And then there were four. After another set of 12 acts competed on the July 30 episode of ‘America’s Got Talent,’ the hit show had to cut eight acts for the semi-finals. So, did your favorite(s) stay or go?
Let’s just say this — America’s Got Talent is not playing around anymore. The July 31 results show once again shocked us all. The second round of 12 acts competed July 30 for only four spots in the semi-finals and some of the eliminations left our mouths gaping. In between the shocking exits, Robin Thicke performed his sexy hit single “Blurred Lines” and country crooner Brad Paisley got super sweet with his song “I Can’t Change The World.”
Narrowing Down The Competition On ‘America’s Got Talent’
First up on the potential chopping block was synchronized swimming group Aquanuts, dance/acrobatic team Innovative Force, and hip hop dance group StruckBoyz. In a not-so-surprising reveal, Innovative Force moves on. They were, without a doubt, the best and most exciting performance of the July 30 episode.
Next was the hat trick wizard Kid the Wiz, extreme performer Brad Byers, and multimedia comedian Dave Shirley. America didn’t seem to be a fan of any of them because all three were eliminated.
The Moment Jaws Dropped
This is when things started to get intense on America’s Got Talent. The next group of acts was country singer Marty Brown, sword swallower Alexandr Magala, and the sweet singing ingenue Ciana Pelekai. All three have had really good auditions in the past except Marty’s first live performance fell seriously flat. Both Alexandr and Ciana had terrific live performances.
This is when the nail biting starts. Who stays? Who goes? Why can’t they all stay? America decided to vote…
Marty to the semi-finals! His next performance is definitely going to have to be a redemption act for him. At this point, we are stunned. We thought for sure Alexandr or Ciana would make it through.
Three Acts Left, Only Two Spots Open
The final round of acts consisted of the operatic group Forte, comedienne Angela Hoover, and one hit wonder Tone Tha Chiefrocca. Forte is immediately sent in to the semi-finals.
With one spot left between Angela and Tone, it’s up to the judges to decide. Heidi Klum chooses Tone then Mel B goes with Angela. Howie Mandel is set on Tone and Howard Stern, even after grilling her performance, decides to go with Angela.
It is now switched back to the votes to determine who goes through. America decides to give…drumroll please…Angela another chance at $1 million!
This elimination round has been a rollercoaster of emotions for us. Excuse us while we go catch our breath.
What did YOU think of the second round of eliminations, HollywoodLifers? Were you surprised? Let us know!
WATCH: Robin Thicke ‘America’s Got Talent’ Performance: ‘Blurred Lines’
Jennifer is a true role model. At the 2013 Do Something Awards, she was recognized for the foundation she created with her sister to help improve education and healthcare for children, after the loss of her 7-year-old nephew.
Jennifer Hudson has stolen our hearts with her beautiful voice and loving personality. On July 31, Jennifer was honored at the Do Something Awards for creating the Julian D. King Gift Foundation.
Jennifer Hudson Cries At The Do Something Awards While Paying Tribute To Slain Nephew
It’s been four and a half years since Jennifer’s mother, brother and nephew were murdered. Now, Jennifer has decided to honor the ones she loved and lost by giving back.
Jennifer and sister, Julia King — who couldn’t make it to the show – were presented with the award by Ne-Yo after a touching tribute video. The video included photos of Jennifer growing up with her nephew, Julian, as well as footage of “Hatch Day.”
Each year on Julian’s birthday, August 14, Jennifer and Julia hold “Hatch Day,” an event where the community gathers to give school supplies to inner city kids.
The footage was emotional, and Jennifer immediately began crying. Once she got on stage, she laughed that she was a “cry baby,” and tried to pull herself together.
Despite her tears, Jennifer showed how strong and humble she was at the show.
Julian D. King Gift Foundation: What It Means To Jennifer Hudson
In 2012, Jennifer explained at a Look to the Starsevent that being famous had it’s perks — and the greatest was raising awareness and helping others.
“I feel like your celebrity is not about the fortune or the fame,” she said. “But if you can't help anyone, then it's in vain — it's pointless.”
In addition to giving away school supplies to students, the foundation also helps families around the holidays. “Where we came from, a lot of kids don’t have school supplies or school clothes,” she wrote in a post for the Chicago Sun Times. “Children should not have to worry about those things. When we went [shopping], you got two pairs of shoes and two pairs of clothes, and we were considered blessed. We make sure these kids have school supplies and [presents] for the holidays.”
