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Straight Up, How Did This Happen?

Donnie Demers | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment
Donnie Demers

With all of that hoopla that surrounded the American Idol franchise, the effect that it's had world-wide on the music industry, and the legions of fans that it produced, how did something that seemed so impervious to self destruction lose its glorious stature?

Shakeup At Fox

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 05.26.2013 | TV

NEW YORK -- Fox reality chief Mike Darnell said Friday that he's exiting the network after an 18-year stay, ending a reign that – depending on o...

The New 'X Factor' Judges Are A Bargain

Posted 05.22.2013 | TV

Kelly Rowland is a bargain for "The X Factor" compared to Season 2 judge Britney Spears. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rowland will make ab...

Simon Cowell Goes On 'Deep' Twitter Rant

Posted 03.20.2013 | Celebrity

Simon Cowell did a bit of soul searching Tuesday as he went on a unusual Twitter rant in 17 posts. The "X Factor" judge and perpetual talent scout beg...

Simon Cowell Wants To Start Finding Stars On YouTube

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2013 | Technology

By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON, March 18 (Reuters) - Talent show guru Simon Cowell is taking his popular television formula to find new s...

Weeklings!: What if a Gay Guy Judged American Idol? (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Louis Virtel

Call me a radical, but maybe a gay male judge is just what the show needs. In this edition of Weeklings!, I revisit all 12 seasons of Idol and discover what the show would've been like if an opinionated gay man criticized the competing singers.

FIRST LOOK: One Direction's New Comic Book!

Posted 03.07.2013 | Teen

One Direction have already pretty much achieved world domination, so it seems fitting that Louis, Liam, Zayn, Niall and Harry are taking superhero-for...

Simon Cowell Is Gunning For Demi Lovato's 'X Factor' Return

Posted 03.07.2013 | TV

Simon Cowell wants Demi Lovato back. While nothing is official for "The X Factor" Season 3 -- besides Britney Spears and L.A. Reid leaving the jud...

Simon Cowell And Carmen Electra Split

Posted 02.25.2013 | Celebrity

Simon Cowell has confirmed that he and Carmen Electra have called it quits. The couple announced their romance in December, but haven't been photog...

Simon Cowell's Producing 'The X Factor Musical'

Posted 02.13.2013 | TV

"The X Factor Musical," a stage show co-produced by Simon Cowell with a Simon Cowell character, had an invite only workshop in London in late January....

Celebrity 'Swatting,' the Latest Craze for Kids

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 04.02.2013 | Parents
Hemanshu Nigam

Parents now have another thing to worry about with their kids and technology -- celebrity "swatting" calls.

'American Idol' Judges Through The Years

Posted 01.24.2013 | TV

Now that Season 12 of "American Idol" is in full swing -- complete with Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey's ongoing feud -- a total of ten judges have serv...

12 Things We Can Thank 'American Idol' For

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 01.16.2013 | TV

"American Idol" is entering its 12th season on Fox and viewers have a lot to thank the reality series for. "American Idol" has also given us an Os...

This Year's Most Science-Illiterate Celebs

Reuters | Kate Kelland | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Pop guru Simon Cowell carries pocket-sized inhalable oxygen shots, America's "Mad Men" actress Janua...

Getting Axed?

Posted 12.27.2012 | TV

Britney Spears will be fired from "The X Factor" after only one season on the show, according to "Us Weekly." The report suggests producers aren't hap...

Simon Cowell Confirms He Is Dating Carmen Electra

Posted 12.20.2012 | Celebrity

It's official! Well, kind of. After weeks of speculation, "X Factor" mogul Simon Cowell has confirmed that he is dating former Playboy model Carme...

WATCH: 'The X Factor' Pays Tribute To Sandy Hook Elementary

Posted 12.20.2012 | TV

"The X Factor" opened part one of the Season 2 finale with a tribute to Sandy Hook Elementary. The Top 13 contestants assembled to sing Michael Ja...

Rosie O'Donnell Thinks Judging 'America's Got Talent' Would Be 'A Thrill'

Posted 12.18.2012 | TV

After Howard Stern was confirmed for "America's Got Talent" Season 8, he made no secret of the fact he was rooting for Rosie O'Donnell to replace rece...

Which Judge Is Leaving 'The X Factor'?

The Huffington Post | Jaimie Etkin | Posted 12.14.2012 | TV

L.A. Reid is leaving "The X Factor" behind. The music executive will not return for Season 3 and is instead going back to his day job as Epic Recor...

Terrifying Celebrity-Themed Gift Ideas, 2012 Edition

Posted 12.11.2012 | Celebrity

Sometimes, the darker side of fame emerges in the strange subculture of celebrity objet d'art that pops up online. There's plenty to be found. Awk...

Fired 'X Factor' Judge Sues Producers For $2.3 Million

Posted 12.08.2012 | TV

Although Cheryl Cole only served as a judge on Fox's "X Factor" for a brief period, she could be entitled to a huge payday -- at least that's what the...

'The X Factor': Is It Time For CeCe Frey To Go?

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 11.29.2012 | TV

Since the beginning of the competition, CeCe Frey has been one of the most polarizing contestants on "The X Factor." And yet, she's managed to avoid e...

Carly Takes On 'Rolling In The Deep'

Posted 11.30.2012 | Teen

We live-tweet "X Factor" every week on @HuffPostTeen -- follow along with us Wednesday and Thursday at 8pm EST! Only Carly Rose Sonenclar can mak...

Simon Cowell Is Latest Celeb To Endure Dangerous Prank

Posted 12.10.2012 | Los Angeles

Simon Cowell, judge on the show “X Factor,” has joined Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Ashton Kutcher on a growing list of celebrities who have fal...

Who Went Home In The 'X Factor' Double Elimination?

Posted 11.23.2012 | TV

Even a holiday as cheerful as Thanksgiving couldn't stop Simon Cowell from breaking a few hearts on "The X Factor" results show this week. After a...