We have been crossing our fingers for confirmation that Demi Lovato would be taking a seat next to Britney Spears and L.A. Reid on the judges’ panel of The X Factor, and now TMZ says it’s really happening. Spears just announced her term as judge on Simon Cowell’s show last Wednesday, after months of rumors. Now, sources told the gossip site that Demi’s making an appearance with Britney at the Fox Upfront presentation for advertisers in New York today.
The outspoken “Skyscraper” star and her fellow Disney Channel alumna kind of make this the pop-starriest judging panel ever (no offense, JLo, Xtina, Paula and, er, Nicole). And at 19, Lovato is certainly the youngest judge we’ve seen on a major talent show in this country. Will Reid be able to hold his own against these ladies? We can hardly wait to see when The X Factor returns this fall. Stay tuned today for more news from the Upfronts!
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UPDATE (10:52pm): Now with video! Click here to watch Justin Bieber get booed (VIDEO).
Is the beginning of the end near for Justin Bieber? The diminuitive, well-coiffed Canadian pop star attended the big New York City premiere of his new 3D epic, Never Say Never, at Manhattan’s Regal E-Walk 13 theater (which, if we’re being completely honest with you, is NOT exactly the swankiest movie palace in town). For a man with as much star power and juice as Justin Bieber supposedly possesses, the film didn’t draw many A-Listers on opening night. Hip-hop impresarios Russell Simmons and L.A. Reid were there, as were Spike Lee, Deborah Norville and Stephen Baldwin (who, we might add, is also tight with Hannah Montana herself, Miley Cyrus), but the likes of Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian and Jasmine Villegas were nowhere to be found on the red carpet. However, the night only got worse for our boy Biebs.
According to dozens of Twitter feeds, Justin Bieber hit the New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden tonight and, when shown on in the in-house Jumbotron, was loudly booed by those in attendance. Popular NBA Twitter feed @offseasonblog reported that “Biebs is wearing a purple bow tie at the Knicks and got booed,” while VH1′s own @samdotcom wrote that “The Biebs got booed at MSG. Girl broke thru security to touch him; she returned to her seat sobbing & shaking.” And if you search Twitter for “Bieber booed” now, you’ll see literally hundreds of tweets and retweets.
Now that’s one hot mama. Jennifer Lopez celebrated her 40th — 40th!! — birthday over the weekend at the Edison Ballroom in NYC. Husband Marc Anthony threw the multitasking diva and mom of twins a surprise party for her big b-day on Saturday night.
According to reports, Jennifer was touched to tears as Marc sang her a song in Spanish, but she was also upset that so many of the guests showed up late. Attending the “An Evening For Lola” bash was Jennifer’s manager Benny Medina, Ricky Martin, sister Linda, L.A. Reid, Alicia Keys and boyfriend Swizz Beatz (latecomers!), and Liza Minnelli. Not in attendance were Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, which allegedly upset the birthday girl.
We hardly need to point out that in her goddess-style Grecian gown and flawless makeup, Jennifer looked totally amazing, too. [Photo: Splash News Online]
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