Randy Jackson Leaving ‘American Idol’

Fox's "American Idol XIII" Finalists PartyIt’s the end of an era for ‘American Idol.’ Randy Jackson, the only judge left from the show’s start, is leaving the show. He stepped down from the judge’s table last season but stayed on as a mentor. Now, he’s done altogether. RELATED: People aren’t drawn to the “catfights” on ‘American Idol.’

Randy released a statement to People confirming his departure.

After 13 seasons, I felt now was the perfect time to leave American Idol. 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. A true original, Idol started it all. Onto what’s next.”

This leaves Ryan Seacrest as the only one from the first season of ‘American Idol’ left with the show. I hope Randy finds something exciting to do next!

Fox's "American Idol XIII" Finalists Party
Fox's "American Idol XIII" Finalists Party
Fox's "American Idol XIII" Finalists Party
Fox's "American Idol XIII" Finalists Party
Fox's "American Idol XIII" Finalists Party
Fox's "American Idol XIII" Finalists Party
Fox's "American Idol XIII" Finalists Party
Fox's "American Idol XIII" Finalists Party
Fox's "American Idol XIII" Finalists Party
Fox's "American Idol XIII" Finalists Party

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Taylor Swift was a platinum-selling pegacorn for Halloween: adorable & dorky?

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Taylor Swift was a “pegacorn” for Halloween. No, it’s not a sex thing (but it sounds like it, right?). Swifty is a Pegasus + unicorn = pegacorn. She wanted to be a unicorn with wings. It’s sort of cute. I’m glad she didn’t go for a Sexy Maid/Nurse/Whatever. I’d much rather see women dressed up as pegacorns rather than sexy whatevers.

Anyway, Taylor had a really amazing week. Her album, 1989, dropped and it became the first and only platinum-album debut of the year. This is actually a two-fer: the last time an artist went platinum in their first week was 2012, when Taylor released Red. Taylor’s label, Republic Records, threw her a “private party” in Soho last Thursday to celebrate. There were gormet white truffle burgers and a cake shaped like a Polaroid camera.

Vulture also had a great analysis on Taylor Swift’s earnings, real estate, album sales and tour grosses – go here to read. By their analysis, Swifty is probably sitting on just shy of $200 million after taxes. My guess? It’s probably a lot more than that. Taylor tops nearly every list of the top-grossing tours, albums, etc. Anyway… it’s good to be Tay-Tay. It’s profitable to be twee.

Last thing – Taylor was on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show and she danced and lip-sync’d to Iggy Azalea. It was brilliantly awkward, hilariously dorky and everything in between. This is the kind of thing where I go… “Okay, maybe she might be sort of fun as a friend.”

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Photos courtesy of Swifty’s Instagram, Fame/Flynet.

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Kylie Jenner to Kris Jenner: STFU About Tyga!!

Kylie Jenner is pretty darn livid with mother Kris Jenner these days, and has been acting out more than ever as a result, according to a new report.

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The 17-year-old, Kris’ youngest of six children, had a “blowout fight” with her Momager when she returned from her trip to Europe with rapper Tyga.

The reason for this is that Jenner had been discussing Kylie Jenner and Tyga‘s relationship with the media, which made the teen completely irate.

Last week, Kris called into On Air With Ryan Seacrest to promote her new cookbook, In The Kitchen With Kris, and said, “Kylie isn’t dating anybody.”

“Tyga used to live across the street for a long time, and now he lives next door to Khloe. Everyone’s around and with the way I cook, they’re not leaving.”

Innocent and harmless enough? Perhaps … but not as Kylie sees it.

Says a purported friend of the youngest Kardashian-Jenner sister:

“Kylie did not give her mom permission to discuss her relationship with Tyga to anyone, including Seacrest! When she returned from Europe, she was livid.”

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Kylie Jenner now and just a few years ago. She looks a tad different.

This beef has been a long time coming, people who know them say.

“Kylie told her mom to stay out of her life and keep ‘focusing on Kim as she always has,’” a great dig at both her mom and the family kash kow.

Friends say Kylie is increasingly fed up with her mom’s meddling:

As a result, she’s rebelling with more and more provocative social media posts and the like, hence this week’s surge in pics of Kylie Jenner’s lips.

