The X Factor
The remaining X Factor contestants were whittled down to the final 12 on Tuesday's first live episode ... but who cares about that when Simon's entertaining a marriage proposal from a 13-year-old, Paula's shunning Nicole, and a "friend of" The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is in the audience?
Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell
Get your A.D.D. medication ready folks, because we're about to embark on 150 minutes of live X Factor awesomeness. Who's excited?! There are 17 acts, and tonight: Five. Must. Go. Home. So let's get to the performances, shall we?...
As Fox takes a pause before the World Series moves back to St. Louis for the final game(s) starting Wednesday, tonight's main event is a supersized two-and-a-half hour live performance show of The X Factor (8/7c), begging the question: Is bigger actually better?
Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger and her boyfriend, race car driver Lewis Hamilton, have called it quits after four years together, People reports.
Distance was a primary reason for the split, a source told the magazine. The X Factor judge, 33, is based in Los Angeles while Hamilton, 26, has...
Kelsey Grammer and Piers Morgan
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Mather Zickel. Teri Polo
Man Up! Ratings meh! Last Man Standing? Nearly 3 million standing ... and walking away.
The debut of the ABC sitcom about three guys (Christopher Moynihan, Mather Zickel and Dan Folger) sussing out what it takes to be a modern man (and whether it includes using pomegranate body wash) grabbed 7.8 million viewers at 8:30/7:30c, posting a 2.4 rating among industry-prized 18-to-49-year-olds — third in its time slot by both measures. Reviews deemed the show insultingly bad.
At 8/7c, a week after Tim Allen's new sitcom debuted to 12.95 million viewers, the show had 10.20 million tuning back in — a 21 percent drop. It also garnered a 3.0 demo rating, down from 3.5 a week ago.
Oh, ABC. How adorable that you felt that your sad new sitcom Man Up! (8:30/7:30c) deserves an exclamation point. As in, maybe: Yikes, this sucks! The network describes this latest "comedy" about male insecurities as being "in the vein of The Hangover." Only in the vein of people who watch The Hangover and think: Boy, I wish I could be that funny.
Bunnies and angels and stewardesses, oh my! Pan Am continues its descent, proving that it has not been a good season for fake feminism.
The X Factor
It's been four X Factor-free days and I bet you were developing cold sweats and severe anxiety — right? Well, thank goodness we're back at the judges' amazing mansions and can continue to feel completely inadequate about our own lives and homes again.
Jazzlyn Little starts out the evening by underwhelming us with a tired rendition of "I Will Survive." I honestly didn't think it was possible to make that song a snoozefest, but Jazzlyn proved me wrong. Given the talent she's demonstrated in the competition, this was totally...
We're down to only 32 acts, divided into four groups. You know this by now (because they mention it every episode!), but in case you've contracted temporary amnesia, the groups are: boys, girls, old folks and groups.
Paula's "groups" will meet at her mansion in Santa Barbara, the boys head to LA's mansion in the Hamptons, the oldies find themselves at Nicole's Malibu mansion, and Simon's girls? Oh, they're just headed to Paris. Because Simon's in charge, and he can do things like that.