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CMAs Fashion: A Red Hot Taylor Swift, Sheer & Sexy Carrie Underwood & More

November 7th, 2013 8:44am EST
Taylor Swift
Nashville, Tennessee, was hopping last night as performers overtook the town for the Country Music Awards (CMAs).

Taylor Swift, who received the Pinnacle Award, popped on the red carpet in a flowing crimson gown with matching ruby red lips. She knotted her hair back at the nape of her neck.

Carrie Underwood looked incredible in a sheer pink sequined dress that showed off her legs. She swept her long blonde hair to the side.

Miranda Lambert wore an electric blue gown embellished with some sparkles, while her husband Blake Shelton opted for jeans, cowboy boots and a black jacket, vest and ...
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Miranda Lambert & Carmen Electra Are Leggy At The American Country Awards - See Event Photos!

December 11th, 2012 9:58am EST
Miranda Lambert
The 2012 American Country Awards took place at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Monday night, and the stars rocked the red carpet in sexy and glamorous gowns.

Miranda Lambert dazzled in a black and silver high-necked mini dress. She wore several chunky rings accentuated by bright pink nailpolish and carried a metallic clutch.

Carmen Electra dazzled in two different looks. First she wore a sleek black gown with a slit up the thigh and cut outs on the side of her torso. She also wore a white dress that showed off her ample cleavage with a criss-cross design over her bodice.

C...
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CMT Awards Winners & Fashion: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & More!

June 7th, 2012 8:38am EDT
Carrie Underwood
On Wednesday night, Carrie Underwood dominated the CMT Music Awards by taking home two trophies - her duet with Brad Paisley "Remind Me" won Collaborative Video Of The Year, and "Good Girl" was named Video Of The Year.

The "American Idol" starlet looked sexy in a short sequined dress with black heels and a matching clutch.

Another "Idol" star, Scotty McCreery, won Breakthrough Video Of The Year for "The Trouble With Girls," while Lady Antebellum took home Group Video Of The Year for "We Owned The Night." Sugarland won Duo Video Of The Year for "I Got You."

Miranda Lambert scooped up Fema...
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American Country Awards Fashion: Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks & More!

December 6th, 2011 8:29am EST
Carrie Underwood
The second annual American Country Awards took place in Las Vegas last night. Carrie Underwood, who took home three awards, looked cute as a button in a strapless white dress and purple cuffed pumps.

Kristin Chenoweth made fans green with envy in a cleavage revealing gown, while Jordin Sparks looked sophisticated in an off-the-shoulder white dress.

The boys from The Band Perry channeled the '70s with butterfly collared shirts, and Jason Aldean tore up the red carpet in ripped jeans.

Check out all the fashion in the following pages!

Jordin Sparks

Kristin Chenoweth

Lauren Alai...
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Millions Watch As 'American Idol' Finalists Scotty McCreery & Lauren Alaina Mess Up On Thanksgiving (Video & Parade Pics)

November 25th, 2011 5:00pm EST
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
The stars were out on the streets of New York City for the 85th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, including Neil Diamond (who's releasing yet another greatest hits album Dec. 6), Cee Lo Green, Avril Lavigne, Mary J. Blige and American Idol winner Scotty McCreery.

All the real stars were there too - Kermit the Frog, Mickey Mouse, Spider-Man, Spongebob and tons of other, all capped off by the arrival of the one and only Santa Claus.

Unfortunately for Scotty, though, he inadvertently let us all in on a little-known secret about the parade - he flubbed his chance to make peo...
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Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery, And Pia Toscano Reveal Music Videos - Who Has The Best?

August 11th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Scotty McCreery
It's the next big event after the American Idol winner is crowned: The first music video! This year, Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina released their music videos on the same week to help everyone through the off-season.

Scotty McCreery offers this music video to his song, "I Love You This Big." It's definitely seasonal, with a barbeque and a summer day.

