American Idol is planning some BIG shake-ups!
To get their flat ratings back on pitch, FOX has decided to make some changes — starting with the judges!
While Jennifer Lopez's status as a Idol judge is still up in the air, our show insider says her co-judges Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler, may not have a say in how long they stay.
Apparently Steven hasn't been officially asked back, but the Aerosmith frontman has more job security than Idol's only remaining original judge
A little bird tells us FOX is srsly considering giving Randy his pink slip:
"Randy is great, but he's part of the old Idol. They want to keep the soul of the show but have a new look, and for that reason he may well not be part of the new line up."
Who would replace him?
According to our insider, the top contender is former Idol runner-up Adam Lambert! We're told that:
"They have been talking about Adam for over a month. He personifies the show, and will be a popular choice right from the start. He knows what it's like to be on the receiving end of the judges' comments, he has a human touch, and they know they can't go wrong if they bring him on."
We lurve Adam and all…. but how the heck is a former contestant gonna compare to the mega star power (aka Brit Brit) over on X Factor??
If FOX wants to beef up their ratings, they're gonna need a SUPER star up on that panel!
If they're gunning for an Idol alum, they'd be better off with Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson or JHud!
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