Pippa Middleton was named one of the Most Fascinating People of the Year by Barbara Walters, although the segment about Kate Middleton's sister on Wednesday's special basically acknowledged there is no real reason why.

While no one can dispute Steve Jobs as the Most Fascinating, the rest of Babs' list is a total ratings shill. We love Pip, but there's nary a word from her in this whole piece, and it just makes her sound useless, whereas she's probably a very nice girl.

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Josh Krajcik brought Paula Abdul to tears on The X Factor last night. Granted, this is about as difficult as getting Lindsay Lohan to have a drink. But still.

The heartfelt crooner belted out a couple of songs on the semifinals, once again proving his versatility via a piano-based version of "Hallelujah" and a livelier version of "Come Together."

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The judges are not ready to crown Melanie Amaro X Factor champion just yet.

Following one of Chris Rene's two performances last night, Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul jokingly argued about whether or not he looks like $1 million on stage... or $5 million the grand prize that will be awarded to next week's winner.

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It's never easy being the favorite. Just ask the Miami Heat or the Boston Red Sox.

But Melanie Amaro has been considered The X Factor front-runner since her very first audition, never faltering under the pressure, giving stellar performance after stellar performance every week on Fox. That didn't change last night.

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Ashley Tisdale is a single woman once again. Correction: she's been a single woman for a little while, we're just finding out now.

Multiple sources confirm that the former High School Musical star is no longer dating director Scott Speer (below), who she started seeing in the spring of 2009. The pair have been broken up for a few weeks, an insider tells Us Weekly, adding simply:

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