Howard Stern Doesn’t Think Natalia Kills Should Have Been Fired

Natalia Kills Howard SternAmerican’s Got Talent judge Howard Stern has weighed in on the Natalia Kills / Willy Moon firing over at The X Factor New Zealand.

Like the rest of the United States, Stern and Robin Quivers barely knew who Natalia was (Quivers accidentally called her “Natalie”). Stern thought Natalia and her husband went too far, but didn’t agree with them being fired because “they asked for her opinion.”

“They were outrageous,” Stern said. “They made a personal attack on a guy who didn’t deserve it. I felt the two judges were just a**holes.”  Continue reading “Howard Stern Doesn’t Think Natalia Kills Should Have Been Fired”

Ellie Goulding Rumored as X Factor UK Judge

Ellie Goulding Divergent premierePlease let it be true! Adorable British songstress Ellie Goulding might just be a judge on X Factor alongside Simon Cowell (returning to the original British version for the first time in three years) and Cheryl Cole (also after a lengthy absence).

Longtime third judge Louis Walsh told The Sun that he’s “heard” that Goulding is a contender, though other Sun sources remind us that Walsh is not at all involved in who ultimately snags the gig.

Goulding, who has been busy touring for Halcyon and its expansion, Halcyon Days, has become the go-to girl for recording new songs for big budget, teen box office favorites like Twilight (“Bittersweet”), The Hunger Games (“Mirror”), AND Divergent (“Beating Heart”).

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I’d Be a Liar if I Said This 13-Year-Old on X-Factor Didn’t Just Make Me Cry

Rion Page X FactorI started watching X-Factor last year to see Britney Spears act a fool, and I’m continuing to watch this year for no reason at all… No reason until I saw 13-year-old Rion Page take the stage.

Page was born with a disorder that affected her joints and made her unable to bend her hands, is almost completely blind in one eye, and has an incredible voice and attitude.

Granted, I’m feeling extra emotional and would probably cry at a plastic bag if it was blowing the way that the one in American Beauty did, but a tween with this much confidence and talent (not to mention awesome parenting from her mom), made me smile and gave me, dare I say it, hope.  Continue reading “I’d Be a Liar if I Said This 13-Year-Old on X-Factor Didn’t Just Make Me Cry”

Britney Spears Fired Herself From ‘The X Factor’

Britney Spears pink dress x factor 1Today it was announced that Britney Spears removed herself from The X Factor before Simon Cowell canned her and her cans for delivering the wrong kind of crazy.

As much as I love her I don’t think I’ll miss the polite clapping and three or four-word comments like “I really enjoyed it” or “You’re a diva!” (in a positive context).

Come on. This is no surprise. We knew from the get-go that this was a one time thing. Britney was paid $15 million to make faces and walk out and wave with Demi in the beginning of the show for a few months…

She probably wants to come back about as much as Simon wants her to, which is not at all. It’s time for her to work on her music, and sit at home ordering Fox Racing gear for her sons. Continue reading “Britney Spears Fired Herself From ‘The X Factor’”

LeAnn Rimes, Carly Rose Sonenclar and The Hex Factor

Carly Rose Sonenclar LeAnn RimesOn part one of The X Factor finale last night, the remaining three contestants were joined by their sort-of idols.

Tate Stevens and his dimples got Little Big Town, Simon’s group, Fifth Harmony, were paired with readily available Demi Lovato for “Give Your Heart A Break,” and little Carly Rose Sonenclar was gifted the bag of crazy known as LeAnn Rimes.

About a minute into “How Do I Live,” Carly announced “Ladies and gentleman please welcome the amazing LeAnn Rimes,” which shocked me, mostly because I forgot the song wasn’t by Faith Hill.  Continue reading “LeAnn Rimes, Carly Rose Sonenclar and The Hex Factor”

Fifth Harmony, Tate Stevens and Carly Rose Sonenclar Advance to ‘The X Factor’ Finals

X Factor finalists 2012  1The X Factor results show was last night and the three finalists are unlistenable country singer Tate Stevens, Fifth Harmony and Carly Rose Sonenclar.