“It is so important and so crucial,” Jennifer wrote about volunteering. “It builds your character and gives you good traits.”
Jennifer, we all are so moved by your selfless efforts.
After a new report reveals that the ‘X Factor’ judge is expecting a baby with his best friend’s separated wife, his ex Carmen says that any child of Simon’s will be very loved! Read on for more details!
Famous ladies man Simon Cowell, 53, dated Carmen Electra in late 2012 and the two are obviously still friends, because Carmen was absolutely thrilled to hear that Simon is going to be a father!
Carmen Electra: Simon Cowell Will Make A Wonderful Dad
Carmen, 41, says she has personally witnessed Simon stand up for and support the people he truly believes in on Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor, and she knows that his loyalty will make him a fantastic father.
“The impact that he has with The X Factor, it really shows who Simon is and it shows that he really cares about the kids on the show — he takes care of them,” Carmen told HollywoodLife.com at the VH1 Do Something Awards in Hollywood on July 31. “So I obviously think that his child will be very well taken care of and very, very loved.”
How sweet! Carmen said she was really surprised — and also very curious — when news broke that Simon will be welcoming a baby with New York City socialite Lauren Silverman, his friend Andrew Silverman‘s separated wife.
“I have to call him after this when I get in the car,” Carmen exclaimed. “I want to know if it is a boy or girl!”
“It’s so awesome — I am happy for him,” she added. “He is lovely!”
Simon Cowell Expecting Baby With Lauren Silverman — Report
Simon and Lauren are expecting their first child together, according to inside sources!
“She’s around 10 weeks along,” an insider tells Us Weekly.
Lauren, 36, is technically married to Andrew, a real estate developer and close personal friend of Simon, but their divorce has been a long time coming.
“Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time, and their divorce has been in the works for a while. As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close,” reports Us Weekly.
Sources close to the pair reveal they have been seeing each other for about a year.
HollywoodLifers, are you as excited as Carmen is about Simon’s big news? Do YOU think he will be a good dad? Let us know!
A new report reveals Simon will be welcoming his first child with his best friend’s estranged wife! We bet you have tons of questions about the outspoken ‘X-Factor’ judge’s alleged baby mama, so HollywoodLife.com has done some major digging to bring you all the scoop on Lauren!
We were shocked to find out infamous bachelor Simon Cowell, 53, is expecting a child with New York City socialite Lauren Silverman, according to a new report. So who is this woman? HollywoodLife.com has the five things you're definitely going to want to know about Simon's new squeeze.
Laura Silverman: Simon Cowell’s Baby Mama — 5 Things You Must Know About Her
1. Lauren, 36, is technically married to Andrew Silverman, a real estate developer and close personal friend of Simon. The Silvermans have filed for a divorce. ”Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time, and their divorce has been in the works for a while,” a source told Us Weekly. ”As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close.”
2. Lauren smokes cigarettes — at least sometimes. She and Simon were photographed lighting up together in March 2013.
3. Lauren, a New York socialite, is reportedly 10 weeks pregnant.
4. Lauren and Simon have vacationed together on his yacht several different times — while Lauren’s husband was present!
5. Simon has a type! Lauren bears a striking resemblance to Simon’s past girlfriends Jackie St.Clair, Terri Seymour and former fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Will Simon and Lauren last? Let us know!
To celebrate the release of the Biebs’ new fragrance, The Key, he is holding a photo contest in New York City for a chance to win a trip to see — and meet! — Justin at his show in Atlanta! Who will hold the key to meeting Justin?
Justin Bieber‘s new fragrance, The Key, was just released in stores nationwide and it’s making girls go crazy! Now, one lucky fan will hold the key to meeting the Biebs himself! Justin is holding a photo tweetstakes for his fans, and he brought the contest live to New York City on July 31!
Justin Bieber: #TheKeyToJB Twitter Contest — Justin Brings The Key To NYC
In celebration of the recent release of The Key, Justin is holding a photo contest via Twitter — in other words, a tweetstakes — to give one superfan the chance to meet Justin before seeing him in concert in Atlanta.
Fans can take pictures with The Key or anything related to it and tweet the picture using the hashtag #TheKeytoJB to enter the contest!
HollywoodLife.com stopped by the event and it was tons of fun watching fans get so excited to not only get a picture with his fragrance, but enter the contest as well!
Justin took to Twitter to remind local fans to take advantage of the chance to “take a picture” with the Biebs.
“Hey NYC head to Times Square and unlock #TheKeytoJB. Look for the photo booth!” he tweeted.
