1. U.S. Version of 'The X Factor' Canceled

    February 07, 2014 7:18 PM EST Announcement comes following Simon Cowell's return to show's U.K. counterpart Fox has pulled the plug on "The X Factor." The Hollywood Reporter has learned that there will be no fourth season of the singing competition. The writing has been on the wall, given the expensive…

  2. 'X Factor' Champ Tate Stevens to Drop Debut Album April 23

    February 26, 2013 12:35 PM EST "It is crazy that I get a second chance, and a second chance on a major scale," he tells Billboard What a difference a year makes. One year ago this week, Tate Stevens was shoveling snow following a winter storm back home in Belton, Missouri. Last week, the area was hit by another…

  3. 'X Factor' Update: Britney Spears' Possible Exit Signals Major Overhaul

    December 28, 2012 6:45 PM EST Days before country singer Tate Stevens was declared the winner of "X Factor's" second season in the U.S., show creator and judge Simon Cowell said the show's success owed to it bringing a younger audience to Fox. In the week of the finale, Dec. 17-23, "X Factor"…

  4. Tate Stevens Wins 'The X Factor' and $5 Million Contract

    December 20, 2012 10:20 PM EST Country Singer Tops Carly Rose Sonenclar: "This is the best day of my life" In recent weeks, the balance of power on "The X Factor" shifted, moving from country hopeful Tate Stevens to budding teen star Carly Rose Sonenclar. On Thursday night's "X Factor"…

  5. 'The X Factor': Fifth Harmony Goes From Underdog to Front-Runner

    December 20, 2012 9:35 AM EST During the final four episode of "The X Factor," girl group Fifth Harmony performed "Anything Could Happen," an Ellie Goulding song that preaches spontaneity and the idea that, well, anything could and sometimes will happen. The next evening, the five-piece shocked the…

  6. 'X Factor' Finale: Demi Lovato, LeAnn Rimes Among Duet Partners

    December 18, 2012 9:30 AM EST As the "X Factor"'s remaining three competitors prepare for their final battle, they'll have a little professional help. Following suit with last year's tradition, each contestant will be joined by a celebrity musician for a star-powered duet. At a press conference…