Yo Dawg! Randy Jackson Is Out As Judge On “American Idol”

Randy Jackson is officially leaving the judge’s table on “American Idol”, but will stay on as a “mentor.”

Jackson’s return to the show for a 12th season has been up in the air ever since Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler announced their departures in July.

Sources close to the show reveal that producers are a little nervous about giving Randy the role as a mentor, but feel they need to keep him on because of his huge impact on the singing competition show.

Insiders believed Randy Jackson wouldn’t be axed from “American Idol” because of his past working relationship with Mariah Carey. Randy is her co-manager.

The only thing Idol fans know for certain is that Mariah will be a judge and that Ryan Seacrest will continue as the show’s host.

Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban are reportedly ready to sign contracts, while Enrique Iglesias is reportedly being considered for a fourth spot at the judge’s table.

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Nick Jonas Confirms “American Idol” Judge Rumor

Nick Jonas has confirmed rumors that he is currently in talks to join “American Idol” on the judge’s panel.

The Jonas Brothers singer has been rumored to be one of the celebrities being considered as a replacement for Steven Tyler on the talent show.

Nick tweeted about the rumor, writing, “The rumors are true… I am being considered to be a judge on American Idol, and it would be a dream come true if it happens. Nick On Idol…”

Other stars whose names are being tossed into the ring include rapper Pharrell Williams and country singer Brad Paisley.

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Mariah Carey Confirmed As “American Idol” Judge!

Mariah Carey has joined the panel of judges for “American Idol”.

The 42-year-old singer has been confirmed as a judge after the departure of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.

Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly revealed the new during the Television Critics Association summer tour in Beverly Hills today.

Reilly stated, “We do, in fact, have one judge whose deal closed very, very recently. It’s an artist that many contestants have tried to emulate, have tried to have sung the songs, have tried to hit the notes and because it really was concluded only hours ago, our judge couldn’t be with us.”

Reilly then put Mariah on speakerphone to make the announcement.

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It’s Official: Jennifer Lopez Quits “American Idol”

Jennifer Lopez has officially announced she is leaving “American Idol” a day after Steven Tyler announced he was stepping down as a judge.

There have been rumors swirling for weeks about Lopez’s future on the talent show and J-Lo confirmed her departure today when she phoned in to Ryan Seacrest’s radio show.

The singer hinted she was quitting the show yesterday, telling the “Today” show, “I am thinking that maybe it’s time for me to go and do other things that I really love to do.”

Jennifer made her decision official today, telling Seacrest, “It’s just been a really long thought process… and I really have been torn… When I signed on to Idol I signed on for one year and I wound up doing two years because I just fell so in love with the show, everybody there… and I didn’t know I’d be so moved emotionally by working on the show… It was such a lovely surprise in my life to do it”.

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Steven Tyler Steps Down As “American Idol” Judge

Steven Tyler has announced he has stepped down as a judge on “American Idol” after two seasons with the show.

The Aerosmith rocker announced the news today just hours after fellow Idol judge Jennifer Lopez revealed she was considering leaving on the “Today” show.

In a statement Tyler writes, “After some long, hard, thoughts, I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress American Idol before she boils my rabbit.

“I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I’m back, but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I got two fists in the air and I’m kicking the door open with my band. The next few years are going to be dedicated to kicking some serious ass.”

Tyler’s band is finishing up their new album which will be released in November and they are planning a major tour.

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J-Lo Hints At “American Idol” Exit (VIDEO)

Jennifer Lopez may be quitting the “American Idol” judges panel.

The 42-year-old singer said she has enjoyed her time on the show but feels it may be time to return to movies and performing.

Lopez said, “The truth is … I’ve just enjoyed it so much, but I am thinking it’s maybe time for me to go and do other things I really love to do like films and … performing.

“This has been a great journey, but then again I really love the show so, all I can tell you is what I’m thinking.”

Lopez, who is currently on the judge’s panel with Randy Jackson and Steve Tyler, said it will be a “heartbreaking decision” to make, but has had to cancel other projects to be on the show.

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Adam Lambert To Join “American Idol” As Judge?

Adam Lambert is rumored to join the judges panel on “American Idol”!

The singer, who came in second place on the talent show in 2009, has reportedly been in talks with the show’s head honchos for over a month, who believe he would be a great addition to the show.

An insider revealed, “He personifies the show, and will be a popular choice right from the start.

“He knows what it’s like to be on the receiving end of the judges’ comments, he has a human touch, and they know they can’t go wrong if they bring him on. He would be able to bring a unique perspective to the show. People love him.”

Jennifer Lopez is rumored to be leaving to focus on her music career, but sources claim they would really like to keep her on as a judge.

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Ryan Seacrest Calls Out Girlfriend Over Idol Contestant Crush (VIDEO)

Ryan Seacrest embarrassed his girlfriend, actress Julianne Hough, on Wednesday’s episode of “American Idol”.

Seacrest mentioned to the audience that Hough spotted Phillips backstage, stating, “I think she sighed and blushed and said, ‘Yummy’. We’ll be having this conversation after the show, darling”.

The camera cut-away to Julianne attempting to hide from embarrassment.

Phillips performed and then told Ryan, “I’m not trying to steal your girl, Ryan”.

Seacrest’s statements are out of character for a man that tries to keep his relationship out of the public eye. Maybe they are getting serious?

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“American Idol” Judges Save Jessica Sanchez From Elimination (VIDEO)

“American Idol” judges were shocked on last night’s show, when talented singer Jessica Sanchez faced elimination.

Sanchez began to perform in an effort to be saved from elimination when Jennifer Lopez and fellow judges Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson rushed the stage.

Lopez ran up to the stage, stating, “Give me the mic. This is crazy. Go sit down.”

Host Ryan Seacrest said, “This is a first. Let me break this down. The judges have one save this season, that they’ve gotta use before Top 5.”

Randy announced “We are saving Jessica without any doubt. This girl is one of the best singers in America. Ever.” Jennifer gave Jessica a hug, as Ryan asked her how she felt about being in the bottom three. “I don’t expect anything, I just do what I do,” she explained.

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Cameron Diaz Hosts “Saturday Night Live”: See Video Highlights (VIDEOS)

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Michael Phelps’ Hook-Up Taylor Lianne Chandler Reveals She Was Born Intersex

Michael Phelps’ self-proclaimed girlfriend Taylor Lianne Chandler has dropped a bombshell, revealing that she was born Intersex, with male genitalia […]

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