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Chic Clicks: David Beckham for ELLE, What Happens to Lost Luggage

Apr/10/2012 at 01:30 PM ET

David Beckham bodywear for h&m

David Beckham is going to be the first man to cover ELLE UK — and you can get the latest from his photo shoot on the magazine’s Twitter feed today [ELLE UK/Twitter]

–What happens to lost airline luggage that’s never claimed? The answer may surprise you [Stylelist]

–See The Hunger Games‘s Katniss Everdeen as a seriously butt-kicking Barbie []

–A day in the life of the American Idol costumer [FASHtrack]

–Miranda Kerr gets a heavenly gift from pal Ellen DeGeneres [PEOPLE]

Jenny Has a Rock: Jennifer Lopez Wears a $2.1 Million Ring on 'American Idol'

Apr/05/2012 at 03:00 PM ET

Jennifer LopezFrank Micelotta/PictureGroup; Inset: Courtesy Cora

We’re not fooled by this rock: on Wednesday’s episode of American Idol, Jennifer Lopez seriously caught our eyes with her fancy yellow-diamond ring by Cora jewelers — a sparkler that comes with a $2.1 million price tag.

The 50.40-carat bauble — set in 18-karat yellow gold and ebony wood — will soon be available for purchase on the jeweler’s site. (Any takers?) The gem itself came from Africa; after it was found it was flown to New York where experts carefully sculpted and polished the diamond, preparing it for certification from the Gemological Institute of America.

According to Cora, colored diamonds are quite rare — especially in such a large size. So once the stone was perfected, jewelers chose to mount it on ebony, something that was “also from nature,” just like the gem, a Cora rep tells PEOPLE. And then, it ended up in Los Angeles — and on Lopez’s right hand Wednesday.

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All About 'American Idol' Star Erika Van Pelt's Drastic New Do

Mar/22/2012 at 11:00 AM ET

Erika Van Pelt
Carin Baer/FOX; Michael Becker/FOX

Usually Erika Van Pelt rocks the American Idol stage with her voice, but Wednesday night, she made an equally lasting impression — with her hair.

Before delivering a rousing rendition of Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind,” she debuted a dramatic new look. Under the guidance of the show’s new image advisor, designer Tommy Hilfiger, she shed her long blonde and red-streaked locks for a short, jet-black hairdo.

“I knew I wanted to do something drastic with my hair,” she told PEOPLE after the show. “I get this sense of liberation when I get my hair cut. It’s a stress reliever for me, to be honest.”

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'American Idol' Launching a Clothing Line

Mar/21/2012 at 09:00 AM ET

American Idol clothing
Courtesy Kohl’s

American Idol just got a lot more stylish.

Fresh off the news that designer Tommy Hilfiger is joining the show as an image advisor, the show today announced plans to launch an exclusive clothing collection at Kohl’s stores. The line — Authentic Icon (AI) — will debut in April 2012 and feature separates for young men and women.

The clothes will be on shelves through June — to coincide with the run of the show — and according to a rep for Kohl’s, contestants will wear the looks in upcoming episodes.

“It was a natural extension to partner on a line of American Idol-inspired apparel that captures the essence of our rich music, style and performance heritage,” David Luner of FreemantleMedia Enterprises (the show’s production company) said in a release. Added Rick Darling, president of LF USA (which is helping to create the clothes), “The American Idol collection will build upon the powerful influence of music and entertainment on today’s fashion-conscious consumers.”

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WATCH: Gwen Stefani Dresses the 'Idol' Ladies in L.A.M.B.

Apr/08/2011 at 01:00 PM ET

She may have designed her line L.A.M.B. just for herself, but Gwen Stefani was willing to share her wardrobe with the ladies of American Idol this week when she dressed them for Wednesday’s show. Thursday night, Idol took us backstage to the fitting session — every girl’s dream! — where Stefani helped choose outfits for the budding superstars. Admitting that she was not a stylist — and even a bit nervous! – the No Doubt rocker first pulled pants and a jacket “literally out of my closet” for contestant Hailey Reinhart. She ended up choosing a different outfit, though: a checkered linen tabard top and leather pants. Pia Toscano, who was sent home Thursday night, rocked a “tribal” animal-print jumpsuit and layered on some accessories. And 16-year-old Lauren Alaina, the show’s youngest star, skipped a look she found too “biker” and opted for gingham shorts and a matching top, covered up with a black blazer — the first look Stefani pulled. “That’s totally something I would wear, for real,” she said. The designer explained that she wanted her clothes to give the girls a confidence boost on stage: “What you’re wearing is the last thing you want to think of.” Tell us: What did you think of Stefani’s picks?


The Secrets of the J. Lo Glow Revealed!

Mar/30/2011 at 11:00 AM ET

Jennifer Lopez Skin
Michael Becker/FOX

As a judge on American Idol, Jennifer Lopez has impressed us this season with her ear for talent — and her gorgeous skin and makeup. How does she manage to look so good, in high definition, no less? For starters, she sticks with the bare essentials. “I’m a big believer in the basics. Less is more,” she tells Allure. “I use a very mild makeup remover and a very basic sunscreen-moisturizer combo, and I try to get lots of sleep.” And even though she’s attempted some questionable beauty trends in the past, she doesn’t regret any of them. “I stand by all my awful looks,” she says, laughing. While Lopez spends a decent amount of time getting dolled up for the red carpet, where she says she feels most beautiful, she explains that it’s important to remember that beauty comes from within — a mantra that she plans to pass on to her daughter, Emme, 3. “You can be the most physically beautiful girl, but if you’re not a beautiful person, that shows,” she says. “So I really do teach her to love herself and to know that beauty is something that comes from the inside.” That likely applies to her signature skin look, then, which has been touted the ‘J. Lo Glow.’ “I love that! I didn’t know I had my own phrase,” she tells the mag. “I love that the idea of having healthy glowing skin … that people think that of me. That’s awesome.” –Kim Peiffer



Jennifer Lopez on Her 'Idol' Wardrobe: "Just Going to Be Me"

Jan/24/2011 at 12:00 PM ET

Jennifer Lopez on her Idol Wardrobe
Michael Becker/FOX

Now that Jennifer Lopez has finally made her debut on American Idol, it’s time to start seeing her inevitable parade of fabulous frocks. And it doesn’t sound like sitting behind a judging table alongside Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler for most of the show will mean that her wardrobe is going to be anything less than stunning. “You’re going to see everything,” Lopez said of her American Idol look at the TCA Press tour last week, reports. “I can only be myself on the show. I’m not going to try and play it down or play it up or do anything. I’m just going to be me, that’s always worked for me with the public. They see me, they know that I’m real.” And that means sticking to a glamorous look that doesn’t take a whole lot of time.  “I don’t want to over-think it too much,” she said. “I’m a girl who likes to get dressed up, put on her jewelry or her lipstick and go. So that’s what you’ll get.” Read more about American Idol in TV Watch on! –Kim Peiffer



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