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Who Let the Dawg Out: Randy Jackson Leaves American Idol

PEACE.

The only American Idol constant these days is drama at the judge's table. On Thursday morning, it started looking like Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, Randy Jackson, and producer Nigel Lythgoe would all be nixed before next season, thanks to flagging ratings and enormous salaries. Now Jackson has verified that at least he will be leaving. "Yo! Yo! Yo!" Jackson tells E! (yes, that's really how his comment starts). "To put all of the speculation to the rest, after twelve years of judging on American Idol I have decided it is time to leave after this season. I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry." Let's see who leaves or gets fired next!