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YAY! Randy Jackson Is Sticking Around For A 10th Season & J.LO Is Close To Inking Her 'American Idol' Deal!

Fri, September 3, 2010 4:09pm EDT by Russ Weakland Add first Comment
Courtesy Of FOX, Inset: Getty Images

Courtesy Of FOX, Inset: Getty Images

We are so happy to hear that at least ONE of the original three judges is sticking around for another season!

With all the rumors and speculation surrounding the American Idol judging panel, we are totally stoked to hear that original judge Randy Jackson is not jumping ship (or being fired) and will be sticking around for a tenth season!

“Randy’s locked in and pumped about it. They’ll officially announce with the other judges,” a source told E! News.

This is awesome news for Idol fans, who have watched the judging table go downhill in recent seasons with the addition of Kara DioGuardi and Ellen Degeneres, as well as the losses of Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell. But now the big question is: who’s going to be joining Randy?

Although rumors that Jennifer Lopez‘s offer had been reneged because of diva-like behavior swirled, sources tell TMZ this is untrue. “”It’s been typical negotiating,” the website reports, adding that J.Lo’s contract is almost a done deal.

With Randy at the helm and Jennifer by his side, American Idol is about to get a breath of fresh air it so desperately needs!

Aimee Curran