1. British 'X Factor' Coming to U.S. TV Screens

    August 06, 2014 6:26 PM EDT Simon Cowell is coming back to U.S. TV — and reuniting with Ryan Seacrest . AXS TV, the music-focused network created by Mark Cuban and Seacrest — has inked an agreement with FremantleMedia International and Cowell's Syco Entertainment and Thames TV to broadcast season 11 of The X Factor…

  2. Cheryl Cole Marries Boyfriend of Three Months

    July 13, 2014 9:56 PM EDT British singer and "X Factor UK" judge Cheryl Cole announced on Instagram Sunday she recently married her French boyfriend of three months.  Cheryl Cole to Return to 'X Factor' U.K. Cole and restaurant owner Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini were reportedly wed on the private…

  3. Cheryl Cole to Return to 'X Factor' U.K.

    March 11, 2014 4:19 AM EDT Cheryl Cole is returning to the judges’ table for "The X Factor" U.K.’s 11th season, confirmed Simon Cowell via Twitter on Monday. “It’s official! Cheryl is back,” he tweeted. “Be careful what you wish for.” Cheryl Cole Out As 'X Factor' Judge, Fox Confirms The Girls Aloud…

  4. Girls Aloud's Nadine Coyle Is Expecting A Baby

    August 16, 2013 3:06 AM EDT Nadine Coyle, vocalist with the record-breaking pop group Girls Aloud, is pregnant with her first child. The Irish pop singer shared the big news on her Instagram account, where she posted a picture with the caption: "I am having a baby." Coyle's management firm confirmed…

  5. British Pop Group Girls Aloud Call It Quits

    March 21, 2013 8:05 AM EDT English-Irish chart-dominating pop outfit Girls Aloud are calling it a day. The reality TV-spawned girl group announced the news March 20 as their 10th anniversary tour wound-down at Liverpool’s Echo Arena. The five-some of Kimberley Walsh, Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding and…

  6. Britney Spears Leaving 'X Factor'?: Report

    December 27, 2012 1:00 PM EST The departures may be continuing for Simon Cowell's reality singing show "The X Factor," with Us Weekly reporting that Britney Spears and her $15 million contract will be following now-ex judge L.A. Reid out the door. "It isn't working," said one source to the…

  7. Justin Bieber, Maroon 5 Top U.K. Charts

    June 25, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Justin Bieber landed his first U.K. No. 1 album Sunday (June 24) as "Believe" outsold Cheryl Cole's new release "A Million Lights" by some 3,000 units. Maroon 5 , meanwhile, topped the market's singles chart for the first time as "Payphone," featuring…

  8. Will.i.am's New Solo Album is 'Just As Special As 'The E.N.D.''

    June 18, 2012 11:45 AM EDT '#willpower' will include a Justin Bieber guest spot, but not early single 'T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever).' will.i.am 's upcoming solo album, "#willpower," is "finished four times over," and the Black Eyed Peas leader likens it to some of the best work…

  9. Usher Can't Beat Gary Barlow on U.K. Album Chart

    June 18, 2012 10:50 AM EDT Gary Barlow's Jubilee-inspired "Sing" project started a third week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday as Cheryl Cole's "Call My Name" became the market's fastest-selling single of 2012 to date, with first-week sales of 152,000. The news comes soon after the…

  10. Gary Barlow Tops U.K. Charts, Ed Sheeran Storms Back

    June 11, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Take That member Gary Barlow confirmed his expected double victory on the new U.K. sales charts on Sunday (June 10). His Diamond Jubilee-inspired "Sing" project with the Commonwealth Band secured a second week atop the album chart, while the title track raced 11-1 on the singles…

  11. Queen's Jubilee Highlighted By Paul McCartney, Elton John

    June 04, 2012 6:45 PM EDT A glittering parade of artists from the 1950s to the present day - from Sir Cliff Richard and Sir Tom Jones to Jessie J and Ed Sheeran - performed outside Buckingham Palace on Monday night (June 4) at the Diamond Jubilee Concert in honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. SLIDESHOW: See the…

  12. Taio Cruz Talks 'Energetic' New Album, Justin Bieber & Jennifer Lopez

    September 02, 2011 12:35 PM EDT It's been a busy couple years for Taio Cruz . His first U.S. single, "Break Your Heart" (featuring Ludacris ), hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 2010 and a few months later, he took "Dynamite" to No. 2. The latter earned Cruz three Billboard Music Awards in…

  13. Nadine Coyle Talks Girls Aloud Reunion, U.S. Album Release

    July 14, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Those stateside may not fully feel the fame of Girls Aloud , the reality TV-spawned pop group that holds 20 top ten U.K. singles. But with the 10-year anniversary of the group's founding coming up, fans worldwide have been dying to know whether Girls Aloud will reunite, following a…

  14. Girls Aloud's Nicola Roberts: Will 'Beat Of My Drum' Spawn Stateside Breakout?

    June 06, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Going solo is never easy. Unless you have the larger than life personality of a Justin Timberlake or a Beyonce , an artist takes a huge risk when they depart from the group that made them famous in the first place. While Girls Aloud , the reality TV-spawned girl group turned U.K. chart-topper…

  15. Cheryl Cole Offically Out As 'X Factor' Judge, Fox Confirms

    June 06, 2011 1:47 PM EDT British singer Cheryl Cole has been dropped as a judge on the upcoming U.S. version of Simon Cowell's talent contest "The X Factor," broadcaster Fox and Cowell's production company said on Monday. The official announcement ended almost two weeks of rumor and speculation…

  16. Cheryl Cole Seeking U.S. Visa, May Return to 'X Factor'

    June 05, 2011 12:59 PM EDT In her continuing drama with the producers of "The X Factor," it appears that British pop star Cheryl Cole may yet be headed to the U.S. According to The Hollywood Reporter's industry source, Cole -- who was dropped from the U.S. version of the show after four days for reasons…

  17. Cheryl Cole Axed from U.K. 'X Factor,' Kelly Rowland Tapped As New Judge

    May 31, 2011 12:13 PM EDT She's been unceremoniously dropped from the U.S. show. Now ITV and Simon Cowell have announced that Cheryl Cole will not be part of the lineup of the British version of "X Factor" either. The announcement, which came as Cowell returned to British TV screens for the semifinals…

  18. Cheryl Cole Out at 'X Factor,' Nicole Scherzinger to Judge: Report

    May 25, 2011 10:52 PM EDT N icole Scherzinger will replace Cheryl Cole as a judge on "The X Factor" show that will debut this fall on Fox, according to a report on the website TMZ.com . Concern about Cole's thick accent allegedly led to her being dropped from the judges panel. A singing star in England…

  19. 'X Factor' Airtimes Revealed, 'American Idol' Returning Jan. 22

    May 16, 2011 2:33 PM EDT Fox has given "The X Factor" the odd running time of 90 minutes and positioned it at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning this fall, the network announced Monday morning (May 16). An hourlong results show will be aired Thursdays. "The X Factor" features a judges panel of Simon…

  20. Paula Abdul on Joining 'X Factor': 'We Have a Whole New Approach'

    May 09, 2011 11:55 AM EDT After a bumpy road of negotiations to join Simon Cowell's "The X Factor," Paula Abdul is ready to resume her seat behind the judging panel and get down to business. "I am who I am," she told reporters before heading into the show's first round of auditions in Los…

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