'American Idol' Mariah Carey In Talks To Judge Season 12, Randy Jackson Rumored To Step Down

07/13/2012 10:25 am ET

It's been quite a week in "American Idol" news, and a few other big changes may be headed to the Fox singing competition show.

According to Us Weekly, Mariah Carey is in talks to join the judges panel, while Randy Jackson may be stepping down. "They are in serious talks with Mariah and it's very close to being a done deal," a source told Us. "And they will move Randy into a more mentoring role."

“After some long ... hard ... thoughts … I've decided it's time for me to let go of my mistress 'American Idol' before she boils my rabbit," the Aerosmith singer said in a statement. "I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I'm back -- but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I've got two fists in the air and I'm kicking the door open with my band."

Jennifer Lopez is also rumored to move on from the show. "I've enjoyed it so much, but I am thinking it's maybe time for me to go and do other things I really love to do like films ... and performing," Lopez said on "Today." "I know everybody wants that definite ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ and ... all I can let you in on is my own thought process with it, because that’s where I truly am."

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