Janet Jackson has cryptic reply to 'X Factor' question
February 17th, 2012
11:40 AM ET

Janet Jackson has cryptic reply to 'X Factor' question

Before his talent competition resumes with its second season, Simon Cowell is searching for a few talented judges - and rumors are circulating that Janet Jackson might be a contender.

The superstar singer will be on Anderson Cooper's daytime show "Anderson" on Monday, and in a promo, Cooper asks her if she might be a judge on the "X Factor."

All Jackson could do was laugh in response, saying ,"No, I am not....But that's really all I think I should say."

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Nick Cannon steps down from radio show
February 17th, 2012
10:20 AM ET

Nick Cannon steps down from radio show

After a health scare in January, and another last week, involving blood clots in his lungs, Nick Cannon is easing up on his hectic schedule.

The "America's Got Talent" host (whose credits also include actor, DJ, radio personality and rapper) announced that he's stepping down from his post as host of the "Rollin' with Nick Cannon" show on New York's 92.3 radio station. Friday is his last day.

"A bitter sweet morning. I have to stop my radio show. Doctors orders," Cannon posted to his Twitter account Friday morning. "The Doctors found blood clots in my lungs and said if I don't slow down and stop working so hard then it's a wrap!"

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Marcia Gay Harden files for divorce
February 17th, 2012
09:33 AM ET

Marcia Gay Harden files for divorce

Actress Marcia Gay Harden and her husband Thaddaeus Scheel are going their separate ways.

A rep for the 52-year-old actress confirms to CNN that Harden has filed for divorce from her husband of 15 years.

According to People magazine, Harden, who's picked up a best supporting actress Oscar as well as a Tony, has three children with Scheel: a 13-year-old daughter named Eulala, and 7-year-old twins Hudson and Julitta.

"For the sake of the couple’s three children," her rep says, "Harden would like to request that the family’s privacy be respected at this time."

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