Lauren Alaina released the music video for "Like my Mother Does," and she put all of those old family videos and pictures to good use! Her real mother is featured throughout the video in old footage.

Fin...
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Jennifer Lopez Signs On To Judge 'American Idol' For One More Year

August 10th, 2011 10:06pm EDT
Jennifer Lopez
Superstar Jennifer Lopez has officially signed on to return as an American Idol judge for a second season of the hit TV talent show.

The singer/actress was recently said to have agreed a deal with Fox TV executives worth a staggering $20 million, but had yet to sign on the dotted line.

However, producer Nigel Lythgoe has now confirmed Lopez will reunite with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and record producer Randy Jackson on the judging panel for the upcoming 11th series of the talent competition.

Making the announcement on Idol host Ryan Seacrest's Los Angeles radio show on Wednesday, ...
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Adele Holds Top Position On Pop Charts

June 2nd, 2011 9:04am EDT
Adele
Adele has scored a fourth week at the top of the U.S. pop charts as "American Idol" finalists Scott McCreery and Lauren Alaina charge into the new top 20.

The Brit's "Rolling in the Deep" keeps Pitbull's "Give Me Everything" off the top of the Billboard countdown, which will officially be revealed on Thursday, while Katy Perry's "E.T." rounds out the top three.

But the big talking point of the new chart is the debuts of McCreery and Alaina. Idol champion McCreery scores the Hot 100's Hot Shot Debut with victory ballad "I Love You This Big" at 11, while Alaina's "Like My Mother Does" debut...
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'American Idol's' Lauren Alaina Hints At Relationship With Scotty McCreery

May 26th, 2011 11:46am EDT
Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina hint at relationship
Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina might be more than competitors on American Idol. Runner-up Alaina even hints that they might be dating.

American Idol’s Lauren Alaina might have come in second on the show, but she might just be number one in winner Scotty McCreery’s heart. The question everyone wants to know today: Are they dating?

The questions started when Alaina kissed McCreery on the lips after he was crowned the new American Idol.

"I kissed him on the lips," Alaina told an Entertainment Tonight reporter at the Idol after party.

So, are they dating?

"He might be my boyfriend, he...
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'American Idol' Finale Mega-Diary: The Blow-by-Blow Of Scotty McCreery's Big Win

May 26th, 2011 9:50am EDT
Scotty McCreery learns that he is the next American Idol
Last year, I wondered if, in the midst of Simon’s departure and one of the show’s worst seasons both from a quality and ratings standpoint, if the finale of this show was going to be worth the mega-diary treatment next year.

Well, it turns out it is, as ‘Idol’ came back better than anyone could have realistically expected. I couldn’t be happier, and here’s the mega-diary to prove it!

8:04 – 4 Minutes in and we still haven’t finished the introductions. But at least we got a Lori Loughlin sighting!

8:04 – Really? Scotty fans packed the RBC Center to do…nothing? They can’t even do that for ...
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Scotty McCreery Wins 'American Idol'

May 26th, 2011 12:08am EDT
American Idol
After more than 122 million votes the verdict is in: country singer Scotty McCreery is the new American Idol!

Scotty defeated fellow country singer Lauren Alaina, who was given the edge by judges after Tuesday night's performances.

Host Ryan Seacrest made the announcement after an action-packed show featuring performances by Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Jack Black, Gladys Knight, Marc Anthony and even metal gods Judas Priest. Idol's two new Judges, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler were even in on the action - J. Lo danced backup to hubby Anthony's performance and Tyler belted out a rousing, yet run...
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'Idol' Finalist Lauren Alaina 'Sprained' Her Vocal Cords

May 25th, 2011 11:13am EDT
Lauren Alaina
A top doctor was called to the set of American Idol on Tuesday to save wannabe star Lauren Alaina's voice for the penultimate episode of the TV talent show.

The pressure got the better of the young singer as she rehearsed for her big night - and it cost her voice. Worried producers considered replacing Alaina with Haley Reinhart, who was voted off the show last week, as doctors attempted to make sure the country singer would be OK for the live performance show.

