Randy ‘Dawg’ Jackson Retires From Idol

Randy Jackson is stepping away from his judging position on American Idol after 11 seasons.

TMZ has learned that Jackson will stay on as a “mentor” in the 12th season when judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj debut.

No word on who Randy’s replacement will be.

We do know that it ISN’T Kanye or Diddy, and that Enrique Inglesias and Keith Urban are in talks to fill the spot.

New information will be released in coming days, says executive producer Simon Fuller.

There will be several positive announcements to follow shortly, American Idol is moving up a gear and with the help and commitment from Fox, who are more intimately involved and supportive this season than ever before, we are looking forward to a dynamic new season ahead.”   Continue reading “Randy ‘Dawg’ Jackson Retires From Idol”

Lena Dunham Talks About Friend And Mentor Nora Ephron In ‘The New Yorker’

Lena Dunham‘s indie comedy Tiny Furniture debuted in 2010 and garnered attention from more than Girls producer Judd Apatow, who expressed interest in working with her after seeing it.

Recently deceased writer/director extraordinaire Nora Ephron also saw something in Lena Dunham, whom she befriended and subsequently mentored.

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Egos Of A Mayweather Flock Together

Try and deny that Justin Bieber has an ego more inflated than an elephant’s hernia, go ahead. For that matter, try and find a kid his age who isn’t a selfish twat to begin with, regardless of the Elvis-esque hysteria.

I’m not defending him. His music is as feminine as his lips and former haircut and his attitude is…expected but not welcomed. But he does have an ego.

And who could I compare this ego to? Why, his new friend – fighter Floyd Mayweather.

According to TMZ, Justin Bieber feels that Mayweather, notorious for his no-holds-barred cockiness , is “misunderstood.” Floyd reached out to Justin after viewing Never Say Never and is now his “mentor.”  Continue reading “Egos Of A Mayweather Flock Together”