Happy Randy Jackson Day!
Today is Randy Jackson Day in the City of Cincinnati, declared by Mayor Mark Mallory.
Councilman Jeff Berding presented the proclamation this morning in a brief ceremony in the lobby of City Hall. Jackson, an American Idol judge, was in town to promote awareness of diabetes and heart disease. Berding's grandfather died of complications from diabetes and other family members currently have the disease.
"And," the councilman said, "I have a 9-year-old daughter who's a huge fan of American Idol."
Allie wanted to meet Jackson, but Berding decided she should go to school instead. Jackson agreed that was a wise decision. Allie did urge her dad to greet Jackson by calling him "Dog," which Jackson says all the time on the show.
Fox 19 anchor Sheila Gray's daughter asked to meet Jackson too, but was also told she had to go to school instead.