The ‘Extra’ Factor – Join “Extra” as we host a live video chat on Spreecast.com with actress and TV host Nicole Dabeau and celebrity interviewer Arthur Kade as they recap “The X Factor” right after the show. This Thursday, November 29 at 9PM ET/6PM PT, Nicole and Arthur will break down the competition, and are looking to you to voice your opinion and heat up the conversation! This week, we’ll have on former contestants Beatrice Miller, Reed Demings, Lyric145, Jason Brock and more, who will talk about their experiences and answer fan questions! Other special guests may pop up in the chat at any time. – Join them HERE.
Black Nativity to Star Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett and Jennifer Hudson – lackfilm.com is reporting that the Kasi Lemmons-directed musical Black Nativity will start filming in late January 2013 with Forest Whitaker in the male lead. He will star opposite Angela Bassett and Jennifer Hudson in the Fox Searchlight Pictures film. Black Nativity tells the story of a teenage boy from Baltimore who is sent by his single mother to Harlem to spend Christmas with the grandparents he’s never met. Through his grandfather’s Christmas Eve sermon, he learns about the importance of faith and family. – Read more at ComingSoon.net
American Idol’ lovebirds choose wedding dress – 3:06PM EST November 29. 2012 – Remember when American Idol alum Ace Young proposed to fellow Idol alum Diana DeGarmo on the May finale last season? Ace, 32, got down on one knee and said, “I love you to death. You’re my best friend. I want to make this last forever, and I will do everything in my power to have the most imaginable amazing life together.” Now the two are moving closer to the big day (June 1 is when they’ll tie the knot) and documenting the dress-choosing on TLC’s Brides of Beverly Hills. – Read more at USA Today
‘X Factor’s’ Night of No. 1 Hits: 20 Things You Didn’t See on TV – Diamond White is first to take the stage, but in slowing down her version of “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” much of the studio audience is confused as to whether to stand or be seated. Indeed, for the first 30 seconds or so, the amount of rising and sitting feels like a church service. The most entertaining performance of the night was actually at the judges’ table, where Simon and Demi were practically going for each others’ throats. Case in point: the virtual stare-down they had following Paige Thomas’ stellar performance. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
Colton Dixon Says JLo Inspired His Work Ethic: “She Works So Hard” – Colton Dixon learned a lot about the music industry during his time on American Idol. Since some of the judges he worked with on Season 11 left the show we asked Colton who he thought would be a good addition to American Idol. “I think Justin Timberlake would be a great judge on American Idol,” he told CBS Local. “I think Billy Joel would be a great judge on American Idol or Elton John. I think Elton John would be hysterical actually.” – Read more at CBSLocal
Carrie Underwood, Mike Fisher: Hockey and Holidays Throw Marriage Curveballs – “I wish that would happen, to be honest,” the singer tells WYCD radio in Detroit. “I find myself getting angry, not for real, but getting annoyed because I was like, ‘OK, I’ll make my tour when you are going to be pretty much gone anyway during the season,’ and now he’s at home. We’ll have these crazy days where there’s all kinds of … a photo shoot, this show, then we travel here and I’ve got to get on a plane and fly to some awards show. I’ll call him and [say], ‘What did you do today?’ He’ll say, ‘I worked out and then I played golf.’ I’m like, ‘Oh, must be nice.'” (Watch the interview below.) – Read more at AOL Music
‘Dancing With the Stars’ pro Val Chmerkovskiy goes shirtless on ‘General Hospital’ – “Dancing With the Stars” may be gone until the next season, but fans of pro Valentin Chmerkovskiy can still get one more taste of the dancer in the meantime. Val is scheduled to appear on “General Hospital,” which stars his latest “DWTS” celeb partner, Kelly Monaco. The pair made it to the finals and finished in third place. “I guess Kelly pulled some strings for me and I got a little cameo,” he told season 14 partner Sherri Shepherd on “The View” Thursday. “I will not be dancing.”
Instead, Val will be appearing as a boxer opposite Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn). The episode was filmed on Nov. 7, and is scheduled to air on Dec. 10. – Read more at The Today Show
Piers Morgan Talks Twitter Feud with One Direction – CNN host Piers Morgan landed in a Twitter war with One Direction and their fans last week after recommending David Beckham retire from soccer. One Direction fans are apparently also fans of the handsome soccer star. Soon enough, the boy band’s followers had the phrase “Piers Morgan is smelly” trending worldwide. The TV personality told “Extra’s” Mario Lopez, “Nobody warned me that there are five of them and each of them has 7 or 8 million followers on Twitter. They have this army of mad fans called Directioners.”
He added, “Suddenly I have 35 million girls tweeting me and they’re all doing the same thing, “Piers Morgan is smelly”… I’ve got my own group going now called the Morganers.” – Read more at ExtraTV
Glee Hunk Dean Geyer Dishes On Sexy Scene With Kate Hudson – “I had to pick [Kate] up and grab her, and she’d put her legs around me,” Dean told Kit Hoover and Billy Bush on Thursday’s Access Hollywood Live, of his and Kate’s dance set to the “Grease” ballad “There Are Worse Things I Could Do” on “Glee.” “With someone like her, I’m not sure where I’m allowed to grab! So the dance instructor says, ‘You have to grab her on the ass.’ “I was still a little tentative,” he continued, with a laugh. “On the day [of shooting] she says, ‘Just grab me. Grope my ass!’ That was the only way I could hold her up properly.” – Read more at Access Hollywood
Chris Colfer on How ‘Lightning’ Struck Twice – ETonline: Are you a good skater?
Colfer: You know, I have only skated once before in my life so I was really, really cautious the first hour. I got progressively much, much better as the night goes on. Now, I’m ready for The Olympics. ETonline: They say the key to skating is perfecting the fall. Colfer: If there’s one thing I know how to do, it’s fall. But every time I would fall, I would try to strike a pose to make people know I was all right … which the paparazzi always managed to catch [laughs]. – Read more at Entertainment Tonight
Blake Shelton on last night’s the Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Features a funny clip from Blake’s Christmas Special with Kelly Clarkson.
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