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First, Steven Tyler. Then, Jennifer Lopez. Now, American Idol has officially cleaned its judging house.

Sources confirm to TMZ that Randy Jackson will not return in 2013 as a panelist on the Fox competition. Instead, as rumored for weeks now, he will move in to a mentoring capacity.

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With Mariah Carey on board, this means at least two - possibly three if the show expands to four judges - openings are available.

Insiders continue to say that Nicki Minaj is incredibly close to closing her deal, with Keith Urban a favorite for the third spot. Other names bantered about include Diddy, Lenny Kravitz, Nick Jonas and even Kanye West.

But let's take a moment to look back before we look forward. Will you miss Randy Jackson as a judge?

 

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Another day, another Lindsay Lohan controversy.

This time, the 26-year-old walking nightmare is being accused of trashing a vintage 38-foot trailer once belonging to the legendary Elizabeth Taylor herself.

Wait ... what?

Lindsay Lohan Elizabeth Taylor Photo

According to CNN, Taylor fan Angel Alger bought the lavish 38-foot travel trailer, where Taylor's romance with Richard Burton began, for $50,000 in June.

However, due to previous contracts, Alger was obligated to allow the use of Taylor's trailer for the Lifetime film Liz & Dick, starring Lohan, for two days.

When the trailer was given back to Alger, there was an estimated damage of over $100,000 from cigarette burns, broken mirrors and missing furniture.

Yup, sounds about right.

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Here's an idea: perhaps Honey Boo Boo should have spoken at the Republican National Convention.

No way she'd do a worse job than Clint Eastwood.

Ratings for Here Comes Honey Boo Boo on TLC reached a series high on Wednesday, increasing a whopping 30 percent from the previous edition's record-setter, as three million households tuned in to watch Honey Boo Boo and her family go to a waterpark.

Honey Boo Boo Photo

Based on the initial Nielson report, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo earned a a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49, narrowly edging coverage of the RNC on Fox News: it could only muster a 1.2 in that same time period.

What makes her show so popular, aside from the fact that it rarely mentions boring issues such as tax rates and avoids the controversy of "legitimate rape?" Said June Shannon to Ryan Seacrest:

"Our fan base tells us that when they have a bad day they can be able to watch our show and be able to get a good laugh; I honestly laugh at the show too because it is kind of funny, because we know we have fun filming it. It's just all about having fun making memories."

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Tori Spelling is a mother once again.

Wasting little time in sharing the momentous occasion with their fans, the actress and husband Dean McDermott announced on their website yesterday that Finn Davey McDermott was born on August 30 at 5:39 p.m. and weighed in at 6 pounds, 6 ounces.

The tyke is 20 inchdes long and joins the couple's other three kids: Liam Aaron, 5, Stella Doreen, 4, and Hattie Margaret, 10 months.

Tori Spelling, Kids

Wrote Tori and Dean: “We are so excited to announce the birth of the newest member of the McDermott family!”

Spelling said previously that she was "shocked" to discover she was pregnant just five months after giving birth to Hattie, but we wonder if she's even more shocked that former costars Jennie Garth and Luke Perry might be dating.

Either way, congrats to this expanding family!

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Taylor Swift may croon about a love lost - and then found... and then lost again - in her latest hit track, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."

But the wildly popular singer is anything but sad about the split in that single's just-released full-length music video.

Watch below as Swift makes multiple costume changes and parties it up with friends, all of whom sing along to the chorus and seem quite pleased their pal has left the mystery subject of the song behind.

In real life, of course, Taylor has a different reason to celebrate: she's totally in love with Conor Kennedy!

Sources even claim marriage may be in this young couple's future. EEK!

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As if things couldn't get any worse for Chad Johnson, the former NFL star learned this week that he's been dumped in Madden '13 as well as in real life.

Chad, who was cut by the Miami Dolphins after his arrest for domestic battery this month, was unable to find his likeness on the popular video game.

"That awkward moment when you realize you're not on Madden13 and you have to create yourself," @Ochocinco tweeted to his 3.7 million followers.

Chad Johnson Madden

The former Ochocinco actually is on the game, just in the free agent pool and not on the Miami roster. Anyone interested in his services? [crickets]

Chad's journey to free agency began with his alleged head-butting of Evelyn Lozada during an epic fight with his wife over a receipt for condoms.

The star of VH1's Basketball Wives has filed for divorce, while the network yanked their spinoff show Ev & Ocho, leaving Chad unemployed.

Plenty of time for Madden '13 at least. Mike Sims-Walker might be better deal at that price, Chad ... smaller cap hit and chance of being arrested.

