Back in February, there were rumblings that Khloe Kardashian wasn’t coming back for the third season of The X Factor. FOX just released a statement officially announcing the 28-year-old reality star’s departure from the singing competition.
“Khloe Kardashian will not be returning to co-host The X Factor,” the show’s producers said in a statement. “We really enjoyed working with her and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”
Staying on board though is Mario Lopez. No word if another personality will join him to co-host Season 3, but most likely he’ll do it solo. Having two hosts was completely unnecessary, IMHO. That said, I didn’t completely hate Khloe in that role. Her wardrobe malfunctions, awkward hosting skills and even more awkward on-air flirtations with Simon Cowell were somewhat entertaining to watch.
“I’m thrilled Mario is back for Season Three of The X Factor,” said Cowell in a statement. “Hosting a live show and keeping the judges – especially Demi – in line, is not an easy job, but Mario is a pro and we are glad he’s coming back.”
Will you miss her? Do you think Mario can do the gig all by himself? I hope they don’t bring Lopez until the live performances. I actually quite enjoyed the audition process and boot camp portions without a host. It had that Hills-like quality about it. Don’t you agree? Sound off below.
They were never approved by Ford, but new artwork from an ad agency in India have the American car company in hot water. The controversial illustrations depicting women caricatures gagged and tied up in the back of the Ford Figo somehow (wink) ended up on the Internet. The ads feature the tagline, “Leave your worries behind with Figo’s extra-large boot.” A tad inappropriate don’t you think? Especially given the high-profile rape stories in India making worldwide news.
“We deeply regret the publishing of posters that were distasteful and contrary to the standards of professionalism and decency within WPP Group. These were never intended for paid publication and should never have been created, let alone uploaded to the internet.” – WPP, the parent group of the Indian ad agency
“We deeply regret this incident and agree with our agency partners that it should have never happened. The posters are contrary to the standards of professionalism and decency within Ford and our agency partners.” – Ford
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi appears in one of the ads (see above). These come soon after Berlusconi was found guilty of breach of confidentiality in a wiretap case and as he awaits trial in a sex-for-hire case.
Another part of the creative shows Paris Hilton in the driver’s seat while the Kardashian sisters are bound and gagged. I’m sure Hilton would love to “leave her worries behind.” While her popularity has wain, Khloe, Kim and Kourtney’s star wattage has only risen. To quote Regina George… she [Paris] like invented her [Kim].
In the Indian ad agency’s defense, they’re not completely misogynistic. The last ad shows three males instead of women being held against their will in the backseat. Check out the other two mockups below.
I was SO not expecting this but I’m not gonna lie, I’m excited. Keeping Up With The Kardashians and the spinoffs have been guilty pleasures of mine over the last couple years so it would be fun to meet them if I get the opportunity.
The announcement was made this week that Joe Francis, creator of Girls Gone Wild and Guys Gone Wild, is celebrating his 40th Birthday at the Sunday T-Dance and has been asked to host the event by his friends Jeffrey Sanker and The Abbey founder David Cooley. He’s inviting some of his celebrity friends which include Khloe, Kourtney, and Kim Kardashian. I wonder who else will be there! With the “fourth sister,” Kris Jenner make her way to White Party? LOL. It’s going to be one hell of a 40th Birthday Party, that’s for sure.
From how they worded the announcement, I’m not certain that this is the official second surprise that they had yet to announce, but it very well could be. Earlier this week, it was announced that Carly Rae Jepsen was performing and that there was one surprise still in store. Are YOU going to White Party? If so, Adam and I will see you there!
Looks like more of the Jenners are heading to Keeping Up With The Kardashians! Bruce’s son, Brody Jenner, whom you probably know best as one of the lead characters on The Hills when the series was on, is set to start appearing in new episodes of the The Kardashians along with this wife Leah. Expect to see him on the show in the upcoming new season of the show.
I guess they have to spice things up a bit with every season and of course coming from The Hills, Brody will be no stranger to sharing his drama on television. He’s appeared on the show before but this time he’ll become more part of the story and we’ll get to see more of his life as well. His past celebrity relationships include Lauren Conrad, Kristin Cavallari and Avril Lavigne. Brody is the son of Bruce Jenner and Linda Thompson, which makes him the half-brother to Kendall and Kylie Jenner and step-sibling to Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob Kardashian. Complicated!
