Simon Cowell is a judge on The X Factor. That's pretty much all you need to know about the Fox singing competition that premiered last night and hopes to out-perfom American Idol.

With this British producer back on TV, we were treated to an event that felt much bigger than any of the early Idol auditions. Aspiring singers belted out their hearts and their souls in front of a packed auditorium right off the bat, as opposed to inside a small room, facing only a few judges.

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Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is writing an autobiography titled, sort of predictably but still awesomely, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.

The actor will reportedly touch on his breakup with Maria Shriver while covering his childhood in Austria and careers as a bodybuilder, film star and politician.

Machine Gun Preacher recounts the true story of Sam Childers, a former drug dealer who undergoes an astonishing transformation in Sudan, finding an unexpected calling as the savior of hundreds of kidnapped and orphaned children.

Gerard Butler stars as Childers, and emits a tidal wave of emotion as his character sees the horrors in Africa with his own eyes and transforms himself wholly.

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Bones' Emily Deschanel and her husband, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-star David Hornsby, welcomed their first child Wednesday. His name is Henry.

The happy couple married in 2010.

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Just before Troy Davis was executed last night for killing police officer Mark MacPhail more than 20 years ago, he professed his innocence one last time.

The Georgia man's controversial case had become a cause celebre in recent days, as a crowd of over 500 cried, hugged, prayed and held candles.

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Duchess Catherine is undergoing a royal education.

According to UK reports, Kate Middleton is receiving "private tutorials" with senior civic leaders to help train and prepare her for her many public duties.

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Twenty years. That's long enough to make you feel nostalgic (or just old), and it's how long Seattle rock band Pearl Jam has been in existence as of this year.

That milestone is marked by a new documentary, Pearl Jam Twenty, chronicling their tragic beginnings as Mother Love Bone, through their triumphs to the present.

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