Celeb Reality: Best Judges and Mentors

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  • Cee-Lo Green, The Voice
  • Tyra Banks, America's Next Top Model
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Nicole Richie in Fashion Star
  • Flavor Flav, Flavor of Love
  • RuPaul, Drag Race, Drag U
  • Lil' Mama, America's Best Dance Crew
  • Kelly Rowland, The Fashion Show, Clash of the Choirs
  • TLC, R U the Girl
  • L.A. Reid, The X Factor
  • Teena Marie, Road to Stardom
  • Mariah Carey, American Idol
  • Diddy, Making the Band
  • Yolanda Adams, Sunday Best, BET
  • Vivica A. Fox, Starlet
  • Tyson Beckford, Make Me a Supermodel

Jennifer Lopez on American Idol

Jennifer Lopez’s two years at AI's judges' table gave the show the star wattage needed after Paula Abdul’s departure. J.Lo’s nice, encouraging and sometimes tearful judging style definitely struck a chord with audiences — it singlehandedly launched her career comeback.

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