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Keith Urban Officially Returning to American Idol | Keith Urban

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Keith Urban Officially Returning to American Idol

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.

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Mariah Carey's Sexy Instagrams? Fine with Nick Cannon

Mariah Carey's Sexy Instagrams? Fine with Nick Cannon

Originally posted 07/15/2013 10:00AM

No shirt, no shoes, no much of anything, no problem.

Nick Cannon says he's completely supportive of wife Mariah Carey posting a sexy video on Instagram of herself celebrating the 4th of July in a red bikini, leaving little to the imagination.

"I encourage her to do that stuff as long as it makes her happy," he told PEOPLE Wednesday at the launch of his NCredible headphones at a Midtown Staples in New York City last week. "When you got it, flaunt it. It's a beautiful thing to be a mother and to be able to express your sexuality."

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Mariah Carey Shares Video of Her Glamorous Hospital Exit

Originally posted 07/12/2013 06:45PM

She is, after all, a professional diva.

The show must go on for Mariah Carey, who posted a clip on YouTube Thursday of her exiting her New York City hospital in a wheelchair after injuring her shoulder.

Looking glam in a maxi tank dress and still in hair and makeup – her right arm in a sling – Carey says wearily, "Well, that was fun. It was harrowing."

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Mariah Can Make Even a Hospital Stay Look Glamorous | Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey Wears a 'Fashionable Sling' for Shoulder Injury

Originally posted 07/09/2013 03:45PM

Count on Mariah Carey to keep style in mind – even from a hospital bed.

The singer Tweeted a light-hearted picture of herself, apparently taken while she was still in the hospital being treated for a dislocated shoulder. The pop star jokes in the caption that she is "sporting a very fashionable sling for the next couple of weeks!"

Carey was injured while filming a remix video for her song Beautiful, directed by husband Nick Cannon and featuring Jeezy.

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Mariah Carey Rushed to the Hospital for Shoulder Injury

UpdatePosted 07/08/2013 08:50PM

Mariah Carey Rushed to the Hospital for Shoulder Injury

Originally posted 07/08/2013 08:25PM

Ouch.

Mariah Carey dislocated her shoulder while filming a music video and was rushed to a New York City hospital late Sunday night where doctors reset the joint, the New York Post reports. She is now recovering at home.

"Mariah will be fine," her rep, Cindi Berger, tells PEOPLE. What's more, the singer is getting right back to work.

"She will be performing Saturday night in Central Park for the MLB All Star Charity Concert with the NY Philharmonic."

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You'll Never Guess What Mariah Carey Named 'Dem Puppies'

The Daily Treat: Mariah Carey Reveals Names for 'Dem Puppies'

Originally posted 07/05/2013 04:25PM

If you thought Uma Thurman's name for her nearly 1-year-old daughter was a mouthful, wait until you get a hold of this.

Mariah Carey took to Twitter on Thursday to reveal the names of "dem puppies," the two male and one female pups that were born to her Jack Russell terrier Squeak E. Beans not too long ago.

Dubbing them "the family O Jackson P. Mutley," the singer identified them as "The Good Reverend Pow Jackson, Pipitty L. Jackson (the girl) & Mutley P. Gore Jackson the 3rd!!!" shortly after also posting a photo to Instagram of her and The Good Reverend Pow Jackson.

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Mariah Carey Shows Off Idol-Worthy Body in Skimpy Bathing Suit | Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey Shows Off Idol-Worthy Body in Sexy Photos

Originally posted 06/19/2013 09:50AM

She may no longer be a judge on American Idol, but Mariah Carey has retained an idol-worthy figure as she works on new music and takes care of her growing children.

During a working vacation in Capri, Italy, the star posted some photos of herself on Twitter as she got in some restful time with her family, including husband Nick Cannon.

From a black monokini that showed off her defined abs to a white string bikini that contrasted with her bronze skin, Carey looked stylish and carefree.

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Who Would Make a Good Judge for American Idol's Next Season?

American Idol

Jennifer Hudson or Kelly Clarkson: Who Should Judge American Idol Season 13?

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.

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Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj Leaving American Idol

American Idol

UpdatePosted 05/30/2013 05:00PM

Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj Leaving American Idol

Originally posted 05/30/2013 07:40PM

Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj are singing their swan songs to American Idol.

On Thursday, Carey reTweeted a post by her reps that announced, "W/ global success of "#Beautiful" (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol."

Minutes later, Minaj Tweeted: "Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn't trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!"

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The Daily Treat: What Would You Call Mariah Carey's Puppies?

The Daily Treat: What Would You Call Mariah Carey's Puppies?

Originally posted 05/21/2013 06:40PM

Mariah Carey's family has once again expanded – and she wants your help.

Nope, not a babysitter: Now raising three puppies – in addition to 2-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan – the American Idol judge, 43, is asking her fans to suggest names for the new additions.

"Help name dem puppies!!" she Tweeted of the two males and one female dog, the offspring of her pooch Squeak E. Beans. (She also has four other Jack Russell terriers: Cha Cha, Jackie Lambchops, Jill E. Beans and JJ.)

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