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Spoiler Alert! Don’t read any further if you don’t want to know who won the first season of The X Factor! For the rest of you, check out what the winner’s mentor had to say below:
It’s safe to say Simon Cowell was a very happy man after the conclusion of the first season of The X Factor. Not only had his final contestant, Melanie Amaro, emerged victorious, but Simon had also won a $10,000 bet with L.A. Reid. The two even joked on the post-show press line about publicly exchanging Simon’s prize in St. Bart »
- Adam B. Vary
Could Dame Helen Mirren play the 12th Doctor? Of course she could. Will she? Meh, who knows? According to a gossip publication – so again, who knows – she said she’d love to. It’s a tiny little article and has no context, so she may have just been trying to get them to go away. On the other hand, How Cool If It Were To Happen!
Here’s the quote from Daily Star – in fact, here’s the entire article, entitled Helen Mirren Thinks Time Dr Who Changed:
The legendary actress, 66, told us: “I would like to play the new female Doctor Who. I don’t want to just be his sidekick.” That’d be worth a watch.
- Erin Willard
Anna Chlumsky had everyone crying 20 years ago when "My Girl" came out in 1991 -- but last night, she hit the red carpet looking red hot!Chlumsky, who played "Vada Sultenfuss" alongside a young Macaulay Culkin in the tearjerker flick, was spotted at the premiere of Oscar-bait "The Iron Lady," looking gorgeous in a red dress and black heels.Both Anna and Macaulay have been M.I.A. from the limelight recently -- with Culkin's last public appearance being an Oscar tribute to John Hughes in 2010.Check out the gallery above to see what some of your other favorite child stars look like now! Read more »
- tooFab Staff
Join me from 8pm on Saturday as the contestants sing 'the Song to Get You to the Final' and get soulful with Motown classics
Good evening, and welcome to tonight's X Factor liveblog. I hope you like tension, because the next few hours are going to be rammed with the stuff. It's semi-final night, which means that the contestants have never been closer to seeing their dream come true. That's provided that their dream involves singing a soggy duet with a bored-looking popstar and then never releasing anything of worth again. And, since they're on X Factor, that's probably quite likely.
Our four plucky semi-finalists will be performing two songs each again tonight - one Motown classic (or a song that sounds a bit Motowny, or a song written by someone called Mo, or a song recorded in a town) and a Song To Get Me To The Final, which »
- Stuart Heritage
[flv width="600" height="500"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBVXPYTzczU&feature=share[/flv] In this insanely impressive video, Justin Bieber proves just how talented he is and flows about his girlfriend, amongst other topics...we're obsessed! Someone call a doctor, our Bieber Fever just went through the roof! If you ever doubted Justin Bieber's talent, you need to watch this video from his visit to Power 106 FM Nov. 2. The 17-year-old singer asks for a background track and lets loose a rap that would impress even Jay Z and Kanye West. Justin raps about his swag, faith, fans...and, of course, his girlfriend, Selena Gomez. "My girl says I'm perfect/she just loves an imperfect person perfectly personally/I think she is perfectly perfect/Get it done abundantly/She wants to get up onto me," he says. Watch this clip and tell what you think: is Justin a prodigy? [polldaddy poll=5636936] Go Crazy For More On The Biebs! Selena Gomez Misses Justin Bieber On ‘DWTS’ For Sexy Red Carpet! »
- Kirstin Benson
Well we made it everybody! We're finally in the home stretch of this cycle and it couldn't have come soon enough. As we start tonight's show Lisa is upset about Bre leaving but also adds that Bianca doesn't have a bodyguard anymore.
Alexandria, looking the least fierce I've ever seen her, reminds us that the judges knocked her picture for looking like "a reality TV star" and I'm reminded what a joke that is considering the fact that they are on a reality TV show. They — Tyra included — need to get over themselves and probably shouldn't use that as a way to cut the contestants down, particularly considering who their guest judges have been so far.
Shannon says she thinks the judges want more raunch from her. I think she just needs to stop being boring.
Bianca is pissed that the house is full of cliques because now she doesn't »
- Mia Jones
My girl Britney has set a new record! And it has nothing to do with music!
She has become the sixth person in Twitter history to surpass the 10 million followers mark. Lady Gaga, Barack Obama, Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian, and Katy Perry all reached that milestone before her. Brit currently has 10,164,167 followers on the site.
And surprisingly enough, she's pretty active on the social networking site, often sending out messages to fans to keep them up-to-date on her life. Sure, her managers tweet from the account too, but when Britney herself tweets, she adds a "- Britney" to let followers know.