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Movie icon Clint Eastwood delivered an unscripted and bizarre endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday night.

Taking the stage before Mitt Romney's speech to the party's national convention, Eastwood carried on a rambling "conversation" with an empty chair.

A chair occupied by an imaginary President Barack Obama. Seriously:

The Oscar-winning director criticized Obama for failing to turn the economy around and for wanting to close the Guantanamo Bay prison for terror suspects.

"How do you handle the promises you've made? What do you say?" he asked the invisible Obama. "I know even some of the people in your party were disappointed."

At another, even stranger point, the 82-year-old Eastwood acted as if he were listening to imaginary Obama unleash a diatribe against Romney, poking Vice President Joe Biden and letting the convention audience "guess what the president said."

"He can't do that to himself. You're absolutely crazy!" Eastwood responded.

"You're getting as bad as Biden. Biden is the intellect in the Democratic Party. It's just kind of a grin with a body behind it."

At one point, Eastwood talked about the need for change.

"When somebody doesn't do the job, you gotta let 'em go," Eastwood said. Then the tough-guy actor of Dirty Harry fame drew a finger across his throat.

Backstage, stern-faced Romney aides winced for 10 minutes straight.

And the winner of this "debate" is ...

 

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Mitt Romney accepted the Republican presidential nomination last night with a forceful promise to lead America to renewed prosperity after years of mediocrity.

Presenting himself as the turnaround artist we need to finally end the cycle of dashed expectations and broken promises, Romney told the Tampa, Fla., RNC crowd:

"How many days have you woken up feeling that something really special was happening in America? Many of you felt that way on election day four years ago." 

"But tonight I'd ask a simple question: If you felt that excitement when you voted for Barack Obama, shouldn't you feel that way now that he's President Obama?"

"You know there's something wrong with the kind of job he's done as president," Romney said, "when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him."

Romney's focus, like that of the nation's voters, was almost exclusively on the stubbornly sluggish economic recovery, and he touted his business experience.

He mocked Obama's famous 2008 line that his election could "slow the rise of the oceans and to heal the planet." After a dramatic pause, he pointedly stated:

"My promise is to help you and your family."

The former Massachusetts Governor's 38-minute speech was light on policy details, but it did offer more autobiographical detail than he usually delves into.

As Ann Romney helped him do Tuesday, Mitt sought to push back against the caricature of him as an aloof, ruthless, out-of-touch corporate chieftain.

Like his running mate, Paul Ryan, he made clear overtures to ordinary citizens (women) in particular, to upend the notion that the GOP stands only for the rich.

Did he make the sale? Romney was running just about even heading into the Republican National Convention; we'll see if this helps him make inroads against Obama.

Election 2012:

 

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Katie Couric may have left The Today Show in 2006, but she still has some strong opinions regarding the current state of the program. Specifically, its handling of Ann Curry.

And they aren't very positive.

Katie Couric and Ann Curry

"I felt really bad for Ann. I still don't understand why they didn't give her sort of a proper send-off," Couric told Philly.com this week as part of her promotion for Katie, which premieres on September 10, adding:

"Ann did some extraordinary work during her time there. It was just not the best chapter in The Today Show. It made me sad for the institution."

That's for sure.

Ratings for the program haven't picked up and there's reportedly even chatter that many employees want Matt Lauer gone next. The juggernaut has fallen has very hard times.

Couric, though, kicks off her talk show next month and has booked Jessica Simpson and Sheryl Crow as her opening day guests. She says she's inspired by Oprah, but...

"When people say, 'Are you the new Oprah?' I say, 'No, I'm the old Katie.'"

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Andy Roddick announced this afternoon at a press conference that he will retire from professional tennis after this year's U.S. Open, which is currently underway in New York City.

Asked why he's calling it quits, Roddick simply pointed to a gallery of Brooklyn Decker photos and reminded reporters that stepping away will allow him to spend more time with his wife.

Just kidding.

Andy Roddick Return

"It's a matter of how I feel, and if I feel I can compete at the highest level," he actually said of his decision.

Roddick owns 32 career titles and won the U.S. Open in 2003 for his only major title. He's currently ranked No. 22 in the world.

The American star has banked $20 million in career prize money and enjoys a host of endorsements. He has also battled knee, ankle, shoulder and back injuries in recent years.

And, oh, did we mention he's married to Brooklyn Decker? Hard to blame the guy for walking away.

The 30-year old plays Bernard Tomic in the second round on Friday night at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Let's all cheer him on during this final run.

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