During the program she had to belt out a personal favorite, a tune chosen for her by former Idol winner Carrie Underwood and a ...
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'American Idol' Recap: Was This The Most Boring Finale Ever?

May 25th, 2011 9:35am EDT
Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery
The most boring finalists ever. That seemed to be the conventional wisdom going into the evening. That, despite a strong start, this season of ‘Idol’ was destined to fall into oblivion with two dull finalists that wouldn’t be able to deliver the finale this Renaissance season deserved.

Yes, that might be true. It may have been more interesting to see James square off against Pia or Jacob take on Haley, but that doesn’t necessarily mean this is the most boring collection of contestants ever, does it?

Here’s a ranking of finale pairings from least boring to most boring:

9 (Least Boring): S...
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'American Idol' Recap - Haley Reinhart Finally Goes Home + Special Power Rankings

May 20th, 2011 9:17am EDT
Haley Reinhart is eliminated on AMERICAN IDOL
Well, it wasn’t for not trying. If there’s one contestant this year who really developed and emerged over the course of the season it was Haley Reinhart. Look at where she started. A frizzy-haired oversinging novice who only got through because of the softest judging panel since the OJ Jury.

From there she barely snuck through every step of the way and had me flabbergasted that the judges selected her as a Wild Card. I was surprised she even got the chance to sing a second time.

Somehow, she finagled her way into the top 13 only to sit on the bottom of my power rankings just about every s...
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'American Idol' Recap: The Final Three Do Battle With Help From Beyonce

May 19th, 2011 9:44am EDT
Haley Reinhart performs
Raise your game. This was a favorite catchphrase of Simon’s back when he was still judging things, and something, after James Durbin’s exit, ‘Idol’ needed desperately for its contestants to do tonight.

It’s not like James was the first major shocker and big time talent to bite the dust this year, but so far the talent has been so deep that the show’s been able to brush off the loss of talent as there’s always been a transcendent contestant waiting behind.

Well that’s not really the case anymore. Scotty’s great, but we know what we’re getting from him every time. Haley’s definitely improve...
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'American Idol' Recap: James Durbin Goes Home In Another Shocker + Power Rankings

May 13th, 2011 9:23am EDT
James Durbin is eliminated
Now this one I just can’t figure out.

To me, there were three major talents on the show this year. Three performers that transcended the confines of this karaoke competition show and actually seemed like they could be recording artists. Those three were Pia, Jacob and James. And now none of them have made it to the top three.

I can understand what happened to the first two. Pia, for some reason, was overly criticized by the judges to the point that America was being told she was the worst contestant. Jacob just never seemed to connect with the audience. But James…I just didn’t get James.
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'American Idol Recap': The Final Four Square Off With Help From Lady Gaga

May 12th, 2011 9:17am EDT
AMERICAN IDOL James Durbin
Gaga! Lieber and Stoller! The chance to be celebrated at home! ‘Idol’ rushed right into last night and so will we. Let’s get right to the recap…

So who was up to the challenge? Read on to find out…

James Durbin’s First Performance: “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey

Steven Said: You did it right.

J-Lo Said: It was a really really great job.

Randy Said: That was the highest degree of difficulty and you did it.

The Verdict:

Here’s the problem with this performance and it underscores the major problem with this show in general: The time constraints forced it to be so incredibly rushed. T...
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'American Idol' Recap: Jacob Lusk Exits And J-Lo Takes The Stage

May 6th, 2011 9:21am EDT
Jacob Lusk is eliminated
After weeks of making the same prediction, I’m finally right.

It was easy to feel it coming. For some reason the audience never quite connected with Jacob. He was always in and around the bottom three, never quite got the cheers, and the judges were always very restrained in their praising him.

