AMERICAN IDOL’S BACK-UP PLAN: JENNIFER LOPEZ
What do YOU think about Jennifer Lopez replacing Ellen Degeneres on American Idol? According to Nikki Finke, it’s a done deal whether you like it or not, and both parties seem quite happy. Ellen wanted OUT of her contract a year before it was up- she said doing the show was no fun. Jennifer’s career can use a boost, PLUS she knows a bit more about singing that Ellen does. Jennifer’s diva-ish glamour will also add a visual element to the judges panel. As for replacing Simon Cowell – everyone hoped for Elton John, but he’s too expensive and too busy. Steven Tyler is currently in talks for that slot.