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American Idols, Where Are They Now?

April 10th, 2014 9:00pm EDT
American Idols, Where Are They Now?
Once known as the show that could instantly make you a star, "American Idol" has suffered lackluster ratings and has had as many "Idols" fail as succeed. Still, the winners that America voted for have not always stayed within the realm of music, some have spread their wings to the acting world as well. Some of the more popular winners are still in the spotlight, some have faded into obscurity, Here is the latest on what many of your favorite "American Idol" winners have been up to since winning.

Kelly Clarkson

Season 1

Undoubtedly the most popular and best-known of all the "American Idol...

The Biggest Losers: Celebrities Who Have Lost Over 50 Pounds!

March 22nd, 2014 8:00pm EDT
The Biggest Losers: Celebrities Who Have Lost Over 50 Pounds!
Singer Jordin Sparks made a drastic lifestyle change to drop more than 50 pounds over two and a half years. In 2011 she told People magazine what her "secret" was: "It was just a shift in my thinking. Instead of talking about being more active, I just got up and did it. There's no secret. Anybody can do it."

The former "American Idol" star told Life & Style magazine that the extra weight was like carrying a 5-year-old child.

"By March of last year [2012], I lost 50. And then I maintained it for the rest of the year. I was in the gym all day long. When I got up I would hike, then I would g...

Jason Derulo gives Jordin Sparks 10,000 roses

February 16th, 2014 1:50pm EST
Jason Derulo
Jason Derulo gave Jordin Sparks 10,000 roses for Valentine's Day.
The 'Talk Dirty' singer went one better than Kanye West - who gifted his wife-to-be, Kim Kardashian, "a thousand" roses - by filling a suite at the Redbury Hotel in Los Angeles with the bright red flowers.
He wrote on Twitter: "10,000 roses fill this suite! I only wish I could've fit 10,000 more in here! (sic)"
Jordin, 24, was amazed by the lavish gift when her fiancè surprised her with them.
She tweeted: "Completely overwhelmed by 10,000 roses today from, my love, @jasonderulo. They're so beautiful! Omg.... (sic)."
Jordin t...

Jason Derulo 'grown up' since breaking his neck

January 28th, 2014 1:20am EST
Jason Derulo
Jason Derulo has "really grown up" since breaking his neck.
The 'Talk Dirty' singer suffered a huge setback when he snapped one of his vertebrae while rehearsing for a tour in 2012 - an injury that could have left him paralyzed - and since he has healed he looks upon life differently.
Speaking at the US edition of OK! Magazine's Pre-Grammys Party this weekend, He said: "It was a very, very crazy experience, obviously breaking your neck is not something you think is ever going to happen to you, but I learned a lot from it man, and I feel like I've really grown up from it. Life is a little ...

Jason Derulo reveals teenage pin-ups

December 30th, 2013 10:20am EST
Jason Derulo
Jason Derulo used to have pictures of Beyonce, Shakira and Carmen Electra on his wall.
The 'Ridin' Solo' singer used to put pictures of female pop superstars in his bedroom when he grew up in Miami, Florida, and now he's so famous he's meeting the same girls he grew up ogling.
He said: "I had lots of posters of famous women I liked - Beyonce, Shakira, Carmen Electra... I actually told Carmen Electra when I met her and she said, 'You make me feel so old!' "
The 24-year-old singer is in a relationship with Jordin Sparks and says suffering a broken neck during tour rehearsals last year helped...

Jason Derulo treats Jordin Sparks to new BMW

December 30th, 2013 4:20am EST
Jason Derulo
Jason Derulo treated his girlfriend Jordin Sparks to a brand new BMW for Christmas.
The 24-year-old singer splashed out on the champagne-colored vehicle and then decorated it with two orange bows before surprising the 24-year-old beauty over the festive period, and she took to Instagram to express her delight at receiving the generous gift.
In a message accompanying a picture of the motor, she wrote: "I still can't believe it! He surprised me on Christmas but I wanted to make sure I wasn't dreaming before I posted it! ha! Thank you so much @jasonderulo! I love you baby! Omg omg omg. (sic)...

