*TMZ is reporting that Randy Jackson will no longer sit be on the “American Idol” judging panel.

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After serving 11 seasons on the show, sources claim that the lone remaining original judge will transition into a mentor role when the series returns in January.

A rep for FOX had no comment on the story.

TMZ is also reporting that the deal for Nicki Minaj to join the judges’ table is “99 percent done, but not a sure thing yet.”

Confirmed judge Mariah Carey, meanwhile, was photographed last month for her first official “American Idol” promotional photo, seen below.

 



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