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Twilight Characters Inspire the Most Popular Baby Names of 2010

Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner

Think Twilight influences pop culture? Check out the 2010 list of the most popular baby names.

The Social Security Administration revealed on the Today show Isabella was the top name for girls last year, while Jacob was the most popular name among boys. Isabella, called Bella for short, is the lead character in the Twilight book series and is portrayed by Kristen Stewart on-screen. While Bella's vampire boyfriend Edward, played by Robert Pattinson, didn't make the cut, Bella's best friend-werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner) did. The series' fans are either in the Team Edward or Team Jacob camp, but clearly Team Jacob won in the baby-naming arena.

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Cheryl Cole Named a Judge on X Factor

Cheryl Cole

British pop singer Cheryl Cole will be an X Factor judge, joining Antonio "L.A." Reid and Simon Cowell, Fox announced Thursday.

"I'm thrilled for Cheryl. She is massively excited about this show, and has been fantastic to work with," Cowell said. "She is also a complete brat! Most importantly, this girl can spot talent."

Report: High School Musical's Corbin Bleu in talks to co-host X Factor

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TV Academy Reaches Agreement with Major Networks; Mark Burnett To Produce

Emmy Statuette

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences reached a $66 million deal with ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC that extends their TV contract through 2018.

Under the agreement, the four networks will continue to air the awards ceremony in a rotation, with Fox kicking off the cycle this year. The academy will get an increase in the license fee from the networks totaling about $8.25 million per ceremony. The previous deal, which expired this year, entitled the academy to $7.5 million.

The new eight-year deal also allows that, beginning in 2012, each year's designated network, along with the academy, can review the number of awards given and how they're presented. The move is an effort to shorten the telecast because of a recent decline in ratings.

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VIDEO: Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev Dishes on Her Co-stars

Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder

Who's the biggest jokester on The Vampire Diaries set and which cast member is mostly likely to be caught at the craft service table? TVGuide.com caught up with star Nina Dobrev who joined us for a little game of Vampire Diaries superlatives.

While Dobrev was torn between Ian Somerhalder and Matt Davis as the cast clown, she had no hesitation in admitting she can usually be found between takes prowling the snacks table. (Those must be some healthy snacks in order to get this magazine cover.)

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American Idol Episode Recap: The Top 5 Perform

This week American Idol took on songs from both the present and past generations, which is a nice change from sticking to one artist throughout the show. Sheryl Crow was the mentor of the week and a nice addition to the rehearsal process. Crow, who's a talented singer and songwriter in her own right, had some thoughtful notes and criticism that the kiddies seemed to really respond to. (Did you know she was a backup singer for Michael Jackson?) And James Durbin, of all people, seemed the most excited to be working with her.

Hey everyone, it's Robyn Ross, the girl who interviews all the Idols post-elimination, filling in for Adam this week. While I'm not sure I have as accurate of a musical ear as my colleague, I'll try my best to weigh in on all the performances. So let's get to it.

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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Announce the Names of Their Twins

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have named their twins Monroe Cannon and Moroccan Scott Cannon, they announced on Carey's website.

Daughter Monroe is named after Marilyn Monroe, who Carey calls an inspiration. Son Moroccan's name comes from the top tier of Carey's New York City apartment, which features Moroccan-inspired decor. It's also the spot where Cannon proposed.

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Kelly Preston to Play John Travolta's Wife in Gotti Film

Kelly Preston

Gotti: Three Generations is becoming a real family affair: Kelly Preston has joined her husband John Travolta and their daughter Ella Bleu in the upcoming movie about the crime family, People reports.

Preston will play Victoria Gotti, wife of John Gotti Sr. (Travolta). Ella, 11, will play their on-screen daughter Angel.

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Transformers Star Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Tops Maxim's Hot 100

Rosie Huntington Whiteley

Move over, Megan Fox. There's a new Transformers bombshell in town.

Victoria's Secret model-turned-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has topped this year's Maxim Hot 100 list.

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Jesse James: I Can't Worry About Sandra Bullock Anymore

Jesse James

Jesse James says it's time to focus on himself and not on Sandra Bullock.

"I can't worry about her anymore," James tells ABC News in an interview to air on Wednesday's Nightline. "I've spent a good chunk of the last five or six years worrying only about her and what she thinks and what I should do and controlling all my movements.  I think it's time to worry about Jesse and making sure Jesse's happy."

Which celebrity breakup shocked you the most?

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Nicollette Sheridan's Wrongful Termination Suit Against Marc Cherry, ABC Cleared for Trial

Nicollette Sheridan

Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful termination lawsuit against Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry has been cleared for trial, according to The Associated Press.

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