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“Take down the sign and I bet their property values would drop. I was born in Hollywood and love the landmark.” Victoria Carlson of Burbank sympathizes with the locals: “I walk dogs in the Beachwood Canyon area. Every day I witness gaggles of tourists who double park or park in red zones and then make the mad dash into the middle of Beachwood Canyon to pose for photographs featuring our iconic Hollywood sign in the background. “Seems a lot of these tourists have little regard for their own safety. It’s all about getting that award-winning shot, after all. “I spend a lot of time in the Beachwood area, so I know how to navigate those twisted, narrow canyon roads. I’m always mindful of other vehicles as well as urban wildlife. (In recent weeks, I’ve had several deer run across the road right in front of me.) “Something definitely needs to be done to protect the safety of tourists and locals alike, as well as preserve our historic hilltop neighborhoods and the parkland surrounding them. There has to be a happy medium somewhere.” Santa Monica resident Bruce R. Feldman has a modest proposal: “To help the beleaguered Beachwood Canyon residents, let us in Santa Monica move their historic sign to our beautiful, tourist-friendly community by the sea. “For many years now, our city officials have encouraged businesses, developers, workers and tourists to overrun our city.

while Sharon Osbourne wears emerald green shoulder pads as The X Factor live shows return Keeping the rest of her look simple, the Don’t Hold Your Breath hitmaker added height to her frame with a pair of fierce pointed stiletto heels, while wearing her tumbling brunette locks pulled back off her face into a chic chignon. The Hawaian-born beauty accessorised with striking bright purple earrings, while completing her look with relatively low-key make-up and dramatic fluttering false lashes. The thigh’s the limit: The 35-year-old singer offered a sexy glimpse of her toned and tanned pins with a daring thigh-high split Hollywood glamour: Highlighting her envy-inducing hourglass figure, Nicole’s velvet gown featured a flattering racer back style, as well as an unusual panel of metal bars running down her spine Tense times: Nicole joined fellow judges Gary Barlow, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh on stage to hear the results of the first public vote Nicole certainly had plenty to smile about for the episode with all three of her girls – Abi Alton, Tamera Foster and Hannah Barrett – making it through to next week’s show. And the star was looking forward to seeing legendary songstress Cher perform on the episode. Writing on her Twitter page in a series of posts, Nicole said: ‘Less then half an hour to go… Just got to get dressed then I’m ready to go! Are y’all ready? @TheXFactor Classic elegance: The Don’t Hold Your Breath hitmaker her tumbling brunette locks pulled back off her face into a chic chignon, and accessorized with bright purple earrings She’s got The X Factor! Nicole completed her look with relatively low-key make-up and dramatic fluttering false lashes. Dress code: Sharon followed Nicole’s sartorial lead and also opted for a full-length black gown for the occasion ‘I’m freakin out to see @Cher perform tonight on @TheXFactor ! #ItsaWomansWorld #TelltheTruth !!!’ After seeing all three of her girls make it through to next week’s show, Nicole left the X Factor studios in North London with fellow mentor Sharon Osbourne and her daughter Kelly. Posting a snap of the trio cuddled up together on her Twitter page, she wrote: ‘The third Osbourne! Love my new fam here in #London XO.’ Nervous wait: Nicole led her girls, Tamera Foster, Hannah Barrett and Abi Alton out on stage as they prepared to hear their fate Success story: Nicole certainly had plenty to smile about for the episode with all three of her girls making it through to next week’s show Plenty to smile about: Gary and Nicole seemed to be sharing a joked as she show got underway for the evening Presence of an icon: Nicole posed for a snap with legendary songstress Cher backstage before she performed on the show ‘London family’: Nicole posted a snap on her Instagram page of her cuddled up to fellow judge Sharon and her daughter Kelly Osbourne Sunday night’s episode saw Lorna Simpson become the first contestant to leave The X Factor after going head-to-head in a sing-off against Shelley Smith. But after both the girls’ mentor, Sharon, controversially refused to vote who to save in the competition, it was left to Nicole, Gary and Louis to decide their fate.

Nicole Scherzinger pulls out all the stops for X Factor results show as she oozes timeless Hollywood glamour in an elegant thigh-split black gown

Effortless elegance: Nicole Scherzinger pulled out all the stops as she oozed timeless Hollywood glamour in a striking black gown for The X Factor results show on Sunday

Actor James Woods has been quite vocal with his criticism of President Barack Obama in the wake of the government slimdown, and the Too Big to Fail star said, as a result, he now expects to struggle to find work in Hollywood. Woods has been busy tweeting about the slimdown and the President, focusing in particular on the fact that veterans have been unable to visit war memorials in Washington D.C. This President is a true abomination. To have barricaded the WW2 vets, but allow illegal aliens privilege… Woods tweeted on Oct. 8. But Woods, 66, was just warming up. The actor also called Obama just vile. A small, small man. That prompted one of his followers to ask if the actor was concerned his political views would affect his ability to find gainful employment in Hollywood. Dude, aren’t u worried about…u know..ever working again?? the Twitter user asked him. Woods replied: I dont expect to work again. I think Barack Obama is a threat to the integrity and future of the Republic. My country first. But Woods didn’t stop with the situation at the memorials. Some of his other tweets also criticized ObamaCare and Democrats.Here is a sampling: “If you like your doctor, you’ll be able…” Oh, sorry. Never mind.