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Jennifer Lopez Seals AMAs with a Kiss from Casper Smart | Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez Seals AMAs with a Kiss from Casper Smart

Originally posted 11/21/2011 12:00PM

It was a special night for Jennifer Lopez at Sunday's American Music Awards.

First she turned heads – and brought audience members packed in Los Angeles's Nokia Theatre L.A. Live to their feet – as she shook and shimmied through a medley of her hits in her first of two performances.

Then she picked up honors for favorite artist in the Latin music category.

And there was someone special by her side to help celebrate the night: her rumored beau, L.A.-based dancer Casper Smart, who sealed Lopez's big night with a kiss at her AMA after-party, held at Greystone Manor.

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Taylor Swift Takes Home Top Honors at the AMAs – Again | Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift Takes Home Top Honors at the AMAs – Again

Originally posted 11/20/2011 11:30PM

Talk about striking gold.

Continuing her winning streak, Taylor Swift, dazzling in a gold gown, took home top honors at Sunday night's American Music Awards as the artist of the year.

"This is one of the craziest things that has ever happened to me," the singer, who also earned the title in 2009, told the audience at Los Angeles's Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. "Thank you to the fans. Please, never change."

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POLL: Jennifer Lopez or Britney Spears – Who Wore It Better? | Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez Lights Up the AMAs

Originally posted 11/20/2011 10:30PM

For Jennifer Lopez, less was more at the American Music Awards.

"Less" being a barely there, sheer body suit that made a jaw-dropping statement Sunday night at Los Angeles's Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. On stage, she shook and shimmied to a medley of her hits "Until It Beats No More," "Papi" and "On the Floor."

It was a triumphant awards show return for Lopez following her split from Marc Anthony this past summer after seven years of marriage.

Not to mention sexy.

The singer kept it sultry and sassy as she peeled off layer after layer of her costume throughout her performance. By "On the Floor," she was baring almost all in a sheer bodysuit with glittery detailing.

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Awkward? J. Lo & Marc Anthony: Both Expected at AMAs | Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Both Taking Stage at AMAs

Originally posted 11/17/2011 04:00PM

Will the AMAs this year stand for Awkward Moment Awards?

Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez both will be performing at this weekend's American Music Awards – and Lopez's new beau Casper Smart also may be on stage as one of her dancers.

The pair, who split last summer after seven years of marriage, will take the stage separately at Los Angele's Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

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Justin Bieber Dominates American Music Awards

Justin Bieber Dominates American Music Awards

Originally posted 11/21/2010 11:30PM

It's sweet being 16 – especially for Justin Bieber.

The teen idol dominated the American Music Awards on Sunday, winning four trophies to go with ear-piercing squeals from the girls at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre.

"I can't stop smiling," says Bieber, who won for pop/rock male, breakthrough artist, album of the year for My World 2.0 and artist of the year.

In becoming the youngest artist to win the top AMA honor, Bieber invited Usher to the stage, calling the R&B star "not only my mentor but my best friend and my big brother."

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Miley Cyrus to Sing 'Forgiveness and Love' at American Music Awards | Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus to Sing 'Forgiveness and Love' at American Music Awards

Originally posted 11/21/2010 12:10PM

Two days shy of her 18th birthday, Miley Cyrus has had more than her share of grown-up pressures, most recently the divorce of her parents.

The singer, whose birthday is Tuesday, intends to show off her more adult side with a rendition of her single "Forgiveness and Love" at the 2010 American Music Awards on Sunday. 

Justin Bieber also hopes to make a splash with his new single "Pray," and will be putting on a huge number with a band and some surprise guests.

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What's Next for Mrs. Russell Brand?

Katy Perry Is Married: What's Next?

Originally posted 10/28/2010 09:40AM

Five days after her own personal fireworks at her super-private wedding in India, Katy Perry is setting off some more public ones with the debut of her new video for "Firework."

"To me, it's an anthem that I'm so proud of," Perry told PEOPLE in July of the track off her Teenage Dream album. "Everybody can be a firework," she added in a Youtube video interview. "It's just all about you igniting the spark inside of you … This song would probably be my favorite song on the record."

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Eminem, Lady Antebellum Lead AMA Nominees

Eminem, Lady Antebellum Lead AMA Nominees

Originally posted 10/12/2010 02:45PM

It will be a rap vs. country music showdown at this year's American Music Awards: Eminem and Lady Antebellum are each nominated for five trophies at the ceremony.

The artists lead the pack of nominees, which were announced Tuesday morning.

Close behind, Tween star Justin Bieber earned four nods – while B.o.B., Katy Perry, Ke$ha and Usher received three nominations. And Taylor Swift was nominated in the country favorite female category.

A lively telecast, this year's AMAs, which will be broadcast from L.A.'s Nokia Theater on Nov. 21 (8 p.m. ET), will feature performances by nominee Usher, Pink and Bon Jovi, with more performers and presenters to be reveled in the coming weeks.

For the fourth year, fans can determine the winners, voting for their favorites on the show's official Web site. – Michelle Ward

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Jennifer Lopez: I Meant to Trip at AMAs | Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez: I Meant to Trip at AMAs

Originally posted 11/23/2009 12:55PM

That little pratfall that Jennifer Lopez took at the American Music Awards?

All part of the plan.

That's what a laughing Lopez told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show the day after the slip that became water-cooler talk in offices around the country.

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Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson Win Big at AMAs | Jermaine Jackson, Michael Jackson

Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson Win Big at AMAs

Originally posted 11/23/2009 12:15AM

How hot is Taylor Swift right now? The country star dominated the American Music Awards on Sunday night – and she wasn't even there.

After sweeping the Country Music Association Awards earlier this month, Swift won five American Music Awards, including Favorite Artist of the Year – all while she was in London.

A stunned and momentarily speechless Swift, 19, gave her acceptance speech via satellite, paying homage to the night's other big winner, Michael Jackson.

"To even be mentioned in a category with Michael Jackson … is an unimaginable honor," said Swift, who also won Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Favorite Adult-Contemporary Artist, Favorite Country Album for Fearless and Favorite Country Female Artist. "I'm sending my love to the Jackson family."

Jackson won four trophies: Favorite Soul/R&B Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Male Vocalist and Favorite Pop/Rock Album and Favorite Soul/R&B Album, both for Number Ones, giving him a record 23 AMAs over his career.

"It's not just about the winnings, the awards," his brother Jermaine said in an acceptance speech. "It's mainly the message. The message Michael had will live on forever. He saw good in everyone … Start with love and let's love each other."

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