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American Idol Exclusive Video: Get a Sneak Peek of the Top 15 Guys at Randy Jackson's Workshop!


Briston Maroney learns about not looking “goofy” with his guitar. Caleb Johnson tries to appear less “angry” while singing (a Chris Daughty protip!). And Dexter Roberts gets to work on “Dexterfying” every tune he covers.

These are just a few of the takeaways from the following exclusive video previewing tonight’s installment of American Idol (8/7c on Fox) — in which we’ll see …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

Idol: Randy Jackson Will Discourage Overdone Songs, Be More 'Hands-On' in New Mentor Role


“I Have Nothing,” “Hallelujah,” and “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now),” consider yourselves on notice.

American Idol‘s former judge and new in-house mentor Randy Jackson said he will “absolutely” try to dissuade Season 13 contestants from tackling done-to-death songs when the live performance shows begin next week – especially if said ditties have been covered in memorable fashion by prior standouts. …READ MORE

American Idol: 10 Bold, Completely Original, Randy Jackson-Free Fixes to Revive Season 13


Oh how I wish I could yell “April Fools!” But instead, I’m just yelling, “FOOL!”

Yes, folks, American Idol‘s new executive producer Per Blankens is seriously thinking about bringing back departing judge Randy Jackson to take over as Season 13 mentor, replacing Jimmy Iovine. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS

Report: Randy Jackson Not Leaving American Idol, In Talks to Replace Jimmy Iovine as Mentor

AMERICAN IDOL: Randy Jackson. CR: Warwick Saint / FOX

Yo, check it out: A familiar face may be returning to American Idol before he ever really left.

Departing judge Randy Jackson is in talks to stick with the long-running Fox competition series for its revamped Season 13 — but now as …READ MORE

Randy Jackson Leaving American Idol

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File under #NoLongerInItToWinIt: Randy Jackson, once referred to by producers as the “barnacle” of the American Idol judging panel, is stepping down from his role at the end of this season. READ MORE

America's Best Dance Crew Cancelled by MTV

America's Best Dance Crew Cancelled

America’s Best Dance Crew has shaken its last leg.

After enduring seven seasons on MTV (and one PR minefield, when judge/choreographer Shane Sparks was the target of child molestation allegations unrelated to the program), the Randy Jackson-produced dance competition …READ MORE

Randy Jackson Returning as American Idol Judge for Season 12: It's Confirmed

AMERICAN IDOL: Randy Jackson. CR: Warwick Saint / FOX

In much the same way he begins most of his performance critiques, Randy Jackson’s journey back to the American Idol judges’ table for Season 12 has been a long, strange, and circuitous one. Now, TVLine has confirmed that the show’s sole original panelist will indeed return alongside newcomer Mariah Carey, as well as one or two other musicians, when the reality juggernaut returns to the airwaves in January.

“The rumors are true,” a source …READ MORE

Randy Jackson Reportedly Out as American Idol Judge: Let Us Bid Good Riddance With a Song

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Rumors of Randy Jackson’s ouster from the American Idol judges’ panel have been percolating since the dawn of time for weeks. And now TMZ is reporting that the man commonly referred to as “the other judge,” “that dude who dresses like he’s enrolled in a prep school for clowns,” and “the devil’s mouthpiece” will definitely take on a role mentoring contestants, clearing a spot in the Simon Cowell Memorial Chair for READ MORE

Team American Idol Takes on NBC's The Voice: The Top 5 Zingers (Plus Scoop on Season 11)

AMERICAN IDOL: L-R: Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Ryan Seacrest. CR: Warwick Saint / FOX.

There’s no love lost between American Idol and The Voice. That was the key takeaway from Sunday’s Television Critics Association press tour panel for Season 11 of the Fox juggernaut, where NBC’s breakout hit was Topic No. 1. Herewith we present the top 5 zingers Idol producers and judges lobbed at their Peacock rivals. READ MORE