Randy Jackson is Still on American Idol

Figured that was the easiest way to start this post.

In the past 12 hours huge shake-ups have occurred on American Idol in case you hadn’t noticed from all the screaming and gnashing of teeth everywhere you turn. Ellen DeGeneres quit and now Kara DioGuardi has been fired to make way for an almost entirely new three judge panel. TMZ reports:

We’re told the show will be going back to a three-judge format and assuming all deals are finalized, the judge’s panel will consist of Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.
We’re told the only way Kara could get a reprieve is if the J-Lo deal falls apart — but we’re told that deal is done.

Okay, Jennifer Lopez I can understand because what the hell else does she have to do? But Steven Tyler? Can he even form coherent sentences? I mean, I know without even watching the show that Paula Abdul was wasted 98% of the time but at least you could look at her while she made no sense. These poor kids are basically competing for a chance to have the ferryman from the river Styx tell them their music just “don’t got no mmm-bop Rumpelstiltskin she-who soundtrack to Armageddon.” That ain’t right.

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