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Change will NOT be coming to American Idol Season 14.

Despite the series plunging to all-time low ratings on Season 13, Fox has confirmed that Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. will all return as judges for the upcoming go-around.

Ryan Seacrest, of course, will also be back as host.

American Idol Season 13 Judges

"Jennifer, Keith, Harry and Ryan are the very best in the business at what they do, and I’m thrilled that they are returning to American Idol for another season,” said David Hill, Senior Executive VP, 21st Century Fox.

"Each brings unique qualities and expertise to the team, but they all share the same passion for helping undiscovered singers achieve the American dream.”

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Last night marked yet another mediocre performance episode of American Idol Season 13.

But at least Jennifer Lopez did all she could do to liven up the live proceedings... but dropping an F Bomb during one of her critiques!

J. Lo F Bomb

The accidental incident took place when J. Lo was gushing over Jena Irene and her cover of Evanescence's "Bring Me To Life.

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Yesterday, American Idol confirmed the new Season 13 judging panel of Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban.

And now the show has given us out first look at these singers in quasi action.

The trio has already begun the audition process, grading singers in Boston this week before moving around the country and narrowing down the field for January's American Idol premiere. Check out the first promotional shot of Keith, J. Lo and Harry now:

American Idol Season 13 Judges

"First day on the set of @AmericanIdol in Boston!! Absolutely loved working with Jennifer and Harry Styles!" joked Urban on Twitter, while Connick expressed his own excitement via the same social network:

"So excited to be on @AmericanIdol!!! i've already judged my wife and daughters like three times this morning. do they sell gavels on amazon?"

Are you as psyched for Season 13 as these judges?

 

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Harry Connick Jr. is in. Jennifer Lopez is returning. And Randy Jackson will never go away.

Following weeks of speculation and near-casting decisions, Fox has confirmed the Season 13 roster for American Idol:

Keith Urban will join Connick and Lopez at the judging table, while Ryan Seacrest will once again host and Randy Jackson will take over for Jimmy Iovine as in-house mentor.

In a statement, Kevin Reilly - Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company - explained the moves:

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Casper Smart is not living up to his surname, but we thank him.

After months of speculation about whether Jennifer Lopez would really be returning as a judge on American Idol, her boy toy let the cat out of the bag.

Casper Smart, J. Lo

Casper was asked by E! News, during a chat about his new show A Step Away for nuvoTV, whether Lopez will be back on the panel for Season 13.

Smart's response? "Yes."

Apparently Smart thought that Fox had already announced this. No Casper, that was all you man. You may be in the doghouse, but much appreciated!

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Are you ready to welcome Jennifer Lopez back to the judges' table, American Idol fans?

Following a dismally rated season - and amidst talk that Adam Lambert or Kelly Clarkson will be joining Jennifer Hudson as a panelist in 2014 - an insider tells People that Lopez  is "very close" to signing a new deal with the show.

Hi, Jennifer Lopez!

Both Fox and the artist want a contract to "happen very much," the source adds, explaining why J. Lo took last season off:

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Jennifer Lopez is on her way back to American Idol.

But Mariah Carey need not worry.

A couple weeks after rumors surfaced that the ratings-challenged competition was actively trying to replace Carey with this former judge, E! News reports that Lopez will be performing on the Season 12 finale.

J. Lo Photograph

It's unclear if J. Lo will take the stage on May 15 or 16, however, as the Idol finale airs over two nights.

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With ratings down and no finalists making an impact on the national consciousness, this is one way for American Idol to make headlines:

A new report claims producers tried to get ex-judge Jennifer Lopez to replace current judge Mariah Carey... DURING THIS SEASON.

  • Mariah Carey Red Carpet Picture
  • Jennifer Lopez in Beige

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a plan was hatched to bring J. Lo back into the fold, until Carey and her team threatened legal action against the show if Mariah was actually fired.

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Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez may be gone from American Idol, and chatter may already be buzzing over their replacement (Adam Lambert? Mariah Carey? Aretha Franklin?), but these judges will never be forgotten.

By their now-former co-star at least.

Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez

"Steven and Jennifer are truly two of the most talented and consummate professionals I've worked with," Jackson told Gossip Cop in a statement. "I was friends with them before we hopped on this crazy journey together and I have no doubt our friendships will continue long after. I will love them for life."

Lopez confirmed her departure to Ryan Seacrest on Friday, while Tyler released his own statement earlier in the week.

There's been talk that the series is now looking to start over and will next give Jackson the axe.

What do YOU think, THGers? Which of the following stars would you most want to see as a Season 12 judge?

 

by Justin Dweeber at . Comments

American Idol needs judges! Just a day after Steven Tyler announced he will be leaving Idol, Jennifer Lopez has decided to hand in her notice as well.

Lopez teased the decision on The Today Show yesterday morning, but now it's official. Just like Tyler, Lopez cites a desire to focus on other things as her reason for leaving.

Jennifer Lopez in Vogue

The singer told Ryan Seacrest this morning on his radio show, "I honestly feel like the time has come for me to doing the other things I do that I’ve kind of put on hold."

So who will take the places of the departed judges? Adam Lambert seriously wants the gig, with Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and - why how when why WHY!?? - Charlie Sheen also being thrown around.

What do you think the judge's table will look like for Idol Season 12? Let us know in the comment section!

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