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Nicole S, J. Lo And Cee-Lo Share UK Stage: Who Looked Hottest?

Well at least they had something to talk about backstage! Jennifer Lopez, Cee-Lo Green and Nicole Scherzinger may all star on competing reality TV singing competitions but their day-jobs as professional singers brought them to the Capitol Radio Summertime Ball in London this weekend, allowing us to judge their ability to judge. J. Lo’s snake-skin ensemble was certainly daring, with Scherzinger rocking similar, albeit black, thigh-high heels with a short skirt. While some will argue Cee-Lo was considerably less hot than the ladies, we’re getting warm just looking at that bulky coat. Who’s look do you like most? Check out the gallery below and answer our poll.

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Watch Out For That Breeze, Haley Reinhart

Haley Reinhart, who placed third on American Idol, was in Time Square yesterday visiting the MTV Networks studios. She looked pretty adorable in a tank top and teeny skirt, but as anyone in New York knows, that breeze can be tricky. Something Haley should know too considering she lives around the Windy City!

Haley almost had a wardrobe malfunction while entering the building thanks to a gust of wind almost whipping up her skirt. Fortunately, it didn’t get as bad as it could have and as seen in the gallery below, it looks like Haley has a great sense of humor about it!

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Kara DioGuardi “Almost Died” Eating Drug Brownies At Paula Abdul’s House

Oh boy. You know how you always have one friend at the party who’s like, “Woooo hoooo! I’m so wasted!” before falling down the basement steps, and then later you find out she was actually drinking your grandma’s O’Douls? Former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi’s pot brownie story makes her that friend for Paula Abdul. On Lopez Tonight last night, Kara copped to eating some special brownies she found in Paula’s freezer…not that she knew what was in them! “There were these, little nuggets, little, you know, take six, not a lot. Six hours later I was like, ‘heeeey, what’s going on?’” DioGuardi says. “I fell out of bed, on the floor, I stumbled downstairs and I was like, ‘I ate too much.’ And the ambulance comes and is like, ‘this b—h is as high as a kite.’” Why do we get a feeling that Kara tells this story at every party she goes to?

According to Kara, she spent three days in the hospital with hallucinations, which if true explains everything we know about Paula up to his date.  “The maid took them out, she was in the hospital, I had six, I almost died,” she claims, while Paula maintains that a “friend” must have left them in her fridge. Two things: first of all, if someone ate six of our brownies, no matter what kind they were, she’d be going to the hospital either way. Second of all, whaaaaa?

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A.I Contestants Old And New, Celebrities, Watch As Scotty McCreery Wins American Idol

Scotty McCreery is the new American Idol! The teenaged country singer beat Lauren Alaina to win the the title which capped off a spectacular show. The two hour Season 10 finale took place at the Nokia Theatre in downtown  Los Angeles and they really packed in as much as they could. Beyonce dazzled on stage, Jennifer Lopez sparkled in a very JLo-esque jumpsuit and old and new American Idol contestants turned up in hordes. Like Sanjaya Malakar — remember him? A lot of this seasons contestants got to sing with their idols like Tony Bennett, Tim McGrawTom JonesJudas Priest …. and Lady Gaga! Jack Black rocking out? Classic!

But more than anything, we were just happy to see some of our contestants and winners of past American Idol’s. Adam Lambert who was so glam it hurt, Allison Iraheta, Jason Castro (with his preggers wife Mandy Mayhall), Kris Allen… the list goes on. We’ve put a gallery of arrivals at the event so you can memory check everyone who came. Congratulations, Scotty! Can you believe he’s just 17? What a massive moment for country music.

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Nikki Reed Holds On To Her Idol Boyfriend

Nikki Reed has wrapped on Breaking Dawn and is now focused on her latest role: girlfriend to rejected American Idol Paul McDonald. We spotted the pair in the audience of last night’s show looking all cuddle-y and close and they were later seen leaving the Troubador together hand in hand. They must be in love as Nikki seems to have coordinated her bag with Paul’s…what is that, a handkerchief? Oh, dudes and their “style.” LOLs forever, amirite ladies?

We’re gonna assume Nikki’s recent trip down to Huntsville, Alabama had something to do with Paul too – after all that’s where the guy is from. Is there anything more timeless than the love between a Southern rocker and his Hollywood gal pal? They’re totally the new Gregg Allman and Cher, guys! But with a happier ending, we hope.

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Massive Turn Out At Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Premiere

We’d lost track of how many Pirates of the Caribbean films have been churned out so far, but obviously the rest of the world hasn’t. And thanks to the massive premiere Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides had yesterday at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, we now know that the franchise is up to its fourth installment now. But this wasn’t any other screening. Apart from a slinky black carpet instead of the usual red, this was the world’s first outdoor 3-D premiere! An open-air  theater was specially constructed and tickets to attend ran at $1,000 a pop. Which was a very nice touch because all proceeds from the premiere were donated to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

The cast turned up in full force with Penelope Cruz, Johnny Depp, Keith Richards (and his wife, Patti Hansen), Geoffrey Rush, the intriguingly named Astrid Berges-Frisbey and our new golden boy Sam Claflin. Apart from them, Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens were spotted being all BFF, Jodie Foster turned up in sunglasses (at night), Steven Tyler hung out with Mickey Mouse and Lorenzo Lamas brought his fifth wife Shawna Craig. The Dancing With The Stars crew showed up too, with Bruno Tonioli, Lacey Schwimmer, Chelsie Hightower, Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy walking the plank carpet. And American Idol blasts from the pasts too — we know you remember David Cook, but how about Blake Lewis?! Lots more to look at in our gallery below.

