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‘X Factor’ first live show debuting Oct. 31, not Nov. 1; Kelly Clarkson, Phillip Phillips updates

Khloe Kardashian is going to be an "X Factor" co host. Can she do better than Steve Jones? Having Mario Lopez there should help. CREDIT: AP

Khloe Kardashian is going to be an "X Factor" co host. Can she do better than Steve Jones? Having Mario Lopez there should help. CREDIT: AP

With the San Francisco Giants sweeping the Detroit Tigers in the World Series, Fox’s schedule has opened up so they have moved up “The X Factor” top 16 live show to Wednesday, Oct. 31 and the top 12 reveal on Thursday Nov. 1.

We get to see Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez in action as co-hosts and be terribly judgmental about it. Mario is a pro at this hosting work. Khloe? Who knows?

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Carrie Underwood is one of the performers at the American Music Awards on Nov. 18.

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Phillip Phillips talks to the Hollywood Reporter about his upcoming album “The World From the Side of the Moon,” due out Nov. 19. That album title is a lyric from his song “Man on the Moon.” They did the album in three weeks.  He did it in New York City, which he likes more than Los Angeles.

His single “Home” is on the verge of the top 20 on the CHR chart.  In the meantime, his famliy is auctioning off some of his personal effects.

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Kelly Clarkson, who will be performing on the CMA Music Awards Thursday with Vince Gill in a duet, has a new single “Catch My Breath,” which is racing up the Hot AC chart. She also has a greatest hits album coming out.

Here’s the cover for her Vince Gill duet “Don’t Rush.” I prefer Kelly as a brunette.

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129 comments Add your comment

Rickster

October 30th, 2012
10:57 am

Don’t think anyone could do worse than RoboHost. Sure hope I’m not wrong.

Not a great picture of Kelly. Too washed out.

DanJ

October 30th, 2012
10:59 am

Thanks Rodney for the update! I would have missed the show, at least now I can pre-bowl and watch it live. Fox is going to give Simon an ulcer with all the schedule changes.

DanJ

October 30th, 2012
11:01 am

@ Rickster, the photo of Kelly makes her look like a doll…as in toy doll!

Deirdre

October 30th, 2012
11:14 am

I don’t like that picture of Kelly either.

At least all the schedule changes will give Simon an excuse for the low ratings.

JTesla

October 30th, 2012
11:44 am

That’s Kelly?

Thanks Rodney. I’m going to try to watch the show, but that is also opening night for the Trail Blazers, candy night, and I’ll probably need to wash my hair or my socks or something. I’ll try to catch some of it, but X-Factor is just not that appealing.

Mercedes S.

October 30th, 2012
11:45 am

Congrats, Deirdre, from last thread, to Emmy-winner son!
That Cleopatra make-up was bad when Liz Taylor introduced it hald a century ago, and it still looks horrible.

Actually watched the chair people yesterday; flipped back on forth between them and Sandy-news. Good choices from jduges.

Mercedes S.

October 30th, 2012
11:46 am

Arrgh… post didn’t take, again.

Jesse J.

October 30th, 2012
12:08 pm

Kelly looks fabulous with the middle part. Great song with Vince Gill.

Deirdre

October 30th, 2012
12:10 pm

We don’t get a lot of candy seekers at my house. The neighborhood is hilly with long driveways. But I will stock up on some candy for tomorrow night. I sure “someone” will eat the leftovers. ;-)

I may have socks to wash, too but I’ll give the XF live show a shot anyway.

Deirdre

October 30th, 2012
12:17 pm

And thanks, Mercedes. I always thought it would be Mr Hollywood who got an Emmy. Life always takes interesting turns, doesn’t it?

Pitchy

October 30th, 2012
12:32 pm

I am so looking forward to the live auditions. I’m enjoying XFactor this year.

I purchased a halloween costume for a party that I didn’t attend. Only saw 4 cars in driveway and it didn’t warrant me getting dressed. Guess I’ll put it on tomorrow and pass out some candy. Something I haven’t done in years.

