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"SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES"

UNDATED (AP) — Roberta 'R.C.' Saint-Amour is the latest castaway voted off "Survivor: Philippines." But she was only kicked off because Jonathan Penner used an idol to get immunity. He actually got the most votes to go, but they didn't count against him. With him not eligible to get the boot, the contestant with the next highest votes to be eliminated was Roberta, who most people call 'R.C.' She says she's proud to have lasted as long as she did on the show and she had an amazing time.

''THE X FACTOR"

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some performers will be going home after tonight's "The X Factor." Judges will narrow the field of contestants from 16 to twelve. All 16 contestants performed last night, with country singer Tate Stevens, pop singer Paige Thomas and trio Emblem 3 among the performers getting rave reviews from Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, Demi Lovato and Britney Spears. Lovato says she can't look Emblem 3 in their eyes because she's supposed to be a judge and not flirting.

DAVID LETTERMAN ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE

NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel says David Letterman was his idol when Kimmel was a kid. He says Letterman is not only the main reason he got into television, he's the main reason Kimmel got a television. Letterman was on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last night. Kimmel says having Letterman on his show must have been like when Letterman had his idol Johnny Carson on Letterman's show.

ALL LATE-NIGHT SHOWS ARE BACK, SOME OF BROADWAY

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert were back on the air last night for the first time since superstorm Sandy hit. David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel returned to do their shows with a studio audience the night before. The curtain went up on many Broadway shows, but a few, including "Mary Poppins" and "The Lion King" are still closed. One actor says it's important for Broadway to get back to normal because it's "as important an icon of New York City as the subways."

ALICIA KEYS' BLACK BALL POSTPONED BECAUSE OF THE HURRICANE

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah is going to have to wait to pick up another honor. She was supposed to be honored for her humanitarian work at Alicia Keys' annual Black Ball tonight. But the event has been postponed because of the hurricane. Beyonce was scheduled to perform at the ball, which raises money to fight AIDS in Africa.

''FLIGHT" - DENZEL WASHINGTON

BEVERLYL HILLS (AP) — Appropriately enough for a guy who stars in a movie called "Flight," Denzel Washington has a recurring dream where he flies. Not in a plane. Like Superman. Washington says he's had the same dream for most of his life. He makes a point of flying under bridges and electrical wires in his dream and eventually takes off "forever." Washington says he has no idea what that means. "Flight" opens tomorrow.

SURVEY PICKS DENZEL WASHINGTON TO PLAY JESUS

NEW YORK (AP) — A thousand people were asked who they'd want to play Jesus in a movie and the biggest percentage picked Denzel Washington. He got 21 percent of the votes. Daniel Day-Lewis got 14 percent, one percent more than Al Pacino. Woody Allen was the preference of ten percent of the voters.

''MALIBU COUNTRY" - LILY TOMLIN PLAYS REBA'S MOTHER

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) — Lily Tomlin is playing everyone's mother these days. She's Lisa Kudrow's mother in "Web Therapy" and Kenny Powers' mom in "Eastbound and Down." She just finished a movie where she plays Tina Fey's mother. She's also McGee's grandmother in "NCIS." And now, she'll play Reba McEntire's mom in "Malibu Country," which premieres tomorrow night on ABC. Tomlin says she's "slipping gracefully into those waning years."

ELLEN DRESSES UP AS SOFIA VERGARA FOR HALLOWEEN

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres dressed as Sofia Vergara for Halloween, right down to the split in her dress that showed off her butt. DeGeneres joked about her beautiful set of pumpkins. Vergara then showed up and told DeGeneres "your ass looks huge." She joked that DeGeneres looked "ridiculous," but DeGeneres said she felt sexy.

''REDNECK ISLAND" - CHICKEN FARMING, CHASING WOMEN, BURPING, AND JUG FISHING

NASHVILLE (AP) — One contestant loves jug fishing and dreams of becoming a chicken farmer. Another considers the finer things in life to be chasing women, drinking beer, hunting and junkin'. What do you expect from the show "Redneck Island." The second season also features a woman who brags about having one of the loudest burps in Kentucky and a stay-at-home mom who claims she can kill and clean a chicken in less than ten minutes. The new season starts November 10 on CMT. Steve Austin returns as host.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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