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Lady Gaga To Drop New Single, Monsterfy Idol Finalists

Given that her whole shtick centers around shocking visuals, it strikes us as a little odd that Lady Gaga will mentor American Idol contestants for the May 11 show.  “Next week, @LadyGaga will mentor top 4 who perform songs by Leiber & Stoller,” the official American Idol Twitter confirmed.  Don’t get us wrong; the only thing that could inject life into another saccharine rendition of “Stand By Me” would be a biker dance number or a divalicious stoning. However, unless Haley Reinhart is going to smear lipstick on Steven Tyler‘s face with a golden prop gun while she sings “Hound Dog,” we don’t really see the point of bringing in Gaga based on vocals alone.

That being said, it isn’t the first time Mother Monster has graced the AI stage, and it certainly won’t be the last. Seems like it’s all part of the countdown for her new album Born This Way, for which Lady Gaga’s releasing “Edge Of Glory” on Monday. Lady Gaga’s American Idol finale performance should eventful at least, if for nothing else then the opportunity to see her rub pointy demon shoulders with the original white witch herself, Stevie Nicks. No word on whether they’ll duet, but unless Gaga somehow rigs up a slow-motion tidal wave to sweep her off the stage, we’re pretty sure Stevie will dominate this one.

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Miley Cyrus Will Make Surprise Appearance On Idol Tonight

A few weeks ago on America Idol, this season’s mentor, Jimmy Iovine called contestant Lauren Alaina “a much stronger singer” than Miley Cyrus as Alaina rehearsed Miley’s song “The Climb.” Iovine backtracked the next week, telling us that he was only saying that to boost Alaina’s self-esteem before showtime. (Not that it wasn’t true, she’s still our pick to win this thing, we love that girl.) It turns out, Iovine was also backtracking because he felt bad about what he said. A source tells E! Online “Jimmy apologized and personally asked Miley to come on” Idol to mentor Alaina this week because he’s been a fan of hers and regretted his remarks.

Does this mean that each contestant will get their own mentor tonight, or just Lauren? We’re not sure — guess we’ll have to watch to find out. It’s Carole King night, by the way, so we’re fully expecting (hoping!) that someone will sing the theme song to Gilmore Girls.

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Steven Tyler Admits To Relapsing (With Joe Perry!) Before He Joined Idol


Steven Tyler went to rehab after multiple leg surgeries in 2008, but in his new Rolling Stone cover story, the Aerosmith singer says he—and guitarist Joe Perry—actually used drugs together during a scrapped recording session around 2009. “It was just like 30 years before,” he explained. “I whipped out mine, he whipped out his and we got high together again. I say to Joe, ‘Wow, man, how you been, it’s been, what, 17 years since we got high together? Joe, you’ve been f—ing running away from me ever since.’” Unsurprisingly, their relapse affected their work. “Joe was high and he couldn’t play. I couldn’t sing, really, because I was snorting everything, and it f—s up your throat. It was the wrong time.”Aerosmith nearly split in late 2009, when Tyler began working on his upcoming autobiography and the band accused him of relapsing. Perry refused to comment on the new allegations, though Aerosmith will reportedly appear on American Idol with Tyler later this eason.

Tyler also talks in the interview about nearly joining Led Zeppelin in 2008  (“I decided, ‘Well, I know that I’m mad at [Aerosmith], but I’m not that mad’”), planning his first solo album (one track is titled “Bobbing For Piranha”!) and his time on Idol (apparently he beat The Who’s Roger Daltrey—known Simon Cowell basher—for the gig!). “You know what, out of the 20 kids you saw tonight…if you could just sprinkle 10 years of smoking pot, getting f—ed up, getting laid, getting f—ed, and 10 years of just life, which one of those people wouldn’t be a star?” Somehow we don’t think we’ve seen the last Steven Tyler f-bomb on Idol.

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J. Lo And Marc Anthony To Start Their Own Singing Competition

Jennifer Lopez must really love her job on American Idol (and not just because of all the kissing), because she’s branching out and turning the gig into a family business. Lopez and Marc Anthony have created a new reality competition tentatively called Que Viva, where they will seek out the best Latin American music stars from south of the border.

The show will be produced by Simon Fuller and XIX Entertainment, the same producers of Idol, and it’s expected that Lopez will stay on board at Idol for at least one more season. We’ve said it before, but we do love Lopez on the show, she has the maternal warmth that Paula Abdul sort of had, but with a lot less crazy and a lot less palm-clapping. Doing this new show and searching for an artist with roots close to her own is a great fit.

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