Longtime “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson announced yesterday that he is leaving the hit reality show.
“American Idol” staple Randy Jackson will not be returning next season.
Jackson tells "Extra" in a statement, "Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on ‘American Idol’ I have decided it is time to leave after this season. I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry. It's been a life-changing opportunity but I am looking forward to focusing on my company Dream Merchant 21 and other business ventures."
Join "Extra" as we host a live video chat on Spreecast.com with TV host Dave Holmes and TV producer and reality show expert Stuart Brazell as they recap "American Idol" right after the show.
This Thursday, May 2 at 9PM ET/6PM PT, Dave and Stuart will analyze the competition, and they're looking to you to voice your opinion and heat up the conversation!
This week, we'll be interviewing top 7 finalist and Louisiana native Burnell Taylor, who will talk about his experience on the show and recap tonight's show!
Singer Jennifer Lopez has opened up for the first time about rumors that producers want her to replace Mariah Carey on “American Idol.”
Wild rumors circulated this week about foiled plans to replace Mariah Carey with former judge Jennifer Lopez on “American Idol.” “Extra’s” Terri Seymour caught up with Ryan Seacrest and Randy Jackson to get their take on the gossip.
UPDATE: Nick Cannon reacted to the rumors on Wednesday, telling “Extra’s” Terri Seymour, “I haven’t heard that, but I think my wife is so focused on the future, what she is doing with her new album. She has such a good time with this show. Some people do it because that’s all they have, she did it because she thought it would be fun. If she continues to do it, I think she’s going to be great and if not, who knows.”
The Hollywood Reporter broke the story, claiming “American Idol” producers allegedly tried to revive the show by replacing Mariah Carey with former judge Jennifer Lopez. Sources told the mag that Carey’s team killed the plan by threatening litigation, however, show insiders say the entire story is bogus.
"American Idol" judge Nicki Minaj's dress from Thursday night’s elimination show is making headlines for its incredibly revealing "boob window."
Nicki snarked, “I disagree that was the best performance of the night,” Mariah defended, “I wasn’t saying she was awkward… you don’t really disagree with me.” Minaj sniffed, "Okay, simmer down, sir,” which was met with gasps and laughs from the studio audience.
This Thursday, April 18 at 9PM ET/6PM PT, Dave and Stuart will analyze the competition, and they're looking to you to voice your opinion and heat up the conversation!
This week, we'll be interviewing top 6 finalists and the final male to leave the competition, Lazaro Arbos, who will talk about his experience on the show.