Deadline is reporting that hit producer, Dr. Luke is closing a deal to join the American Idol judges panel.
Despite other names surfacing over the past week, I’ve learned that Dr. Luke is closing a deal to join Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez as the third judge on the upcoming 13th season of Fox’s American Idol. Additionally, original Idol judge Randy Jackson continues negotiations to replace Jimmy Iovine as in-house mentor.
No only am I happy that the deal with Will.i.am fell through, but SUPER happy that Scooter Braun won’t be joining the panel, since he was handpicked by Jlo. Honestly, it’s bad enough having her back on the panel without her handpicking who rounds out the table.
ETA: E news is reporting that Dr. Luke has already closed the deal.