Randy Jackson - Randy Jackson departs from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) wearing red rimmed spectacles and red sneakers - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 23rd September 2015
Randy Jackson - Celebrities attend the Semi-finals of the 2015 Tennis U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Billy Jean King National Tennis Center - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 11th September 2015
Randy Jackson - A variety of stars were snapped as they arrived to the 9th annual Delete Blood Cancer Gala which was held at the Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 16th April 2015
'American Idol' judge and mentor Randy Jackson retires from the show.
'American Idol''s last original judge Randy Jackson is finally stepping down from the show after an impressive 12 year stint as both a judge and a mentor. While there's been reports in previous years of his ever impending departure, this time it's for good.
Randy Jackson finally leaves 'American Idol'
The former musician and record producer has been a constant fixture of the TV singing competition since 2002, where he worked alongside Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell on the judging panel. As of 2014's Season 13, his role was changed from panel judge to in-house mentor, but now it's finally time to say goodbye. 'After 13 seasons, I felt now was the perfect time to leave American Idol', Randy Jackson announced in a statement to Deadline. 'I'm proud to have been a part of a series that discovered some incredible artists and will go down in history as one of the most successful television shows ever.'
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Randy Jackson is to divorce his wife after nineteen years.
Sad news for Randy Jackson; his wife of eighteen years, Erika Jackson, is filing for divorce.
Randy Jackson is facing divorce from his wife of eighteen years
TMZ was first to report the news. The couple had a plan to file the papers, but Erika Jackson decided to file on Friday, citing irreconcible differences. She is seeking full physical and joint legal custody of their seventeen year old son Jordan. Their grown daughter, Zoe, is not mentioned in the documents. Erika is also seeking spousal support and the cost of her attorney's fees. Randy's marriage to Erika was his second, having previously been married to Elizabeth Jackson, with whom he also has a daughter. He split with Elizabeth in 1990 and has been married to Erika for eighteen years.
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Erika Jackson has filed for divorce from her husband of 18 years Randy Jackson.
Randy Jackson's wife has reportedly filed for divorce. Erika Jackson has filed the paperwork to end their 18 year relationship citing irreconcilable differences.
Randy Jackson and his wife Erika are reportedly divorcing.
Alejandra Jackson, the ex-wife of Michael Jackson's brother Jermaine, is set to star in a new reality series. But who is she and what will the show focus on?
Members of Michael Jackson's extended family are set to star in a new reality series but most people have never heard of the focus of the upcoming show, Alejandra Jackson. So who is she and what exactly will she have to say when the six part series airs on Reelz.
Alejandra Jackson and her five children will form the focus of a new reality show.
Bret Michaels was unable to continue performing at a US concert on Thursday (29th May) owing to illness. Michaels suffers from Type 1 diabetes and was forced to leave the stage due to "extremely low" blood sugar.
BRET MICHAELS was forced to leave the stage whilst performing at his concert in Manchester, New Hampshire last night (29th May). The 51-year-old seemingly unable to continue, three songs into the performance, and was quickly seen by paramedics.
Bret Michaels was forced to leave his concert on Thursday evening (29th May).
Michaels, who is best known as the frontman of Poison, has suffered from Type 1 diabetes since childhood and it appears this health scare was linked to his condition.
Continue reading: Bret Michaels' 'Extremely Low Blood Sugar' Forces Concert's Early End
American Idol crowned a new winner on the finale of its 13th season. Caleb Johnson won the competition and was able to perform with Kiss. There was certainly an impressive array of famous names and faces who turned up to appear in or watch the show and they posed for picture on the red carpet beforehand.
Caleb Johnson won American Idol season 13.
As USA Today reports, this is the third time Johnson auditioned for American Idol but the first time he got past the audition rounds. Yet third time's a charm and Johnson has proven critics wrong by winning the 13th season of American Idol.
Continue reading: On The Red Carpet At 'American Idol' Season 13 Finale [Pictures]
Has the show lost some of its glamour over 500 episodes? Not if last night is anything to go by.
Things are coming to a head on this week’s episode of American Idol. The finale is next week, so naturally, the contestants are pulling out all the stops at this point. To top it all off, Caleb Johnson, Alex Preston and Jenna Irene also had the added pressure of performing on the show’s 500th episode. No biggie.
Despite his vocal issues, Caleb Johnson delivered a couple of showstopping performances.
To amp up the nostalgic spirit, the show kicked off with a montage of the greatest moments in Idol history. There was Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aken , the transformation of Clay Aiken, KEITH!, William Hung Bikini Girl (?) and even a video of Simon Cowell that time he was spot on about Carrie Undewood’s record sales. Ah, the good old days.
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With three contestants left, things are about to get personal.
Well, it’s about that time again – time to announce the top three contestants on this year’s round of American Idol. Where did the time go? So from last night’s performances we know that Jena Irene is pretty much safe – when you make Jennifer Lopez so excited that she starts dropping F-bombs on camera, it’s a pretty safe bet that you aren’t going home (well, not permanently anyway). Beware of spoilers ahead.
Randy Jackson had the spotlight before the finalists were announced.
Before the final reveal, however, we got to hear some of Randy Jackson’s oh-so-valuable critique (we’re guessing the show just had too much time leftover). Despite the fact that Jackson’s praise was largely unnecessary, it was nice to hear him being so unusually nice to the contestants, so we’ll let that slide.
Continue reading: And Then There Were Three - Who Got Voted Off "American Idol" This Week?
All eight contestants remain in 'American Idol' after the judges decided to use their save on Thursday night's show (3rd April).
There are no more second chances left for the remaining contestants on American Idol after the judges decided to use their save on Thursday night (3rd April). After strong performances on the previous show, it was certainly going to be an evening of drama and possible dissent amongst the judges.
Randy Jackson correctly predicted the five to gain the public's support and not enter the bottom three.
However, eight contestants are still remaining after the judges were unable to decide who should be eliminated when the bottom three - Malaya Watson, Sam Woolf and C.J. Harris - battled it out to remain in the competition.
The former judge thinks Idol is fine now. What show has he been watching?
Randy Jackson thinks American Idol is regaining its form. Sure, the head mentor of the original TV singing competition has a vested interest in promoting the show regardless of its quality, but he really thinks it’s good again, honest. Jackson admitted in a conference call that by last season, Idol was getting a little bit stale. But it got a revamp and now everything is ok. Right…
Jackson thinks the show got the much needed kick in the rear this season.
“But now it’s Idol 2.0,” he said. “It needed a refresh, and it got it.”