Friday, May 24, 2024

American Idol Source: No Truth to JLO Replacing Mariah, Carly Rae Jepsen Will Perform on Finale


Sources connected to “American Idol” tell me there’s no truth to rumors that Jennifer Lopez was being wooed back to the show to replace Mariah Carey mid-season. “That would be the stupidest move in the history of television,” an Idol insider told me late tonight. “And it’s never been brought up, I’ve never heard of it. Someone planted that item before a live show to cause trouble.”

The story is in the online Hollywood Reporter. But on the face of it, it’s crazy. The story claims that Carey caught wind and threatened litigation. Not only that: the story says Lopez might perform on the show’s finale. I don’t think so. Carey and Lopez are not exactly bff’s. Lopez, working with Tommy Mottola after Carey left for EMI Records, helped instigate a dark time in Carey’s life.

The two have also at different times had the same manager, Benny Medina. There is no love lost there. Just not happening. For the record, off the record: Carly Rae Jepsen is on the finale. And Carey could perform, too.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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