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Jennifer Lopez's '80s Hair on American Idol: Let the Beauty Debate Begin

Apr/10/2014 at 01:16 PM ET

Jennifer Lopez American Idol hairJames Whatling/Splash News Online; Getty

Jennifer Lopez‘s style and beauty parade on American Idol is just as captivating as the contestants’ performances. Okay, we exaggerate, but the superstar judge has been knocking it out of the park recently. Wednesday’s Top 8 show was dedicated to the ’80s, and Lopez totally went for the theme. (As did Keith Urban and his mullet). But her kinky side-swept voluminous tresses and bold shadow have editors at odds. Since hair, like love, is a battlefield, we had to debate the look below.
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Jennifer Lopez: 'I Feel Like I Felt When I Was 28'

Mar/11/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Jennifer Lopez April InStyleMichelangelo Di Battista for InStyle

Jennifer Lopez has a million projects in the works. She’s a weekly host on American Idol, shooting a new TV drama, about to drop her 10th studio album, the head of her own clothing empire for Kohls and mom to 6-year-old twins. We got exhausted just typing that, but Lopez, 44, maintains she has more energy than ever.

“I feel like I felt when I was 28,” she tells the April issue of InStyle magazine. “My bones don’t hurt. I feel great. I actually feel better, more confident. Of course I still have the nerves, but now I know how to control them. When I was in my twenties, I wasn’t sure of myself. Now I can really stretch. I don’t have to stay in the box. At this point I can say to myself, ‘So what if I fall, so what?’ I’m going to get back up.”

And Lopez says she’s in great company now that the cultural perspective towards women in their forties has shifted. “The turning point was a couple of years ago when the September issue of women’s magazines had cover girls who were all over 40 — Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts, me. It was hard not to be happy. That says something about our society. People used to believe their life — or at least their life as a performer — was over at 28 or some ungodly age! God, when I think of myself back then, I had no idea who I was. I think I’m barely getting that under control now.” Read More

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Diana DeGarmo's Wedding Look: All the Details

Jun/03/2013 at 09:49 AM ET

Diana DeGarmo Wedding DressBrian Leahy Photography

When Diana DeGarmo wed Ace Young Saturday evening, both American Idol alums had their personal style on full display.

But it was DeGarmo’s look that was the surprise — she kept her dress under wraps until the moment she walked down the aisle to Young. The singer, 25, wore an elegant, fitted Sareh Nouri gown embellished with pearls and rhinestones.

RELATED: Check out all the couple’s pre-wedding videos (exclusive to PEOPLE!) here!

“It was the first dress she tried on,” says Renée Strauss, the LA-based luxury bridal expert who organized the wedding. “She knew immediately that it was the perfect dress for her.”

The dress was accessorized by her “something old” (her grandma’s pearls), “something borrowed,” (a pair of “fabulous diamond earrings” from her engagement ring designer, David Webb) and — the kicker — a pair of bold cobalt cowboy boots to be her “something blue.”

“If you didn’t know better, you’d think the dress and boots were made for each other,” says Strauss. Adds DeGarmo: “Believe it or not, the boots totally worked!”

Tell us: Would you wear bold shoes with your wedding gown?

–Steve Helling

Rihanna Debuts Dreadlocks During 'American Idol' Finale

May/24/2012 at 11:30 AM ET

Rihanna DreadlocksJohn Shearer/Invision/AP

Well that was fast! Just a few weeks after showing off a half-shaved hairdo, Rihanna debuted a brand new look on Wednesday night’s American Idol — dreadlocks.

Prior to her “Where Have You Been” performance during the big finale, the pop star Tweeted a preview of her new hair, along with a caption saying, “Wake bake shake dem dreads.”

It seems as if the Bajan beauty switches her look as often as she changes her signature hats.

Just this year she got rid of her Loud era’s red hair and opted for a more natural brunette hue, then she went blonde back in February and most recently went back to black.

Although she didn’t dye her mane, the new dreadlocks are definitely different — and possibly here to stay. Rihanna Tweeted that she’s wanted them “since I was 14, but mama Fent’z wasn’t havin it! Hehe.”

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See Diana DeGarmo's Engagement Ring!

May/24/2012 at 10:30 AM ET

Diana DeGarmo Ace Young Engagement Ring
Courtesy David Webb; Inset: Frank Micelotta/Picturegroup

What a gem! For his surprise proposal on American Idol Wednesday night, Ace Young selected an 18-karat yellow gold, platinum and diamond engagement ring to present to longtime girlfriend Diana DeGarmo.

The David Webb sparkler, which features a 1-carat fancy yellow center stone, also boasts two side diamonds weighing .2 carats.

Young helped to design the ring, after hearing DeGarmo drop a hint. “A month ago, she said, ‘Gold needs to come back,’” Young told PEOPLE after Wednesday’s finale. “I was like, ‘I agree,’ so mental note. Her favorite thing is a sunflower and she loves yellow, so one of our dear friends [helped me] put together a ring that has a yellow diamond, a gold band and two smaller diamonds on the side that are clear, so it’s like a sunflower.”

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The New Summer Essential: A Pink Blazer

May/18/2012 at 06:00 PM ET

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Perfect for warm weather and surprisingly versatile, a pink blazer is quickly becoming the season’s latest must-have. Just this week we spotted two of our favorite stylish celebs rocking the feminine piece: Jennifer Lopez and Eva Longoria.

Lopez (left) looked chic in a pastel version paired with matching trousers, a white top and silver accessories while completing her judging duties on this week’s American Idol.

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What Inspired Adam Lambert's Latest Hairstyle?

May/18/2012 at 04:30 PM ET

Adam LambertFrank Micelotta/PictureGroup

Along with releasing his sophomore album this week, Adam Lambert also debuted a new silver-streaked hairdo.

“I wanted it to look like sunrise,” Lambert told PEOPLE Thursday night at the American Idol results show. “My hairdresser and I have a lot of fun. Both of us get bored very easily — so it’s like, ‘What are we going to do now?’”

The American Idol alum, who stopped by his old stomping ground to perform his single “Never Close Your Eyes,” was also in better shape than ever before.

Lambert said he lost weight the old-fashioned way — by watching what he eats. “Oh, you know, just being a little bit smarter with the junk food,” the singer revealed to reporters. “Skipping the ice cream that I love so much!”

Ice cream isn’t the singer’s only vice — he has a weakness for other dairy products, too. “I miss cheese,” he joked. “I really like cheese, but I haven’t been eating so much of it.”

–Jennifer Cress, with reporting by Jessica Wedemeyer

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