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Variety's Hitmakers Brunch 2022 - See Every Look & Full Celeb Guest List (Photos!)

So many celebs stepped out for Variety’s 2022 Hitmakers Brunch, and we’re recapping all of the looks from the red carpet!

The event took place at City Market Social House on Saturday (December 3) in Los Angeles. It was attended by the likes of Selena Gomez, Dua Lipa, H.E.R. and Kim Petras.

Each star look delivered a fierce look, and we recapped them all for you below.

Click inside to see all of the celebs in attendance at the event…More Here! »

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Every Judge Who Left 'American Idol' & Why - Find Out the Real Reason Why Stars Said They Were Leaving the Show

American Idol is a cultural institution.

The reality TV competition show – which kicked off as Pop Idol in the U.K. before launching in America in 2012 – has since spread all around the world with a bunch of international versions, all boasting major superstars for judges.

After airing on Fox from 2002 to 2016 for 15 seasons, it was on hiatus for two years until 2018, when a revival of the series began on ABC, and it’s aired ever since.

Over the years, plenty of talent has judged and mentored the contestants all the way to the top. And one by one, all of them have eventually left the show to go on and do other things – even the last remaining original judge from the U.S. series.

We’ve rounded up all of the judges who have since departed from American Idol, along with the explanations they’ve given for why they left the show.

Scroll through to see every judge who left American Idol and why…

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'American Idol' Judges Ranked By Who Appeared on the Most Seasons (Including Several Judges You Probably Forgot About!)

There have been 20 seasons of American Idol so far (with another coming next year) and throughout those two decades, there have been 14 different people who have sat behind the judges table.

The longest reign in the judges chair is 12 seasons while three different judges only appeared on one season. We bet you totally forgot that some of these people were even on the show!

Another fun fact is that only three seasons of American Idol have had four judges while the other 17 seasons all had just three judges.

One thing that has remained constant throughout all 20 seasons is that Ryan Seacrest has been the host every single year. The first season he co-hosted with Brian Dunkleman and then he was a solo host for the remaining 19 seasons.

Click through the slideshow to see who appeared on the show for the longest span of time…

Charlie Puth Returns to His College for Spotify 'Voicenotes' Event

Charlie Puth went back to college for the day!

The 26-year-old “Attention” singer returned to his alma mater, Berklee College of Music, while celebrating his latest album Voicenotes with Spotify on Thursday night (July 12) in Boston.

Spotify hosted the special workshop and intimate live performance, during which Charlie was joined by singer Kara DioGuardi (his former teacher!) and the students.

“I’m on cloud nine right now, you know why?” Charlie asked the crowd gathered at Cafe 939 on campus. “I played a show in front of 15,000 people last night. But my first show ever was in this room, it’s come full circle.”

Charlie also gave advice to the upper semester top-performing students from the songwriting department. He listened to the their original songs, sang along, and provided feedback, including, “Your hit song is not in the distant future, it can be as close as you want it to be. Don’t get frustrated.”

After his five-song set, Charlie shared, “You guys are all brilliant. It took me 10 years to get here, and you can do it too. It’s just about persistence but enjoy Berklee while you’re at it!”

25+ pictures inside of Charlie Puth at the event… More Here! »

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Pia Toscano's Vocals Blow Us Away at 'American Idol' Finale (Video)

Pia Toscano belts out a song in an amazing moment at the American Idol series finale on Thursday (April 7) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

The 27-year-old singer, who was eliminated far too early on her season, closed a medley of performances with Celine Dion‘s “All By Myself” and wowed everyone.

The medley started with former judge Kara DioGuardi singing Pink‘s “Sober” and continued with Colton Dixon singing his song “Through All Of It,” and Jordin Sparks performing her song “No Air” with Justin Guarini.

Kimberley Locke then sang her song “Eighth World Wonder” and Tamyra Gray from season one sang Little Big Town‘s “Girl Crush.” Next up was Alison Iraheta with Meghan Trainor‘s “No” followed by Pia‘s performance.

Watch the video below!

FYI: Pia is wearing a Bao Tranchi jumpsuit.

35+ pictures inside of Pia Toscano, Jordin Sparks, and more performing… More Here! »

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Kara DioGuardi & Mike McCuddy Welcome Son Greyson!

Former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi and her hubby Mike McCuddy have welcomed their first child together – a baby boy named Greyson James Carroll McCuddy!

The 42-year-old singer/songwriter welcomed her baby boy into the world via gestational surrogate in Los Angeles on Thursday (January 31) at 1:01 p.m. He weighed in at 8 lbs., 10 oz. and measured 20¾ inches long, according to People.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kara DioGuardi

One of Greyson‘s middle names (Carroll) honors Kara‘s late mother.

Congratulations to the happy couple on the great news!

American Idol's Kara DioGuardi Expecting Baby via Surrogate!

Former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi has some big news – she and her husband Mike McCuddy are expecting their first child via gestational surrogate in the coming weeks!

“We are eagerly awaiting the healthy and happy birth of our son Greyson James Carroll McCuddy,” the 42-year-old singer/songwriter told People.

Kara decided to use a surrogate after years of infertility and unsuccessful attempts at IVF.

“We made a personal decision to try with a surrogate. I asked someone we knew, a friend. And on the first try, it worked,” Kara added. “We’re praying for our surrogate, that she gets through this and that it’s as easy on her as it can possibly be, because she’s been a gem throughout the whole process. I’ve got two people on my mind: her and the baby. She’s given us this incredible gift.”

American Idol returns for its twelfth season tonight on Fox at 8/7c!