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Surprise! Jennifer Lopez Shows Up to Celebrate Former Idol Star's Birthday

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Jennifer Lopez Surprises American Idol Singer Pia Toscano on Her Birthday

Originally posted 10/16/2014 11:15AM

Jennifer Lopez has been known to celebrate her birthday in epic fashion, but on Tuesday night it was all about her former backup singer, Pia Toscano.

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Kevin Bacon Enlists Celeb Pals for 12 Days of Christmas Serenade | Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon Enlists Celeb Pals for 12 Days of Christmas Serenade

Originally posted 12/23/2013 03:30PM

Happy holidays from the stars to you.

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PHOTO: Mark Ballas Reunites with Ex-Girlfriend Pia Toscano – at a Show

Mark Ballas Reunites with Ex-Girlfriend Pia Toscano

Originally posted 10/22/2012 06:55PM

There are apparently no hard feelings between Mark Ballas and his ex-girlfriend, former American Idol contestant Pia Toscano.

The pair, who split about a year ago after first stepping out together in April 2011, were happily reunited on Sunday afternoon at the annual Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times Halloween carnival in L.A.

Ballas, 26, who recently admitted with a laugh to L.A.'s 104.3 radio station that Toscano "ended it," posted upbeat Instagram photos of the former couple from the event, where they both performed separately.

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David Beckham Has a Guys' Night Out in L.A. | David Beckham

David Beckham Has a Guys' Night Out in L.A.

Originally posted 05/11/2012 05:55AM

Making his way to regular haunt Cleo at L.A.'s Redbury Hotel on Tuesday night, David Beckham left wife Victoria Beckham at home and had a guys' outing.

The soccer stud and a male pal sat at the bar, sipping on wine and munching on kabobs, an onlooker tells PEOPLE.

The underwear model, who dined at the restaurant with his wife and friends on May 7, was approached by a few fans and greeted each one happily during his most recent visit.

But Beckham didn't leave the restaurant before talking to one of his favorite former American Idol contestants: The source says the athlete walked over to Pia Toscano's table to say a quick hello.
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American Idol

Erika Van Pelt: 'I Felt Shafted' by American Idol Judges

Originally posted 03/28/2012 03:45PM



Randy Jackson said she was one of the best singers in the competition.

But the American Idol judge and his costars, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, weren't willing to save Erika Van Pelt from elimination last week.

Now, the DJ and singer from Rhode Island is voicing her opinion on her early departure, which she says took her by surprise.

"I definitely felt a little shafted by their decision not to save me," she tells PEOPLE, referring to the panel's ability to veto the audience's decision one time during the season. "It's one of those things that, in hindsight, I'm looking at it like they didn't want to use their save this early."

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Mark Ballas and Pia Toscano Split | Mark Ballas, Pia Toscano

UpdatePosted 09/15/2011 12:30PM

Mark Ballas and Pia Toscano Split

Originally posted 09/15/2011 12:25AM

It looks like Mark Ballas and Pia Toscano have had their last dance.

The ballroom pro and the singer who was shockingly eliminated from American Idol have called it quits, a source tells PEOPLE.

Ballas, 25, and Toscano, 22, who started stepping out in April, agreed to go their separate ways after a heart-to-heart talk this week about their demanding careers.

"They both decided with everything going on that they couldn't give each other what would be fair," says the source. "They mutually decided this."

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POLL: Do You Want to Hear More from Pia Toscano?

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UpdatePosted 07/12/2011 01:35PM

Pia Toscano Debuts First Single

Originally posted 07/11/2011 05:20PM

Pia Toscano has once again proven she's come a long way since her shocker elimination from American Idol in April.

Just a week after announcing her record deal with Interscope Records, the ninth-place finalist, 22, debuted her first single "This Time" on Monday's On Air with Ryan Seacrest.

"This time, I'm gonna do it my way," she sings in this breakup ballad (Should current flame Mark Ballas be concerned?). "This time, I'm finding out the hard way."

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American Idol's Pia Toscano Signs a Record Deal

American Idol

Pia Toscano Signs a Record Deal

Originally posted 07/06/2011 11:10AM

She may not be the new American Idol – but things haven't ended too badly for Pia Toscano. She just landed a record deal.

The ninth-place Idol finalist has signed to Interscope Records, according to the Hollywood Reporter, and will release hew debut single, "This Time," on July 12. She's also slotted to perform the song as part of the summer's American Idol Love! Tour, which begins July 6 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Toscano, who has been dating Dancing with the Stars pro Mark Ballas, is expected to release the album by the end of the year.

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Mark Ballas & Pia Toscano's Sweet Supper in L.A. | Mark Ballas, Pia Toscano

Mark Ballas & Pia Toscano's Sweet Supper in L.A.

Originally posted 06/20/2011 06:00AM

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Date Night? Mark Ballas & Pia Toscano Grab Dinner in L.A. | Mark Ballas, Pia Toscano

Date Night? Mark Ballas & Pia Toscano Grab Dinner in L.A.

Originally posted 04/15/2011 04:00PM

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