Brit Brit also follows an amazing 419,510 people. Did I mention that I was one of the people that she follows? Let me boast for a moment: Britney Spears Follows Me On Twitter!!!!
Okay, I'm done.
She's currently on the European leg of her Femme Fatale Tour, and after every show, »
- Alexandra Capotorto
My girl wants to party all the time, party all the time, party all the time. For most of us, that's just a rockin' Eddie Murphy jam that we wouldn’t stop listening to if it literally broke our eardrums with its sheer awesomeness. For Hilary Swank, it's a lesson to take to heart.
The "Million Dollar Baby" actress, who attended the birthday party of Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov along with action star Jean-Claude Van Damme, is now telling fans that all that partying (and the reported six-figure paycheck that came with it) were bad choices.
The Guardian reports that the actress says she "deeply regrets" participating in the evening's festivities, during which she wished Kadyrov a happy birthday and expressed her excitement over being invited to Chechnya.
While Swank has since feigned ignorance over Kadyrov's lengthy history of having his detractors abducted or murdered, it's not for Google illiteracy. »
- Sarah Crow
Considering last week's pitch-perfect flashback episode, Thursday's "Vampire Diaries" had a tough act to follow. I was actually quite impressed, though. After a mythology-heavy episode, it was nice to revisit some of the more peripheral characters... and to finally, finally see Elena acknowledge her attraction to Damon.
But I'm getting ahead of myself! Cue up your DVRs, prepare to feel uncomfortably attracted to a fictional 16-year-old, and... go!
Previously on "The Vampire Diaries": Everybody on the whole planet was totally in love with Elena. Stefan had to break up with her in 14 languages before she clued in. Caroline was definitely a victim of child abuse. And, in a shocking turn of events, a piece of jewelry was not just jewelry.
8:01 - Still in Chicago, Klaus and Stefan lounge around in the boyfriend chairs at a fancy clothing store. You know it's fancy because they're drinking champagne, not because of the actual clothing, »
This morning, the world continues to mourn the loss of Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder and former CEO that pioneered computers with the Mac and iPad and revolutionized how we listen to music with iTunes and the iPod, who passed away yesterday at the age of 56 after a years-long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Jobs' impact on the worlds of music, movies and computers was profound. He didn't just create new and better techie toys for us to enjoy, he fundamentally altered the way we communicate, how we work and the way we access and consume entertainment.
He was a private man, but one thing we do know for certain about Steve Jobs is that he loved music. So in his honor, let's take a look back at the invention that changed sound – the iPod. The iPod has become so engrained in our culture that I'm sure many people reading this »
- John Mitchell
Britney Spears can't catch a break.
My girl was in Stoke Newington (yea, I dunno) filming the video for her new single "Criminal," and the London borough constituency's local government is none too pleased with the plot of the video.
You see, Brit totes a gun in the vid and the government finds it disrespectful especially after the riots that took place earlier this year, so naturally, they're demanding an apology from the star.
"I think she should apologize and make a sizable donation to the Hackney charity that deals with young people..." Councillor Ian Rathbone of the Hackney Council said "for the rudeness and damage she's done to this community."
The Council then told London Tonight, "In this case we did not agree that a replica gun could be used at Stoke Newington Town Hall and we are disappointed. We will be raising this matter with the production company. »
- Alexandra Capotorto
Another seven days, another £7m for The Inbetweeners Movie, as its cumulative UK total reaches just shy of £35m, leapfrogging both Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and The Hangover: Part II to become the third biggest hit of 2011. This unexpected turn of events means that all three of the year's biggest hits are British: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (£71.9m), The King's Speech (£45.0m) and now The Inbetweeners Movie. And although, of course, Potter is fully financed by Hollywood studio Warners, the other two films are independent productions.
While it's possible that this event is not wholly unprecedented, 2011 certainly represents the strongest year for British cinema in a very long time. »
- Charles Gant
We asked and you responded like crazy!
Over the last week or so, we polled you guys about your favorite MTV Video Music Awards moments and boy did you let us know who your favorites were in categories like Most Iconic Vma Performance, Best Video of the 2000s and Best Pop Performance!
All told, we received a staggering 15 million votes in nine categories. By far the most heated contest came in the Most Iconic Vma Moment poll, where we received nearly 10 million votes … and over 9 million of those were split between two acts – Michael Jackson and Bon Jovi. That’s right! Fan groups for the two classic MTV artists got crazy competitive, but ultimately Mj prevailed, taking just over 57 percent of the vote. The late King of Pop’s 1995 Vma performance also took the crown for Best Vma Pop Performance.
