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Dr. Luke Is Probably Joining American Idol

Henry "Cirkut" Walter, Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, and Max Martin receive an award on stage during the 30th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards at Loews Hollywood Hotel on April 17, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

As an actual judge, as opposed to the person waiting in the wings with a magical pop song for the winner. (Though it's not like he's been busy with that job of late.) The "Since U Been Gone" and "Teenage Dream" producer is reportedly in final talks for a judging spot on American Idol (the one that Kanye turned down). Anyway, congrats, Dr. Luke! You deserve it, if only in thanks for "Die Young."

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