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Report: Harry Connick Jr. Signs on as 'American Idol' Judge

By Deena Bustillo on
Getty ImagesLooks like Harry Connick Jr. will be at the judges' table on American Idol next season. The 45-year-old actor/singer has reportedly been confirmed for the job, according to E! News' sources, but an official announcement hasn't been made quite yet.Connick has been a mentor, performer, and a guest judge on the TV talent show so he's plenty familiar with the show. And he even hinted at the prospect of having a bigger part in the show a while back. "It's a fun show. It's been talked...Read Full Story

Randy Jackson Is Coming Back to 'American Idol'

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(Getty Images)American Idol is bringing back the man, the legend, Randy 'Dawg Jackson, for the show's 13th season. E! News reports Jackson will be coming back as a mentor instead of a judge, following his retirement from the judges' table last season.Idol has shown signs of having trouble filling the judges' seats this year, with contract negotiations rumored to break down in problematic ways. But at least last year's fan favorite, Keith Urban, will be joining Jackson at the judges' table. As...Read Full Story

'American Idol' Wants to Bring Back Randy Jackson and That's the Final Straw, Dawg

By Jill Slattery on
Randy Jackson (Fox)With today's news that American Idol is considering re-hiring Randy Jackson as a mentor after letting him go as a judge, it's become clear that the veteran Fox singing competition has pretty much no idea how to revamp itself as it enters its 13th season.Further proof? New executive producer Per Blankens is reportedly very close to bringing back former judge Jennifer Lopez, who would join last year's sweet, yet totally snoozeworthy, judge Keith Urban. So basically, the new...Read Full Story

It's Official: Mariah Carey is Done with 'American Idol'

By Deena Bustillo on
Getty ImagesAnd just like that, no more American Idol for Mariah Carey. The announcement, which has been anticipated for a while now, was made on Twitter Thursday. The star retweeted a post from her reps that revealed the news: "W/ global success of "#Beautiful" (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol." Carey will have plenty to fill the Idol void, though. "The rest of this year is jam-packed with Mariah putting the finishing touches on her much...Read Full Story

Jennifer Hudson's 'American Idol' Judging Gig Looking Very Likely

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(Getty)Those of you who were hoping for an all-alum judging panel on the next season of American Idol just got one step closer to realizing those dreams. E! News reports that "multiple sources" have confirmed former American Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson has signed a deal to sit at the judges' table this fall for the show's 13th season. Current judges Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, and Keith Urban will likely not be returning. The site also reports that season one winner Kelly...Read Full Story