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It's been 18 years since Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum (with help from Randy Quaid) saved the world from aliens in the 1996 blockbuster Independence Day, a film which has grossed more than $800 million worldwide.

With talks of a sequel in the works, and with several of the original film's principal cast set to reprise their roles, we thought we'd take a walk down memory lane to see where the cast of Independence Day is now.

Will Smith
Will Smith is still making movies, though none have grossed as much worldwide as Independence Day. He WAS nominated for two Oscars, though, so that doesn't suck.

Will Smith, of course, has gone on to great success in his post-pilot days, earning two Oscar nominations and making headlines for his daughter Willow Smith's behavior.

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Change will NOT be coming to American Idol Season 14.

Despite the series plunging to all-time low ratings on Season 13, Fox has confirmed that Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. will all return as judges for the upcoming go-around.

Ryan Seacrest, of course, will also be back as host.

American Idol Season 13 Judges

"Jennifer, Keith, Harry and Ryan are the very best in the business at what they do, and I’m thrilled that they are returning to American Idol for another season,” said David Hill, Senior Executive VP, 21st Century Fox.

"Each brings unique qualities and expertise to the team, but they all share the same passion for helping undiscovered singers achieve the American dream.”

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What is it about some celebrities that draws us to them like magnets? It's their eyes. 

From baby blue to big and brown, we just can't help but stare at their peepers, mesmerized by what we find therein. Which in the case of these 19 celebrities with amazing eyes is beauty.

Ian Somerhalder
Ian Somerhalder doesn't get the nickname Smolderhalder for nothing! It's his eyes, y'all.

Beauty IS, after all, in the EYE of the beholder ... right?

(Hey, we know the analogy is broken. Just go with it.)

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American Idol is a singing show that comes down to its contestants.

That's what we're told year after year by producers, but we came away from last night's Season 13 premiere with one thoughts:

HARRY CONNICK JR. IS THE MAN!

The new judge was harsh and honest when he needed to be. But also a total jokester throughout, most notable when he cradled Munfarid Zaidi in his arms (below) during the hopeful's audition.

Ah yes, there were plenty of auditions.

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Yesterday, American Idol confirmed the new Season 13 judging panel of Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban.

And now the show has given us out first look at these singers in quasi action.

The trio has already begun the audition process, grading singers in Boston this week before moving around the country and narrowing down the field for January's American Idol premiere. Check out the first promotional shot of Keith, J. Lo and Harry now:

American Idol Season 13 Judges

"First day on the set of @AmericanIdol in Boston!! Absolutely loved working with Jennifer and Harry Styles!" joked Urban on Twitter, while Connick expressed his own excitement via the same social network:

"So excited to be on @AmericanIdol!!! i've already judged my wife and daughters like three times this morning. do they sell gavels on amazon?"

Are you as psyched for Season 13 as these judges?

 

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Harry Connick Jr. is in. Jennifer Lopez is returning. And Randy Jackson will never go away.

Following weeks of speculation and near-casting decisions, Fox has confirmed the Season 13 roster for American Idol:

Keith Urban will join Connick and Lopez at the judging table, while Ryan Seacrest will once again host and Randy Jackson will take over for Jimmy Iovine as in-house mentor.

In a statement, Kevin Reilly - Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company - explained the moves:

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American Idol Season 12 comes to a close next week.

But with ratings in a free fall and change undoubtedly on the way, talk is already heating up over who should judge American Idol Season 13.

And following his stint as a mentor last Wednesday, many are asking: Will Harry Connick Jr. join the panel in 2014?

"I had a good time mentoring," the singer told Ellen DeGeneres yesterday before serenading her with a song (below), adding: "Judging is a whole different deal… I haven't talked to anybody [about it]."

What do YOU think? Should Harry Connick Jr. judge American Idol?