This is not something anyone wants to hear.
But it's unfortunate to report that Real World New Orleans star Ryan Knight has passed away.
He was only 29 years old.
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He just might be if executives have their way.
And we approve!
"He’s super talented, amazingly charismatic, and well-liked by industry professionals and young fans. [Producers] are looking into making him an offer very soon. They’re looking to lock down next seasons judging panel sooner than later."
But he's not the only one who might be negotiating an offer any day now.
We knew a couple former Idols were under consideration, but it sounds like Idol knows who they want to lock down as the source added:
"They’re currently happy going with a three-person judge panel, and would really like to add a former Idol to the panel. Harry Connick Jr., Kelly Clarkson and Bruno Mars is their so-called ‘dream team.’"
What do YOU think about this trio?
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