According to the New York Post, Khloe Kardashian fans better prepare themselves for Khloe-free Season 3. FOX has reportedly decided not to “keep up” with this Kardashian.
Viewers who caught her X Factor co-hosting stint probably won’t find her firing too shocking. Critics found her chemistry with Mario Lopez, delivery and overall presence off-putting. There was even a rumor that she was getting paid by The Voice to screw things up purposely. LOL. LA hosting expert Marki Costello, said the following about the reality star.
“I am sure there was a big percentage of Khloe’s fans who followed her to ‘X Factor.’
But at the end of the day, when she doesn’t know what she is doing, are you helping your show or hurting it?
It was really hard for me to watch Mario with her. It made me, as a viewer, almost uncomfortable.”
At a concert on Sunday night in Atlantic City, Kanye West confirmed rumors that Kim Kardashian was pregnant when he stopped the music and gestured towards Kim and said, “Can we make some noise for my baby mama?” The audience then cheered. The reality star is believed to be about 12 weeks pregnant.
Coincidentally, I posted about Sidney Friedman’s Predictions For 2012 today and one of them is that Kim & Kanye will get married in 2013. Given today’s news, I can definitely see that happening… not that Kim doesn’t have the habit of rushing into marriages anyway. Regardless, her family as well as many other celebs have all been sending out congratulatory tweets. “Im a happy girl !!!!!!!!! Wowza! Oh BABY BABY BABY,” her mom Kris Jenner tweeted. Khloé Kardashian Odom tweeted, “Keeping secrets is hard with so many family members! Especially when you are so freaking excited!!!!! LOVE is everything!!!!” Kourtney Kardashian also took to Twitter with, “Been wanting to shout from the rooftops with joy and now I can! Another angel to welcome to our family. Overwhelmed with excitement!”
Watch the video of Kanye West’s shout out to Kim below. Congratulations to the happy couple! That is going to be one spoiled baby.
It’s finally here. After all the auditions, boot camp, judges’ homes and double eliminations it’s the big night where the Top 3 give it all they have. Thank God. I’m not sure I can endure another week of the X Factor. I really hope Simon makes even more drastic changes for next year to challenge The Voice and American Idol. That said, I really did enjoy some aspects this year. Particularly the revealing of the rankings on results night was a welcome addition.
For the final night of competition, the remaining acts sang three songs each- a memorable song from the series, a celebrity duet and their $5 million song. Speaking of the duets, clearly the show has lost a bit of its pull. Last year, Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morissette and R. Kelly joined the Final 3 for duets. This year, Cowell got LeAnn Rimes, Little Big Town and judge Demi Lovato to duo with the contestants. No disrespect but definitely less star wattage. Meanwhile on The Voice, Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, The Killers, Bruno Mars and even Lavigne popped up for the star-studded finale.
Before the Final 3 battled it out, a group performance with X Factor’s Top 13 kicked things off. Simon Cowell gave a few words dedicating the number to the victims of the Sandy Hook shootings. Though well-intentioned and sentimental in its own right, I couldn’t help but reliving The Voice’s moving “Hallelujah” tribute. The emotional performance had the judges and contestants holding cards with names of those who perished. If you haven’t watched it, you simply have to. I’m tearing up just thinking about it. Without further ado, let’s get to tonight’s performances.
As I’m typing this, my fingers are literally shaking. I want so badly for Fifth Harmony to make it. So much so, I actually voted last night for the first time this season. Here’s hoping my 15 votes made the difference ;)
Speaking of my favorite girls, it’s kinda hilarious Bruno Mars is on deck tonight. After all, it’s because of his sisters that Fifth Harmony had to change their name twice- LYLAS and 1432. Would the Mars family again be responsible for “locking them out of heaven”? Let’s get to the results. BTW. Some teen chick named Bridgit Mendler wearing glittered shorts performed, making me wish T. Swift was here instead ;)