3. The Jonas Brothers
The Jonas Brothers have been very vocal about their return to the studio as a trio, even scheduling performances before their new album is finished. Nick Jonas made headlines earlier this year when he and his brothers performed a track that even Miley Cyrus admitted was aimed at her, with the young Jo Bro singing about his regret over losing his teenage girlfriend. If the new disc contains a song by Joe Jonas singing about his ex Taylor Swift, you can bet this disc will be a best seller.
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Kevin Jonas has settled into TV life nicely, with Season 1 of his E! reality show “Married to Jonas” on air, but rumor has it he’s a frontrunner for hosting gig on Fox’s “The X-Factor.”
So is all the chatter true? We got the scoop straight from the Jonas Brother.
“There have been talks — I’m working on different things,” said Jonas, whom we caught up with before the Badgley Mischka fashion show at Lincoln Center yesterday. “I would absolutely love to do all the rumored \[gigs\] out there.”
But for now, Jonas and wife Danielle are happy starring in their reality show — even though having their lives taped “takes getting used to,” Jonas said.
“It’s a little intense,” he admitted.
That’s not a bad thing, though, said Jonas, who tied the knot with Danielle in 2009: “We get to share with the viewers who we are.”
What the couple isn’t prepared for: scripted TV. They said they only want to be part of shows where they can be themselves.
“Oh, God, no,” Jonas laughed.
After 11 seasons on American Idol, the Last Judge Standing, Randy Jackson, is vacating his seat, reports TMZ. He’ll stick around as a mentor, but not as a judge.
That means the show’s original three judges – Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, and now Mr. Jackson – have left American Idol.
How much does it matter who the judges are? After all, the show has cycled through plenty of them over the years.
One could make the case that Jackson’s exit could benefit the show. Many longtime fans could fairly well predict by now what he would say. Fresh judges, fresh insights?
In any case, American Idol may be ready for a major makeover. Last year’s season finale, with Jessica Sanchez vs. Phil Phillips, had the smallest audience of any American Idol finale; even smaller than the first American Idol finale which aired in the slower summer months. Season 11′s finale got just 21.5 million viewers. The biggest viewership for an American Idol finale was 38.1 million in 2003.
American Idol remains a cash cow for Fox. It pulls in about $500,000 for a 30-second commercial, and it remains one of the biggest draws on TV, despite a decline in audience in recent years. But few blame the cast of judges as responsible for the decline. Most observers say the ebb is a result of a combination of audience atigue and the rise of copy cat competition, especially, the arrival of Simon Cowell’s “X-Factor” and NBC’s “The Voice.”
Advertisers note a decline in the coveted demographic audience of 18-49 year olds. This past year, American Idol had an average of 7.5 million in that demographic. “The Voice,” is now nipping at the heels of Idol with 7.2 million viewers in that demographic on a typical night, notes The New York Times.
With Randy, Jennifer Lopez, and Steven Tyler all exiting this year, who will judge the contestants? Who’s going to be sitting through the American Idol auditions, choosing the next cast, and taking Randy’s seat at the judges’ table?
So far, only singer-songwriter Mariah Carey has signed on for Season 12. Niki Minaj and country signer Keith Urban are close to signing contracts, says Billboard. And Nick Jonas, of the Jonas Brothers, could become the fourth judge. If this is the panel, it would certainly represent an eclectic mix of experience and music genres.
But the question remains: Will new judges alone create enough buzz, drama, or insight to breath new life into the American Idol franchise?
The search is almost over!
The X Factor is this close to announcing the two new hosts for the reality competition’s second season, and the show’s producers have narrowed the list of contenders down to seven or eight names, a network insider exclusively confirms to E! News.
As we previously reported, Khloé Kardashian Odom is on the shortlist for the female host, while her fellow E! star Kevin Jonas is also in the running.
Producers loved Khloé’s audition last week
On the female side, other names in the running include Rocsi Diaz, host of BET’s 106 & Park, and Chrissy Teigen, a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and John Legend’s girlfriend.
Glee star Kevin McHale, Extra host Mario Lopez and former High School Musical star Corbin Bleu, who was in the running for the gig in season one, are all competing with Jonas to replace Steve Jones as the male host of the Fox show.
McHale recently cohosted the Teen Choice Awards with new X Factor judge Demi Lovato, which was said to be an audition of sorts for the hosting job.
Simon calls The Voice mean-spirited for scheduling change
Our source tells us a decision will be made within the next 7-10 days.
Last week, Simon Cowell revealed he’s looking for two hosts with no previous hosting experience, saying, “That will make it more interesting.”
The X Factor season two premieres this Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. on Fox.
Jonas Brothers news today… about one of their dream collaborators!
The Jonas Brothers have been busy in the studio, working on a kick-ass album for their fans and tweeting along the way.
Joe recently tweeted this pic of him and Nick in the studio, with the caption “Creating.”
Fans have also gotten a glimpse at new music on Kevin’s reality show Married to Jonas, and during the Jonas Brothers live chat the guys did last week.
Has your head exploded yet?
There’s even more buzz about the album, since Joe tweeted a message to Lady Gaga, hoping to get together and write a song!
Joe tweeted: “Hey @ladygaga we wanna write with you.. Let’s make this happen.”
Okay, so it’s not like if he tweets it, their dream collaboration will come true, but you’ve got to love Joe for putting it out there in the universe!
Although the Jonas brother has made no secret of his desire to join “American Idol,” he’ll appear in Fox’s other singing show this Fall, “X Factor”. Nick Jonas is paired with Demi Lovato for Judge’s House Round.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the past four-plus years while observing the neverending shuffles of judges on shows like American Idol, X Factor and The Voice, it’s that singing competitions make for strange bedfellows.
Take, for example, the latest news to come out of the Fox fortress: X Factor’s Demi Lovato is being paired up with fellow teen star Nick Jonas for the judges’ house portion of the show, THR has learned. This is the part of the competition where final cuts are made and the Top 16 acts are revealed — four for each judge (last year, show creator Simon Cowell made a fifth pick in Melanie Amaro, who eventually won the competition).
In an X Factor twist, each judge is given a group to mentor. Season two’s split has yet to be revealed, but several sites are reporting that the breakdown will look like this: Lovato will take on solo singers ages 12 to 16, Britney Spears will mentor singers 17 to 24, L.A. Reid will handle ages 25 and over and Cowell will guide the groups (a show rep tells THR that there have been changes to the divisions but wouldn’t confirm any details).
Meanwhile, the Lovato-Jonas connection is a deep and long-lasting one. Not only did the 20-year-old singer get her break with the lead role in the Jonas Brothers 2008 movie Camp Rock, but she’s also toured with the group extensively and dated Joe Jonas for a stint.
For his part, Nick Jonas has been actively campaigning for the judge’s seat on Fox’s other singing show, American Idol, tweeting that “it would be a dream come true.” While appearing on X Factor could give network brass an opportunity to see him doling out criticism on-air, it could just as easily dissuade them.
We’ll know soon enough as Idol auditions in front of the judges typically start in late September. X Factor season 2 is set to premiere on Sept. 12.
Nick Jonas has been in the talks of being a judge on American Idol. Nick told Huffington Post that it is an ongoing discussion and he would do if it was right. For right now though, he is happy to be back with the guys.
It seems like every day a new name pops up as a potential “American Idol” judge, but one celebrity has confirmed he is still in talks to get the gig — Nick Jonas.
“[There's been] lots of speculation … it’s something I would like to do if it was right, but it’s got to be right on both ends,” Nick told me on the set of “New York Live.” “It’s an ongoing discussion, but as soon as we know if it’s right … we’ll see. But regardless of whether or not it happens, my most exciting thing at this moment is being back with these guys.”
Nick and his brothers have united for the first time in three years to perform a one-off concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York, which they say will be the first of many to come.
“I would be the youngest [judge], but I’ve also been a professional musician for about eight years of my life,” says Nick, who isn’t shy about discussing whether he is tough enough to judge others. “That’s a major question: Would you be okay to criticize? If I can help someone be better, that’s the ultimate goal, not putting them down or making them feel irrelevant. As much as we are going to get along, there still is a bit of tough love there, which is important.”
Confirmed Idol judge Mariah Carey, get ready: It looks like you could be sitting next to a Jo bro.
Young Hollywood: “The happily wedded Kevin Jonas stops by the Young Hollywood Studio with his lovely wife, Danielle (both of whom star in the E! reality series, “Married to Jonas”), and we challenge them to our own spin-off of “The Newlywed Game” entitled “The Two-Year-Wed Game”! Find out about the pair’s best physical features, pet peeves, celeb crushes, and more! Hosted by Nikki “Bob Eubanks” Novak.”
Young Hollywood: “Middle JoBro, Joe Jonas, pays a visit to the Young Hollywood Studio to dish on his experiences as a mentor for struggling artists in the CW reality series “The Next: Fame Is At Your Doorstep”! Along with other stars Gloria Estefan, Nelly, and John Rich, Joe is tasked with actually moving in with his pupil and totally immersing in their lives (lucky!). Joe shares his thoughts on being able to develop new talent, and he also answers some questions from his rabid Twitter fanbase! Hosted by Nikki Novak.”
After a four-month stint as J. Pierrepont Finch in the hit revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, pop star Nick Jonas could be heading to Hollywood. The teen heartthrob is currently in talks to succeed Steven Tyler as a judge for season 12 of American Idol judge, according to Us Weekly. The Jonas Brothers alum may be joined at the judges’ table by rapper, producer and fashion designer Pharrell Williams. Mariah Carey has signed on to replace former judge Jennifer Lopez. Original judge Randy Jackson is scheduled to appear on the hit singing competition as a mentor.
