1. Watch Katy Perry, Will.i.am, Adam Lambert, Others Sing 'Imagine' for UNICEF

    November 21, 2014 8:23 PM EST To celebrate the 25th anniversary of United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF has teamed up with Yoko Ono and David Guetta to assemble a star cast to cover John Lennon 's beloved "Imagine" for what they're calling the #IMAGINE Project. …

  2. Nicole Scherzinger Lands Role in 'Cats' Musical

    September 29, 2014 10:48 PM EDT Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger is evolving into another type of feline.  The pop singer has landed the role of the "Glamour Cat" Grizabella in Cats , Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical. She’ll perform in the famous production when it returns to London’s…

  3. Charlotte Church Rejects U.K. 'X Factor' Judge Slot, Says Show 'Kills Music'

    August 11, 2013 11:39 PM EDT Welsh singer Charlotte Church has taken aim at "X Factor" with the revelation that she turned down an offer to join the U.K. panel as a judge. The 27-year old classical and pop artist blasted the show, tweeting on Aug. 8, “I got asked to do the X Factor job. I’d rather poke my…

  4. 'X Factor' U.K. Judge Louis Walsh to Quit After 10 Years

    August 07, 2013 2:21 AM EDT Louis Walsh, a veteran judge on "The X Factor" in the U.K., says he will leave the music talent show after the upcoming season. The Irish music manager has been on the Simon Cowell developed show on ITV since its launch. "I've been judging "X Factor" for 10…

  5. 'X Factor' Star Jahmene Douglas Leads U.K. Albums Chart as 'Now' Comp Smashes 300,000 Sales

    July 29, 2013 5:21 AM EDT “Now That’s What I Call Music! 85” (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) has smashed the series’ own record for the U.K.’s fastest-selling album of 2013, previously held by its “Now 84” predecessor. As the Official Charts Company’s latest sales data was published yesterday (July 28), Avicii…

  6. Sharon Osbourne With Return To U.K.’s 'X Factor' as Judge

    May 23, 2013 5:04 AM EDT Sharon Osbourne will return to the U.K. version of Simon Cowell's The X Factorfor its 10th season later this year, TV network ITV announced Wednesday. Osbourne will replace Tulisa Contostavlos. She will join Take That superstar Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger and Svengali manager Louis…

  7. Britney Spears' Potential 'X Factor' Exit: How Much Would It Hurt?

    December 28, 2012 12:05 AM EST Two weeks after Antonio "L.A."Reid confirmed that the second season of the U.S. version of "The X Factor" would be his last on the judges panel , rumors of Britney Spears' exit from the show spread like wildfire on Thursday (Dec. 27), following a report from Us Weekly…

  8. 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…

  9. One Direction Q&A: Niall Horan

    December 14, 2012 8:55 AM EST Niall Horan is blonde, Irish and One Direction 's resident rock and roller. "He just bounces off the walls and has not changed one bit -- he'll always be Niall," says writer/producer Savan Kotecha. Horan, 19, has also picked up a taste for country music while in the States…

  10. L.A. Reid Leaving 'The X Factor'

    December 13, 2012 7:45 PM EST The two-season judge and Epic Records chairman will not be returning for the Fox show's third season. L.A. Reid is leaving "The X Factor." The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the reality TV judge will not be returning to the Fox series for season three. The Epic Records…

  11. Go Inside Will.i.am's Out-of-This-World Song Premiere

    August 31, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Black Eyed Peas frontman becomes the first man to land (a song) on Mars. Here's why he did it NASA's Curiosity rover wasn't the only presence on Mars this week. To premiere his latest single, "Reach for the Stars (Mars Edition)," Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am…

  12. ELLE's Women In Music Celebrated Jessie J, Ellie Goulding

    April 13, 2012 10:35 AM EDT On Wednesday night (April 11), ELLE magazine celebrated its third annual women in music event at the Avalon in Hollywood. Some of pop's brightest starlets strutted down the red carpet to pay tribute to rising stars as well as accomplished songbirds. Leading songstresses and performers in…

  13. Britney to 'X Factor'? Simon Cowell Says 'Wait and See'

    March 13, 2012 6:00 PM EDT As the hunt for the next "X Factor" judges continues, Simon Cowell continues to play coy on who will replace Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger at the judges table. As The Hollywood Reporter first reported, Britney Spears could be nearing a deal to make her reality series debut as a…

  14. Janet Jackson Says No to 'X Factor'

    March 02, 2012 9:30 AM EST Janet Jackson, Pink, Katy Perry, Fergie, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne -- the reported candidates for the two open judges' spots on Fox's "The X Factor" keep rolling in. But one of those artists apparently isn't interested: Jackson has taken herself out of the running…

  15. 'X Factor' Weeks Away From New Judges

    February 22, 2012 5:55 PM EST Don't expect the two new "X Factor" judges to be in place by the time open auditions begin March 14 in Kansas City, Mo. Meetings will be taking pace over the next several weeks with potential judges, at which time executive producer and judge Simon Cowell will go over the…

  16. 'X Factor' Exorcism: Paula Abdul & Nicole Scherzinger Out

    January 31, 2012 1:40 AM EST Host Steve Jones Also Axed From Simon Cowell's Music Reality Show The "X Factor" news came fast and furious on Monday night -- first, that host Steve Jones would not be returning, then that judge Nicole Scherzinger was exiting and finally that Paula Abdul also would be shown…

  17. Britney Spears, Alicia Keys Joining Will.i.am on '#willpower'

    January 30, 2012 6:19 PM EST Will.i.am 's "#willpower" will have some serious star power. In addition to Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger , who join the Black Eyed Peas frontman on lead single "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)," Will.i.am told Capital FM that musicians including Britney Spears , LMFAO ,…

  18. No Doubt, Nicole Scherzinger, Rise Against Twitter-Hacked By Ron Paul Supporters

    January 11, 2012 2:12 PM EST Kelly Clarkson and Michelle Branch may have unofficially endorsed Ron Paul, but Nicole Scherzinger, No Doubt and Rise Against? Not exactly supporters, as recent tweets from the musical artists may lead people to believe. Kelly Clarkson, Michelle Branch Unofficially Endorse Ron Paul Early this…

  19. 'X Factor': Elimination Sends 3 to Finale

    December 16, 2011 9:00 AM EST Simon Cowell Critiques Fellow Judge Nicole Scherzinger's Song Performance With the "X Factor" finale just around the corner, the remaining four contestants faced their second-to-last elimination last night. There were no "save me" songs and no judging: the decision…

  20. 'X Factor' Semi-Finals: Three Contestants Shine, One Performance 'Horrific'

    December 15, 2011 11:00 AM EST Following last week's shocking elimination, Wednesday's episode of "X Factor" began on a somber note as the final four contestants continued to compete for a spot in next week's finale episodes. Each performer sang two songs, including one chosen by the fans -- a…

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