JTesla

October 30th, 2012
1:07 pm

Deirdre, we don’t get a lot either, but we get the full size candy bars. Makes it easy to pass them out, the neighbor kids love us, and it provides a nice snack that should last until Thanksgiving. It’s win win win

Dum-Bass

October 30th, 2012
1:20 pm

DB Tidbits: 1. What is it with all these photos of KC lately that don’t even look like her? I’ve seen Kelly in her “normal state” and she is not all that pretty, so they must have to do a lot of embellishment and makeup. 2. They are not only auctioning “some” of PP’s personal items, but the entire Phillips pawn shop as well at the same time. Item on it on the WALB-TV website if you are interested in going to Albany GA. 3. Demi Lovato sounded worse than an amateur with her rendition of the SSB at the WS game. It’s wasn’t just pathetic, it was atrocious. Item on it on Yahoo Sports yesterday if you didn’t hear it. As bad as I hate scratching on a blackboard I would rather have listened to that. BUT, at least she had some company that night. The 4 soldiers(2 male,2 female) who did “God Bless America” was almost as bad. They were off-pitch and the melody was off in places. All these sporting events need to stick to country performers as about 99% of them come through with good renditions, and they are not apt to pull any “hijinks”.

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

October 30th, 2012
1:37 pm

Some people really live “up” to their names…

Deirdre

October 30th, 2012
1:50 pm

Rickster

October 30th, 2012
2:18 pm

“For me” – the picture of Kelly makes her look more like Fergie – or Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey) -than Kelly Clarkson!

Sam-A

October 30th, 2012
3:04 pm

K&CF: You go girl! I’ve mentioned pretty much the same with this one before. But I’d probably say “lived down”.

Personally, I think Kelly is lovely. This isn’t a good pic, but she’s got an adorable face and a fabulous personality to match. Great looking inside and out. And untouchable/unmatchable talent to boot.

For our regular guys: Forgot to mention that last week Ellen had as a guest Portia – promoting her new tv show – an update of the Adams Family. She looked really pretty – has a new short bob hairdo the really suited her.

JTesla

October 30th, 2012
5:01 pm

Portia YES! “new short bob” NO! Googling images… YES! Ok it still works.

It’s a good day, Disney is looking to buy Lucasfilm. Yeah I could focus on Sandy, elections, or mayhem, but I needed 30 seconds of something else.

Dum-Bass

October 30th, 2012
5:12 pm

I see the “clique” or “social club” is bullying again. At least you guys lived up to your “rep” also. BTW, I happen to be proud of my family given name of BASS, as I have stated before, and I am entitled to my opinion the same as the rest of you. Makes me really wonder what kind of people would disparage someone’s “God-given family name”? As I have explained several times before, the “DUM” part comes from a high school friend whom I have lost track of. It stuck with me and I use it for “self-deprecation” to stay humble. Something I am sure a lot of you have no idea what that even is. The “sensitive one” seems to be rather hypocritical when it comes right down to it.

Highlander

October 30th, 2012
5:23 pm

Yeah, JT. Disney has reportedly purchased Lucasfilm (including Skywalker Sound and Industrial Light And Magic) for $4.05 BILLION. And they are promising Star Wars Episode 7 – 9. The purchase also includes rights to the Indiana Jones franchise.

George Lucas will remain as a consultant for the Star Wars franchise.

Highlander

October 30th, 2012
5:37 pm

“Something I am sure a lot of you have no idea what that even is.” – Dum-Bass, 5:12pm

Well, I for one know exactly what the word ‘that’ is, …and how to write a legible sentence. :D

If you’re truly so self-deprecating, then lighten up! By the way, I do disagree with your assessment of Kelly’s looks. I thinks she’s a lovely girl with (from everything I’ve seen and heard) a great personality. We can agree to disagree.

…Even though you’re wrong! :wink:

JTesla

October 30th, 2012
5:44 pm

Give it a rest Dum-Bass, you know you make belligerent posts just to cause the very reaction that you are now responding to. The kids call it “trolling”, you do it here and on other articles so please spare us the drama.

JTesla

October 30th, 2012
5:45 pm

Highlander: “George Lucas will remain as a consultant for the Star Wars franchise”

That’s a shame, I guess we’ll have to wait a while longer until someone will fix Episode IV. There is an errant laser shot that needs to be taken out.

Dum-Bass

October 30th, 2012
6:05 pm

JTesla, the self-appointed blog administrator hath spoken so I must sulk away now with my tail between my legs(usual spot) and keep silent for awhile until I realize what I have to say is not nearly as important or interesting as what others have to offer. I apologize for being a “troll” and for being “belligerent”. I’m going to my room now and find a quiet corner. Someone please let me know when my “timeout” is up.

