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Arrest Warrant Issued for "America‚Äôs Next Top Model" Judge Rob Evans

Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tyra Banks(LOS ANGELES) -- America’s Next Top Model judge Rob Evans has become America’s most wanted reality TV star, now that the Beverly Hills, Calif., police department has issued a warrant for his arrest.

Evans, a British male supermodel who joined the cast of the hit reality competition show this year, is being sought on charges that include battery with serious injury and assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury.

Lt. Lincoln Hoshino told ABC News that the warrant had been issued in connection with a March 14 incident that took place at the Next Modeling agency in Beverly Hills.  Hoshino denied reports from that a special fugitive team had been dispatched to track down Evans.

“We’re all laughing about that,” he said. “It sounds really cool, but we don’t have anything like that.”

Hoshino said that the Beverly Hills police had reason to believe that Evans, a former boxer, was in New York, and had notified New York authorities of the arrest warrant.

Bail attached to the warrant is set at $150,000, Hoshino said.

Calls placed to Evans’ rep by ABC News were not immediately returned.

Evans replaced model and photographer Nigel Barker on the latest season of America’s Next Top Model.  Rumors have swirled that he and host Tyra Banks are secretly an item, but Evans told the Banbury Guardian that although they’d dined together, they were never “officially dating.”

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Jennifer Lopez on "Idol" Job: It May Be 'Time for Me to Go'

Michael Becker/FOX(NEW YORK) -- Rumors that Jennifer Lopez won't be returning for a third season of American Idol have been running rampant and during an appearance Thursday on NBC's Today show, the star herself seemed to indicate it's not a rumor -- that she may indeed be nearing the end of the road as a judge on the hit Fox series.

"I am thinking that it's time for me to go," Lopez said on Today.  "I've loved it so much. I've enjoyed the show so much. I enjoy just the whole process of the show ... It's a tough decision either way, but I have to say there are so many things I do that I put on hold for that."

But Lopez stopped short of saying she was through with American Idol.  When asked if she had made up her mind, she told Today's Natalie Morales, "Little by little I am ... I love everybody, I love all the guys on the show, I love the family that's there ... but I am thinking it's time for me to go and do other things I love to do."

Some American Idol watchers have opined that Lopez's seeming indecision about whether or not to return to Idol is part of a ploy to land a larger salary for next season.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Report: Britney Officially Signs On with "The X Factor"

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- After weeks of rumors, Britney Spears reportedly has agreed to become a judge on The X Factor.

E! News reports Britney signed a one-season contract this week that will pay her $15 million.  A source close to the pop star says, "There's been a lot of back and forth over the past few weeks as they negotiated the small details, but she's on. It's all completed and Britney is beyond excited."

The source also says Britney and Simon Cowell are "very excited" to work together.

A spokesperson for The X Factor would not confirm the report.

Britney will join Simon and L.A. Reid at the judges' table for the Fox singing competition. Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus are rumored to be in the running for the final vacant judges' slot.

Former judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger were let go following the show's first season.

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Report: Britney Spears Signing $15 Million 'X Factor' Deal

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- According to TMZ, Britney Spears has struck a deal with the producers of The X Factor that will pay the singer 15 million dollars to join the show as a judge next season.

The gossip site says "the fine points" of the deal are still being worked out, but the broad strokes are done. If the contracts are finalized, they will then have to be approved by Britney's father Jamie, who is her conservator, and lawyers for the conservatorship.  At that point, the judge overseeing the conservatorship will have to approve.

Sources tell the website it's a "virtual certainty" that all involved will sign off on the deal.

Show creator and executive producer Simon Cowell told TMZ on Tuesday he'd be thrilled if Britney came aboard, saying, "I would love to have her on the show. I think she would be a fascinating person to sit next to."  Cowell said the show may make an announcement within the week.

Britney will fill one of two vacant seats formally occupied by Nicole Scherzinger, who reportedly earned $1.5 million as an X Factor judge, and Paula Abdul, who reportedly earned $2.5 million.

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Howard Stern to Judge 'America's Got Talent'

Bruce Gifford/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- After months of speculation, Howard Stern and NBC announced Thursday morning that the shock jock and author will indeed be the new judge on America’s Got Talent.

To accommodate Stern, the Simon Cowell-produced NBC reality competition show will shift production from Los Angeles to New York City. Shooting will get underway in the summer.

Paul Telegdy, NBC’s president of alternative and late night programming, said in a statement, "Howard Stern’s larger-than-life personality will bring a thrilling new dynamic to America’s Got Talent...He’s a proven innovator and his track record in broadcasting is truly remarkable. Howard is very passionate about this show and is fully committed to its future success.”

America's Got Talent -- which allows people of all ages and skill types to compete -- was the top-rated summer series for six years in a row.

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