In this clip from ‘the X Factor’, Britney Spears brings a cake and sings happy birthday to LA Reid, and it’s a rare chance to hear Britney sing with no production or autotune. But she still does that choppy thing with her voice, the way that people do when they’re making fun of Britney. It’s like all of her songs are recorded while she sits on a sybian.
PAULA ABDUL – has officially signed on to reunite with Simon Cowell and be the fourth judge on ‘the X Factor’, because what the hell else is she gonna do. (thr)
THORS END CREDITS – had the fourth clip building up to next summers ‘the Avengers’, (the first 3 from ‘Iron Man’, ‘Iron Man 2′ and ‘the Incredible Hulk’ are above and here) but what does it mean? For one it means I was trapped in the center of the row for the entire credits because the nerds on either side of me wouldn’t move. (ew)
L.A. REID – has reportedly been meaner than Simon Cowell during the early judging on ‘the X Factor’. I’m sure they’ll fix that in post though so all the singers on the show are good and no one get’s made fun of. Fox certainly doesn’t want a show like that. (thr)
THOR – won the weekend box office with a 66 million dollar debut ($242M worldwide), beating ‘Fast Five’ ($32.5M) and the debuts for ‘Jumping the Broom’ ($13.7M) and ‘Something Borrowed’ ($13.1M), which were set up to be an alternative so girls could emasculate their boyfriend. (deadline)
As Simon Cowell closes in on the final two to fill out the judges panel for the American version of the X Factor, it’s clear he wants a mix of personalities, ranging from the cool respected professional (LA Reid) to the emotionally unstable drunk (guess).
“I’ve always wanted Paula,” Cowell told Deadline. “Always been very vocal about that. I missed her the second she left the show ["American Idol"]. Always loved working with her even though she can be a pain. And I’ve been consistent about this. I don’t know what it is about her, but I’ve always clicked with her. You just have to get that chemistry, and she’s right. I’ve never found anyone better than her. I think there’s a good chance it will be her. We’ve agreed that we would meet as many people as possible, and now we’re reaching the deadline we’ve got to make the decision soon. But I think she’s got a really good shot.”
So the four judges will probably be Simon, Reid, Paula and Cheyl Cole from the British version of Factor. Which means it won’t be long until we see Paula drunk and telling a losing contestant, “You’ve just been X-Factored!”, because she doesn’t really understand what the deal is here.
American Idol is actually having a decent year, mostly thanks to Steven Tyler, but Pop Idol was a huge smash in the UK too before Simon Cowell left to start a show that was damn near identical, the X Factor, and forced it off the air. Now he’s putting together an American version.
Last month he somehow convinced LA Reid to be a judge, then yesterday it was reported he won’t be on the UK show this season to focus on being the second judge here, and just in case American Idol still wasn’t ready to hang themselves, then he went on the radio and said…
“I think Mariah will have a role on the TV live shows. I met her recently and she was on great form. And her idea was to be the judge of the judges, which only Mariah could come up with. She’ll be involved in some form. I literally adore her. I love her to bits.”
Carey is still 8 months pregnant with twins, so she probably won’t be a weekly judge, though I would assume that’s Cowells ultimate goal. For now the rumored names as a third judge are Paula Abdul, Jessica Simpson, Nicki Minaj and Cheryl Cole, with Nicole Scherzinger as a potential host. Basically the only way Cowell could own Idol any more would be to build a trap door under their judges table and drop them into a pit filled with strobe lights and snakes.
DARREN ARONOFSKY – will no longer direct the Wolverine sequel, stating that it would keep him in Japan for over a year, and he didn’t want to be apart from his family for that long. Also Japan glows in the dark now. (e.w.)
THE X FACTOR – has found their first judge to join Simon Cowell, and its LA Reid, arguably the most powerful man in music. While chairmen of Island Def Jam Records (he resigned today to take this and move to Sony) he signed Rihanna, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, and The Killers, among others. The only way the third judge could be more respected is if they got Yoda. (huff post)
COURTNEY LOVE – considered snorting Kurt Cobains ashes. She should just shit on them, since that’s what she’s doing figuratively anyway. (p.e.)
KARISSA SHANNON – is always up for some attention whoring, and St. Patricks Day is no exception, so she went to Malibu in a green bikini. Maybe for Easter she could wear a white bikini and come out of a cave. (pcn)