JTesla

October 30th, 2012
6:22 pm

The teenage girls that I know could not out drama that right there. Enjoy your pity party you worked real hard, and for quite somtime, for it.

Deirdre

October 30th, 2012
7:01 pm

Hey Dum-Bass….I’m the appointed(not self-appointed) blog unofficial, official monitor. Go ahead and say anything you want, that’s your right, however, it is also the right of others to disagree with, get annoyed by, laugh at or otherwise step all over your opinion. Most of us are fans of Kelly Clarkson(why that would be surprising on a blog about American Idol is beyond me). I’m pretty sure that you are more aware of that than you were aware that Gangnam Style is not a song about gangs.

All I’m saying is that when you state something with which most of the blog denizens(and you are one despite your protests)disagree, you must be aware that people will get snarky with you. Plenty of people got snarky with me(ostensibly a member of the “social club”) when I did not agree with them on the talent of Hollie whatsherface from last season. Just saying!

Mercedes S.

October 30th, 2012
8:52 pm

Cavanaugh, D.!

Seth T

October 31st, 2012
12:25 am

So, X-Factor live on Halloween? Full of tricks but maybe a treat somewhere.

With 16 in consideration right now, this is my “take” on naming the bottom half -bottom 8 of the competition.

Vino Alan – the most powerful, soulful singer of all, but mainsteam audience will not likely buy-in. His real competition is David Correy, for survival into early rounds.

Beatrice Miller – If I had a chance, (and a bigger bank account, but maybe I’d find some investors) I’d sign this girl right now. She’s got great potential, But with Diamond White, Carly Rose Soneclar, The Lylas, Jennel Garcia and Cece Frey vying for that voting pool for younger female artists, she’s got a tough road to top 8.

Tate Stevens – great old-style Country voice, but missing the “star appeal” factor, and won’t be a “tween” pick, so won’t get much help there.

David Correy – good vocals, appears to have located his birth mother for a great side-story – if the show uses it — but has to survive Vino and then cooler, younger, faster competition for a run into the higher rounds.

Sister C – Better than Lakoda Rayne, but over their heads in this newer competition.

LYRIC 145 – This is a hot rap group and hard to predict if they will find enough support on this type of show to make top 8 — my guess is that they won’t. But they will get a lot of attention and probably the most polarizing act on the show.

Paige Thomas – I like her voice and she has some good qualities as a performer. I think the hair syles of a partially bald side, detracts for most people who watch, and she will likely be chasing Rihanna, Mariah, Whitney, Alicia, etc. – which is getting old on these shows, and fall short of top 8.

Jason Brock – fun to watch him perform and not too bad as a singer – but, cannon fodder in this competition.

So those are my “bottom half/bottom8″ – — 4 of these should be gone as the top 12 is named. Just hope little Beatrice gets into the top 12, and I think she will.

Now I just wonder if they will pull a trick for drama, and pull a 17th back in. If they did, it might be Julian Jensen. There would be lots of tears of emotion to film if they did. Or, Simon may want the spotlight and call his boy-band back.

Deirdre

October 31st, 2012
8:17 am

Morning!

I’ve got nothing this morning. I did watch WD yesterday. Very much enjoyed being introduced to the Governor. We had dinner in Senoia Monday night so it was a little strange watching the town on tv the next day.

Sam-A

October 31st, 2012
8:27 am

Seth: You entertain me. No matter what else we discuss, even if every post is about it, ex: “Walking Dead”, how wonderful Kelly C is, et al, you stay right on point with the two current shows. It’s pretty funny how focused you can stay – I figure you don’t read much of the other posts. Kinda endearing I think!

Speaking of “WD” – Deirdre & Mercedes, have you guys watched it yet? OMG – LOTS of stuff happened! Funny, though, I found my thoughts wondering what Rick and the gang were doing over at the prison. And if you guys have seen it, please explain to me WTF went on at the military encampment – WHY was that done?????

Mercedes: Hows Hershel doing – getting around on her poor little leg ok?

I’m off to Highlands tomorrow is the snow has gone away. First time in many years I won’t be there for Halloween, but timing (middle of week) just didn’t work out this time around. There is a lovely, almost-full moon for tonight.

Don’t forget, this weekend is “fall back” for the time, for which I am very, very grateful. Now my 6 am Poodle walks will be lighter!

Deirdre

October 31st, 2012
8:50 am

WHY was that done?????

