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Randy Jackson Is Leaving 'American Idol' For Real This Time

After thirteen years on the hit reality competition series, Randy Jackson is officially going to be leaving American Idol for real this time.

The 58-year-old music producer served as a judge on the program for twelve seasons before announcing his departure to work on other ventures. He then returned to the show in the mentor slot vacated by Jimmy Iovine.

It has now been announced that Randy will not return for season fourteen next year.

Randy has been such an integral part of American Idol since Day 1, both as a judge and as a mentor. He’s provided great advice and support, shaping the success of so many Idols we have discovered over the years. We wish him all the best in his next chapter. Randy will always be part of our Idol family and we hope he’ll visit from time to time,” Fox, Idol producers FremantleMedia North America, and 19 Entertainment said in a statement (via The Hollywood Reporter).

Randy Jackson & Wife Erika Split After 18 Years of Marriage

Randy Jackson‘s wife Erika Jackson just filed papers for divorce from the musician, TMZ reports.

The 58-year-old music producer of American Idol fame and his wife have been married for eighteen years and share two children together.

Erika cited irreconcilable differences on the divorce papers, and wants full custody and joint legal custody of their one underage child.

Randy was with American Idol since the beginning, but announced he was leaving the show in 2013. However, he was brought back as a music consult for later seasons.

Leonardo DiCaprio Awarded at Global Citizen Awards, Raps 'Scenario' Alongside Jamie Foxx - Watch the Amazing Video!

Leonardo DiCaprio speaks on stage at the 2014 Clinton Global Citizen Awards held at the Sheraton Times Square on Sunday evening (September 21) in New York City.

The 39-year-old actor was joined at the event by Eva Longoria, pregnant Chelsea Clinton with her parents Hillary and Bill Clinton, Seth Meyers, Randy Jackson, Sting and Trudie Styler, Ronan Farrow, Uma Thurman, and Miss New York Kira Kazantsev, among others.

A video recently emerged of Leo rapping “Scenario” with Jamie Foxx at a nightclub, posted to Instagram by DJ D. Painter.

“Epic to say the least. @1OakLA was insane last night! He’s wearing a hat and has a huge beard but trust me, it’s Leo #leonardodicaprio #jamiefoxx #djMOS #1oakla #celebrities #hollywood #nightlife #atribecalledquest #beverlyhills @iamjamiefoxx” D. Painter captioned the video. Watch below!

Leonardo DiCaprio Rapping ‘Scenario’

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Kerry Washington, Jon Hamm, & More Celebrities Take a Stand Against Sexual Violence (Video)

Kerry Washington, Jon Hamm and more celebrities are taking part in the White House’s PSA for the “It’s On Us” campaign against sexual violence.

The overall message of the video, which also includes celebrities such as Rose Byrne, Connie Britton, Randy Jackson, Common, and President Obama and Vice President Biden, among many others, is that it’s on us, all of us, to stop sexual assault.

Watch the video below to see the message behind the powerful campaign. Learn how you can help and take part over at

Celebrities Take a Stand Against Sexual Violence

'American Idol' Team Responds to Michael Johns' Death

The people behind American Idol have taken to Twitter to express their condolences following the death of former contestant Michael Johns.

The singer died at the age of 35 from a blood clot in his ankle.

Fox, FremantleMedia North America, 19 Entertainment and the American Idol team released a joint statement, saying “Michael Johns was an incredible talent and we are deeply saddened by the news of his passing. He was a part of our American Idol family and he will be truly missed. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.”

The judges of Michael‘s season – Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson – also chimed in to send out their thoughts.

Click inside to read the messages from the judges… More Here! »