X Factor

  1. One Direction, Katy Perry, Elton John to Perform on 'X Factor' U.K. Finale at Wembley

    December 02, 2013 6:00 AM EST ITV has announced a star-studded lineup of guest performers for the season finale of "The X Factor," led by Elton John. Also set to appear on the season-ending episode of the Simon Cowell-created show at London's Wembley Arena are b ...

  2. U.K.'s ITV Pushing for Simon Cowell Return As Judge on 'X Factor'

    August 15, 2013 2:30 AM EDT U.K. broadcaster ITV is making another push to get Simon Cowell to return as a judge on the U.K. edition of "X Factor" as part of negotiations to extend the talent show's run here beyond its upcoming 10th season. A current three-y ...

  3. Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio Joining 'X Factor'

    May 20, 2013 9:21 PM EDT It's official. Joining Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato as judges on season three of The X Factor U.S. will be singers Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio, Fox has announced. Said Cowell in a statement: “It’s taken more than a decade but I’m delig ...

  4. 'American Idol' Creator Settles with Fox Over 'X Factor' Money

    March 29, 2013 8:40 PM EDT There's a new détente that's been declared in the War of the Simons. In July 2011, "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller sued Fox Broadcasting over the Simon Cowell singing competition show "The X Factor." Fuller all ...

  5. 'X Factor' Renewed for Third Season

    October 22, 2012 4:55 PM EDT Fox on Monday ordered a third season of "The X Factor," set to debut in 2013. "I couldn't be happier," series creator and head judge Simon Cowell said in a statement. "I am so proud of the show and the team who have m ...

  6. Demi Lovato to Join L.A. Reid for 'X Factor' Q&A at Billboard/THR Film & TV Conference

    October 12, 2012 2:04 PM EDT Demi Lovato, a judge on this season's 'X Factor,' will take part in an X Factor Q&A with Epic Records chairman/CEO L.A. Reid at this year's Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, presented by First ...

  7. Simon Cowell To Launch DJ Competition Show

    January 25, 2012 2:28 PM EST Between his work on "American Idol," "Britain's Got Talent" and "The X Factor," Simon Cowell has been harvesting pop stars and helping to hone their natural talents for over a decade. He has made Kelly Clarkson, ...

  8. '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." ...

  9. Simon Cowell Breaks Silence on 'X Factor' Lawsuit, Slams 'Idol' Creator

    August 24, 2011 6:30 PM EDT Simon Cowell has some choice words for American Idol creator Simon Fuller: Keep your hands off "The X Factor." Cowell is finally responding to the lawsuit filed in July by Fuller against Fox and producer Fremantle claiming Fuller is owed ...

  10. 'American Idol' Creator Simon Fuller Sues Fox Over 'X Factor' Fees

    July 20, 2011 1:20 PM EDT TV's most-watched show exploded into litigation today as "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller sued Fox claiming he should be paid a rich fee for the upcoming Simon Cowell competition show "The X Factor." According to a law ...

  11. Simon Cowell Honored At International Emmys

    November 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST British music impresario and prickly former "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell received an honorary International Emmy award at the annual prizes for television produced outside the United States. Britain won five of the competitive priz ...

  12. Justin Bieber Interested in Judging 'X Factor,' Says Simon Cowell

    October 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Teen pop star Justin Bieber may be busy selling out arenas on his My World 2.0 tour and hyping his autobiography, "First Step 2 Forever: My Story," but according to former American Idol judge Simon Cowell, the 16-year-old has additional ...

  13. Thousands Join U.K. 'X Factor' Facebook Protest

    October 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The final 12 contestants for the 2010 series of Simon Cowell's U.K. music talent show "The X Factor" were unveiled this weekend, with the judges’ decisions provoking a number of online protests throughout the United Kingdom. The mos ...

  14. Web Trends: 50 Cent, Ciara, Katy Perry, Neil Young and more

    September 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. The 'Beat It' Video Makes Less Sense Without The Music 2. The Internet's Role in Getting An Artist Signed 3. 5 Rock & ...

  15. U.K. 'X Factor' Bans Auto-Tune

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. edition of Simon Cowell's music talent show "The X Factor" has announced that auto-tuning software will not be used on contestants' voices in future. Earlier this week, "X Factor" bosses came under fire from ...

  16. 'X Factor' Admits To Autotune, Australian Host Out

    August 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The seventh U.K. series of Simon Cowell's music talent show "The X Factor" opened with ratings of 11.1 million on ITV1, up on the 9.9 million for the first show last year. But today (Aug. 23) all the attention has been on more negat ...

  17. Valerio Scanu Wins Controversial Sanremo Festival

    February 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Valerio Scanu (EMI) was the winner of the 60th edition of Italy's flagship Sanremo Festival. The competition concluded chaotically on Saturday (Feb. 20) amid concerns about the voting system. Scanu came first with the song "Per Tutte le ...

  18. ITV Says U.K. 'X Factor' Not Moving

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. broadcaster ITV says it has no plans to reschedule "The X Factor" talent show after Simon Cowell's U.S. deal created a potential clash with the stateside edition. On Monday (Jan. 11) Cowell confirmed his departure from "Am ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Simon Cowell To Launch Global 'X-Factor' In Vegas

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST British TV and record producer Simon Cowell is planning to bring his "The X Factor" talent show to Las Vegas in a global pay-per-view Internet venture. Cowell (50), best-known in the United States as an acerbic judge on America's to ...

  21. Susan Boyle Scores Huge Day 1 Sales In U.K.

    November 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Scottish singer Susan Boyle moved more than 130,000 copies of her debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" (Syco/Sony Music) on its first day on sale in the U.K., according to the Official Charts Company. The sales success follows a Nov. 22 guest ...

  22. Italy 'X Factor' Winner Earns Sanremo Slot

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The growing influence of the Italian version of the TV talent show 'The X Factor' is confirmed by the fact that the winner of the current edition will automatically qualify for the country's flagship Sanremo Festival. The show, whic ...

  23. 'X Factor' Winner Favorite For U.K. No. 1

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alexandra Burke, who won TV music talent contest "The X Factor" at the weekend, looks set to secure the U.K. Christmas No. 1 with her cover of "Hallelujah" (Syco). The song, originally written and recorded by Leonard Cohen, was ...

  24. Davis, Cowell Partner For Leona Lewis Release

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Clive Davis and Simon Cowell will partner to supervise the debut album by Leona Lewis, winner of "The X Factor," the U.K.'s equivalent to "American Idol." The album, due later this summer 2007, will be released via J/Syco ...

  25. Sony BMG Signs X Factor Star

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST According to reports , Sony BMG has signed X Factor talent show contestant Ben Mills to a five-album deal. The 26-year-old, who was voted off the ITV show's semi-finals, is currently recording his debut. "The X Factor was the perfect pla ...

  26. Fuller Sues Cowell Over Rival Show

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Simon Fuller, the creator of the "Idol" TV property, has launched legal action against his former collaborator Simon Cowell. Fuller's London-based production company 19 TV says it sued Cowell, his pro Simon Fuller, the creator of th ...

  27. Fuller Sues Cowell Over Rival Show

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Simon Fuller, the creator of the "Idol" TV property, has launched legal action against his former collaborator Simon Cowell. Fuller's London-based production company 19 TV says it sued Cowell, his pro Simon Fuller, the creator of th ...

  28. Cowell Unveils New TV Talent Quest

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT X Factor to air in the U.K. this fall. X Factor to air in the U.K. this fall. News ...