MEETING OF THE MINDS

Condi Dines With Randy Jackson

When American Idol judge Randy Jackson received word that Condoleeza Rice would like to dine with him, "he was sort of mystified," Us Magazine reports. So are we. But, supposedly, Condi's interest was innocent enough; She is "a longtime admirer of Randy and enjoyed the opportunity to meet him in person and talk about their common passion for music." The former big-shot in the Bush administration, who is a classically trained pianist, was in town for an appearance on Jay Leno and decided to arrange the dinner. One can only speculate about the topics of conversation: Torture memos? Susan Boyle's siren song? Condi reports Randy was "utterly fascinating."