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American Idol has come to an end… for now… and I, for one, am sad. Last night, Trent Harmon was named the Season 15 winner, and the “bookend” to Kelly Clarkson. Today, both Trent and La’Porsha Renae signed major record deals, however. Both well deserved.

As an American Idol super fan (and I’m not ashamed to admit it), I loved every minute of the finale, though I did feel a little bad for this season’s finalists, who were reduced to singing backup and rolling a gift for Ryan Seacrest onto the stage. Instead of the usual finalist & artist pairings, we were treated to non-stop performances by past American Idol contestants, including Chris Daughtry, Jordin Sparks, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, and more. Sadly, a very pregnant Kelly wasn’t able to attend, but she did pre-tape a medley of her greatest hits, ending with an acappella “A Moment Like This.”

Notably missing (to me anyway) were Adam Lambert, Haley Reinhart, Casey Abrams, Crystal Bowersox, and a mention of late Michael Johns. But, still, it was a great two hours of television. That I may or may not have watched twice already. 😉 Look below for pictures from the American Idol series finale.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: NeNe Leakes attends Universal, NBC, Focus Features and E! Entertainment Golden Globe Awards After Party sponsored by Chrysler at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NBCUniversal)

 

Last night the reality stars were out in L.A., trying to rub elbows with the A-listers of TV and movies, hitting up the Golden Globes after parties.  A few lucky ones, like American Idol’s Jennifer Lopez, scored an invite to the actual ceremony.

We’ve gathered up some of the glam gowns of the night from reality stars like NeNe LeakesKourtney Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Tamar Braxton, DWTS’ pro Cheryl Burke, Toni Braxton and many more. 

Kanye West auditions for American Idol

Guess we shouldn’t be too surprised, right? Kanye West never ceases to amaze us with some of his antics, but just how far does he have to take it? Well, let me fill you in. Recently, Mr. Kim Kardashian decided that if he can’t run for president, he may as well give American Idol a shot, because he wants to be known as the last American Idol. Oh, brother.

Nope, we are not kidding, folks. West recently auditioned for the show with his wife Kim Kardashian by his side, but was it all just a sick joke? Oh, and in case you were missing your dose of Kanye tantrums, we’ve got the scoop on his latest social media tirade as well. You don’t want to miss this stuff!

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Caitlyn Jenner In Vanity Fair - Black Dress

Am I the only one who feels that Ryan Seacrest is on well on his way to world domination? Like it or not, the guy has been exceeding (a million-fold) his own goals…he started out as his high school’s version of David Silver (dun nun nun nah, dun nun nun nah chhh-chhh!), parlayed that into a successful radio show, became the emcee that lasted (what was that other guy’s name?) on American Idol, and he (unfortunately?) is responsible–with Kris Jenner, of course–for katapulting the Kardshian klan post Kim’s sex tape. The man has skills.

Now, not only is he responsible for the KUWTK uber-phenomenon (still not sure I’m happy about that…), Ryan is poised to bring us even more E! drama and ratings as a producer on the highly anticipated and much hyped docu-series about former Olympian Bruce Jenner in which the transgender reality star transitions into her new life as Caitlyn. I Am Cait is set to premiere later this summer.

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kandi burruss todd tucker chrysalis ball

In an all new roundup of reality star sightings we have Kandi Burruss, Joanna Krupa, Lisa Vanderpump and more!  

Kandi Burruss and husband Todd Tucker stepped out for the 14th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in Los Angeles, as well as celebrity chef Curtis Stone and his wife Lindsay Price.

Kathy Wakile was spotted at Tamsen Fadal’s “The New Single: Finding, Fixing & Falling Back In Love With Yourself” book launch party at Urbo NYC, while John Mahdessian and Dorinda Medley attended The Hetrick-Martin Institute: The Hero Fund 2015 Scholarship Fundraiser at The Marble House. 

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Mariah Carey performs during a live taping of the 'Live! with Kelly and Michael'

Mariah Carey is keeping it real in a recent interview with Australian KIIS FM hosts Kyle and Jackie O on Thursday. Real nasty, that is! When asked about her time as a judge on American Idol, Mariah bluntly described the show as “so boring and so fake.”As a judge on season 12 of the show along with Randy Jackson, Keith Urban and (on-screen nemesis!) Nicki Minaj, Mariah says she “felt forced to make up stuff about the contestants and their performance to keep the show going,” according to Page Six. 

Adding a halfhearted apology before another insult, Mariah added, “I’m sorry, I just think it’s … when I say it’s fake … I mean like you have to make up things to say about people.” Claiming that, at times, the judges don’t have a whole lot to say about the performers, she explains, “Half the time the performances are good, you just be like ‘it was good’ and you feel like ending it there: ‘You were really good.’” 

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Ultimate Women's Expo 2015 - Day 1

It’s only Tuesday but we already have a new set of hot photos for you!  Reality stars were spotted out and about this weekend – running around NYC, attending the Billboard Music Awards, and more.

Hitting the red carpet for the BBMAs last night: Giuliana Rancic, Jennifer Lopez (who is gunning for Kim Kardashian’s nearly naked in public crown), Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner

Lilly Ghalichi, Laura Govan and Gretchen Rossi attended the Karma International’s Black & White Bentley Affair Featuring Michael Costello.

We also have the pic above, which is from earlier this month when Kim Zolciak was a speaker at the Atlanta Ultimate Women’s Expo. Check out the rest of the hot photos below!

2015 American Idol XIV Grand Finale

I have a confession. I love American Idol. In 13 years, I haven’t ever missed an episode, and it’s one of the few shows I watch the night it airs. Not live, mind you, because I need the power to fast forward. I constantly try to fast forward the commercials if I watch a show live. The struggle is real.

On Wednesday, I was pleasantly surprised when Nick Fradiani was named the winner of American Idol 14. Quentin Alexander was my favorite contestant this season. After he was eliminated, I was rooting for Nick, but I thought Clark Beckham had it in the bag.

“Everybody was saying I was kind of the underdog, and I think that’s true,” said Nick. He added that expected Clark or Jax to win. “Nobody had me pegged as the winner. I wasn’t doing anything that was really impressing people. Then something clicked the last six weeks or so. I got hot at the right time.” Check out pictures from the Season 14 finale of American Idol below.

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