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Fox Makes Announcement About Upcoming ‘American Idol’ Announcement

In a move straight out of the LeBron James PR playbook,  American Idol‘s Ryan Seacrest will be hosting a press conference on Wednesday, September 22 to announce the panel of judges slated for next season. The news announcement about the press conference went up today.

“The fact that Fox is scheduling a media event for the (anticlimactic?) announcement bolsters those who believe that the network is merely trying to build buzz for the aging reality show,” Brian Stelter writes on the New York Times Media Decoder blog.

Among the list of judge possibilities are Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez (who at one point seemed out of the running because she was being a diva but is now rumored to be signed for $12 million), and Elton John.  If the show is trying to build buzz, mission accomplished.

Oksana Grigorieva asks Judge to Make Mel Pay for PR

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Mel Gibson’s ex-girlfriend wants him to pay her PR bills, Fox reports TMZ sources saying. She allegedly spent $84,000 in PR and legal fees to “thwart public perception that she sold secret tapes,” the story says, claiming she felt she was “getting trashed in the media.”

TMZ sources say Grigorieva felt hiring PR reps was the only way [to] counter someone as big and powerful as Mel Gibson.

The story goes on to say Grigorieva wants the custody/child support case judge to clear the debt, catch being, it points out, that the judge wouldn’t award money for PR expenses, but rather would only switch up the agreement (5,000 a month and the house) based on their baby Lucia’s needs.

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