For the second time this season, Chris Rene broke out an original song on The X Factor.

The performance followed a cover of Rihanna's "Live Your Life," and received nothing but praise from the judges. Nicole Scherzinger told Rene the sky is "the limit" for him, while Paula Abdul told him to "trust the universe" for some reason. As for Simon Cowell?

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With the FBI accusing her of “parental abduction,” troubled singer Mindy McCready tells ABC that she believed she did nothing wrong in violating a court order.

After fleeing with her five-year-old son to Arkansas, U.S. Marshals said they later found the country singer and the boy hiding in a closet, which she denies.

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison yesterday for what prosecutors called a criminal corruption crime spree three years ago.

Blagojevich was convicted of corruption charges including trying to trade President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat in exchange for money or favors.

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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."

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