11:57 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 03/18/2013 10:10AM
She's getting by with a little help – and hoops – from her friends.
Just two day after sources officially confirmed a breakup with longtime boyfriend Ryan Seacrest, Julianne Hough was seen out cheering on the Los Angeles Lakers with galpals Kaley Cuoco, Briana Cuoco and Nina Dobrev.
The hot quartet seemed happy as they rooted for the home team (who beat the Sacramento Kings 113-102) from their choice courtside seats at L.A.'s Staples Center on Sunday.
Originally posted 03/17/2013 08:00PM
There was no shortage o' celebrity action on St. Patrick's Day weekend, from the streets of Hollywood and beyond. Who's feeling lucky? Did anyone find their pot of gold, er, marital bliss?
If you need a break from the green beer...
5. Maggie Rizer's New Addition Is Already Working It for the Camera – Obviously Well, well – we wonder where he gets it from. Maggie Rizer's new addition, baby Quinnlann Clancy Mehran, wasted no time getting comfortable (and cute, natch) for the camera in an Instagram photo his model mama shared after his Friday birth. "We are so proud to introduce our son," the model told PEOPLE. "We feel incredibly blessed to have been given another little angel. Our cup runneth over."
Originally posted 03/17/2013 10:45AM
Julianne Hough is turning to a sunny cure for the breakup blues: the beach.
One day after her split with Ryan Seacrest was revealed, the 24-year-old star Tweeted a photo alongside a group of besties that includes Vampire Diaries actress Nina Dobrev and stylist Riawna Capri.
Wearing sunglasses and a big grin, the actress and former Dancing with the Stars pro added the hashtag "#friendsarethebesttherapy."
Originally posted 03/15/2013 07:50PM
After dating for more than two years, Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough have decided to take a break and are living apart, sources close to the couple confirm to PEOPLE.
The sources maintain that busy work schedules proved to be a great challenge for them both, although they are still in regular contact and remain friends.
Reps for Hough and Seacrest declined to comment.
The American Idol host and media mogul, 38, and former Dancing with the Stars pro and actress, 24, have spoken candidly in the past about juggling career and a relationship.
Originally posted 03/14/2013 10:00PM
First things first: Nicki Minaj arrived on time for the live taping of Thursday night's American Idol. But as the evening ended, she probably wished she were still stuck on the 405 freeway, because things really didn't go her way. (Spoilers ahead!)
For the first time ever, host Ryan Seacrest told viewers how most of the contestants ranked in the voting – and even gave results on how many of them did in their home states. It was a nice touch: viewers got a clearer picture of who is likely to go the distance, and who needs an influx of votes to stick around. (Idol history time: The week before she was voted off, Jennifer Hudson actually received the most votes. It just goes to show how fortunes can change when decisions are left to the voting public.)
Originally posted 03/13/2013 08:40PM
Better late than never!
When American Idol's live performance episode started at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, Nicki Minaj was nowhere to be seen.
"We are coming to you live and on time," host Ryan Seacrest said, before asking the crowd which top 10 finalist could win this season. After the cheering subsided, Seacrest added, "Keep that energy going for three of your four judges who are here tonight."
Keith Urban, Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey were all in their seats. But Minaj, it seems, was stuck in traffic.
Originally posted 03/07/2013 10:00PM
Meet the top 10!
American Idol cut its 20 semifinalists – 10 guys and 10 girls – in half on Thursday – with few, if any, surprises. In the 90-minute show, Seacrest announced the lucky ones in an offstage room and then led them to the stage.
The finalists, named below (guys first), walked through sliding doors to a surprised and adoring crowd to sing an emotional victory song and take in the judges' praise.
Keep reading to find out season 12's top 10:
Originally posted 03/06/2013 10:50PM
The time finally arrived Wednesday for viewers to weigh in on American Idol's top 10 guys – and they were faced with some big decisions. (Caution: spoilers ahead!)
Kicking off the night was the Bruno Mars-esque 18-year-old Elijah Liu, who immediately sought to seduce the show's key voting bloc.
"I love the ladies," he said, making it clear that he's also "single and available."
And his plan worked like a charm: His performance of Rihanna's "Stay" elicited a chorus of high-pitched shrieks from the audience. It also caused the judges to rave about his marketability.
Originally posted 03/05/2013 11:30PM
It was ladies' night on American Idol Tuesday as the top 10 women took the stage, hoping to earn one of just five spots in the next round of competition.
And now it was all up to the viewers.
Caution: spoilers ahead!
Originally posted 02/28/2013 11:20PM
American Idol has been on the air for 12 seasons. From the early days of Kelly Clarkson, the judges continually hounded the contestants on song choice. Simon Cowell (remember him?) would criticize contestants for being "cabaret," "old-fashioned" and, worst of all, "boring." Some of this season's contestants have been watching Idol since they were in elementary school, which makes it all the more inexplicable that they still choose to sing songs like Peggy Lee's "Fever," which is 57 years old.
The show began with the 10 contestants rising from the floor, Hunger Games-style. Five of them will continue, while five of them met their end. Find out who made it through to the next round … Spoiler Alert! The final picks for the Top 20 follow:
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