Three-surfers-with-three-brain-cells Emblem3 were finally sent home after hanging Beatles’ favorite “Hey Jude” from the rafters and beating it with a bag full of antique railroad spikes.

Fifth Harmony, who have slowly been gaining momentum since their cover of Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger,” sealed the deal on Wednesday with a show-stopping rendition of “Anything Could Happen” by Ellie Goulding. Stevens sang about falling into a bonfire that reminded him of his wife and Carly Rose did Elton John’s “Your Song” and “Imagine” by John Lennon.  Continue reading “Fifth Harmony, Tate Stevens and Carly Rose Sonenclar Advance to ‘The X Factor’ Finals”

Question: Who Has More Talent Than ‘The X-Factor’ Group Emblem3? (Answer: Everyone)

drew-chadwick-and-Wesley StrombergAs a viewer of both The Voice and X FactorI can effectively say that it’s easy to find flaws in the format, especially when the contestants can’t sing.

This applies to one of mentor Simon Cowell’s two remaining X Factor groups, hideous vocal trio Emblem3.

The judges on The Voice would NEVER turn their chairs for these no-talent, Good Charlotte-sounding douche factories.

I would say that “America” is voting based on looks alone if all four judges didn’t shower them with praise every week after each grade school talent show-worthy cover from brothers Wesley Stromberg, Keaton Stromberg and Drew Chadwick. Apparently I’m just clueless.  Continue reading “Question: Who Has More Talent Than ‘The X-Factor’ Group Emblem3? (Answer: Everyone)”

Stories I’m Too Lazy To Write About [11-15-12]

The X Factor’s Carly Rose Sonenclar kills with Celine Dion favorite. (Opposing Views)

5-Hour Energy responsible for over 90 life-threatening injuries, like heart attacks. (Gawker)

Survivor and Facts of Life star Lisa Whelchel contracts West Nile Virus. (She Knows)

Cher calls Donald Trump a “loudmouth racist cretin” with a bad rug. (ohmyGAHH!)

Soccer star Hope Solo married her abusive boyfriend right after he attacked her? (Deadspin)

Rihanna gets drunk on tequila in Mexico City for first 777 tour show. (MTV)

“I’m not arrogant,” says Chris Brown. Also, why he dressed as is a terrorist. (Evil Beet)

The X Factor U.S. Gives Patti Smith’s ‘Because The Night’ The Dubstep Treatment

The X Factor‘s CeCe Frey performed an interesting rendition of “Because The Night” by The Patti Smith Group last night…

There’s no other description besides: DUBSTEP. Yep, Dubstep Patti. Demi Lovato decided to transform her team for the live shows turning brown-haired, leopard spot appliqué-loving CeCe into a blonde “if Ke$ha was hot” bombshell.

“If CeCe doesn’t become likeable she’s not going to have a future as a pop star,” Sherlock Lovato told the cameras in a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at brainlessness.  Continue reading “The X Factor U.S. Gives Patti Smith’s ‘Because The Night’ The Dubstep Treatment”

A Comprehensive Guide To Britney Spears’ X-Factor Faces

Everyone must have noticed the look of fear and distaste Britney Spears permanently has plastered on her face during her judging stint on season two of The X Factor

After five episodes of close examination, I’ve determined that the faces mean nothing, it’s just her way of coping with being on TV.

Granted, when children or teenagers announce themselves onstage, she lights up like a well-carved jack-o’-lantern.

Most of the time she just looks like she smelled some really rancid garbage. So I ask you, who the hell placed the trash can full of year-old yogurt, eggs, milk and steak next to Britney?  Continue reading “A Comprehensive Guide To Britney Spears’ X-Factor Faces”

Stories I’m Too Lazy To Write About [9-23-12]

Here’s one of many reasons why straight men shouldn’t wear skinny jeans. (ONTD!)

Amanda Bynes charged with two counts of driving with a suspended license. (NY Daily News)

You know you can be arrested for reading books, right? (Sound + Noise)

Giuliana Rancic‘s baby is about the size of a soybean. (Celebuzz)

The best [bad] music tattoos you’ll ever see. (Grouchy Muffin)

Justin Timberlake is having bachelor parties all over the place. (Rumor Fix)

D.C. artist draws self-portrait after taking every drug you can imagine. (Cultso)

Cher gives Paris Hilton a stern talking to, tells her why you “never” insult the gays. (ohmyGAHH!)

