Steve Jones Asks ‘X Factor’ Fans to Chill Out the Hate

(Reuters) – “X Factor” host Steve Jones on Tuesday pleaded with angry fans to “chill out” after hateful online comments against judges who threw a 14-year-old singer off the TV talent show. The British host also hit back at his own critics of his performance on the TV talent contest, defending himself against charges of […]

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‘X Factor’ Mentor L.A. Reid Praises Chris Rene as ‘An Amazing Star’

One of the improvements that Fox’s “The X Factor” has offered over “American Idol” in its first month on the air is its two alpha male judges. Simon Cowell, we already know about, from his acerbic take on talent assessment he exhibited on “Idol,” but veteran performer/producer turned record company executive Antonio “L.A.” Reid has […]

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‘Modern Family’ Stays On Top Of Nightly TV Ratings

By Tim Molloy NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – ABC’s powerhouse “Modern Family” again topped Fox’s “X Factor” and helped “Suburgatory” premiere strong Wednesday, but Fox won the night overall, according to preliminary numbers. NBC’s struggling “Free Agents,” meanwhile, hit a dangerous new ratings low. “Modern Family” at 9 p.m. had a 5.6 rating/14 share in the […]

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Simon: What NOT to Sing on ‘X Factor’

Contestants hoping to snag the $5 million prize on the US version of “X Factor” should probably steer clear of R. Kelly’s hit “I Believe I Can Fly.” The song – long an anthem of self empowerment and confidence – is among Simon Cowell’s least favorites, he says. Also on the list:  Patsy Kline’s “At […]

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