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Dr. Luke Not Joining 'American Idol' as a Judge

Contrary to reports, Dr. Luke will not be joining the American Idol judging panel for this upcoming season, according to THR.

The 39-year-old music producer, whose full name is Lukasz Gottwald, “wants to build an entertainment company” with his own label, and after much talking between all parties, decided it “was the best thing for all parties.”

Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban are currently on the panel for next year’s season. Randy Jackson is currently in negotiations to return to the show as a mentor.

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Dr. Luke Closing Deal for 'American Idol' Judging Panel!

Dr. Luke is reportedly closing a deal to round out the judging panel for American Idol‘s upcoming thirteenth season, according to Deadline.

The 39-year-old music producer, whose real name is Lukasz Gottwald, would join Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban on the panel for next year’s season. Randy Jackson is currently in negotiations to return to the show as a mentor.

Dr. Luke is the man behind many hit songs for Kelly Clarkson (“Since U Been Gone”), Katy Perry (“Teenage Dream,” “I Kissed a Girl,” “Part of Me,” “Hot n Cold,” and “California Gurls”), and Ke$ha (“Tik Tok”).

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Katy Perry: Dr. Luke is Songwriter of the Year!

Katy Perry and super producer Dr. Luke are honored at the 2010 ASCAP Pop Music Awards held at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel on Wednesday (April 21).

Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald was named songwriter of the year for penning five of the most-performed songs of the past year: Britney Spears‘ “Circus,” Katy Perry‘s “Hot N Cold,” Kelly Clarkson‘s “My Life Would Suck Without You,” Miley Cyrus‘ “Party In the USA,” and Flo Rida‘s “Right Round.” All hail!

Katy picked up awards for her two hit songs “Hot N Cold” and “Waking Up In Vegas.” Jason Mraz‘s “I’m Yours” was named song of the year (it holds the record for the most weeks spent on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart: 76 and counting).

After the ceremony, Katy, Dr. Luke, Kid Rock, and Entourage‘s Adrian Grenier celebrated at h.wood’s Tea Room.

FYI: Katy wore a gorgeous Manish Arora dress and Jimmy Choo “Zap” LED light-up platform sandals. “My shoes light up tonight. :)” Katy tweeted. “I feel like a kid again w/ them LA gears!” Um, how HOT are those shoes??? KILLER.

UPDATE: Earlier in the day, Katy was shopping with a mystery male. She wore a cute denim dress from the H&M Fashion Against Aids collection, which launches May 20. 25% of the sales go to organizations that promote HIV/Aids awareness programs!

10+ pictures inside of ASCAP honorees Katy Perry and Dr. LukeMore Here! »

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