Anne Hathaway in whimsical Valentino at the NYC Ballet Gala: lovely or awful? – and the links this Saturday

Anne Hathaway (actress)
Anne Hathaway (actress): also known as Anne Jacqueline Hathaway,Anne

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Celebrities, they never stop – it’s the perfect time for our look through the most interesting blog posts. Several intriguing titbits for you here, including posts related to Britney Spears, Anne Hathaway (actress), Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.

The X Factor (UK)
The X Factor (UK): The X Factor is a British television music competition to find new singing talent. Created by Simon Cowell,it began in September 2004 and is contested by aspiring singers drawn from public auditions. It is the originator of the international X Factor franchise. The eight series of the show to date have been broadcast from August/September through to December. The show is produced by FremantleMedia’s Talkback Thames and Cowell’s production company SYCOtv. The “X Factor” of the title refers to the undefinable “something” that makes for star quality. The show is broadcast on the ITV network in the United Kingdom and TV3 in Ireland,with spin-off behind-the-scenes show The Xtra Factor screened on ITV2. The X Factor was devised as a replacement for the highly successful Pop Idol,which was put on indefinite hiatus after its second series,largely because Cowell,who was a judge on Pop Idol,wished to launch a show to which he owned the television rights. The perceived similarity between the two shows later became the subject of a legal dispute. The original judging panel was Cowell,Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh. Dannii Minogue joined the panel in series 4,and Cheryl Cole replaced Osbourne in series 5 after her departure. After series 7,Cowell and Cole both left to judge the American version of the show whilst Minogue left the show due to commitments on Australia’s Got Talent. Kelly Rowland,Tulisa Contostavlos and Gary Barlow then joined Walsh on the judging panel for series 8,though Rowland will not return for series 9. In the initial televised audition phase of the show,contestants sang in an audition room in front of just the judges. From series 6 onwards,auditionees sing on a stage in front of the judges and a live audience. Successful auditionees go through to “bootcamp” and then to “judges’ houses”,where judges narrow down the acts in their category to three or four acts to mentor for the live shows,where the public vote for their favourite acts following weekly live performances by the contestants. There have been eight winners to date: Steve Brookstein,Shayne Ward,Leona Lewis,Leon Jackson,Alexandra Burke,Joe McElderry,Matt Cardle and Little Mix. The winning contestant’s single from 2004 till 2010 was released in time for the end of year chart battle for the UK’s Christmas number one,a spot which was gained in 2005,2006,2007,2008 and 2010. In 2011,the winner’s single was released a week earlier. All of the winners’ singles have gone on to achieve the number one chart position nevertheless,with Brookstein and McElderry going on to claim the New Year’s number one spot a week later instead,and Little Mix a week earlier. As of January 2012,a total of 28 number-one singles have been released by artists who have appeared on the show. The all-new X Factor champion receives a recording contract with record label Syco Music with a stated value of ?1 million. This includes a cash payment to the winner,but the majority is allocated to marketing and recording costs. The show is the biggest television talent competition in Europe and has proved hugely popular with the public. Series 6 attracted 200,000 auditionees and peaked at 19.7 million UK viewers (a 63.2% audience share). 10 million votes were cast in the series 6 final as well. On 18 October 2010,ITV announced that Cowell had signed a three-year contract renewing The X Factor until 2013.

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Who’s up first? Well, it’s Britney Spears and Race and ethnicity in the United States Census …
– BRITNEY SPEARS Gets Freaked Out By Lightning On “The X Factor” (VIDEO)) from anythinghollywood.com
– Britney Spears Sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to L.A. Reid (Video) from allieiswired.com
– Britney Spears Freaked Out By Lightning on The X Factor (UK) from www.thehollywoodgossip.com

Image From: allieiswired.com

Anne Hathaway (actress) doesn’t appear to have been out of the gossip magazines either:
– Anne Hathaway in whimsical Valentino Garavani at the NYC Ballet Gala: lovely or awful? from www.celebitchy.com
– Anne Hathaway will walk down the aisle in Valentino from www.sheknows.com

Image From: www.celebitchy.com
Cruel Summer
Cruel Summer: “Cruel Summer” is a pop song originally written and performed by Bananarama that was a top ten hit in Britain in 1983. Singer Sara Dallin said the song “played on the darker side (of summer songs): it looked at the oppressive heat,the misery of wanting to be with someone as the summer ticked by. We’ve all been there!”

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have cropped up quite a lot too.:
– Roscoe Dash Blasts Kanye West & Wale (rapper) For Not Giving Him His Credits, Goes In On Miguel – “This time, it’s with Kanye West and Wale who he claims he wrote for and wasn’t properly credited. After watching a video of Kanye West giving props to a few artists that contributed to ‘Cruel Summer’ and realizing his name wasn’t mentioned, Roscoe did what most artists who lack tact do, and he went to twitter to air out his grievances” – said necolebitchie.com
– Kanye West’s Freaky Flick With Married, 18 Year-Old, Kimmy Fakes Look-A-Like Being Shopped!! – bossip.com
– So…An Alleged Kanye West SEX TAPE Is Being Shopped…Featuring A Kim K. LOOK-A-LIKE! – theybf.com

Still left wanting even more gossip? What about some photos…

Image From: allieiswired.com

Image From: bossip.com

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Image From: www.celebitchy.com

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Image From: icydk.com

Image From: www.sheknows.com

Image From: www.sheknows.com
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