Having worked on American Idol I have more than just a passing interest in the show. The latest dirt?
Mariah Carey is of course confirmed as a judge and would like to bring Lenny Kravitz along for the ride. (Who says the recording industry is hurting....snicker).
Something called a Nicki Minaj is in negotiations for a spot at the judges table along with Sean "Diddy" Combs...A Jonas brother has tweeted he wants to be a judge and meanwhile back at the ranch...
There is still no confirmation that Randy Jackson will return as a judge or how many may be on the panel. My best guess - No more than two. There have been too many production issues with multiple judges causing the show to run long to risk a roll of the dice by stacking the judges table with huge names while ratings will in all likely hood drop with the departure of Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez. If Jackson opts out then game over.
My critical opinion? This one string banjo has been plunked long enough. Go out on top, pull the plug and in the infamous last words I heard from Ryan Seacrest while on set..."That's a wrap!"
Bag it and tag it...Never try milking a dead cow.