2013 American Music Awards Fashion: A Sexy Ke$ha, Skinny Aguilera, Sequined Swift

November 25th, 2013 9:56am EST
Several stars walked the 41st Annual American Music Awards red carpet in their Sunday best last night.  Pop singer Ke$ha showed some leg in a black, one-shouldered gown with a thigh-high slit up the right leg.

She dyed her blonde hair pastel pink and turquoise. The singer performed "Timber" with Pitbull during the broadcast.

Taylor Swift took home four awards for "Artist of the Year," "Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist," "Favorite Country Female Artist" and "Favorite Country Album for 'Red'." The 5-foot-10-inch tall singer rocked a gold sequined mini skirt.

Christina Aguilera looked slim a...

Hapless chef Jason Derulo

October 20th, 2013 4:20am EDT
Jason Derulo
Jason Derulo can't cook.
The 'Talk Dirty' hitmaker - who is dating Jordin Sparks - admits he is hapless in the kitchen and struggles with even the most basic recipes.
He said: "I'm the worst cook you'll ever meet. I cooked rice one time and the bottom was burnt and the top was raw. I was so confused.
"I can't even cook a hot dog properly, but I've tried grilling a really thin steak for a few minutes each side and having that with salad and mustard. It was supposed to be easy."
Jason admitted he would have to order take-out if he was ever caught be a surprise visit from friends.
He said: "I'...

Jordin Sparks: 'Whitney Houston was amazing on Sparkle set'

October 14th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Whitney Houston
Jordin Sparks recalls a magical moment with her late movie mum whenever she's felling low, because Whitney Houston made her feel special on the set of their film Sparkle.

The singer gives Houston full credit for giving her the confidence she needed for her film debut, revealing she even showed up on set on her day off to give her co-star a boost.

In an interview with Queen Latifah on her U.S. daytime talk show, Sparks says, "It was my first role and it was a lot to take on - I was scared. I was like, 'Please God, please let me not suck'.

"But when we were shooting the final scene, and I...

Cory Monteith's Glee tribute scores big ratings

October 11th, 2013 3:20pm EDT
Cory Monteith
'Glee's Cory Monteith tribute led to the show's biggest ratings in over a year.
The hit musical comedy paid homage to its late leading actor - who died from "a mixed drug toxicity" consisting of heroin and alcohol in July - and the highly anticipated episode drew big numbers for US channel FOX, with 7.4 milion viewers tuning in last night (10.10.13).
The emotional show scored a 2.8 in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic, which marked its highest rating since September 2012.
The episode, titled 'The Quarterback', centred on the death of Cory's character Finn Hudson and featured a tear-jerki...

Jason Derulo: 'Accident forced me to quit hardcore drinking'

September 17th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Jason Derulo
R&B star Jason Derulo was on a path to destruction before breaking his neck last year (12) because he had gotten used to "hardcore drinking" every single night.

The Other Side hitmaker, 23, reveals his alcohol consumption had spiralled out of control as he travelled the world and it wasn't until he shattered his C-2 vertebrae while rehearsing for his tour that he realised he could no longer keep up his partying lifestyle.

In a candid interview with, he says, "When I was writing my second album I was drinking every single night, like hardcore. At one point I lost my vo...

Hot & Sexy VMAs Fashion: Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, More!

August 26th, 2013 8:25am EDT
Selena Gomez
The MTV Video Music Awards are one of the hottest events of the year. Both the music and celebrity attendees are usually smoking! The show is an opportunity for artists to show off their new music as well as their fabulous figures.

Selena Gomez, 21, looked amazing in a navy blue tear away dress that revealed a lot of leg and a black bustier underneath. She won Best Pop Video for "Come & Get It."

Miley Cyrus, 20, who has admitted to doing a lot of shopping at bondage stores, showed up on the red carpet wearing skintight black leggings and a cropped top embellished around the waist and cuff...

