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Chatting with Billy V: May 13, 2010

Elton John Elton John
Betty White and Jay-Z Betty White and Jay-Z
Dennis Quaid Dennis Quaid

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - With Simon Cowell's exit from American Idol fast approaching, the search to fill his spot at the judge's table is heating up. But we know one fellow Brit who won't be taking over: Elton John. Elton, who was a guest judge on Season 3, has turned down a whopping $33 million offer to be an Idol judge. It's not known if the massive payday was for one season or for a multi-year contract.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says it isn't ready to let Facebook make casting decisions for film's biggest night, in other words Betty White. A spokeswoman says the academy plans to continue with its protocol of allowing the producers to select the host that will best serve the show they're trying to put together.  But what if the producers pick her anyway?!

Dennis Quaid really got into character to play Bill Clinton in HBO's upcoming feature The Special Relationship -- he gained 35 pounds by eating fast food every day. The Special Relationship is the third film about former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, following 2003's The Deal and 2006's Oscar-winning The Queen.


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