Well not exactly. Executive producer Simon Cowell has confirmed that Mariah Carey will officially be a part of the singing competition’s judging panel. The former American Idol judge shared that the mother-to-be will be participating in the live X-Factor shows some way or another:
“I think Mariah will have a role on the TV live shows,” Cowell confirmed to host Jackie Brown. “I met her recently and she was on great form. And her idea was to be the judge of the judges, which only Mariah could come up with. She’ll be involved in some form. I literally adore her. I love her to bits.” [Source]
That would definitely be a good look! In case you missed it, we interviewed Mr. Cowell a few weeks ago. Peep the interview here.
LaurieAnn Gibson Working on 2nd Reality TV Dance Show
Dancer/choreographer Laurieann Gibson is taking her boomkack dancing shoes and second TV show to another network. Although she just premiered her current reality TV show, Dance Scene the creative director is working on a new show – Born To Dance, a reality dance competition show that is set to debut on BET on August 2, 2011. The show follows the experience of 10 passionate and aspiring dancers as they work towards being a part of Gibson’s dance team. In an interview with Billboard.com, the Toronto-native had a bit to say about the meaning of her upcoming show:
“It’s a survival story of youth and how much they need real art,” Gibson says. “There’s real hope and inspiration there. We’re very conscious about not saying, ‘You’re fired.’ There’s so much rejection in the dance world. My show isn’t about winning a trophy and then being let go. We’re trying to find the one girl who can be a part of my team.”
Gibson has choreographed Lady Gaga’s upcoming music video for her single, “Judas”, which is set to drop any day now…
BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES PREVIEW CLIP
Check out this clip of the upcoming episode of WeTV’s hit reality show, Braxton Family Values where Tamar Braxton gets into with Trina’s husband. New episode airs Tuesday, April 19th.