Simon Cowell has made his expectations for The X Factor very clear: he expects the show to be number-one, totaling more viewers than his former juggernaut, American Idol.

Therefore, the judge/producer must be very disappointed today. Last night's two-hour premiere of this British import was only watched by 12.6 million households, nearly half the number that tune in for Idol each week and not even enough to help The X Factor win its Wednesday night battle.

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The Taylor Armstrong pity/exploitation/public service announcement tour continues today on Dr. Phil.

Following an explosive, controversial interview on Entertainment Tonight Tuesday - during which the Real Housewife of Beverly Hills detailed the alleged abuse she suffered at the hands of her dead husband - Armstrong will appear across from a man who knows all about profiting off the pain of others.

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Jill Zarin is no longer a Real Housewife of New York City. She sounds okay about this development, but her mood may change after reading the following rumor:

Sources tell Us Weekly that Ramona Singer played a significant role in ousting her rival from the series, actually going to Bravo "with a few pals she thought would make good additions."

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Despite attempting to clarify himself once already, Brad Pitt again tried to quiet the PR storm he created with his apparent diss of Jennifer Aniston in Parade.

In a sitdown with Matt Lauer on Today, the Moneyball star addressed the controversy arising from the interview in which he - intentionally or not - made Jen out to look like a dull bore he was pretending to be happy with.

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Michael Bolton may prefer to sit around and watch movies all day, but the guys from Lonely Island are straight gangsta. Like any hard core rappers, the trio makes it rain at the club - and has now affiliated itself with its own vodka brand.

As Creative Directors behind RÖKK, the newest vodka on the market, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and Andy Samberg are responsible for consumer engagement, marketing and advertising for the premium priced, freeze filtered vodka.

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Republican Presidential "candidate" (term used very, very loosely) Rick Santorum is at odds with not only his fellow White House hopefuls, but Google.

Specifically, Rick is far from pleased about the results displayed when people type his name into the search engine. All 12 of those people? So misled!

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