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Leonardo DiCaprio's environmental activism to be honored by Bill and Hillary Clinton

Leonardo DiCaprio's environmental activism to be honored by Bill and Hillary Clinton

NEW YORK, Sept. 11 (UPI) --Leonard DiCaprio will be among the honorees of this year's Clinton Global Initiative gala and internationalized awards ceremony on September 21.
Veronica Linares
Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Julia Louis-Dreyfus team up for new Emmys promo

Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Julia Louis-Dreyfus team up for new Emmys promo

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) --"Breaking Bad" stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are pawn shop owners trying to get a deal on Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Emmy in a new promo for the award show.
Veronica Linares
Mariah Carey ditches manager, long-time collaborator

Mariah Carey ditches manager, long-time collaborator

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UPI) --Singer Mariah Carey is ditching Jermaine Dupri and bringing in Kevin Liles as her manager.
Danielle Haynes
Chris Daughtry, Adam Lambert to return to 'American Idol'

Chris Daughtry, Adam Lambert to return to 'American Idol'

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Chris Daughtry said he and fellow "American Idol" alum Adam Lambert are returning to the U.S. reality series to serve as mentors.
Connick Jr. says he really likes his 'Idol' co-stars

Connick Jr. says he really likes his 'Idol' co-stars

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Actor and musician Harry Connick Jr. says he and his fellow "American Idol" judges Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban are getting along very well.
Nicki Minaj wasn't Mariah Carey's 'Idol' Satan, Nick Cannon says

Nicki Minaj wasn't Mariah Carey's 'Idol' Satan, Nick Cannon says

Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Nick Cannon says Mariah Carey disappointed with "American Idol" experience, not just judge panel.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Mariah Carey equates 'American Idol' job with 'hell'

Mariah Carey equates 'American Idol' job with 'hell'

Nov. 13 (UPI) --Mariah Carey jokingly compares Nicki Minaj to Satan.
Kate Stanton
Mariah Carey says she hated 'American Idol' job

Mariah Carey says she hated 'American Idol' job

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Pop star Mariah Carey says she hated working as a judge on "American Idol" in Los Angeles and is glad the gig is over.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.
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Connick Jr., Lopez confirmed as 'American Idol' judges

Connick Jr., Lopez confirmed as 'American Idol' judges

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Fox officially confirmed Harry Connick Jr. and Jennifer Lopez will serve on the judges panel of "American Idol" in Los Angeles next season.

Report: Harry Connick Jr. joining 'American Idol' judges panel

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Harry Connick Jr. will be the third judge for the next season of "American Idol," alongside Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez, The Hollywood Reporter says.
'American Idol' gets another judge

'American Idol' gets another judge

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Lukasz Gottwald, a songwriter-producer known as Dr. Luke, is joining the judges' panel of "American Idol" next season, E! News reported Monday.
Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend confirms she's going back to 'Idol'

Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend confirms she's going back to 'Idol'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend Casper Smart told E! News the "Jenny From the Block" singer would return as host for the 13th season of "American Idol."

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.
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Randy Jackson
Randy Jackson arrives for the Country Music Television (CMT) Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 16, 2009. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Randall Darius "Randy" Jackson (born June 23, 1956) is an American bassist, singer, record producer, music manager, A&R executive, and television personality. He is best known as a judge on American Idol and executive producer for MTV's America's Best Dance Crew. Jackson has won a Grammy Award as a producer.

Jackson was born on June 23, 1956 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, His first marriage, to Elizabeth Jackson, was dissolved in 1990; they had one daughter named Taylor. In 1995, Jackson married Erika Riker, with whom he has two children; a 14-year-old daughter named Zoe and a 12-year-old son named Jordan. In 2003, Jackson lost 114 pounds (52 kg) following gastric bypass surgery. He stated in a February 2008 television commercial that he has type 2 diabetes.

Jackson played in bands with Carlos Santana and Jerry Garcia. In the early 1980s he played on three albums for Jean-Luc Ponty and with the rock band Taxxi. From 1986 to 1987 he was a session musician for the rock group Journey. Jackson played on Journey's 1986 album Raised on Radio. He moved to Italy in the late 1980s and played on a record by Italian pop star Zucchero. The record, Zucchero and the Randy Jackson Band, was produced by Corrado Rustici who played guitar with Jackson on many albums in the early 1980s. He also played with Billy Cobham.

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