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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What can we expect from new 'Office' boss Ed Helms?
September 29th, 2011
06:15 PM ET

What can we expect from new 'Office' boss Ed Helms?

Audiences have had several seasons to get used to Andy Bernard on "The Office," but they've only seen him as a manager for one episode. So what can we expect from Ed Helms' character in the long run?

"I feel like Michael [Scott, Steve Carell's character] was promoted to the level of incompetency," executive producer Paul Lieberstein (best known as "Toby" on the show) told reporters at a conference call on Tuesday.

"He's a very good salesman who had no management skills. With Andy it's different," he added. "I feel that he's more like a very talented quarterback who has been given a professional football team, except no one's told him how to throw a ball yet. It's just like for the first time he's picking up this football."

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While you were working...
September 29th, 2011
06:03 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • We know you're tired and fatigued of these three, but consider this an act of service. The Kardashian krew will be taking over NBC's "Today" next week. Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, mom Kris and step-dad Bruce will each get one day as a co-host on the show. In the meantime, you can discuss their comment that they're like "trannies" in the comments. Go on. You know you want to. [Vulture; xoJane]
  • Carey Mulligan's been spotted wearing what appears to be an engagement ring. Rumor has it she's set to tie the knot with childhood pen pal Marcus Mumford (yup, of Mumford & Sons). [Us Weekly]
  • A Windy City company has a clothing line called Lady Gaga by Design...except it has nothing to do with the Mother Monster herself. Word is there's a lawsuit brewing. [New York Daily News]
  • If you've always wondered what John Travolta would've looked like back in the 1860s - and let's be honest, who hasn't? - photo at the link. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • "The Avengers" won't be in theaters until next May, but Entertainment Weekly's latest cover is a small consolation to tide over the months with. [EW]

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Eva Longoria and Tina Fey: Highest-paid TV actresses
September 29th, 2011
05:40 PM ET

Eva Longoria and Tina Fey: Highest-paid TV actresses

Would you have guessed “30 Rock” star Tina Fey and “Desperate Housewives” diva Eva Longoria are the highest-paid actresses working in TV? According to new Forbes rankings, they are.

Both Fey and Longoria raked in $13 million in the one-year period (May 2010 to May 2011) Forbes measured for its list.

Endorsement deals with companies like L'Oreal and LG helped Longoria, 36, land her top spot.

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Ashton Kutcher plugs tech companies on 'Men'
September 29th, 2011
03:33 PM ET

Ashton Kutcher plugs tech companies on 'Men'

Ashton Kutcher may be in some hot water.

The actor promoted several Internet ventures (that he personally invests in) during Monday’s episode of “Two and a Half Men.” According to the Hollywood Reporter, CBS is not taking action.

Ashton, 33, provided free publicity on CBS using his character’s laptop, decorated in stickers touting Foursquare, Flipboard, Hipmunk, GroupMe and Chegg. His character, Walden Schmidt, is an Internet billionaire, but still…

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