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Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson


Famous as :

Musician, producer

Birth Name :

Randall Darius Jackson

Birth Date :

June 23, 1956

Birth Place :

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Spouse :

Elizabeth (? - 1990), Erika (former ballet dancer, since 29-Dec-95, filed for divorce)

Claim to fame :

As Judge on "American Idol" (2002)

Latest News

Randy Jackson Quits 'American Idol' After 13 Seasons

November 12, 2014 01:30:39 GMT

exits "" again. The music producer who has been with the veteran singing competition since the first day has decided to leave the show after 13 seasons, opting not to return for the upcoming 14th season.

Former 'American Idol' Judge Randy Jackson Slapped With Divorce Papers by His Wife

September 26, 2014 22:04:00 GMT

and his wife Erika are divorcing after nearly 19 years of marriage, TMZ reports. The former ballet dancer filed paperwork Friday, September 26 in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. She is asking to restore her name to Erika Riker.

'American Idol' Season 13 Twists Include Randy Jackson's 'Boot Camp' and 'Rush Week'

January 14, 2014 03:14:11 GMT

"" freshens itself up for the upcoming season 13. In addition to the new judge line-up, there will be "a lot of small changes" on the show that, despite not being "radical," are expected to "really add up to a fresh feel."

'American Idol' Officially Names Harry Connick Jr. as Judge and Randy Jackson as Mentor

September 04, 2013 03:07:12 GMT

"" has unveiled the complete judge line-up of its 13th season. FOX confirms that joins returning judge and , who previously judged the show's season 10 and 11 for the next edition of the singing competition series.

Randy Jackson May Replace Jimmy Iovine as 'American Idol' Mentor

August 22, 2013 08:25:05 GMT

may not be leaving "" after all. The former judge on the veteran singing competition is said to replace Jimmy Iovine, who reportedly won't return to the show after three years serving as in-house mentor.

'American Idol' Unveils Shocking Top 2, Randy Jackson Confirms Exit

May 10, 2013 02:12:42 GMT

It will be a battle between an R&B diva and a country music beauty in "" season 12 finale. and Kree Harrison will be battling it out for the champion title as Angie Miller was sent home in the last elimination show of the season.

Mariah Carey Parts Ways With Manager Randy Jackson

May 09, 2013 07:48:50 GMT

Citing "hectic schedules" as the reason for the switch, Grammy Award-winning singer has decided to let go of her fellow "" judge as her manager and move to Red Light Management, joining its other artists such as fellow R 'n' B diva , the husband and wife tandem of and , and English rock band . Jackson had managed Carey since 2011.

'Resident Evil: Retribution' Claims Victory on Box Office

September 17, 2012 01:42:07 GMT

Alice and co. rule this week's North American box office with "". Claiming the top spot on the chart, the game-adapted zombie war movie takes in $21 million on its debut weekend. However, the result doesn't outdo the $26.7 million domestic gross scored by "" in 2010.

Kim Kardashian Shows Off Her Adorable New Pet Mercy

September 17, 2012 01:32:38 GMT

has a "new baby." The "" star is a new mom to a white Teacup Persian cat. She proudly introduces the adorable new family member in a series of pictures posted on her Twitter.

Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban Confirmed as 'American Idol' New Judges

September 16, 2012 17:45:48 GMT

Hollywood's worst kept secret is finally confirmed. FOX has officially announced on Sunday, September 16 that and will join previously-confirmed judge and original judge in the judging panel in the 12th season of "".

Report: Randy Jackson Stays on 'American Idol' as Judge

September 11, 2012 06:16:04 GMT

will serve as a judge on "" for another season, latest report says. Following speculations about his future on the show, Deadline learns from "sources close to the situation" that the R&B singer/music producer has closed a deal with FOX to stay on the show with the same role. According to the site, the deal-making was wrapped quickly after talks with broke off.

Liam Hemsworth Is a Romantic Soldier in First 'Love and Honor' Trailer

September 01, 2012 02:10:06 GMT

gets very romantic in the first trailer of his upcoming drama "". The Gale Hawthorne of "" is featured as a young soldier who is crazily in love with a lovely girl played by . The two can be seen in some romantic scenes, including the one that sees them making out near a lake.

Chris Lighty's Business Partner Says Debt Didn't Lead to His Suicide

September 01, 2012 02:07:57 GMT

Chris Lighty's business acquaintance Michael "Blue" Williams pleaded with fans to have his friend's memory and soul left in peace. The late Hip-Hop mogul, who shot himself with a handgun, reportedly dealt with financial woes, including owing $5 million to the IRS, but Blue believed the debt was not the one which led him to hit rock bottom.

'The Walking Dead' Season 3 Teaser: A Different Kind of Resurrection

September 01, 2012 01:37:27 GMT

A new teaser for "" season 3 has been released to tide fans over the series' return. It shows the undead inmates that await Rick and his group in an abandoned prison they're heading to in season 2 finale. Accompanying the scene is Hershel Greene's line, "Christ promised a resurrection of the dead. I just thought he had something different in mind."

