AceShowbiz - The first family photo of "American Idol" revival hits the web. New judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan are joined by returning host Ryan Seacrest on the set. Seacrest also shares on Twitter pictures between the takes. One sees him and Richie having dinner backstage and another shows him occupying the judge panel while the three juries were on a break.
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The pop star, the R&B singer and the country music crooner dropped by "Good Morning America" on Wednesday, October 3. "This is the dream team," the "Bon Apetit" singer gushed, adding that the three of them clicked from Day 1.
She also weighed in on Las Vegas shooting. "It's horrible. I think that everybody feels like their heart has just been ripped out of their chest," she said. "We just don't know when it's going to happen again and we're all trying to figure out the answers. I'm not saying I have the answers, and I pray every day. But the one thing we have to remember is prayer without action is powerless."
"We have to have some action," she went on, calling for stricter gun laws. "We have to take an unfortunate, good, hard look at what our rules and our boundaries are with gun reform. No one is saying, 'Take away your guns,' but we just don't necessarily need assault rifles, assault weapons."
Perry said we needed to pay attention to the "hands that these guns are being placed in." She continued, "We have to put our foot down more than just sending our condolences. Honestly, I get really sick to my stomach with everyone just sending their condolences, and then going back to selfie-ing and doing their regular stuff. That is not enough. When is it going to be enough? I don't know the answers and I know it's a touchy subject but I think we have to take a good, hard look at it as a society."
Bryan said he had talked to fellow country star Jason Aldean who was on stage when the massacre happened. "Hearing one of your best friends shaken up like that, knowing they'll never be able to un-see these things, you get lumps and you get nauseated. There's just got to be something we can do. From the mental health issue to all of the issues that are causing these things," he said, stopping short of mentioning gun control.
Meanwhile, Richie said, "We see the fans. We look at the faces every night on stage. We live for that. They blow the kisses, they sing every word to us. To think for a moment we are now getting to a stage where live performances are in jeopardy - the worst nightmare we ever have in life is something like that would happen."