Will American Idol EVER find its third judge?!?
The search will have to continue now that Scooter Braun, long-time manager to Justin Bieber, The Wanted and Carly Rae Jepsen, has turned down the gig.
Why you ask?
Because Braun wanted the right to sign ANY of the talent they found throughout the competition!
An insider close to Scooter says:
"The only reason to do it at this point is vanity and he doesn't do things for vanity. Without the right to manage the acts, it makes no business sense for him and ultimately he's a business guy."
So now that Braun is officially out, does this mean Harry Connick Jr. will soon be officially IN?!?
We think HCJ could be an AH-mazing addition to join Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban at the judges table!
J. Lo still hasn't officially signed on to return to A.I., but we had heard last week that she was actually the one who wanted Scooter to take the gig and sit beside her!
Sorry Jenny! As much as Scoots might like you, he likes making money more!
And if he can't sign any of the Idols, then Idol can't sign him!
That's show business for ya!
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