Daily Dish: American Idol Judges Official... and More!
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They’re calling it the dream team- Fox has named the newest judging panel for season 13 of American Idol and it’s Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. They started production yesterday in Boston. Also back- Randy Jacksonas an in-house mentor- and of course Ryan Seacrest because he has nothing better to do.
Katie Couric was engaged over the Labor Day weekend to her boyfriend John Molner- They were in the Hamptons, on the beach… they were watching the sunset- All very romantic. What’s a fun fact is that he’s 50, she’s 56- which isn’t that big of an age gap but her previous serious boyfriend was 17 years younger than her. Katie Couric- cougar.
Dennis Rodman flew back to North Korea on Tuesday, ready to, as he puts it, "have a good time," and "sit with leader Kim John Un and his family." Rodman says his trip is intended to "show people around the world that we as Americans can actually get along with North Korea ... I just want to meet my friend Kim, the marshal, and start a basketball league over there or something like that."
Ireland Baldwin, 17-year-old daughter of Alec Baldwin and his ex-wife Kim Basinger, tells Du Jour magazine that modeling is "much harder than I anticipated. It really takes a lot out of you." She now wants to become an actress: "My end goal is to act, write and direct ... I grew up on my parents' movie sets and so desperately wanted to be in their position. I would love to be in a comedy or remake of a classic novel."
Miley Cyrus has broken her silence on her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, telling MTV in a newly released interview that people overreacted to her now-infamous duet with Robin Thicke. She says of her critics, "They're over-thinking it. You're thinking about it more than I thought about it when I did it. Like, I didn't even think about it 'cause that's just me." She adds, "I don't pay attention to the negative because I've seen this play out so many times. How many times have we seen this play out in pop music? Madonna's done it. Britney's done it. Every VMA performance, that's what you're looking for; you're wanting to make history. Me and Robin [Thicke,] the whole time said, 'You know we're about to make history right now.'" - Remember when she looked like this?!