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Randy Jackson out at 'American Idol'? Twitter gets pitchy

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Is it now time for Randy Jackson to leave American Idol too? Musician and television personality Randy Jackson at the Four Seasons Hotel on May 8, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

No, dog! Not Randy Jackson too!

If the buzz going around the web is true, the last original judge left on "American Idol" is leaving the popular Fox talent show.

The network told us it has no comment about the speculation; but Richard Rushfield, author of last year's tome "American Idol: The Untold Story", explained to KPCC why he thinks the rumors are true.

"[Jackson] was originally brought in to be a non-threatening balance against what executives feared would be the explosive presence of British import Simon Cowell," Rushfield, who also co-edits The Native Angeleno blog said Friday afternoon.

"Through the years, he has sat at one end of the table or the other, being unthreatening but never making much of an impact.  With 'Idol' in trouble, it seems they can no longer spare a seat for the non-threatening guy," Rushfield, who covered the show during its heyday for the Los Angeles Times, concluded.

Twitter, as one might imagine, got a little pitchy, when tweeting about Jackson.

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