Paula Abdul is excited to work alongside Kara DioGuardi. Forget the concern she showed before.

"This is gonna be a good thing. I'm really thrilled," Abdul told Perez Hilton, likely at the urging of American Idol producers. "For me, I'm excited as can be. I think this time around, it's gonna work adding a new judge. A lot of surprises are in store that are gonna make it more exciting to watch the show."

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With the Democratic National Convention in full swing this week, People has a cool interview with Sens. Barack Obama and Joe Biden, along with their lovely spouses, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden. Here's the beginning ...

Q: This is the first mate you've chosen since Michelle.

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Now this is a cute father-daughter pair. Well at least the second half. After a date night with wife Katie Holmes over the weekend, Tom Cruise and two-year-old daughter Suri Cruise get ready to hit the road in New York City Monday.

Suri Cruise: We rip on her folks a lot, but what a little sweetheart!

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Having already lined up a guest spot on Greek, The Hills star Lauren Conrad is now filming a guest spot on the CW series Privileged this week!

The 22-year-old will play - come on, who else - herself and attend a bash thrown by the show's central characters, twins Rose (Lucy Kate Hale) and Sage (Ashley Newbrough), that gets, like, totally out of control. OMG!

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The unveiling of the Dancing with the Stars cast and a fourth American Idol judge made this quite the banner day for TV news.

We had Kim Kardashian and the new Dancing cast pretty much pegged, but the latter - Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kara DioGuardi joining American Idol when the musical competition returns this January - came out of left field.

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