Breaking down 'X Factor's' top talent
September 30th, 2011
10:36 AM ET

Breaking down 'X Factor's' top talent

Four hours of Fox's "X Factor" in one week at times seems like overkill, but at others doesn't feel like it's enough.

Thursday night brought out the best and the worst once again as thousands headed to Newark, New Jersey to try out. Not everyone was memorable as expected, so we've narrowed down those that left indelible impressions on the crowd and the judges.

Brian Bradley

He had me at "hello." The way this little kid owned the stage reminded me of Run DMC with a pinch of the Beastie Boys. Truly entertaining to say the least. Let's see if this young hip-hop artist can withstand boot camp next week!

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Friday's Top Five: Buddy movies
September 30th, 2011
09:59 AM ET

Friday's Top Five: Buddy movies

Whether you call it having a BFF or being in a bromance, everyone needs that one person they can count on. This is especially true when life gets rough, as it does in the new movie "50/50."

Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a young Seattleite and Seth Rogen as his well-meaning but immature best friend, this comedic look at battling cancer includes another spin on a timeless movie genre, the buddy film.

The buddy genre is part of a long Hollywood tradition of dynamic duos. Some famous pairings that should immediately come to mind include Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy and Matt and Ben. And what would Batman have been without Robin, or Bert without Ernie?

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