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Adam Lambert Joins Iggy Azalea As The Next Judge On X Factor Australia! See His Excited Announcement!

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What a thrilling time for Adam Lambert!

Following Iggy Azalea's X Factor Australia announcement about a week ago, Adam took to Twitter on Tuesday to reveal that he'll also join the show as its THIRD judge for season eight.

Singer-songwriter Guy Sebastian signed onto the competition just yesterday.

Video: Watch Taylor Shake It Off For X Factor Australia!

Considering A.L. is a former American Idol star (he also appeared on AI as a guest judge last year), we imagine he'll be a great fit for the role. It will also be interesting to see how the singer and Iggy act towards each other — they're both self-admitted divas, after all!

So, without further ado, check out the 34-year-old's announcement (below)!

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American Idol Alum Constantine Maroulis' Baby Momma Angel Reed Arrested After Kid Pick Up Turned Physical

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Talk about baby momma drama.

On Friday, it was revealed that American Idol alum Constantine Maroulis' baby momma Angel Reed was arrested after an innocent drop by to pick up their five year old turned physical. Oh no!

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The Rock of Ages alum defends she was simply picking up her daughter from Constantine's house when the 40-year-old started taunting by recording videos of her on his phone. The annoyance obviously escalated as the twosome got into a heated argument which became physical.

Reportedly, Angel made a move to

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Simon Cowell Has Gone Soft On Contestants — And It's All Because Of Being A Daddy!

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All it took was the miracle of child birth!

If you watched the season 11 premiere of America's Got Talent on Tuesday, you may have noticed that Simon Cowell seemed to be a bit softer in his responses than he has been in the past — and now we know why!

Related: Sharon Osbourne Is Returning To The X Factor!

During Cowell's time on American Idol as well as X Factor, the British judge made a name for himself with his quick wit and sharp tongued responses.

Well apparently having little baby Eric with Lauren Silverman has changed all that as the 56-year-old dished to People saying:

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Fantasia Barrino Is Back With A SexXxy New Single All About Sleeping With The One I Love!

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This is simply fantastic!

Fantasia Barrino may not be the most celebrated American Idol winner of all time, but she's certainly one of the most talented.

But just in case you don't believe us, you should probably listen to her new single Sleeping With The One I Love before passing any judgment.

Video: Fantasia Performs With Patti LaBelle At The Tony Awards!

The R&B ballad is the third single off Fantasia's upcoming fifth studio album The Definition Of… and it's by far our favorite track we've heard from her so far!

Plus, if you like what you hear, you can pick up The Definition Of… when it drops Friday, June 10.

Way to slay, Fantasia!

Ch-ch-check out Fantasia's Sleeping With The One I Love audio (above)!!!

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Former American Idol Host Brian Dunkleman's Estranged Spouse Labels Him As 'Physically Abusive' In New Court Docs

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This is a really ugly case of he said/she said.

While former American Idol host Brian Dunkleman's crumbling nine year marriage was already in bad shape, it recently just got A LOT worse.

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For those who don't know, Brian and his estranged spouse Kalea Dunkleman have been battling over their 3-year-old son Jackson for a while now. The war took a turn for the worse earlier this month when B.D. took Jackson from California to his native home of New York where he successfully obtained an emergency order retaining sole legal and primary physical custody of the boy.

Immediately after the actor took the couple's son out of state, Kalea fired back with an INTENSE appeal to the judge's decision and legal separation petition on May 9, claiming her ex is "physically abusive" as well as "constantly angry". K.D. also went on to allege in legal docs obtained by People Magazine that Brian's characterization of her as a dangerous alcoholic is "markedly different" from the truth.

According to papers filed by Ms. Dunkleman, she did struggle with alcohol at some point after giving birth to Jackson due to the high stress of her job (the momma worked as a publicist for high-profile chefs), and the fact that she was the main provider of income for her family. Coupled with being a new mom, the responsibilities of her life simply became too overwhelming.

The sad docs state:

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