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Coffee Talk: Randy Jackson Out As 'American Idol' Judge

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See why we are drinking our coffee black this morning:

 * Randy Jackson, the longest running judge on American Idol, is now giving up his post. According to TMZ, Jackson will now serve as a mentor on the show, describing him as the glue that keeps the show together. There are reports that Nicki Minaj will be the replacement judge for Jackson. [TMZ]

* Beyoncé is teaming up with Anderson Cooper for the second season of his syndicated talk show. The megastar will co-host the season two premiere of Anderson, which is going live this season. Beyoncé recently filmed a segment on Anderson's CNN show, Anderson Cooper 360, for World Humanitarian Day. [The Grio]

* After less than three weeks, Bobby Brown has checked himself out of rehab. The singer checked himself into a treatment facility last month as a part of a plea deal for the DUI arrest in March. According to reports, members of Bobby's family have concerns that the 43-year-old isn't serious about his sobriety. [Radar Online]

* Oprah Winfrey is the most recent name added to the list of Good Morning America co-hosts filling in for Robin Roberts. While out on medical leave, Roberts can trust that her job is in good hands. Along with Winfrey, Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters, Elizabeth Vargas, Chris Rock, Kelly Ripa and the cast of ABC’s Modern Family are all scheduled to fill in. [The Grio

* First Lady Michelle Obama is encouraging Americans to watch both the Republican and Democratic conventions. "I think it’s important for everyone to watch these conventions, because this is the time where you get to know the party, you understand the platform, you understand the candidates," she said. But Mrs. Obama admitted she will not be tuning in to the GOP convention. “Let me start by saying I, as the wife of the guy they’re running against, I tend not to watch it," she said. "This is technically where the campaign begins. So I think it’s very important for everyone to watch as much of both conventions as possible to make their decisions.” [Entertainment Weekly]

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