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Originally posted 01/14/2014 11:00AM
After a year away from American Idol, Jennifer Lopez is returning to the judges' panel a changed woman.
"That was such a transformative year for me in so many ways," Lopez told reporters Monday ahead of Wednesday's premiere of Idol's 13th season. "I had just divorced, I went on tour with the kids, and I left Idol. All my security blankets were gone, and I was out there doing something I had never done before."
But as she travelled the globe on her first world tour, she relied on support from her mother and boyfriend Casper Smart, whom Lopez called "fantastic" with her twins Emme and Max, 5.
Originally posted 01/03/2014 02:00PM
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Originally posted 12/28/2013 06:30PM
Wearing camouflage leggings and rhinestone boots, Kellie Pickler was thousands of miles away from home on Christmas Day, but she smiled as she looked out at her audience from her makeshift stage.
The country singer was in Kandahar, Afghanistan, with her husband, Kyle Jacobs, on her seventh USO tour. "There's no place I'd rather spend Christmas," she reportedly told the troops.
The former American Idol contestant, who has been working with the USO since 2007, and was on a nine-day tour in the Middle East and has been sharing pics of her experience on Twitter.
Originally posted 12/16/2013 03:15PM
"We are not going to find out the baby's sex. We feel it's life's ultimate surprise," the singer, who's due in July, tells PEOPLE
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."
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