Jenny From the Block can now add more 'rocks' to her collection.MailOnline has learned Jennifer Lopez, 44, is being paid an astounding $17.5m to return to her post as judge on American Idol next season.
"There was a lot of back-and-forth negotiating on her salary, but now it's finally been settled that Jennifer will earn $17.5-m to go back to Idol next season," a source told MailOnline exclusively.
"It's a major coup for her to land a huge payday like that and I believe she is thrilled with that number. It's a lot more than the $15-m Britney Spears was paid to do The X Factor."
In mid-August there were rumours that Jennifer, the mother of five-year-old twins Max and Emme, was getting a $15-m salary for her third season of Idol, but the figure is actually higher.
The $17.5-m salary is a big leap from the $12-m paycheque J-Lo was handed for her first season of Idol in 2011. For her second season she was given a $3-m raise to $15-m.
It was reported last year that when Jennifer asked for another $2-m raise to come back for her third season the Idol producers refused and she walked.
Steven Tyler made his exit, too, although it's not clear if that had to do with salary negotiations.
Steven and J-Lo were replaced by Mariah Carey, who was paid a reported $18-m, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Keith is returning next season with former judge Randy Jackson serving as a mentor.
— Daily Mail
Kate makes first public outing since giving birth
She gave hope to millions of women everywhere when she appeared outside hospital with her new baby, Prince George, sporting a noticeable baby bump.
But just five weeks later, the Duchess of Cambridge has managed to sensationally snap back into shape — and is even sporting her pre-pregnancy skinny jeans.
Arriving at her first official engagement since having her son on July 22, Kate looked radiant — without the slightest sign of baby fatigue — in a green tweed hacking jacket, loose geometric-patterned top and a pair of J Brand jeans.
Despite the uneven surfaces in the Holyhead Breakwater Country Park she also sported her favourite black wedges.
Kate has always been a sporty young woman and kept fit throughout her pregnancy by walking her dog, Lupo, and taking part in regular ante-natal yoga classes.
Yoga not only helps mothers stay healthy before the birth but is also believed to help them regain their figure afterwards by 'training' their muscles.
Sarah Barrett, managing editor of pregnancy and parenting website BabyCentre UK, said: "Antenatal yoga is an excellent choice for pregnant women. It's different from traditional yoga and is a great way to stay in shape both during pregnancy and to help new mums get back into shape after pregnancy.
"Practicing yoga is also an excellent way to prepare you for labour and the birth of your baby. Kate obviously looks fantastic - and we wouldn't be surprised if a little yoga was part of her secret."
— Daily Mail
Alicia Keys reveals her new pixie cut
She's known for her powerful voice.
But on Friday, it was Alicia Keys' updated 'do that made the loudest statement as she performed with Maxwell on ABC's Good Morning America Concert Series in New York City's Rumsey playfield.
After chopping off her sleek bob, the 32-year-old R&B singer-songwriter paraded her new pixie cut, joining multiple other celebrities such as Beyoncé who have lost their long locks.
Creating a bolder look, the Girl On Fire singer bared her midriff in a cut-out black blouse with sheer fabric covering her toned tummy.
Hugging her curves, the entertainer teamed the revealing shirt with a pair of tight, hot pink trousers.
And completing her look, the Grammy award-winner donned dangling cross earrings and sported a pair of black, peep-toe heels.
As a multifaceted performer, Alicia didn't limit herself on stage, seen sitting to play the piano, standing still to belt it out, and joining Maxwell to dance.
— Daily Mail