American Idol alum as judges; Idol stabbing; church makeovers; Duck Dynasty greeting cards

  • Jennifer Hudson signed as an American Idol judge, according to E!’s multiple sources. Kelly Clarkson is also reportedly close to signing on, with the third seat going to a gay Idol: Adam Lambert or Clay Aiken.
  • Nigel Lythgoe has just figured out and/or admitted that this past season’s American Idol judges “didn’t gel.”
  • Choreographer and So You Think You Can Dance judge Wade Robson said Michael Jackson abused him for seven years and was “a pedophile and a child sexual abuser.”
  • Bachelorette star Meredith Phillips is sober after battling alcoholism for years.
  • There will be Duck Dynasty Father’s Day greeting cards. At Wal-Mart, of course. Also coming: themed cigars.
  • An argument over who would win American Idol led a Pennsylvania couple to stab each other.
  • Voice coach Blake Shelton’s tornado relief concert, “Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert,” will air Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET on NBC, Bravo, E!, Style, CMT, and G4.
  • TLC has picked up Who Do You Think You Are?, which was cancelled by NBC; eight new episodes of the Lisa Kudrow-produced genealogy series start July 23 and will include Zooey Deschanel, Christina Applegate, Cindy Crawford, and Chris O’Donnell, among others.
  • The Little Couple stars, Bill Klein and Jen Arnold, talk about adopting two kids at once.
  • Isareli supermodel Bar Refaeli will host Israel’s The X Factor; she previously hosted a special on Bravo, “Tommy Hilfiger Presents Ironic Iconic America.”
  • Magical Elves’ next documentary is looking for Electric Daisy Carnival fans to have “a major role.” The Top Chef production company also produced documentaries about Justin Bieber and Katy Perry.
  • NatGeo is getting into the makeover genre with Divine Intervention, a Bar Rescue/Kitchen Nightmares-style show that features makeovers of churches. It’s produced by T Group Productions, which also produced Food Network’s shitty Mystery Diners.
  • As of yesterday, CMT is airing old seasons of Hell’s Kitchen on weekdays.
  • Based upon this fascinating interview with a 14-year-old, we are in big trouble when these kids grow up to be the people TV programmers pander to. Here’s just one of many terrifying quotations: “If I’m not watching TV, I’m on my phone. If I’m not on my phone, I’m on my computer. If I’m not doing any of those things, what am I supposed to do?”
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