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If not quite a vintage year, 2013 will be remembered for Netflix's innovation and a succession of bleakly engrossing crime dramas
Read the Observer critics' reviews of the year in full here
Doctor Who turned 50; BBC4 showed its last biopic (Burton and Taylor, with Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter); Netflix arrived and turned TV watching on its head with House of Cards… but that's enough milestones. We weren't deluged with fabulous new shows that had the nation gibbering with expectation. Two of the best were quite ancient – chemistry thriller Breaking Bad (another coup for Netflix) and scatterbrain comedy Parks and Recreation, both Us imports that took off over here after several seasons over there. And, still on Us comedy, the second season of Lena Dunham's Girls was funny, sharp and full of surprising nudity. Returning successes Downton Abbey and Homeland stuttered rather than soared, though Call the Midwife – another »
- Phil Hogan
Los Angeles, Dec 22: Music mogul Simon Cowell is planning to invite his ex-girlfriends to his wedding.
The 54-year-old and baby mama Lauren Silverman, 36, are secretly planning to wed over the holidays and he wants his former girlfriends to attend the occasion, reports showbizspy.com.
"Simon has told Lauren that his exes will always be a part of his life," said the source.
"They're planning an intimate ceremony with a yacht reception. »
- Arun Pandit
Simon Cowell continues to have his hands in more pies than a Premier League footballer. He’s the brains behind this “masterpiece” giving Britain’s Got Talent pooch Pudsey his very own movie. I’ve never seen the show or even heard of said shaggy canine (in fact, I thought the name was copyrighted by BBC’s Children In Need) but my research claims Pudsey triumphantly danced his way to victory on the 2012 season of the talent contest and into the hearts of the British public. I obviously appear to have a heart of stone.
Here we have the first chilling trailer for the film seeing London stray dog Pudsey adopted by siblings Molly, George and Tommy. When Mum Gail (played by Jessica Hynes) decides to move to the village of Chuffington-on-Sea, poor Pudsey finds himself up against evil landlord Mr Thorne (John Sessions) and his cat Faustus.
Do yourself a favour. »
- Craig Hunter
London, Dec 21: Simon Cowell has confessed that he will play tapes of his own voice when his baby is asleep, so that the tot develops a British accent.
The 54-year-old music mogul jokingly said that he wants his baby's first words to be "Hello Simon" and not "Hi Simon", the Daily Star reported.
The 'X Factor' judge is hoping that playing such tapes will brainwash his baby into at least talking like a British, despite his mother Lauren Silverman being based in New York. (Ani) »
- Meeta Kabra
Demi is livid with ‘X Factor’ producers after they aired a segment ridiculing the star for drinking ‘Annoying Juice.’ Demi, who felt the skit carelessly ‘mocked’ her alcohol addiction, looked visibly upset while watching it on the show — and now we know that she is still fuming off-screen!
Demi Lovato, 21, was reportedly “blindsided” by a skit that showed old footage of the singer and X Factor judge slurping various beverages that had been superimposed with a neon green light. But even though Demi, who recently opened up about her past drug and alcohol issues, is taking the skit to heart, the producers didn’t mean any harm, sources tell HollywoodLife.com Exclusively.
Demi Lovato On ‘X-Factor’ Drinking Joke — ‘Furious’ Over Drinking Problem Skit
Demi was caught on camera dropping the F-bomb when she first saw the segment during The X Factor‘s season three finale, and she is still “furious »
During Thursday night's (Dec. 19) big "X Factor" finale, the goofy packages production put together about the four judges got plenty of laughs. But the one targeting Demi Lovato was decidedly un-funny: The clip teased that Lovato, an outspoken recovering addict, had been drinking at the judges' table.
Yes, it was a made-up concoction called "Annoying Juice," but still -- it's an insensitive joke to make about someone who's struggled so publicly with addiction. Lovato thought so too, turning to her fellow judge Kelly Rowland at one point and clearly saying (though it wasn't audible) "that's so f****d up."
The curse was edited out for the show's West Coast broadcast (the feed of Lovato seemed to freeze right before she said something), but it lives on thanks to the Internet:
Fox did not have a comment on the subject, as the package was a production decision not a network one. »
The ‘X Factor’ judge has the funniest reason ever about why he thinks he’s fully prepared to be a dad. HollywoodLife.com caught up with Simon at the show’s season finale on Dec. 19, and he explained that since his dogs are so well-trained, raising a baby will be a breeze!
Simon Cowell is gearing up to welcome his first child, a son, with his girlfriend Lauren Silverman – and he’s surprisingly calm and prepared. He told HollywoodLife.com that 54 is the best age for him to become a dad — much better than if he was a father in his 20s.
