Stories do not come much more inspiring than that of Ramiro Garcia.

This church worship leader closed out American Idol auditions in Texas last night and he did it with a background that's hard to believe: the aspiring singer was born without ears and told by doctors he'd never hear.

Posted in: American Idol

His memory and indelible mark on music and pop culture will last forever and now Michael Jackson's children have cemented his legacy ... in the literal sense.

With a hand and footprint ceremony, Prince, 14, Paris, 13, and Blanket Jackson, 9, left their mark - and Michael's - outside Hollywood's Grauman's Chinese Theater.

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Drop Dead Diva. It's not just a request many people make when they meet Kim Kardashian. It's also this reality star's new gig.

The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Kim has actually landed a recurring role on the Lifetime drama, which averaged 2.3 million viewers last year. She'll appear on multiple season four episodes as Nikki, a love interest for the character Ben.

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Robert Hegyes, who played Jewish Puerto Rican wheeler-dealer Juan Luis Pedro Phillipo de Huevos Epstein on the 1970s classic show Welcome Back Kotter, has died.

An apparent heart attack was the cause. He was 60.

Posted in: R.I.P.

With Demi Moore out of Sherman Oaks Hospital in Los Angeles, more information on what exactly landed her there in the first place may come out tomorrow.

The 911 call placed on behalf of the actress this week will be made available on Friday, but with a major catch: following a review by the  Los Angeles City Attorney's Office, numerous references from the call will be redacted because they refer to medical conditions and could violate privacy laws.

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Deena Cortese is the latest Jersey Shore star to go without makeup in a self portrait on Twitter, ditching the fake eyelashes, contacts and orange skin that are her staple.

The Meatball shared the no-makeup pic herself yesterday, writing "Lol no makeup n hairs in a pony but makos [the cat's] face is too cute not to tweet." Indeed. So true.

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With season 11 of American Idol underway, we have exciting news from the most successful show champion in history:

Carrie Underwood will soon release a new album and is preparing fans for that event via the following video tease. It hypes the release of “Good Girl," the first single off the CD, which will be available on February 23.

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Sorry, Armie Hammer. Your arrest for marijuana possession didn't even make THG's Top 10 favorite marijuana scandals ... though it did inspire us to compile the list!

Note that there are plenty of pot smokers out there who don't appear here simply because they haven't been busted for their antics. We snub them, but they win!

Posted in: Celebrity Scandals