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Katy Perry Joining Revived 'American Idol' as Judge

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    Well, that's one way to make a comeback.

    The recently revived "American Idol" announced it has locked in its first celebrity judge: Katy Perry.

    ABC announced a deal earlier this month to bring back "American Idol" only a year after the  music competition aired its 15th and last season on Fox.

    The show that dominated television in the 2000s and minted stars like Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson will be back sometime during the next TV season.