02:32 PM EDT 01/13/2015
Originally posted 06/08/2014 09:15PM
It was a weekend filled with prayers and words of hope for Tracy Morgan, who was critically injured in a car accident.
Still, between a very important birthday and a equally festive Nashville party, some lighter news emerged from Hollywood and beyond.
5. Kanye Turns 37, World Continues TurningYes, Sunday was Kanye West's birthday, which is surprisingly not a national holiday. Instagram was afire with pics from the Kardashians as they celebrated his special day. Kim gave her husband a "Yeezus" cake (ahem, kake?), and Kris Jenner shared a selfie with her freshly minted son-in-law.
Send the birthday boy your best wishes!
Originally posted 06/07/2014 01:00PM
Originally posted 06/04/2014 02:00PM
In a rare public appearance since his stroke last year, Randy Travis was all smiles as he attended Dolly Parton's concert in Thackerville, Oklahoma, on Saturday.
Originally posted 05/30/2014 08:00AM
She's an Oscar-winning actress, but Nicole Kidman's most cherished role is being a mom.
Originally posted 05/27/2014 11:00AM
Music City is going to rock just a little bit harder on June 4, when the CMT Music Awards come to town.
This year's awards show, which will be broadcast live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, will feature performances by Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley and Jennifer Nettles.
They will be performing in addition to previously announced country superstars including Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, and Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, who will perform their duet "Something Bad."
Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Kacey Musgraves, Jake Owen and Lee Ann Womack have also been added to the list of performers.
Lambert leads the field with six nominations, and fans can vote for their favorites at CMT.com.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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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