E! Online Says Jennifer Lopez is Quitting "American Idol"
It could be a long time before we get actual confirmation on this, but E! Online is reporting that JENNIFER LOPEZ will NOT return for a third season of "American Idol".
--A source says she's too busy . . . and the next round of "Idol" auditions will begin while she's on tour overseas. Plus she wants to free up time to be with her kids.
--Meanwhile, "Idol" producer Nigel Lythgoe had this to say yesterday . . . quote, "We want her back. I want her back . . . [but] It's a business. She has to weigh everything. I know she's gotten lots of offers to do movies and other things."
--JENNIFER tops this year's Forbes Celebrity 100 List. That's the magazine's annual list of the top stars, based on their income, visibility, social media presence and other factors.
--J-Lo earned $52 million over the past year, which is nowhere near the biggest haul for a celebrity. But she's all over the place . . . especially thanks to "American Idol".
--OPRAH WINFREY finished second, even though her income over the past year was $165 million . . . more than TRIPLE J-Lo's.
--JUSTIN BIEBER finished third, with an income of $55 million and a face that's been pretty hard to avoid. Here's the rest of the Top 10 . . .
#5.) Lady Gaga
#6.) Britney Spears
#7.) Kim Kardashian
#8.) Katy Perry
#9.) Tom Cruise
#10.) Steven Spielberg
Ryan Seacrest is the Most Powerful Person in Reality TV
The "Hollywood Reporter" has released a list of the 50 most powerful people in reality TV. And the top spot goes to the overlord of the Kardashian TV empire, RYAN SEACREST.
--The rest of the Top 10 is mostly made up of behind-the-scenes execs like "Survivor" creator MARK BURNETT . . . although SIMON COWELL did grab the 8th spot.
Justin Bieber Admits He's Had Beer
In the new issue of "GQ", 18-year-old JUSTIN BIEBER admits to having the occasional drink . . . but swears he doesn't overdo it.
--He says, quote, "For me, it's just like, I like to be in control of myself. I mean, I've had a beer, like, before . . . But I never get out of control."
--He adds, quote, "I mean, I keep my guard up a lot, because you know, you can't trust anyone in this business. That's what's sad. You can't trust anybody. I learned the hard way."
It Looks Like Josh Hutcherson Actually Got a Nose Job
"Hunger Games" stud JOSH HUTCHERSON recently had something done to his nose. He originally Tweeted that he'd suffered a BROKEN NOSE, but didn't say how it happened.
--But then his rep said Josh just needed surgery to fix a deviated septum.
--Well, the bandage is off, and now it looks like Josh got a NOSE JOB.
Whoa! Joey Lawrence Will Dance With the Chippendales Next Month!
Ladies . . . you KNOW you want some of this: JOEY LAWRENCE is going to dance with the Chippendales next month!
--Sadly, it's only a limited engagement. He'll strut his stuff in a bowtie . . . and little else . . . from June 7th to the 24th at the Rio in Las Vegas. And he'll SING, too.
MTV Has Moved the VMAs to Accommodate President Obama
The MTV Video Music Awards were supposed to air from 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on September 6th . . . but the broadcast has been bumped up an hour to accommodate PRESIDENT OBAMA.
--Obama is expected to give a speech at the Democratic National Convention that same night at 10:00 P.M. Eastern, and MTV is making the change to avoid a conflict.