Randy Jackson: Returning to American Idol!

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Who let the Dawg back in?

Just a couple months after resigning his post as an American Idol judge, Randy Jackson is reportedly on his way back to the show that made him famous:

Reports indicate he will take over for Jimmy Iovine as competition's ongoing contestant mentor in 2014.

Randy and Ryan

Following a disastrous season, American Idol is attempting a reboot... but failing miserably so far.

Keith Urban will return as a panelist and will likely be joined by Jennifer Lopez.

But Kanye West turned the show down. And so did Diddy.

Sources now say Lopez is pushing for Scooter Braun, the manager and BFF of Justin Bieber, to become the third judge, with producers likely open to the idea simply because some connection to The Biebs is better than none.

What a ratings-challenged mess.

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Not interested in seeing him mentor on the show.

American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]