"A new report claims that the Fox reality competition`s producers recently mulled a drastic attempt to boost its flagging ratings: Bring back departed judge Jennifer Lopez mid-season to replace none other than Mariah Carey.
Citing sources, The Hollywood Reporter says that Idol producers, along with Fox executives, began negotiations with Lopez, a fan-favorite judge during seasons 10 and 11, to join the show asap. But Carey soon got wind of the plot and allegedly threatened to sue, THR reports. The site goes on to say that producers still hope to bring Lopez on for the season finale and May -- and that Carey, fellow newbie Nicki Minaj and possibly the entire panel (also including newcomer Keith Urban and veteran Randy Jackson) could be axed before the thirteenth season."
Replacing Mariah Carey with Jennifer Lopez makes as much sense as "The View" replacing the ageing Barbara Walters with Betty White. Carey and Lopez are interchangeable divas, the only difference is that Lopez has a bigger butt and Carey has bigger boobs.
Carey`s diva antics and her inane babblings are harmless as bubblegum, but Minaj`s Illuminati infatuation and her coarse behavior will eventually sink the show.
Firing all of the judges is a good idea, and even better idea is to axe the show. "American Idol" had an excellent run, but the show lost its vibe and energy when Simon Cowell left.
Idol should go out with a bang: Bring back Paul Abdul and Simon Cowell back for the finale and last show ever. Kelly Clarkson, the original Idol and greatest star the franchise has produced, can be the guest of honor and featured performer.
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