Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Who's coming to 'Idol'?
July 30th, 2010
04:07 PM ET

Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Who's coming to 'Idol'?

TGIF, Marquee readers.

"The Showbiz Tonight" staff just can't stop talking about the premiere episode of “Jersey Shore." Sammi and Ronnie - who were dating last season - are apparently off again, everyone seems to hate Angelina and all the kids seem to be soaking up the alcohol just fine in Miami!

"Showbiz Tonight’s" Associate Producer, Jessica Como said she was “underwhelmed by the season premiere but thinks it will get better”, but Production Assistant Anisa Husain loved it and can't wait for more episodes.

Now onto the big breaking news today about Ellen DeGeneres bowing out of “American Idol." Wow! Just a couple of days ago, the "Showbiz Tonight" staff suggested that the show needs a whole new lineup of judges and we named Jessica Simpson, Ozzy Osbourne and Mel Gibson as the new three-person panel.

Today we are hearing some reports that Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler may be headed to "Idol" and that producers may actually toss the rest of the judges panel (Kara and Randy) and start from scratch! Hmm...could the "Showbiz Tonight" morning meeting be bugged by the producers of "American Idol"?

If the reports are true about Jennifer Lopez joining the show as a judge, Sr. Executive Producer Dave Levine thinks it’s a toss up whether or not J.Lo will make a good judge. "Showbiz Tonight" Producer Sandra Lee said she thinks J.Lo is “boring,” but “it’s not like she has anything else going on. It could be the perfect career booster, and a nice gig for a mom of twins.” Of course, we will be debating all of this tonight on "Showbiz Tonight!" So do NOT forget to tune in!

What do you think about these stories? Post here and send us your "Showbiz" iReport videos. We’ll try to work some of your comments into the show…

Watch "Showbiz Tonight" live at 5 p.m. today. And remember, we’re still TV’s most provocative entertainment news show seven days a week at 11pm ET/PT!

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  1. Jack Nasty Boy Clauss

    Mcleans Stevenson will be missed.

    September 7, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jack Nasty Boy Clauss

    The judges are a Cosmopolitan group.

    September 7, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Stanley Adam Kaiserman Jr.

    great group of judges.

    September 7, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. SBrazingto

    not sure if J-Lo can be tough enough, Ellen found it hard to judge.. now Steven on the other had I think he can.. but is he too old for the now times?

    August 2, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Arglebargle

    Who's that ugly woman with the multi-colored hair? Yech!

    August 1, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. FredErick

    Is it me or does STEVEN TYLER look as if he could be J-LO's GRANDMA???

    July 31, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Martha Harper

    Do NOT fire Randy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 31, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • SBrazingto

      I agree with you Martha... Randy's a keeper.. he judges gracefully and with tact

      August 2, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. maggie ecker

    steve,j.j. will watch.steve my god,he has real talent.j.j.has to.I like to look at steve,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    July 31, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  9. linda peterson

    I think Clay Aiken would make the perfect judge. He knows how hard it is to stand up in front of the judges. You know the ratings would go up,and audiences would go nuts. Wouldn't it be cool to have three new judges namely Clay Kelly and Reuben. That would be so cool.

    July 30, 2010 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 30, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. lol

    Simon IS AI... whether you are willing to admit that or not.

    July 30, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |

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