There are whispers that Simon Cowell is being lured back to American Idol but how much money would it take? Word is 15 million dollars. Cowell walked away several seasons ago. Ever since, the ratings have tanked FOX and producers are willing to fork over the big bucks to get Cowell back to rekindle the ratings magic for the show's swan song season. Sources also spilled that Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul have also been approached to judge for one last hurrah.
The first Idol winner - Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock welcomed their baby girl, River Rose. Kelly Tweeted Saturday “Our baby girl River Rose Blackstock arrived on June 12th. Thank you everyone for all your well wishes! Brandon and I are on cloud 9!!” They married in October and announced their pregnancy in November.
The American Top 40 countdown has lost its original legend. Casey Kasem, who founded the “AT 40” radio franchise in 1970 and hosted the show until 2004 and some spinoffs until 2009, died at the age of 82 yesterday morning. He was suffering from advanced Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Ryan Seacrest, who assumed the role of hosting the show in 2004 paid tribute to the broadcasting icon. “It’s a sad day for the broadcasting community and for radio listeners around the world.”
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick haven’t decided if they ever want to get married, but Kourtney’s mom, Kris Jenner is already plotting. An insider says Kris wants the happy couple to get married and have a circus-themed wedding ceremony and reception.
Gwyneth Paltrow has put off her divorce from husband, Chris Martin for now. Friends say Paltrow and Martin got a sort of “wake-up call” after they announced their split back in March. Since then, the two have been spotted out together frequently. It looks like the two had a change of heart. Chris and Gwyneth still live together and she still wears her wedding ring.
“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek was awarded Friday with a Guinness World Record for “most game show episodes hosted by the same presenter.” As of Friday, he’s hosted a whopping 6,829 episodes. Trebek began hosted in 1984 and has since asked more than 400,000 questions on the show. He’s actually the second host of “Jeopardy!” Art Fleming hosted in its original run from 1964-1979. Trebek took over when it relaunched in the ’80s. The game show is currently in its 30th season, with the 31st starting in September. The 73-year-old’s contract is up in 2016, when his retirement is widely expected.
“22 Jump Street” jumped to the top of the box office making $60 million along the way. “How to Train Your Dragon 2” came in 2nd and made $50 million buck. “Maleficent” dropped to 3rd while “Edge of Tomorrow” took 4th. “X-Men: Days of Future Past” rounds out the Top 5.