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Poll: Is it quite time to give thanks for awkward 'X Factor' host Steve Jones? [Pause.] Thanksgiving.

A lot of people seem to dislike this uncomfortable-looking attractive man — whom I’ve been calling Stevecrest — because he’s exceedingly abrupt as he tries and fails to ring around the circus that is the U.S. version of The X Factor. But you guys! I can’t help it. I am beginning to love Steve Jones.

This is a man so endearingly bumbling that he has called 15-year-old Astro “a nice man,” (without sarcasm, but it was a few weeks ago) and Howie Mandel a “top man,” (with just a bit of sarcasm, I believe). One time, after musical guest Rihanna had succeeded in slowly backing away from Steve and finally escaping, he called after her, “You glorious, glorious lady!”

I love that everything he has to come up with on the fly is just so…off. On Tuesday night, faced with the task of getting the judges to stop bickering about Drew, he bellowed, “THIS HAS TO STOP RIGHT NOW, PLEASE.” [Pause.] “THANKSGIVING.” And he bellows EVERYTHING.

As EW.com reader Josh put it, “He’s like a male, Welsh Samantha Harris.” Admittedly, this isn’t the most ringing endorsement I’ve ever read, but I look at it like this: Steve Jones is the only person on The X Factor who consistently makes me giggle. That’s definitely something. (Try harder, Simon Cowell! P.S. I don’t believe anything you ever say.)

If you need a much more convincing reason to give thanks for Steve Jones that might really nail it on the head…. READ FULL STORY

NBC's 'Munsters' pilot: Help 'Pushing Daisies' creator Bryan Fuller cast it!

Now that you’ve had time to think about NBC ordering a pilot of Bryan Fuller’s remake of the classic ’60s TV show The Munsters, let’s help him cast it. According to EW’s James Hibberd, Fuller imagines an hour-long series exploring how the monster house came about that will have a darker and less campy feel than the black-and-white original.

My first thought was Spartacus‘ Lucy Lawless as Lily and Sons of Anarchy‘s Ron Perlman or Jeff Goldblum as Herman, while Sandra Gonzalez picked Chuck‘s Yvonne Strahovski as Marilyn, and Kate Ward pitched Danny DeVito as Grandpa and Bill Hader as her Herman. Without knowing exactly what ages Fuller is thinking, and how much makeup he wants to use, the options are endless. So brainstorm away!

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Bill Maher and Elisabeth Hasselbeck battle on 'The View': Watch it in all its uncomfortable glory

You’d be hard-pressed to find two people in entertainment with more conflicting views on politics than Bill Maher and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. So it only made television sense during his visit to The View on Tuesday, that they were positioned as close as uncomfortably possible to one another. In fact, uncomfortable was the key adjective to describe just about every moment of their tense meeting.

Mere moments into his visit, Maher, who stopped by to promote his new book, was halted by Hasselbeck (who didn’t appear on Wednesday’s installment of The View) to discuss a particular joke he made on his HBO show, in which he stated that upon Lara Logan’s return to the U.S. after her sexual assault in Egypt, America would send Hasselbeck in her place. [Update: Hasselbeck tweeted on Wednesday, “Comfronting someone who suggest ( even in jest) that you should be traded and gang raped for another woman IS NOT an ATTACK. #standup #women”]

Hasselbeck, who needled Maher (“Forgive this idiotic Republican for bringing this to your brilliant mind”), told him it wasn’t so much the joke at her expense that bothered her. Rather, she was speaking on behalf of women and that the joke itself wasn’t funny. (Because if there’s anything Hasselbeck cares about, it’s preserving the sanctity of comedy.) At one point, Maher explains he says these sort of things to stand on the edge for the sake of comedy, to which Hasselbeck fired back, “Thanks for being the hero.”

You can relive the interview in all of its painfully awkward, yet undeniably entertaining glory below, in which the two continue to hurl zingers at each other. READ FULL STORY

Kat Von D alleges Jesse James had 19 mistresses during their relationship. Happy Monday, everyone!

Kat Von D took to her Facebook to write a message to her ex Jesse James, thanking him for his many indiscretions. (To be fair, Hallmark hasn’t exactly made a card for that just yet.)

In a message titled “Thank you, Jesse James,” the former LA Ink star alleges that a 19th woman has stepped forward and claimed to have had an affair with the biker during their courtship last year. “I kept going back and forth in my mind as to what the best way would be for me to release and let go of any residual feelings remaining from that toxic relationship. All of this may sound petty or immature to some, but I assure you this is coming from a place of pure honesty and love,” Von D wrote regarding the latest bombshell.

Speaking of bombshells, the tattoo artist also made a point to remind everyone she’s not Michelle McGee. READ FULL STORY

'Jack and Jill': Do you still see Adam Sandler flicks, or did you give that up a long, long time ago?

The funniest thing about the trailer for Jack and Jill, a real movie that opens in theaters this weekend, is how fake it all seems. The mind-bogglingly absurd image of Adam Sandler playing both himself and his boorish, Noo Yawk twin sister Jill looked like it could have been one of the movies his Funny People character willingly sold out to make a quick buck for. Actually, it felt more like something out of a South Park episode in which they’d parody the mind-boggling absurdity of most Sandler flicks. (“Adam Sandler is his own twin sister… and Rob Schneider is a stapler!”) I take that back, the funniest thing about the Jack and Jill trailer is that it produced this. Brilliant.

