Nigel Lythgoe

Katy Perry Wins Award For Charity

Pop star Katy Perry was honored for her charity work at a gala in her hometown on Friday night.

The I Kissed a Girl hitmaker was among the honorees at the Celebration of Dreams Gala in Santa Barbara, California, hosted by the Dream Foundation at the Bacara Resort & Spa.

Perry, who grew up in Santa Barbara, was presented with an award for her work raising awareness of the charity, which helps grant wishes for families facing life-threatening illness.

American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe was also honored at the event and other famous guests included Glee star Jane Lynch and actress Marcia Gay Harden.

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Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler Take Their Places At ‘American Idol’ Judges’ Table

Producer Nigel Lythgoe tweets picture of new judging lineup at New Jersey auditions.

For those wondering what it will look like when Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler take their spots next to Randy Jackson at the judges’ tab le on “American Idol” next season, Nigel Lythgoe is giving fans a sneak peek. On Tuesday, the “Idol” executive producer tweeted a photo of the new lineup.

The photo was taken at auditions in New Jersey, and in it Lythgoe seems to be directing Tyler, Lopez and Jackson, who all sit at their rightful spots at the judges’ table, as well as the show’s superstar host, Ryan Seacrest. “It’s great to be back on American Idol,” Lythgoe wrote. “The judges were great.”  Read more at MTV News>>