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Lionel Richie Mourns the Death of One of His 'Closest Friends' Kenny Rogers

Lionel Richie is remembering his late friend, Kenny Rogers.

The 70-year-old music star posted a tribute to the late entertainer, who sadly died at 81 on Saturday (March 21).

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“Today I lost one of my closest friends 💔 So much laughter so many adventures to remember, my heart is broken. My prayers go out to Kenny’s Family,” he wrote.

Lionel wrote Kenny‘s 1980 hit, “Lady.” The two also shared the stage many times over the years.

Dolly Parton also paid tribute to the late country star. Here’s what she said…

See Lionel‘s tribute…

Sofia Richie Calls Scott Disick 'My Love,' Posts Kissing Photo at Her Rolla's Event

Sofia Richie and her longtime boyfriend Scott Disick are still going strong!

Scott was there to support Sofia at the launch event for the Rolla’s x Sofia Richie Collection on Thursday night (February 20) at the 1 Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif.

Sofia also received support from her brother Miles Richie and dad Lionel Richie with his girlfriend Lisa Parigi.

On her Instagram Stories, Sofia, 21, shared a photo of her and Scott, 36, sharing a kiss at the event and she captioned it, “My love.” They have been dating since the fall of 2017.

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Lionel Richie is Supported by Girlfriend Lisa Parigi at Hello Fragrance Launch!

Lionel Richie has the support of his girlfriend on his big day!

The 70-year-old entertainer and American Idol judge was joined by girlfriend Lisa Parigi at the launch party for his new Hello by Lionel Richie fragrance on Wednesday (February 19) at Ysabel in West Hollywood, Calif.

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The following day, Lionel and Lisa shared a laugh as they stepped out to shop for some gym equipment in West Hollywood.

Find out how much Lionel and the other American Idol judges make each season here.

10+ pictures inside of Lionel Richie and Lisa Parigi at the launch event…More Here! »

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'American Idol' 2020 Judges & Host Salaries Revealed - How Much Do Katy Perry & Ryan Seacrest Make?

The brand new season of American Idol airs tonight on ABC and we have some details about the salaries of the three star judges and the host of the show, Ryan Seacrest.

If you don’t know, the three returning judges this season are Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie, who all participated in last year’s season as well.

The reboot of American Idol debuted on ABC back in 2018. The show previously aired on Fox for 15 seasons before making the move to ABC.

WILL YOU BE WATCHING season 18 of American Idol, debuting tonight? Here’s some information about how to watch American Idol‘s brand new season!

Click through the slideshow to see the salaries for the American Idol hosts…

Lionel Richie Is Wishing 'Failure' on Sofia Richie While She's Young - Here's Why!

You may be surprised to hear that Lionel Richie is wishing failures on his daughter Sofia Richie…but it’s all for good reason!

“I told her, ‘I wish you lots of failure, young,’” Lionel said at a recent American Idol press event (via People).

“We’re in a business where it’s how you recover and ‘yes, yes, yes’ does not feel terrible, so you have to get smacked in the face. I said, ‘You’re going to have a little bit more of a different time because you’re coming from a family where they expect a little bit more,’” he added.

“They’re all taking chances and I want them to do it now,” he said of all his kids. “Sofia’s doing fabulous right now.”

Sofia Richie recently made headlines for someone she unfollowed on Instagram…

Katy Perry Makes Things Awkward, Reveals Lionel Richie & Luke Bryan Aren't Invited to Her Wedding! (Video)

Katy Perry appeared on Wednesday night’s (February 12) Jimmy Kimmel Live with her fellow American Idol judges, and things got a bit awkward when she was asked if Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan would be invited to her upcoming wedding to Orlando Bloom.

“I can’t afford them,” the 35-year-old Teenage Dream singer said when host Jimmy pressed, she added, “I call myself a ‘bride-chilla.’ I’m kinda chill. But I am one of those girls where I got engaged Feb. 14 and I booked the place Feb. 19. I took it very seriously.”

“Like I said, I can’t afford them,” Katy continued. “Look, they have a lot of work to do while I’m out getting married again.”

Katy Perry was first married to Russell Brand from 2010 to 2012. “It’s gonna be a small wedding!,” she insisted before Bryan quipped, “Lionel and I, we’ve been dropping hints and this solidified [it].”

Earlier that same day, Katy rocked a pink ensemble for the official American Idol season 18 premiere event with Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.

FYI: Katy is wearing a DUNDAS blazer and trousers, FEMME heels, Hellenium pearl earrings and Dries Van Noten ring.

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Katy Perry Wears Cute Pink Dress For 'American Idol' Season 18 Premiere

Katy Perry goes pink for the American Idol season 18 premiere event held at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Wednesday night (February 12) in Hollywood.

The 35-year-old singer joined her fellow judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, and mentor Bobby Bones at the event ahead of the premiere of the new season.

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The event also featured a live performance from last year’s winner, Laine Hardy, who is hard at work on his debut album.

American Idol will debut on Sunday, February 16 on ABC.

If you missed it, see which singer was awarded a ticket to Hollywood already!

FYI: Katy wore a Lele Sadoughi necklace.

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