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  1. L.A. Reid Will Not Return for 'X Factor' Season 3

    December 13, 2012 7:20 PM EST 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 chairman will return to his full-time gig of running the Sony mu ...

  2. 'X Factor': The Billboard Cover Story

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT The U.K. version of 'The X Factor' launched global stars like One Direction and Leona Lewis. Can Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid do the same thing in the U.S.? The singing competition field is crowded, to say the least. It's been 11 year ...

  3. 'American Idol' at Crossroads Following Steven Tyler's Exit

    July 13, 2012 8:36 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "American Idol" is on the brink of an adolescent identity crisis. Judge Steven Tyler is leaving and taking his naughty rock star vibe with him, fellow judge Jennifer Lopez is dithering about staying put, and ratings f ...

  4. Janet Jackson in Preliminary Talks to Join 'The X Factor'

    February 17, 2012 8:30 AM EST Could Janet Jackson be joining The X Factor? Just one week after The Hollywood Reporter broke news that Whitney Houston was under consideration for a judge's seat on the show, reports have surfaced that another pop icon is throwing her hat in ...

  5. Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul Break Silence On X Factor Shakeups

    January 31, 2012 6:30 PM EST It was a bloodbath Monday as news broke that Fox's X Factor had let go of not only host Steve Jones, but both female judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. Abdul and show creator and judge, Simon Cowell both released back-to-back statemen ...

  6. X Factor Shake-Up: How Simon Cowell Fired Paula Abdul, Steve Jones, Nicole Scherzinger

    January 31, 2012 7:52 AM EST 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 (both confirmed by Fox) and finally, according to sources, that Paula Abdul also would b ...

  7. Melanie Amaro Wins 'X Factor,' $5 Million Recording Contract, Pepsi Commercial

    December 23, 2011 8:01 AM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) - Melanie Amaro has "The X Factor." The powerful 19-year-old vocalist from Sunrise, Fla., won the Fox talent competition Thursday (Dec. 22) over soulful 30-year-old singer Josh Krajcik of Wooster, Ohio. Amaro, who was me ...

  8. 'The X Factor's' Simon Cowell Joins Twitter

    November 16, 2011 8:00 PM EST Simon Cowell is now part of Twitter nation. "The X Factor" judge and creator joined the social-networking site Wednesday, under the handle @simoncowell . He sent out his first and so far only tweet Wednesday afternoon, which included a s ...

  9. 'The X Factor' Renewed for Second Season

    November 02, 2011 5:35 PM EDT Fox has renewed "The X Factor" a second season. The network has given the green-light on the reality competition series, with the network's head of alternative entertainment Mike Darnell calling it a "monumental success." ...

  10. 'The X Factor' Vs. 'American Idol:' Who's Leading the Battle for Talent Show Supremacy (Analysis)

    October 07, 2011 9:43 PM EDT Now that "The X Factor" has had a minute to make its initial impression on America, with some 11.2 million people tuning in faithfully in week two, the time has come for us to step back and a take a good look at the slate of singing cont ...

  11. 'X Factor' Has World Premiere Screening With Epic CEO L.A. Reid

    September 15, 2011 8:15 AM EDT Grinning Judges: Nicole Scherzinger, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Antonio 'L.A.' Reid and Steve Jones attend 'The X Factor' world premiere screening in Hollywood (Photo: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage ) A group of 10 Epic Records execut ...

  12. 'X Factor' Grand Prize Changed: Winner Gets $5 Million in Cash, Record Deal

    August 05, 2011 3:08 PM EDT Fox's "The X Factor" has altered its grand prize. The winner receives $5 million in cash in addition to a Syco/Sony Music recording contract rather than a deal worth $5 million, judge and show producer Simon Cowell said Friday durin ...

  13. Paula Abdul Officially Joins Simon Cowell's 'X Factor'

    May 08, 2011 10:33 PM EDT After months of speculation , Paula Abdul has finally confirmed that she will join Simon Cowell's "X Factor" as the fourth and final judge. Along with Cowell and previously announced judges Cheryl Cole and Antonio "L.A." R ...

  14. Will 4th Judge For 'X Factor' Be Paula Abdul?

    May 06, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Taping for the new Fox singing contest "X Factor" is scheduled to start Sunday. But only three of the expected four judges have been announced. While the clock is ticking, the identity of the show's fourth judge, though widely expec ...

  15. Paula Abdul To Launch Casting Website

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Step Inside. Be Discovered. That is the tag line of online discovery platform AuditionBooth, co-founded by former "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul to connect aspiring talents with casting directors, producers and managers. A beta test s ...

  16. Lee DeWyze Wins 'American Idol'

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It was a paint rags to riches story made for television, as Lee DeWyze was named the champion Wednesday night for the ninth season of "American Idol." The raspy and rock-friendly voice of DeWyze, 24, a paint salesperson from Mount Prospe ...

  17. Paula Abdul Returning To Primetime On CBS

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Paula Abdul is returning to the judges table as part of a new primetime talent competition series on CBS. Abdul will serve as the lead judge, executive producer, creative partner, mentor and coach on "Got to Dance," a series from Shine G ...

  18. No Deal For Paula Abdul At ABC

    March 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Paula Abdul won't be judging "Star Search." The former "American Idol" judge and ABC couldn't come to terms on Abdul judging a reboot of the classic talent show. The outcome puts the fate of the show in doubt since AB ...

