Looks like the rumors are true!
While fellow judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez left the judges panel "American Idol" back in July, Randy Jackson was still hanging on -- until now.
"I'm so excited to be joining 'Idol.' I wanted to be there today and I wish I could've been there myself to tell you," Carey told the audience at the Television Critics Associate Summer Press Tour via phone. "It happened really quickly. I can't wait to get started in a couple months."
Luckily, it seems the long search for new judges may be coming to a close: Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban are reportedly in final negotiations to join the panel. Phew!
"American Idol" returns to Fox in January 2013.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actress/singer Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
She Owns The Red Carpet
Entertainer Jennifer Lopez arrives on the red carpet for the 84th Annual Academy Awards on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO Joe KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
She's A Performer
J.Lo is known for her amazing performances. here she is rocking it out at the 2011 American Music Awards. Actress and singer Lea Michelle, tweeted about J.Lo's performance in the American Music Awards, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/23/jennifer-lopez-breaks-dow_n_1027152.html" target="_hplink">"Omg Jennifer Lopez is seriously AMAZING. She just killed it!!!!! She's gorgeous and so beyond talented!!!" </a>
Who Never Stops Performing
Here she is performing again at the 2011 American Music Awards with a more psychedelic attire.
J.Lo And Charities
J.Lo and her twins, Max and Emme, are lending a hand to a partnership between Gucci and UNICEF. <a href="http://www.mydaily.co.uk/2010/10/22/jennifer-lopez-and-twins-star-in-gucci-campaign/" target="_hplink"> According to My Daily UK,</a> the twins are the new faces of Gucci's new children's clothing line which available since November. In honor of the international launch, Gucci gave $1 million to UNICEF's<a href="http://www.schoolsforafrica.com/home.htm" target="_hplink"> "Schools For Africa initiative"</a>. <a href="http://www.gucci.com/us/worldofgucci/videos/childrens-bts-video-2011" target="_hplink">Here's a behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot. </a> <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/15/latino-celebrities-philanthropists-_n_1095927.html#s475593&title=Jennifer_Lopez_" target="_hplink"> But this is not J.Lo's first work with charities. </a> J.Lo and her sister Lynda, launched the <a href="http://www.looktothestars.org/news/4606-jennifer-lopez-launches-new-charity" target="_hplink">The Maribel Foundation, a charity named after Marc Anthony's sister, who died of a brain tumor. The charity allows specialists in LA hospitals to treat children around the world using telecommunication technology. </a>
She's A Winner!
In this picture, J.Lo poses with her "Best Latin Music Artist" award at the 2011 "American Music Awards" in Los Angeles. J.Lo has a long list of awards, ranging from "Special Achievement Award" (Female Entertainer of the Year) ALMA award which she took home in 2000, to a MTV Movie Award for "Best Dressed" in 2001, to a "Lasting Image Award" in the Imagen Foundation Awards, to " Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist" in the 2003 "American Music Award" and the list goes on, <a href="http://www.aceshowbiz.com/celebrity/jennifer_lopez/awards.html" target="_hplink">according to Ace Showbiz. </a>
An Amazing Woman
J.Lo was honored at Glamour's 21st Annual Women of the Year awards gala in New York City in 2011. Hosted by Glamour Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive, the awards honored amazing women in a range of different fields, among them Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, artist Cindy Sherman, actor Lea Michele, comedian Chelsea Handler, among others, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/08/arianna-huffington-glamour-women-of-the-year_n_1081509.html" target="_hplink">according to Huff Post. </a>
She's A Fashionista
Among her many hats (actress, singer, dancer, producer), the Puerto Rican-American <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/06/best-dressed-latino-celebrities_n_1132596.html#s524037&title=9_JENNIFER_LOPEZ" target="_hplink">celebrity can now add fashionista.</a> Not only has she embarking on her fashion design-- <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/17/jennifer-lopez-kohls-_n_929377.html" target="_hplink">debuting her Kohls' clothing line this year</a>-- but she's also becoming a fashion icon of sorts. J.Lo wore this amazing dress to the the 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011.
A Master Of Capoeira
In a recent visit to the beaches of Uruguay, JLo rolled up her jeans to throw a few punches and high kicks with a local group of capoeira -- a Brazilian dance-based martial art -- professionals, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/08/jennifer-lopez-martial-arts-beach-uruguay-midriff-photos_n_1137456.html?ref=latino-voices&ir=Latino Voices" target="_hplink">according to Huff Post. </a>
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