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It’s been nearly eight months since Melanie Amaro walked away with the inaugural X Factor title in America, but the talented singer has only first come out with her debut single this week.
It’s titled “Don’t Fail Me Now,” it’s written by Livvi Franc (who is responsible for hits by such artists as Britney Spears and Kelly Clarkson) and it’s a message to Amaro’s hoofers, as these sample lyrics prove:
“I’ve paid my dues, I’ve paid the price, I’ve prayed for you almost every night. I’ve walked the longest road, so don’t fail me now, feet don’t fail me now.”
Give it a listen and then weighMore >
For all the criticism leveled at the first season of The X Factor – which resulted in the dismissal of Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul and Steve Jones last week – no one took issue with the show’s champion.
Melanie Amaro can seriously sing.
And Super Bowl viewers will find out for themselves on Sunday, as the 19-year old teams with Elton John for a 60-second Pepsi commercial. Said the latter: “Pepsi wanted to make me ‘King for a Day’ on Super Bowl Sunday. How could I possibly pass that up?”
What, exactly, is he talking about? Watch the spot now and see for yourself:More >
A thief was recently busted trying to steal a flat screen LG TV in this hilarious video, which has the feel of a viral marketing campaign by LG itself. It’s unclear.
Either way, it’s hilarious. Utilizing the thinness of the product to his advantage, and with surprisingly well-planned execution regarding the security camera angles, the random schmoe made it all the way out the door before being busted.
His undoing? Walking very, very slowly and carrying a GIANT ASS TV.
Has to be fake, right? The way he stares right at the camera throughout, and with LG andMore >
The X Factor may have crowned Melanie Amaro as its first champion, but that talented singer isn’t the only contestant to benefit from her time on the show.
Sources confirm that Josh Krajcik, Chris Rene and Astro will all sign recording contracts with Sony Music, encouraging news for the second, third and seventh place finishers, respectively.
Krajcik, of course, quickly became a fan favorite after viewers both heard his soulful voice and learned he had been working at a fast food Mexican restaurant.
Rene, meanwhile, earned a large fan base due to hisMore >
Welcome to THG’s Week in Review! Below, our staff takes a look back at the stories, stars and scandals that made these past seven days so memorable.
Now, a rundown of the week that was at The Hollywood Gossip:
- Kobe Bryant’s divorce from wife Vanessa dominated sports and celebrity news.
- He reportedly was cheating with multiple women (but not Jessica Burciaga).
- Terrence Howard accused his wife of being a violent, crazy racist.
- Melanie Amaro is
It all boiled down to talent (Melanie Amaro) versus heart (Josh Krajcik) versus energy (Chris Rene) on the first-ever American finale of The X Factor, with a major recording contract, $5 million and serious bragging rights at stake tonight.
So, who took home the largest grand prize in reality show history?
Following an electrifying set of performances by Justin Bieber, 50 Cent, Leona Lewis, Pitbull and Ne-Yo, host Steve Jones announced the winner as …
… Melanie Amaro!
Obviously stunned and emotionally overwhelmed just after Jones made the expected announcement, a choked up Amaro said onlyMore >
A.J. McLean is officially a married man. The singer tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend, Rochelle Karidis, Saturday in Los Angeles, according to reports.
Attended by fellow Backstreet Boys Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough and Nick Carter, the evening ceremony was held at the posh Beverly Hills Hotel.
Here’s a picture of the happy newlyweds:
Saturday’s nuptials were a long time coming for the pair, who postponed saying “I do” when McLean checked into rehab for the third time earlier this year.
The singer, who proposed to his girlfriend on his 32nd birthday in January 2010, creditsMore >
Kris Humphries is once again threatening Kim Kardashian with the “S” word. No, not sex tape. She’d be all about that.
Instead, Star Magazine claims the NBA free agent – who is still without a team – is demanding his episodic salary gets bumped from $28,500 per week to $50,000. Otherwise, he will file a lawsuit against E!.
