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2009 American Music Awards: the red carpet arrivals

November 22, 2009 |  9:32 pm
Keith and Nicole

Kelly Clarkson sparkled in black with silver sequins, and Shakira made a splash in brilliant, skimpy yellow as  stars from the music realm came out Sunday afternoon at L.A.'s Nokia Theater, heading into the 2009 American Music Awards.

AMA-gallery Perez Hilton hit the red carpet, all platinum blond in a black-trimmed, white tuxedo -- maybe eager to see  the Black Eyed Peas?

Just a few names from the full slate of performances on tap: Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez. Carrie Underwood and Chris Urban. Adam Lambert, Shakira and Rihanna.

Alas, no Taylor Swift. But hey, we've seen her a lot lately.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman arrive Sunday at the American Music Awards, where he'll be performing, but she won't -- bummer, because the Ministry loved her in "Moulin Rouge!" Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images.

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