'The Hobbit 3' Gets Official Title and Is Set for Summer 2014 Release

September 01, 2012 01:33:40 GMT

"The Hobbit 3" officially gets a release date. While the first two movies are set to be unleashed at the end of 2012 and 2013, this third one will hit theaters across the nation on July 18, 2014, Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM announce. Not only does the film get its U.S. release date, but it also receives its official title.

Kristen Stewart's Parents Are Going Through a Divorce

August 31, 2012 19:20:01 GMT

This is officially a bad year for . Following her break-up from longtime boyfriend , her mother Jules files for divorce from husband of 27 years, John Stewart.

Report: Randy Jackson Downsized From Judge to Mentor on 'American Idol'

August 31, 2012 18:14:02 GMT

It looks like there will be a completely new set of judges on "" next season. It has been reported that longtime judge has bowed out of his position to take on a smaller role as mentor.

'American Idol': Randy Jackson Reacts to Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler's Exit

July 14, 2012 03:28:10 GMT

With and having announced their departure from "", is the last man standing on the judging panel. Responding to the news, the record producer says in a statement to E! Online that their relationships will continue although they are no longer working together.

'American Idol': Randy Jackson Might Be Mentoring, Mariah Carey Could Be Brought in

July 13, 2012 08:20:02 GMT

is allegedly not the only one who's on the brink of following 's footsteps. Latest report on "" shake-up says that is also going to step down from his role as a judge, which he has tackled since the first season.

'The Artist' Dog Uggie Leaves His Paw Print in Hollywood Before Retiring

June 26, 2012 04:02:44 GMT

Uggie, the trained Jack Russell Terrier who's well known for his roles in "" and "", has left his paw mark outside the famed Grauman's Chinese Theatre. He becomes the first dog to have his print cemented in the concrete block set in the forecourt.

'The Amazing Spider-Man' Debuts 25-Minute Super Preview

June 26, 2012 03:28:41 GMT

As it gets closer to the U.S. release of "", a 25-minute preview of the superhero movie is being made available for viewing pleasure by The Sleepy Skunk. The fan-made clip compiles Peter Parker's story from his childhood and his years as a nerd who often gets bullied at school to the time when he becomes Spidey and confronts The Lizard. His relationship with Gwen is also highlighted in the video.

Randy Jackson Visits Michael Jackson's Tomb, Fans Pay Tribute With 10,000 Roses

June 26, 2012 03:10:21 GMT

Family and fans of got together to remember the late King of Pop on June 25, the day he died at the age of 50 three years ago. Some went to visit his tomb at Forest Lawn cemetery in Los Angeles, while others took to Twitter to pay homage to the music icon.

Randy Jackson on 'American Idol' Shocking Results: It Happens Every Season

April 13, 2012 07:38:00 GMT

Though admitting he was shocked by the results on "" Thursday, April 12, has noticed that it's something that would happen at least once in every season of the show. Speaking to the press after the "crazy" night, the judge who has joined the reality series since season 1 said, "I think every season it happens every time."

Randy Jackson Backtracks on 'The Voice' Criticism, Calling It 'Great Show'

February 23, 2012 09:09:05 GMT

is seemingly ready to raise white flag in the war of words with "" camp. After dissing the NBC reality singing competition for featuring singers who failed in their previous attempts to enter music industry, the "" judge claimed he meant "no disrespect" with his previous comments.

'Secret Life of the American Teenager' Renewed for Fifth Season

February 03, 2012 08:53:13 GMT

ABC Family has ordered the fifth season of "". The renewal makes the -starring teen drama series the longest-running show in the network's history as well as takes the show into its 100th episode.

Nick Carter Gets Emotional at First Concert Since Sister's Death

February 03, 2012 08:41:31 GMT

Everyone has their own way in dealing with the loss of a loved one, and chose to focus his energy on his work. On Thursday night, February 2, the member was back on stage. During one of his sets, he paid homage to Leslie Carter, the sister he just lost.

Adam Levine Hits Back at Randy Jackson for Dissing 'The Voice'

February 03, 2012 08:12:05 GMT

The war of words between "" and "" is brewing again. When invites , and to her daytime talk show, the frontman fires back at for dissing the NBC reality series during the recent TCA press tour.

'American Idol' Texas Auditions: J.Lo Gets Irritated by Randy and Steven's Judgment

January 27, 2012 03:55:59 GMT

When revealed last year that she had just had her first real fight with other "" judges, it probably happened in Texas. During the auditions in Houston which aired on Thursday, January 26, the only female judge was mad at and who gave "no" to some singers whom she thought were good.

'American Idol' Aspen Auditions: Randy Walks Out, Steven Kisses a Girl

January 26, 2012 04:18:27 GMT

In its stop in Aspen, "" saw another "silly" audition. Introduced as the last contestant in the Wednesday, January 25 episode, "professional air guitarist" Magic Cyclops showed up in an American-flag T-shirt and spoke in a faux-British accent.

Jennifer Lopez Just Had First Fight With Fellow 'American Idol' Judges

September 05, 2011 02:38:31 GMT

Current "" judges have just had their most aggresive argument since they worked together last season. revealed during an interview with 's KIIS-FM radio show that recent disagreement with and left her in sheer disbelief.

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