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Katy Perry Celebrates Birthday Early with an 'American Idol' Puppy Party!

Katy Perry lets out her excitement upon being presented with a puppy themed party to celebrate her upcoming birthday!

The party was thrown during the latest auditions for American Idol on Friday (October 20) in Nashville, Tenn.

Katy was joined by her fellow judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, as well as the show’s host Ryan Seacrest. Her actual birthday is on October 25.

The Nashville auditions happened the day after Katy played the city on her Witness World Tour. “SMASHVILLE aka Nashville u were an INCREDIBLE time tonight! Thanks for teaching me how 2write a real song & sticking by me all these years,” she tweeted.

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Luke Bryan & Jason Aldean Buddy Up Backstage at CMT Artists of the Year Awards 2017!

Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean mess around with an award backstage during the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year Awards on Wednesday (October 18) at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Jason was joined by his pregnant wife Brittany – who looked stunning in a emerald dress.

Other stars at the event included Chris Stapleton and wife Morgane and Lionel Richie.

The country music stars were joined at the awards event by performances by Little Big Town, Phillip Phillips, Backstreet Boys, Common, and Andra Day.

15+ pictures inside of the country stars attending the event…More Here! »

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Lionel Richie Is 'Scared to Death' of Daughter Sofia Dating Scott Disick

Lionel Richie is speaking out about his daughter Sofia dating Scott Disick.

The longtime musician recently opened up about the 19-year-old model dating the 34-year-old reality star.

“Have I been in shock?! I’m the dad, come on,” he told Us Weekly at the American Idol auditions in New York City.

When asked if he was happy about the new couple, Lionel didn’t seem quite thrilled.

“I’m scared to death, are you kidding me?” the protective dad said.

Sofia and Scott have been friends for quite some time but recently made their relationship official.

Since then, they’ve been spending lots of quality time together and jet setting on romantic getaways.

'American Idol' Judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan & Lionel Richie Share Thoughts on Las Vegas Shooting on 'GMA'

American Idol judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan shared their thoughts on the Las Vegas shooting while making their first appearance together on Good Morning America on Wednesday (October 3) in New York City.

“It’s horrible. I think that everybody feels like their heart has just been ripped out of their chest,” Katy, 32, expressed. “We just don’t know when it’s going to happen again and we’re all trying to figure out the answers. I’m not saying I have the answers, and I pray every day. But the one thing we have to remember is prayer without action is powerless.”

“We have to have some action,” Katy continued. “We have to take an unfortunate, good, hard look at what our rules and our boundaries are with gun reform. No one is saying, ‘Take away your guns,’ but we just don’t necessarily need assault rifles, assault weapons.”

“We see the fans. We look at the faces every night on stage. We live for that,” Lionel, 68, added. “They blow the kisses, they sing every word to us. To think for a moment we are now getting to a stage where live performances are in jeopardy — the worst nightmare we ever have in life is something like that would happen.”

FYI: Katy is wearing a Christopher Kane dress.

Click inside to watch more of Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan’s appearance…More Here! »

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'American Idol' Revival - First Official Photo with Judges & Host!

Here’s your first photo of the stars of the American Idol reboot!

Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie will be sitting on the judges panel, while Ryan Seacrest will be returning to the revival as the host.

The new series is expected to air on Sunday nights beginning in March. The judges panel was just finalized late last month after Katy was announced as the first judge earlier in the year.

WILL YOU BE WATCHING the reboot of American Idol?? Sound off in the comments!

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Ryan Seacrest Shares First Look at Katy Perry, Lionel Richie & Luke Bryan on 'American Idol'!

The American Idol reboot begins now!

Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie are officially shooting the audition episodes for the 2018 relaunch of Idol starting on Tuesday (October 3) in New York City.

Ryan shared a first peek at the three superstars in judge mode in a photo on his Twitter.

“Giving out golden tickets into the night. P.S. I’m hungry #thenextidol” he wrote.

He also posed with a photo of a purse hanging from his Idol chair.

“@lukebryan, @lionelrichie or @katyperry’s? Any guesses? #thenextidol” he joked.

One night before, Katy performed at Madison Square Garden as part of her Witness Tour.

Check out Ryan‘s behind-the-scenes pic below!

Luke Bryan & Lionel Richie Are Officially Joining Katy Perry as 'American Idol' Judges!

Katy Perry‘s finally got company!

After weeks of rumors swirling around the judging table at American Idol, it’s official: Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie are joining Katy as judges for the show’s 2018 reboot. Ryan Seacrest will return to host the series as well.

The new judging panel will make their debut appearance together on Good Morning America on Wednesday (October 4).

“I’m excited at the chance to help some deserving artists reach their dreams. To be in a position in my career to help facilitate this along with the other judges is just a complete honor. It’s gonna be a blast!” says Luke.

“I am very excited to be joining Katy, Luke and Ryan on American Idol. As a singer, songwriter and producer, I feel I can bring a great deal of experience to the table. It’s going to be so much fun!” says Lionel.

What do you think of the new American Idol judges?