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Ross to Serve as "Idol" Mentor

1/16/2007 9:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Diana RossDiana Ross told David Letterman that she is going to be on "American Idol" this season.

During a taping of "The Late Show" this afternoon, the legendary singer told Dave, "I'm going to do the 'American Idol,' as a mentor. And then I'll leave from there and I'll go on tour, March and April."

"Idol" producers were not immediately available for comment. The show premieres tonight at 8PM ET/PT on Fox.

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LThompson    

Total prima donna. Her imperial arrogance and outrageous temper and demands are legendary.

If it weren't for Berry Gordy's savvy and talent at finding a long line of great song writers we wouldn't know who Ms. Ross is. She's a fair entertainer and certainly successful beyond her dreams I'm sure, but she is not and has never been a truly great singer. And her weak soprano voice has not improved with age.

2746 days ago
17.

Barry    

DIANA ROSS WAS BORN IN THE DETROIT, MICHIGAN PROJECTS. THAT VOICELESS, NO TALENT, NASTY, ARROGANT POOR EXCUSE FOR A DRAG QUEEN SHOULD FORGET HER CAREER. ..........IT'S OVER. NOBODY IS GOING TO PAY TO HEAR HER SING OFF KEY.

2746 days ago
18.

Kimmie    

L Thompson - you are a loon. She has one of the best catalog ever. She is one of the great perfomer who changed American Culture. An ICON. Though she doesn't have a big voice, she knows how to use it...Now...you may shut the f*** up.

Word!

2746 days ago
19.

Dan    

I agree with L Thompson...

Who does she think she is charging $600 to see her in concert in Australia? HAHAHA!!! I didnt know anyone who went - we dont like her THAT much down here, well not as much as she likes herself anyway!

2746 days ago
20.

He's Boring now    

Michael Jacksons Transformation to the Bizzare began when this wench convinced him he really was the Scarecrow in Wiz.. Who is she going to mentor now, country bumpkins and inner city wanna be's on a show that does more to demean people than to build them up.

Quick, name her last song that was a hit, or the last movie she was in that was a hit, and dont go back more than 20 years...

Thats what I thought. You have to look it up

Quit living in the past, she was glorified than but shouldnt be now. She's more plastered than Paula

2746 days ago
21.

Mad Balls    

We here in , Detroit , refer to her as the pretender to the crown . Arethra has held that for as long as anybody knows . You have the arrogant factor confused . Thats ' Flint or St. Louis . Dickhead .We are the guys who invented Motown , House-trance , with guys like HArry Hodini , Lilly Tomlin , Iggy , kid rock , Eminem , foghat , plus Working while stoned , the diner , milkshakes and back seats in cars . I don't know about you but back seats alone have given me great memories .
Dickheads .

2746 days ago
22.

Wicked    

Nasty Boil ... YOU ARE THE DICKHEAD.

Wanna step outside?

2746 days ago
23.

Kimmie    

Still better than the tired bitches in the music business today. You have to respect a great performer, and great she is...I'm certain she is not thinking about any of the hater on this site. Count your money, sip your wine, and enjoy the children Miss One.

2746 days ago
24.

Wicked    

Kimmie STFU

2746 days ago
25.

West Ham    

:::"Idol" producers were not immediately available for comment.

This makes her sound desperate.

2746 days ago
26.

tony    

Diana's new hit CD "I Love You" is terrific! I really enjoy her beautiful voice on The Look of Love, What About Love, You Are So Beautiful, I Want You, and Always and Forever. Billboard gave her CD an excellent review. The song I Love You has been the #1 Internet Radio hit for the last 2 weeks and it's selling fast at retailers and at amazon.com (#32 overall and #6 R&B this morning). Do yourself a favor and start enjoying this lovely CD today.

2746 days ago
27.

Mr. X    

Diana Ross? Oh god. She is the Queen Bitch of the universe.

2746 days ago
28.

Tim    

Diana is the latest of the washed-up, hasbeen, former superstars to do an album (or albums) of cover material, appear on American Idol and sell, sell, sell. Next she'll go on QVC a la Manilow.

2746 days ago
29.

Wicked1    

I HATE AMERICAN IDOL!!!!!!!!! WHAT A STUPID SHOW!!

2746 days ago
30.

Kimmie    

Brea - you are the only one that needs to STFU and take a bath. I can smell you fom here. When you finish dumping trash everyday, take a complet bath and not a wash-up.

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