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Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry join American Idol’s judge rotation

September
2

Avril Lavigne will join the judges’ panel when American Idol gets to its callback episode in Hollywood, according to Entertainment Weekly.

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So will Katy Perry, who had been announced as a guest judge earlier in the audition process but never scheduled.

Until now. So will the singer-songwriters be sweet or snide when critiquing Idol‘s wannabes?

We’ll have to wait and see. Meanwhile, the two join the growing crew of stars filling in for the departed Paula Abdul, including Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige, Shania Twain, Kristin Chenoweth, Joe Jonas and Neil Patrick Harris.

Speaking of NPK, who went to the Dallas auditions, check out his amusing interview with EW: It details how he got the gig (he’s friends with Kara DioGuardi) and whether he harshed on any contestants (he says he “shattered dreams”).

Awesome.

Posted by Heather Salerno on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 at 10:30 am |
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American Idol’s latest guest judge: Neil Patrick Harris?!?

August
26

Hey, we’ll give props to Neil Patrick Harris until the cows come home: As his alter ego Barney Stinson might say, he’s legendary on CBS’s How I Met Your Mother.

(Eric McCandless/FOX)

But a guest judge on American Idol?!!

E!’s sources at FOX say that NPH was indeed on the judge’s panel yesterday at the Dallas auditions.

Sure, he’s been on Broadway before. But one stint in Cabaret doesn’t exactly make him a musical expert in my book.

Other guest judges for the upcoming season have been Grammy winners like Shania Twain and Mary J. Blige.

Does this mean AI is hitting the bottom of the barrel? No disrespect intended to NPH, of course…

Posted by Heather Salerno on Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 at 7:05 am |
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