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La Toya Jackson Wants Simon Cowell's Seat

1/18/2010 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

La Toya JacksonLa Toya Jackson is next in line to fill Simon Cowell's shoes on "American Idol" -- that's if La Toya Jackson has anything to do with it.

We're told MJ's sister and former "Idol" producer Nigel Lythgoe cozied up at a housewarming party for Kathy Hilton in Bel Air recently -- before Simon broke his big news -- and the topic came up of La Toya possibly guest-judging on the show.

But now that Simon's out of the picture, La Toya wants more.

We spoke to her and she tells TMZ: "I would LOVE to be a judge on 'American Idol.' I would love to have a chance for the public get to know the real me. I would be thrilled."

In other news: there's a "real" La Toya Jackson.


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61.

POWER TO THE WHITE PEOPLE    

Posted at 12:19PM on Jan 18th 2010 by deb is a very sick troll



Is the sick psycho b*tch here again. Everybody hates deb she is a Bi-polar psycho b*tch.

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62.

Missy    

I think Latoya would be great to fill that seat! The whole Jackson family has alot of great talent! Maybe oneday we will see the MJ3 on stage.It has been said that they can sing and dance,it's in their genes,after all they are MJs biological children!

1556 days ago
63.

RichL    

Nigel Lithgoe is not now and hasn't been a producer of AI for some time. He left the show to do "So YOu Think YOu Can Dance"

1556 days ago
64.

duh    

that's all well and good that she wants the world to get to know her through american idol...but isn't this show about showing the world the CONTESTANTS? i'm just sayin'..........

1556 days ago
65.

magentapyramid    

To that suggestion - MEH! JUST MEH!

1556 days ago
66.

marson    

Why don't they try to get a Barry Gordy type or someone who knows about talent, and who has IT. It sounds like American Idol is looking for a star to boost their ratings instead of looking for someone who can spot the talented ones. What about Donnie Osmond? His whole family is very talented, and know all about IT.

1556 days ago
67.

Cali MJ Fan    

(this is off topic of the Opus - but PLEASE everyone, can you help get the word out)

Dangerous 91 on MJ..com came up with a brilliant idea and it just getting off the ground. He has made a petition to ask Sony to donate some of the proceeds from the sales of Michael's This is It DVD/Blu-ray sales to Haiti's relief efforts. Please see this forum post for more details: http://www.michaeljackson.com/us/forum/41

So, now he needs your help to spread the word.

First, please sign the Petition and join the Facebook group TODAY.
Petition address: www.gopetition.com/petitions/haiti-earthquake-relief.html
Facebook group address: http://www.facebook.com/#/group.php?gid=246561884425&ref=nf

Second, please forward this to all of your friends, other MJ fans, and other MJ fan sites you belong to. Post the petition address and Facebook Group address everywhere you can think of.

This is NOT a campaign to bully Sony into donating, but simply showing that we want Sony to help Haiti in Michael's name. We know Michael would -- and we know he would approve of this.

Much L.O.V.E.. to each of you. Let us help Haiti together!

Cali

1556 days ago
68.

Truth Unblinded    

She should be concentrating on how, what,and why her brother was murdered. I can not picture her as a judge she has no talent, never had.

Posted at 12:05PM on Jan 18th 2010 by dominque




Blah blah blah with this stupid murder crap. Learn the law stupid. There was no murder.

1556 days ago
69.

astabasta    

13. So tmz called LaToya, had her say she'd love to be on the show, and ran with it. Ending the story with a nasty remark.

Note the poll - who is crazier, Paula or LaToya? For, you see, women and black men are often "crazy" the way tmz interprets the world.

Posted at 2:53AM on Jan 18th 2010 by A.B.

You are absolutely right. TMZ is racist AND sexist.

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70.

Truth Unblinded    

This is NOT a campaign to bully Sony into donating, but simply showing that we want Sony to help Haiti in Michael's name. We know Michael would -- and we know he would approve of this.

Much L.O.V.E.. to each of you. Let us help Haiti together!

Cali

Posted at 4:08PM on Jan 18th 2010 by Cali MJ Fan



This is EXACTLY a campaign to bully Sony, that's what petitions are. If Sony wants to donate to Haiti they will, if they don't they wont. What gives people the right to tell people what to do with their money?

1556 days ago
71.

kymberly    

WOW..Why can't people just be nice? Some of the things being said are so rude!

1556 days ago
72.

ric    


Posted at 4:08PM on Jan 18th 2010 by Cali MJ Fan



This is EXACTLY a campaign to bully Sony, that's what petitions are. If Sony wants to donate to Haiti they will, if they don't they wont. What gives people the right to tell people what to do with their money?

Posted at 4:19PM on Jan 18th 2010 by stand firm Sony


Gotta agree with this. Instead of signing this petition, why not take that money that you were going to spend on this movie that you really don't NEED to have and donate that money to Haiti. that way instead of the Haitians getting a portion, they get ALL the money. I bet Michael Jackson would like that even better.

1556 days ago
73.

eddard    

she can have his ass, but please keep her off t v .

1556 days ago
74.

romil4    

LaToya wants a JOB. Any takers?

1556 days ago
75.

Goldie    

59. Posted at 12:19PM on Jan 18th 2010 by deb is a very sick troll



Is the sick psycho b*tch here again. Everybody hates deb she is a Bi-polar psycho b*tch.

Posted at 2:00PM on Jan 18th 2010 by Deb will betray you watch your back



HARVEY, AN OFFICIAL COMPLAINT HAS BEEN MADE TO THE FBI REGARDING YOUR CONSTANT STALKING, LYING AND CYBER BULLYING OF DEB.
Just keep right on loser, you'll soon be seeing them at your door.

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