The iconic series returns for its 15th and final season in January and ET caught up with original judges Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson to find out what they have planned for the milestone. I was there for almost a decade when you think about it -- eight seasons, nine years.
PHOTOS: The Complete List of 'American Idol' Winners "You'll see me there somewhere, yeah," Jackson teased at the All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration on Saturday. I'm just really proud to be a part of something that made history and changed the face of television as we know it today." WATCH: Surprise!
Randy Jackson -- the guy from "American Idol" and Journey, not the guy from the Jackson 5 -- is going to be a single man, dawg: Erika Jackson, his wife of almost 19 years, filed for divorce on Friday in L. She's asking him to pay her legal fees and wants spousal support, according to documents obtained by TMZ, which first reported the news. The couple's December 1995 wedding was Randy Jackson's second; he'd previously been married to Elizabeth Jackson, who's mother to his daughter Taylor.
She also wants sole physical and joint legal custody of their son Jordan, who turns 18 next June. Plus, plan to call her Erika Riker in the future, as she wants to have her maiden name reinstated. He played bass in the band Journey in the mid-'80s and has recorded and toured with the late Jerry Garcia, Mariah Carey, Bruce Springsteen and Madonna. Follow Christie D'Zurilla on Twitter @the CDZ and Google+.
"I'm very grateful for the amazing time that I had.
"I'm always last to find out if the rumors are true, but I'm sure I'll find out," she said.
"We're going to have a lot of contestants coming back, the stars that were made from the show.
We're also going to have the judges from the original series come back.
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Ex-"American Idol" judge Randy Jackson just got voted out ...
Erika Jackson filed docs to end their 18-year marriage ... She wants full physical custody and joint legal custody of the 1 minor son, 17-year-old Jordan. Erika also wants spousal support and she wants him to foot her attorney's fees.
Jackson spent 12 seasons judging "American Idol" ... He later returned as a musical mentor for the contestants.
" Abdul was similarly coy when asked at the same event whether she'd be back on the show this season.Kanye West Auditions for 'Idol' in San Francisco Luckily, ET also was with Ryan Seacrest at 's Hollywood Week taping on Friday, where he offered up a bit more clarity on what we can expect from the show's alumni.