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Nicole Richie, Eva Longoria & More Help Pay Tribute To Honorees at Kennedy Center Honors 2017!

Nicole Richie and Eva Longoria keep it chic and sophisticated while hitting the red carpet at the 2017 Kennedy Center Honors held at the Kennedy Center on Monday (December 3) in Washington, DC.

The 36-year-old Great News star and Eva, 42, were joined at the event by Karolina Kurkova, Leona Lewis, Misty Copeland, Becky G, Luke Bryan, Anthony Anderson and Julie Andrews.

Nicole and Eva were in attendance to help tribute honorees Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan, as well as dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, LL Cool J, and producer Norman Lear.

“Last night I had the pleasure to be part of the #KennedyCenterHonors tribute to my dear friend @GloriaEstefan. An incredible night full with love and respect for an incredible woman,” Eva wrote on her Twitter account.

The 2017 Kennedy Center Honors is set to air on Tuesday, Dec. 26 on CBS!


FYI: Nicole is wearing a Zac Posen gown. Eva is wearing Balmain. Karolina is wearing a Cristina Ottaviano outfit.

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LL Cool J, Lionel Richie & Gloria Estefan Receive Kennedy Center Honors!

LL Cool J, Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan were just honored in a major way!

The three stars, including American dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and American television writer and producer Norman Lear, were all recipients of the annual Kennedy Center Honors on Saturday (December 2) in Washington, D.C.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of LL Cool J

“The @KennedyCenter Honors Class of 2017. Truly Honored to be sharing this special moment with this group of extraordinary people. Congratulations to my fellow honorees!!! #KCHonors,” LL wrote on his Instagram.

Attendees at the Kennedy Center Artist’s Dinner hosted by United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson included Kenneth “Babyface” and Nicole Edmonds, Julie Chen and Les Moonves, Eva Longoria and Anthony Anderson.

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American Idol's New Judges Explain Why They Are All Nice

Don’t expect any of American Idol‘s three new judges – Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie – to be mean to contestants the way Simon Cowell was on the show.

The three entertainers told Variety that none of them would take on the Simon “role.”

“We’re artists, not record company executives or critics,” Luke said. “These 15- and 16 year-olds are still a couple of years away, but you can see their promise, the potential. We’re not there to discourage them. If we word it wrong, they may give up all up.”

“Young kids take things to heart. I can be sarcastic as all get out, and even a little snarky,” Katy added. “Like Simon, I’m also a truth-teller, a straight shooter. But at the end of the day, I’m not here to tell anyone they suck. It’s not about that.”

Pictured inside: Luke, Katy, and Lionel arriving for an American Idol taping on Thursday (November 16) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

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Lionel Richie & Daughter Sofia Make Rare Red Carpet Appearance Together

Lionel Richie got support from his daughter Sofia at the 2017 SAG-AFTRA Foundation Patron of the Artists Awards!

The 68-year-old singer and the 19-year-old model hit the red carpet at the event held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday (November 9) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Lionel wore all black, while Sofia opted for an oversized white blazer and dangling earrings.

It marked the father-daughter duo’s first official appearance together in three years, as well as the first appearance since she confirmed her relationship with Scott Disick in September.

During the ceremony, Michael Keaton presented Lionel with the Recording Artists Inspiration Award for his philanthropic work.

“Congrats on being honored tonight dad,” Sofia shared on Instagram, along with a fun photo of the pair with Lionel‘s girlfriend Lisa Parigi, which you can see here. “You deserve it all. ( Will Smith moment ).”

Also in attendance were Kat Graham, Max Carver, Zelda Williams, Kevin Zegers, and Amber Stevens West.

FYI: Kat is wearing Monse. Sofia is wearing Francesco Russo shoes.

Also pictured inside: Katharine McPhee, David Foster, Ted Sarandos, and Judd Apatow.

25+ pictures inside of Lionel Richie, Sofia Richie, and more at the event… More Here! »

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'American Idol' Reboot Gets Premiere Date!

The American Idol reboot officially has a premiere date!

Ryan Seacrest, the host of the reboot, announced the news on Live! with Kelly and Ryan this morning. So be sure to mark your calendars – the show will premiere on Sunday, March 11, 2018 on ABC.

Auditions kicked off back in August and 23 cities were visited to try and find the next big talent. Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie are all sitting on the judges panel for season one.

WILL YOU BE WATCHING the brand new American Idol reboot??

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Katy Perry Celebrates Birthday Early with an 'American Idol' Puppy Party!

Katy Perry lets out her excitement upon being presented with a puppy themed party to celebrate her upcoming birthday!

The party was thrown during the latest auditions for American Idol on Friday (October 20) in Nashville, Tenn.

Katy was joined by her fellow judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, as well as the show’s host Ryan Seacrest. Her actual birthday is on October 25.

The Nashville auditions happened the day after Katy played the city on her Witness World Tour. “SMASHVILLE aka Nashville u were an INCREDIBLE time tonight! Thanks for teaching me how 2write a real song & sticking by me all these years,” she tweeted.

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Luke Bryan & Jason Aldean Buddy Up Backstage at CMT Artists of the Year Awards 2017!

Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean mess around with an award backstage during the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year Awards on Wednesday (October 18) at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Jason was joined by his pregnant wife Brittany – who looked stunning in a emerald dress.

Other stars at the event included Chris Stapleton and wife Morgane and Lionel Richie.

The country music stars were joined at the awards event by performances by Little Big Town, Phillip Phillips, Backstreet Boys, Common, and Andra Day.

15+ pictures inside of the country stars attending the event…More Here! »

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