Happy Thanksgiving to all from The Hollywood Gossip!

What would this holiday be without family, food, football and reflection upon the things we appreciate most ... in the case of THG, that means some of the turkeys we have had the privilege, the honor and the burden of covering in the past year.

Posted in: Taylor Armstrong

The X Factor tried to shake things up this week by sending TWO contestants home - but the only real surprise was that the show featured Howie Mandel in the audience. Isn't he a NBC guy?

Indeed, the two performances given the boot were the most obvious selections of the remaining nine, one a group, the other an over-30 hopeful. So long, Lakoda Rayne and LeRoy Bell. You had a decent run.

Posted in: The X Factor

This is a pretty cool story.

Earlier this month, Jack Wagner was preparing for a concert in Boca Raton when a 23-year old woman showed up with a photo of her mother, someone Wagner briefly dated in the 1980s. The stranger claimed to be the actor's daughter - and he welcomed her into his life with welcome arms.

Posted in: Celebrity Gossip

Becoming one of the biggest names in rap/hip-hop/pop, Nicki Minaj is having one heck of a year. With this new honor from Billboard, it's going to get even bigger.

She is slated to receive the honor of Rising Star of 2011 at Billboard's "Women in Music" event on December 2 in New York City. She will no doubt look ridiculous.

Posted in: Music

This Thanksgiving, Lindsay Lohan is taking the time out to recognize the family, friends, and fans that love her, and the opportunities she still has in life.

It's not quite New Year's, but she's already resolved to spend the holidays basking in the support of those close to her and leave her legal woes in the past.

Posted in: Lindsay Lohan