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What kind of 'X Factor' hosts will Khloé Kardashian and Mario Lopez be?

After what felt like months of speculation and unconfirmed reports, Fox officially announced on Tuesday that Khloé Kardashian and Mario Lopez will be your new X Factor hosts.

The two won’t be appearing on the show until it goes live in November, so there’s no telling what kind of hosts they will be just yet (though here’s hoping they won’t be the fiasco that was “Stevecrest,” aka Steve Jones), but we certainly have enough material to brainstorm. After all, Lopez has been the host of Extra since 2008, while Kardashian has starred on a bevy of E! reality shows including Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Khloé & Lamar. We break it down for you pro/con style below:

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'The X Factor': Trevor Moran needs an ambulance; Fox needs to stop it with the lame ambulance cliffhangers

Fox continues to use minor tragedies and ambulances to shamelessly promote its musical reality competitions. Earlier this year, during American Idol auditions, we got our first auditions episode CLIFFHANGER when Symone Black fell off the stage during Hollywood Week. This time it’s 13-year-old YouTube sensation Trevor Moran, the little kid who danced around the Apple Store. READ FULL STORY

'The X Factor': Britney Spears sings 'Happy Birthday' to L.A. Reid while America holds its breath (to blow out the candles)

Some people say it with flowers, but true superstars — who are goaded into reality TV filler stunts by lick-lipping producers who can’t wait to tap into that icing — sing it with cake. Here’s Britney Spears wishing her X Factor colleague, seat-dancing specialist L.A. Reid, a happy birthday. AND SHE’S SINGING!

L.A. first utters a low-toned “Oh my God” (at the fact that Britney Spears is serving a cake, seemingly of her own volition), then transitions to a more intrigued, upward-lilting “Oh my God!” (at the fact that Britney is really giving it her all with the singing). Watch a new American classic here:  READ FULL STORY

Sunday night TV smackdown: Fox vs. ABC

Image Credit: FOX;Colleen Hayes

On Sunday, Sept. 30, tune in for a feud as old as time itself: Fox vs. ABC.  That’s right, Popwatchers, it’s the start of another fall TV season, and with it comes the heartrending decision that cuts to our core: which shows to watch live?

As if having to choose between The X-Factor and The Voice wasn’t terrible enough, on Sundays from 8-10pm you’ll have to pick either Fox’s animated comedy block or ABC’s dramatic pairing of Once Upon a Time and Revenge.  The Fox lineup boasts some entrenched heavyweights – The Simpsons, Family Guy, and American Dad – and an acclaimed young buck, Bob’s Burgers.  ABC, in the other corner, features two welterweight dramas whose first seasons were among the network’s most popular in years.

Don’t forget your aprons, PopWatchers, because this battle royale is about to get messy.

Fox or ABC?  Comedy or Drama?  Animation or Live-Action?  Cast your vote and make your voice heard.

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Thursday night TV: 'Big Bang' or '30 Rock'?

Thursday, traditionally primetime’s biggest night, won’t really get interesting until Oct. 4. By then, every network — minus The CW — will have premiered new episodes of its fall Thursday shows. As of tonight, though, only Fox is airing shiny new autumnal TV: CBS has comedy repeats and a new Big Brother, ABC’s showing summer series Wipeout and an old ep of Grey‘s, and NBC’s entire night has been turned over to the season finale of America’s Got Talent.

But in early October? By then, we’ll be four episodes into the fourth season of Glee, and all of NBC’s comedies will have returned. Meredith Grey will be sobbing all new sobs on ABC, and Lucy Liu will be steaming up screens as a sexy Dr. Watson on CBS’s Elementary. ‘Twill be a glorious time, my friends. A glorious time indeed.

So let’s fudge tonight’s TV Timeslot Wars poll by pretending that frabjous day is already upon us. When October rolls around, comedy lovers will be faced with a tough choice at 8 pm: The Big Bang Theory‘s nerds or 30 Rock‘s nerds? If you like one, there’s a good chance you also like the other — though you could always ditch both for extra Britney on The X Factor‘s results show.

Here’s the moment of truth — which show will you watch live? Let us know in the poll below.

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EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is...

Submitted by Ktbanks:

“If you imagine that Madonna, Bobby Brown, and Dracula had a child, it’d be you. But in a weird way, I kind of like it.”

–Simon Cowell on The X Factor

Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Wednesday, Sept. 12, and come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!

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'The X Factor': Listen to Britney Spears and Don Philip's 1999 duet, then weep for humanity

Update: Annie’s full recap is live.

Here’s Britney Spears’ duet with 32-year-old vocal coach and X Factor contestant Don Philip — “I Will Still Love You,” off her debut album, 1999’s …Baby One More Time. Something …drastic has happened to Don’s voice since then. Ugh, life. It’ll getcha.

We didn’t get many details on why current Don is such a mess, but the guy’s clearly been through hell and, thanks to the “magic” of a network television production team in search of a buzzy premiere moment, has made it back to one of the gates of hell — The X Factor audition stage!

Britney was so distraught after Don walked away that Simon had to interrupt his Skittles consumption to come over and hover over/console her.

What a difference 12 years can make. Listen to Britney and Don here: READ FULL STORY

Wednesday night TV: Britney vs. XTina as 'The Voice' and 'X Factor' go head to head -- POLL

Fall television’s timeslot wars continue tonight as The Voice and The X Factor face off in a bitter duel for the ages. (Something like this, I imagine.)

The Voice debuted on Monday night to respectable ratings, though it wasn’t up against much competition. Tonight will be the true test of the NBC series’ viewership.

While The X Factor got off to a rough start last year, it has undergone a number of changes. Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger are gone, with Demi Lovato and Britney Spears taking their places for season 2. What’s more, Simon Cowell has vowed that viewers will see a whole new side to Spears, who he says is “surprisingly quite mean.” Looks like it might deserve another chance.

But this is more than just a question of The Voice vs. The X Factor. This, readers, is the age old battle of Britney vs. XTina. So, when 8 p.m. rolls around, which show will you be watching live? READ FULL STORY

Simon Cowell unveils new Sony headphones

Watch out Dr. Dre — this town’s not big enough for two sets of celebrity-backed high-end headphones.

Simon Cowell has announced a new line of headphones that will be distributed by Syco Entertainment, his business collaboration with Sony Music Entertainment. The X Headphones will cost $299 and should compete with Dr. Dre’s stupidly successful Beats by Dre.

In a statementThe X Factor creator and judge flexed his signature humility: “I simply wanted something better than what is in the market today. I’ve tried all of them, literally every single one. Sony and I set out to create the best headphone in the world. We are absolutely blown away by these. With the X headphones, it’s like being in the recording studio when the records are made. The sound is that clear.” READ FULL STORY

Simon Cowell on 'X Factor' judge Britney: 'She's surprisingly quite mean'

Britney Spears is not that innocent — and not that nice to aspiring singers. “She’s very unpredictable,” Simon Cowell recently told reporters during a conference call. “She has taken this very seriously and she’s surprisingly quite mean.”

Wait a minute — sweet, wide-eyed Brit-Brit is going to be more of a Simon than a Paula (or, shudder, a Nicole Scherzinger)? Apparently, according to Cowell: “In the past we’ve had judges that never say no. She can’t say no quick enough on this show. She’s quite difficult to please,” he said, repeating what he told EW’s Dave Karger earlier this month. And this is from the guy who once told an American Idol contestant, “If you had lived 2,000 years ago and sung like that, I think they would have stoned you.”

But don’t take Simon’s word for it.  READ FULL STORY

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