August 8, 2011 |
Fox had better be using a wide-angle lens for its forthcoming talent competition, The X Factor . The judging panel already contains Simon Cowell , Paula Abdul , Nicole Scherzinger , and L.A. Reid . Now Cowell says the show will have to make room for another outsize personality, Mariah Carey . Telling People Magazine that the pop diva has been lobbying to participate for months, Cowell said, "You can't say no to Mariah....
May 16, 2012 |
It's official! Fox on Monday announced what we've all known for weeks: Britney Spears will be a judge on season two of The X Factor. The network made a big to-do about it, trotting out (like so much overpaid cattle) Brit, 30, and a second hire, multitalented youngster Demi Lovato, 19. They will join show czar Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid this fall at the judges' table. The gals uttered words such as excited and thrilled. (Brit better be happy: She reportedly will pocket $15 mil just for one season!
January 13, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - Britney Spears said Friday that she has made the "difficult decision" to leave Fox's "The X Factor" after one season. In a statement, the pop singer said that she had an incredible time working on the singing contest but that it was time to get back into the studio to record. It was widely reported Thursday that Spears and "X Factor" were parting ways after a season in which the show's ratings fell and Spears received lackluster reviews as a panelist. Fellow panelist Antonio "L.A.
April 24, 2013 |
Khloe Kardashian has been kashiered, kanned, kicked to the kurb. The producers of Fox's The X Factor announced Monday that they had pink-slipped Khloe as kohost, confirming a rumor that had been noised about for the last two months. "We really enjoyed working with her and wish her all the best in her future endeavors," the official statement bleated politely. No warning about watching out for the screen door. Khloe's cohost Mario Lopez survived to host another day and will be back to welcome viewers to the show's third season in the fall.
January 15, 2003 |
No longer ranked; no longer struggling. David West scored 18 points and had 15 rebounds as Xavier pulled away to an 80-47 victory over La Salle last night in an Atlantic 10 game. Xavier, which fell out of the Top 25 this week, improved to 11-4, 2-1 in the A-10. Xavier played like an elite team once again against La Salle (7-6, 1-2), which hadn't lost by such a big margin since Feb. 9, 2000, 82-48, at UMass. "Xavier is by far the best team we've played this year, bar none," La Salle coach Billy Hahn said.
August 6, 2011 |
Inquirer television critic Jonathan Storm is reporting from the television critics' press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Read his blog "Eye of the Storm," at www.philly.com/eyeofthestorm . With Steven Spielberg's epic time travel series Terra Nova , the delightful New Girl sitcom starring Zooey Deschanel, and Simon Cowell's blockbusting The X Factor , Fox this fall may have an invincible new-programming juggernaut....
May 31, 2011 |
LONDON - In northeastern England they say she's a canny lass - and maybe that's the problem. British sweetheart Cheryl Cole has reportedly been dumped from U.S. television, and tabloid media say she lost her big break in part over fears American audiences wouldn't understand her regional accent or the phrases unique to her corner of Britain. Cole, whose rags-to-riches showbiz story captivated Britain, had been expected to appear as a judge on Simon Cowell's The X Factor , due to premiere in the United States this year.
June 11, 2011 |
NEWARK, N.J. - At auditions filmed Thursday before a live audience for "The X Factor," Simon Cowell seemed to want people to move on from the shake-up on the show's judges panel replacing British pop singer Cheryl Cole with American counterpart Nicole Scherzinger. "It wasn't really such a big deal as everybody thought. . . . Truth is you've got to move on. It's about the contestants. They've got no interest in us bickering," Cowell said at the auditions in New Jersey. Earlier in the week, Fox and producers announced Cole was out and Scherzinger, who originally was signed on to co-host the show, would slide over to the judges table alongside Cowell, Paula Abdul and L.A. Reid.
May 27, 2012 |
The fun never stops, folks. During the broadcast of American Idol's season finale, Ryan Seacrest announced the cities and dates for next season's auditions. And the very next morning, Fox's other singing competition, The X Factor, began taping its second season in Austin, Texas, with new judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato. As you no doubt heard, Simon Cowell, X Factor's de facto dictator, conducted a purge when the first season fared poorly in the ratings, firing Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger as judges.
September 24, 2011 |
I'm beginning to think I just don't recognize the X factor when I see it. Time after time this week, at the same moment the judges were gushing to some singer a variation on "You're the reason I got into this business," I was thinking, "You're the reason God invented the mute button. " There seems to be some disconnect between what The X Factor panel is hearing and what is coming through the TV speakers. In four hours of auditions, there's been only one singer I thought was worth a second listen: 18-year-old Melanie Amaro.