Iovine to mentor Idol contestants

Paul Williams

The chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records' role was announced yesterday at the same time as the new judging line-up for the programme was confirmed, with Randy Jackson, who has been on the show since day one, to be joined by Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.

Iovine's arrival on the programme follows a deal announced in August between Universal and 19 Entertainment founder and American Idol creator Simon Fuller for Interscope, Geffen and A&M to market, promote and distribute albums ...

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