TV FAB: Nicki Minaj Remains MUM About Reportedly Leaving "Idol" + Lance Gross In New Trailer For NBC's "Crisis"
Nicki Minaj has yet to comment on reports that she's leaving "American Idol," all on the heels of reports that the entire judges' panel was fired. Things are looking to be more and more true.
Deets inside, plus Lance Gross' first trailer for the upcoming NBC show "Crisis"...
A few days ago a report hit the net that all the judges on the Idol" panel were fired. Soon after, Randy Jackson put in his resignation letter saying he was choosing to "leave" in order to focus on his own projects.
Now, Nicki Minaj is rumored to be leaving, despite "Idol" reps denying anyone was fired. Did the network & "Idol" head honchos give the judges the opportunity to leave on their own to save face from getting fired? That's what it seems like.
Us Weekly reported yesterday that she indeed had decided not to return next season.
"It's safe to say she isn't coming back to Idol," an insider tells Us, adding that the "Roman Holiday" rapper will be focusing on her next album, touring, and endorsements. "She's okay with it. She had a great time but was only going to do one season anyway."
We reached out to Nicki's rep about the report, and everyone mum. Interestingly, a source in her camp told us the rumor of all judges getting fired and/or leaving was false just a few days ago. Maybe they weren't aware....
Either way, Nicki hasn't said anything about the matter yet. So we're putting our money on the fact that "Idol" wants to do a total makeover of the judges' panel, and there's no room for a Barb.
In other news, hottie Lance Gross is about to return to TV. The "House of Payne" actor will be starring in NBC's new drama called "Crisis."
Lance plays a Secret Service Agent on his first day on the job, which is protecting the President of the United States' son.
The first trailer has emerged, and we're kinda loving it already. Lance tweeted his excitement saying:
I dreamt of days like this.... @NBCCrisis #thankful #NBCFall
Will you be watching?