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Willpower key to Randy Jackson's diabetes

Willpower key to Randy Jackson's diabetes

LOS ANGELES, May 19 (UPI) -- "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson says a new and healthier world opened up for him after he got the news he had diabetes.
Report: Lopez not planning 'Idol' return

Report: Lopez not planning 'Idol' return

LOS ANGELES, May 17 (UPI) -- Singer, actress, model and producer Jennifer Lopez will not serve as a judge on TV's "American Idol" for a third season, a source told UsMagazine.com.
Hollie Cavanagh gets the boot on 'Idol'

Hollie Cavanagh gets the boot on 'Idol'

LOS ANGELES, May 11 (UPI) -- Hollie Cavanagh, an 18-year-old British-born singer living in Texas, was voted off "American Idol" in Los Angeles.
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Skylar Laine gets the boot on 'Idol'

Skylar Laine gets the boot on 'Idol'

LOS ANGELES, May 3 (UPI) -- Skylar Laine, an 18-year-old aspiring country singer from Brandon, Miss., has been eliminated from the competition on "American Idol."

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Colton Dixon voted off of 'Idol'

Colton Dixon voted off of 'Idol'

LOS ANGELES, April 19 (UPI) -- Colton Dixon was eliminated from the competition on "American Idol" in Los Angeles Thursday.
Jennifer Lopez saves Sanchez from 'Idol' elimination

Jennifer Lopez saves Sanchez from 'Idol' elimination

LOS ANGELES, April 13 (UPI) -- Judge Jennifer Lopez used her one-time-only "save" option to keep Jessica Sanchez from being eliminated on "American Idol."

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'Idol' audition ends in jail stay

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A Pittsburgh woman says she spent five days in jail after trying to bluff her way into "American Idol" auditions in New York.
Fox says Lopez will return to 'Idol'

Fox says Lopez will return to 'Idol'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez has signed up to be a judge on "American Idol" for a second season, Fox said Wednesday.
Lopez set for another 'Idol' season

Lopez set for another 'Idol' season

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Jennifer Lopez is expected to serve as judge on "American Idol" for a second season, a producer for the singing competition series said Wednesday.
Scotty McCreery wins 'American Idol'

Scotty McCreery wins 'American Idol'

LOS ANGELES, May 25 (UPI) -- Scotty McCreery was crowned the Season 10 winner of "American Idol" in Los Angeles Wednesday night.

James Durbin eliminated from 'Idol'

LOS ANGELES, May 13 (UPI) -- Aspiring rocker James Durbin has been eliminated from the singing competition show "American Idol" in Los Angeles.
Jacob Lusk booted off of 'Idol'

Jacob Lusk booted off of 'Idol'

LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- Former spa concierge Jacob Lusk became the latest contestant eliminated from the singing competition series "American Idol" Thursday night.
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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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