“Kylie and Kris have a real bad relationship right now and Kylie is doing everything that she can to defy her mom,” the insider adds, and it shows.

Bruce and the older Kardashians “Blame Kris [for Kylie’s wild behavior] because Kylie is only 17, and Kris needs to have more authority over her.”

That ship might have sailed at this point … but here’s hoping.

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Kris Jenner: TORN APART Over Bruce Jenner-Ronda Kamihira Boning

As previously reported, Bruce Jenner is now dating Ronda Kamihira.

And while it would be painful for Kris Jenner to accept that her ex-husband has moved on with anyone, this relationship hits home especially hard for the reality star.

Because Ronda Kamihira is her best friend of 20 years.

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According to TMZ sources, Kris has cried herself to sleep every night over the unexpected hook-up, partly because Kamihira hasn’t said a word to her about it.

Instead, Jenner learned of the romance through other friends and also via photos that have surfaced online, such as Bruce and Ronda leaving an Elton John concert in Los Angeles together on October 4.

Kris is “torn apart and angry,” an insider tells TMZ.

She’s in shock that neither Bruce nor Ronda has even run their relationship by her in any way. She feels “humiliated and played.”

We can only imagine that Jenner will strike back by going to find some new man for herself and by rubbing that dalliance in Bruce’s face, to which we say this ahead of time:

We feel really bad for you, Hypothetical Future Boyfriend of Kris Jenner. Hang in there, man.

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… as a way to promote her family’s clothing boutiques. She brought the idea to E! with the help of Ryan Seacrest.

Ronda Kamihira is a 51-year old divorcee with two kids. They grew up with Kylie and Kendall Jenner and the families have been friends for nearly two decades.

Yup. That’s a bit awkward.

But so is having sex in general with Bruce Jenner, we’d imagine.

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Kris Jenner Gets Kandid: 9 Shocking Secrets and Admissions!

She may not be starring in any Keeping Up with the Kardashians episodes these days, but Kris Jenner made an appearance on E! last night, sitting down for an interview with Giuliana Rancic.

What sort of secrets did the reality television matriarch reveal on a special installment of Beyond Candid With Giuliana?

The mother of Khloe, Rob, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian (along with Kendall and Kylie Jenner, of course) spoke on her late husband, her relationship with O.J. Simpson’s dead wife, her family’s smash series, her marriage to Bruce Jenner and A LOT more.

Did you know, for instance, how long Kris and Bruce dated before they got married? The answer may take you by surprise.

In fact, a lot of what Kris Jenner said may take you by surprise. Courtesy of this E! interview, click through 9 unexpected facts, tidbits and admissions from Jenner below:

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… as a way to promote her family’s clothing boutiques. She brought the idea to E! with the help of Ryan Seacrest.

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Jessica Simpson What Are Her Family Plans?

Jessica Simpson Lands In Los AngelesIt’s been a busy few years for Jessica Simpson! She welcomed her first daughter, Maxwell (who’s two), then her son, Ace (who’s 14 months), and then she tied the knot with Eric Johnson just this past summer. So what are Jessica and Eric’s plans, family-wise? RELATED: Jessica Simpson shares 5 vows for a loving marriage with Glamour.com.

Jessica told Ryan Seacrest that they’re NOT planning on having more kids.

Oh, we are done. I say we’re done. [But,] I don’t want to accidentally get pregnant one day and then that poor kid feels like it wasn’t meant to be or something. We’ve got the girl and we’ve got the boy.”

Two is a nice, even number, as is four (the size of their family)- LOL. Ryan also asked Jessica about a rumor that she and Eric toast each other with champagne every morning.

That is so not true. If anything, we wake up and I’m like, ‘Stop breathing on me!’ … We have felt like ever since we got married, we’ve been kind of living on this honeymoon…Life is better, but we don’t toast every morning with champagne.”

Besides, how would they have time for morning champagne toasts with two little ones running around? Sometimes the stuff people make up is truly cray-cray.

