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Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus is making X Factor bosses nervous ahead of her performance on the show tomorrow.

The "Wrecking Ball" singer has reportedly been told to tone down her act for the family-friendly show after her controversial twerking at the MTV Video Music Awards with hitmaker Robin Thicke. "Miley seems to be on a mission to be as controversial as possible so everyone's a bit nervous. She's been told to tone it down for The X Factor. That said, we're not stupid," a source said.

Although big bosses don't want the performance to result in complaints, head judge Gary thinks 20-year-old should include her controversial rump-shaking move "It's music - she's a young girl. If that's the way she wants to express herself, fair enough. It's a tricky one because I remember Madonna when she brought her Sex book out and everyone was going crazy. That seemed more shocking. But, you know, there's an off button. I always say, if you don't want to watch it, turn it off," he said earlier in the week. "These singers are young, sexy girls - of course they are going to express themselves like that. But I don't let my kids watch it. I probably wouldn't let them watch anything like that, it's too sexual for them," he added.


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Lea MicheleLea Michele will reportedly star in her own Glee spin-off.

The hit show's creator Ryan Murphy is planning to launch a new show which will center on the actress' character, Rachel Berry, and feature some of the other stars from the musical comedy in supporting roles.

The news comes just weeks after it was confirmed Glee will end in 2015 after its sixth series. "This will be announced soon. They're making the deals now and it also presents a viable exit plan for the main Glee series itself - in that some of its core cast would also migrate to the Lea Michele project as Glee is showing signs of aging," a source said.

Glee was rocked by the death of Lea's boyfriend Cory Monteith, who played her on-screen beau Finn Hudson, in July. The actor - who had a long history of battling drug abuse - succumbed to a deadly combination of heroin and alcohol in a hotel room in Montreal, Canada.

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Victoria Beckham and Lena DunhamVictoria Beckham wants to guest star on Girls.

The 39-year-old star reportedly told the show's creator Lena Dunham how much she loves the latest series of the comedy drama series and that she'd love to make an appearance. Lena, 27, is open to the idea of the former Spice Girl being on the show and has an idea for her to have a cameo as herself.

"Victoria said she would love a cameo in the next season. Lena said she would love that and work on creating a suitable role - most likely, Vic playing herself," a source said.

Victoria also plans to introduce her two-year-old daughter Harper - her child with husband David Beckham - to the show when she is old enough.

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Simon CowellSimon Cowell could be set to leave The X Factor.

The 54-year-old media mogul is a judge on the singing contest - which is his brainchild - however he could be planning to leave the show since it is pulling in fewer viewers than in previous years - with the live show on Tuesday night, attracting only 4.8 million viewers. The drop in numbers could force bosses to lower the budget on the series, meaning Simon will walk away and back onto the judging panel of the UK version of the talent show.

"People have talked as if it is all over for The X Factor, but that's not the case at all. It is true that ratings are down but it still does well with younger viewers if it was to come back next year it would have to have a lower budget. Simon leaving the show would allow a cheaper panel to be introduced - and give him the time to be reunited with the British show," an insider said.

The X Factor is currently in its third season with the winner awarded a $1 million recording contract with Simon's label Syco, however, in the previous two series' it was worth $5 million. Simon is currently on the judging panel alongside Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio, and he is mentoring the groups category.


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Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne are in talks to bring back their reality TV show. The couple and their kids Kelly and Jack became household names when their MTV series The Osbournes aired between 2002 and 2005 and achieved record ratings and now they are set to bring the cameras back into their home to document their marriage and family life.

Jack, 27, has hinted at a return, telling The Sun newspaper, "We've talked about it. It's been thrown around a little bit. It's just a different vibe."

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Charlie Sheen and Selma BlairSelma Blair has reportedly threatened Charlie Sheen with a retaliation lawsuit.

The pair were co-stars on Anger Management before the 41-year-old actress was kicked off the show - and it is said she will take legal action if she isn't paid the $1.2 million she believes she is owed. According to reports on TMZ, Selma is demanding the payout to cover the episodes she would have made is she hadn't have been fired fro the show.