“Nick is pretty close to signing to be the Idol judge,” an insider source told US Weekly. “They flew him to L.A. last week for final meetings.” Jonas reportedly caught producers’ attention because he ‘can help bring that younger demo to the show.”
Jonas starred in How to Succeed from January 24 through May 20, 2012, when the production closed after 473 performances. His additional Broadway credits include Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast and Annie Get Your Gun. He made his West End debut in Les Miserables and starred in the 25th Anniversary Les Miz concert at London’s O2 Arena. His film and TV credits include Smash, Night at the Museum, Camp Rock and Jonas. He is currently the frontman of Nick Jonas & the Administration.
“Who I Am” singer Nick Jonas, 19, and N.E.R.D. rapper Pharrell Williams, 39, are the frontrunners to fill the two vacant seats at the judges’ table, multiple insiders tell Us Weekly. (Jackson, 56, is being moved into a “mentoring role,” according to a source.)
“Nick is pretty close to signing to be the Idol judge,” one insider says. “They flew him in to L.A. last week for final meetings.”
Jonas recently ended a four-month engagement in Broadway’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and according to a source, “[American Idol producers] think he can help bring that younger demo to the show.”
Williams — who has produced hit records for Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Gwen Stefani — is currently negotiating the terms of his contract. “Everything is looking good, but they’re still working out details,” an insider tells Us.
A rep for FOX had no comment. Previous American Idol judges include Simon Cowell, 52, Paula Abdul, 50, Kara DioGuardi, 41, and Ellen DeGeneres, 54. Host Ryan Seacrest, 37, is slated to return for Season 12, premiering this winter.
According to Us Weekly, Mariah Carey’s future “American Idol” co-stars are very close to signing their own deals with the hit reality competition show for it’s upcoming twelfth season. Youngest Jonas Brother Nick Jonas and famed producer, singer and rapper Pharrell Williams are the frontrunners for the gig!
“Nick is pretty close to signing to be the Idol judge,” an insider told the publication. “They flew him in to L.A. last week for final meetings.” It looks like “Idol” producers may be following in the footsteps of one of their competitors when it comes to the 19-year-old JoBro. “The X Factor” recently added 19-year-old Demi Lovato to their own judges’ panel lineup — a move that can be interpreted as a bid to attract younger viewers.
N.E.R.D. frontman Pharrell, 39, is reportedly negotiating the terms of his own contract. “Everything is looking good, but they’re still working out details,” an insider claimed. As talented and established as he is, we’d be surprised if Williams scores a paycheck anywhere near Mariah’s rumored $18 million deal.
Earlier this month, judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler announced they would not be returning to the show for its upcoming season. The only remaining original “Idol” judge, Randy Jackson, has yet to make a statement about his future on the program, but he’s reportedly transitioning into a “mentoring role.”
Nick and Pharrell join the likes of Adam Lambert and Toby Keith on the list of previous potential “Idol” judges. We’ll have to wait and see if their names stick!
by: Krista Tonnesen on July 11, 2012 at 3:30 pm EDT | in Celebrities
Paparazzi have been swarming for blocks around the Teen.com office the last few days, and while we wish we could say they’re around to snap photos of us (because come on, we’re preeeety famous), it’s really because Katie Holmes, who just split from Tom Cruise, and daughter Suri moved into a hip new apartment building right down the block from us in NYC. And get this: it’s the same building that Nick Jonas lives in! And because we just couldn’t help it, we came up with a list of things Nick and his new neighbor Suri can do together. You know, in case Katie ever needs a babysitter. Like…
Have a Dawson’s Creek marathon
Long before Tom and Suri came along, Katie starred as Joey Potter in the hit TV show Dawson’s Creek. Nick and Suri could totally kill some time by catching up on all six seasons. It might be weird for her to see her mom smooching someone other than her dad, but she better get used to it. We wonder if Suri would be Team Dawson or Team Pacey?
Suri is clearly destined to be a star. Broadway, TV, movies, music; she’ll probably take over the entertainment industry by the time she’s in second grade, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen style. Might as well start practicing early, ya know? Nick isn’t too bad on the guitar himself, so who better to teach her? No one, that’s who.
Go to Starbucks
Most kindergartners drink milk and juice, and maybe, if they’re really mature, some caffeine-free soda. But Suri is your average kindergartener; she’d much prefer Starbucks. Nick is a fan too, and since there are like, six Starbucks locations right near their building, it would be the perfect field trip.
