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Lionel Richie

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Lionel Richie was born on June 20, 1949 in Tuskegee, Alabama, USA as Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. He was previously married to Diana Alexander Richie and Brenda Harvey-Richie.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Nigel Lythgoe Gives Props to Katy Perry, What Hits Has Simon Had?

Nigel Lythgoe
Props to Katy, Luke and Lionel What Hits Has Simon Had?

Nigel Lythgoe took a fun shot at Simon Cowell ... the same Simon who went after the "American Idol" reboot. We got the longtime EP of the OG "Idol" Friday on his way to E Baldi in… READ MORE >

Luke Bryan Announces He and Lionel Richie Are Joining 'American Idol'

Luke Bryan
It's Official ... My Hero Lionel & I Are Joining 'Idol!!!'

Luke Bryan just made official what we told you about early Friday morning -- he and Lionel Richie are joining Katy Perry as judges #2 and 3 on "American Idol." The country star made the… READ MORE >

- 53 days ago
'American Idol' Set to Announce Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan as Judges

'American Idol'
Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie Will Join Katy Perry ... Just in the Nick of Time!!!

"American Idol" has completed the arduous and super expensive process of snagging 3 judges for the show's reboot ... and it didn't come a day too soon. Sources connected with the production tell… READ MORE >

- 53 days ago
'American Idol,' ABC and Producers in Tug of War Over Racial Diversity for Third Judge

'American Idol'
ABC vs. Producers ... Tug of War Over Racial Diversity

The folks who are bringing you "American Idol" again are in conflict over racial composition of the judge's panel  ... TMZ has learned.   Now that Katy Perry is in place and Luke Bryan… READ MORE >

- 58 days ago
'American Idol' Struggling to Find Judges Before Show Starts Filming

'American Idol'
Struggling to Find Judges And the Clock is Ticking

The "American Idol" reboot seems to be in crisis -- honchos still haven't locked down a second, third and possibly fourth judge, with only 6 weeks until cameras roll. TMZ broke the story ...… READ MORE >

- 97 days ago
'American Idol' Wants Lionel Richie and Charlie Puth as Final Two Judges

'American Idol'
Charlie Puth Joins Lionel Richie As Judge Front-runners

"American Idol" is getting closer to assembling a full squad -- the show's zeroing in on finalists to join Katy Perry on the judges' panel. 'Idol' sources tell TMZ ... Lionel Richie's… READ MORE >

- 118 days ago
Lionel Richie's Judge Talks with 'American Idol' Progressing

Lionel Richie
Secret 'American Idol' Meeting It IS Me You're Looking For

Lionel Richie secretly met with "American Idol" producers this week and the subject was joining the show ... production sources tell TMZ. We're told 'A.I.' execs had a sit-down with the… READ MORE >

- 150 days ago
Lionel Richie Targeted for 'American Idol' Judge

Lionel Richie
'American Idol' Wants You To Join as Judge

"American Idol" has its sights set on judge #2 for the reboot ... and we're told it's Lionel Richie. 'A.I.' sources tell TMZ ... producers think Richie's legendary music career makes him a… READ MORE >

- 156 days ago
Lionel Richie's Bassist's 911 Call for Stabbing Lacks Answers

Lionel Richie's Bassist
911 Call ... Caller 'Can't Explain' Stabbing Situation

The man who called for help when Lionel Richie's bassist, Ethan Farmer, allegedly stabbed himself after eating marijuana edibles may have been under the influence himself ... based on the… READ MORE >

- 157 days ago
Lionel Richie's Bassist Stabs Himself Repeatedly After Ingesting Edibles

Lionel Richie's Bassist
Stabs Himself Repeatedly After Ingesting Edibles

Lionel Richie's bassist had a horrific reaction after eating edibles ... as in he repeatedly stabbed himself. Law enforcement sources tell us a 911 call came in at around 10 PM Tuesday ... the… READ MORE >

- 171 days ago
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