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Show's Over for American Idol

The coming 15th season will be its last

(Newser) - Fox is lowering the curtain on American Idol, ending a series that dominated television throughout the 2000s and made stars of the likes of Simon Cowell, Kelly Clarkson, and Carrie Underwood. The network announced today that the reality competition will go off the air after its 15th and final season... More »

46 Treated for Booze at Keith Urban Show

Boston performance was 'nutso,' singer says

(Newser) - A Keith Urban concert near Boston last night resulted in a lot more reckless behavior than police expected. Some 46 people received medical treatment and 22 were hospitalized, mostly for alcohol-related illnesses, Reuters reports. "Last evening's Keith Urban concert was not anticipated to present with the volume of... More »

5 Celeb Couples Who Used Surrogate Moms

Including one couple who had twins

(Newser) - Sometimes celebrity babies come into the world via a surrogate mom—and Radar rounds up 10 such cases. A sampling:
  • Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick used a surrogate mother to give birth to their twins , and during the pregnancy, Parker feared for the surrogate mom's safety thanks to
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New Idol Judges: Connick, JLo

Fox confirms casting rumors

(Newser) - After a weekend's worth of rumors , Fox announced today that Harry Connick Jr. and Jennifer Lopez will join Keith Urban as judges for the 13th season of American Idol, in the hopes that that line-up will fare better with viewers than bickering divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj did... More »

Nicole Kidman: Keith Urban Opened Up 'My Sexuality'

So, er, what was Tom Cruise doing all that time?

(Newser) - Nicole Kidman talks about her life, her family, and her career—she's playing Grace Kelly in an upcoming biopic—in a new Harper's Bazaar cover story. Highlights from the interview:
  • On her early career and relationship with Tom Cruise: "It was like, 'I'm here and
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Minaj: Idol Drama Is Producers' Fault

But everything was calm between Nicki, Mariah Carey yesterday

(Newser) - Nicki Minaj is convinced that American Idol producers are behind her feud with Mariah Carey, attempting to goad Minaj into angry outbursts like the one caught on tape Tuesday because it makes for good television. Though that sounds like a very believable premise to us, TMZ 's sources insist... More »

Idol Drama Begins: Nicki Cusses Out Mariah

Producers concerned Minaj, Carey will continue to fight

(Newser) - So much for "no drama" between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey . The two new American Idol judges went at it during North Carolina auditions yesterday, and the fracas was caught on tape. Minaj and Carey disagreed over one of the performances, TMZ reports, and Minaj reportedly threatened Carey with,... More »

Mariah: No Idol Feud ... Yet

These things take time, Carey says of problems with Nicki Minaj

(Newser) - Anyone hoping for catfights on the upcoming season of American Idol will be sorely disappointed: Mariah Carey says the rumors of a feud between her and fellow diva-judge Nicki Minaj are false, at least for now. "How are we gonna feud in two days? I think a feud takes... More »

Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban Head to Idol

Singers complete the 4-member judge panel

(Newser) - Keith Urban, get ready for your head to spin: The country crooner is headed for the American Idol judges' panel, where he'll be joined by Nicki Minaj, reports the AP . The newly minted judges, announced by Fox this morning, will join fellow newcomer Mariah Carey and veteran judge Randy... More »

Giuliana Rancic Pregnant Via Surrogate

And 5 more celebrity couples who used a surrogate mom

(Newser) - Following her successful treatment for breast cancer, more good news for E! personality Giuliana Rancic: She's expecting a baby with husband Bill. "We are so thrilled that our prayers have been answered," she tells E! . The couple struggled to conceive and is using a gestational surrogate, who... More »

Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban Welcome 2nd Daughter

Faith Margaret born in December via surrogate

(Newser) - Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are parents again, TMZ reports —despite the noticeable lack of telltale baby bump. The high-profile Aussies went the surrogate-mother route this time around, and daughter Faith Margaret was quietly born in Nashville on Dec. 28. Kidman and Urban are her biological parents, and she's... More »

Keith Urban: I Feared Rehab Would 'Destroy Us'

But it only brought him closer to Nicole Kidman, he tells Oprah

(Newser) - Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman had been married just four months when he checked into rehab for drug and alcohol addiction—and the country star thought it would ruin them. Yesterday he told Oprah Winfrey his thoughts at the time were, “Surely let's give it a few years so... More »

Rascal Flatts Gets $702,500 Per Gig—Really

Concert booking fees might surprise you

(Newser) - In the world of concert bookings, you probably wouldn’t be shocked to hear KISS commands a $500,000 fee. You might be surprised, however, by who comes in ahead of KISS. The Smoking Gun runs down contracts from the 2010 US summer concert season:
  • Rascal Flatts: $702,500
  • KISS:
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Carrie Underwood Wins Big at CMTs

Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban also snag top prizes

(Newser) - Once again, Carrie Underwood proved herself to be country music’s darling at last night’s CMT Awards. The former American Idol won the top prize, video of the year, and was the only artist to win more than one prize—she also claimed CMT performance of the year. Keith... More »

Stars Remake 'We Are the World'

(Newser) - One hundred stars of stage and screen converged on Henson Studios in Los Angeles yesterday to record a new version of iconic 1985 hit "We Are the World." The all-new recording is designed to raise money for earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Once again produced by Quincy Jones, the song features... More »

Star Power Drives Telethon

Clooney-organized benefit attracts biggest celeb names

(Newser) - Grim-faced celebrities and musicians with mournful tunes set the tone for tonight's all-star, international "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, which featured two hours of desperate pleas for an even more-desperate nation. "The Haitian people need our help," said George Clooney, who helped organize the two-hour telecast. "... More »

Taylor Swift Snags 4 CMAs

Swift named Entertainer of the Year at Country Music Awards

(Newser) - Taylor Swift was the biggest winner at last night’s Country Music Awards, winning all four categories she was nominated in. Swift’s entertainer of the year award made her the youngest-ever winner of country music’s top honor, and the first solo female to win since 1999, the AP... More »

Nicole Kidman: I've Explored Fetish Sex

She admits to sexual experimentation, talks 'danger' of marriage

(Newser) - She still won’t discuss what went wrong in her marriage to Tom Cruise—but ask her about kinky sex and Nicole Kidman is happy to deliver. “I’ve explored obsession,” she tells British GQ . “I’ve explored strange sexual fetish stuff.” She adds that her... More »

Kidman Isn't 'Proud' of Job in Australia

(Newser) - Nicole Kidman “squirmed” through the Sydney premier of her movie, Australia, and fled the country soon after, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. “I can't look at this movie and be proud of what I've done,” the actress said. “It's just impossible for me to connect to... More »

More Kids for Kidman?

Actress says she may be ready to trade Hollywood for motherhood

(Newser) - Nicole Kidman may join the list of actors ditching the limelight for full-time motherhood—or at least threatening to. "In terms of my future as an actor and stuff, I don't know," said the 41-year-old Oscar winner, who may want to give 4-month-old Sunday Rose, her daughter with... More »

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