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Scooter Braun

I'm So Over 'Idol'

8/29/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Scooter Braun is like several million other TV viewers -- he's over "American Idol."

We've learned Justin Bieber's manager will not join the show as a judge, and the reason is simple.

A source very close to Scooter puts it this way:  "The only reason to do it at this point is vanity and he doesn't do things for vanity.  Without the right to manage the acts, it makes no business sense for him and ultimately he's a business guy."

Jennifer Lopez and several producers made a play for Scooter, but we're told the stumbling block has been that he wants his hooks in the careers of the contestants and "A.I." can't give him that because of Simon Fuller's deal -- that's his domain.

So Scooter moves on.  We've also learned he thinks "A.I." is crazy not to sign Dr. Luke.

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NOT ELMO    

Scooter Braun is like several million other TV viewers -- he's over "American Idol."...................i DON'T like J-LO so i will NOT be Watching

422 days ago
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Gretchen    

I keep waiting for the headline "American Idol Cancelled". I haven't been able to stomach the show since seeing that girl blubber over Sanjaya.

422 days ago
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Really? Nevermind,...    

More like he doesn't want everyone knowing he's the guy behind Bieber incase they lynch him! Can't blame a guy for that,...

422 days ago
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Jordan    

It is not the Judging it is the show format is now dull and boring. The Voice is Competitive the judges are involved. At AI all you get from the judges is that was great. You are a Star. You can sing anything, You can sing the Phone Book, Bring back contestants that got voted out. The Voice keeps coming up with new and exciting things, Where AI and the X Factor are one in the same boring show.

422 days ago
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Sarah    

Scooter dose have a point!

422 days ago
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twinkle toes    

Should have been cancelled after season 2

422 days ago
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Jackie    

Scooter Braun isn't that big of a get anyways. He got lucky w/ Justin Bieber ...PERIOD. Honestly you can take any cute teenage boy who can sing and dance a little bit..give him songs to sing and push him on a stage and 13 year old girls will scream I KNOW THIS BECAUSE I WAS ONE. I remember when I was about 11-12 our class went to some childrens festival and there was a singing group there (nobodies) and we all went NUTS for them. We started following them around and got their autographs...we even passed out flyers for them......SO....anyways......JB isn't special in any way...he makes mediocre music, can dance a little, can sing a little so little girls are all over him..FOR NOW...>>>and btw Scooter's other "artists" are The Wanted (not One Direction), Carly Ray Jepsen, the chubby black girl from GLEE and Sy ......ummm yeah

422 days ago
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LDB    

What grown man names himself scooter?

422 days ago
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Phreaky    

Lets face it - AI should have ended about 3 seasons ago. It's no longer cool to watch. It no longer has interesting contestants, but they will run it into the ground if they think they can make another 10 dollars from it.l

422 days ago
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The New Improved Sock Puppet    

It's over. Somehow J Lo got another 10 of her 15 out of her AI gig, but everyone else is just kind of in desperation. That show should have been taken out back and shot about three seasons ago, along with Dancing With The Stars.

422 days ago
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MAX    

lopez's career is crashing AGAIN sooo back to the 20 commercial an hour show, not happening ba bye

422 days ago
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Rachael    

HERE WE GO AGAIN WITH LAMAR DRUG STORIES... YOU CAN'T MAKE YOURSELF LOOK BETTER BY MAKING IT A "THING" TMZ... REPORTING PASSIVELY ON IT THE DAYS AFTER. YOU ARE EFEN LIEING TRASH!

422 days ago
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Rachael    

And we're SO OVER the fake Lamar drug stories, back at the top of the page all day long, topping anything and everything that comes in. TMZ- bought, paid for, and ballsless. You SUCK TMZ.

422 days ago
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static    

A complete waste of time and money and if scooter is such a hot shlt manager who else does he manage?
He's nothing but a glorified hanger-on.

422 days ago
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BigMacIsBack    

If all you people hate TMZ so much, THEN WHY ARE YOU ALWAYS READING THEIR ARTICLES AND COMMENTING ON THEIR ARTICLES?!!????? Go f.ucking kill yourselves.

422 days ago
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