Tabloid Gossip — Get this Week’s Dirty Dish

Snooki is pregnant. Pop Eater

The reviews are in for Miley Cyrus Bangerz tour . Contact Music

Cheryl Burke and Josh Hopkins are dating. People

Adam Brody and Leighton Meester are married. Wet Paint

Jason Patric’s ex-girlfriend wants a gag order. MSN

Megan Fox and Brian Austen Green had another baby. Pop Sugar

Amy Adams talked about Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death. Celebuzz

Kimora Lee Simmons got married. What’s New

Christina Aguilera is pregnant and engaged. Us Magazine

Shayne Lamas is recovering from her tragic miscarriage. ICYDK

Miley Cyrus and Jared Leto are hooking up. HUFF PO

Jason Biggs and his wife welcomed a baby! TV Guide

Michelle Rodriguez is dating Cara Delevingne. Stuff

Pete Wentz is going to be a dad again. MTV

Julianne Hough has a new boyfriend. ABC News

Simon Cowell shared pictures of his son. LA Times

Brooke Burke got canned from Dancing With the Stars. Entertainment Weekly

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The new Sports Illustrated cover is ass-tastic. TV Guide

Kristin Cavallari has a very cute baby bump. Instagram

Nicki Minaj loves the N word. Pop Eater

Bethenny Frankel’s talk show got axed. MSN

Dave Grohl is having another baby. Wet Paint

David Cassidy is getting divorced. NYDN

Kanye West is still angry. Digital Spy

Miley Cyrus’ tour is VERY uncensored. MTV

Simon Cowell is a father. ABC

Colin Farrell is scared of sober sex. Contact Music

Rosie O’Donnell had weight loss surgery. CBS

Christina Aguilera got engaged. Fox News

Tom Arnold is missing a testicle. Toronto Sun

Drake is getting too big for his britches. OTRC

X Factor Gets Axed — Sayonara Simon!

X FACTOR SIMON COWELLWhen Simon exited American Idol to launch X Factor, I assumed American Idol was doomed. I based this assumption on empirical evidence from the UK, which saw the demise of Pop Idol immediately after Cowell created X Factor, a move that ultimately resulted in a lawsuit with his former friend, Simon Fuller, who rightfully (in my opinion), claimed that Cowell stole Fuller’s format to launch his competing show. But I spoke toO soon.

When I wrote my original prediction, I had yet to watch X Factor, and from the moment it began I knew it would fail in the United States. First, the format was dated. The cheesy backup dancers barely work for major stars, let alone amateurs. Additionally, Simon Cowell’s personal investment in the show skewed his objectivity, and he traded his signature barbs for sappy critiques that served only to make the show feel fraudulent. He attempted to assuage the show’s format issues with beautiful women as judges, a move that might also work more abroad than domestic. Us American’s know a sideshow when we see it, and if you don’t hire someone with inside experience, all else will fail. To be fair, he did hire L.A. Reid, but unlike Harry Connick Jr., Reid was unable to articulate the intricate issues with each contestant, therefore never fully exposing the extent of his industry experience.

It’s unfortunate that X Factor failed, but with The Voice’s very fresh format and American Idol’s historical brand, it’s impossible to compete. And given Cowell’s recent popularity decline, his personality isn’t enough to save a sinking ship. That being said, I’m sure the guy is crying in a big pile of money. It was fun while it lasted.

Christmas Link-List — Santa’s Gossip

If you’re feeling Claus-trophobic this evening, please take some time to peruse all the latest tabloid gossip. Your delightful dish-list is here.

JWOWW is expecting. People

Will Arnett has a new girl. Contact Music

Charlie Sheen is at war with Denise Richards again. TMZ

Matt Kemp and Khloe Kardashian aren’t dating after all? Wet Paint

Jack Nicholson charmed Jennifer Lawrence. Radar Online

Justin Bieber gifted the world with a Christmas present. NYP

Eliot Spitzer and his wife are divorcing. What went wrong? CNN

Simon Cowell is VERY friendly with his exes. Just Jared

Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union are engaged. Huffington Post

Rachel Zoe named her newborn. Us Magazine


Celebrity News Rundown — Get Linked In

The Lindsay Lohan dram continues. Daily Mail

Lance Armstrong has a lot of balls. DListed

Khloe Kardashian filed for divorce. TMZ

Mary Kate Olsen is getting serious with her May/December romance. Celebuzz

Kevin Federline is on his way to baby number six. USA Today

Simon Cowell’s baby name is revealed. NY Daily News

Drew Barrymore disclosed her baby’s gender. Hollywood Life

Taye Diggs & Idina Menzel separated. MSN

There’s a new Dancing With the Stars romance. Reality TV World

Keri Russell and her husband separated. TV Guide

Khloe Kardashian might already have a new boyfriend. RumorFix

Kelly Rutherford hit another blow in her custody battle. Radar Online

Are Alex & Sierra the Next Sonny & Cher? — Watch their Final Four Performance

Here at The Dishmaster, I pride myself on my ability to pick the next big thing. And if you question my taste, just head over to my interview section and judge for yourself. Having said that, I’d like to take a moment to gloat about The X Factor’s Alex & Sierra, who I smartly singled out as the season’s front-runners on September 12th. Since no one likes a braggart, I’ve posted their most recent performance so that you can judge their future success for yourself. Don’t forget to read my interview with Alex & Sierra.

