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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.
Alicia Keys not sure about replacing Randy Jackson on 'Idol'

Alicia Keys not sure about replacing Randy Jackson on 'Idol'

NEW YORK, May 11 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Alicia Keys said she's sad to hear of Randy Jackson's departure as a judge from "American Idol," but she doesn't know if she'd want to replace him.
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.
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.

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Nigerian author Chinua Achebe dead at 82 ... Bon Jovi discusses daughter's heroin use ... Harper to guest star on 'Hot in Cleveland' ... Paul Jolley booted from American 'Idol ... News from United Press International.
Paul Jolley booted from American 'Idol;' 8 contestants remain

Paul Jolley booted from American 'Idol;' 8 contestants remain

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- Paul Jolley, a 23-year-old Tennessee native, has been eliminated from Season 12 of "American Idol" in Los Angeles.

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Country singer Jack Greene dead at 83 ... Curtis Finch Jr., first Top 10 contestant, eliminated from 'Idol' ... Howard Stern says he's not interested in 'Late Night' gig ... TV's Jillian Barberie Reynolds to divorce Grant Reynolds ... News from United Press International.
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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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