Kelly Rowland, Demi Lovato, Paulina Rubio and Simon Cowell
The X Factor is hoping the third time's the charm when the Fox reality competition series returns this fall with new faces Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio joining Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato on the judges' panel. The infectious chemistry between the four was immediately apparent during Thursday's auditions in Los Angeles with Lovato and Rubio dancing together before the taping, Rowland storming the stage to teach a rapping grandmother how to "twerk," and all three women ganging up on Cowell when they didn't agree with his snarky comments. "They are little devils," Cowell told reporters with a grin. "I love difficult girls and I've met my match. I respect them and you see and hear things in a different way than you have before. It's just a very different experience."
It's a welcome change of pace after last year's arguably lifeless dais..
Shameless is saying goodbye to one of its own. During a panel event held at the Television Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday night, showrunner John Wells confirmed Justin Chatwin will not return as a series regular in Season 4 and did, in fact, die at the end of last season.
Does Someone Have to Go
Have you ever wanted to take control of your office and expose fellow coworkers that may be too lazy, too overpaid or just plain annoying? Fox is granting that power to three companies in the new reality series Does Someone Have To Go? (premiering Thursday at 9/8c)
"It's basically Survivor meets The Office," says Fox president of alternative entertainment Mike Darnell. "There's always someone in a company who the employees feel should be gone and they feel the boss is too stupid to see it. If the employees decided somebody's fired, then they're gone, but they take it really seriously and there's a lot of emotion."
In the show's first episode, bosses from the Illinois-based company Velocity Merchant Services (VMS) put their employees to task by having them survey a number of factors — including gross productivity and yearly salary — to decide who should be demoted, have their income slashed, or fired on the spot. In the end, the employees nominate three colleagues to face the chopping block, all in the name of company improvement.
The Big Bang Theory
It's Luau Day on the set of The Big Bang Theory, with the crew adorned in Hawaiian flower-print shirts and the craft services table boasting a massive spread of island eats.
Harry Connick Jr.
As American Idol's twelfth season winds down towards the May 16 finale, speculation is growing about another judging shakeup, and a serious contender has now entered the race. Crooner Harry Connick, Jr. confirmed to reporters after Thursday's results show that he has been talking with producers about joining next year's panel. "They wanted to know if I would be interested and it's a blast, but I don't know, it's hard to make a commitment like that," Connick said backstage.