TMZ said ABC has been chasing after Paula Abdul with a $1 million development deal contingent upon her appearing on “Dancing With the Stars.” Simon Cowell is also chasing after her to do “X Factor.”
Nikki Finke on Deadline Hollywood said Simon Cowell arrived at the first day of Hollywood rounds 90 minutes late earlier this month. This was Ellen DeGeneres’ first day and she got peeved because she has to do double duty with her talk show. She also said the first choice to succeed Simon Cowell is former Sony music chief Tommy Mottola, who once was Mariah Carey’s husband. Cowell also wants Mottola on “X Factor.” Nikki has built up amazing sources in Hollywood and is often fairly accurate.
And CBS has released some photos of Carrie Underwood as a flight attendant on “How I Met Your Mother.” The episode is set to air in March.
Carly Smithson, former metro Atlanta denizen (briefly at least), is now lead singer of We are the Fallen , will be at Center Stage May 3. I am looking forward to seeing that!