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January 15, 2009 | By APRIL LISANTE, For the Daily News
WHEN RANDY Jackson was growing up in Baton Rouge, La., there was one rule when it came to food: fat, fat and more fat. Good down-home cooking meant butter. And everything fried. But the bad eating habits he learned as a child caught up with the straight-shooting "American Idol" judge later in life. Six years ago, when he'd reached a high of 355 pounds, the producer/guitarist was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes and one that is linked to obesity.
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January 10, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Actress Chelsea Handler; Doyle and Debbie perform. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Kate Beckinsale; Marv Albert; Little Willies perform. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Queen Latifah; Pauly Del Vecchio; Augustana performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (Midnight, 6ABC) - Randy Jackson; Dermot Mulroney; Will Hoge performs.
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April 13, 2011
Punker Iggy Pop said "Ameri- can Idol" producers contacted him about a possible judging gig before the current roster of Jennifer Lopez , Steven Tyler and the returning Randy Jackson was set in stone. "It didn't go very far," said Pop, who performed Johnny O'Keefe 's "Real Wild Child (Wild One)" - he covered the tune on his 1986 record "Blah Blah Blah" - on last week's result show. "There were two phone calls . . . I wasn't sure I was interested or available. They called me . . . I was curious and we spoke a couple times, and that was as far as that went.
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November 23, 1991 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer Contributors to this report include the Associated Press, the New York Post, the Washington Post and USA Today
Randy Jackson, younger brother of Michael Jackson, was reported hospitalized yesterday in Los Angeles with an undisclosed illness two days after being sentenced to a month in jail for beating his wife and daughter. The prosecutor said he would issue a warrant for Jackson's arrest if his lawyer didn't come across with more information on his sickness. Jackson, 30, was charged in January with beating Eliza Shaffy Jackson, 28, and their daughter, Steveanna, 14 months. He was put on two years' probation and ordered into a domestic violence program.
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April 8, 1990 | By Monica L. Williams, Special to The Inquirer
The children screamed and squealed in excitement as the man in black entered the room. It didn't seem to matter much that many of the children had never heard of the entertainer who paid them a surprise visit Wednesday. The introduction was enough. "He has a brother named Michael, a sister named Janet who's younger and a brother named Jermaine," principal Joanne Weaver told the kids. "His name is Randy Jackson and he's a member of the Jackson 5. " Randy Jackson, 26, the youngest male member of the singing Jackson family, waved and smiled to the excited children as he walked into the gymnasium at Willow Hill Elementary School in Abington.
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February 24, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
During Thursday night's American Idol , the last local seemed to be a goner. But after a last-second twist, is it possible that two could be coming back? Definitely still alive is Jermaine Jones, the "gentle giant" and "soulful baritone" from Pine Hill, Camden County. A very emotional segment showed him upset even before his final meeting with the judges. Host Ryan Seacrest: "After suffering hours of torment from gout and apprehension, Jermaine's composure began to crumble.
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September 2, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Almost everyone's gone: Simon Cowell , Steven Tyler , and Jennifer Lopez have left American Idol . And according to the New York Post and TMZ, Randy Jackson is off the judges' table. The Post says Jackson is peeved at producers' decision to shrink his role to that of musical mentor. As of Friday, Idol 's on-camera staff consists of a paltry two, Ryan Seacrest and newbie Mariah Carey .                 Heidi Klum's guardlove Heidi Klum , 39, whose glorious übermodelhood keeps us going, has found her post- Seal bounceback beau.
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September 2, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS "A
MERICAN IDOL'S" game of musical chairs may have taken another casualty as new reports claim Randy Jackson is vacating his post as judge - a spot he's held since the singing competition premiered in 2002. Jackson is reportedly stepping away from the judges' table but would continue to play a role in the show as a mentor to the contestants. No word on what capacity that mentorship would be. "Idol" currently relies on guest musicians to dole out advice alongside Jimmy Iovine, the in-house "Idol" mentor and chairman of Interscope/ Geffen/ A&M (contestants broker deals through Universal Music Group, with Interscope proving popular among them)
NEWS
May 10, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
LET'S FACE FACTS, the judges on "American Idol" do less actual judging than the "judges" at Philadelphia Traffic Court. Their purpose is to cheerlead and create drama and give viewers some name recognition to latch on to while they learn the names of the new batch of karaoke singers. Judging chemistry is hard to duplicate, and "American Idol" has been floundering around since the original trio of Simon Cowell , Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson , mixing in Kara DioGuardi , Ellen DeGeneres , Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler before adding this year's newbies.
NEWS
June 17, 2010 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Peacenik John Lennon 's spirit popped up this week in an unlikely place - China. The BBC says a maquette of a global peace monument to the former Beatle has been unveiled at the Liverpool pavilion at Shanghai World Expo. Called Peace and Harmony, it's a globe encircled by birds and a single white feather. The piece is a copy of an 18-foot-tall sculpture by Ohio artist Lauren Voiers , due to be installed in Liverpool, England, later this year as part of the city's celebration of Lennon's 70th birthday.
