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5 Things You'll See on the American Idol Finale

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5 Things to Look Forward to Seeing on the American Idol Finale

Originally posted 05/21/2014 02:30PM

Finalists Jena Irene Asciutto and Caleb Johnson may have put on quite a show Tuesday night but the American Idol producers are pulling out all the stops for Wednesday night's finale.

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American Idol: Jena Irene & Caleb Johnson Battle in the Finale

American Idol

American Idol: Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson Battle in the Finale

Originally posted 05/20/2014 09:35PM

After 75,000 auditions, hundreds of Golden Tickets and countless performances, it came down to two – Caleb Johnson vs. Jena Irene – and a single song on Tuesday's American Idol.

The performance finale at the Nokia Theatre featured major contrasts – the old-school rocker with mega pipes against the teen powerhouse and first female wild-card pick to make it this far – as well as more drama than usual, as Johnson battled not only Irene but also an injured vocal cord.

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Jennifer Lopez on Her New Book: Do I Put This Out There? | Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez on Her New Book: Do I Put This Out There?

Originally posted 05/19/2014 09:00AM

She may still be Jenny from the block, but Jennifer Lopez has learned a lesson or two in life and love – and she's now ready to tell the tale in her first book True Love, to be published Oct. 28 in both English and Spanish.

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Is Robin Thicke Planning a Big Public Gesture to Woo Back Paula Patton? | Robin Thicke

Will Robin Thicke Woo Paula Patton Back with New Song at the Billboard Music Awards?

Originally posted 05/15/2014 03:15PM

It looks like Robin Thicke, 37, is still trying to woo Paula Patton back if the title of his new song is any indication. The singer is set to perform at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday and according to a source he will sing his new track "Get Her Back."

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Idol: The Final Three Bring Down the House with Memorable Performances | Alex Preston

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Idol: The Final Three Bring Down the House with Memorable Performances

Originally posted 05/15/2014 06:30AM

There was no place like home on Wednesday's American Idol, which celebrated its 500th episode with well wishes from former winners, as the final three visited their hometowns and had memorable performances in the lead-up to Tuesday's finale.

Powerhouse teen Jena Irene, hard rocker Caleb Johnson and indie artist Alex Preston each sang three songs, the first one selected by Randy Jackson, the second one by the judges and the final one picked by their hometowns.

It was not an easy night for Johnson, who was forced to sing with a small vocal cord hemorrhage that a doctor compared to "a runner running with a badly bruised ankle."

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Burt Reynolds to Beyoncé: PEOPLE Presents the Hottest Bodies of Each Decade

Originally posted 05/15/2014 06:00AM

Amongst all of today's sexy stars, it's Beyoncé's "Flawless" figure that has folks going vegan. Meanwhile, Channing Tatum's physique keeps the Magic Mike viewers drooling. Currently, these celebs are two of Hollywood's hottest body icons, but they certainly aren't the first.

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Jennifer Lopez: 'I Love Myself Now'

Jennifer Lopez: 'I Love Myself Now'

Originally posted 05/13/2014 08:40AM

The American Idol judge on picking up the pieces after her devastating divorce from Marc Anthony

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Jennifer Lopez Talks 'Really Short' Idol Dresses and Her Fab New Scent | StyleWatch, Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez Talks 'Really Short' Idol Dresses and Her Fab New Scent

Originally posted 05/10/2014 09:00AM

The singer tells PEOPLE all about her style choices on the hit Fox show, and her fragrance empire

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American Idol Top 3 Revealed | Alex Preston

American Idol

American Idol Top 3 Revealed

Originally posted 05/09/2014 09:30AM

The American Idol judges may be staying together as a team, but the Top 4 still had to lose a member Thursday night.

After performing three songs each on Wednesday, the Top 4 appeared exhausted after the show. Still, the contestants were tentatively confident they had done all they could to win the hearts – and votes – of America.

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All Three American Idol Judges Will Return Next Season: Source | Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban

American Idol

All Three American Idol Judges Will Return Next Season: Source

Originally posted 05/08/2014 08:30PM

Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. will return to the American Idol judges table next season, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

Dubbed "the New Dream Team" last fall, the trio have had a "fantastic" experience on the reality competition, says the source.

"They like and respect each other a lot. What you see on camera is exactly what you get when they're off – fun, playful but they all take this job very seriously."

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