Jordin Sparks calling on fans to donate to clean water campaign

August 13th, 2013 8:50pm EDT
Jordin Sparks
R&B star Jordin Sparks is calling on fans to help save children's lives by promoting a campaign which aims to provide clean drinking water to communities in developing countries.

The No Air star was reduced to tears after watching the latest campaign video by WATERisLIFE, which charts the adventures of a four-year-old Kenyan boy as bosses at the charity help the youngster complete his bucket list, including riding on a boat and seeing the ocean.

The hard hitting campaign is aimed to highlight the fact that one in five children in developing countries, including Kenya, do not live to see ...

Teen Choice Awards Fashion: Nina Dobrev & Shay Mitchell Take The Plunge, Rebel Wilson Wears A Wetsuit & More!

August 12th, 2013 9:08am EDT
Nina Dobrev
Hollywood was full of hot young celebrities at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday night.

"The Vampire Diaries" star Nina Dobrev, above, made a printed pantsuit look sexy with a plunging neckline. "Pretty Little Liars" star Shay Mitchell also rocked a low-cut ensemble. She revealed a little side boob in a barely there white blouse and black trousers with gold pumps.

In contrast, funny lady Rebel Wilson covered up her curves in a pink and black wetsuit with her name blazoned across her chest.

While picking up her award for "Choice Actress in a Comedy" for her performance in "Pitch Perfect" s...

Gladys Knight feted at 365 Black Awards

July 8th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Gladys Knight
Soul star Gladys Knight was the toast of the 365 Black Awards in Louisiana on Saturday (06Jul13) as she was honoured for her long-running career and charitable efforts.

The singer was feted alongside supermodel Beverly Johnson at the 10th annual ceremony in New Orleans, held to recognise individuals "who are committed to making positive contributions that strengthen the African-American community".

Singers Deborah Cox, Yolanda Adams and Angie Stone stepped onstage at the Mahalia Jackson Theater to perform a tribute to Knight, who took to her page to write, "I'm honored (sic) t...

Jason Derulo: 'Jordin was instrumental to my recovery'

May 15th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Jason Derulo
R&B star Jason Derulo has heaped praise on his singer girlfriend Jordin Sparks for her efforts in aiding his recovery from a 2012 neck injury.

The Whatcha Say hitmaker fractured a vertebrae in his neck after falling awkwardly on his head during a dance routine practice and underwent several months of rehabilitation to recover.

The singer admits that the gruelling process was a humbling experience as he lost his independence and had to be assisted with the smallest of tasks, but insists that the everyday struggles brought him closer to the former American Idol star.

He tells E! News, "The...

Jordin Sparks Has 'Chipmunkface' Following Dental Surgery

March 7th, 2013 10:55am EST
Jordin Sparks
Earlier this week Jordin Sparks had dental surgery, and she has shared her experience with her Twitter followers.

She has spent the past two days on pain medication and says the side effects haven't been very pleasant.

She posted on Twitter on Tuesday: "Recovering from dental surgery yesterday. Jaw is sore & the meds make me nauseous. But I'm 1 step closer having my molar back! chipmunkface... These meds have me in the strangest haze."

The singer/actress fears that her condition may affect an upcoming acting job if she doesn't heal quickly. "How am I gonna do this audition w/ (with) my c...

2013 SAG Awards Fashion: Black, Navy Blue & Neutral Gowns Dominate

January 28th, 2013 9:19am EST
Jaimie Alexander
As we inch closer to the Academy Awards, tons of stars celebrated themselves at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Sunday night.

Jaimie Alexander of "The Last Stand" (above) was one of the few celebs who showed some skin on the red carpet in a low-cut black Marc Bouwer gown. Most opted for more conservative ensembles in black, navy blue, and other neutrals.

A handful stood out in bright colorful gowns, including Jessica Chastain and Kaley Cuoco in bright red and Lea Michele in a bright pink dress.

Jennifer Garner, whose husband Ben Affleck is earning accolades for "Argo," looked ele...

