Season Finale of The XFactor Press Conference


Season Finale of The XFactor Press Conference, a set on Flickr.

Who’s excited for the finale of The X Factor on Wednesday and the results show on Thursday? The Red Carpet Report team was out at CBS Television City studios yesterday for the press conference with judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, L.A. Reid, and Britney Spears, hosts Khloé Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez, and the remaining three finalists.

Be sure to visit our Red Carpet Report site for all the details on this and other events including photos and interviews here at

In a special two-night grand finale event, the Top Three finalists will take the stage for their final performance LIVE Wednesday, Dec. 19 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX TV. Be sure to vote after their performance & get the FREE XFactor app for your smart phone here

Tune in on Thursday Dec. 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) for the special two-hour LIVE results show with hosts Khloé Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez announcing which act will be crowned the winner of THE X FACTOR. The winner will receive a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music. Watch the star-studded two-night event featuring special performances from world-renowned rapper Pitbull, and One Direction – the global sensation that rose to fame on the U.K. version of “The X Factor”.

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The Biggest Show with the Cast of Glee


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Mingle, Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Linda Antwi were invited to come out and cover Young Storytellers Foundation’s "The Big Show 2012" with stars from Glee at Willows Community School in Culver City, CA. We spoke with Chad Buchanan, Derek Theler, Dot Marie Jones, Iqbal Theba and Max Adler on the Red Carpet about the importance of this LA public school program.

This year, four LAUSD students had their stories/scripts performed by the stars of GLEE —David Verba / Edison Language Academy – Santa Monica; Miyu Masato / Linwood Howe Elementary – Culver City; Adrian Hernandez / Walt Disney Elementary – Burbank; Siena Trenton / Willows Community School- Culver City.

About Young Storytellers Foundation
YSF is a non-profit program that runs during the school day. They work in Title 1 schools in Los Angeles – which are schools that have a very high percentage of free or reduced price breakfast and lunch which is a key poverty indicator. Each school chooses ten students per session that they feel could benefit from the program (shy children, English language learners, children struggling with ADHD, etc) and those students are paired with 10 professionals from the entertainment industry (actors, writers, agents, development executives). The students and mentors meet for an hour a week for 7 weeks – during which the students each write their own short screenplay. Every idea and word is theirs – the mentors are there to provide encouragement and structure. In the final week, actors from film and television come to the school to perform each script in a performance called The Big Show. The actors audition for the students, the students cast them, and each student sits on stage in a seat of honor to see their script performed. Last year they worked in over 30 local schools and more than 700 students completed an original screenplay

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The X Factor’s Paula Abdul Sizzles in the Latest emmy Magazine

We’ve all danced to Paula’s “Straight Up” music video and watched her on American Idol give hope to artists pouring out their hearts in auditions and during competitions. She’s the one we wished would stay instead of Simon Cowell.

Good News! She’s back and with Simon on The X Factor this fall on FOX.

In the November Issue of emmy® MagazinePaula Abdul talks about joining “The X Factor,” and how she’s excited to be on the show even gives us some insight into her relationship with fellow judge and executive producer Simon Cowell. Don’t worry, she’s in a good place and even reflects on her “American Idol” departure in the article.



If you love hearing about a true Hollywood story, you’ll love reading about how Paul started out as a Laker Girl dance and choreographer during her freshman year in college. That’s when Lake fans Marlon and Jackie Jackson asked her to choreograph the Jacksons’ “Torture” video (1984) which led to her becoming the “go-to” choreographer for the Jackson family.

Read more about Paula and for all you fashionistas out there check out some of the photos of her in the magazine wearing Balmain, Roberto Cavalli, Givenchy and Christian Louboutin to name a few.

The latest issue of emmy® Magazine, the official publication of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, is available at newsstands now (if you can’t find it locally – get it here online). You’ll love seeing highlights include profiles on actor Michael J. Fox, OWN’s  “Most Valuable Players,” Lisa Kudrow’s “Web Therapy,” actor-writer-producer-standup comic Whitney Cummings, the FX series “Rescue Me,” “Torchwood: Miracle Day” star Bill Pullman, Fran Drescher’s series “Happily Divorced,” “The Amazing Race” host Phil Keoghan,  and “Entourage” creator-executive producerDoug Ellin. Also included in the latest issue are features on Spanish-language network “Univision,” director Beth McCarthy-Miller, “Rookie Blue” star Travis Milne, HLN’s Nancy Grace, excerpts from the Television Academy’s Archive of American Television’s interview with Dick Clark, a feature on music-competition crafts, a profile on the University of Southern California’s new course on the significance of celebrity, and many more.

