Afternoon Links: Just Kidding, Randy Jackson Is Coming Back to American Idol

Randy JacksonThe American Idol producers must be very tired. They’ve been retooling ceaselessly for so long that they’re getting glassy-eyed and confused, the latest example being the return of Randy Jackson, who had hardly exited the old warhorse as a judge before reportedly being invited back as a mentor for next season, replacing Jimmy Iovine. TMZ is reporting that AI’s powers that be are attempting to get Scooter Braun onboard (the headline politely reads “American Idol Wants Scooter Braun to Finger Next Kelly Clarkson”), but don’t get your hopes up: Braun, apparently, isn’t eager to take the job because he doesn’t want to get recognized while he’s grocery shopping.

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