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Shane's Inspiration To Hold Annual Gala In March

Shane's Inspiration, the global leader in creating inclusive playgrounds and educational programs for children with disabilities, is hosting its 20th Anniversary gala on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the beautiful Vibiana in Downtown Los Angeles.

Guests will be grooving all night long with live performances presented by one of America’s favorite dancers, Emmy-nominated choreographer Dmitry Chaplin, who will be joined by his friends from “Dancing With The Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance”.

Celebrating the opening of 70 inclusive playgrounds worldwide, the festivities will recall the retro chic style of the 70s with a “Boogie Wonderland” theme, featuring live musical entertainment performed by The Boogie Knights. Also performing is X-Factor’s Emmanuel Kelly, who will receive the Trailblazer Award for overcoming severe obstacles to pursue his dream of becoming the world’s first differently-abled pop star.

This star-studded evening of dance and philanthropy will honor other prominent advocates in the special needs community,
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Steven Tyler To Perform At Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation Benefit

The Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation (Lapmf) will hold a special benefit concert on Tuesday March 6 at Avalon Hollywood.

The evening will begin with a performance by La-based rock musicians Heaven & Earth. Steven Tyler and the Loving Mary Band will close the evening out.

“While participating in the Memorial Foundation’s Charity Golf Tournament I had the opportunity to get to know families that lost a loved one,” says Stuart Smith, Heaven & Earth. He continues “They lost a spouse or a parent over something so stupid as a traffic stop. My heart went out to them. I am very proud to be able to help out the men and women of the Lapd that do this every day for so little and are generally very unappreciated. Steven Tyler also wanted to do more to help,” said Smith.

Proceeds from this event benefit Lapd employees and their immediate family members who
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American Idol Contestant Leah Labelle and Husband Rasual Butler Dead After Car Crash

American Idol Contestant Leah Labelle and Husband Rasual Butler Dead After Car Crash
Former American Idol contestant Leah Labelle and her husband Rasual Butler have died after an early morning car crash. Los Angeles Police confirm to E! News that a crash occurred in Studio City, Calif., early Wednesday morning at 2:25 a.m. Pst. Rasual was the driver who lost control and collided with the curb. The Land Rover vehicle, which had Leah as a passenger, flipped twice before coming to a rest in a shopping center parking lot. According to the Los Angeles County Coroner office, both parties were pronounced dead on the scene. An autopsy is pending. Fans of American Idol may remember Leah when she first auditioned in front of Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson back in 2004. She would...
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A Look Back at the Most Unforgettable Best Music Video Grammy Winners

A Look Back at the Most Unforgettable Best Music Video Grammy Winners
The Grammy Awards have counted best music video among their coveted categories since 1984.

This year’s nominees include Beck’s “Up All Night,” Jain’s “Makeba,” Jay-Z’s “The Story of O.J.,” Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” and Logic’s “1-800-273-8255” featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid.

Before we see who takes the 2018 crown, we’re reliving the glory days of some of the most memorable winners.

Be sure to check out People’s full Grammys coverage to get the latest news on music’s big night.

1984: David Bowie — “Jazzin’ For Blue Jeans”

Bowie’s 20-minute short film took
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Paula Abdul Was 'By Her Mom's Side' as Mother Lorraine Died at Age 85

Paula Abdul Was 'By Her Mom's Side' as Mother Lorraine Died at Age 85
Paula Abdul‘s mother Lorraine died Monday at age 85, People confirms.

“Lorraine died with her daughters Paula and Wendy by her side,” Abdul’s cousin Tara Riceberg tells People. “Paula was able to be by her mom’s side and give her comfort in her final moments.”

“Lorraine was a single mom and a very strong and fierce woman. She raised two daughters and both Paula and Wendy are strong females who understand discipline,” Riceberg continued. “Their mom’s influence made them the women they are today.”

A private service, led by Rabbi Chaim Mentz, Chabad of Bel Air, was held Wednesday in California.
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Fox Exec to ABC on 'American Idol' Reboot: Good 'Luck'

Fox is extending an olive branch to ABC when it comes to American Idol -- sort of.

“We’re really fine with the show continuing,” Fox co-chairman and co-ceo Gary Newman told reporters at Fox’s winter Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday. “I wish them a little bit of luck -- not too much. We’ll see what they can do.”

Newman echoed previous comments that the network has made on the existence of the Idol revival, which launches Sunday, March 11, less than two years after the show’s original run wrapped on Fox. The network premieres its own six-week singing competition series, The Four: Battle for Stardom, with Sean “Diddy” Combs, Meghan Trainor, Fergie, Charlie Walk and DJ Khaled, on Thursday.

“We did bring the show to an end,” Newman said of Idol. “The economics simply weren’t working anymore. We couldn’t get to a place with the producers where we could make changes
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The Unstoppable Foundation Announces Its 10th Anniversary Gala

The Unstoppable Foundation announced today that it will host its annual Unstoppable Gala, March 24, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

The Gala will be a celebration of the non-profit’s 10th anniversary – highlighting a decade of dreams fulfilled through the Foundation’s humanitarian work in developing countries.

“We are thrilled to be hosting what will be our biggest Gala yet,” said Cynthia Kersey, Unstoppable Foundation Founder and CEO. “It is a truly special evening where, along with our generous donors, will celebrate our collective impact of bringing education and access to life-saving services to more than 75,000 men, women and children in the sub-Saharan African region. In addition, we’ll raise funds that are vital to continuing our work to empower lives through education.”

The annual Unstoppable Gala brings together more than 700 mega-influencers including global thought-leaders, best-selling authors, renowned speakers, all-star athletes, award-winning celebrities and some of the best minds in business.
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Paula Abdul Weighs in on ‘Incredible’ New 'American Idol' Judges (Exclusive)

Paula Abdul Weighs in on ‘Incredible’ New 'American Idol' Judges (Exclusive)
With just three months to go until American Idol makes its return, original judge Paula Abdul is weighing in on the ABC reboot’s new judges.

Et’s Keltie Knight caught up with the 55-year-old singer on the set of Fresh Off the Boat, where she praised Idol’s new lineup, comprised of Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie.

“These guys are vets and incredible at what they do” says Abdul, who spent eight seasons judging wannabe stars on the hit singing competition series. “They don't need any advice. They're probably having a blast, working hard. I love them all.”

“I got a chance to work with Lionel and he's just a treasure,” she adds. “I love Katy too and I've never met Luke, but I'm a big fan and I'm looking forward to it."

While Abdul may not be returning to the show herself, fans can catch her on Tuesday’s Christmas episode of [link=tt
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19 Music Video Cameos You Totally Need to See Again

19 Music Video Cameos You Totally Need to See Again
Liam Payne‘s most recent music video for his single, “Bedroom Floor,” is one to remember – and not just because of its catchy beat; the song’s video features Bella Thorne, who portrays a girl dealing with a flaky boyfriend.

Payne is hardly the first singer to feature another celeb in his music video. Some are particularly iconic – think Liv Tyler and Alicia Silverstone in Aerosmith’s “Crazy,” or Lena Dunham, Cindy Crawford and more in Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” – but there are a bunch we bet you forgot about:

Channing Tatum: “Beautiful Trauma

Tatum goes back to his dancing roots,
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Paula Abdul To Host Lupus La Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon

The Lupus La Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon will take place this Friday.

Now in its 15th year, the Lupus La Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon is a Beverly Hills tradition. Guests will enjoy an afternoon of fashion and fun, including an exciting silent auction with over 200 designer handbags, donated by top designers and celebrities, as well as an exclusive fashion show from Roberto Cavalli.

The event will also feature lunch, a live auction, awards and more. Funds raised will support Lupus La’s mission to find the causes of and cure for lupus, while providing support, services and hope to those affected by lupus. Preview the handbags and purchase tickets at

The event will be hosted by Paula Abdul. Additional attendees include Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick; “Silicon Valley”), Lisa Ann Walter (The Parent Trap; Bruce Almighty), Kearran Giovanni (“Major Crimes”), Kate Von (“Cutthroat Kitchen”) and more to be announced.
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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Fly the Dodgers Flag -- Plus, More Stars at Game 6 of the World Series!

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are reppin' the Dodgers on Halloween. 

The cute couple kicked off game six of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday. 

"#WorldSeries relationship goals," the Dodgers perfectly captioned snaps of Kutcher and Kunis flying the team's flag. 

Also whipping around the flag for the team was Rob Lowe, decked out in head-to-toe blue. 

Related: Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel Have Date Night at World Series Game 2, Plus More Stars at Dodgers Stadium

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Beloved L.A. sports icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar flew the massive flag as well, energizing the crowd during the heated game.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Stephanie Beatriz turned out with her fiance, Brad Hoss,and rocked a Dodgers ball cap while Hoss showed his team pride in a blue hoodie.

Paula Abdul rooted on the Dodgers, and even shared a celebratory dance with Los Angeles
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Fantasia Barrino Hopes ‘American Idol’ Reboot Will Do ‘Well,' But Says the Show ‘Ran Its Course’ (Exclusive)

Fantasia Barrino Hopes ‘American Idol’ Reboot Will Do ‘Well,' But Says the Show ‘Ran Its Course’ (Exclusive)
Fantasia Barrino is getting “honest” about the forthcoming reboot of American Idol.

