12:20 PM EDT 12/16/2013
Originally posted 12/15/2013 08:45AM
Mariah Carey said working on the past season of American Idol was "hell" as she bickered with fellow judge Nicki Minaj. But host Ryan Seacrest tells PEOPLE that the new season of the reality show, which returns to Fox on Jan. 15, is drama free.
Originally posted 12/08/2013 04:35PM
American Idol finalists Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo are eager to begin their own holiday traditions as a married couple for the first time this year.
"We've already been decorating, and it's been a lot of fun because we're creating our own traditions," Young told PEOPLE at Sunday's annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. "We have a blank slate. It's kind of weird."
The newlyweds, who have been married for six months, decided to have their Thanksgiving dinner guests decorate Christmas stockings after eating their turkey this year.
"After we had our Thanksgiving meal, we sat down, and we surprised all of our guests," DeGarmo, 26, tells PEOPLE. "And we had them decorate their stocking, so they could have a stocking either to take home or to leave at our house."
Originally posted 12/04/2013 03:30PM
Kellie Pickler proved that the sexiest thing about a woman is her sense of humor during a hilarious appearance on Bethenny.
Originally posted 11/20/2013 11:30AM
Originally posted 11/16/2013 03:30PM
Craig Arrington's life-long battle with obesity began at the age of 10 after he lost his father to a heart attack. But thanks to The Biggest Loser, he is feeling lighter both on the scale and in his heart.
"It felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders," Arrington, told reporters Wednesday of visiting his father's grave after being eliminated from the NBC show. "I really felt for the first time he was proud of me and I couldn't wait for him to see me."
Arrington, 30, arrived at the Biggest Loser ranch with a lot of guilt for having allowed himself to get to 385 lbs., but after being saved by his trainer Jillian Michaels when he was eliminated the first week, the warehouse supervisor began to find the inner-strength needed to be successful on his weight-loss journey.
Originally posted 11/13/2013 05:00PM
You can't blame it on the champagne. Mariah Carey sipped non-alcoholic sparkling cider during a radio interview on Tuesday, but she didn't hold back when asked about her time as a judge on American Idol admitting, "Honestly, I hated it."
The singer, who butted heads with fellow judge Nicki Minaj on the most recent season of the reality show, told Hot 97's Angie Martinez, that the experience wasn't at all what she thought it would be like when she signed on.
"I thought it was going to be a three-person panel," she admitted, thinking she'd have fun working with her longtime friend Randy Jackson. "But it wasn't that."
Originally posted 11/13/2013 02:00PM
Alison Sweeney is the host of NBC's The Biggest Loser, the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, and author of The Star Attraction and The Mommy Diet. She's also a director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past three seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter: @Ali_Sweeney
This week started out particularly fun because we had Sam Kass, the executive director of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative and senior policy advisor on nutrition, on the Biggest Loser set to talk with the contestants about nutrition and to lead them in a cooking challenge. I could not love Sam more. He's so passionate about nutrition and about combatting childhood obesity.
Originally posted 11/12/2013 07:00PM
It's a lazy Sunday for most of Springfield, Mo., but not for Keith Urban. Having just bused in from his show in Oklahoma City the night before, the singer is trying to work in both a photo session and his second video shoot in two days before heading to tonight's show, the 30th stop on his 58-city Light the Fuse tour.
Later in the week, he's due back in L.A. to continue taping his second season of American Idol, all while promoting his latest album, Fuse.
Still, Urban, 46, can't help but notice the bright blue October sky and the sunlight spilling across the trees outside. He pauses to share the moment with his wife of seven years, Nicole Kidman, back home in Nashville.
Originally posted 11/12/2013 02:00PM
Daughtry's new album, Baptized isn't being released till Nov. 19, but the band is giving fans the chance to listen to it online a week early.
The album, which features the singles "Waiting for Superman" and "Long Live Rock & Roll," is being streamed on Vh1, but you can listen to it right here!
It's the first new music from the band (which has undergone some lineup changes) in two years.
Originally posted 10/28/2013 08:30AM
It's not easy to keep the romance alive when you're miles apart, but Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman work hard at making their relationship strong despite their hectic schedules.
The country star and American Idol judge, appearing on Monday's The Ellen DeGeneres Show, happily reveals just how he and his wife of seven years stay in touch.
"We just make it work," says Urban, 45, who is currently juggling touring with his Idol duties, while Kidman, 46, is shooting a movie in London. (The couple's two kids, Sunday, 5, and Faith, 2, are in the U.K. with Kidman.)
"We never text, we never email," he says. "Phone calls only, which I really love that."
He then owns up to DeGeneres that he and Kidman occasionally send other messages.
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