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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Fox Joins Pawn Craze With ‘Buried Treasure’

By Lacey Rose LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Fox is going antiquing. The network better known for talent competition shows, including “American Idol,” “So You Think You Can Dance” and the upcoming “X Factor,” has greenlit a series about the pawn industry. “Buried Treasure” will follow Leigh and Leslie Keno of “Antiques Roadshow” as they […]

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Fox Unveils Fall TV Schedule

NEW YORK – Simon Cowell returns to Fox’s schedule this fall as his new talent show “The X Factor” mimics the schedule that “American Idol” uses. Fox introduced a schedule for next season that includes eight new series, including the long-awaited debut of “Terra Nova,” Steven Spielberg’s drama that sends a futuristic family back to […]

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Will 4th Judge For ‘X Factor’ Be Paula Abdul?

By Frazier Moore, AP Television Writer NEW YORK – Taping for the new Fox singing contest “X Factor” is scheduled to start Sunday. But only three of the expected four judges have been announced. While the clock is ticking, the identity of the show’s fourth judge, though widely expected to be Paula Abdul, remains unconfirmed. […]

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Report: Simon Cowell And Paula Abdul To Reunite On ‘X-Factor’

Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul appear headed for a reunion on TV in the fall. The former “American Idol” judges will reprise their celebrated roles on Cowell’s new Fox series “The X-Factor,” along music executive Antonio “L.A.” Reid and colorful British recording star Cheryl Cole. There has not been an official announcement, but Cowell revealed […]

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Former ‘Idol’ Contestants to Compete on Rival Show ‘The Voice’

Just in case it wasn’t already hard enough to keep all the singing competitions straight – “American Idol,” “The Voice,” “X Factor,” “The Larynx,” “Singing Smackdown” (OK, maybe those last two are made up) – one of them will now be recycling contestants. NBC’s new competition “The Voice” could feature former “Idol” contestants, the New […]

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Simon Cowell Confirms Mariah Carey Is Joining ‘X Factor’

The divas are being divvied up among the singing competitions. “American Idol” has J-Lo, “The Voice” has Christina Aguilera and now Simon Cowell’s new show “X Factor” has picked up Mariah Carey. (Insert super high note here.) Although auditions are already underway for the show’s September debut, Cowell has been doling out info on the […]

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