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Dr. Luke Nabs Third Judge Spot on 'American Idol'

August 26, 2013 (1:32 am) GMT
The record producer has reportedly closed a deal to join the 13th season of the FOX reality show.

The third judge seat on "" may have been occupied. Various news outlets report that Dr. Luke has signed up to join and on the judging panel for the next season of the veteran reality series.

Dr. Luke is a Grammy Award-nominated record producer who is behind commercially successful records such as 's "Who Knew", 's "" and 's "". The 39-year-old songwriter also produced 's 2004 hit single "Since U Been Gone".

The record producer, whose real name is Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald, was first mentioned as a candidate to fill the third spot in the judge line-up after negotiations with were reportedly stalled due to money issue. The member was then said choosing to return to "".

Meanwhile, former "Idol" judge has been rumored to return to the singing competition series as a mentor, replacing Jimmy Iovine who may leave the show after three years serving as in-house mentor.

FOX and "Idol" have not released an official statement regarding Dr. Luke and Randy's reported inclusion in the 13th season of the show.

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