Shirley Halperin

Shirley Halperin is the music editor of The Hollywood Reporter.

'X Factor' Has Glitzy Premiere, Complete With Simon-Paula Bickering

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

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 the door. Now The Hollywood Reporter has learned that all of these major show decisions are coming from one key confab being held in the U.K.
Weekly Chart Notes: Bruce Springsteen, Big Time Rush, Pitbull

Bruce Springsteen's New Album: His 'Angriest' Yet

Bruce Springsteen is gearing up to release a new album with the E Street Band -- his 24th -- and a source tells the Hollywood Reporter it’s The Boss’ “angriest” yet.