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Cancelled!

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it’s the end of the road for the American version of The X Factor

After three seasons of less-than-stellar ratings, with a history of mentors who included Britney Spears and Demi Lovato, Fox on Friday canceled the U.S. version of Simon Cowell‘s singing competition. 

“I’ve had a fantastic time over the last 12 years, both on The X Factor and American Idol,” Cowell, 54, says in a statement. “And apart from being lucky enough to find some amazing talent on the shows, I have always had an incredible welcome from the American public (most of the time!).” 

I did not like that show. I really think I didn’t like it because of Simon. The chemistry with the voice coaches is amazing! 

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Goodbye Jay, Hello Jimmy!

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Ladies and gentlemen, the chin has left the building. Late-night legend Jay Leno hosted his final episode of The Tonight Show on Feb. 6, vacating a position he’s held — on and off — since May 1992. It was a bittersweet hour, full of jokes and reflections, as Jay looked back on his incredible career.

Jimmy is the only person that can replace Jay!

The Voice Mentors for Blake!

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Blake Shelton is keeping it country in season six!

The country superstar has tapped The Band Perry as his team’s guest advisors this season on The Voice. The band, who is up for Vocal Group of the Year at the 2014 ACM Awards, will advise Shelton’s contestants in the highly anticipated battle rounds of the NBC reality hit, following previous guest mentors Michael BubléCher and Sheryl CrowKelly Clarkson previously mentored Shelton’s team as well.

He had 5 yrs to be blindsided!

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Talk-show host Jay Leno is, well, talking about losing The Tonight Show not once, but twice now.

On Sunday’s edition of 60 Minutes, Leno recalls how it felt when he initially learned back in 2004 that NBC would be replacing him as host of the popular late-night program with Conan O’Brien in 2009.

“I was blindsided,” he tells Steve Kroft

Of course, as we all know, O’Brien’s stint was short-lived, and Leno found himself back behind the desk.

Now, Leno is once again waiting on his departure, with Jimmy Fallon scheduled to take over the show.

“It’s not my decision and I think I probably would have stayed if we didn’t have an extremely qualified, young guy ready to jump in,” he says. “[Jimmy Fallon] is probably more like a young Johnny [Carson] than almost anybody since. And he’s really good.”

Leno adds, “So you go with the new guy. Makes perfect sense to me.”

Leno knew in 2004 and so did I and everyone else, that Conan was taking over in 2009. That’s what you call “Blindsided?”

The Last Friend

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David Schwimmer is heading back to TV to star in a new comedy from ABC, “Irreversible.”

The “Friends” alum will star in and produce the show, which is based on a hit Israeli series called “Bilti Hafich.” It centers on an “eccentric, self-absorbed couple, and their trials and tribulations — most of which they bring upon themselves.” Schwimmer will play Andy, the male lead. His female counterpart, Sarah, has not been cast yet.

David is the only one from Friends to not star in anything in the last few years.

All This Fuss About Nothing….

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We’ve got big news about nothing! Jerry Seinfeld put a smile on every Seinfeld fan’s face Jan. 30 when he confirmed that a reunion “of sorts” is in the works for the iconic ’90s sitcom.  Jerry said we can expect to see several member of the gang together “very, very soon.”

The cryptic talk continued as Jerry explained the reunion will be a “one-and-done” deal. He also debunked rumors that the reunion will be for a Super Bowl commercial, or for an episode of his own hit web show Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.

Jerry wouldn’t say how many of the Seinfeld characters would be making an appearance in the “short-ish form” project, but he did confirm that he and Jason Alexander will reprise their own legendary roles.

Oh Boy….Sorry I missed this….

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Miley Cyrus, Madonna Grind on Stage During “Don’t Tell Me,” “We Can’t Stop” Medley on MTV Unplugged.

BFFs who can’t stop! Madonna lent her vocal talents — and body — to Miley Cyrus‘ MTV Unplugged concert special, which aired Wednesday, Jan. 29. The 55-year-old Material Girl performed a duet medley of her Western-themed 2000 hit “Don’t Tell Me” and Cyrus’ 2013 party anthem “We Can’t Stop.”

Maybe I can catch it in reruns. Ha, NOT!

Leno on Leaving The Tonight Show…

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There’s one thing Jay Leno is looking forward to doing when he leaves The Tonight Show on Feb. 6 – going out on a weeknight instead of staying home and working on the following day’s monologue. 

“I can go out on a school night, which I’ve never been able to do,” he said during an interview set to air on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday. “I’ve never been out in 22 years on a Wednesday night. It’s like, ‘Oh you’re doing something wrong. You have to go home and write jokes every single night.’ ”

While he’s 63, Leno isn’t retiring anytime soon. Instead he’s going back to his roots as a stand-up comedian.

“I finish [The Tonight Show] on Thursday and hit the road on Friday. I’ve got a bunch of one-nighters,” he told Ellen DeGeneres. “I like doing stand-up … that’s fun.” 

This was a REAL fight ( for a change)

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The bitchfight on this week’s episode of “Vanderpump Rules” was not just reality TV BS …  we’ve learned one of the stars ran to the cops afterward … fingering her castmate.

Stassi Schroeder accuses Kristen Doute of sleeping with her ex-boyfriend … calling her a “dirty f**king whore” … then hauling off and smacking Kristen in the face. She also douses Kristen with a drink — while the rest of the cast looks on.

