Chatting with Billy V: August 3, 2010

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - One of the main players involved -- Randy Jackson -- has finally spoken up and confirms one thing: Ryan Seacrest isn't going anywhere. And while he wouldn't comment on rumors about whether or not he was fired along with DioGuardi, he did say he'd be pumped to welcome J.Lo to the judge's panel.

Fox executives are saying only that "no one has signed a deal yet on either side of the camera to join American Idol next year. There are no signed deals with anybody."   When asked about all the J.Lo and Steven Tyler casting rumors, a Fox exec admitted, "Much of the information that has been written is accurate, and some of the information has been wildly inaccurate."
A media watchdog called on advertisers on Monday to boycott a new television comedy series titled "$#*! My Dad Says," saying the use of this type of language should not be accepted as light-hearted fun. The Parents Television Council (PTC) has written to about 300 companies that advertise on television to complain about the series airing this Fall on CBS that stems from a Twitter account of the same name. The show will debut September 23 and stars William Shatner.
Oprah's team at her Harpo Studios has released a trailer for the talk show host's "farewell season" before she heads over to cable. 
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