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WATCH: 'The X Factor': Melanie Has The X Factor

Posted 11.23.2011 | Black Voices

On the latest episode of the X Factor Melanie, 18, from Florida, sings Beyonce's "Listen". Gaining praises from all of the judges including LA Reid wh...

Conservative Group Outraged Over 'X-Factor' Frontal Nudity

Posted 11.23.2011 | Entertainment

UPDATE: The contestant amidst controversy, Geo Godley, tells TMZ, his outfit was nothing worse than what you see at the beach. He further insists that...

'X Factor' Recap: Melanie Amaro Is What Simon Has Been Looking For

Posted 11.23.2011 | Celebrity

By now we all know that the "X Factor" premiere fell short of expectations Wednesday night, drawing in just 12 million viewers as compared to the most...

WATCH: How Is 'The X Factor' Different From 'American Idol'?

Posted 11.23.2011 | Comedy

Since it seems like more people vote for contestants on "American Idol" than they do for Presidents of the United States, it only makes sense that we ...

Youyoung Lee

'X Factor' Premiere Recap: The Good And The Bad | Youyoung Lee | Posted 11.22.2011 | Entertainment

All the hype for Simon Cowell's new show came to a thunderous end last night, as we were introduced to a two-hour premiere of his UK export "The X Fac...

Crystal Bell

When Simon Met Paula | Crystal Bell | Posted 11.21.2011 | Entertainment

With the premiere of Simon Cowell’s new talent competition “The X-Factor” just hours away, one wonders if Cowell’s latest project can stand up...

WATCH: Conan Gets Bamboobzled

Posted 11.20.2011 | Comedy

Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger came on "Conan" on Monday night probably to promote some TV show or album or movie or something or other, but ...

WATCH: Simon Cowell Explains Cheryl Cole On 'X Factor' Controversy

Posted 11.19.2011 | Entertainment

With the "X Factor" making its debut on US soil this Wednesday, show creator Simon Cowell explains away one controversy already hitched to the hit UK ...

Taylor Made: How One Man's Dream Redefined the American Idol

Cicily Janus | Posted 11.16.2011 | Entertainment
Cicily Janus

Hats off to Taylor Hicks for proving the masses wrong, for tailoring a dream to reality and giving us all something to sing for.

Don't Sing These 5 Songs In Front Of Simon

Posted 11.15.2011 | Entertainment

For nearly a decade, one man has ruled the reality singing competition throne -- Simon Cowell. Over the last 10 years, Cowell has seen -- and heard --...

WATCH: 'X Factor' Sneak Peak

Posted 11.12.2011 | Entertainment

For those that just can't get enough of Simon Cowell and his expanding empire of music shows cross-continentally, his British export "The X Factor" fi...

Simon Cowell: 'I'd Rather Jump Off A Bridge Than...'

Posted 10.24.2011 | Entertainment

Simon Cowell is a man of contradictions: he's 51 years old and watches cartoons with breakfast. He's the perhaps the most powerful man in the music in...

Moguls On A Boat: Where The Rich Go Yachting

The Wrap | Posted 10.15.2011 | Entertainment

August. While the nation broils and the world economy tanks … the moguls are reliably on board their yachts, and TheWrap once again fearlessly finds...

Simon Cowell: I'd Make Pippa Middleton A TV Star

Posted 10.15.2011 | Celebrity

Sure, her sister is on her way to one day being Queen of England, had her wedding ceremony broadcast to billions the world over and has inspired multi...

Which TV Stars Make The Most Money?

Posted 10.10.2011 | Entertainment

Acting: it ain't a bad gig, if you can get it. Stardom and creative expression fuel aspiring performers' willingness to starve, working catering jo...

'American Idol' Creator Sues Fox Over 'X Factor'

AP | By ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 09.20.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES -- The creator of "American Idol" sued the show's broadcaster and producer claiming they have reneged on a deal to give him a stake in a r...

A Big Pile of Murdoch: The Ultimate Legacy of Rupert Merde...

Martin Lewis | Posted 09.19.2011 | Media
Martin Lewis

The subtext of what was on display this week in Parliament were the fruits of Rupert Murdoch's legacy to the British people.

Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul SAVAGE 'American Idol' In New 'X Factor' Promo

Posted 09.12.2011 | Entertainment

Simon Cowell is back. And gosh, does he want you to know it. The famed producer and original "American Idol" judge, who left the show after the 200...

Keb' Mo's "...Enchilada," Plus Chats with Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Alex Miller, Flogging Molly's Dave King, and Lindi Ortega

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.07.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Here the dynamic duo of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks chat with me about their debut album Revelator.

Cheryl Cole OUT At 'X-Factor,' Getting Paid $1.5 Million: Report

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 08.05.2011 | Entertainment

After the British pop star was effectively dropped from the show, an insider says Cole has been offered her original 'X Factor' US gig back. Sources ...

Cheryl Cole OUT At 'X-Factor': Who Is Her Replacement? | 49 Minutes Ago by TMZ Staff   | Posted 07.25.2011 | Entertainment

Huge shakeup at Simon Cowell's new show "X-Factor" -- TMZ has learned singer Cheryl Cole will no longer be a judge ... and will be replaced by ex-"Pus...

'American Idol' Secrets Revealed!

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 07.19.2011 | Entertainment

When the house lights came up at L.A. Live's Nokia Theatre on May 26, 2010, the night of the Season 9 finale, there was a widely held belief in the en...

PHOTOS: See The Top Media Figures In Forbes' Celebrity 100

Posted 07.18.2011 | Media

Forbes released its annual list of the 100 most powerful celebrities on Wednesday. While Lady Gaga topped the list, many high profile media figures we...

Country's Cousins: Conversations with Diane Schuur and America's Got Talent Winner Michael Grimm

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.12.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

For her new album, Diane Schurr says: "The one thing that I did purposefully on this was, number one, not to do it with a twang, and number two, I wanted it to please both people that are into country and people that are into jazz."

"Right There": Nicole Scherzinger On Hosting X Factor and Dropping Her New Album

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.12.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

This fall, Ryan Seacrest will be displaced as prettiest host on FOX TV. Pussycat Doll and sultry solo artist Nicole Scherzinger has confirmed she'll handle emcee duties for the X Factor.