HOWARD STERN ON IDOL? According to the New York Post, American Idol producers want shock-jock Howard Stern to replace Simon Cowell as a judge next season. Stern is the America’s highest-paid radio personality and his contract with Sirius XM Radio ends next January. Last month, Cowell announced this current season of American Idol would be his last, so he could move on with his new American show, The X-Factor.
IDOL CONTESTANT LIED? American Idol contestant Nicci Nix left an impression on the judges with her helium-high voice and Italian accent, because she scored a ticket to Hollywood. However, Nicci might have been faking it. According to TMZ, the amateur singer has actually appeared on at least four other reality shows before Idol and has a completely different voice on them. www.TMZ.com has some footage of Nix on Fear Factor, Making the Band, Date My Mom and Next.
LINDSAY LOHAN: CELEBRITY HOARDER! Lindsay Lohan is showing all the signs of being a hoarder. The Insider posted video of Niecy Nash getting a tour of Lohan’s home, which is filled with endless clothing racks and shoe boxes that almost reach the ceiling. In the interview, Lindsay admitted, “I have a lot of clothing, I think that’s the biggest problem. I have a lot of stuff.” At one point during the tour, Lohan says she hates being in the rooms filled with clothes because it gives her anxiety. She told Nash that when her sister comes to visit, she doesn’t need to pack clothes since she can simply shop in her house.
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ROBIN WILLIAMS SUES AND LOSES! Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan star in the upcoming movie Cop Out, but it turns out Robin Williams was supposed to be in the film and sued for his pay. The actor claimed Gold Circle Films hired him as the lead in the movie but even though the production company pulled the plug on the flick and gave the rights to it to Warner Bros., Robin still thought he was entitled to his six-million dollar fee. Gold Circle stated they never had a contract with Robin and never told him they’d pay him whether or not the movie is made. According to TMZ, a judge agreed and tossed the case out on Friday.
K-STEW ON JURY DUTY! Earlier this week, Kristen Stewart was on jury duty and now, details about the case she sat on are emerging. Stewart was reportedly a member of a Los Angeles County jury that was deciding the fate of a man accused of trying to solicit a prostitute. According to TMZ, after the three-day trial, Stewart and her fellow jurors found the defendant not guilty of trying to pay an undercover police officer for sex. The man pleaded not guilty, with his defense attorney arguing that since he does not speak English very well, he didn’t understand the situation he was in with the undercover cop and was therefore innocent.
WAYNE NEWTON NEEDS TO PAY UP! Wayne Newton owes a Detroit-area airport some money! According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, “Mr. Las Vegas” took his two-million dollar plane in to the airport for some interior work, started paying storage fees, but has since stopped. The paper now says that Newton owes more than 60-thousand dollars in back payments. Also, it would take 30-thousand dollars just to move it. Learn more at www.StarTribune.com.
KIM KARDASHIAN GETS SUED BY MAID! According to www.TMZ.com, Kim Kardashian is being sued for 29-thousand dollars in reimbursement by her former maid, Isabel Hernandez. While Kim was married to her former husband, Damon Thomas, Hernandez claims she was supposed to be paid 78-hundred dollars for work she did in 2007 and 2008, and even received a check that bounced in 2006. However, Kim’s lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, is not worried about the suit, especially since Kim and Damon had already divorced back in 2004.
KARDASHIANS SPILL ON BEBE COLLECTION! Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian have landed a fashion line with Bebe. Kourtney described the clothing to www.People.com, saying it embodies “effortless style and fashion.” She went on to state how important it was to make “the line is versatile, and can take you from day to night.” The collection will hit stores on this Thursday.
BIG LOVE GETS RENEWED! HBO is four episodes into the fourth season of Big Love and they just renewed the series for a fifth season. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show, which follows a polygamist family, reportedly attracted over 1.7-million viewers during its season premiere.
SPRING BREAK WITH MTV! MTV is bringing caliente to Spring Break by teaming up with StudentCity.com in Acapulco, Mexico once again. This year, spring breakers can expect live performances, cool contests, games, and non stop partying with the cast of The Real World/Road Rules Challenge joining the fun. So turn your swag on because MTV is raiding all of Playa Suites Acapulco. To learn more check out www.MTVU.com.