Jackson was initially asked to become a mentor last month.
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• Simon Cowell confirmed on Twitter that Randy Jackson is back on American Idol – possibly as a judge. "Just heard Randy is back on Idol. Right decision," he shared. Last month news broke that Jackson was being removed from the judges' panel and made a musical mentor. So far only Mariah Carey is confirmed to be a judge. Nicki Minaj is rumored to be inking a deal to join a lineup. [Twitter]
• Ne-Yo is planning to flex his acting chops in an upcoming episode of 90210. The singer will play himself in addition to singing one of his songs, "Let Me Love You." The episode is set to air this November. [TV Guide]
• Mariah Carey says most of her greatest hits aren't her favorite songs. The singer and songwriter who picked up the BMI Icon Award recently and said her lesser known ballads are closest to her heart. Carey said "Underneath the Stars" from her 1995 album Daydream as well as "Looking In" and "I Am Free" are near and dear to her. [CNN]
• Keyshia Cole is the latest signer to do the big chop. Cole debuted her new 'do via Twitter and said, "No hair, don't care." It's short all over but a little longer in the middle in the back. What do you think of her new style? [YBF]