Simon Cowell: I’ll Be A Good Dad Because Raising Dogs Prepared Me For Baby
Simon is sure that he’s more prepared to be a dad now than when he was younger — and he has the funniest reason why.
Simon Cowell Thrilled To Be A Dad »
- Kristine Hope Kowalski
A rough season for “The X Factor” finished on an uptick Thursday, though the Fox music contest came in well below its conclusion of a year ago.
On a night when it faced mostly repeat competition, the third-season finale of “The X Factor” averaged a 1.7 rating/5 share in adults 18-49 and 6.2 million viewers overall from 8 to 10 p.m., according to Nielsen. It was the 18-49 leader with its final two half-hours Thursday, and Fox edged out its rivals to win the night in the demo.
While Thursday’s “X Factor” finale was up from the series’ penultimate, hourlong results show of last week (1.2) as well as Wednesday’s performance finale (1.3), it was down a steep 45% in the demo from last year (3.1) and 36% in total viewers (from 9.7 million). And last night’s finale delivered less than half of what the show wrapped with in its inaugural season of 2011 (3.8 in 18-49, 12.6 million »
- Rick Kissell
Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton, known collectively as Alex & Sierra, won "The X Factor" on Thursday night, but the rising stars are open to taking a break from their music career to help out dad-to-be Simon Cowell.
"She actually was saying like three days ago, she's like, 'Oh my God, I don't care really what happens with the competition as long as I get to babysit for Simon,'" Alex told AccessHollywood.com's Laura Saltman on the red carpet after their win last night.
"Done," Simon chimed in, accepting their offer for free child care.
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The third-season finale of Fox’s The X Factor drew a 1.7 rating in adults 18-49 last night. That was up 42% from last Thursday and the series’ best showing in two months, and helped Fox win the night in 18-49. But the closer was down sharply — by 45% from last season’s finale — mirroring the performance finale’s 48% year-to-year drop. In most current ratings, Season 3 of The X Factor averaged a 2.1 in 18-49, down 42% from Season 2. (In total viewers, its average was 6.7 million, down 32%). Yet, Fox is in negotiations for a fourth season and X Factor honcho Simon Cowell already is plotting changes for next fall. Not much else on TV last night as the networks are switching to repeat mode heading into the holidays. NBC’s The Sing Off (1.2), which had been beating X Factor, slipped another 8% to a season low and was topped by the Fox singing competition for the first time this year. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The X Factor‘s latest coronation ceremony was watched by 6.2 million total people on Thursday night, while scoring a 1.7 demo rating.
While that marks week-to-week gains of 27 and 42 percent (hitting a two-month demo high), versus the Fox singing competition’s year-ago finale, we’re looking at declines of 36 and 45 percent.
Related | X Factor Season 3 Finale Recap — Michael Slezak Hands Out 15 Awards!
For the completists out there, X Factor was down more than 50 percent from Season 1′s finale (12.6 mil/3.8).
In head-to-head competition during the 8 o’clock hour, »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Simon Cowell encouraged Harry Hill to make 'I Can't Sing' ''cheekier''. The 'X Factor' musical - written by the 49-year-old comedian and co-produced by the music mogul -pokes fun at the 'X Factor' boss and former 'Spice Girl' Geri Halliwell, but Harry admits Simon quite enjoys the mockery. Speaking at 'The Harry Hill Movie' world premiere at London's Leicester Square on last night (19.12.13), the former 'TV Burp' presenter told Bang Showbiz: ''People said to me Simon would be controlling and he'll want to stop you from saying things but the reality is so far he's been nothing but supportive. ''In fact »
Tears! Hugs! Emotions! The winning duo explain what was going on in their heads, and hearts, during the big announcement.
Dec. 19 was a big night for Alex & Sierra. The Florida natives, who have been dating for two years, were crowned the winners of The X Factor‘s third season — and for the first time, Alex started crying before his super-emotional partner!
“I was like, ‘Man, this is going to be Ok,’ but then the song started and all those blue lights in the audience, and I don’t know, it just really got me,” Alex told reporters backstage after winning. “It was really, really overwhelming. Then when everyone ran out, I lost it.”
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“I was like, ‘Dang! I’m the one wiping his tears!’” Sierra added. “Then everyone came out and I was like, ‘Wait, we really did win!’ It kind of felt like just another performance. »
- Andy Swift
Alex and Sierra were crowned winners of ‘The X Factor’ season 3, and Sierra dressed the part in a festive, sparkling mini that totally stole the spotlight! Shop if you want to get her sexy dress right here.