  19. Ellen DeGeneres Debuts As 'American Idol' Judge

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ellen DeGeneres kicked off her debut as the new "American Idol" judge in impressive fashion on Tuesday night (Feb. 9), bringing a healthy dose of honest critiques and well-timed punchlines to the first night of Hollywood auditions. Befor ...

  20. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1990

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST 'FOREVER' MORE Twenty years ago this week, Paula Abdul truly was an "American idol," leading both the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and the Billboard 200 album chart. In the Billboard issue dated Feb. 10, 1990, Abdul spent a ...

  21. Simon Cowell Recruiting 'X Factor' Judges

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Simon Cowell is talking to familiar faces to sit beside him at the judges table on Fox's "The X Factor." Cowell is in discussions with his former "American Idol" co-star Paula Abdul and his current "X Factor" U.K ...

  22. 'American Idol' Premieres, Victoria Beckham Faces Off With Simon Cowell

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST The ninth season of "American Idol" premiered Tuesday night (Jan. 12) on Fox amidst widespread chatter about Simon Cowell, who announced Monday he was leaving "Idol" to bring "The X Factor" to the U.S. in 2011. " ...

  23. 'American Idol' Returns, But How Long Can It Last?

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST TV ratings juggernaut "American Idol" returns next week for a ninth season with comedian Ellen DeGeneres joining the judging panel but a big question mark hanging over the future of the show's biggest star -- Simon Cowell. Despite s ...

  24. Report: Simon Cowell Will Leave 'American Idol'

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell has decided to quit the top-rated TV talent show when his contract ends in 2010, according to a report in British tabloid the Sun, which would deal a blow to the Fox network. Cowell, 50, has been with t ...

  25. 'X Factor' Key In Simon Cowell Deal

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Britain's "The X Factor" may be coming to the U.S. via Fox and a deal with the show's creator, "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell. Cowell, in the final year of his contract on "Idol," had been open about his ...

  26. Ellen DeGeneres To Judge On 'American Idol'

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres will replace Paula Abdul on "American Idol," she and the network announced on Wednesday. DeGeneres made the announcement on her syndicated talk show; the video was then posted on her Web site. Fox made the ...

  27. Paula Abdul To Host 'VH1 Divas'

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Paula Abdul has signed on for her first official gig since leaving "American Idol" -- "VH1 Divas," the network's franchise special honoring female singers. Abdul will assume hosting duties for the show, which airs live on ...

  28. Simon Cowell Signing New 'Idol' Deal

    August 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Simon Cowell will be a judge on "American Idol" for at least three more seasons. During the second-quarter earnings call of CKX, parent company of "Idol" co-producer 19 Entertainment, CKX chairman and CEO Robert Sillerman indic ...

  29. After Abdul, 'Idol' Will Still Ad Up

    August 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While her fans might be upset, advertisers don't expect Paula Abdul's exit as an "American Idol" judge to have any significant impact on ad sales or audience ratings for the Fox show. "To me, that show is appointment TV, a ...

  30. Paula Abdul Quitting 'Idol'

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Paula Abdul says she is quitting "American Idol," a show that she said became an international phenomenon with her help. "With sadness in my heart, I've decided not to return" to the hit Fox TV singing contest, Abdul said ...

  31. Kara DioGuardi To Return To 'American Idol'

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As expected, newest "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi will return to appear on the show next season, producers and Fox announced Monday. "Kara's spitfire personality and sharp musical sensibility infused 'American Idol& ...

  32. 'American Idol' Fans Lobby For Paula Abdul

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" fans have launched a grass-roots campaign to keep Paula Abdul as a judge on the No. 1-rated television show after her manager said she had not received a new contract proposal and might not return. Former "Idol" ...

  33. Report: Abdul's Return To 'American Idol' Doubtful

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Paula Abdul's new manager says she may not be returning to "American Idol." According to a Los Angeles Times report, David Sonenberg says he doesn't have a proposal for a new contract for Abdul. He says it doesn't appear s ...

  34. Ryan Seacrest Nears New Megadeal

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest is putting the finishing touches on a contract extension with "Idol" co-producer 19 Entertainment to continue to emcee the top series on TV. The pact, which is believed to be for three years, ...

  35. 'Idol' Finale Down To The Wire

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kris Allen "won" the first round of the "American Idol" finale, but the force of nature known as Adam Lambert bounced back to tie it all up. Lambert, the guylinered glam rocker from California, is battling acoustic guitar pla ...

  36. New 'Idol' Judge Brings Girl Power Challenge To 'Bully Brother' Simon

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Simon Cowell may have the casting vote in early audition rounds of "American Idol" but it sounds like new judge Kara DioGuardi and Paula Abdul bring some girl power of their own to the tart-tongued British judge they call a "bully.& ...

  37. Update: 'American Idol' Changing Its Tune

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fox today (Dec. 15) outlined the schedule for the eighth season of "American Idol," which reworks the elimination process to extend the Hollywood round and gives judges the opportunity to send some of their overlooked favorite contestant ...

  38. Fourth Judge Added To 'American Idol'

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Grammy nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi will join "American Idol" as a judge for its eighth season in January 2009. DioGuardi, whose work includes Kelly Clarkson's "Walk Away," Christina Aguilera's "Ain't ...