This Friday, Matt Damon’s new movie, Contagion, opens in theatres. The film is about a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. From there, doctors around the world are contacted by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) to help put an to the virus.
The film makes you think a lot about how germs and viruses are spread through everyday life. We spoke to Damon and asked him if there were discussions among the cast and crew about germs, and whether the film has made him more conscientious about germs. (Click on the audio player to hear Matt Damon)
The new season of Dancing with the Stars makes its season premiere September 19th on ABC, and is one of the most anticipated premiers of the beloved reality series, which will be entering its 13th season. The most intriguing contestant on the new season is Chaz Bono, the son of superstar actress/singer, Cher.
Bono, who recently had a sex change, has been receiving physical threats by people who do not want him to continue as a contestant on the show. Despite these threats, Bono continues to rehearse and get ready for the show. He and his dance partner, Lacy Schwimmer, told us that despite the threats and outrage of Bono being a contestant, they are motivated to push on and strive to be the best, and have been receiving an outpouring of support from fans. (Click on the audio player to hear Chaz Bono & Lacy Schwimmer)
Like the other judges on “The X Factor,” Nicole Scherzinger knows firsthand how much work it takes to make it in the music business. In the last few years alone, she’s toured the world as frontwoman for the Pussycat Dolls, competed and won on “Dancing With The Stars,” and recorded her first solo album. And that all happened before she joined Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and L.A. Reid at the “X Factor” judges’ table! So it’s fair to say Nicole is not just talking the talk, but walking it too.
With the premiere of “The X Factor” less than three weeks away, we asked Nicole to describe exactly the kind of work ethic that goes into becoming a successful artist, and what it’s going to take for a contestant to pass her scrutiny.
How many contestants do you think will pass her “work ethic test” and have “The X Factor”? Will her “sleep when you’re dead” attitude help her groom the winning contestant? We’ll find out soon: “The X Factor” premieres Wednesday, September 21 at 8/7 Central on FOX.
Don’t want to wait until Sept. 21 to see the premiere of “The X Factor” on Fox? Will you be in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Sept. 14? Then click here for an opportunity to get into a very special, exclusive screening!
For the first time ever, FOX All Access has created a one-hour radio special to coincide with this fall’s most highly-anticipated new series, THE X FACTOR, which makes its explosive debut with a two-night series premiere event on Wednesday, Sept. 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. “The X Factor: The Judges’ Ultimate Picks” features Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger. Hosted by our own Fox All Access host Chris Leary, “The X Factor: The Judges’ Ultimate Picks” gives listeners a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the current and iconic artists and music who inspire the quartet of judges. Listeners will hear firsthand which recording artists the judges think have “The X Factor,” as well as the songs they think best represent those artists.
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