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Uh-Oh! American Idol Is Looking To DOWNSIZE For Its New Season!

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Well, this certainly doesn't calm any nerves that folks may have now that Jennifer Lopez AND Steven Tyler have called it quits!

Remember how we reported that American Idol producers have been looking to 'revamp' the series for its upcoming 12th season?

Well, apparently, that means massive cuts to budget, staff, AND salaries when the reality competition returns this fall!

According to reports, the weak ratings from last year are the cause of the need to reduce costs, as its ad revenue will no doubt be affected by the 25% drop!

Furthermore, sources reveal that now that two-thirds of their judges panel is now gone - AND Randy Jackson most likely on his way out - producers are scrambling to replace them…but that certainly can't be easy now that they're trying to cut back on spending!

Can't snag big name stars - and BIG ratings - if you can't afford to pay their salary!

Yeesh! This sounds like a MESS!

But hey! Perez is STILL available!

Just saying! Ha!

What do U think?? Will U be tuning into Idol this fall?

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13 comments to “Uh-Oh! American Idol Is Looking To DOWNSIZE For Its New Season!”

  1. jg610 says – reply to this


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    Firstly they didn't quit, they were let go. Neither one's options were picked up. JLO for some reason thought she was worth $17 million. LOL Steven Tyler's option was not picked up either. So those two didn't quit, they were dumped. Secondly, if they put you Perez in there I wouldn't watch one episode because your voice is so completely annoying.



  2. 2

    I am so glad Steven isn't coming back. He brought nothing to the show. Sweet, funny man but not a good judge.

  3. Jayne says – reply to this


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    They shouldn't go with any "Stars". People forget when the show started no one knew who Simon was and Paula was way gone. That was the formula that worked from the begining. Not this tired celebrity crap they pulled these past 2 seasons. And I thought it was so funny how they wouldn't give Paula a raise even though she was part of the reason for the ratings and they bring on ole lardass for $20 mill and the ratings drop LOL. Paula must be laughing her ass off right now. Fox is dumb as ass.

  4. Jeff says – reply to this


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    This show has been done for a while now. The only reason they keep it on is cause of the dumb people that still watch it. That's a lot of people too.



  5. 5

    first thing they need to do is get some real talent(get rid of randy,dawg what a tool) for judges, then while doing the auditions choose some real talent, poppett after poppett is dragging the bottom of the barrel. The only real talent i've seen on that show is that whiskey voiced male bluesy guy.



  6. 6

    "But hey! Perez is STILL available!" still living in delusion land are we?



  7. 7

    sooo sad to see Steven leaving, loved watching him. it is understandable though since Aerosmith is his passion, not American |dol:)



  8. 8

    I would actually like to comment on the previous post re: Jessica Blimpson. She was paid $4 million from Weight Watchers and she looks like THAT? She looks like Jessica the Hutt. Disgusting.



  9. 9

    They need to really dig deep for judges they dont have to be such recognizable names to the viewers they have to be recognizable in the industry. They could take a page from ""so you think you can dance" have two main stay judges and one guest judge each week. I too think Randy has lost his way, but he could be snapped back into shape by all this shake up. I like watching Idol, maybe I am in the minority, but I also watch a lot of the other music related competitions I would hate to see Idol go because it was the original…well not really, there was Star Search.



  10. 10

    Re: Brainbug – and you, of course, are svelte as a mantis and just gave birth. the point, dumbass, she is on WW to show how it works to improve her weight. i know that's a little deep for you, but try to understand.I'm guessing your name indicates you have a brain the size of a bug.



  11. 11

    Re: HateMachine – " the original…well not really, there was Star Search. " before that there was the gong show



  12. 12

    It doesn't really matter anyway does it? I'm for getting rid of the plastic Seacrest too. Why should he be the only one left.



  13. 13

    While on a good role the show should also get rid of Seacrest and Jackson. Oh wait, that would be everyone. Well let's see, what should they do, Just cancel the damn show altogether. It's old, it's boring and it's so not entertaining anymore. Say bye.