But Beliebers should wait before they get mad at Justin for being favorable toward NYC fans. Those not lucky enough to make it to the photo booth can still be a tweetstakes winner with a photo and the hashtag!
Justin Bieber’s The Key Teases New Song ‘Heartbreaker’ — About Selena Gomez?
When the stars stepped out to be recognized for their great work for their community, we couldn’t help but also recognize how stunning everyone looked! Hit the Floor star Logan Browning looked adorable in a short black dress while she interviewed the hottest stars on the carpet.
Host Sophia Bush looked absolutely amazing in a floor-length teal and white flowy gown. One of her best accessories was her new man, Google program manager, Dan Fredinburg.
Kelly Osborne stunned once again, and while she didn’t have her new fiance on her am, she was still eye candy with her purple and white hair pulled back, a sexy red lip, and a short black mini-dress!
Sara Bareilles and Jennifer Hudson both chose sexy short shorts, while Carmen Electra went with heavy eye makeup and an ultra-sexy blue gown.
And, it wasn’t just the girls that looked stunning! Twisted star Avan Jogia looked super hot in a silver Georgio Armani suit with black tie! Glee‘s Darren Criss rocked a yellow button-down with a blue suit jacket, also looking amazing.
So HollywoodLifers, who do you think was the best dressed at the 2013 Do Something Awards? Vote below!
The country superstar, who’s been having serious health issues since July 7, has finally been released from the hospital. Read on for more details.
Country legend Randy Travis was released from Baylor Heart Hospital in Texas and transferred to a physical therapy facility on July 31.
Randy Travis Out Of Hospital — Country Singer Released, Off To Physical Therapy
It’s unclear how long Randy will have to undergo physical therapy, according to TMZ, but this is a great step forward for the singer, whose fans will no doubt be happy to hear some good news for a change.
“As a complication of his congestive heart failure, Mr. Randy Travis has suffered a stroke and is currently undergoing surgery to relieve pressure on his brain,” a statement from Randy’s rep said on July 10. ”He is in critical condition. We will have updates as they become available. His family and friends here with him at the hospital request your prayers and support.”
Ariana has revealed the cover art for her new album, ‘Yours Truly,’ and she looks very mature! Read on for more details.
Sweet little innocent Ariana Grande has completely shocked us! On the cover of her brand new album, Yours Truly, Ariana poses in pink lingerie on a bed of flowers. Is her sexy ensemble too mature for her age or does she look sweet and lovely?
Ariana Grande’s Album Cover — Is Her Lingerie Look Lovely Or Way Too Mature?
Ariana’s look on the cover of her new album is definitely much more sexy than what we’re used to seeing on the 20-year-old former star of the Nickelodeon teen sitcoms Victorious and iCarly.
Ariana, who usually favors frilly, age-appropriate vintage dresses, sure is growing up fast! While we were pretty surprised to see her wearing nothing but a strapless baby pink corset lingerie piece and a pair of sheer knee highs on her album cover — we’re not completely floored. After all, she did tweet that she wanted “boobs and an ass” for her 20th birthday. Hmmm…is our sweet little Ariana maturing too quickly?
Ariana Grande’s Style — All Grown Up In Pink Lingerie
Ariana established her style quite a while ago — very girly dresses that are puffy and flowery and absolutely adorable. We hate to admit that our favorite lovely starlet is maturing right before our eyes!
Kanye West: Fatherhood & North West Are Priorities
Kanye is making the most out of his first moments with North — and he’s simply overwhelmed by how beautiful she already is.
“Everything is on the up and up with little North,” a source close to Kim and Kanye reveals to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She’s as cute as can be and looks like her mom. She’s gorgeous and even though she’s not even two months old, Kanye and Kim are still overwhelmed by her presence. They shower her with love.”
It’s not just love that Kanye’s showing his little girl — but a ton of his undivided attention!
“[Kanye] told me he one time slept on the floor next to her crib because he just wanted to be that much closer to her,” says the source. “I was like ‘okay… that’s some real father s*** right there.’”
Aww! Talk about devoted!
Kanye West ‘Amazed’ By Love For North West
North West has really let the softer side of both of her parents shine. "She's so precious and Kim and Kanye are amazed every time they see her. They're in the moment, still," a source close to the couple previously told us.
It’s so special that the family is taking some time out to share special memories!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Can you believe that Kanye slept on the floor next to North’s crib?!
