Hollywood Minute: Randy Jackson leaving 'American Idol'

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    UNDATED (CNN) -- Randy Jackson announces he's leaving American Idol after twelve seasons. And Neil Patrick Harris is back hosting the Tony Awards.

    Randy Jackson - the last original judge of American Idol - confirmed reports Thursday that he's leaving the show after this season. Jackson spent the past twelve seasons behind the judge's desk, where he originally sat with Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul.

    Jackson released a statement saying, "I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry." He plans to focus on his company Dream Merchant 21, and other business ventures.

    Get ready for another legen, wait for it, dary Tony Awards this year! Actor Neil Patrick Harris is set to host the Tony's for the fourth time in five years.

    The "How I Met Your Mother" star has won two Emmy awards for his stellar hosting chops in the past.

    But it's not just singing and dancing, Harris also will serve as a producer for the second year in a row.

    The awards ceremony, now in its 67th year, airs June 9 at Radio City Music Hall.

    Former Saturday Night Live funnyman Andy Samberg has a new TV show. The 34-year-old actor will play a detective in the FOX comedy "Brooklyn Nine and Nine".

    Samberg left SNL last year after seven seasons on the show. "Brooklyn" was one of five comedy series ordered by FOX for this fall.

    In one of the others, Seth Macfarlane is taking a crack at live-action comedy with "Dads," starring Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi.

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