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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.
By United Press International
Kenechi Ebina wins 'America's Got Talent'

Kenechi Ebina wins 'America's Got Talent'

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Dancer Kenechi Ebina was crowned the Season 8 winner on "America's Got Talent" in New York.
Nick Cannon to host 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous'

Nick Cannon to host 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Nick Cannon is to serve as host of a new version of the classic reality TV series "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," Style Media 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.
Nick Cannon on Amanda Bynes: That's like my little sister

Nick Cannon on Amanda Bynes: That's like my little sister

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- U.S. actor and television personality Nick Cannon says he is sad to see Amanda Bynes, an actress with whom he worked as a child, now spiraling out of control.
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.
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'America's Got Talent' moving to Radio City Music Hall

'America's Got Talent' moving to Radio City Music Hall

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., April 3 (UPI) -- NBC says "America's Got Talent" is moving from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark to Radio City Music Hall in New York for its upcoming season.
BET orders second season of 'Real Husbands of Hollywood'

BET orders second season of 'Real Husbands of Hollywood'

NEW YORK, March 8 (UPI) -- BET Networks announced Friday it has renewed its semi-scripted comedy series "Real Husbands of Hollywood" for a second season.
Hart, Cannon to star in 'Real Husbands'

Hart, Cannon to star in 'Real Husbands'

NEW YORK, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Comedian and actor Kevin Hart is to star in the semi-scripted, faux reality show "Real Husbands of Hollywood," BET Networks said Wednesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.
By United Press International
Dog act wins 'America's Got Talent'

Dog act wins 'America's Got Talent'

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The Olate Dogs canine act has been declared the Season 7 winner of the NBC competition series "America's Got Talent."

Rap mogul Chris Lighty dead at 44

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty, longtime manager of 50 Cent, Diddy and Mariah Carey, has apparently committed suicide, E! News said Thursday.
Nick Cannon has kidney disease

Nick Cannon has kidney disease

LOS ANGELES, March 10 (UPI) -- "America's Got Talent" host Nick Cannon says he has been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, lupus nephritis.
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Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon arrive on the red carpet at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood on March 7, 2010. UPI/David Silpa
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Nicholas Scott "Nick" Cannon (born October 8, 1980) is an American actor, comedian, rapper, radio and television personality. On television, Cannon began as a teenage sketch comedian on All That before going on to host The Nick Cannon Show, Wild 'N Out, and America's Got Talent. He acted in the films Drumline, Love Don't Cost a Thing, and Roll Bounce. As a rapper, he released his debut self-titled album in 2003 with the hit single "Gigolo", a collaboration with singer R. Kelly. In 2006, Cannon recorded singles "Dime Piece" and "My Wife" for a planned album Stages, which was never released. Cannon married singer Mariah Carey on April 30, 2008.

Cannon was born in San Diego to Beth Gardner (1959-) and James Cannon (1954–2010), a televangelist who hosted a public access TV ministry in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a child, Cannon divided his time with his mother and grandmother in San Diego and with his father in Charlotte. He began performing at age nine. Cannon is the nephew of Katie Geneva Cannon, who is currently serving as Annie Scales Rogers Professor for Christian Ethics at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia.

Before filming drumline he lived in Augusta Georgia on Nellyville Road. and at age 11, he landed a spot on his father's cable access program performing stand-up comedy. When Cannon was in his mid-teens, he moved to Hollywood, where he performed stand up at The Improv, The Laugh Factory and the Comedy Store. Cannon attended Quail Hollow Middle School. He graduated from Monte Vista High School, in 1998.

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