Still, no one, especially not critics, seem to be laughing at Sandler’s latest pass at, er, comedy. (EW’s Lisa Schwarzbaum gave the film a D+, helping the film earn its 2 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Well, at least its no Bucky Larson, right? Right?!) Will anyone other than masochists and the most hardcore Sandler devotees see this? READ FULL STORY

See Jonathan Lipnicki's hypnotic shirtless pictures: It's like you're photoshopped! (You're not?!)

Hey, what happened to Jonathan Lipnicki, that precocious little glasses-wearing star of Jerry Maguire?, you ask. This. This is what happened to Jonathan Lipnicki. I’d tell you you won’t believe your eyes, but if you’ve already skimmed the pictures of Lipnicki’s workout session, courtesy of Caliendo Photography, they’ve no doubt already popped out of your head in utter disbelief and/or you’ve washed them out with acid.

And here I thought Jack and Jill would be the most surreal thing I’d see today.

Can you believe your eyes either, PopWatchers? We’re certain that it’s the very same Jonathan Lipnicki, correct? Will we ever be able to un-see this? Do you feel just as confused and alone? Did you know the human head weighs eight pounds? Did you know bees and dogs can smell fear? Share in the comments section below.

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Rick Perry delivers Letterman's Top Ten List: 'Oops!' he did it again

Who could have guessed that in this Republican GOP circus, it would be he-man Rick Perry who would deliver the comedy gem that late-night comics would come to cherish? (Herman Cain had better start singing about pizza or numbers some more if he wants to reclaim his crown.)

Alas, there’s Perry’s “oops” heard ’round the world, a moment that Jon Stewart kissed the heavens and thanked the comedy gods for. Wanting to save face (and possibly his entire campaign), the new-found comedy treasure stopped by The Late Show with David Letterman to deliver the Top Ten List. Watch the “Top Ten Rick Perry Excuses” below. Not only does the Texas governor actually have good timing (which, let’s face it, probably would have come in more handy Wednesday night), but he’s a good sport about the whole thing. Better yet, he even abides by the old comedy rule of three. Well, almost. But, hey, if this whole comedy/politics thing doesn’t pan out for Perry, it looks like he’d make a pretty good Dancing With the Stars contestant. See for yourself: READ FULL STORY

Herman Cain discusses latest 'firestorm' on 'Kimmel': 'There's not an ounce of truth in all of these accusations'

GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night not to discuss pizza or any of his nona-numbered plans, but Sharon Bialek, the latest woman to come forward and accuse him of sexual harassment. His appearance came just a few hours after Bialek held a press conference, which Cain said he watched and plans to “set the record straight” and tackle the controversy “head on” with his own press conference and media appearances.

Cain, who only referred to Bialek as “Woman #4″ told Kimmel, “There’s not an ounce of truth in all of these accusations” and that he will “talk about any and all future firestorms.” Watch the full clip below, in which Cain nearly gets himself into hot water again when Kimmel asked about Gloria Allred (“I can’t think of anything I would hire her to do”) and then nearly let a choice word slip. (“I’m in it to win it and I’m not going to be discouraged by all of this… stuff”): READ FULL STORY

Poll: Who has been the best 'Saturday Night Live' host so far this season?

For an entertainer, hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time is a huge career moment, recognizing not only that they’ve arrived, but that they’re cool. Just think about all the hosts over the years who’ve begun their monologue with wide-eyed giddiness about where they’re standing and gone on to gush about the legends they grew up watching on the same stage. Hosting SNL, however, is also a terrifying high-wire act that can be humbling or even humiliating. Not every star has the ability to be funny live, and when they’re not, there’s only so much the talented ensemble can do. But overwhelmed, deer-in-the-headlights hosts simply make you appreciate the greats, like Alec Baldwin, Jon Hamm, Justin Timberlake, and Tom Hanks, even more. If you can make it here, in Studio 8H, you can make it anywhere.  READ FULL STORY

Today in Jon Stewart news: Host chats with Condi Rice about the Iraq War, dubbed a 'racist' by Donald Trump

Today in Who-Can-Play-Nice-With-Jon-Stewart-And-Who-Can’t News, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sat down with The Daily Show host for an in-depth, frank, open discussion on the heated topic that is the Iraq War, while former Owner of Human Hair Donald Trump blasted Stewart for a recent segment about Presidential candidate Herman Cain and declared him a “racist.”

Rice stopped by The Daily Show on Tuesday night to promote her book No Higher Honor, where, in addition to telling a great ice-breaking story about recently deceased Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi (he had a notorious infatuation with her), had a nearly 20-minute conversation with Stewart about the Iraq War. In what could only be described as the rarest jewel in cable news programming (The Daily Show can win all the comedy Emmys it so richly deserves, but it’s also, most definitely, a news show): A level-headed talk between two opposing sides on a topic they’ll never fully reach an agreement on, but can, at the very least, state their case in a civilized manner. Watch all three parts of the fascinating, and yes, at some times, tense, interview below: READ FULL STORY

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