- John Mitchell
In what’s being billed as a special two-parter, Curtis will play Charlotte Ryan, a strong, opinionated career woman from the Office of the Inspector General in the Department of Defense. The character is also described as someone who will spar with Gibbs and the team like never before, so “don’t be surprised if there are sparks between Gibbs and Ryan,” says NCIS executive producer Gary Glasberg. “We’re expecting some real chemistry. »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
We’ve previously debated in this blogspace whether or not Guy Fieri is Terrible, and while I still maintain that Diners Drive-Ins and Dives remains a super-watchable show regardless of Fieri’s super-pg fake-edgy-antics, it’s very very difficult to maintain the “he is not terrible” position when you check out his line of grocery store products. Here are the actual names of Guy Fieri’s four salsas from his salsa line: That’s right: His salsas are called Green & Mean, Burn Baby Burn, Old Skool (his name for “regular”), and Da $Pice Is Right (capitalization mine, but dollar sign for S his). That last one, if you’re wondering, is made with tomatoes, blended-up Jerry Ferrara hats, and the song “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” played downwards into the jar. My point is, Guy Fieri’s actual salsa names are a more accurate Guy Fieri parody than anything »
- Dan Hopper
Suggs has said that the Madness-curated House of Fun Weekender will feature a mix of old and new influences on the band. The band headline the event at Butlins Minehead, which takes place on November 25 to November 27. Also on the bill are Beardyman, Paul Heaton, The Whip, Jerry Dammers, Rob Da Bank, Andrew Weatherall, Don Letts and others. Suggs told Digital Spy: "We've just got a lot of bands and DJs and films that have inspired us or hopefully will inspire us in the future. A mixture of old and new." Asked which artists he had picked personally, he added: "I was very keen on Beardyman, The Cuban Brothers, who I think are great, the Gentleman's Dub Club and also Jerry Dammers and his orchestra are doing a little bit, which is great." Watch Madness play 'My Girl' live at Madstock below: He added: "More and more (more »
- By Mayer Nissim
Thanks for welcoming our newest celebrity blogger — Ian Ziering! The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum recently welcomed his first child, daughter Mia Loren, with wife Erin.
In his latest blog, Ziering discusses his first Father’s Day, and what happens when he forget to say goodbye to 11-week-old Mia before leaving on a business trip.
Courtesy Ian Ziering
So it’s been a few weeks now and man, has my life changed. It’s now a lot less fun, »
In the first of a new monthly series on the best and worst film posters on release today, Paul Owen looks at the billboard ad for Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life – an unconventional poster that is not quite as unconventional as the film itself
This is the first in what will be a regular series on the most interesting film posters being produced today. I'm planning to mainly concentrate on the most impressive examples, as I did last year with Black Swan, but I'll also share with you some of the worst travesties currently marring the world's buses and bus shelters – such as this grisly and slipshod advert for the largely unsolicited Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts reunion Larry Crowne. Any suggestions for future columns are gratefully welcomed, so please feel free to tell me about any posters you've seen – good or bad – in the comments section below. »
- Paul Owen
Here at AfterElton.com, people aren't shy about naming their TV crushes, whether it's a sometimes-brooding, sometimes-happy-go-lucky roguish time traveler, a gruff, strong-willed police officer or a cable TV decorator stud. But there had to be someone who started it all for each of us. The one who first made our young selves one day notice that there was more to these TV shows than just the spaceships, cartoons, and things blowing up. Someone who made our pulse race and previously non-tingly parts go all tingly.
That was the hot topic of conversations at the AfterElton break room this week: Who was your first TV crush?
The responses we got varied quite a bit. Some people remembered the teen idols of their youth, some people remembered a character who didn't make the wardrobe department work very hard, while others remembered someone who ... surprised us.
But we don't want to just hear from Ae writers. »
- Lyle Masaki
After the jump you can watch a spoiler-free video blog reaction to Jj Abrams' Super 8 that I recorded a couple weeks back with Alex from FirstShowing . I have delayed posting this, as I wanted to include a written reaction to the film. The video blog focuses more specifically on the film, my written thoughts are more of a subjective reaction to the movie, along with a couple notes about the public perceptions of Jj Abrams vs. the realities. Video Blog: Brief Thoughts on Super 8: Super 8 for me captures a feeling of childhood that I havent seen in movies in a long time. Hollywood doesnt make movies about kids these days, not without a big name stars and high concept condescending stories. What happened to the good ol' coming of age story? You know, the types of stories which connected with the truths of childhood and growing up? »
- Peter Sciretta
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