I’ve never understood any of this. To me, Jacob was the best contestant this year by a long shot, and the best since Adam Lambert – maybe even better. Yes, he had a tendency to veer into oversinging territory on more than one occasion and he may have been a bit too ostentatious for some people’s ta...
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'American Idol' Recap: It's Twice As Nice As The Contestants Sing Two Songs Each

May 5th, 2011 9:26am EDT
James Durbin
This is where the real competition finally begins.

I’ve long been an advocate of a different voting format than the one employed on this show: Make the voting cumulative for the first half-dozen performance shows and once we get down to the two-a-nights, make it a straight up elimination round where you vote contestants off.

That system is much more fair because now the contestants are afforded the chance to make a mistake with either a song choice or a bad few bars and still recover due to their singing two songs each night.

It also means that if a contestant is significantly better tha...
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'American Idol' Recap: Casey Abrams Goes Home + Power Rankings

April 29th, 2011 9:21am EDT
Casey Abrams Goes Home
At long last, my personal ‘Idol’ nightmare is over.

I feel a bit bad reveling in the fact that Casey’s dream died last evening. At least I would if I actually thought it was his dream. Casey’s definitely a guy more comfortable dodging smoke rings in a leatherette-festooned lounge than he is on the ‘Idol’ stage. But why wouldn’t he be on the show? No matter what your taste or style, it’s hard to deny the stage. And even if it’s not an opportunity Casey would necessarily want, I’m sure he’s disappointed.

So should I gloat? Should I pile on Casey in the wake of his being ousted from the bigg...
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'American Idol' Recap: The Contestants Do Carole King Proud

April 28th, 2011 9:33am EDT
Jacob Lusk and James Durbin
I’ve eaten a lot of crow this year between the saying Scotty had no chance to win and proclaiming Molly Dewolf Swenson the most beautiful woman on the planet (okay, I was right about that one), but I was never as wrong about anything as I was about the restrictive theme nights.

It seems this year, the more restrictive the theme, the better the contestants have been. They blew it out on Elton John night, did a solid Motown evening and haven’t had any trouble adapting their styles to whatever song choice or genre is thrown at them.

In fact, tonight, on an evening devoted entirely to Carole ...
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'American Idol' Recap: Stefano Langone Goes Home, Katy Perry & Kanye West Perform 'ET'

April 22nd, 2011 9:19am EDT
AI Stefano Goes Home
It took awhile to do it, but America finally put Stefano out of his misery.

For weeks it seemed like Stefano was just marking time. He hit the bottom three in what seemed like every single results show and carried that weight to each performance. This caused each of his songs to transform into a desperate plea for votes as he overextended himself to no end in an attempt to win people over.

But it never seemed to work. Try as he could, Stefano never quite connected. It could have been an obsession with perfection, it might have been flirty cockiness, it may have been the fact that he simpl...
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'American Idol' Recap: The Contestants Bring it on 21st Century Night

April 21st, 2011 9:23am EDT
James Durbin
I’ve been extremely hard on the judges all season (justifiably so, I think) but it’s caused me to overlook the show’s big bright spot: The addition of Jimmy Iovine.

While the judges have sugarcoated everything like a trio of stage parents, Iovine has worked hard to make the contestants better. He’s often harsh, extremely honest and his suggestions are normally spot on. Just look at last week when he warned Casey away from ‘Nature Boy’ and suggest Scotty stick with ‘Everybody’s Talkin’’. Scotty laid an egg with a boring George Strait song and Casey absolutely made a mockery out of all thing...
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'American Idol' Recap: Paul McDonald Goes Home On An Entertaining Results Show

April 15th, 2011 8:11am EDT
American Idol
After a year of curses, one of my favorites finally goes home.

I’ve had terrible trouble with my favorite American Idol contestants this year. First, there was my favorite contestant of all time (Molly Dewolf Swenson) being cruelly cast away before I even got a chance to see her sing again. Then there was my hastily thrown together favoritism of Tim Halperin (really, just a rebound favorite) that sent him packing the next week. With all this, I decided to keep my two favorites in the top 13 a secret, lest I doom them again. But now it doesn’t matter for one of them, as Paul is gone.

