And we thought Hermione would be her most magical role!
Emma as the strong and well-read Belle?? What perfect casting!
A source revealed that Mariah not only wants to leave the show, but she doesn't even want to try to finish out this season:
“Mariah doesn’t want to come back, Nicki is really disrespecting her and she’s tired of trying to bite her tongue all the time… One night Nicki tried to be kind of nice, but Mariah didn’t bite, so I guess she figured screw that.”
“She’s done with it all. She doesn’t need the platform, and all the drama isn’t healthy for her… She’s also under fire with the producers for not being critical enough of the contestants.”
This could all very well be one BIG publicity stunt as Fox’s reps have not confirmed her departure. Neither has Mariah's. However, this could open HUGE doors for Jennifer Lopez, who’s been vying for a seat back on the panel!
Only time will tell!
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