If you believe the rumors, the American Idol judges panel has more judges than actual chairs. Since Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez announced their departures from the show, Kanye West, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and several other celebrities have been rumored as replacements.
Just this week, MediaTakeOut reported that Nicki Minaj had purchased a brand new car with the $15 million deal she got with Fox to join the singing competition. There’s just one little problem with that story, and all the others: no one has signed on the dotted line.
In fact, network reps tell RumorFix, “The only announcement thus far on IDOL has been Mariah Carey.”
That might mean Randy Jackson will be sticking around, despite recent speculation that he would be swapping a judge’s chair for a less prominent mentoring role. We guess we will have to just wait and see what happens, but one thing is for sure: Idol will be don’t miss TV this season.