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Vanessa Hudgens Joins 'Dancers Against Cancer' Campaign

Vanessa Hudgens strikes a pose in a shot from the new I’m A Dancers Against Cancer national awareness photo campaign.

The 27-year-old actress joined dancers Julianne and Derek Hough, Paula Abdul and Chita Rivera in the campaign for the organization that provides financial support to dancers, teachers and parents impacted by cancer.

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Pictured inside: Vanessa stops for a pick me up at Alfred’s Coffee on Monday (May 9) in West Hollywood, Calif.

20+ pictures inside of Vanessa Hudgens and more joining the Dancers Against Cancer national photo campaign…
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Matthew McConaughey & More Present at American Country Countdown Awards 2016

Matthew McConaughey speaks on stage during the 2016 American Country Countdown Awards at The Forum on Sunday (May 1) in Inglewood, Calif.

Also joining the 46-year-old Oscar winner at the event were actors Luke Wilson and Terry Crews, as well as Paula Abdul and Cat Deeley.

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They all presented on stage during the second annual country music awards show! The country music show is based on the famous radio show American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks.

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Ciara Dances it Out at We Day Chicago

Ciara looks into the crowd during her performance at 2016 We Day Chicago on Thursday (April 28) held at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Ill.

The 30-year-old singer was joined by Jordan Smith, Paula Abdul, Henry Winkler, Monique Coleman and Becca Tobin at the inspiring event.

Ciara took to Twitter after her performance to share a clip of a dance routine she did on stage.

“You know you in it when you start turning ya lip up,” she captioned the clip.

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Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, & Randy Jackson Reunite at 'American Idol' Finale! (Video)

Simon Cowell makes a surprise appearance on stage during the American Idol series finale on Thursday (April 7) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

The 56-year-old former judge stepped out to reunite the original panel with Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson.

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“I’d like to say on behalf of us, thank you America for inviting us into your homes. Thank you to the contestants, to Fox for actually putting us on air, to you guys for actually being my best friends now, and I am going to miss you,” Simon said during the appearance.

FYI: Paula is wearing a Lorena Sarbu dress.

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Ian Somerhalder & Nikki Reed Couple Up for WE Day 2016!

Ian Somerhalder keeps close to wife Nikki Reed as they arrive at 2016 WE Day California held at The Forum on Thursday (April 7) in Inglewood, Calif.

The cute couple was joined at the event by Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Voice winner Jordan Smith, New Girl‘s Max Greenfield and Hannah Simone, singer Paula Abdul, Glee alum Darren Criss, actress Amandla Stenberg, and Room star Jacob Tremblay.

In case you didn’t know, WE Day is a celebration of youth making a difference in their local and global communities.

FYI: Hannah is wearing an Armani Exchange skirt.

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Queen Latifah Wins for 'Bessie' at GLAAD Media Awards 2016

Queen Latifah accepts her award on stage at the 2016 GLAAD Media Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday (April 2) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 46-year-old actress won the Outstanding TV Movie award for Bessie, the movie she starred in and executive produced.

Also at the event were actress Patricia Arquette and TV personality Paula Abdul, who both presented on stage.

The ladies were joined by Kat Graham, Trace Lysette, Sherri Saum, Carson Kressley, Jaime Camil and host Ross Mathews at the awards ceremony.

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Paula Abdul Quit 'American Idol' Eight Times On Her First Day

Paula Abdul is opening up about her first day on the set of American Idol back in 2002 and how she tried to quit the show eight times.

“A few years ago, this man came up to me and introduced himself and said, ‘I was your sound guy on your first day at work at American Idol.’ And I said, ‘Oh wow. I feel bad, I must have quit a few times.’ And he said ‘Eight. You quit eight times,’” the 53-year-old former judge to Entertainment Weekly.

“I felt terrible for those kids,” Paula said about the bad auditions. “I would try to maintain composure in the midst of absurdity and they were completely delusional, like brilliantly delusional. But there was never a shortage of really incredible voices and raw talent. We were always able to find it, and that’s what was so exciting.”

Paula also discussed what led to her decision to leave the show.

“The truth is, it was time for me to leave. I’d never had the same job for eight years. I felt that there were changes happening, and it didn’t feel like the same show,” Paula said. “I needed to go back and do things I wanted to do, and being in that contract with the show didn’t allow me to do many things. It was a bold decision to make, but I will always have tremendous gratitude because it was a tremendous experience for me. I was a big part of history. And the show did change when I left. I would say to Simon, ‘You know the show ended when I left. You were still there for almost two more years.’ He’d say, ‘Oh, shut up.’But it’s true!”

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