'X Factor:' The live blog
September 12th, 2012
08:00 PM ET

'X Factor:' The live blog

10:00 p.m. – Thus ends the first night of "X Factor."

So what did we think? Was it worth the wait? Are you in for the season, or is it too soon to tell?

Sound off!

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Watch 'X Factor' with us
September 12th, 2012
05:30 PM ET

Watch 'X Factor' with us

As Britney Spears might say: Hey y'all!

Season 2 of  "The X Factor" is premiering tonight with new celebrity judges Spears and Demi Lovato, and we will be live blogging. Join us for the highs, the lows, the tears - and that may be just from the judges.

The two-hour debut runs tonight from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST on Fox. Based on the commercials and previews, are you excited for the new season?

Dustin Hoffman, Letterman to receive Kennedy Center Honors
September 12th, 2012
05:04 PM ET

Dustin Hoffman, Letterman to receive Kennedy Center Honors

This year's Kennedy Center Honors will recognize the achievements of seven artists across disciplines, from acting to comedy to dance.

Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Buddy Guy, ballerina Natalia Makarova, and Led Zeppelin members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant will be honored this December for their "lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts," the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Wednesday.

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Filed under: Celebrities
'The Act of Killing' creates a stir in Toronto
Documentary filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer speaks at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2012.
September 12th, 2012
03:16 PM ET

'The Act of Killing' creates a stir in Toronto

Editor's note: Tom Charity is a freelance movie critic for CNN Digital.

When Werner Herzog calls your documentary surreal, you know you’re on to something.

But Herzog doesn’t stop there: Of Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Act of Killing," Herzog marvels, “I have not seen a film as powerful, surreal and frightening in at least a decade.” The film is, he declares, “unprecedented in the history of cinema.”

And Herzog is not alone. The master American non-fiction filmmaker Errol Morris calls it “Amazing… unlike anything else I have seen." Like Herzog, Morris signed on as an executive producer to help director Oppenheimer get it out into the world.

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Bravo at work on 'Heathers' TV drama
September 12th, 2012
01:30 PM ET

Bravo at work on 'Heathers' TV drama

In a move we're more accustomed to seeing from The CW - what with their reboot of '80s series "Beauty and the Beast" and the new version of  "90210" - Bravo's taking a cult classic title and giving it a fresh coat of paint.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Bravo is planning to redevelop the 1988 movie "Heathers" as a scripted TV drama.

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Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer 'overjoyed' with twins' arrival
September 12th, 2012
12:51 PM ET

Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer 'overjoyed' with twins' arrival

"True Blood" co-stars and real-life couple Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer have baby news times two.

The married pair are now the proud parents of twins, Paquin's rep tells CNN.

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