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Oprah Winfrey insists she is not a 'control freak'

Oprah Winfrey insists she is not a 'control freak'

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. media mogul and actress Oprah Winfrey insists she is not a control freak and was happy to take direction on the set of her new movie.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Mariah Carey says she was spat on because of her race

Mariah Carey says she was spat on because of her race

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Pop star and actress Mariah Carey, who is Irish- and African-American, says she was spat on as a youth because of her race.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Oprah Winfrey: I don't have one face that I present to the white world

Oprah Winfrey: I don't have one face that I present to the white world

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. media mogul and occasional actress Oprah Winfrey says she doesn't tailor her speech or demeanor depending on the race of the people around her.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Jennifer Lopez close to signing 'American Idol' deal

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Jennifer Lopez is close to signing a deal to return to "American Idol" as a judge for the reality show's 13th season, sources told The Hollywood Reporter.
Keith Urban to return as 'American Idol' judge

Keith Urban to return as 'American Idol' judge

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Country singer Keith Urban will be back as a judge on "American Idol" for a second season, Fox announced Thursday.
Mariah Carey 'fine' after dislocating shoulder during video shoot

Mariah Carey 'fine' after dislocating shoulder during video shoot

NEW YORK, July 8 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Mariah Carey was "fine" after dislocating her shoulder during a video shoot in New York, a representative said Monday.
Swift, Gomez, Cher, Pitbull booked for Macy's July 4 fireworks show

Swift, Gomez, Cher, Pitbull booked for Macy's July 4 fireworks show

NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift, Cher, Pitbull and Selena Gomez have been added to the lineup for the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular in New York, NBC said Monday.

Celebrity stylist dies of blood clot

NEW YORK, June 8 (UPI) -- Celebrity U.S. stylist Annabel Tollman, whose clients included Scarlett Johansson and Mariah Carey, died after suffering a blood clot, friends said. She was 39.
Mariah Carey confirms 'American Idol' exit

Mariah Carey confirms 'American Idol' exit

LOS ANGELES, May 30 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey's representatives announced via Twitter Thursday the pop star will not return for a second season as judge on "American Idol."
Jennifer Hudson signs on as 'American Idol' judge

Jennifer Hudson signs on as 'American Idol' judge

LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- One-time "American Idol" contestant Jennifer Hudson has signed on to serve as a judge on the U.S. singing competition series, E! News said Friday.
Candice Glover named winner of 'American Idol'

Candice Glover named winner of 'American Idol'

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) -- Candice Glover, a 23-year-old singer from South Carolina, was crowned the winner of Season 12 of "American Idol" in Los Angeles Thursday night.
Keith Urban wants to return as 'Idol' judge

Keith Urban wants to return as 'Idol' judge

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) -- Country music star Keith Urban says he would like to return as a judge on "American Idol" for a second season.
Report: Nicki Minaj leaving 'American Idol'

Report: Nicki Minaj leaving 'American Idol'

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) -- Singer Nicki Minaj is leaving "American Idol" after one season on the judges' panel, UsMagazine.com said Wednesday.
Report: Mariah Carey planning world concert tour

Report: Mariah Carey planning world concert tour

LOS ANGELES, May 14 (UPI) -- "American Idol" judge and pop star Mariah Carey is planning her first world concert tour since 2004, sources told UsMagazine.com.
Randy Jackson confirms 'American Idol' departure

Randy Jackson confirms 'American Idol' departure

LOS ANGELES, May 10 (UPI) -- Music producer Randy Jackson says the current 12th season of the singing competition series "American Idol" will be his last as a judge.
Angie Miller eliminated from 'Idol'

Angie Miller eliminated from 'Idol'

LOS ANGELES, May 9 (UPI) -- Angie Miller, a 19-year-old singer-songwriter from Massachusetts, was eliminated during Thursday night's semifinals of "American Idol" in Los Angeles.
Report: All four judges to be fired from 'American Idol'

Report: All four judges to be fired from 'American Idol'

LOS ANGELES, May 9 (UPI) -- None of the four judges on TV's "American Idol" will be asked to return next season, The Wrap reported Thursday.
Carey, Cannon shut down Disneyland to renew vows

Carey, Cannon shut down Disneyland to renew vows

ANAHEIM, Calif., May 1 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Mariah Carey and actor Nick Cannon shut down Disneyland Park for their lavish fifth wedding anniversary vows renewal outside Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Janelle Arthur eliminated from 'American Idol'

Janelle Arthur eliminated from 'American Idol'

LOS ANGELES, April 19 (UPI) -- Janelle Arthur, a 23-year-old Tennessee native, was eliminated from the singing competition series "American Idol" in Los Angeles.
Lazaro Arbos dropped from 'American Idol'; 5 female contestants left

Lazaro Arbos dropped from 'American Idol'; 5 female contestants left

LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- Cuban-born Lazaro Arbos was eliminated from the singing competition series "American Idol" in Los Angeles Thursday night.

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Chaz Ebert calls Roger 'courageous,' 'love of my life ... Rick Ross says he doesn't condone rape, despite suggestive song lyrics ... Burnell Taylor eliminated from 'American Idol' ... Duchess Kate Middleton says baby due in mid-July ... News from United Press International.
Burnell Taylor eliminated from 'American Idol'

Burnell Taylor eliminated from 'American Idol'

LOS ANGELES, April 5 (UPI) -- Burnell Taylor, a 19-year-old aspiring singer from New Orleans, was eliminated from "American Idol."

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'Harry Potter' actor Richard Griffiths dead at 65 ... Report: ABC's Barbara Walters to retire next year ... Devin Velez eliminated from 'American Idol' ... TNT orders reality series 'Nashville Confidential' ... News from United Press International.
Devin Velez eliminated from 'American Idol'

Devin Velez eliminated from 'American Idol'

LOS ANGELES, March 29 (UPI) -- Devin Velez became the latest contestant sent home on the singing competition series "American Idol" in Los Angeles.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
By United Press International
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