Randy Jackson Steps Down As ‘American Idol’ Judge

    After 11 long seasons, it looks like Randy Jackson will be ending his tenure as an American Idol judge. The last of the three original hosts, Jackson will continue to be a part of the show as a mentor.

    Meanwhile Mariah Carey is the only 100% certain judge for season 12, with Nicki Minaj still working out the details of coming onboard. The show apparently wants four judges for this season, and those last two spots are still pretty up in the air. Kanye West and Diddy were both possibilities, but it looks like they’ve rejected the offer. The names Lenny Kravitz, Adam Lambert and Carrie Underwood have all been floating around as options. [Gawker]