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Jordin Sparks has thrown her support behind Nicki Minaj in the race for a seat on the "American Idol" panel.
Producers behind the hit TV talent show are currently searching for a panelist to join newcomer Mariah Carey for the next season following the departures of Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. Minaj is rumored to be in contention for the coveted job, and the show's former winner Sparks is convinced the rapper would make a great judge.
She tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "I think Nicki would be great. It would be so fun to see what she does because she's so unpredictable. I met her the other day, and she is so sweet." Sparks is also a fan of another potential panelist --country singer Keith Urban. She adds, "I think it would be cool to bring somebody with a country flair who has that experience."
"American Idol" returns in January 2013 on FOX.
Cast member insists the last season is the best by far
MTV bosses confirmed on Thursday that the upcoming season of "Jersey Shore "would be the last. After six seasons, cast changes, foreign travel, and of course, incessant partying, the eight MTV stars said goodbye to where it all began when production ended early this summer.
In an interview with MTV News, Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio said that the very last day proved to be extremely difficult and everyone had a hard time letting go of their life on the shore. He explained, "Everybody teared up, production teared up, we teared up, we couldn't believe it, I can't picture not going back to Seaside for the summertime. I feel like it's home."
Although the show originally threw these virtual strangers in a beach house together, DelVecchio insists that the last season is the best by far, showing that they're leaving not just as friends, but as family. He shared, "I'm excited. It was probably one of my favorite seasons to film. It was so cool because a lot of things are different now, with Snooki being pregnant, Mike (Sorrentino) just getting out of rehab, but how we deal with that and how we all come together as a family, that was the best part about it."
The sixth and final season of "Jersey Shore" begins Thursday, Oct. 4, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.
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How do you top signing Nick Jonas as a celebrity mentor? L.A. Reid has now shown rival judge Demi Lovato exactly how. According to TMZ. he nabbed Justin Bieber for the upcoming season of "The X Factor."
The 18-year-old pop superstar was photographed by paparazzi on the deck of a Hollywood Hills home Monday, alongside Reid, dishing out advice to contestants who looked way older than him. They were apparently filming the "judges' houses" phase of the competition, in which the season's top 32 acts are whittled down to the 16 who will compete in the show's live episodes, which air in October.
It's not clear how rival judges Simon Cowell and Britney Spears hope to out-celebrity this mentor. But it's a good bet that the voicemail for Lady Gaga's agent is now full. (As we reported Tuesday morning, Jonas has signed on to mentor Lovato's crew.)
Season 2 of "The X Factor" premeires Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.
The Jonas Brother to be mentor during judge's house round
"The X Factor" mentor Demi Lovato has recruited close friend Nick Jonas to join her for the judge's house round in the upcoming season. The Jonas Brother may still be in the running to become a judge for rival singing competition, "American Idol," but in the meantime, he's signed on to guest star on "The X Factor" to flex his judging muscles before "Idol" producers make a final decision.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Jonas will be joining Lovato at her home when she chooses four of the acts she mentored to go on and compete against the top 16 contestants. On Monday, Aug. 27, it was revealed that Lovato will be mentoring solo singers aged 12 to 16, which will definitely be a bonus for both her and Jonas, as they both started their careers at a young age.
The two have known each other since 2007, when she starred alongside him and his brothers in the Disney Channel movie "Camp Rock." The movie catapulted the singers to fame, which led to a sequel. Incidentally, Lovato also dated his brother, Joe Jonas, in 2010. Season 2 of "The X Factor" begins Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.
Season 2 of "The X Factor" begins Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.