The fight was not scripted … and Kristen was so enraged she was gunning to get Stassi prosecuted and filed a police report.

But we found out the criminal case hit a dead end … cops needed a follow-up interview but Kristen was uncooperative.

Lisa Vanderpump — who employs both Stassi and Kristen at her restaurant — says the women have since made up telling us, “I know that Stassi was very sorry and regretted it. I made Stassi apologize to Kristen and hope that they could move forward.”

Now everyone can be their bitchy selves again.

 Ha, Lisa probably said make up or else! This was not scripted like every other fight on reality TV. 

Can’t Wait for Game of Thrones?

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If the April 6 season premiere of “Game of Thrones” feels oh so far away, HBO has got something to tide you over until then.

On Feb. 9, the network will air a 15-minute behind-the-scenes featurette of the fantasy series entitled “Game of Thrones Fire And Ice: A Foreshadowing.”

The special will include behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with the cast and clips from Season 4.

Need we say more?

Another Housewife is Divorcing…..

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Another Housewives marriage is on the rocks. After 27 years together, Real Housewives of New York‘s Ramona Singer and husband Mario have separated. — with both Ramona, 56, and Mario, 60, already dating other people.

 

At the moment, things are anything but amicable for the Bravo couple, who share college-aged daughter Avery; The couple recently got into a heated fight at their shared Hamptons home, with cops eventually arriving on the premises. Things calmed down at the Hamptons house, Ramona even offered the visiting policeman a “glass of wine,” which they declined. No word yet on when or if either party will file for divorce.

Reality Shows LOVE Them!

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Will the second time again be the charm for Rachel Reilly? 

It took two tries for Reilly to win Big Brother, and now, after coming up short on The Amazing Race in 2012, Reilly and husband Brendon Villegas are getting another chance at racing around the world on the new all-star edition of the CBS reality show. 

“We were ecstatic to be asked back,” Reilly says.. “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity that we have been lucky enough to do twice!”

The first time Reilly and Villegas – known to their fans as “Brenchel” – competed on The Amazing Race, their constant bickering wore on them, and they came in third after misreading a clue on the final leg of the race.

“This time we knew we had to put our emotions aside and focus on the game,” says Reilly. “We want to win the million dollars so we can start a family.”

Every show they are on makes sure to invite them back!  I think it’s because they are real and not phony so we can all identify with them.

Oh, so they need to win the million to start a family? Yeah, good thing I didn’t feel that way or my kids wouldn’t be here!

Try getting a normal job. How long do you think you are going to be on reality shows?

Rosie is Back!

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She’s back! And she’s bringing her characteristic candor with her – at least for a day.

After a divisive exit from the show seven years ago, Rosie O’Donnell is returning toThe View on Feb. 7. 

The controversial comedian has made headlines over the years, adopting children, ending relationships and enduring what she has described as a post-traumatic stress disorder.

Barbara Walters, the show’s creator, had expressed upset over O’Donnell’s criticism of the show upon her departure, but said Monday that she appreciated her lively debate and humor. O’Donnell, 51, who hadangrily sparred with conservative co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, later said she had felt like a “foster kid” on the show. 

“I have great affection for Rosie and we have remained in contact throughout the years. I am happy to welcome her back to the program. She is always a lively and engaging guest and a part of the show’s successful history,” Walters said.

O’Donnell apparently has the same mutual admiration.

“She wanted to go back and visit The View to celebrate Barbara’s last season and talk about her ABC show The Fosters and her one woman show,” 

Married!

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Congrats go out to Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici!

The stars of Season 17 of “The Bachelor” tied the knot on Sunday (Jan. 26) at the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore in Santa Barbara, Calif. Their wedding was broadcast live on ABC.

“It feels like just yesterday I was getting down on one knee in Thailand,” Lowe, 30, says, “but on the other hand, it feels like we’ve been counting down to our wedding for a long, long time!”

Lowe’s father Jay officiated the wedding and called the couple’s romance “an epic fairytale on display for the whole world to see.” Giudici, 27, wore a Monique Lhuillier gown as she exchanged Neil Lane rings with Lowe.

Fellow “Bachelor” alums and couples Jason and Molly Mesnick, Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum, Trista and Ryan Sutter, and the latest couple to get engaged, Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried, were all in attendance. Lesley Murphy, from Giudici’s season of “The Bachelor,” was a bridesmaid. The current “Bachelor” star Juan Pablo Galavis, was also on hand for the nuptials.

Dont Forget about the Grammy’s!

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The 56th Grammy Awards are this Sunday, at 8 p.m. ET on CBS, so gather around the television and watch the spectacle of GIFs waiting to happen,  video mash-ups played live and iPod shuffle playlists come to live.

The Grammy Awards have become less about which trophy is destined for whose mom’s mantelpiece and more about the incredible performances that the producers can put together. This year the producers are using their super-powers for good and forcing The Beatles to reunite, making Metallica play with Lang Lang, Sara Bareilles to croon alongside Carole King and Robin Thicke to take his rightful place alongside Chicago. That alone means we will be parked on the couch watching the Grammys instead of Downton Abbey.

Well I don’t know about that… Thank Heavens for DVR’s!

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