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Randy Jackson’s Wife Erika Files for Divorce

American bassist and former American Idol judge Randy Jackson and wife Erika Riker Jackson aren’t Randy Jackson Erika Jacksonsinging “marital bliss!”

Unfortunately for Randy…he won’t be going through to the next round because he’s being eliminated.

Erika, has reportedly filed for divorce after 18 years of marriage…”citing irreconcilable differences.”

In the documents she is asking for full physical custody and joint legal custody of  their 17-year-old Jordan.   They have a daughter, Zoe,  who is an adult.

Jackson also has a daughter, Taylor,  from his first marriage to Elizabeth Jackson.

Erika also wants spousal support and she wants him to foot her attorney’s fees.  Well imagine that! DUH!
DAWG ! Randy Jackson Trivia:

  • Randy Jackson played bass for the band Journey.
  • Randy Jackson played bass for Eddie Money on the “Can’t Hold Back” album.
  • Randy Jackson played bass on the “Journey – Raised on Radio” Tour ’86.
  • Randy Jackson was the musical director for “Adventures of Mimi” tour.
  • Randy Jackson is a Baptist.
  • Randy Jackson was diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes in 2003.

More Randy Jackson Trivia Here

 Irreconcilable differences is when you and your spouse can’t, and never will, agree on certain fundamental issues in the marriage.

Celebrity divorce Randy Jackson

 Michael Jackson’s Nephew Testifies at Hearing

Michael Jackson’s nephew says his uncle was a consummate perfectionist who was concerned about his legacy.

Taj Jackson’s testimony at a hearing on Friday was meant to bolster his grandmother’s opposition to a proposed exhibition of the King of Pop’s memorabilia.

Jason Aldean Engaged to Brittany Kerr

Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr Engaged “Burnin’ It Down” singer Jason Aldean is reportedly engaged to former  2011 American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr.

According to sources….  Aldean arranged a private tour of the  San Diego Zoo on Wednesday, Sept. 24.  It was then that he popped the question.

Aldean and his former high school sweet heart  wife, Jessica, were married for twelve years. They have two daughters Kendyl and Keely.

Aldean filed for divorce on April 26th citing “irreconcilable differences.”  Aldean and Kerr officially began dating in March, 2014 and made their first public appearance as a couple at the 2014 CMT Awards.

Brittany Kerr Official Website

Brittany Layne Kerr (born June 1988) is an American singer, dancer, and model who first gained notoriety as a dancer for the Charlotte Bobcats, but is best known for auditioning for the singing competition American Idol.

Brittany Kerr American Idol Audition

Jason Aldean Music:  Jason Aldine Williams (born February 28, 1977), known professionally as Jason Aldean, is an American country music singer. Since 2005,  Jason Aldean has recorded for Broken Bow Records, a record label for which he has released five albums and sixteen singles. His 2010 album, My Kinda Party, is certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), while his 2005 self-titled debut, 2007 album Relentless, 2009 album Wide Open, 2012 album Night Train are all certified single-platinum.

Of his singles, twelve have reached number one on the Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay charts: “Why”, “She’s Country”, “Big Green Tractor“, “The Truth”, “Don’t You Wanna Stay” (a duet with Kelly Clarkson), “Dirt Road Anthem”, “Fly Over States”, “Take a Little Ride”, “The Only Way I Know” (a collaboration with Luke Bryan and Eric Church), “Night Train”, “When She Says Baby” and “Burnin’ It Down”. Eight more of those singles have reached the Top 10 on the same charts.

Michael Johns Best Friend Torrey Gambill Lawsuit

New reports are surfacing in the death of  former “American Idol” contestant Michael Johns.

Torrey Gambill Michael JohnsAccording to the singers best friend Torrey Gambill … Johns wife, Stacey Vuduris,  created a lie to cover-up the real cause of death which she says was  alcohol abuse .

Stacey Vuduris,  has taken legal action against Gambill claiming  that he has been on a hate campaign, blaming her for Michael’s death in August and sending her abusing texts.