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Jessica Simpson Lands In Los Angeles
Jessica Simpson Lands In Los Angeles
Jessica Simpson Lands In Los Angeles
Jessica Simpson Lands In Los Angeles
Jessica Simpson Lands In Los Angeles
Jessica Simpson Lands In Los Angeles
Jessica Simpson Lands In Los Angeles
Jessica Simpson Lands In Los Angeles
Jessica Simpson Lands In Los Angeles

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Julianne Hough: ‘I’m a feminist; I believe that we should all be equal’

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How weird is it that Julianne Hough is getting so much attention lately? I thought we had already proven that most people don’t give a crap about her unless she’s wearing blackface. But Julianne got the cover of Redbook for August, likely to promote her film Paradise, which was written and directed by Diablo Cody. Sidenote: I felt like I was the only person who enjoyed Diablo’s last effort, Young Adult. I thought it was really good/interesting. I’m surprised that Diablo and Julianne Hough joined forces. But there you go. To add another layer of weirdness, Julianne talked about her feminism and she managed to do it better than most of young pop stars and actresses out there. What the hell?

On how her current relationship is different from previous ones, especially the one with Ryan Seacrest: “Every relationship, there was nothing wrong or bad, but there was nothing right. I had one foot out because I didn’t want to get hurt. And I didn’t say what was on my mind because I didn’t want to ruffle any feathers. I needed to be perfect. Now I’m not holding anything back because I’d rather get my heart broken than never know what it is to be completely, madly in love. If I had been this open in my last relationship, who knows?”

On what changed her outlook on relationships: “I had this epiphany when my family went to a six-day seminar [last November] about creating your own destiny. I was not into it at first, but I learned so much about myself and why my relationships didn’t work that by the end I was on a high. I was seeing a couple people, but immediately [pretends to text guys], ‘You are nice, but this is going nowhere.’ The next day my Curve co-star introduced [Brooks and me]. It couldn’t have been a better time. We’ve been open and honest from day one.”

The negative experiences she had when she was younger: “I bullied in high school big-time. I had just come back from London (where she trained with professional ballroom dancers) and was the new kid. People looked at me like, she thinks she’s all that. And because I didn’t know how to talk to them, maybe I did come across that way? I don’t know. I got asked to prom by a guy, and he ended up ditching me that day because the girls had told him to do it.”

Why she bonded with Diablo Cody: “She might be a badass, but she’s also the biggest softie. I think that’s why we bonded, because we both felt like we have to [seem] tough. Today, girls have to be strong and powerful. I’m a feminist; I believe that we should all be equal. But there’s a difference between finding power in being feminine and putting on a fake masculine front.”

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Is it wrong that I applaud what she says about feminism? It’s true – you can be a feminist and you can be a strong woman without “acting like a man.” Although… I mean, “feminine” and “masculine” are social constructs and everybody’s different. Just because a girl has “masculine” traits, doesn’t mean that she’s “putting on a fake masculine front.” But that’s just parsing. I’m just relieved that at least some of the younger girls self-identify as feminists and talk about equality.

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Casey Kasem: Mourned, Remembered on Twitter

Casey Kasem is gone but not forgotten.

The beloved radio personality died at the age of 82 yesterday, following a lengthy battle with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Daughter Kim confirmed the sad news on Facebook, speaking on behalf of her siblings and writing: “Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken.”

Within minutes of Kasem’s passing, meanwhile, a number of high-profile celebrities expressed sadness via Twitter, mourning the loss of this iconic host and DJ… 

Ryan Seacrest: Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars. We’ll miss you, Casey.

Carson Daly: Long before MTV and the internet #CaseyKasem made sure you were hearing the best music out there. Peace be to his family and RIP. #Respect.

Scott Baio: RIP Casey Kasem. This last long distance dedication is for you. Prayers to his loved ones.

Al Roker: Casey Kasem didn’t deserve the public indignity by his family in his final days. He left us on Sunday: AT40 day.

Dave Coulier: RIP Casey Kasem. I was lucky enough to work with him on Scooby Doo. A very talented man who’ll be missed by so many. 

Bryan Adams: RIP DJ Casey Kasem. One of the greats of American radio.

Olivia Munn: RIP Casey Kasem. My thoughts are with his children who didn’t get time with their father before his passing. So sad.