The Dirty Dish — Celebrity News Rundown

Jennifer Lopez wants her last name back from Marc Anthony. WetPaint

Christian Slater got married. People

Zoe Saldana confirmed her marriage. Us Magazine

Simon Cowell’s pregnant girlfriend is divorced. Daily Mail

Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton might be getting engaged. Yahoo!

Kardashian is on another epic, anti-public rant. Radar Online

Terrance Howard married his girlfriend of one month. Huff Post

Mark McGrath is getting sued by his band mates. Hollywood Reporter

Diane Lane and Josh Brolin are officially dunzo. TMZ

Is Orlando Bloom dating Liv Tyler? Heavy

Britney Spears is in love. E! Online

La Toya Jackson got married. DListed

X Factor Winners Alex & Sierra: Full Interview

Alex & Sierra PhotoWhen I began watching this season of The X Factor, it became immediately clear that Alex & Sierra are the ones to beat. They’re the show’s most authentic performers, avoiding all the standard network pitfalls of cheesy backup dancers and sparkly outfits in favor of stripped down songs. The two semifinalists took some time to answer all my probing questions about their journey in the competition and their future plans. Enjoy!

You have a very unique, indie style to your performances. On such a mainstream show, is it difficult to keep your identity intact?

Thank you. We look at it like this; if we perform the songs the way we want to perform them on the show, whether we get voted off for it or not, we’ll leave the show with supporters who like what we do. We came in with an idea of what we wanted to do on the show and we want to leave with as much of that idea intact as possible. Everyone we work with on the show knows we have extremely strong feelings on how we want things to do and they have been really cooperative in helping us grow, while still staying true to ourselves.

I can’t imagine working beside my significant other. I like to keep my personal and professional life private. How do you successfully manage that overlap?

We are just having a lot of fun, and when things are going so well it’s tough to get upset about things. We aren’t really consciously managing our relationship along with the show, we’re just taking things as they come and trying to enjoy all of it.

X Factor is largely predicated on the mentor aspect of the show. What have you learned from Simon Cowell since the show began?

We’ve learned that we should continue to be who we are. It seems as though people in the business like to work with strong willed people who know what they want. And that’s good for us because we really like fighting for what we believe in! We’re grateful that Simon respects our opinions and always wants to hear what we have to say.

Being on a network show almost fast-forwards your journey as artists. How are you dealing with this immediate attention in such a short period of time?

This whole thing is so much fun. When people come up to us in public it’s really exciting, when we see commercials that were on it’s a surprise. We absolutely love this experience, however I think something that has made it easier to deal with such immediate attention is the people that we are going through this with. We’ve made incredible friends with the other contestants and we’re all able to share this new experience with each other.

How tough are you on yourselves after you receive the judges feedback? Do you watch your performances back to discover things you could have done differently?

Alex: Sierra is a little bit tougher on herself than I am, but we also agreed to come on this show knowing full well that we’d get criticized. It’s a new experience to sing and then be immediately criticized after, but we’re dealing with is as well as we can.

Sierra: It was definitely tough to deal with receiving criticisms on national television, but I think I’ve gotten to the point where I know it’ll happen so as long as I’m happy with our performances I don’t take negative responses as “hate” I use them as motivation.

Both: And we do watch our performances back, we like to hear how our performances sounded on TV and we like to hear what we can improve on.

Lastly, have you thought of what you’d like your record to sound like and where you’ll go from here?

I don’t think we know what a record would sound like. I think we’re both just taking things as they come and if the prospects of a record come along then we’ll start diving into that. But as of right now we just want to get through each week!

One Direction Sings ‘The Story of My Life’ at the AMAs — WATCH NOW

Up until now, I’ve done my best to avoid listening to One Direction, who I’ve fundamentally dismissed as “just another pop fad,” courtesy of Simon Cowell. But for a brief moment in time, boredom overtook my sanity, and I watched their performance on the American Music Awards instead of fast-forwarding at my leisure. And though what I’m about to say might make you further question my sanity, I must, as always, give credit where credit is due, and compliment the boy-band, who truly moved me while singing ‘The Story of my Life.” No wonder Taylor Swift got caught up with that lead crooner. Watch below.

One Direction – The Story Of My Life – AMA's 2013 by IdolxMuzic