I rea...
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'American Idol' Recap: The Contestants (& Judges) Disappoint On Movie Night

April 14th, 2011 8:10am EDT
American Idol
I just couldn’t wait to see how they did.

For once, I’m not talking about the contestants. Last night it was the judges’ performance that had me most anxious for the show to begin. After Pia’s exit, they’d been taking a ton of flak from myself and endless other ‘ American Idol’ recappers saying it was finally time for them to toughen up.

And this was the perfect night to test. After weeks and weeks of solid performances all down the line, last night we got our first really consistently bad night from the contestants. A night that totally blew out my restrictive theme theory – because last...
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'American Idol' Recap: Pia Toscano Goes Home On A Stunning Results Show

April 8th, 2011 9:14am EDT
Pia Toscano is eliminated
And once again, the judges have ruined the show.

Pia’s insane, stupid and shocking ouster last night is bound to bring forth a lot of theories: That voting is so dominated by young girls that females are at a decided disadvantage, that this is a competition dominated by guitar-voting boys and the rest is immaterial, and that the Producers rigged the voting to drive more interest. All of that will be in play, but I choose to ignore all those theories and put the blame for Pia’s leaving in one place: The judges’ table.

In the midst of a typical judging performance on a show night – that is ...
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'American Idol' Recap: The Contestants Rock Some Hall of Famers

April 7th, 2011 9:31am EDT
Pia Toscano
It’s official: These judges stink.

At the beginning of the year, all anybody wanted to talk about was American Idol's new judging panel. After all, Simon was gone and this was one of the biggest casting shifts on a hit TV show since Darrin got replaced by Darrin on ‘Bewitched’.

On those initial shows, the judges were a breath of fresh air. Gone was the snarkiness and waiting around for Simon to speak and in was a cohesive unit that actually seemed to enjoy each other.

All was right in ‘Idol’ land and when an incredible batch of contestants (spearheaded by the wonderful Molly Dewolf Swens...
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'American Idol' Recap: Thia And Naima Go Home On A Revamped Results Show

April 1st, 2011 9:29am EDT
Naima and Thia eliminated
It only took them ten seasons, but the ‘Idol’ producers finally got it right.

Last night’s results show was the first in the show’s history that didn’t seem forced; didn’t seem like two-thirds filler, and didn’t feel like we were just sloughing through the hour while we waited for the 90 seconds we actually want to see. This was a results show that moved through swiftly with segments we actually wanted to watch.

And it was so simple: Just divide the group performances into several parts. Instead of trotting all the contestants out for one lame lip-synched choreography train, just put them...
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'American Idol' Recap: Elton John Brings Out The Contestants' Best

March 31st, 2011 9:33am EDT
Paul McDonald
I guess sometimes the music’s all that matters.

After promising us no restrictive theme nights this year, the ‘Idol’ producers follow Motown night with a night devoted to not just one musical style, but one musical artist: Elton John. But unlike Motown, this one worked almost down the line.

I think it’s a case of addition by subtraction. The contestants last night were limited to so few songs, but almost all of John’s are so good that it didn’t matter. No matter which way a contestant went, they’d be able to pick a great tune and work with the producers who really on point this week: The ...
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'American Idol' Recap: The Idols Tackle (and get tackled by) Motown

March 24th, 2011 9:32am EDT
Naima Adedapo performs on AMERICAN IDOL
Lies, such miserable lies. We were promised coming into this season that the restrictive theme nights had gone the way of the dodo. That we’d no longer have to watch anybody struggle outside their comfort zone in a way that would impede their development as artists.

Well, that lasted…three shows. Because last night was Motown night on ‘Idol’ and the Detroit soul was on parade for everyone to mangle.

Yes, one week after ‘Idol’ delivered its best show in years by turning away from those thematic restrictions, it went right back to its old ways, forcing soulful pop from the likes of Scotty M...
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