“Extra” was with “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest in Nashville on Monday, where the show is holding auditions for Season 14, and he talked about the sudden death of Season 7 contestant Michael Johns at age 35.
Singers Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. will return as “American Idol” judges for its 14th season, FOX announced on Monday.
Ryan Seacrest is also returning as host.
“Idol” creator and executive producer Simon Fuller said in a statement, “I am thrilled our consummate host, Mr. Ryan Seacrest, is returning for Season 14, together with Jennifer, Harry and Keith. Their interaction, warmth and experience made them an absolute joy to watch. I can't wait to see their evolution together continue next season.”
When the ball dropped in NYC on New Year’s Eve, pop tart Miley Cyrus didn't waste a second finding her first kiss of 2014!
Miley, 21, who performed on Dick Clark's New Year's Rocking Eve with Ryan Seacrest, tweeted a photo of herself and Ryan smooching, with the caption, "Yay!!!! They caught our NY midnight kiss! Happy New Years @RyanSeacrest & thank you for having me."
Reports continued to surface over the weekend saying that superstar Jennifer Lopez will return as an “American Idol” judge.People.com last week that Lopez is "very close to signing a deal with FOX to return to ‘American Idol’ next season. Both FOX and Jennifer are very happy about this and want it to happen very much.”
UPDATE: The new baby's name might be... Kaidence Donda West!
While Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are reportedly battling over a baby name, the new mom talked to Ryan Seacrest for the first time since the birth of her little girl.
Lopez smiled, “I don’t know, we’ll see. I’m always open to all the infinite possibilities that the universe has to offer, so you never know.”
Check out the interview!
FOX confirmed over the weekend that "Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe and executive producer Ken Warwick would not be returning next season, which follows the exits of judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson and Nicki Minaj. Seacrest, however, says he will return as host.
Three judges down… one to go? With yesterday’s announcements that Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj are officially not returning to “American Idol” next season, and Randy Jackson’s previously announced exodus, where does that leave remaining judge Keith Urban?
“Extra’s” Terri Seymour spoke with Ryan Seacrest this weekend at the Wango Tango event, and he set the record straight on the recent “American Idol” rumors.