What goes around comes around..Torrey has fired off legal docs of his own, claiming Stacey concocted a lie after he found Michael dead.

Stacey’s story was that Johns  had an ankle injury that led to a fatal blood clot.  However,  law enforcement told the gossip news website TMZ.com  that Michael had been drinking heavily prior to his death.

Michael Johns Reportedly Drinking Heavily

UPDATE:  Michael Johns, the American Idol top ten finalist, who passed away from what sources say was as blood clot in his ankle, had been drinking heavily at some point before he died Friday.

Johns, a season 7 contestant on the vocal talent competition was found dead at a friends house in Los Angeles.  Just one day after he sought medical treatment for a minor ankle strain.   Full story here

Former Idol Finalist Michael Johns Dies

Former “American Idol” finalist Michael Johns died Friday.

Former American Idol Contestant Michael Johns According to sources, it is believed that his death was related to a blood clot emanating from a minor ankle injury.

Michael Johns,  an Australian singer-songwriter was a contestant on the show in 2008, season 7.  Following his appearance on the vocal talent competition…he continued his music career and in 2009, he released an album titled  “Hold Back My Heart.

John’s married to interior designer Stacey Vuduris in 2007.

A representative for the singer broke the sad news via Twitter…in which he said  “It is with a heavy heart and inconsolable sadness that we confirm the passing of our friend Michael Johns.”

Michael Johns was 35-years-old.

Michael Johns America Idol Performances

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Top 20 (10 Men) 1970s Go Your Own Way Fleetwood Mac Safe
Top 16 (8 Men) 1980s Don’t You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds Safe
Top 12 Lennon–McCartney Across the Universe The Beatles Safe
Top 11 The Beatles A Day in the Life The Beatles Safe
Top 10 Year They Were Born We Will Rock You“/”We Are the Champions Queen Safe
Top 9 Dolly Parton It’s All Wrong But It’s All Right Dolly Parton Safe
Top 8 Inspirational Music Dream On Aerosmith Eliminated

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American Idol Winner Kris Allen and Wife Injured in Accident



“Dream On” Performed by Michael Johns Video
Michael Johns Post Idol Career:  Following the show,  Michael Johns  performed on the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2008. Johns worked on the soundtrack for Shaun White’s documentary DVD Don’t Look Down, released by Three Rings Projects, while he was on the Idol tour.  The album released features Johns singing all but one track, along with Rye Randa and Jeff Foxworth. Released on 1 January 2009 by Three Rings Project it consists of 17 songs, 10 of which are vocal.He released a song, “Another Christmas,” in December 2008, which he penned in 2006 when circumstances kept him from returning to his native Australia for Christmas. Half the proceeds from the song were advertised as going to the Red Cross and MDA’s ALS division.  In 2009, he released a digital download single called “Heart on my Sleeve” and an album titled Hold back my Heart, which sold 20,000 copies.

He released an EP Love and Sex, including thee songs, in 2012.

Michael Johns Related News from the Web:

American Idol Finalist Michael Johns Dies at 35

Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor are Dating

Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor DatingIt’s true!  Radio personality, television host, and producer, Ryan Seacrest, 39, and fitness model Shayna Taylor are indeed an item.

Rumors that Seacrest was dating Taylor began in December 2013 nine months after he ended a two-year romance to dancer Julianne Hough.

Celebrity Homes…Who Lives Here

The confirmation came from the 38-year-old blonde bombshell who told photographers as she and the media mogul jetted into LAX over the weekend following a romantic trip to Europe. 

When Taylor was ask about the relationship she said ‘I’m a lucky girl.’


Ryan Seacrest Gossip News:

Ryan Seacrest Buys Ellen DeGeneres Estate

Ryan Seacrest Signs $45 Million Deal


Kelly Clarkson Delivers Baby Girl

Kelly Clarkson, singer and season one winner of “American Idol” and husband Brandon Blackstock are now the proud parents of a baby girl.

