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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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Rusty Shackleford    

"idol" is a dead horse thats been frankenstein'd back to life far too many times already.

just go away...

385 days ago
17.

all about the money    

Did Scooter really think he had that much influence or pull to expect to "manage" the AI winner? Fuller has always enslaved...I mean managed the AI fools...I mean winners. Locking them into really bad contracts where he owns them for years following AI. Scooter is a fool to think Fuller would give up his cash cows. Not sure who the bigger fool is...Scooter trying to dig his claws into the talent, or Fox for even renewing this dead show for another year.

385 days ago
18.

darkhorse91    

Or another reason is that he wasn't offered enough to do it.

385 days ago
19.

Vince    

SO that's the guy responsible for inflicting us with the little canadian eunuch. I say we should tar and feather both of those dopes and launch them back over the boarder into canada where they belong. Hell canada does not want these two brainless tone deaf idiots either but too bad I say ship them back even if it costs us US canadian relations.

385 days ago
20.

Sandra     

Too bad Idol has become more about the judges than the contestants!!! This show has had it's day and other singing shows are more relevant now!

385 days ago
21.

brian    

Does anyone give a **** about this show anymore? Should have ended years ago.

385 days ago
22.

JUstin    

The Only thing that's going to happen on American Idol is Jennifer Lopez dancing with her boy toy & Promoting herself again , and that's about it ...

385 days ago
23.

demoncat    

don't blame scooter for passing for his job is managing careers and if he can't do his job as part of ai. like maybe have the next winner be the next kelly clarkson again oh well. though that means idol will also not get some new fans that would come with him because he manages justin. as for dr. luke actully its looking more and more now his deal may soon be done. dr. luke doing duty with Jlo and keith should be an interesting season .

385 days ago
24.

Truth44    

Good call Scooter!! No need to tarnish your rep or lower yourself likes these other judges trying to hang on to their last 15min of fame!! Keep up the good work!!

385 days ago
25.

sheesh    

that picture of JLo makes me want to punch her in the face until my hand hurts and then punch her in the face for making my hand hurt.

385 days ago
26.

Frankknowsbest    

Ashanti would be perfect

384 days ago
27.

Tammi    

Me too Scooter, me too

384 days ago
28.

Marcus    

Translation: They didn't offer him enough money.

384 days ago
29.

Stephscott_    

American Idol should just stop existing altogether. It's run it's course.

384 days ago
30.

slbs5    

Scooter just didn't get enough money plain and simple, and the deal he wanted or he would of done it, dr luke wanted to but sony would nt let him, plus if dont like the judges dont comment or dont watch the judges on there now have made a name for themself or wouldn't been ask.and fir there career ending, keith urban new sing just hit #1 and he been selling out his tour, jlo just got offered a new movie roll.

383 days ago
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