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Elton John is bringing his World Tennis Team Smash Hits charity event to D.C. this November, so get ready for a good cause complete with a legendary pop star here on our home turf.
The 18th annual event will take place on November 15 at American University’s Bender Arena with tennis greats such as Andre Agassi, Anna Kournikova and Stefanie Graf all making an appearance on the court. If we’re lucky, Sir Elton might just take a few serves as well seeing as he has a private tennis trainer who travels on tour with him (so says Politico).
All funds raised through the event will benefit the Elton John Aids Foundation and local Washingon, D.C. Area AIDS charities.
J-Lo, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler & Elton John could all join Idol shake-uphttp://www.beehivecity.com/television/j-lo-aerosmiths-steven-tyler-elton-john-could-all-join-idol-shake-up13090334/
Rumour and innuendo is running at fever pitch Stateside today as the great American Idol shake-up has captured the imagination of the American online press and reality TV viewing public.
The news that chat-show host Ellen DeGeneres is to leave the programme after only one season as a judge has begun a torrent of speculation over who will replace her, and suggestions of further personnel changes on the Fox prime-time singing show as Simon Cowell also walks away.
Although DeGeneres claimed in an official statement that she had decided to step down because Idol “didn’t feel like the right fit for me” , many TV insiders are claiming today that she was forced out by producers after receiving less than positive reviews in the press. Furthermore, Fox may be planning a complete overhaul of the format with the return of “Nasty” Nigel Lythgoe as executive producer, making Ellen’s exit just the first stage in a shake-up that will give the tenth season of the show a brand new feel … perhaps even with just three judges, who could all be new faces – I’m sure both Randy Jackson (who has been a judge since the start) and Kara DioGuardi will both be frantically on the phone to their agents.
Although no official announcement has been made by Fox, a raft of American entertainment websites are reporting Jennifer “J-Lo” Lopez is just hours from signing up as a new judge, with some adamant that ink on the contract has already dried.
It would make sense that J-Lo might want a little positive exposure on TV after a faltering music career led her to be dropped by Sony’s Epic Records earlier this year and recent film releases have underperformed at the box office.
But even if J-LO is a definite (and that’s a big if at this stage), who is going to fill Simon Cowell’s rather large shoes as he takes the X-Factor on an American road show, leaving Idol behind?
We here at the Beehive are hearing Elton John is a popular choice with producers but he may be a little bit too expensive, even for Fox’s deep pockets.
Steven Tyler, the Aerosmith front-man also looks like he’s in with a shot too, with many reports circulating that he’s already been made a firm offer by Fox.
Other names doing the rounds include Harry Connick Jnr (who has recently been a mentor on the show), actor and singer Jamie Foxx, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Simpson and Chris Isaak.
We’ll just have to keep waiting to find out who get’s the nod, but for what it’s worth, I think it’s fairly likely we’ll be seeing J-LO and Steven Tyler in the next series of the show … who knows, maybe Elton John’ll be there too – blimey, that would be a shake-up