Who is to blame when contestants go home on The X Factor?
Sure, the singers perform as well as they can before leaving their fate in the hands of America's voters, but if you ask the singers, The X Factor's well-hyped mentors also bear some of the responsibility for shaping that performance. In theory, it sounds good: Successful music producers and artists coach wannabes into becoming stars. But as we've already seen, there are apparent flaws to the formula.
As with the Opening Ceremony two weeks ago, details of Sunday's Closing Ceremony of the London Olympics have been kept tightly under wraps, but one thing is certain — British talent will be front and center.
In addition to the Spice Girls, who reunited especially for the event, the celebration, titled "A Symphony of British Music," will also feature performances from One Direction and the also-reunited Wham!.
Is Adam Lambert going from American Idol alum to American Idol judge?
According to E! News, the Season 8 runner-up is in talks to join the judges' table next season. "They have been talking about Adam for over a month," a source tells the site. "He personifies the show, and will be a popular choice right from the start. He knows what it's like to be on the receiving end of the judges' comments, he has a human touch, and they know they can't go wrong if they bring him on. He would be able to bring a unique perspective to the show. People love him."
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Lady Gaga dominated the MTV Europe Awards, taking home the trophies for Best Female Act, Best Song, Best Video and Biggest Fans.
"Thank you for believing in my vision. The success of Born This Way has changed my life," she said after receiving the Best Video honor.
Kilts! Text-savvy contestants! Dirty talk approval! The Voice kicked off its first live show Tuesday on the Warner Bros. lot and TVGuide.com was on the set to catch all of the behind-the-scenes action when the cameras weren't rolling. Find out which judges get the most primping and how producers and the other judges really felt about Christina's candid comments below.
Getting ready for the live show. About an hour before the show, Beverly isn't quite ready to let her unusual ensemble do all the talking. "It's a kilt. No skirts here," she says on a smoke break outside the stage area. Elsewhere, Xenia, in a hairnet and curlers, asks sweetly — via a production rep — if she can cut the very long bathroom line before the live show. She hums the whole time.
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Well, most of its live: "Holy sh--, we're goin' live tonight," host Carson Daly tells the crowd before introducing the judges. And hello, Christina's hot pants! Could they be any tighter or tinier? Time to pre-tape the Queen medley. That's right — this part is...