Simon Cowell’s Peculiarities Revealed

Thanks to two revealing profiles in GQ and The Hollywood Reporter this week, we’ve learned just how peculiar, and savvy – especially if this whole “X Factor” thing works out – Simon Cowell really is. On the odd end of the spectrum, the man has eaten the same breakfast  (as prepared by a roving housekeeper) […]

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New Rule: No Booing ‘The X Factor’

“The X Factor” is changing its tune. And in more ways than one. The talent competition, which is still months away from its premiere date, is undergoing a surprising overhaul. First, British beauty Cheryl Cole was unceremoniously dropped from the judging panel, amid allegations that she “lacked chemistry” with fellow judge Paula Abdul. (Other excuses […]

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Fox Confirms Cheryl Cole Is Out at ‘X-Factor’

UPDATE: Fox issued a statement Monday, finally confirming reports that “X Factor” judge Cheryl Cole is being replaced by Nicole Scherzinger. Scherzinger was originally hired to co-host the show; Steve Jones will now act as sole host, with the former “DWTS” contestant and Pussy Cat Doll moving over to the judging panel. Let’s hope Simon […]

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Standoff Between Cole And U.S. ‘X Factor’ Producers

By Kim Masters LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – British pop star Cheryl Cole and the producers of the U.S. version of “The X Factor” appear to be in a standoff after her abrupt but unofficial dismissal from the show. Though Cole was dropped as a judge after only four days for reasons that remain unclear, […]

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