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Originally posted 08/01/2013 04:30PM
Though the end of American Idol's twelfth season brought a swath of high-profile departures, there will be at least one familiar face on the judges panel: Keith Urban.
"Thrilled to be back on @AmericanIdol with my pal @RyanSeacrest and dying to know who the other judges will be!!!!" the country star, 45, Tweeted.
Earlier in the day, PEOPLE broke the news that another Idol alum –Jennifer Lopez– is "very close" to returning as well, according to a source very near to the star. "She couldn't return last year because she had committed to a world tour," the source said.
Originally posted 07/23/2013 07:30PM
What to do … what to do ... Here's something – emcee an awards show!
On July 31, Sophia Bush will be the host of VH1's 2013 Do Something Awards, honoring celebrities and young people making a difference in the world.
The former One Tree Hill actress, 31, who has attended the show in the past, will be joined by presenters, including Malin Akerman, Lucy Hale and Cynthia Nixon.
Originally posted 05/31/2013 10:20AM
Will Keith Urban remain the last judge standing on American Idol? Or will Fox replace its entire lineup for an all-new panel of judges? What exactly will happen next season?
Until Urban's fate is announced, speculation persists on who will replace Randy Jackson, who announced his departure after 12 seasons on the show, as well as the latest stars to exit, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj.
After fun and dramatic seasons with the likes of Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Paula Abdul and the ever-so blunt Simon Cowell, the possibilities are endless about which star could energize Idol as the show competes with a growing number of singing contests, including NBC's The Voice, amid criticism and falling ratings.
Originally posted 05/16/2013 09:35PM
One of the biggest stars to grace the stage at the American Idol finale on Thursday night was the talent competition's own Jennifer Hudson.
The Oscar- and Grammy-winning performer – looking super slim in a black top and black jeans – took the stage to sing "Inseparable" with finalist Candice Glover.
Though Hudson, who was shockingly eliminated from the top seven of season 3, belted out high note after glorious high note, she let Candice, 23, have her a moment in the spotlight at the end of the song when she stood back and said, "Sing it, Candice."
And sing it she did! Candice held her own, hitting the final notes of the Natalie Cole song.
Originally posted 04/17/2013 11:50AM
Watch your back, Jennifer Aniston.
The Wanderulst star, 44, made quite the fashion statement at Monday's premiere of Call Me Crazy, a Lifetime film about mental illness.
Wearing a simple black romper with her hair tied back in a ponytail, the actress revealed a pattern of circular marks on her back – probably the result of cupping, a Chinese form of alternative medicine designed to promote circulation.
Originally posted 03/30/2013 12:30PM
See which star squeaked from behind Friday afternoon to narrowly eke out a victory over her top competitor
Originally posted 03/04/2013 07:00PM
Find out who (besides Anne Hathaway) made down-to-the-wire dress decisions for the big night
Originally posted 03/02/2013 11:00AM
The singer rocked a polish developed by the Bones star and wife Jaime
Originally posted 02/25/2013 02:55PM
It was a great night for music at the Academy Awards on Sunday – particularly for the ladies.
But who really knocked it out of the park?
Jennifer Hudson's performance of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" brought the audience to its feet, while Barbra Streisand delivered a wonderful tribute to Marvin Hamlisch with her rendition of "The Way We Were."
Originally posted 02/24/2013 11:00PM
The actress has done a complete style 180 since being named Best Supporting Actress in 2006
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