‘AMERICAN IDOL’ Randy Jackson OUT AS JUDGE
September 1, 2012 - 9:20 am | Category: Entertainment
Sources tell TMZ that show producers aren’t entirely comfortable with the arrangement, but they do feel that with all of the other original judges long gone, Randy is the “glue” that holds the show together.
Those same sources say Nicki Minaj’s deal to take Randy’s seat is 99 percent done. They’re apparently looking for someone from the country world to take the third chair alongside her and Mariah Carey — Keith Urban’s name has been popping up — and they’re going to add a fourth judge.
Meanwhile, the New York Post reports that the hang-up in Nicki’s deal is that her tour is sponsored by Pepsi, but Coke is the official drink of American Idol.