Actor Terrence Howard is 45 today.
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EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE
“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” – Dr. Mae Jemison, first African-American female astronaut
March 11: Singer Bobby McFerrin is 64. Interscope Records head Jimmy Iovine is 61. Singer Cheryl Lynn is 57. Actor Terrence Howard is 45. Singer LeToya Luckett (Destiny’s Child) is 33.
Mar. 11, 1874: Frederick Douglass named president of the failing Freedmen’s Bank.
*Suge Knight says he’s on a mission to get Tupac Shakur enshrined on the Hollywood Walk of Fame…or other stars on the famous sidewalk will pay the price.
“If they don’t hurry and put Tupac on the Walk of Fame, all the Tupac fans and all the homies are gonna start going down there and just scratching all the other names off,” he told TMZ.
Knight says no celebs will be off-limits when his boys start destroying the stars — including Elvis.
He even took a shot at Diddy while making his argument. (Watch below.)
Additionally, Suge also blasted his Interscope Records honcho Jimmy Iovine — comparing the music mogul to a Ku Klux Klansman (even though Jimmy is now business partners with Dr. Dre).
*Music industry heavyweight and big baller Jimmy Iovine threw a huge pre-Emmy party at his place Saturday night.
Iovine’s throwdown attracted a gaggle of a-listers including Oprah, Mick Jagger, Diddy, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Brian Grazer, Dr. Dre and a bunch more.
TMZ is reporting that a star struck Oprah gushed that she got to meet Mick Jagger for the first time (see photo below).
We hear R. Kelly put on an impromptu performance and supposedly Diddy did too.
Check out video of the R. Kelly performance and some snaps from the event, below.
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*Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban were officially announced today as judges for season 13 of “American Idol.” It’s the first time in the show’s history that the panel consists entirely of singers — like NBC’s “The Voice.”
Lopez returns after a two-season run as judge in 2011 and 2012 that was a boon for the show and her career. Connick, a respected jazz singer and musician, proved adept as a mentor in several “Idol” appearances.
Urban’s return to the contest was announced last month by Fox Chairman Kevin Reilly, who said the singer didn’t get a chance to show his personality in his first turn as a judge. Urban appeared overwhelmed last season by the Mariah Carey/Nicki Minaj debacle.
“I think this season of ‘Idol’ is gonna be a blast,” Urban said in a statement Tuesday. “New team, new energy and a whole new field of artists to be discovered and given a chance!”
Fox also announced that original judge Randy Jackson, who exited along with the bickering Carey and Minaj at the end of last season, will be back in a new role as in-house mentor to the contestants. Ryan Seacrest, also part of “Idol” from the start, will again host.
“Surprise, surprise! I am so happy to be back as part of this amazing show that started it all,” said Jackson. “The original talent show is back with a vengeance and ready to discover the best talent in America.”
Record executive Jimmy Iovine had served as mentor in recent seasons. Fox said that Universal Music Group’s Interscope Records, under Iovine’s direction as chairman, will continue to release “Idol” winner and contestant music.
Tryouts are ahead in Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Boston; Detroit; Omaha, Neb.; Salt Lake City and San Francisco. “American Idol” returns in January.
*Deadline.com is reporting that producer Jimmy Iovine will end his duty as in-house mentor on “American Idol,” and will be replaced by former judge Randy Jackson.
Iovine, co-founder of Interscope Records and chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M, joined “Idol” in Season 10, the first without original judge Simon Cowell. With his music executive/producer experience and no-nonsense attitude, Iovine was tipped to fill the void left by the acerbic British music executive. Iovine’s Interscope Geffen A&M also took over from Cowell’s label in handling the albums of the “Idol” finalists.
While “Idol” has ended its relationship with Iovine, the show may not be left without a top music producer evaluating the contestants as Dr. Luke has been in talks for the last vacant seat on the judging panel, joining Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez.