The incredible journey of American Idol kicks off again on January 17, and contestant should be warned: there will be no more Mr. Nice Judges.

"It was hard for me in the beginning to say 'no' at all," Jennifer Lopez tells TV Guide Magazine. "[This year] we're just as honest and just as compassionate, but maybe a tiny bit more blunt about it... it has to be tough love. Maybe we're a little tougher on the tough-love part."

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Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart got down and dirty with each other on New Year's Eve.

The American Idol judge and the 24-year backup dancer spent the weekend in Miami Beach, according to People, starting the party on Thursday night at nightclub Amnesia.

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The divorce between Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony may have started off amicably enough... but the former's relationship with backup dancer Casper Smart has thrown a contentious wrench into the couple's split.

Following reports that Anthony was throwing tantrums over J. Lo moving on so quickly, the latest issue of Us Weekly states that Anthony is set to cause major problems between the pair.

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It's that time of the year again.

With 2011 drawing to a close, THG is here to present our 5th annual Celebrity of the Year Award. Before we arrive at the top spot, however, we're counting down from number-10, honoring those that delivered the best scandals, most raunchy sex tapes and most ridiculous shenanigans of the past 12 months.

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Casper Smart is currently hanging in Morocco with one of the best looking celebrities on the planet, chilling in North Africa with new girlfriend Jennifer Lopez as she prepares to perform at the Morocco Mall in Casablanca this week.

But the 24-year old backup dancer - who has an unusual connection with John McCain - can't fully relax. Why? Because he has a question for all the haters out there: What the heck, yo?!?

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Just how serious are things getting between Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart? The pair vacationed together this week in Hawaii... along with J. Lo's three-year old twins!

The 24-year old backup dancer was "great" with the children, an insider tells Us Weekly, detailing how he "was twirling them around and doing flips with Emme and she seemed very comfortable with him," while "Jennifer got a chance to sit back and relax while Casper took over and played."

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Sorry, Bradley Cooper. According to a new tabloid report, your wooing has failed.

Us Weekly claims Jennifer Lopez has moved on fro Marc Anthony - and Cooper, apparently, who she was rumored to be flinging - via a relationship with Casper Smart, a dancer at Club Boulevard in Los Angeles.

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Jennifer Lopez Biography

Jennifer Lopez is Pregnant Jennifer Lopez is divorced from Marc Anthony and the mother of twins. She's also enjoyed a revived music career thanks to her gig as an... More »
Born
Birthplace
The Bronx, New York
Full Name
Jennifer Lopez