‘The X Factor’ Season Two Vs. ‘The Voice’ Season Three

The second episode of NBC’s The Voice aired on Wednesday at the same time as Fox’s U.S. The X Factor season two. Christina and Britney pitted against each other in a Mickey Mouse Club judge-off…

While Britney entertained me more than Christina, I will still vouch for The Voice over X Factor, Idol, and America’s Got Talent. Here’s why:  Continue reading “‘The X Factor’ Season Two Vs. ‘The Voice’ Season Three”

Judge Jennifer Lopez Tells Judge Mariah And Judge Britney To Not ‘Think Too Much’

Two-year American Idol judge J-Lo has advice for the two latest big-name pop princesses to try their uncalloused hands at music competition judging.

“If you try and think too much about what people might think or what you’re saying too much, I think you get lost.” …That’s Lopez’s advice to X Factor‘s Britney Spears, and honorable season 12 Idol judge Mariah Carey. 

Here’s a short list of things that are a problem for Mariah Carey and Britney Spears…  Continue reading “Judge Jennifer Lopez Tells Judge Mariah And Judge Britney To Not ‘Think Too Much’”

Britney Spears Still Loves Diet Coke And Chicken

A list of Britney Spears’ X-Factor list of backstage demands for her dressing room and apparently, mini-picnic has been released. Here are the items, in all their transparent albino trash glory…

  • 34 Herve Leger dresses (made of stretchy fabric)
  • 12 Snickers bars
  • 6 cases of Diet Coke
  • 10 bags of Doritos
  • 12 vases of magnolia blossoms
  • 4 pints of potato salad
  • 10 pieces of chicken

I would say that I couldn’t make this up if I tried, but it’s really not that unpredictable.  Continue reading “Britney Spears Still Loves Diet Coke And Chicken”

Demi Lovato And Britney Spears Are Confirmed ‘X Factor’ Judges

Earlier this month E! reported that Britney Spears wanted Demi Lovato to appear on X-Factor with her. Now they’ve both been confirmed and her wish has been granted, Lovato will join her as a replacement to Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul.

Simon Cowell and LA Reid will even out the panel in terms of gender, but will Demi compliment Britney? They are similar. Lovato’s struggles (with cutting and bulimia) and comeback does seem familiar.

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Britney Spears’ $15 Million Dollar X-Factor Deal

In between shooting promotional videos for Hasbro’s “Twister Dance,” Britney Spears is seconds (okay maybe minutes) away from signing a multi-million deal that will see her seated next to Simon Cowell on the judge’s panel for U.S. X-Factor.

If the deal goes through, Britney’s fiance Jason Trawick may sign on as a producer of the show.

Supposedly his petition to become co-conservator of her funds and business ventures came by suggestion of none other than Cowell.

The departure of Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger set the rumor mill abuzz, and Spears was practically confirmed in March when Simon was asked about the future panel:

“It changes on a daily basis to be honest with you. [We’re looking at] a very famous singer and one very famous actress. You’ve gotta talk to everybody.” Continue reading “Britney Spears’ $15 Million Dollar X-Factor Deal”

Lady Gaga Loses Her Head On ‘X-Factor’

When I say she lost her head I’m not making a reference to how disappointing Born This Way was, when compared to The Fame and its expansion The Fame Monster. She just performed on Sunday night’s X-Factor in a headless horseman-style outfit. I would tell someone to remind her that Halloween is over, but in true Ministry fashion, “every day is Halloween” for Lady G-String.

I heard a rumor that Lady Gaga fired her choreographer, Laurieann Gibson, and I was really hoping it was true. Someone needs to be honest…Lady Gaga can’t dance. I’ve seen her live and on TV endlessly and she’s just plain bad. If she were an average girl dancing in a club in Kansas, maybe I’d give her four stars, but as a mega pop star, it’s hard to overlook.

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