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Dr. Luke may be in, out as judge for 'American Idol'

The show needs a bona fide hitmaker.

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The show needs a bona fide hitmaker.



Forget all those rumors is going to be the third judge on American Idol, because now the hot ticket is producer Dr. Luke. Who, you may ask? Oh, surely you've heard of him.

Lukasz Gottwald is now in negotiations with the show after money talks blew up negotiations with the Black Eyed Peas member, Us Weekly says. Now Gottwald is the frontrunner for the job alongside Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez. You've got to get a real producer in there after Randy Jackson bailed, you know.

Dr. Luke is responsible for hits like Kelly Clarkson's Since U Been Gone, Flo Rida's Right Round, Ke$ha's Tik Tok and Katy Perry's California Gurls, Us notes. Told you that you'd heard of him.

[Last modified: Monday, August 19, 2013 3:56pm]


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