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Jennifer Lopez Announces Las Vegas Residency! (Video)

Jennifer Lopez poses for photos during American Idol‘s final season 14 performance show on Tuesday (May 12) in Los Angeles.

The 45-year-old entertainer had some super exciting news to share during the show – she is starting a Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood in January 2016!

“I’ve been preparing for this moment my entire life,” Jennifer said in a statement. “The show is going to be a multifaceted high energy Jenny from the Block party, mixing all aspects of what my fans and I love – Dance, Hip Hop, Latin and Pop. It’s going to be the show I’ve always dreamed of creating.”

The first block of tickets go on sale to the public starting this Saturday!

FYI: Jennifer is wearing a Zuhair Murad jumpsuit and Versace shoes.

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Who Went Home on 'American Idol' Tonight? Top 2 Revealed!

SPOILER ALERT: Do not continue if you don’t want to know who was voted off this episode of American Idol.

This week’s special Tuesday edition of American Idol only just started and one contestant has already been sent home!

The three final contestants in the competition were Nick Fradiani, Clark Beckham, and Jax. After last week’s performances, the votes were counted and the performer with the lowest amount of votes was sent home immediately without getting a chance to perform the prepared songs.

The season finale of American Idol airs TOMORROW (May 13) so make sure to tune in and see who is crowned the winner.

Click inside to find out who was voted off the show tonight… More Here! »

Simon Cowell Reacts to 'American Idol' Cancellation News

Simon Cowell has just released a statement after American Idol was cancelled.

“We had a blast! Me, Paula [Abdul], Randy [Jackson], Ryan [Seacrest] – and not forgetting Brian. Thanks to the fans we were able to make some great shows and found some amazing artists. Fox took a risk on a brand new show and I want to thank them for giving us the opportunity. They really were great times,” the former American Idol judge shared to People.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Simon Cowell

If you don’t remember, Simon exited the show in January 2010 after being a judge for eight years.

Brian Dunkleman Has Best Reaction to 'Idol' Cancellation

If you didn’t watch the first season of American Idol back in 2002, there’s a good chance that you are not familiar with the show’s original co-host Brian Dunkleman.

The 43-year-old television personality shared the hosting duties for the show’s first season with Ryan Seacrest before being let go for season two.

“I knew American Idol would never last without me #CANCELLED,” Brian tweeted after hearing news of the show ending after next season.

Most recently, Brian has been performing stand up at the Laugh Factory and frequently appears as the host of Family Feud Live in Atlantic City and Las Vegas.

Make sure to read the statement that Ryan released about the end of the Idol era.

Mariah Carey & Nicki Minaj's 'American Idol' Casting Was a 'Major Failing,' Says Nigel Lythgoe

American Idol‘s former producer Nigel Lythgoe is speaking out about the show’s cancellation and why he thinks hiring Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj was a mistake.

“It’s the right thing to do,” he told Billboard. “I’m a huge fan of boxing, and it’s like when you’re watching a real heavyweight boxer getting to the end of their career, and all these young whippersnappers are coming up: You’ve got to know when to retire.”

Nigel says that the show was key for Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler‘s careers, but not for the other two.

Mariah and Nicki was just crazy, and then it really started becoming about the judges and took away from the contestants altogether,” he said. “I think that was a major failing on the part of casting to have those two together. On their own, either one may have been successful.”

WHAT DID YOU THINK of Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj as judges?

Ryan Seacrest Reacts to 'American Idol' Cancellation

Ryan Seacrest has released a statement on the cancellation of American Idol after next year’s fifteenth season.

The 40-year-old entertainer and host of the show is the only on-screen personality who has remained with the show throughout its full run.

American Idol has been a big part of my life for so long, it’s frankly hard to imagine it without it,” Ryan said. “It’s been a remarkable journey, and I feel very fortunate to have been part of a show that made television history in countless ways. It’s a show about chasing and fulfilling dreams, and truth be told, it helped some of my own dreams come true too.”

“All the American Idol producers, judges, crew and everyone at Fox have been heroic in their efforts to create, produce and sustain such a groundbreaking show for so many years,” he continued. “I’m so glad they’re going to give us a season-long send off. The last season will undoubtedly be a special and emotional one, but first I’m looking forward to closing out Season 14. The finale is always my favorite part – two live shows with lots of surprises, and, of course, one winner!”

Make sure to read the reactions of some former contestants.

Click inside to read Ryan Seacrest’s other tweets… More Here! »

'American Idol' Alum React to Cancellation News

The alumni of American Idol are speaking out about the show’s cancellation news after nearly a decade and a half on the air.

It was just announced that the series will have its final season next year and producers have even hinted that former judges might be returning for the farewell season.

Now, some of the former contestants from the show have spoken to Billboard to reveal what they think about the show ending after all these years.

Here is what Adam Lambert had to say: “They had a great run. And thank you, Idol, because I wouldn’t be here without you.”

Click inside to read all the reactions from American Idol alumni… More Here! »

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