Toronto’s WE day is kicking off another year with a line up of heavy hitters, including Romeo Dallaire, Nelly Furtado, Al Gore, Jennifer Hudson, Martin Sheen, Headley and Shawn Desman. The charity Free the Children hosts the free event featuring activists and politicians in cities across Canada, asking that the youth who attend take action on at least one local and one global issue through the free the Children’s year long programs.
RANDY JACKSON is back in play to be a judge on “American Idol” next season . . . after MONTHS of speculation that he’d be demoted to some sort of “mentor” role.
At the moment, it sounds like the judges will be Randy, MARIAH CAREY, NICKI MINAJ and KEITH URBAN. Supposedly, Randy was brought back into the mix when negotiations with ENRIQUE IGLESIAS broke down.
If today is your birthday, you share it with the following celebs.
Jennifer Hudson – 31 (Singer, actor and Oscar WINNER.)
Yao Ming – 32 (Retired 7’6″ Center for the Houston Rockets.)
Ruben Studdard – 34 (“American Idol” winner and Velvet teddy bear)
Bizzy Bone – 36 (rapper from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.)
Jason Statham – 45 (Bad-boy from the “Transporter” and “Crank” movies who played knife expert Lee Christmas in “The Expendables”movies.)
Louis C.K. – 45 (Comedian.)
PETER SCOLARI! – 57 (SU-PER-STAR from “Newhart” AND “Bosom Buddies”!)
Joe Pantoliano – 61 (Backstabber in “The Matrix”, Guido the pimp in “Risky Business”, devious Teddy in “Memento”, AND Ralphie “Headless” Cifaretto on “The Sopranos”.)
Linda Gray – 72 (Sue Ellen on “Dallas”, then AND now.)
Sir Ian Holm – 81 (Bilbo Baggins in two of the three “Lord Of The Rings” movies, the upcoming “Hobbit” movies, and Zach Braff’s dad in “Garden State”.)