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    'American Idol' Randy Jackson OUT AS JUDGE

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    The dawg days are over at "American Idol" ... TMZ has learned Randy Jackson is officially LEAVING the judge's table ... but will still remain a part of the show as a "mentor."

    Sources connected to "Idol" tell us ... there's some concern among the brass that Jackson is not well-suited for the mentor role ... but they feel they need him because he's the glue that helps keep the show together.

    As for his replacement ... sources tell us Nicki Minaj's deal is 99% done ... but still not a sure thing just yet.

    We're told the honchos are keenly aware Mariah Carey isn't a fan of Minaj and doesn't want her at the table ... a fact producers LOVE because they think the conflict and tension will be good for the show.

    And ... we now know A.I. will once again go with a 4th judge ... we're told producers are gunning for someone from the country music world for the third seat. Seat number 4 is up in the air.

    Finally, altough "A.I." wanted Diddy or Kanye West ... we're told they are definitely out of the picture.

    Thiiiiiiiiis ... is getting intense.
    Read more: 'American Idol' -- Randy Jackson OUT AS A JUDGE | TMZ.com

    Sounds like he was ousted more than it was his decision to step down.
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    i still watch Idol, but i don't know about this. They are really trying to make this Xfactor now.
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    No more "Dawg!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebonnet View Post
    No more "Dawg!"
    But one more pink wig!

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    And Randy's replacement is likely . . .


    8/31/2012 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF.

    'American Idol' Keith Urban NOT SIGNED ... But Almost

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    Keith Urban is in deep negotiations with "American Idol" but the deal has NOT been signed ... TMZ has learned.

    "Idol" sources tell us, the country singer is in the final negotiation stages with producers to take the third judging spot on the show -- alongside Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, who replaced Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.

    Keith will be replacing Randy Jackson -- but he hasn't officially signed the dotted line just yet. He's still working out a few contract kinks, but it's pretty much a lock.

    He'll be receiving roughly $3-4 million for his hard work -- about half what Nicki Minaj is expected to make ... and a paltry fraction of Mariah's $18 million paycheck.

    As we previously reported, there will be a 4th judge this season, but we're told no one has been picked for that spot. But here's what we do know ... "Idol" honchos want a man for the 4th spot, because they don 't think this show will work with 2 women and a man.
    Read more: 'American Idol' -- Keith Urban Deal NOT SIGNED ... But Almost | TMZ.com
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    Sorry but Urban is a fool if he agrees to those terms with Nicki getting paid twice as much!
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    As long as it is NOT LeAnn.
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