The internet exploded when Nick posted a shirtless selfie on July 30 and now a source tells HollywoodLife.com that Miley thought her ex looked ‘super hot.’ So what does this mean for the once lovebirds?
Miley Cyrus was totally shocked when her normally shy ex-boyfriend Nick Jonas, posted a sexy pic on Instagram. The 20-year-old wanted to show off how his fitness routine is coming along and it turns out it totally caught Miley’s attention!
Miley Cyrus: Truth About Her Feelings For Nick Jonas
Even though she’s engaged to Liam Hemsworth, it doesn’t mean she can’t look at a pic! The singer was reportedly just as surprised as all the fans when the youngest Jonas brother posted his “healthy living and fitness update” on Instagram.
“Miley is a really big fan of Nick’s photo that is making the rounds around the internet,” the source tells us. “She has joked with friends saying, ‘Where was this a few years ago!’ She thinks he looks super hot.”
But the question remains: does she still have feelings for Nick?
“Its good to have the memories,” the source added. “And these pictures … but it’s all about Liam.”
It’s always a question as to whether Miley and Liam are on or off. But it’s good that she only has her sights set on making things work with her soon-to-be hubby!
Nick Posts Sexy Selfie Showing Off Hot Body
We told you that he posted the pic and immediately fans freaked out! In just a matter of hours he amassed over 187,000 likes!
It seems Nick wants some attention and we don’t blame him. Having that body is a hall pass to post shirtless pics nonstop!
We are glad that Nick and Miley are on good terms, we wish all exes could follow their lead!
After his split from Kristen Stewart, Rob is taking charge of his health, which includes living a smoke-free life! Keep reading to find out all the EXCLUSIVE details about how R-Patz is ditching cigarettes.
It’s never too late to quit smoking! Just ask Robert Pattinson, who, after his recent split from Kristen Stewart, is using all of his will power to give up cigarettes, a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Robert Pattinson Stopped Smoking For Good — How He Did It
Rob knows firsthand just how difficult ending relationships can be — and quitting smoking is no different. The 27-year-old Twilight stud is trying his best to kick his smoking addiction, but it hasn’t been easy.
“He still loves the electronic cigarettes and is not completely over smoking yet,” a source close to R-Patz tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Its a very social thing for him and all his friends smoke so he is still fighting to quit. It’s hard for him when it is so readily available.”
“He feels and looks healthier than ever,” the source said. “Working out has helped him tremendously with regard to quitting smoking. The two just don't go hand-in-hand. Rob is now addicted to exercising and feeling good.”
It looks like Rob is taking a page out of the old breakup handbook – - getting in shape is the BEST revenge!
"Rob has been training diligently with famed celebrity fitness instructor Harley Pasternak,” the source adds. “He's determined to get into the best shape of his life.
“Rob and Harley go way back from when Rob was a complete unknown. In fact, Rob spent this morning [July 30] working out at Harley's private gym in Los Angeles."
Way to go, Rob. We’re all rooting for you!
Now it’s your turn to sound off, HollywoodLifers. Do you think Rob will look and feel sexier once he’s completely given up smoking?
WATCH: Robert Pattinson Gives Up Smoking After Breakup With Kristen Stewart
We think Rose Byrne totally pulled off a risky beauty move last night, HollywoodLifers! Do you agree? Tell us below!
Rose Byrne totally killed it on July 30 in New York City at the premiere of her latest movie, I Give It a Year. The Australian stunner decided to make her eyes pop by wearing a lilac shadow all over! We think that while it potentially could have been a disaster reminiscent of 1980′s makeup, she definitely made this look work! But are you loving or loathing this look on Rose? Tell us!
Rose Byrne’s Makeup At ‘I Give It A Year’ — Love Her Purple Eye Makeup?
Rose decided to wear a somewhat smokey eye, but kept the look fresh and light with purple eye shadow. Rose wore a lilac shade all the way up to her crease. She then brought the shade into the inner corner of her eyes. Next, the shade was used to line her bottom lash line. Finally, a slightly darker shade was used to further emphasize her upper and lower lash lines. The purple shade that Rose used was perfect for brown eyes — it really makes them stand out!
To get this look, we’re loving the Too Faced Pretty Rebel Beauty Eye Shadow Palette. Use the shade Totally Fetch all over the lid into your crease, just like Rose did. Then bring the shade into the corner of your eyes and use it to line your lower lashes. Then use the shade Charming to line your lashes once more.
So tell us HollywoodLifers — do YOU love this look on Rose? Vote below!