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I am a senior staff writer at THG and a big fan of Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Robert Pattinson. I believe Kim Kardashian is bad for society, but great for attention, and that The Real Housewives should all be banned from existence.

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Chris Rene is nothing if not original.

This X Factor finalist took to the stage last night and turned one of The Beatles' better known singles into an R&B track, breaking down "Let It Be" in a way most viewers had likely not heard before. He then transitioned into "Young Homie."

How did this unusual mash-up turn out? See for yourself:

Among other performances on The X Factor last night:

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Note to L.A. Reid: the song "Skyscraper" was written and originally performed by Demi Lovato. She's 19 years old. What would you like Drew Ryniewicz to cover, a track from Sesame Street?

Following this 15-year old's emotional performance last night, Reid contrived an argument with Simon Cowell by somehow claiming he continues to select singles for his pupil that are not age-appropriate. Why are you doing songs for old people? he asked in one of the more insane assessments of the season.

Simon responded that his fellow panelist was coming up with "stupid, pointless criticism" and he's right, but there's also little doubt he encouraged this outburst beforehand. Can the judges please stop making this show about them?

Take it away, Drew...

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What do you want from Astro, people? He's from Brooklyn!

Following last week's controversial results show reaction - which was either staged by producers or simply a consequence of Astro's age/attitude - this young rapper spent his introductory video last night giving thanks to his supporters. He then kicked off his cover of "Show Me What You Got" with a reference to his hometown.

From there? What can we say: the guy has serious talent! Simon Cowell actually said he admires Astro and appreciates his "unpredictability," while L.A. Reid referred to him as a "gentleman" and Nicole Scherzinger also expressed pride in the performance. Will Astro return to the bottom two this week?

Gauge his latest for yourself:

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Move over, Susan Boyle. We have a new favorite cover of "Wild Horses."

On last night's two-hour edition of The X Factor, Josh Krajcik delivered his best audition yet, showcasing his versatility with a restrained, piano-based version of this classic single. It was a 180 from last week's rock 'n roll performance and made it clear that Melanie Amaro won't simply waltz to this year's title.

"You have the right amount of everything," L.A. Reid said, while Simon Cowell simply praised Josh for having a "great voice" and Nicole Scherzinger? She cried.

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Do you believe in Rachel Crow?

This young X Factor finalist did all she could last night to earn votes and praise from the judges, covering a Yolanda Adams single with the same pluck and fire she brings each week to the competition. At least we think that's what happened. It was a bit difficult to actually see Rachel on stage, what with all the backup dancers and confetti flying around. This may have been an overly staged performance.

But Paula Abdul referred to Crow as an "angel," while Nicole Scherzinger labeled her a "bright light." Watch the audition and judge for yourself now:

How does Crow compare to Melanie Amaro? Watch the latter's latest performance HERE and decide who has the better shot at winning.

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Melanie Amaro accomplished the impossible on The X Factor last night: she forced L.A. Reid to offer up words of encouragement.

This judge is so focused on being negative and on creating some kind of feud with the other mentors that he even admitted at one point this week that he goes into each performing looking for faults. But what am I supposed to say? he asked Melanie after she covered R. Kelly's "The World's Greatest." I cannot criticize it.

Amaro, meanwhile, broke down in tears following the audition, leading to Nicole Scherzinger also breaking down and giving the finalist a hug. It was a sweet, vulnerable moment from the number-one contender for The X Factor crown. Watch the performance now.

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Angelina Jolie was not always a generous humanitarian with six children and committed, gorgeous life partner. She once wore a vial of blood around her neck and faced some serious struggles.

On this Sunday's 60 Minutes, the actress takes viewers back to that dangerous time in her life.

Angelina Jolie on 60 Minutes

"I went through heavy darker times and I survived them," the Oscar winner says. "I didn't die young, so I'm very lucky. There are other artists and people who didn't survive certain things."

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Earlier this week, police on the campus of the University of California-Davis used pepper spray to subdue protesting students. The maneuver - which you can watch on tape HERE - caused outrage across the Internet.

But Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly has no idea why.

"It's like a derivative of actual pepper," she actually said on air yesterday. "It's a food product, essentially."

Kelly acknowledged the video "looks bad," as officers in riot gear unleashed the substance on a group of relatively calm individuals. But they didn't really react, so might the cops have used a "diluted" version of the product, she wonders?

Watch the clip above and react: Kelly is...

 

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A new tabloid report describes Kris Humphries as the Husband from Hell. But that's nothing compared to how this basketball player will be come across on season two of Kourtney & Kim Take New York, sources say.

The former Mr. Kim Kardashian is allegedly contemplating a $10 million lawsuit against his ex-in-laws because "his role on Kourtney & Kim Take New York is bigger than he was told," an insider tells Life & Style. "Kris is also suing because he's really worried about how badly he's going to be portrayed on the series."

A Kris Humphries Lawsuit?!?

Specifically, viewers will reportedly see Humphries giving Kim's BFF, Jonathan Cheban, a hard time over his mannerisms and his attitude.

"Kris used the word 'gay' as an insult, to try and hurt Jonathan," an E! insider claims. "He's the lowest of the low, bullying someone like this."

But it's all fake, William Humphries says. Those scenes were all scripted. His son has retained attorney Lee Hutton III and is aiming to prevent his derogatory remarks from making the air.

"Little did Kris know that he was being set up," says the elder Humphries to the magazine. "Kris got used -100 percent used." 

And he's 100 percent more known and more of a spokesperson now than before marrying Kim. The guy has has it rough.

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Adam Lambert walked the red carpet of the American Music Awards in an impressive three-piece suit, defeating Justin Bieber by a wide margin in this Fashion Face-Off. Based on this dapper look, one can't help but wonder:

Is there a fashion line in Lambert's future?

Adam Lambert AMA Photo

Maybe, Adam says during his December 9 appearance on the Sundance Channel series, All On The Line with Joe Zee.

“I’d love to work on my own fashion line, accessory line, shoes or something. [But] obviously right now I’m focused on my music.”

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