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And The First Winner Of 'The X Factor' Is...

Laura Prudom | Posted 02.21.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

We kicked off with a supremely awkward group number (what else is new?) in which the final 12 performed Lady Gaga's "The Edge of Glory" with no discernable sense of timing or harmony. Thankfully, some enterprising individual backstage made certain that Lakoda Rayne's microphones were turned down, but there was no disguising how shaky Chris Rene sounded and Rachel Crow pretty much shouted her lines. An inauspicious start, to say the least.

Who'll Get The Last Laugh?

Posted 12.22.2011 | TV

The first night of "The X Factor" finale featured a duets competition that paired Josh Krajcik with Alanis Morisette, Chris Rene with Avril Lavigne an...

"The X Factor" Finale: Who Will Be The First Winner?

Laura Prudom | Posted 02.20.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

After countless tears, tantrums and dramatic eliminations, we've reached the final performance show of The X Factor. Our top three contestants sang for a 5 million-dollar recording contract and the hearts of the American public -- or approximately 12 million of them, anyway.

'X Factor' Contestants Weigh Their Chances Of Winning

Posted 12.22.2011 | TV

With the Thursday night "The X Factor" finale rapidly approaching, "Good Day Wake Up" (weekdays, 7AM ET on Fox) went backstage to ask the contestants...

Simon Cowell Admits His 'X Factor' Ratings Expectations Were 'Too Cocky'

Posted 12.20.2011 | TV

When Simon Cowell brought "The X Factor" to the United States, he told Matt Lauer that if his talent show didn't match the monstrous ratings of "Ameri...

Simon Cowell Admits His 'X Factor' Ratings Expectations Were 'Too Cocky'

Posted 12.21.2011 | TV

When "The X Factor" made its American premiere, Simon Cowell told Matt Lauer that if the new talent show didn't match the ratings of "American Idol," ...

Is The American Dream Over For 'X Factor' Host Steve Jones?

Posted 12.21.2011 | TV

UPDATE: Steve Jones isn't going anywhere, according to his reps. In a statement to ETonline, Jones' reps call The Daily Mirror story a complete fab...

Simon Cowell On 'X Factor' Finalists, Guest Performers

Posted 02.18.2012 | TV

While a lot of discussions have begun about the next season of "The X Factor," there are three more contestants and still a week yet to go in this ina...

Nicole Performs Live on 'X Factor': What Did You Think?

Posted 12.16.2011 | Entertainment

Good bye Marcus, hello Nicole! The surprise of last night's "X Factor" elimination show was hardly the send-off of Marcus Canty, the 20-year-old B...

The X Factor: Who Just Missed The Top Three?

Laura Prudom | Posted 02.14.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

After two weeks of painfully uncomfortable "X Factor" results shows -- replete with a child crying hysterically and death threats against Nicole Scherzinger -- this week's elimination seemed poised to offer a little satisfaction for the outraged fans of Rachel Crow and Drew. But did Marcus manage to escape the chopping block for a fourth week, with no "save me" performance to pull him back from the brink?

'The X Factor' Recap: The Top 4 Perform

Laura Prudom | Posted 02.13.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

The "X Factor" stage is now bereft of children -- though we can't say the same for the judges' table -- and our final four contestants definitely had their game faces on for this week's semifinal sing-off.

Rachel Crow And Wendy Williams Get Along Famously

Posted 12.14.2011 | TV

Wendy Williams sees a piece of herself in Rachel Crow, the 13-year-old singer who collapsed to the stage and sobbed after being eliminated from "The X...

Why Stop at Cameras in the Supreme Court?

Andrew Tucker Avorn | Posted 02.11.2012 | Comedy
Andrew Tucker Avorn

The United State Congress is trying to force The Supreme Court to broadcast oral arguments on television. But why stop at cameras in the courtroom? Here are some other ideas to spruce up Supreme Court arguments.

Nicole Scherzinger, You Should Be Fired If You Won't Make The Tough Decisions

Bonnie Fuller | Posted 02.08.2012 | Entertainment
Bonnie Fuller

Nicole, it's your fault the super-talented Rachel Crow has been x-ed out of The X Factor If you had some balls & did your job, she'd still be a contender.

We Sing Your Thanksgiving Tweets

Posted 11.23.2011 | Fifty

Kevyn Smith and Jeremy Johnson, the masterminds behind the entertaining videos We Sing Your Tweets, create musical snippets based on tweets they like....

Naughty But Nice Rob

'People' Mag's Sexiest Man Reconsidered? | Naughty But Nice Rob | Posted 11.18.2011 | Celebrity

People magazine just named Bradley Cooper the sexiest man alive. However, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star NeNe Leakes; Donald Trump's wife, Melania;...

Piers Morgan Announces Big Plans

Posted 01.10.2012 | Media

Piers Morgan announced that he will not be returning to NBC's "America's Got Talent" next year. Morgan made the announcement on Wednesday during h...

'X Factor' Rachel Crow Was A 'Crack Baby'

E! Online | Posted 01.08.2012 | Celebrity

X Factor star Rachel Crow has more of an emotional backstory than show producers have revealed. The birth mother of the 13-year-old fan favorite us...

"X Factor"Guilty Of Lip Syncing?

Posted 01.04.2012 | Celebrity

Those tuning into "X Factor" Thursday night may have witnessed an Ashlee Simpson-on-"Saturday Night Live" moment when 60-year-old crooner Leroy Bell o...

Are Simon & Nicole Feuding?

Posted 01.02.2012 | Entertainment

See Simon, we believe this is what you call Karma. After replacing U.K. pop star Cheryl Cole with U.S. pop star Nicole Scherzinger, it seems like Cowe...

Youyoung Lee

'X Factor' Recap: Drew, Josh Dominate | Youyoung Lee | Posted 12.26.2011 | Entertainment

Last night's "X Factor" was a two-and-a-half hour blast of flashing lights, thunderous music and spit-fire fast performances and eliminations. Was th...

14-Year-Old Singer Wows Simon Cowell (WATCH)

Posted 12.26.2011 | Home

"I dont think many famous singers come out of Chino Valley," said fourteen-year-old Drew Ryniewicz, who comes from the small town in Arizona. She is c...

Youyoung Lee

'X Factor' Recap: Brian Bradley Has Swag | Youyoung Lee | Posted 12.14.2011 | Celebrity

Last night's "X Factor" whizzed us off to the judges houses where we learned that Mariah Carey pulled a rain check on Simon Cowell and that all four j...

Why Did Mariah Carey Miss Her 'X Factor' Appearance? | Posted 12.14.2011 | Entertainment

Will she take a rain check? Mariah Carey was supposed to fly to Simon Cowell's home in France to help him determine which of The X Factor's top 32...

Simon Cowell, Vladimir Putin & More: Today's Famous Birthdays

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.07.2011 | Home

In a world with nearly 7 billion people, chances are someone famous is celebrating their birthday today. And indeed: Simon Cowell, Vladimir Putin, ...