Marie Osmond: We’ve lost a music industry icon.  Chngd the industry w/AT40 Cntdwn.  RIP Casey Kasem.

Nancy Sinatra: Casey Kasem, one of the most decent men I ever knew. ..”keep reaching for the stars…”  look for The Light, godspeed. 

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R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014). He will forever be missed!

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KIM KARDASHIAN, KANYE WEST & KRIS JENNER Are Kris & Kanye Clashing Over Kim Again?

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Head To Pre-Wedding PartyUh-oh. It looks like the newlywed bliss and honeymoon phase may be ending pretty fast for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West- at least when it comes to dealing with Kim’s momager, Kris Jenner. Kanye reportedly has put is foot down and is REFUSING to allow Kim to do any more reality TV than she’s already under contract to do. As you can imagine, Kris is not having any of that. RELATED: Are Kris Jenner and Kanye West clashing behind the scenes?

A source told Radar Online that Kanye doesn’t want Kim filming for the latest ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ spinoff, which is ‘Khloe & Kourtney Take The Hamptons.’

There’s no way Kanye was going to allow Kim do it. It’s no secret how much Kanye dislikes and despises Kim’s involvement with reality television, and there was no way it was going to happen so soon after the wedding.”

Now, the source says momager Jenner “is furious because she is feeling the pressure from E! and Ryan Seacrest Productions to have Kim on the show instead of her other daughter, Kourtney. The network is afraid that Kourtney & Khloé Take The Hamptons will be a ratings disaster because Kim isn’t going to be a regular on the series.”

The reality of the situation is that Kim is the most popular Kardashian in the famly. Without her, I’m not sure they’ll have much of a show, so I can understand the executives’ and producers’ concerns. Yet am I the only one who’s surprised over the talk about Kanye “not allowing” Kim to do this? Last time I checked, Kim is an adult. What does SHE want to do?

Another problem is Kim’s new moniker as a married lady. She’s changed her name on Instagram to Kim Kardashian West, and Kris isn’t happy about that, either. The source dished:

There is no way Kris would ever give her blessing for the main cash cow of the Kardashian empire, to not continue to use that name professionally,” insisting that she plans to “fight it tooth and nail.”

Well, Kris may want to fight it, but unless there’s something in a contract somewhere, again, it’s Kim’s decision, isn’t it? If this story is true, it’s not exactly surprising. It’s too bad all of this wasn’t hashed out before Kim and Kanye decided to marry; I could see this causing serious marital problems for them, otherwise.

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Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Head To Pre-Wedding Party
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Head To Pre-Wedding Party
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Head To Pre-Wedding Party
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Head To Pre-Wedding Party
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Head To Pre-Wedding Party
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Head To Pre-Wedding Party
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Head To Pre-Wedding Party
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Head To Pre-Wedding Party
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Head To Pre-Wedding Party

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JENNIFER LOPEZ, KEITH URBAN & HARRY CONNICK JR. ‘American Idol’ “Dream Team” To Return Next Season

Fox's "American Idol XIII" Finalists Party‘American Idol’ may not have the ratings it once did, but Fox isn’t ready to retire the show just yet. And next season, for the first time in a few seasons, there will be NO new faces at the judges’ table. Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. are all returning next year.

A source shared this information with People.

They like and respect each other a lot. What you see on camera is exactly what you get when they’re off – fun, playful but they all take this job very seriously.”

This summer ‘American Idol’ will go to each of the judges’ hometowns: New York City, Nashville, and New Orleans for auditions. Should be fun! The big question, though, is: will Ryan Seacrest be back? Rumor has it he’s ready to leave ‘American Idol.’ That would be a HUGE change. We’ll see: I don’t know if his contract was up for renewal at the end of this season or if he still has more time.

Fox's "American Idol XIII" Finalists Party
Fox's "American Idol XIII" Finalists Party
Fox's "American Idol XIII" Finalists Party
Fox's "American Idol XIII" Finalists Party
Fox's "American Idol XIII" Finalists Party
Fox's "American Idol XIII" Finalists Party
Fox's "American Idol XIII" Finalists Party
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Fox's "American Idol XIII" Finalists Party
Fox's "American Idol XIII" Finalists Party

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