Because the Governor is evil!!!!!! Remember Randall Flagg in The Stand?

Sam-A

October 31st, 2012
9:28 am

Well, you’d think with only 70-something people in their group – looks like many of them women, and I imagine at least 10 patrolling the borders at all times, they’d have welcomed the extra manpower, especially trained military people.

And what do you suppose he’s doing with all those heads in oxygenated water? Too weird to contemplate. I do see what Mercedes was referring to in the “WD” blog about the tea – it was a bit exaggerated.

Deirdre

October 31st, 2012
9:38 am

My guess is that he doesn’t want people who could take away his control. Hitler convinced 1000’s of Germans that it was ok to kill Jews. I don’t think it is a stretch to believe someone who is keeping people safe(to an extent)will be followed and obeyed.

I get the impression that the scientist guy doesn’t know what the governor did to the military guys so I’m not so sure that the tea is a factor. However, despite the fact that the show is claiming innocence on the tea, it’s hard to imagine that they would spend so much time on it without a reason.

DanJ

October 31st, 2012
10:01 am

I looked at the betting lines on X-Factor and they have Carly Rose Sonenclar as the favorite followed by Diamond White and Jennel Garcia.

The top 2 from each catagory are.

Young teens: 1)Carly Rose Sonenclar and 2) Diamond White. Arin Ray has the worst odds from this group to win.
Young Adults: 1) Jennel Garcia 2) Willie Jones. Paige Thomas has the worst odds to win
Overs: 1) Vino Alan 2)Tate Stevens Jason Brock has the worst odds to win
Groups: 1) LYLAS 2) Lyric 145. Sister C has the worst odds to win

Over all Carly Rose is the favorite and Jason Brock has the longest odds to win.

I don’t gamble but I would pick Jennel Garcia to win it all!

Sam-A

October 31st, 2012
10:18 am

JT: You doubted me about Portia’s hair, but as you saw, she looks lovely with that short cut. Same for Cameron Diaz – she always wore that thin, stringy long hair, now has a sassy short bob, and looks much younger and better. I love long hair – wore mine below waist for 30 years, but great short hair can look sexy and pretty too. A pretty girl is a pretty girl – Kellie Pickler even looks cute bald – who woulda thunk it?

JTesla

October 31st, 2012
10:38 am

Pickler does look good bald, something that few can pull off, but I’ve never been all that impressed with Cameron Diaz. Now, if you want to talk cute with short hair there is always Emma Watson. Otherwise, it should just be avoided.

1st mate

October 31st, 2012
10:50 am

Khloe is so big, I wonder how she will look on stage. I don’t see this lasting, she will be replaced by mid season.

Sam-A

October 31st, 2012
10:52 am

I’ve never seen much in Diaz either, but she looks a lot better with this haircut. Emma Watson has a tiny, very delicate and feminine face, so looks really great with the short hair. Not many can pull hair that short off.

Sadly once you get past about 40 or so, long hair doesn’t do for you what it does when you’re younger. I miss my l o n g hair desperately, but just couldn’t wear it like that any more. Men always told me “don’t you ever cut your hair” – even strangers at gas stations, etc. Now, it’s women who say “you have the cutest hair cut – who cuts your hair?” Funny how times change.

Mercedes S.

October 31st, 2012
10:58 am

Thanks for inquiriing about Miss Kitty Hershey, Sam-A! The poor little leg is no more; like Hershel’s it was chopped off two weeks ago. She’s getting along, followed me downstairs to the basement when I was taking in some flower pots.

Mercedes S.

October 31st, 2012
11:06 am

Since Deirdre brought up Hitler… last summer, hubby and I visited Dachau, the very first concentration camp Hitler built outside Munich, already in 1933. Unlike the later extermination camps (Auschwitz, Buchenwald) Dachau was built to “house” those opposing Hitler. Priests, journalists, communists, socialists, even a couple of royals. Early STASI think – and it must have been planned long before Hitler came to power.

Sam-A

October 31st, 2012
11:13 am

Poor baby! But I’ll bet she’s more comfortable without the bad leg, now that’s she’s getting around.Breaks in dogs/cats are bad, because they don’t understand “don’t move around and keep leg off ground”, but at least they’re not automatically killed, like poor horses are.

