The first Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day telethon without longtime host Jerry Lewis since 1966 will still have plenty of star power.
Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Lady Antebellum and Martina McBride will be among the entertainers helping to raise money for research.
Also expected are Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson, Jordin Sparks, Greyson Chance, Darius Rucker and Richie Sambora.
Nancy O’Dell, Alison Sweeney and Nigel Lythgoe will serve as co-hosts.
The show will be shortened from 22 hours to six hours.
It will be broadcast from 6:00 p.m. to midnight on September 4. - SOURCE
Videos: Jennifer Lopez at American Idol Season 11 Auditions & Press Conference
The gearing up for Season 11 begins now! The American Idol judges were in Savannah, Georgia, scouting the talent and playing down fears of competition from The X Factor.
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American Idol is in Savannah. 97.3 KissFM's T*Lovely talks with American Idol's Ryan Seacrest about what changes might be in store for Idol, and what he likes best about being a part of the show. Plus, Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Seacrest speak to the press in Savannah.
By AndreasTabasko: Suddenly I noticed Jennifer walking out of room where they were auditioning people. I ran toward her and got some nice look at her,super close!
AMERICAN IDOL Season 11 First Judge Photos
Check out a photo of the AMERICAN IDOL judges talking to the press about the upcoming 11th season which premieres Sunday, January 22, on FOX.
AMERICAN IDOL recently received an incredible 10 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, more than any other reality program on television and the most nominations in the show’s history. Highlights include Emmy nominations for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program as well as an Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program for Ryan Seacrest.
“Having both Jennifer and Steven return to IDOL in 2012 alongside Randy is such a positive reflection on what was a wonderful and hugely successful season last year, and everyone is delighted,” said Simon Fuller, Creator and Executive Producer, AMERICAN IDOL.
“I am very pleased to have our panel of judges back for the 11th season of AMERICAN IDOL,” said executive producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz. “Their chemistry and ability to select amazing talent made last season one of our most successful yet, and we look forward to going on another exciting ride.”
“From the very first day of auditions, we knew we had something special in our new judges panel, and we’re so happy that America felt that way too,” said Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “Together with Ryan – who is fantastic day in and day out – they built an incredible connection with both the contestants and our viewers, and I’m absolutely thrilled to welcome them all back to IDOL for another season.”
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Marc Anthony "Harassing" & Drunk-Dialing Jennifer Lopez Post-Split
Is Marc Anthony trying to push Jennifer Lopez's buttons by pressing speed-dial? Us Weekly says the allegedly controlling crooner has been bombarding his estranged missus with phone calls, a tactic that could jeopardize the "cordial" terms they've been trying to maintain post-split for the sake of 3-year-old twins Max and Emme.
"He calls her nonstop, especially when he's drinking, and they had a huge argument in early August," an insider asserts to the mag. "Marc is constantly harassing her and doesn't think she'll go through with the divorce."
Although Jennifer Lopez has been busy at work, it seems that Marc Anthony can’t move on from the split. He reportedly calls her all the time in hopes that she won’t follow through with a divorce filing.
Marc has been pulling all the wrong moves in order to get his lady back. But in the face of his bullying, Jennifer has been keeping a straight face for their twin children Max and Emme.
Anthony's rep, however, denies he's been repeatedly reaching out and touching his ex, whom he rendezvoused with in the Hamptons on Aug. 10 in order to see the kids.SOURCE