Nigel Lythgoe insists you shouldn't believe everything you've been hearing about American Idol.
AI's returning producer says he still doesn't have all the judges finalized…
"All the seats are open," Lythgoe told us at yesterday's BAFTA/LA pre-Emmy Tea Party.
"Randy's still there," Lythgoe said. "The thing is, we don't look at replacing. Simon is a caustic Brit, so don't look for a caustic Brit. Look for somebody else. It's not about typecasting."
As we were the first to report, Kara DioGuardi told Fox she wanted out two months ago. She still hasn't heard from execs about her status.
Lythgoe said he hopes to announce the new judging panel "within the next month."
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