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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: LaBelle: Some 'Idol' judges aren't qualified

LaBelle: Some ‘Idol' judges aren't qualified

NEW YORK — Patti LaBelle thinks some people shouldn't be on ‘‘American Idol'' — and she's not talking about the contestants.

‘‘Some of the judges, I don't think they're qualified to even judge,'' she said in an interview Wednesday.

The veteran R&B diva wouldn't say which judge she thought was lacking on the hit Fox show, which has Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres picking America's top singers. Tuesday's ‘‘Idol'' episode saw 12 female semifinalists competing.

Gary Busey's girlfriend gives birth to boy

NEW YORK — Gary Busey's girlfriend, Steffanie Sampson, has given birth to a boy named Luke Sampson Busey.

Manager Scott Vandiver said the boy was born Tuesday and weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces.

The 65-year-old Busey has a son, actor Jake Busey, and a daughter, Alectra, from previous relationships.

Busey was nominated for an Oscar for his role in 1978's ‘‘The Buddy Holly Story.''

‘Octomom:' Can't rule out having another kid in the future

NEW YORK — Octuplets mother Nadya Suleman said she doesn't plan on having more children unless she gets married someday ‘‘far'' in the future. She said if that ever happens, she would only have one child.

Widely known as ‘‘Octomom,'' Suleman has six older children. She appeared Wednesday on ABC's daytime talk show ‘‘The View,'' where she has been a frequent topic of debate.

Suleman's octuplets celebrated their first birthday in January.

All of her children were conceived by in vitro fertilization, and she has been criticized for having a huge family as a single mother on public assistance.

She said her children are her priority and she is looking into various opportunities, including writing a book, to support them.

— From wire reports