A new report claims “American Idol” producers are worried they’ve made a mistake hiring Katy Perry as a judge following her performance hosting the MTV Video Music Awards. Gossip Cop looked into this story, and we’ve exclusively learned the truth.
RadarOnline is alleging that ABC executives were unimpressed by the singer’s so-called “disastrous” job emceeing this past weekend’s VMAs, and now they’re panicking over her being a flop on the reality competition series. A supposed “source” tells the site, “They are paying her $25 million and she was a total dud [on the VMAs]. No one ever auditioned her for the new Idol job and they are freaking out that they hired someone who is terrible on live television.”
But Gossip Cop checked in with sources involved in the upcoming “American Idol” reboot, and we’re exclusively assured ABC was thrilled when Perry signed on to judge the show, and that sentiment hasn’t at all changed following her VMAs gig. This is simply a non-story designed to stir up controversy where none exists. Of course, RadarOnline has published many lies about the revival of the iconic singing competition, so this latest fabrication isn’t surprising.
Gossip Cop recently called out the site for falsely claiming “American Idol” bosses warned Perry against stealing the spotlight while judging the reboot. The unreliable webloid claimed producers were worried about the singer hogging attention from the contestants and other judges, but there was no truth to the story. Earlier this year, we busted the outlet for wrongly reporting Kanye West was becoming a judge on the reboot. The rapper, however, was never in talks to join the series. Obviously, RadarOnline needs better (or real) “American Idol” sources.