Introduce Suri to Disney Channel Stars
She already has famous pals like the Beckhams and the Smiths (yeah, like Willow and Jaden), but come on, Nick has a whole list of famous friends and family that Suri’s probably dying to meet, like Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and big bros Joe and Kevin. Can you just imagine that photo opp?!
Learn How to Hail a Cab
Katie and Suri take limos almost everywhere they go (we assume?). Just because Suri is going to be a superstar doesn’t mean she has to be a diva, ya know. Nick can show her how to blend in in NYC.
Go to Coney Island
So what if amusement parks used to be Tom and Suri’s thing? It’s not like Nick’s taking his place… right?
Teach Suri How to Walk On Her Own
Suri’s not a baby anymore, so why do Tom and Katie carry her EVERYWHERE? Nick can totally teach her how to take over Manhattan on two legs.
Teach Suri How to Succeed in Kindergarten Without Really Trying
Hahahaha. We love ourselves.
COMMENT BELOW OR AT SOURCE: Would you want to be neighbors with Nick Jonas, Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise? What other activities should Nick and Suri do together?
Posted on Tue, Jul. 10, 2012 01:40 AM
By Lisa Gutierrez
Count baseball fan Nick Jonas as one of the many not amused by the boos that rained down on New York Yankee Robinson Cano at Monday night’s Home Run Derby.
Jonas, who competed in last year’s All-Star Legends & Celebrities softball game, tweeted this:
“The people booing Robinson Cano and cheering when he got out at the #HRDerby should be ashamed of themselves. #itsacharityeventpeople.”
Many of Nick’s 4.4 million Twitter followers retweeted the sentiment.
Not sure if he was watching it on TV, but we could have sworn we saw Nick hanging with some guy pals at the All-Star Gala after the derby.
— Nick Jonas(@nickjonas) July 10, 2012
By Ariana Cohn-Sheehan
July 2, 2012
Daily commercial filming fee could increase after 10 days of taping in Montville.
Not long ago, The Jonas Brothers were making teenage girls melt with their music and Disney Channel television appearances. Now, one might argue, one of them helped inspire an ordinance amendment in Montville.
Township Administrator Victor Canning said he noticed some inadequacies in the filming ordinance Montville had on the books after a request came in for filming of a charity event. The event was a Bocce tournament in which proceeds would go to Lance Cpl. Adrian Simone, a wounded Marine from the township who lost both his legs in an Improved Explosive Device (IED) explosion in Afghanistan.
But then Canning said he realized the taping of the tournament was to be used in the pilot episode of a new E! show, “Married to Jonas,” which follows the lives of Kevin and Danielle Jonas, of Denville. While the fundraiser was technically nonprofit, the show is profitable and Canning began to consider the township’s ordinance.
“As I was looking through it, I realized that the existing ordinance had some inadequacies,” he said.
Namely, those wishing to film in the township did not need to fill out any sort of application. The ordinance also did not clearly specify where the fee should be paid for filming in the township and did not clearly define what those fees were.
Having worked in the Township of Belleville, where filming requests are filed frequently, Canning said he has experience with filming ordinances and felt Montville should update their ordinance. Additionally, he recommended the daily fee for filming after the first 10 days be increased. The new ordinance was introduced at the June 26 meeting and received the support of the township committee.
Under the introduced ordinance, those wishing to film will have to fill out an application, which includes fees as follows: commercial filming, $200; nonprofit filming, $100 (with the exception of educational nonprofit filming, for which the fee would be $25); and “other” filming for $100. Additionally, commercial filming would cost $500 per day for up to 10 days and $750 per day for every day after. Nonprofit filming would cost $100 per day (educational, $25 per day) and “other” filming would cost $200 per day.
Canning said he felt that increasing the fee for commercial filming after the 10 days was more appropriate.
“In all fairness, these movie companies make a lot of money,” he said.
The commercial fees would not only apply to movies, but television shows and advertising commercials as well. What is not included in the introduced ordinance is filming on private property, but Canning said he also hopes to address private property filming, as he believes it can cause issues for a municipality.
“I’ve learned through experience that even on private property, it becomes an issue for the township,” he said. “Large crowds start to gather and there’s crowd control issues.”
Canning noted other possible issues, including increased garbage pickup needed for debris, trailors for crew members being parked along streets for an extended amount of time, and more.
“There are times where … it now becomes a financial burden to the community,” he said.
The applications will also allow the township to know who is filming and for what purpose. Canning said he is unsure whether the township would or could reject any application based on the purposes of their filming, but that it is something to be considered.
Television shows starring Montville residents, such as “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” which stars Teresa and Joe Giudice, of Towaco, and Joe and Melissa Gorga, of Montville, had been taped prior to Canning working for the township and he was unaware of whether applications were filed and what fees were charged. He also said that since the township has been discussing the ordinance amendment, the township has received several more requests for filming on private property.
The township committee will be voting on the ordinance at its next meeting.