Janet capable of giving harsh criticism to the contestants who deserve it?
Pro: With a new baby, the show would offer her a chance to stay put in one place for a while. And when the time is right, Keys could use TV to premiere new music to the American mainstream.
Con: Will Keys' laidback persona make for juicy TV moments? We can't see her engaging in quibbling with Simon, a la Paula.
Pro: Remember her? A lot of America does and she would fill a void at the table - country-pop - while adding a light-hearted spirit to the judging.
Con: Next to her, Cowell would come off more mean than usual.
Pro: Oprah's much-missed talk show was a powerful force when it came to generating music sales. Plus, she needs a vehicle to get people to watch her new network, OWN, which has not generated the expected viewership.
Con: It's hard to imagine Oprah playing second fiddle to anyone, especially Simon.
Pro: The spunky songstress is still a head-turning hit-maker, understands pop music theatrics, and has a great look for the tube.
Con: Some people still see her as a poor man's Aguilera, which won't help the show's "Voice" comparisons.
Pro: If the day comes when the Black Eyed Peas are not the biggest band in pop, a TV show would be a great vehicle to whet an audience's appetite for Fergie's second solo album.
Con: Will.i.am might get jealous of all her attention.
Pro: She's the obvious choice. Her name has been rumored more than any other possible judge and a TV show with Reid (the man who revived her career) and Cowell (apparently a friend) would make total sense.
Con: From a publicity and potential ratings standpoint? Uh, none!
Who the hell compared Pink to Christina? Lawd! Only cuz they worked together in the past? People are crazy! There ain't nothing similar about them!sambo9 wrote:P!nk is a "poor man's Aguilera?" Since when?
She worked with Linda Perry first!
I think in Xtina's hey days she drew the same crowd as Pink does now.mattsky wrote:Who the hell compared Pink to Christina? Lawd! Only cuz they worked together in the past? People are crazy! There ain't nothing similar about them!sambo9 wrote:P!nk is a "poor man's Aguilera?" Since when?
She worked with Linda Perry first!