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Was Diddy in talks to be a judge on Idol?

Was Diddy in talks to be a judge on Idol?
Posted Thursday, August 22nd 2013 @ 6am

P. Diddy was reportedly in the running for a spot on American Idol's season 13 judging panel -- until Jennifer Lopez signed on again. Word is he passed on the opportunity because of his history with his Lopez as well as his history with Lopez's manager, Benny Medina. (Medina also previously managed Combs; they parted ways several years ago.) Diddy felt it was a 'her or me' situation. A rep for Combs told Us Weekly  it's "not true" that Diddy declined the gig because of Lopez or Medina.

“Prison Break” star Wentworth Miller revealed he’s gay in a statement to Russia.He rejected an invitation to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival saying, “Thank you for your kind invitation. As someone who has enjoyed visiting Russia in the past and can claim a degree of Russian ancestry, it would make me happy to say yes. However as a gay man, I must decline. I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government.”

The former star of The Patridge Family, David Cassidy was arrested early yesterday in Schodack, NYand taken to Rensselaer County Jail where he posted $2,500 bail on suspicion of drunk driving. He was pulled over in the middle of a stop-DWI enforcement detail and allegedly blew a .10. Cassidy now faces a felony drunken driving charge because he had a prior DUI in Florida.

Kylie Jenner gave $150K worth of gift bags out at her Sweet 16 party last Saturday at the AT&T Building in LA. The bags were filled with luxury goodie bags  -- 808 headphones, iPod speakers, Kardashian brand makeup, jewelry from Kylie’s line, gift cards -- and were valued at over $1K each.  There were over 150 guests at the shindig.

Coolio wants to take his chef career to the next level, and he's auctioning off the rights to his music catalog to help pay for it. The rapper is putting 123 songs, including his Grammy-winning single "Gangsta's Paradis," up for auction at the Royalty Exchange. Coolio is looking to "invest the funds from the song catalogue sale to expand his cookbook series and his online cooking show of the same name."

One Direction's Zayn Malik is engaged to Little Mix's Perrie Edwards. A label rep said, "Zayn and Perrie are engaged, but any further detail regarding their relationship is private." Edwards sparked speculation of an engagement on Monday when she showed up on the red carpet wearing a three-stone diamond ring on her left hand.

Kelly Clarkson said she was so “over” her wedding plans to fiancé Brandon Blackstock and reveals that they are going to elope. She said “We are so busy that we finally just came to terms the other night and were like, ‘So, we change our minds and we want to elope. We just got so overwhelmed by it – all the decisions. We sent out a save-the-date to everyone and then it got crazy and the details were leaking.” They sent out an engagement photo to everyone and said, ‘Thank you so much for understanding, but it’s just going to be me and Brandon and his two kids and the minister.”

Rosanna Arquette tied the knot with her fiancé of two years, investment banker Todd Morgan, at a private ceremony in Malibu, Sunday. Arquette, the elder sister of actors David Arquette and Patricia Arquette, is best known for her role in Pulp Fiction and recently guest-starred on Girls and Ray Donovan. It’s her 4th time around for her.

“Today” show weekend anchor Jenna Wolfe, gave birth to a daughter, Harper Estelle Wolfeld Gosk yesterday. The baby marks the first child with her girlfriend and NBC foreign correspondent Stephanie Gosk.

After five seasons, “The Rachel Zoe Project” will be coming to an end. “It’s time to probably move on,” the 41-year-old stylist told Capitol File Magazine. “’The Rachel Zoe Project’ was meant to be a show soley based on fashion and designers and all of that and clearly, it wasn’t. I was like, ‘Oh, I don’t want my personal life on television.’”

Entertainment One has inked a co-development pact with Avi Lerner's Nu Image to develop and produce a TV series based on the Rambo property. Sylvester Stallone is in talks to join the project to participate on a "creative level" and potentially reprise his iconic role as Rambo. As part of their exclusive option arrangement, the partners will jointly develop the series and shop it to broadcasters in the U.S. and internationally.

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