Kelly Clarkson and manager husband Brandon Blackstock welcomed daughter River RoseClarkson announced the birth of Rivier Rose Blackstock via Twitter on June 12th.

Clarkson and Blackstock, a talent manager and father of two,  were married in October.  The following month, the couple announced that they were expecting a child.

“Honestly, I just think we all have special gifts, everyone. You know, obviously, some are more noticeable than others and that’s why there’s the limelight. Everybody’s in it.” Qoute ~ Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer-songwriter. In 2002, she rose to fame after winning the first season of American Idol, and has since been established as “The Original American Idol.”
Kelly Clarkson Related Archives:

Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock Married

Kelly Clarkson Trivia:

  • Her first single sold nearly 250,000 copies in its first week.
  • Her first single, “A Moment Like This”, set records by jumping from number 52 to the number 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

Keith Urban Uses “Parakeet Breath” Reference

Keith Urban made  reference to his chosen phrase “parakeet breath,”  on tonight’s American Idol  Keith Urban Says Parakeet Breathlive show.

The use of the word came following his critique of  final three contestant Alex Preston who sand Stay, by Rihanna. BTW…thumbs up to Alex for a great performance

The country singer and “hotter than hot” American Idol judge managed to get the phrase in by asking the other judges to smell the microphone cover.

Harry was willing to take a sniff… J Lo passed…she didn’t want a whiff.

It was then that Keith said it smells like “parrot breath.”  It was the exact phrase but it was close enough.

Keith Urban Trivia

Keith Urban’s ‘Parakeet Breath’ Reference

All you Keith Urban fans out there, may have notices that as he critiques contestants on American Idol, he often makes references with words that you wouldn’t expect.

There’s a lot more to this story so if your totally confused…read original post here


Alex Preston Trivia:

  • Alex Preston Trivia American IdolAlexander Preston Philbrick (born May 6, 1993),  better known as Alex Preston, is an American singer from Mont Vernon, New Hampshire.
  • Alex Preston  is currently a top the finalist on season 13 of American Idol
  • Alex Preston  wrote his first song called “Fish Food” when he was 12.
  • Alex Preston attended Souhegan High School in Amherst, New Hampshire
  • Alex Preston played the guitar in a jazz band, and in the percussion section in concert and a marching band.
  • Alex Preston also formed a band with friends, Dustin Newhouse, Josh Brackett and Tucker Brown, called Undertow.
  • Alex Preston He graduated from high school in 2011

Keith Urban’s ‘Parakeet Breath’ Reference

All you Keith Urban fans out there, may have notices that as he critiques contestants on American Idol, he often makes references with words that you wouldn’t expect.

parakeet breath Keith UrbanAlthough they are said in appropriate context…they are quite unexpected.

Urban, explained his use of odd references on The Ellen Show last week and revealed that his music industry friends influence what he says on the show.

Urban explained…“They will get together and come up with a bunch of words and narrow it down to one word that I’ve got to say on the show,” Keith says. “I’ve got to figure out somewhere to slip it in to my commentary.”

Last week was ‘platypus.’

This week, along with the word chosen by his musical friends, he will also use one chosen by Ellen.  The word “parakeet breath” will be used during Wednesday nights live final-three showdown!

American Idol, which has just been renewed for a 14th season, airs Wednesdays and Thursdays on FOX.

Home ~ Keith Urban


Watch Keith Urban on The Ellen Show Here

Keith Urban Trivia:

  • Before venturing forth as a solo country music artist, was a member of the mid- 1990s country band called “The Ranch.”
  • Scored his first No. 1 hit on Billboard magazine’s Country Singles and Tracks chart with “But for the Grace of God” in February 2001.
  • Posed in the April 2001 edition of Playgirl.
  • Pet Peeves: People who don’t look you in the eye when they shake your hand and leave lint in the lint filter or a dryer. And people who show you a bunch of photographs and half of them are out of focus.