Simon Cowell is not a fan of Marcus Canty. That was made clear early in the week when The X Factor judge dismissed any notion that Canty had a shot at winning this year's $5 million grand prize.

But Simon drove his negative points home even further last night, responding to Canty's take on "Careless Whisper" with the harshest criticism leveled at a contestant this season.

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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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