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January 16, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* AMERICAN IDOL. 8 tonight and tomorrow, Fox 29.   PASADENA, CALIF. - One fewer judge, way less drama. Or so it seemed as the new three-judge panel for this season's "American Idol" met with reporters Monday at the Television Critics Association's winter meetings. The same session a year ago turned out to be largely about parsing the relationship - or nonrelationship - between then-judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. This year, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and newbie judge Harry Connick Jr. got to talk about all kinds of things.
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September 5, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
EVERY DAY there's another reason to question the sanity of the Kardashian empire. In another story that's so ridiculous it's difficult to believe, Life & Style reports that Kim and Kanye won't allow baby North to wear pink. "They do not dress North in any other colors except three: black, white or cream," a family insider told the magazine. "No pinks allowed!" Uh, what about the nursery? "The colors are dark navies, blacks and whites," said an unnamed person who's allegedly seen it. "It's not girly at all. " But the nursery does have a flat-screen TV, because every 2-month-old needs one. And North's closet?
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May 18, 2013 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer TV Critic
With viewers abandoning American Idol in flash mobs, the future of the former ratings juggernaut is wrapped in turmoil and scotch-taped in uncertainty. So it was tempting to watch Idol 's finale the way Kremlinologists once pored over pictures of the Politburo, trying to deduce who was in and who was out. Randy Jackson, the only original judge left on the show, was honored for 12 loud years of service with a video valediction. Unfortunately, it was framed in a Dogs Playing Poker package, with subtitled barks.
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May 10, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
LET'S FACE FACTS, the judges on "American Idol" do less actual judging than the "judges" at Philadelphia Traffic Court. Their purpose is to cheerlead and create drama and give viewers some name recognition to latch on to while they learn the names of the new batch of karaoke singers. Judging chemistry is hard to duplicate, and "American Idol" has been floundering around since the original trio of Simon Cowell , Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson , mixing in Kara DioGuardi , Ellen DeGeneres , Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler before adding this year's newbies.
NEWS
February 14, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Breaking News Desk
At 8 tonight on Fox's American Idol , a Girls High grad who works as a hostess at the South Philly Chickie's & Pete's, will try to outsing 163 other young women struggling for stardom, including two from Southeastern Pennsylvania and another from South Jersey. Word is that Taylor Ivy Rand, 19, who also tends bar at Connie's Ric Rac, a South Philly performing space, will get some face time, as well as Courtney Calle, 16, a Council Rock North junior from Newtown, Bucks County. Also in the mix: Sarah Restuccio, 18, of Camden County, and Emily Fritz, 27, of Lancaster.
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January 10, 2013
PASADENA, Calif. - Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj brought their two-diva show to TV critics Tuesday. And it was everything you'd want from an act that's probably sorely needed to drum up interest in Fox's "American Idol," which launches its 12th season Jan. 16 with Carey, Minaj, Randy Jackson and Keith Urban - who'll be lucky if he gets a word in edgewise - at the judges' table. Both women wore Louboutins, though Minaj's heels looked a half-inch or so higher than Carey's. Minaj's hair du jour was a relatively conservative jet-black.
NEWS
January 4, 2013
THERE'S more on this winter than British drama . Here's a look at some of what's new, and returning, over the next several weeks:   Monday *  New: "Deception" (10 p.m., NBC10), a soapy thriller in the style of ABC's "Revenge," focuses on an heiress' suspicious death and the childhood friend (Meagan Good), now a cop, who goes undercover with the dead woman's wealthy, wildly dysfunctional family. Victor Garber plays the dead woman's father, Tate Donovan her older brother.
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January 2, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Anyone can take the road to fame and fortune. Anyone. Just ask Muhammad Shahid Nazir , a Pakistani-born fishmonger who became an overnight sensation while hawking frozen snapper and mackerel for one British pound ($1.61) at a London market. Following in the well-trodden footsteps of that adorable Canadian teen Justin Bieber , Nazir, 31, found a massive audience after a video showing him singing a catchy tune was posted on YouTube. Unlike Justin, Nazir performed not a love song, but a tune about selling fish.
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October 4, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
OK. Guess whom "SideShow" is imitating. "Beeeeeep. Beeeeeep, beeeeeep. " The Road Runner ? Star Wars ' R2-D2 ? My Mother the Car ? No, no, and no. We're channeling the bleeps on American Idol now that Nicki Minaj , who can bench-press 350 pounds of foul language, is a judge on the show. Apparently, the feud between her and Mariah Carey (also a new judge) has been upgraded from a tropical storm to a hurricane. A trending video on YouTube shows Minaj on Tuesday, chucking *%#s at Carey, who may well be chucking back, though only Minaj is audible.
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September 2, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Almost everyone's gone: Simon Cowell , Steven Tyler , and Jennifer Lopez have left American Idol . And according to the New York Post and TMZ, Randy Jackson is off the judges' table. The Post says Jackson is peeved at producers' decision to shrink his role to that of musical mentor. As of Friday, Idol 's on-camera staff consists of a paltry two, Ryan Seacrest and newbie Mariah Carey .                 Heidi Klum's guardlove Heidi Klum , 39, whose glorious übermodelhood keeps us going, has found her post- Seal bounceback beau.
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