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#TheDress Makes American Idol Debut

Mar/06/2015 at 08:10 AM ET

It’s hardly the first British import to conquer American TV (looking at you, Idris Elba and Dominic Monaghan), but it is the most controversial. An American Idol contestant has worn (steel yourself) #TheDress.

For her performance on women’s top eight night, contestant Jax covered “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” — a memorable performance, but not quite as showstopping as the fact that she got the Roman Originals dress that sparked a million Internet debates delivered to Hollywood in time for her performance (then paired it with knee-high boots and fingerless leather gloves). And of course, veteran red carpet reporter (and Idol host) Ryan Seacrest couldn’t resist asking her about it. “Is this the dress that broke the Internet?” he asked her. “Is it white and gold?”

RELATED PHOTOS: We’re Settling This Dress Debate Once and For All – With the Help of Celebrities!

He took to Twitter that night to compare the in-person (definitively black-and-blue) dress with the original photo, declaring that he still sees white and gold in the Tumblr pic. (Don’t feel bad, Ryan: All these stars agree with you.)

And if Jax is looking to shake things up for next week, she can purchase #TheDress in white and gold — for real this time! — with proceeds going to charity.

Think it’s funny that she found #TheDress, or did it distract from her performance?

–Alex Apatoff

Jennifer Lopez Wears Three Very J. Lo Outfits in One Day for American Idol

Oct/03/2014 at 03:08 PM ET

Jennifer Lopez is continuing to prove why she’s one of our Best Dressed Stars of 2014. The fashion risk-taker put her famous 45-year-old (!) body on display in three bold looks Thursday while working on the American Idol set.

Jennifer Lopez American Idol styleJack RS Chris/X17 Online (3)

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Jennifer Lopez's Matchy-Matchy Blue Snakeprint Look: We Debate!

Sep/18/2014 at 01:11 PM ET

Remember when we said there were some debates happening when we put together our Best Dressed issue? Well another one of those debates is happening right now over one of the ladies on the list: Jennifer Lopez. The one thing the whole staff can agree on? She’s fearless when it comes to her style. Okay, and one more thing — she definitely doesn’t look 45. But two editors have very differing views on one of her latest look: a blue leather DSquared2 snakeskin mini dress, worn with matching heels, purse and even blue eyeshadow to the American Idol XIV photo call in N.Y.C. Read the battling sides below.

Jennifer Lopez DSquared2dressGetty; Splash News Online; GC Images

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What's Jennifer Lopez's One Style Pitfall of Working at American Idol?

May/09/2014 at 11:20 AM ET

Jennifer Lopez perfumeMichael Becker/Fox/Getty

Jennifer Lopez is known for her stunning fashion choices, but she not only strives to look great, she wants to smell fantastic as well.

“Scents, for me, create memories in my mind so fragrance has always been a big part of that,” the American Idol judge tells PEOPLE.

And Lopez, 44, makes sure she has a large hand in the fragrances she wears, because she designs them herself.

“Sometimes I will just be inspired, and I’ll say ‘Put a pin in this. I love the smell of this candle right here,'” she says. “And then from there we will build on different things just so it is fresh and new. I’m always thinking about it.” Read More

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Rihanna's iHeart Radio Awards Outfit and Green Lips: You Didn't Think We Forgot, Did You?

May/02/2014 at 03:12 PM ET

Rihanna‘s closet contains a wide variety of looks. For example, her mint crop top ensemble landed a spot in our Love Her Outfit gallery this week. But the singer proves she’s the queen of pulling a style 180° at any given moment (and literally isn’t afraid to wear anything), attending the iHeart Radio Music Awards in L.A. Thursday in a sheer couture Givenchy design (below) that had our heads spinning. Read More

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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