Miley Cyrus Wears A Slinky, Cut-Out Dress To VH1 Divas Concert - See Pics Of Stacy Keibler, Demi Lovato & More!

December 17th, 2012 9:35am EST
Miley Cyrus
Tons of celebrities (and pseudo celebrities) attended the VH1 Divas 2012 concert held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sunday.

Stars paid tribute to legendary late entertainers Whitney Houston and Donna Summer. Jordin Sparks, who co-starred with Houston in her last film, "Sparkle," before her death in February performed a medley of the star's hits with Melanie Fiona and Ledisi - "I'm Every Woman," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" and "How Will I Know."

Kelly Rowland, Adam Lambert and Keri Hilson honored Summer, who died in May, by performing "I Feel Love," "Bad Girls" and ...

Jordin Sparks Rocks A Tight Red Dress, Opens Up About Jason Derulo Romance

December 4th, 2012 10:00am EST
Jordin Sparks
Jordin Sparks attended KIIS FM's 2012 Jingle Ball at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday night, and she rocked a tight red dress at the event.

She brought her boyfriend Jason Derulo and recently opened up about the seriousness of their relationship. The couple has been dating for over a year, so is there an engagement in the future?

She told Life & Style on Dec. 2, "I don't want him to feel pressure and I don't want to be that girl, but I do find myself sometimes going, 'Wouldn't it be great?'"

When the former "American Idol" star promoted her new fragrance, Ambition, at a mall in...

'American Idol' Star Jordin Sparks Has Tips For Fellow Migraine Sufferers (sponsored)

November 17th, 2012 2:16pm EST
Jordin Sparks
American Idol winner Jordin Sparks is one of the many Americans who suffer from migraine headaches, and now she's working with Excedrin to spread the word about migraine awareness - and share her tips for managing them.

The singer/actress is the spokesperson for Excedrin's "Managing Migraines" campaign. The centerpiece of the campaign is the new "My Migraine Triggers" app, now available for free on iTunes, which allows individuals to track their migraine triggers and send relevant data to their doctor.

In addition to explaining how the app works, Jordin shared how she manages her migrai...

Miranda Kerr, Arianny Celeste, Kim Kardashian & More Of Our Favorite Summer 2012 Bikini Twitpics

September 3rd, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Miranda Kerr
For many people Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer, with the kids all back to school and most of the country dreading the coming of the winter months.

Labor Day weekend is also a time to celebrate with friends and family, by having one last hurrah before playtime is over. It's also one of the last times to hit the beach and check out those hot summer bikini bods.

To mark the end of summer, here are our favorite sexy bikini shots some of our favorite celebs have posted this summer.

We would normally be saddened by this, but deep down we know that plenty of celebs live in warmer loc...

Jordin Sparks Supports Nicki Minaj As Next 'Idol' Judge

August 30th, 2012 8:45am EDT
Jordin Sparks
Jordin Sparks has thrown her support behind Nicki Minaj in the race for a seat on the American Idol panel.

Producers behind the hit TV talent show are currently searching for a panelist to join newcomer Mariah Carey and record producer Randy Jackson for the next season following the departure of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.

Minaj is rumored to be in contention for the coveted job, and the show's former winner Sparks is convinced the rapper would make a great judge.

She tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "I think Nicki would be great. It would be so fun to see what she doe...

Jordin Sparks Shows Off Her Curves In A Tight White Dress At Tennis Tournament

August 28th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Jordin Sparks
Jordin Sparks performed during the opening ceremony of the 2012 US Open tennis tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City on Monday. The singer looked stunning in a form-fitted white dress with skin-toned pumps.

Sparks appears on the August cover of Shape magazine, showing off her hot new figure in a blue bikini. She said she lost weight by making changes in her lifestyle.

The singer will be honored with the prestigious Power of Youth award in New York City next month for her charitable contributions.

Sparks currently stars in "Sparkle" opposite the l...

Jonas Brothers And Jordin Sparks To Receive Charity Awards

August 18th, 2012 7:48pm EDT
Jonas Brothers
Singers The Jonas Brothers and Jordin Sparks are among the stars set to be honored with prestigious Power of Youth awards in New York City next month.

