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'The X Factor' As Not Seen On TV: Cheer Up, Paula

The fans were all a-Twittah last night at The X Factor’s Xanadome. Not only did fireball Willow Smith prove that even pretending to sing is not necessary if you want to have a career as a singer, but the overall crowd favorite went home after a (barely) superior last chance performance. As Nicole Scherzinger would probably say, it was wild maaan.

Last night’s show was ultimately very long and drawn out, and the audience didn’t get to spend much time with the busy judges. Still, as always, there were things going on behind the scenes that you simply could not see on TV. Mainly the coming undone of Paula Abdul. Read on for more from inside the studio at X Factor last night: READ FULL STORY

On the scene: 'Twilight' fans line up FIVE DAYS before 'Breaking Dawn' red carpet premiere


Dedicated, borderline obsessive Twilight fans have been a much-discussed phenomenon ever since Robert Pattinson donned his first pair of fangs, but even the most fanatical of the Cullenites would be impressed by the flock currently gathered outside of L.A. Live. Starting at 6 a.m. PT on Thursday, Summit began admitting fans into the massive tent city constructed outside of L.A. Live’s Nokia Theater, where they will wait anxiously for the chance to see their favorite stars at The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 red carpet premiere — on Monday. Hundreds of fans are currently napping under the first tent, while the crew frantically assembles another to house hundreds more before the rain hits.  READ FULL STORY

'The X Factor': Flirty Astro, those 'Glee' kids, and everything else you didn't see on TV

Are my ears ringing? Is my Marcus Canty-loving heart all aflutter? Am I experiencing severe Simon Cowell snark withdrawals? Yes, yes, and yes, which means that last night was most definitely X-Factor live show night. Wednesday’s powerhouse performances made last week’s show seem tame in comparison, resulting in an infectious energy that spread to the whole raucous crowd. Actually, scratch that. It was an infectious energy that spread to everybody but famed mixed martial artist Chuck Liddell, whose intimidating stone face never flinched during any of the 11 performances.

Luckily, Chuck was the only one. Most of The X Factor‘s movie night was broadcast nationwide, but, as always, there were plenty of things that you simply couldn’t see on TV. The judges were all warm, interactive, and friendly, and the audience was treated to everything from a Paula Abdul diss to a visit from McKinley High’s glee club. Read on for more from inside the studio at X Factor last night: READ FULL STORY

'The X Factor' on the scene: Simon's flirting, Nicole's wardrobe malfunctions, and everything else you didn't see on TV

Many apologies if some of the things that I’m saying here sound irrelevant, or maybe even a little bit silly. In my defense, stepping into The X Factor‘s Adam-B.-Vary-christened Xanadome causes immediate side effects of hearing loss, confusion, mass hysteria — just total sensory overload. In other words, it’s fun!

A lot of this fun (and plenty of heartbreak) was delivered straight to your television for your viewing pleasure, but, as always, there were plenty of things that you didn’t see on TV last night. To get the full scoop you should probably consult the two diehard “Simon groupies” from Iowa who were sitting next to me, because those ladies made the Idol junkies look amateur. They each donated $2,000 to charity for their tickets! But for now you’re stuck with me, and I can tell you that most of the judges were feeling the heat last night. Simon Cowell could barely sit still, and Paula Abdul was giving out group hugs as if they were candy. Candy, I tell you! Read on for all the details on those things and more inside the studio at X Factor last night: READ FULL STORY

'Twilight' stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner immortalized in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theater -- LIVE VIDEO

For anyone who visits the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, it is a time-honored tradition to place your hands and feet in the cement handprints and footprints left there by Hollywood’s biggest luminaries — from Douglas Fairbanks to Bette Davis, Julie Andrews to Johnny Depp — and exclaim, “Oh my gawd, they’re so small!

To that storied list of stars we can add The Twilight Saga‘s Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner, who will celebrate the release of Breaking Dawn — Part 1 today by pressing their hands and feet into wet cement. And you can watch them do it, live, in the video below, starting around 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET. (And no, Jacob won’t be leaving any paw prints, so don’t ask.)  READ FULL STORY

'The X Factor' on the scene: 14 things you didn't see on Top 12 performance night

If you can imagine, stuff happens at the taping of live TV shows that you — the viewing audience out there in the great USA — never really sees. But, call me a journalist, call me a spy — my job is to bring those moments, however completely and totally irrelevant, to you! So that’s what I’ve done here in this blog post, collecting together the things that you didn’t see on your screen during last night’s two-hour live episode of Fox’s talent competition The X Factor.

So what happened? The producers banned glow-in-the-dark posters! The judges bickered! The fog/smoke choked audience members! And, there were some crazy Canadians, stirring up trouble. Read on for all the details on those things and more inside the studio at X Factor last night:


On the scene for Conan O'Brien's first night back in New York City: Fans, Fallon... and the Mayor!

I wish I could say that the sight of hundreds of eager Conan O’Brien fans waiting to get into the Beacon Theater while dressed as pop culture references (Waldo, I found you!), their beloved Coco, and The Flaming C! would be different on any night other than October 31st. But as any member of Team Coco could attest, that simply wouldn’t be the case. Halloween or not, the Conan elite were slapping on their finest (and sometimes intentionally downright terrible) orange wigs and welcoming home their departed hero, in a line that wrapped around three Manhattan blocks.  READ FULL STORY

'The X Factor' on the scene: Simon's shameless cheerleading, and L.A. Reid's soft side

I’m torn. After spending two-and-a-half hours inside the sound and light and choreography blender that is The X Factor live studio, I cannot decide whether my nom du snark for the place should be the Xanadome or Starship Migraine. Whatever I’m calling the joint, it lives in the exact same space as American Idol‘s Idoldome — Studio 36 at CBS Television City in Los Angeles — but other than the live studio audience and the judges’ table, that is where the similarities end.  READ FULL STORY

Jason Reitman gathers Jennifer Garner, Aaron Paul and more for star-studded reading of 'The Breakfast Club'

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Last night, a crowd of industry insiders and excited film enthusiasts gathered at the Bing Theater at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) for a live table-read of John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club. This time, instead of Molly Ringwald and the gang, Up in the Air director Jason Reitman gathered an equally eclectic group of actors to reimagine the diverse sterotypes portrayed in the film. A lovely and very pregnant Jennifer Garner was beauty queen Claire (Molly Ringwald), James Van Der Beek was Andy the jock (Emilio Estevez), Mindy Kaling was basket case Allison (Ally Sheedy), Patton Oswalt was Brian the geek (Anthony Michael Hall), and, probably best of all, Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul was the criminal Bender (Judd Nelson). Rounding up the cast as those ever-meddling adults (cue eye-roll) were J.K. Simmons as Carl the janitor, and Michael Chiklis as Mr. Vernon. Reitman himself called out the directions on stage, while images from the film flashed on stage to signal a change of scene.


On the 'Celebrity Apprentice' scene: Here's to the ladies who (sell) lunch


The fifth season of The Celebrity Apprentice is underway, and the ladies of Team As-Yet-To-Be-Named-But-Hopefully-It’s-Something-Like-Fabulicious! took to New York’s West 52nd Street to sell their wares during a lunchtime charity challenge. Previously announced contestant Cheryl Tiegs braved the paps with Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza of Venezuela (pictured left) and Miss New York USA 2011 Amber Collins to hand out fliers. Sandwich seekers walked a red carpet in and even got their photo taken by an on-scene photographer. But what awaited me inside? Read on to find out and see the ladies’ menu. READ FULL STORY

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