It has been said she was kicked off the sitcom after she complained about the Two and a Half Men star, claiming the crew had to wait while he was in his trailer learning lines. However, an insider defended Charlie's actions because - whereas Selma was in less than half of the scenes for each episode - he would have to learn over 44 pages of dialogue. "When you work 12 hours a day and have 3 girlfriends at home, it's hard to memorize all the lines for tomorrow," the insider said.

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Lady GagaLady Gaga is in talks to host Saturday Night Live.

The "Applause" hitmaker has reportedly been approached to follow in the footsteps of Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber to host and perform on the show's upcoming season. A source close to the 28-year-old star, who is set to release her new album ARTPOP on November 11, told KIIS-FM that nothing has been finalized yet but she is in serious talks to host the comedy sketch show for the first time.

Lady Gaga previously performed on SNL in 2009 and 2011.

The outspoken singer recently hit back at her critics but insisted that chart success is not important to her anymore because she doesn't need to prove anything: "People focus less on the music and focus more on how the music's doing; how it's faring from a numbers perspective, from a financial perspective. If you think I give a damn about money then you don't know me as an artist at all. I think that once you've had a few Number Ones in your career that you've kind of proven yourself and I don't feel the need to prove anything anymore. [Detractors] have no idea what I put into this, they have no idea the work that I've put behind my performances and what I do. In fact, people have no idea what it really took for me to get here. It doesn't bother me, it's just an interesting observation of where we are as a society."


Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan is in serious talks to star in a new TV series.

The 27-year-old actress, who completed 90 days of court-ordered treatment in rehab at the end of July and is determined to get her career back on track, has been approached by Danny McBride to star in a comedy he is developing for HBO. A source told gossip website TMZ.com that Lindsay really hit it off with the actor and producer, 36, when she filmed a cameo role for his show Eastbound & Down recently and he was so impressed with her work ethic that he thinks she is the perfect actress to work on his upcoming project.

Danny is developing the comedy series that will revolve around a high school with his producing partner Jody Hill. The Canyons star apparently loves the concept and is really hoping it works out.

The Mean Girls actress has enjoyed a career renaissance since leaving Cliffside rehab center in Malibu last month. Lindsay has successfully guest-hosted Chelsea Lately, as well as pouring her feelings out to Oprah Winfrey in a revealing interview. The star has also inked a $2 million deal with Oprah and her OWN network to make an eight-part documentary about the ups and downs of her career.


Jenny McCarthyJenny McCarthy is set to join The View as a permanent presenter.

The bubbly blonde has frequently appeared on the daytime talk show and has impressed producers so much they now want her to take over as Joy Behar's permanent replacement when she leaves in August. "She is in talks right now. The cast and crew get a kick out of Jenny, she's a good fit," a source said.

While Jenny was initially thought to be unable to take on the job full time due to her commitments to The Jenny McCarthy Show on VH1, its low ratings mean she will likely be happy to make the move. "Her show isn't quite working out so she's open to it," the insider added.

Jenny has already been confirmed to be appearing as a guest host after Joy's contract on the ABC series runs out in August. Speaking previously about her part-time role, the former Playboy model said, "I will be helping them while they're looking ... but maybe sometime in the future I'll be there."


While most True Blood fans are excited that the hit HBO series is back on their small screens, they might be saddened to find out that one of the vampire show's beloved characters will be getting axed this season. Though Carrie Preston - who plays Arlene Bellfleur - didn't divulge any names, she talks about how the tears were shed during a table reading for the script: "We had this one table read, the first time we were hearing the script out loud, and one of the actors started crying and then everybody joined in. It was a pretty beautiful moment."

Todd Lowe, who portrays Preston's husband Terry on the series, also confirmed the "major death" in an upcoming episode: "It was just a big surprise. I had gotten the script late and hadn't looked into it, so I was kind of like, 'Oh! Wow! That's different.' It saddened a lot of people."

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