Actress Vanessa Hudgens, Modern Family star Sarah Hyland, The Vampire Diaries beauty Kat Graham, and Rock of Ages hunk Diego Boneta will also be feted by bosses at trade publication Variety for their charitable contributions during a special event on September 15.

And Boneta, who has worked extensively with the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children's Cancer & Hematology Clinic in Texas, hopes the accolade will inspire other entertainers to follow sui...

Bobbi Kristina Brown, Jordin Sparks & More Stars Sizzle At 'Sparkle' Premiere

August 17th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Bobbi Kristina Brown
Whitney Houston would have been proud of her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, who looked lovely on the red carpet for the singer's posthumous film "Sparkle."

Houston's daughter wore a black sequined bandage dress and cute feathered high heels. She was accompanied by her "adopted brother" Nick Gordon.

Before leaving for the event, Bobbi tweeted, "Off to the premiere ! Glammed and all! Time to walk this carpet&rep mommy like she would want me too (: god bless u all ! nickdgordon enjoy!"

She later added, "Wardrobe.. Whatcha think!?2nite was incredible..!#SPARKLE!@JordinSparks &all the cast, I...

Jordin Sparks Talks 'Sparkle' & Getting The Chills Watching Whitney Houston On Screen

August 15th, 2012 9:03am EDT
"Sparkle," starring the late Whitney Houston, hits theaters this weekend, and co-star Jordin Sparks has opened up about working with the famous songstress.

The former "American Idol" star told the Washington Post, "I read the script and fell in love with it. I related a lot to Sparkle. She's a girl with a dream, and she's gonna do whatever it takes to get to the top."

Sparks won the sixth season of the FOX singing competition and made the change to acting when her music career faltered.

"Sparkle," a remake of a 1976 musical, centers on a gifted Motown who vocalist (Sparks) who finds her ...

This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Jordan Sparks & Justin Bieber

August 10th, 2012 10:00am EDT
This week's rising star is Jordan Sparks!

I hate to admit it, but yes, I am an obsessive viewer of "American Idol." So much so, that I was disappointed I didn't get a phone call from Simon Cowell after the big judge shake-up pre-Ellen. So when i watched Jordan Sparks become the winner of "AI" in 2007, I knew they chose the right one.. I just hoped her win wouldn't let her end up like some of the other "Idols" that never really went anywhere after the show.

But Sparks kept her winning train going... she had big success on the music charts and now she's gearing up for her first film, "Spar...

Jordin Sparks Opens Up About Filming 'Sparkle' With Whitney Houston

August 6th, 2012 3:54pm EDT
Jordin Sparks
Singer/actress Jordin Sparks cut herself off from friends for two months after the death of her Sparkle co-star Whitney Houston as she struggled to come to terms with the devastating news.

The No Air hit-maker grew close to Houston while shooting the new rags-to-riches story last year and Sparks was preparing to hit the red carpet with the soul superstar at Clive Davis' pre-Grammys party in Hollywood in February when the icon was found dead in her Beverly Hills hotel room.

Recalling the horror of the night Houston died, she says, "I was about to go change into my dress and there was a k...

Tons Of Pics From The Teen Choice Awards: Bieber, Gomez, Lovato & More!

July 23rd, 2012 8:57am EDT
Demi Lovato
Hot, young Hollywood stars showed up at Sunday night's 2012 Teen Choice Awards in Universal City, California.

Demi Lovato wore a short, daring black, gray and yellow dress with a feathered hemline. Hayden Panettiere glittered in a gorgeous purple sequin gown and matching pumps, while Meagan Good showed off her abs in a sexy white and gray pantsuit.

"Glee" star Lea Michele sizzled in a short strapless number, while singer Jordin Sparks wore a flouncy black dress with a plunging neckline.

Fan favorites Justin Bieber and girlfriend Selena Gomez opted to walk the red carpet solo. Check out a...

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