Jewel headed to The Grove and sang some tunes from her second children's album, "The Merry Goes 'Round." The singer told "Extra" correspondent Renee Bargh, "I wanted to make a family record that adults could enjoy as much as the kids."
The songstress, who gave birth to her first baby (a son) in July, revealed, "I wrote [the songs] when I was five months pregnant, and I just tried to think of all the things that I would want to learn, sort of little lessons."
Jewel was spotted by photographers in a tiny, violet bikini in Miami Beach on Tuesday. Despite her smile in the photos, the singer, 35, was not too happy about it!
She posted on her Twitter page, "I'm mortified."
She explained, "As I was leaving the beach, hunched over trying to put a dress on, I heard 'click click.' Yup -- paparazzi! I'm so embarrassed!"
"At least he was pretty nice, said -- 'how about u pose for a 'flattering' shot," she added.
Jewel was in Miami for what she called "a rare day off."
"Extra" wants to know -- What do you think of Jewel's bikini body?
They definitely brought the fashion last night at Vogue's 1-year anniversary party for 3.1 Phillip Lim's L.A. Store in West Hollywood.
The look of the evening was, of course, an homage to the brilliance of Phillip Lim himself -- who plays with a lot of metallic and sequin. From musicians Eve and Jewel to TV stars Kristen Bell and Sheneae Grimes -- everyone showed up sparkling!
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"Dancing with the Stars" is down to five contestants, and the competition heated up last week when Jewel blogged about the fairness of Melissa being judged on her rehearsal footage.
The country cutie and hubby Ty open up to "Extra" about the rumors -- and prove how well they know each other in a game of "He Said, She Said."
After commenting about the fairness of Melissa Rycroft's continuation in the "Dancing with the Stars" competition, Jewel is defending herself against the backlash of criticism she's received.
"I can't believe my comment on Ty's website got so mangled," Jewel writes on her blog about the original comments she made on her hubby's blog. (He's Melissa's competition.) " I like Melissa and think she's gifted (and a real Texas sweetheart), and I adore Steve-O. My comment had nothing to do with either of them."
The singer continues, "My comment was on a sports website about a rule I have never seen in any type of competition before. Name another sport where if you can't compete, they use your score from practice... If Ty were in the same position, I'd still ask the same thing."
Jewel then defends her character in the blog, writing, "I am not a mean-spirited person, and I think all my fans know that. Ty and I have fallen in love with all the contestants, and are in awe of how hard they all work. I can tell you that whoever wins this competition will have earned it, as I see firsthand how incredibly hard they all work."
"This isn't a catty girl versus girl thing [gossip blogs] are trying to make it into," Jewel concludes, adding, "neither I nor Melissa are like that."
Singer Jewel left the "Dancing with the Stars" competition after injuring herself -- and she thinks that if Melissa is too injured to compete, she needs to step off the dance floor!
Jewel, whose husband Ty Murray is one of the final four stars in the dancing competition, revealed that she believes if a contestant is too hurt to perform during the show, they shouldn't be allowed to continue. "I think the rule about 'judging a rehearsal if the person is too injured to perform' was weird both times they have used it," the singer wrote on Murray's MySpace blog. "If you're too hurt to compete, then you can't compete."
The rule, which states that a contestant too injured to compete on the live show will be judged on their rehearsal footage, was used by both funnyman Steve-O and Rycroft during this season.
She continued, "As bad as I felt for Melissa, who I hope feels better and comes back, I'm used to our cowboy athletes that live by the rule: 'Ride hurt or don't get a score,'" the songstress wrote. "It may seem harsh, but it seems like the only way to keep things honest."