Bad news for the three people in the overlapping Venn Diagram circles of “Screen Junkies readers” and “American Idol fans”: It would appear that the show you’ve grown to tolerate and pathetically accept is getting a serious cast overhaul this season. That’s not news, as the departures of Mariah, Randy Jackson, and Nicki Minaj have all been telegraphed in recent months, but the circle of life dictates their departures wil be met with new life, new hope.
Or J. Lo.
Yup, Jenny from the Block is returning to Idol for a paltry $15 million, and will sit on the judges panel alongside Returnin’ Keith Urban, and Will.i.am, meaning that among the three judges, there will be three unnecesary periods among their names. That’s a television record, folks.
You can catch the new season of American Idol next week, or next year, or somesuch time.
Fuck it. Here’s a video of Justin Guarini: