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Lionel Richie, Rita Wilson, & Dennis Quaid Present at CMA Awards 2018!

Lionel Richie, Rita Wilson, and Dennis Quaid team up at the 2018 CMA Awards!

The 69-year-old “All Night Long” singer, the 62-year-old My Big Fat Greek Wedding actress, and the 64-year-old Kin actor stepped out for the event held at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday (November 14) in Nashville, Tenn.

All three stars took the stage as presenters during the show.

“[Acting and singing are] both very different,” Rita told ET on the carpet. “I would say that music, for me, is something that I feel more creatively satisfied or connected to because it’s so pure. It’s such a pure expression of who I am. With acting, it’s great because sometimes you’re, it has nothing to do with who you are, so you’re liberated by that. And I feel lucky that I’ve been able to support myself in this business for so many years.”

“I’m always singing for [husband Tom Hanks]!” she added. “Always, definitely!”

FYI: Rita is wearing Jenny Packham.

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Katy Perry Runs Around New York City in Giant Sloth Costume

It looks like Katy Perry is in full Halloween mode!

The 34-year-old superstar singer was seen in New York City on Tuesday (October 30) just before Halloween and seemingly having some fun. Katy is currently in town with her fellow American Idol judges, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, where they were seen heading to ABC Studios together earlier in the day.

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It’s unclear if this costume was just for fun or if it will be shown on the upcoming season of American Idol! Stay tuned!

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Lionel & Nicole Richie Pose For a Father-Daughter Portrait

Lionel Richie and his daughter Nicole Richie pose for a portrait as part of Harper’s Bazaar‘s First Families of Music issue.

Here is what the father-daughter duo had to share with the mag:

Lionel on his wishes for his children: “I wish for my kids to discover who they are and explore their passions to the fullest.”

Nicole on her similarity to her dad: “My dad and I will do anything for a laugh. If that means we’re the butt of the joke, so be it. In a nutshell, we’re desperate show ponies.”

FYI: Lionel is wearing a Tom Ford blouson, turtleneck, pants, and boots. Nicole is wearing a Tom Ford dress and shoes.

For more from the issue, visit HarpersBazaar.com!

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Lionel Richie Sings 'All Night Long' with 'American Idol' Top 10 on Season Finale (Video)

Lionel Richie hits the stage to open the show with a performance of “All Night Long” during the American Idol season finale on Monday (May 21) in Los Angeles.

The 68-year-old entertainer was joined by the season’s Top 10 contestants to perform the classic song.

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There were a ton of guest performances throughout the show, so make sure to check back for our full coverage of the episode. All three of the judges are returning for ABC’s second season of Idol.


Lionel Richie and the Top 10 Perform “All Night Long”
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'American Idol' Is Being Renewed for a 17th Season & All Judges Will Return!

American Idol is coming back with another season!

The long-running singing competition, which was rebooted in 2018 on ABC, will return for another season, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed on Friday (May 4).

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The renewal includes deals with current judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie and host Ryan Seacrest.

The show’s current season saw its highest viewership since the premiere episode during its first live episode earlier in the week.

“We knew that American Idol on ABC would unleash an opportunity for singers from all walks of life to realize their dreams and that these incredible contestants would have America rooting for their success. I am thrilled that Katy, Luke, Lionel and Ryan will be back to once again embark on this Idol journey with us to discover the next crop of inspiring talent,” said ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey.