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Idol’s baffling casting: Randy Jackson back as mentor, replacing Iovine; JLo back as judge

Former American Idol judge Randy Jackson will replace mentor Jimmy Iovine next season, according to Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva, who say it is “likely” Randy Jackson will take the spot. This makes even less sense than bringing back Jennifer Lopez to join returning judge Keith Urban and whoever else Fox manages to convince to board this …

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