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LA Reid, New 'X Factor' Judge: MEANER That Simon Cowell

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 07.09.2011 | Entertainment

Simon Cowell is known for his harsh criticism of aspiring singers on American Idol, but it seems he might have competition for the title of "meanest j...

It's Official: Paula Abdul FINALLY Joins 'The X Factor'

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 07.07.2011 | Entertainment

UPDATE II: Breathe a sigh of relief, old school "American Idol" fans. Both Deadline's Nikke Finke and The Hollywood Reporter report that, after franti...

Simon Cowell Brings Brit Sensation To America For 'X Factor'

Posted 07.05.2011 | Entertainment

In an anti-climactic announcement Thursday morning, Simon Cowell confirmed that Cheryl Cole, a British pop singer he helped launched to stardom, would...

PHOTOS: Meet Cheryl Cole, Sexy New 'X Factor' Judge | Posted 06.27.2011 | Entertainment

Simon Cowell's broader, more inclusive version of American Idol, "The X Factor" is scheduled to premiere in September on FOX. Yesterday, several media...

Paula Abdul To Join 'The X Factor': Report

Posted 06.24.2011 | Entertainment

UPDATE: Cowell's representative denies that Abdul is a definite go for "The X Factor," clarifying the situation -- sort of -- for The Hollywood Report...

Channel Surfer: Why Cowell-Less American Idol Is New, Improved, Better Than Ever

David Finkle | Posted 06.19.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

The reality talent show -- which under Simon Cowell searched relentlessly for the next big pop star, according to the man's definition -- is no longer blindered to other musical genres.

Mariah Carey Joining 'The X Factor'

Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment

Slowly but surely, Simon Cowell's star-studded "X Factor" cast is coming together. Rumors have circulated for months about who will join the ex-"Amer...

Simon Cowell Denies Divorce Fraud Allegations

Mail Online | Posted 06.13.2011 | Divorce

Simon Cowell sent top lawyers to the High Court today over 'scandalous' allegations that he is involved in a plot to hide the £2billion assets of a t...

American Idol: Reality Check

Ed Martin | Posted 06.12.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

Some questions for the judges: If everyone's so friggin' wonderful, how are any of them supposed to stand out? Are you going to get pissed off every week when one of the contestants is sent home?

American Idol Lite: Is it a Contest or a Concert Tour Promo?

Caroline Presno | Posted 06.07.2011 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

The judges seem literally afraid to say anything but "amazing", "beautiful", "otherworldly", or "magical" to each of the contestants. It leads to speculation: were the judges issued a gag order?

WATCH: Royal Wedding Exclusive: Alison Jackson Reveals All

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 06.01.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

April 1, Office - Watching: Secret footage of Kate's first dress fitting "Absolutely gorgeous! Fit f...

'The X Factor' Auditions Coming To Chicago

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 05.30.2011 | Chicago

Think you can handle Simon Cowell's harsh criticism? Got a great voice? Then sign up to audition for "The X Factor" next month. The popular U.K. show ...

Jessica Simpson: 'We Might Elope'

Posted 05.28.2011 | Entertainment

With the buzz already humming, Jessica Simpson helped push "X Factor" judge rumors to a fevered pitch. Simpson, who has long been rumored to be a p...

Jordan Zakarin

Simon Cowell Talks 'X Factor' Judge Rumors, Loving Rebecca Black | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Breathlessly waiting to find out just who will take the judges' chairs on "The X Factor"? Following all the rumors? Good. All of them are true. The...

Nicki Minaj Joining 'The X Factor'?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Whether it's wigs, multiple personalities or just plain talent, Nicki Minaj has got it in spades. Now, the rap star may help Simon Cowell look for tha...

L.A. Reid Leaves Island Def Jam, Joins X Factor

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Antonio L.A. Reid has resigned his post as chairman of Island Def Jam Records, and joined the judging panel of "The X Factor." He is responsible for s...

WATCH: 'Thailand's Got Talent' Contestant's Shocking Performance

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A recent "Thailand's Got Talent" contestant shocked audiences by revealing herself as a male-to-female transgender when her beautiful soprano morphed ...

Simon Cowell RIPS Elton John

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

X marks the spot for Simon Cowell, and his target is Elton John. John ripped into Cowell's "X Factor" singing talent show -- an absolute hit in Bri...

Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul Teaming Up Again?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

In taking on "American Idol," British import "The X Factor" may have found the winning formula: "American Idol". Simon Cowell, who is bringing his...

Jessica Making Huge Move? | Sara Hammel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Although buzz about which celebrities could join Simon Cowell's new show The X Factor is already going strong, a new name has been added to the mix. J...

Simon Cowell: Piers Morgan Should Have A Fully Live Show | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Simon Cowell has some advice for the new CNN host Piers Morgan. Cowell agreed with Toby Knapp of DC Station Hot 99.5 that Morgan should "go live" on h...

"American Idol" Reborn?

Ed Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

The biggest surprise of this somewhat lifeless midseason is the creative resurgence of Fox's American Idol. One might assert that the renewed appeal ...

American Rival? NBC Launching 'Idol' Challenger

Live Feed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NBC is teaming with Mark Burnett and John de Mol to launch a new singing competition program that takes aim at Fox's American Idol and its upcoming se...

Simon Cowell To Give X-Factor Winner HUGE Prize

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — The winner of Simon Cowell's upcoming game show on Fox will get a $5 million record deal. Fox says it believes that's the biggest guarant...

Reality TV Is Not Reality

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Reality TV promotes the worst values and qualities in people -- and disguises them all as entertainment. Reality TV makes heroic decidedly unheroic values, characters and behavior.