“Kris is freaking out about his finances, even though the NBA lockout has ended,” an insider says. “After all, it’s his storyline that is making the show a success this season!”
Reportedly, Kardashian has control over Kourtney & Kim Take New York‘s content and has goneMore >
Marcus Canty, as most people predicted, was the victim on last night’s X Factor results show, leaving Melanie Amaro, Josh Krajcik and Chris Rene to vie for the title.
Canty had been in bottom two four weeks in a row, and last week’s publicly unpopular elimination brought a lot of pressure – too much for him to last another week.
“The pressure is off,” he said in an exit interview after last night. “I don’t have to sing no more save me’s. I don’t got to worry about America shooting me down.”
“I ain’t got to worry about Simon giving me heat. I can just relax.”More >
Following one of the most surprising, emotional results of the season (we miss you, Rachel!), The X Factor pretty much stuck to the script on this week’s results show.
After dragging out the elimination for as long as the show could – first, Florence + The Machine played, then Melanie and Chris advanced to next Wednesday’s finale – it came down to Marcus Canty and Josh Krajcik. And the latest hopeful sent packing was…
The fun dancer simply could not overcome a performance from the previous night that Simon Cowell labeled as “grotesque and horrific.”
“God blessed me so much,”More >
Viewers were treated to a double dose of Melanie Amaro on The X Factor last night.
With the show asking contestants to perform a pair of covers – first, a dance remix; then, a song of their own choosing – the season’s favorite took full advantage of her time in the spotlight, mixing up Adele’s smash “Someone Like You” and then slowing it down for a version of “When You Believe.”
Even LA Reid has to give props for the former, telling Melanie: “The only thing that bothered me about it was that it was really good.”
He’s just so encouraging, isn’t it? Watch both performances now and sound off:More >
Angelina Jolie is making the media rounds for her directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, but the mom of six tackles difficult subjects in real life as well as on film.
The actress, 36, and her partner Brad Pitt, 47, are trying to balance their busy careers with raising Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 6, Shiloh, 5 and Knox and Vivienne, 3.
Like us, the brood is getting more curious about their marital status by the year …
When Nightline asked if she has plans to marry Brad. Her response: “The kids asked me the other day and I asked if it was just because they wanted to have a bigMore >
Breaking Dawn is showing no signs of breaking down at the box office.
For the third consecutive weekend, this installment of the Twilight Saga earned more money than any other film, adding $16.9 million to its growing tally on Friday and Saturday.
Breaking Dawn actually trails past franchise editions at this point in its run, as it’s earned 247.3 million domestic dollars in 17 days. By comparison, New Moon had brought in $255.4 million at this juncture, while Eclipse had collected $255.8 million.
Is there any doubt, however, that nextMore >
Sad news today out of the music world: Robin Gibb, the former lead singer for the Bee Gees, has been diagnosed with liver cancer.
Sources say the musician was told of the news a few months ago, but word has only recently circulated following a series of missed appearances. On Tuesday, the 61-year old was rushed to the hospital, but returned home later that day.
“We should be thinking about Robin’s incredible talent as a singer and songwriter, and the wonderful gift of music that he and his brothers gave to the world,” a friend told The Daily Mail.
There has been no official word out ofMore >
Thank you, Diddy. Thank you.
The rapper has, for whatever reason (not that he needed one) released a new coffee table book titled Culo, which means buttocks in Italian. You can guess what’s in it.
Diddy, record executive Jimmy Iovine and photographer Raphael Mazzucco teamed up to compile an artistic, memorable 248-page pictorial expose on female butts.
Chief among them? Lady Gaga. Girl’s got back, who knew!
Lady Gaga was born this way, baby. Well, sans tattoo.
Yeah. After all her ridiculous fashion over the years, who would have guessed one of the more shocking Lady Gaga photos out thereMore >