Courtney Love will guest on Idol, could “replace Paula,” source tells tabloid

Courtney Love may replace Paula Abdul as a judge on American Idol, at least according to a report in Us Weekly.

The former Hole lead singer, who has previously admitted to having a drug problem, tells the magazine that she has, in fact, been approached by the executive producer, Nigel Lythgoe. “He called. He was wondering if I was interested. I thought it was kind of weird but brilliant,” she says.

However, she doesn’t say specifically what they wanted her to actually do. Instead, Us cites “a source” and reports “that Lythgoe was considering having Love ‘replace Paula.'”

As bizarre as Paula’s behavior has been, that’s highly unlikely, especially because her behavior does nothing except increase the ratings. However, having Courtney Love serve as a guest judge for an episode–which is far, far more likely–would probably make Paula Abdul seem, comparatively speaking, completely normal.

Update: Lythgoe denies making the call.

Us Exclusive: Paula Being Replaced? Courtney Love Confirms She’s Been Called for American Idol [Us Weekly]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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