Thursday Morning Entertainment Headlines

"THE X FACTOR" GETS RAINED ON

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Baseball trumps "The X Factor" -- at least on Fox. There was a rain delay in last night's National League Championship Series game. The Cardinals-Giants game had a three-and-a-half hour delay, which pushed into the two hours scheduled for "The X Factor." So, about half the show aired on the East Coast. A rerun aired on the West Coast. Fox has rescheduled the full two-hour broadcast for next Tuesday.

"THE X FACTOR"-MAKING IT TO THE LIVE ROUNDS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- We know some of the singers who'll make to the live rounds on "The X Factor." A rain delay in the baseball playoffs forced Fox to air a shortened version last night. Britney Spears picks include Diamond White and Carly Rose Sonenclar. L.A. Reid gives the nod to cowboy Tate Stevens, tattooed rock singers Vino Alan and David Correy, and powerhouse vocalist Jason Brock. Demi Lovato choices include Willie Jones. But we don't know any of Simon Cowell's picks. The whole episode will run Tuesday.

MEGAN FOX, BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN HAVE A NEW BABY

NEW YORK (AP) -- Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green are now parents. Fox writes on her Facebook page that their son Noah Shannon Green was born nearly three weeks ago. She says she waited this long to make it public so she and Green could have "a peaceful few weeks at home." She and Green have been married two years.

FLAVOR FLAV OF "FLAVOR OF LOVE," "SURREAL LIFE" ARRESTED

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Flavor Flav of the reality shows "Flavor of Love" and "Surreal Life" is due in court today. He was arrested in Las Vegas after allegedly getting into an argument with his fiancee and threatening her teenage son with a knife. Flav is charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor battery-domestic violence. If he's convicted of the two charges, he could get up to six and a-half years in jail.

ETHEL KENNEDY DOCUMENTARY

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) -- When Rory Kennedy asked her mother Ethel about the day her husband Bobby was assassinated, she said "Talk about something else." But while promoting the documentary Rory made about her, Kennedy did say she found comfort in her faith after his death. She says when she'd wake up in the morning she'd think "he's OK, he's in heaven" with his brother Jack and other members of the family. Kennedy says "it made it very easy to get through the day" to think Bobby was in heaven. The documentary "Ethel" premieres tonight on HBO.

"SMASHED" - MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) -- Mary Elizabeth Winstead was able to get into AA meetings to research playing an alcoholic in "Smashed." The movie's co-writer and producer are in recovery, so they were able to take her to the meetings. She says she went to meetings in several neighborhoods to watch different types of alcoholics. She says she learned that no two are alike. They are "every different kind of person, every different kind of background." "Smashed" opens tomorrow.

"SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES"

UNDATED (AP) -- "Survivor: Philippines" is now down two castaways. But only one was voted out at last night's Tribal Council. Dana came down with severe stomach pains and asked for a medical evacuation. Jeff Probst told her that she was making the choice, because the Survivor docs didn't think the evacuation was mandatory. There was a also mini-merge, with the three tribes combined into two. Matsing had lost all the Immunity Challenges this season, so their remaining members were split between the two other tribes. At the Tribal Council, Dawson, the medical sales rep from the Washington area was voted off.

GUYS WILL COMPETE ON "AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The 20th edition of "America's Next Top Model" will have a twist. Guys will be allowed to compete with the women. They'll all live in the same house. The new season won't start until next summer.

MITT ROMNEY HELPS SELL BIG BIRD HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

NEW YORK (AP) -- Expect to see a lot of Big Birds on Halloween. Sales of Big Bird costumes are soaring since Mitt Romney said he liked Big Bird, but still would cut federal funds for PBS. Are more Democrats buying the costumes than Republicans? One costume company executive asks "Does Big Bird have a left wing and a right wing? I don't know. I guess we'll find out."

DEBBIE REYNOLDS HOME FROM HOSPITAL

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Debbie Reynolds is on the mend at home. Her spokesman says Reynolds has been home for a couple days, after being in an L-A hospital for a few days last week. She suffered a bad reaction to some medication.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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