will.i.am Out as Third American Idol Judge?
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.19.2013
A new record producer is now reportedly in talks...
Despite being rumored for a while, will.i.am may not be the third judge on American Idol after all. As we've previously reported, Keith Urban is returning for the show's thirteenth season and Jennifer Lopez will be coming back to the show as well, with the Black Eyed Peas member having been tipped for the third spot for a while now. However, Us Magazine now reports that negotiations have stalled due to money disagreements and that a new name is being considered: Dr. Luke.
Dr. Luke, for those not in the know, is Lukasz Gottwald. The thirty-nine year-old is a record producer who began as the lead guitarist for Saturday Night's Live's house band in 1997 and has gone on to produce hits such as Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone," Flo Rida's "Right Round," Ke$ha's "Tik Tok" and Katy Perry's "California Gurls."
No comment, of course, from anyone involved in the show.