Report: Reps for Elton John and Justin Timberlake Say No ‘American Idol’ Judging

Jul 28, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Elton John and Justin Timberlake apparently aren’t going to be judges on "American Idol" anytime soon, reports Nikki Finke at Deadline.com.

"Elton’s got commitments right up until next year. As we stand at the moment, Elton has no plans to do that show," the singer’s UK publicist Gary Farrow says, according to the article.

As for Timberlake, he’s focusing on his film career after parts in David Fincher’s Oscar-touted "The Social Network" as well as "Bad Teacher" and "Friends with Benefit," the story says. "A Justin insider says the report is "just silly" because Timberlake has no time for a gig like this," Finke writes.


  1. Timberlake always seemed like a fantasy. But Elton John has had a relationship with the show and seemed the right combination of music-biz savvy and brit bluntness to take the Simon seat without seeming to imitate him. Thought he was the best replacement idea even before his name was mentioned – and figured he’d do it for right $, since he seems all about the $. He brought name value and credibilty. It’s a bummer that isn’t going to happen.

  2. Howard Stern is the person they need. He will drive interest from everyone just to see what he is all about for those that only hear the rumors. And once he starts judging in a manner that is fair but blunt, he will be well liked by fair fans. And the people that hate him will watch just to find faults. His Sirius contract is up and he could be available. And he is a big fan of the show.

  3. Thank you for a great post

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