Michael J Fox

Michael J Fox

One last extra highlight that we’d like to share is on Michael J. Fox and how acting has become easier in recent years despite the loss of physical subtlety since being diagnosed with the neurological disorder Parkinson’s – “I don’t have the elasticity of expression. I don’t have a lot of tools that I used to use. But other things have come into those spaces. I have a stillness now in spite of the motion. I have a kind of internal gravitas and perspective that makes me as an actor consider my reactions and consider my course through a scene in a way that I wouldn’t have previously…It’s the gift that keeps on taking, but it has been a gift.”

ABOUT: emmy® Magazine, the official publication of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, takes readers behind the scenes of the industry for a unique insider’s view. emmy profiles the people who make TV happen, from the stars of primetime’s top shows to the pros behind the cameras.emmy is the only publication to showcase the stunning scope of television: the artists, craftspeople and CEOs; the programming trends and the boundless advances in technology. Honored consistently for excellence, emmy is a four-time Maggie Award winner as best trade publication in communications & the arts and has collected 30 Maggies to date from the Western Publications Association. For Television Academy members, industry pros and fans who just love great television, emmy is the must-read. emmy magazine is available on selected newsstands or by subscription at

42nd NAACP Image Awards – This Year’s Nominees

Presenters at the 42nd NAACP Awards Nominees Press Conference,

Presenters at the 42nd NAACP Awards Nominees Press Conference

Mingle Media TV was invited to attend the live announcement of the 42nd NAACP IMAGE AWARDS nominees from the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA. In attendance were actresses Kimberly Elise and Sanaa Lathan, actor/rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson, actor Columbus Short and Actor/Comedian Affion Crockett and NAACP IMAGE AWARDS chairman Clayola Brown and 42nd NAACP IMAGE AWARDS executive producer Vic Bulluck.

The 42nd NAACP IMAGE AWARDS celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film. The awards also honor individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors during the two-hour eventairing live Friday, March 4 2011 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

42nd NAACP Image Awards

42nd NAACP Image Awards

Leaders in the Nomination Categories

ABC and NBC lead the nominees in the TV categories, each with 18 nominations, followed by CBS and Lifetime Movie Network both with 10.  In the recording category, Columbia Records leads with seven nominations, followed by J Records and Island Def Jam Music Group both with six and Epic Records with 5 nominations. Lionsgate/34th Street Films leads with seven nominations, while Fox Searchlight followed with six, and Magnolia Pictures with five in the motion picture category.

In case you’re wondering about the Television Nominees – here’s the list by category:

Outstanding Comedy Series

·       “30 Rock” (NBC)

·       “Are We There Yet?” (TBS)

·       “Glee” (FOX)

·       “Modern Family” (ABC)

·       “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

·       David Mann – “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns” (TBS)

·       Dulé Hill – “Psych” (USA)

·       LaVan Davis – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)

·       Phil Morris – “Love That Girl!” (TV One)

·       Terry Crews – “Are We There Yet?” (TBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

·       Cassi Davis – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)

·       Essence Atkins – “Are We There Yet?” (TBS)

·       Salli Richardson-Whitfield – “Eureka” (Syfy)

·       Tatyana Ali – “Love That Girl!” (TV One)

·       Vanessa Williams – “Desperate Housewives” (ABC)

Outstanding Drama Series

·       “Detroit 1-8-7” (ABC)

·       “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)

·       “HawthoRNe” (TNT)

·       “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)

·       “Treme” (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

·       Anthony Anderson – “Law & Order” (NBC)

·       Blair Underwood – “The Event” (NBC)

·       Hill Harper – “CSI: NY” (CBS)

·       Laurence Fishburne – “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (CBS)

·       LL Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles ” (CBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

·       Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)

·       GuGu Mbatha-Raw – “Undercovers” (NBC)

·       Jada Pinkett Smith – “HawthoRNe” (TNT)

·       Regina King – “Southland” (TNT)

·       Wendy Davis – “Army Wives” (Lifetime)

Outstanding Talk (Series)

·       “Conversations with Ed Gordon” (BET Networks)

·       “Larry King Live” (CNN)

·       “The Mo’Nique Show” (BET Networks)

·       “The View” (ABC)

·       “TV One on One with Cathy Hughes” (TV One)

Outstanding Reality Series

·       “American Idol” (FOX)

·       “America’s Next Top Model” (The CW)

·       “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)

·       “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (ABC)

·       “Sunday Best” (BET Networks)


Smokey Robinson and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards Nomination

Smokey Robinson and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards Nomination

Please visit the NAACP website at for the complete listing of nominees for this year’s awards. For photos of the event, please check out Mingle Media TV Network and our Red Carpet Report for this and other celebrity events.