Simon Cowell is making a bold bet Britney Spears and Demi Lovato will increase viewers and propel the second season of Fox's reality competition, X Factor, into a ratings hit.
I've been a Howard Stern fan for most of his radio career. So I swallowed hard and set my DVR for America's Got Talent, to watch him in his foray to the network.
Such scrappy behavior -- hopeful, yet realist in a "turning world" -- is what propels this Down Under band over the precarious tightrope navigating the middle ground between dreams and nightmares on their journey to define a rock 'n' roll (r)evolution in the 21st century.
As Fox appears ready to take steps back towards the kind of dark, interesting material that they excel at, a la "24," this could prove to be an interesting year for the network.
Whitney was a free spirit. She was kind, authentic, fun and funny. She never took herself too seriously. She always remembered where she came from.
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.
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.
Lost was a show that required a weekly recap to go over all the hints and clues. Flashforward six years later to the present day and the Internet has a recap for nearly every single show on TV. How did this happen?
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.
As this season draws to a close amid the coming holidays, let's join together in hope of a second season filled with many more Drews, Astros, and LA v. Simon battles... and far fewer Pussycat Dolls at the judges' table.
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.
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.
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.
After bringing American Idol to Fox, Simon Cowell announced that he will leave the show at the end of the season. While Cowell won't b...