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

October 31st, 2012
11:27 am

I’ll have to come back and be able to catch up with y’all, that said…in the little time I have now, I’ll respond. Dum-Bass, yes, you are entitled to your opinions…so are the rest of us. My reply was based on the fact that not only did you basically insult Kelly’s looks, but there was nothing positive in your post. To me, it read like a rant more than just typical blog conversation. You wrote that to get a reaction, and you did.

And I’m sure everyone is aware the Dum-Bass is MyPatootie’s new screen name? Thus me being “the sensitive one.” I’m not sensitive, but I guess I’m also not a regular (or as regular as I can be) just so I can bi+ch, moan, and complain about everything. To each their own.

JTesla

October 31st, 2012
11:35 am

Glad I’m not the only one who figured that out ;)

Mercedes S., I would never be able to visit one of those camps. Too many history classes.

Glad to hear that Tripod is still getting around.

Sam-A

October 31st, 2012
11:57 am

K&CF: Thanks for the enlightenment! I’m sooooo glad there’s only one of that sort around here.

Deirdre

October 31st, 2012
12:34 pm

I’ve always been of the opinion that people are entitled to say what they think no matter how enlightening or obnoxious those thoughts may be. And I completely agree that Dum-Bass clearly seems to post only for the purpose of getting a rise out of people. I also admit that it never occurred to me that he/she was MyPatootie although, now that it’s been said, it makes perfect sense.

I’m always torn in situations like this and those of you who have inhabited this blog for a long time will remember that I have formally requested that Rodney block someone twice. The first time was someone who was so intolerably rude to Nana and Harriett that the decision was easy to make. The second was to ban a long time poster when his posts reached a point of “him or us” status.

I may not like or agree with some of the things said on this blog but I have always believed that remaining tolerant to the intolerant keeps me from being a hypocrite. Diversity is not just about color or religion or personal preferences but about the human traits that make us who we are. Admittedly, sometimes I have to grit may teeth and sometimes I lose my temper but mostly, I learn, and to me, that’s important.

OR, Dum-Bass is just a troll looking for laughs who isn’t worth the previous paragraphs! ;-)

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

October 31st, 2012
1:07 pm

D, I agree with your post. Perhaps my knowledge of Dum-Bass’ identity colored my response. That said, I apologize to you and everyone here if I’ve “stirred the pot” or brought about any drama.

I made one brief comment. I did not go on for paragraph after paragraph attacking or insulting anyone…and it was much less vitriolic and hateful that the comments made about me previously.

Deirdre

October 31st, 2012
1:17 pm

k&cf….nothing I said was directed at you. You have every right to feel the way you feel. And I’m way more in agreement with you than whoever Dum-Bass is. I was just ruminating on the pros and cons of dealing with the sort of “stuff” we’ve faced over the years here on the blog. It’s always hard to know when to bring the hammer down. Like I said, I learn things. I may not like everything I learn but that’s the way it goes sometimes.

Please, your comments are always thoughtful and to the point and please, never hesitate to say what you think….no matter how many paragraphs or how vitriolic! And in case you haven’t noticed…I kinda like drama. ;-)

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

October 31st, 2012
1:21 pm

Seth, your description of the XF is spot on. How high do you have Cece ranked? I know she can sing, but if she doesn’t overcome the attitude perception, I don’t see her lasting forever. My faves are probably Beatrice and Jennel. I enjoyed Emblem3’s first audition, but lately I haven’t been impressed. I’m looking forward to the show and how our new hosts do… I wish they would bring back Jillian Jensen, but I don’t think they’ll pull the same “twist” two seasons in a row.

As for TWD, I imagine people wouldn’t ask too many questions when they finally found relative safety and a sense of community. There has to be something about the tea, perhaps that is how the control the townspeople and make sure there isn’t some sort of uprising against the Governor. The heads in the tanks was beyond creepy. Btw, not only did he kill the unit (for their weapons and vehicles, I assumed), but also, one of the tank heads was the rescued pilot. I’m looking forward to seeing the fireworks when Rick’s groups and the Governor’s have their run-ins.

JTesla

October 31st, 2012
1:28 pm

Regarding TWD, I saw an interesting picture which I can’t repost due to language, part of it showed zombies sauntering around the grounds of what appeared to be a prison. It asked a very good question: who is cutting the grass during the zombie apocalypse?

Rodney Ho

October 31st, 2012
1:30 pm

Maybe all that stomping around by the zombies keeps the vegetation at bay, like grazing cattle?