Rita Ora Quits ‘The X Factor’, Michelle Branch Sings Goodbye to ‘Lizard Face’ Ted Cruz and More News

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Singer Rita Ora has confirmed she is leaving The X Factor. The 25-year-old, who joined the show’s judging panel last year, took to Twitter to officially announce her exit. “I had a ball on @TheXFactor last year and will miss the team,” she told her 5.6million followers. [BBC News]

On Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, singer Michelle Branch gave her 2001 hit “Goodbye to You” a 2016 twist, turning it into an ode to Ted Cruz’s failed campaign that documents his love of canned soup, that pesky Zodiac Killer rumor, and the fact that Carly Fiorina is his “only friend.” It’s seriously catchy, and there’s no way you’ll be able to refrain from belting out, “Goodbye Ted Cruz, won’t miss your lizard face on the news.” [Huffington Post]

Orphan Black actress Tatiana Maslany will star opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Why We’re Killing Gunther. Maslany has been cast as the female lead in the ensemble hitman film, which will also feature Cobie Smulders, Bobby Moynihan, Paul Brittain, Kumail Nanjiani, Randall Park and Ryan Gaul. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Pamela Anderson says she looks forward to getting older. Anderson interviewed with W Magazine and talked about her outlook on aging in Hollywood. “I actually like aging,” Anderson, 48, tells the publication. “I have great older female role models in my life, including my amazing mom, who have glitz, glamour, and all sorts of fun. Getting older isn’t the end. I know I have so much to look forward to.” [W Magazine]