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'Idol's' Randy Jackson wants to do a talk show

Anderson Cooper and Katie Couric have already thrown their hats into the competitive daytime talk show ring, rolling out chat-fests in the fall of 2011 and 2012, respectively. Could Randy Jackson be next? Sources say the "American Idol" judge and reality TV producer has been pitching a talk show concept to potential buyers around town. Despite his Grammy-winning music background, the show, which J
/ Source: Hollywood Reporter

Anderson Cooper and Katie Couric have already thrown their hats into the competitive daytime talk show ring, rolling out chat-fests in the fall of 2011 and 2012, respectively. Could Randy Jackson be next?

Sources say the "American Idol" judge and reality TV producer has been pitching a talk show concept to potential buyers around town. Despite his Grammy-winning music background, the show, which Jackson would front, would not be limited to musical guests.

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"He wants to talk about things that will be hip next," says one knowledgeable source. "He thinks he has his finger on the pulse."

In addition to Fox's top-rated music competition show, for which Jackson is the longest-serving judge, he executive produces MTV's Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew. The series, hosted by Mario Lopez, has been on the air for six seasons.

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Earlier in his career, Jackson spent eight years as the vp of A&R at Columbia Records followed by four as senior vp of A&R at MCA Records. He has also recorded, toured, performed and produced records for artists such as Madonna, Elton John and Whitney Houston, giving him plenty to talk about on a chat show.

Jackson's manager declined to comment; his publicist didn't respond to requests for comment.