For our Thursday edition of “American Idol” notes, there is a good bit of focus placed solely on the latest in what is starting to become an annoying series of judging rumors.
The latest Nicki Minaj problem – Time and time again, we keep hearing that the “Super Bass” rapper is pretty much a done deal to appear on the show — then, it is almost like someone starts pointing at us and laughing.
The latest snag reportedly in negotiations, according to the New York Post, has to do with Minaj leaving Creative Artists Agency nine months ago. CAA represents a number of major personalities from the show along with host Ryan Seacrest. While we could see there being some difficulty here in negotiations because of this, we hardly think that having people repped by different agencies on the same show is that big of a problem. It may slow down negotiations slightly, but that’s it — it’s not going to be the reason this doesn’t happen if that ends up being the case.
Nick Jonas says… – That he is still in negotiations to be a judge. Shocker! Speaking to The Huffington Post, Nick says that there is still an “ongoing discussion” but that it has to be right for both parties. He also explains a bit about the sort of judge he would want to be on the show:
“I would be the youngest [judge], but I’ve also been a professional musician for about eight years of my life … That’s a major question: Would you be okay to criticize? If I can help someone be better, that’s the ultimate goal, not putting them down or making them feel irrelevant. As much as we are going to get along, there still is a bit of tough love there, which is important.”
We still think he is a bit on the outside looking in when it comes to the search, but Nick would make a fine addition of the show hires him.
Phillip and Jessica’s new PSA – Finally, let’s close off with a new public service announcement sponsored by AT&T and featuring such contestants as Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez talking about texting and driving.
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