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Report: Randy Jackson to leave American Idol
DENVER -- The last remaining original judge of American Idol said Thursday he plans to leave the show. According to E! News, Jackson said he will leave the show after this season. To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on American Idol I have decided it is time to leave after this season," he told the website. "I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry. It's been a life changing opportunity but I am looking forward to focusing on my company Dream Merchant 21 and other business ventures."