“I hope that it does really [well],” the American Idol winner told Et on Tuesday. “It had a long run, that’s a blessing in itself.”

The 33-year-old singer won season three of the singing competition, which originally aired on Fox from 2002 to 2016.

After the epic Idol finale, rumors of a potential revival began swirling, and in May, Katy Perry confirmed that she would be one of the show's new judges. Two months later, Ryan Seacrest revealed that he would be returning to host the show, while Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan were announced as judges last month.

Related: Fantasia Barrino Is 'Resting Comfortably' After Canceling Concert Due to Second-Degree Burns

Still, Barrino doesn’t think the reboot can have the same impact as its predecessor without three major stars: Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson.

“The only way that I feel that it can come
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Fresh Off the Boat: Season Four; Paula Abdul (American Idol) to Guest

Paula Abdul is coming to ABC. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former American Idol judge will guest star on season four of Fresh Off the Boat.On the sitcom, Abdul will be playing Holly, a visiting arts teacher who "arrives in Orlando to assist the struggling carolers in the Huang family's neighborhood." She joins regular cast members Randall Park, Constance Wu, Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler, and Ian Chen.Read More…
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TVLine Items: Paula Abdul Gets Fresh, Netflix Renews Big Mouth and More

TVLine Items: Paula Abdul Gets Fresh, Netflix Renews Big Mouth and More
Paula Abdul is spending the holidays with the Huang family on Fresh Off the Boat.

The singer and former American Idol judge will guest-star in the ABC comedy’s Christmas episode as Holly, a visiting arts instructor who arrives in the Huangs’ neighborhood to assist struggling carolers, per The Hollywood Reporter.

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Abdul’s previous acting credits include Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life, Drop Dead Diva and Less Than Perfect.

Fresh Off the Boat Season 4 currently airs Tuesdays at 8:30/7:30c on ABC.

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Paula Abdul Heading to 'Fresh Off the Boat'

Continuing its strong string of cameos of '90s pop culture icons, Fresh Off the Boat is adding yet another to its fourth season: Paula Abdul.

The "Spellbound" singer will guest-star as a visiting arts instructor, "Holly," in — you guessed it! — the Christmas episode. Holly arrives in Orlando to assist the struggling carolers in the Huang family's neighborhood. Abdul's appearance follows similar cameos from Michael Bolton, Shaquille O'Neal and Heather Locklear.

Abdul's episode is set to tape in November. She is repped by ICM.

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Why David Fincher Is Right And Wrong About Marvel

Neil Calloway asks whether making movies for Marvel is what directors want…

David Fincher has become the latest director to stick his oar in and have a slight pop at Marvel studios. Nothing surprising there, it’s sort of his job to fly the flag for grown up drama and it’s certainly his job to get the word out about his new Netflix show. It won’t harm Marvel Studios at all; at the moment it looks like nothing will damage that juggernaut.

It’s sort of what indie film-makers do now; slag off comic book movies, and retain the moral high ground in a way that only a man who used to direct Paula Abdul and Madonna videos can. Of course, there’s a reason we should listen to David Fincher when he talks about young directors and the dangers they face when helming a big film; he’s been there.
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Kim Kardashian, Jesse Jackson, Jenny McCarthy and More Mourn the Death of Hugh Hefner

Kim Kardashian, Jesse Jackson, Jenny McCarthy and More Mourn the Death of Hugh Hefner
He was a pioneer of the ’60s sexual revolution, a champion of civil rights and free speech, and created one of the most popular magazines and brand that not only became a playground for Hollywood’s biggest stars, but also changed publishing and pop culture forever.

So it’s fitting that in the wake of the news of Hugh Hefner‘s death, everyone from celebrities to politicians to former Playboy cover models would take to social media to express their condolences and honor Hefner’s legacy.

There were those who admired him and enjoyed time at his infamous Playboy mansion,
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‘American Idol,’ ‘The Voice’ Nab Top Host Talent for Top Dollar

‘American Idol,’ ‘The Voice’ Nab Top Host Talent for Top Dollar
When ABC announced in May that it had closed a deal to return “American Idol” to television, it did so with the help of a high-priced star. The network announced that pop singer Katy Perry would anchor the judge’s table on the rebooted unscripted juggernaut.

Perry, it was soon learned, would make $25 million for her work on the first season of the new “Idol.” The move to secure her set off a scramble for talent in the unscripted arena that would see A-listers such as Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend and Scooter Braun courted to launch or reinvigorate unscripted franchises to compete with the new version of one of television’s most successful shows.

When “American Idol” originally launched in 2001, the most famous name attached was that of Paula Abdul — a second-rung pop singer whose biggest hits were a decade behind her. But as ABC and producer FremantleMedia prep the new “Idol,” they
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