"Extra's" Renee Bargh was at the "American Idol" Top 13 party, getting reactions from judges Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez.
Lopez was emotional throughout the show, telling Renee, "It's hard, as we were having them sing one by one, I kept looking at the other ones, and I was like, 'God they're so good!'"
The singer also talked about why she teared up recently on an episode of "Q'Viva!" "I had lost my grandmother, my aunt and my uncle all in one year, and so Christmases are kind of funny now. The performer was playing an instrument that was very Puerto Rican, and when he was playing it just reminded me of Christmas and it made me think of family. "
Watch the interviews, including joking with judges Tyler and Jackson and host Ryan Seacrest.
"Extra's" Terri Seymour went backstage at "American Idol," and asked how they felt about "X Factor's" Simon Cowell challenging the winner of the three biggest singing shows -- "X Factor," "American Idol," and "The Voice" -- to have a sing-off. Randy Jackson said, "Who?" followed by Lopez, who asked, "What did he say?"
Randy exclaimed, "We want to have a judge-off! Forget having a sing-off! Let's bring Adam [Levine]... let's get Cee Lo!" Jennifer pointed out, "But they don't judge on that show, right? They mentor?" Seacrest chimed in, "I don't host that show, don't ask."
Billionaire Donald Trump reacted to Sacha Baron Cohen's ash-spilling stunt with Ryan Seacrest at Sunday's Oscar red carpet. With a frown on his face, Trump delivered his rant from behind his desk and explained why he thought it wasn't funny to dump Kim Jong Il's pretend ashes on the E! correspondent.
Trump pointed out that the security guard standing near Seacrest didn't do his job and that he believes Baron Cohen, who showed up to the event as "The Dictator" from his upcoming movie, should've been punched in the face.
Funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen surprised E! host Ryan Seacrest on the 2012 Oscars red carpet.
Arriving to the ceremony dressed as his latest alter ego "The Dictator," Cohen accidentally dumped an urn full of what he claimed was the ashes of the late North Korean leader Kim Jon Il all over Seacrest. Classic.
"Today" show host Matt Lauer will reportedly reconsider leaving the NBC show after his contract ends in December, if the network gives him a significant pay increase... to the tune of $30M?!
According to TMZ, the negotiations are currently in the works, but if NBC agrees, Lauer could earn as much as $30 million a year. He is currently taking home $17 million, which means the $30-million payout would give him a whopping 76 percent pay raise.
Since they recently announced their engagement, bride-to-be Drew Barrymore and fiancé Will Kopelmen's first official photo was released. The actress beamed while wearing her 4-carat, diamond-banded engagement bling designed by Graff Diamonds.
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"American Idol" host and New Year's Eve ambassador Ryan Seacrest dished with "Extra's" AJ Calloway about what to expect on this year's 40th "New Year's Rockin' Eve" show - including a surprise appearance by Beyoncé?
"You will see Beyoncé on the show," said Seacrest. "I can't tell you too much because they don't tell me too much, but if you're a Beyoncé fan -- and man, is she looking good these days -- you'll want to see Beyoncé."
"Survivor" host Jeff Probst married Lisa Ann Russell on Monday, in what was reported as "an intimate ceremony at a private Los Angeles residence." Russell, 40, was previously married to actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar and shares custody of their two children.
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