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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, Crane.tv 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

people.com | 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

nypost.com | 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.

Is American Idol Tarnishing Steven Tyler's Legacy?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

With American Idol back for its 10th season, some music fans are wondering how Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler can fit into the mix at the judges tabl...

American Idol: Season 10 Debut

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

As opposed to the original American Idol, AfterIDOL apparently is a singing competition of 16-year-olds. I bet they all had Algebra 2 homework due. It was basically just the usual freak show but with braces.

The HUGE Money Simon Cowell Turned Down To Stay On 'Idol'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Simon Cowell's new show, 'The X Factor' better be a big hit -- for his wallet's sake. Cowell, the bombastic judge that spent nine years as the star...

Singer Says Simon Cowell 'Is Killing Music'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Is Simon Cowell killing music? Welsh singer Charlotte Church says exactly that. Cowell, the producer and judge on the British phenomenon talent sho...

Ryan Seacrest: Simon Was Jealous Of Me

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

'American Idol': new judges, same old rivalries. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly in their new issue, 'Idol' host Ryan Seacrest called out ex-judge S...

Paula Abdul: 'I've Never Been Drunk In My Life'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Paula Abdul has an important message: contrary to popular belief, she has a brain. The longtime 'American Idol' judge and now face of new CBS reali...

Sarah Palin Book Excerpts Must Be Removed From Gawker, Judge Rules

AP / The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Saturday ordered Gawker Media to pull leaked pages of Sarah Palin's forthcoming book "America by Heart: Reflection...

Britain's Got Talent, and a Lot of It's Wasted

Christina Patterson | Posted 10.10.2011 | World
Christina Patterson

This country is teeming with Susan Boyles. They may not have such spectacular talents, but there are several million people in this country who don't work and and who have never had the opportunity to find out if they have a talent.