American Idol

Randy Jackson Will Become An Idol Mentor, Kanye and Diddy Out (REPORT) (UPDATED)

The latest from TMZ. Randy Jackson to move to a mentoring role. Diddy and Kanye are out. Idol honchos loving the fact that Mariah Carey is unhappy about Nicki Minaj joining the panel–they look forward to the tension. And, there will definitely be a 4th judge.

Also, the National Enquirer claims Idol offered Justin Bieber 25 million dollars to be judge, but that he turned it down.

UPDATE: From EOnline, “”Negotiations are still in progress and nothing has been decided yet. If he chooses to stay Randy is mulling over what he would like his role to be on the show. This will all be resolved hopefully very soon,” a source tells E! News.”

UPDATE: From THR: Elsewhere on the judging front, THR hears Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban have yet to sign their Idol deals but are both expected to early next week. As previously reported here, the show is also pursuing Enrique Iglesias for a fourth spot.

UPDATE: From TMZ: Keith Urbanis in deep negotiations with “American Idol” but the deal has NOT been signed”Idol” sources tell us, the country singer is in the final negotiation stages with producers to take the third judging spot on the show — alongside Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, who replaced Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.