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Wait, Dr. Luke won't be the third 'American Idol' judge after all

We can resume not knowing who this guy is or what he does.

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We can resume not knowing who this guy is or what he does.



Forget what we said yesterday about Dr. Luke becoming the new third judge on American Idol, because the Hollywood Reporter says in its own exclusive that E! was wrong in its exclusive. Well, if you can't trust the network that made Kim Kardashian famous, who can you trust?

THR says that producer Lukasz Gottwald already has a contract with Sony Music, so working for a show that has a deal with Universal Music Group, which owns the rights to Idol recordings, probably wouldn't be in everyone's best interest. Something about not wanting an employee guiding artists to success for another label or something.

"He really loves his artists and wants to build up the label," an unnamed source told THR about Luke, saying the producer realized working on a TV show would take him away from his projects for too long. Yeah, that was the reason -- not to mention the armies of contract lawyers outside his door ready to shut the deal down.

As for speculating who may actually get the third spot, now that and Dr. Luke are out? Scooter Braun, the guy who discovered Justin Bieber. He should be excluded immediately on those grounds alone.

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 2:52pm]


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