Sierra Deaton was all smiles at The X Factor season 3 live finale show on Dec. 19, where the new winner donned a sparkling frock for the occasion. Sierra looked fantastic in a green-and-blue Topshop sequin mini dress, which she paired with black sandals, as she glided down the red carpet — and we loved her look so much we tracked it down, just for you!
Sierra’s ‘X Factor’ Finale Dress — Get The Look:
While her leggy look was perfect for the competition, considering we’re in the middle of the holiday season, Sierra’s dress was even more appropriate — and even if you aren’t walking the red carpet you can still totally rock this look! »
- Katrina Mitzeliotis
Phew. The X Factor finally did something right this season: Alex and Sierra won.
Rolling Stone's Complete Coverage of The X Factor
After a rocky, borderline-laughable third season, the show may have saved face by declaring the cutesy couple from Simon Cowell's Groups category the victor and handing them a $1 million recording contract. They might actually stand a chance in the real world.
Of course, the U.S. version of The X Factor doesn't have a great history of launching careers – both previous winners (Melanie Amaro and Tate Stevens) have disappeared, »
After the announcement that Demi would not be returning to ‘X-Factor’ next season, rumors began swirling that Selena could be taking her spot at the judges table.
Simon Cowell cleared up any rumors on Dec. 19, when he was asked about the chance of Selena Gomez taking over Demi Lovato‘s seat at the judges table — and Hollywoodlife.com was there to hear his shocking answer.
Selena Gomez As An ‘X-Factor’ Judge?
“I’ve known for a while [Demi] wasn’t going to do it again, so we’ve been thinking about it for three or four months. There was one person who we were chasing, which is important for the show,” Simon told reporters after the season three finale of X Factor.
So, does that mean it will be Demi’s good friend, Selena?
“No actually, No,” Simon replied. »
- Emily Longeretta
We saw that, Demi! ‘The X Factor’ finale on Dec. 20 hit an awkward patch when the show aired a segment accusing the singer of drinking ‘Annoying Juice’ and cameras caught her looking Extremely peeved! Watch the clip below.
Hey, The X Factor, remember that time Demi Lovato, one of the judges on your show, had a debilitating alcohol addiction? We ask, because it seems like the producers of the show forgot on Dec. 20 when they aired an insensitive clip of Demi drinking a mysterious substance and she responded with a huge F-bomb!
The clip was a joke (at least an attempt at one) on why Demi has been getting on Simon Cowell‘s nerve all season, and attributed it to the “juice” she’s been drinking. The segment digitally altered previous footage to make it look like Demi was feverishly sucking down some neon green concoction. »
- Andrew Gruttadaro
'Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the Twittersphere, celebrities were all aflutter with jokes about the upcoming celebration. Ellen DeGeneres brought on the giggles with a jailhouse Christmas tweet, and Chrissy Teigen got in on a comfortable trend just in time for big holiday meals. Meanwhile, Bette Midler's hilarious narcissism made her indifferent to a recent Santa controversy, and Dane Cook kicked off the Christmas blues. Check out all that and more in our favorite funny tweets from the week! What happened to the man who stole the advent calendar? He got 25 days. #ClassicJokeWednesday — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 18, 2013 We're guessing Santa skipped his coal delivery. I’m so sick about all this talk about what color Santa is. Who cares what color he is...as long as he knows my sizes. — Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) December 19, 2013 Don't forget to charm him with cookies, Bette. This is the time »
- Nick Maslow
Not all contestants in first all-female final of Strictly Come Dancing are comfortable with costume team's initial designs
It is renowned for its female contestants' skimpy dresses and topless performances by their male dance partners, but not all of the contenders in the first all-female final of BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing are comfortable with the amount of flesh on show. Natalie Gumede, best known for playing Kirsty Soames in ITV's soap Coronation Street, said she frequently sent back the costumes she was given because they were too revealing.
"It's kind of down to costume in a way," she said. "I turn up on Friday and see how much material is in the dress. Nine times out of 10 I get some added. »
- John Plunkett
We can't stop smiling. Why, you ask? Because Alex and Sierra are the newest champions of The X Factor! The boyfriend-girlfriend duo dominated the Fox reality competition series this season and now they have won the coveted one million dollar prize and a record contract with Sony. E! News caught up with the folk twosome just minutes after their big win to get their beyond adorable reaction and find out the plans for their highly anticipated debut album. Plus, we caught up with X Factor's bossman Simon Cowell to see what's in store for season four. "I think we're still in shock honestly" Alex gushed backstage. Sierra added that she and her beau were a bundle of nerves »
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