It's no secret that American Idol has been at the bottom of the reality singing competition totem pole for some time now…
And that's why the show's host, Ryan Seacrest, has a very important message for once super-fans that might've "checked out" over the past few years…
HE WANTS YOU BACK for season 13!
During an interview at Z100's Jingle Ball in NYC this past weekend, the media king shared how a new judging line-up will reinvigorate the series:
Awww! How sweet of her!
Jennifer Lopez was spotted in West Hollywood last night at Craig's Restaurant celebrating her good friend Thalia who just received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
We love that she's so supportive!
The singer attended the dinner with her boyf Casper Smart and even showed up with some wrapped pressies for Thalia!
It's nice to see that the American Idol judge took time off from her super busy schedule, what with filming her new movie The Boy Next Door and trying to get her name changed, to celebrate this huge milestone!
But Jenny from the block wasn't the only celeb in attendance! Leah Remini also showed up to support Thalia! It must have an AH-MAZE evening full of friends, family, and celebrations!
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Nicki Minaj & Mariah Carey's fierce feuding may have been exciting in theory, but American Idol's ratings were down in the dumps last year!
Longtime fans (and FOX execs) hope the Season 13 reshuffle will reinvigorate the popular franchise!!!
Ch-ch-check out a clip (above)!
Jennifer Lopez & Harry Connick Jr. seem right at home up there on the judge's panel!!
And Keith Urban looks sooooo relieved to have finally found a stress-free workplace!
American Idol returns to FOX on January 14th.
Ch-ch-check out another teaser (below)!
Awww! We love songs with a meaning, especially ones we can play during the Holidaze!!
Crystal Bowersox, a former American Idol runner-up, has just released an AH-Mazing new song for the holidays titled Coming Out For Christmas and it's so sweet!
The song is basically about coming out to your family and still being welcomed home for the holidays!!
We love that Crystal, a constant supporter of the gay community, created an inspiring song like this!!!
Ch-ch-check out the song (above) and listen to the sweet message she delivers in it!!!
Good to see you two are going strong and those pesky rumors weren't true!
Jennifer Lopez was spotted with her beau Casper Smart as she arrived in Rome yesterday and the two were both bundled up in two black coats to keep them nice and toasty!!
They sure do like the color black! LOLz!!
We wonder what she's doing in Rome?! Taking a vacation? We hope so!
She's had so much going on lately!
Between her American Idol judging duties, her upcoming performance at the American Music Awards, filming her next movie, The Boy Next Door, and getting two FIERCE Barbie's modeled after her gorgeous mug, the singer is a busy, busy, bee!!
Take some time to relax with your man!
You deserve it!
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Today is shaping up to be a glorious day!!!
First, a kidnapped llama was finally reunited with its hometown hockey team!
Also, Jennifer Hudson was awarded her very own place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! The super-talented singer was quite literally cemented into the pantheon of El Lay's greatest stars! Woo hoo! It's an AH-Mazing honor she totes deserves.
After the ultra-lovely proceedings, the American Idol starlet excitedly tweeted:
The gloves are off and the claws are out!
We thought Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj would be able to put their feud to the side now that they're no longer working on American Idol anymore. But we were sooooo, SOOOO wrong!
Mariah seems to have unleashed on Nicki during a recent interview. And boy did she let her real, brutal feelings out about her former fellow judge!
We knew the ladiez weren't totes bestiez, but DAYUM! Who knew this shizz was this bad?!
Ch-ch-check out the slams Mariah appears to be throwing Nicki's way…AFTER THE JUMP!!