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Is Randy Jackson finally leaving the "American Idol" judging table? Possibly, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The latest "Idol" rumors have Jackson taking a mentor-like role on the Fox singing competition show as three brand new judges take over the panel. Those judges will include Mariah Carey, and reports are circulating that Nicki Minaj will join the panel ... along with country crooner Keith Urban? We're still waiting for confirmation for the second and third judges, but Entertainment Weekly reports Minaj is close to a deal and Urban is likely at this point. It remains to be seen who would replace Jackson. Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias, "Idol" alum Adam Lambert, and Nick Jonas have also been tossed around the rumor mill.
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