1. Former Sex Pistol Steve Jones Returns to LA Radio After Seven Years: Q&A

    February 02, 2016 11:31 AM EST 0 0 0 "They left all the equipment set up because they were doing two shows and I just waited for this guy to fall asleep in the first row and snuck on stage with some pliers and wire cutters." Former Sex Pistol Steve Jones and his beloved radio ...

  2. Ex-Sex Pistol Steve Jones Brings His Fiery Radio Show Back to L.A.

    January 28, 2016 2:26 PM EST 0 0 0 In December of 1976, the Sex Pistols' Steve Jones infamously called the English presenter Bill Grundy "a f--king rottter" on live television. The band's profanity-filled appearance ignited a firestorm prompting the Daily Mirror & ...

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

    December 13, 2012 7:45 PM EST 0 0 0 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 s ...

  5. 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 ...

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  7. 'X Factor' Names Khloe Kardashian, Mario Lopez Co-Hosts

    October 16, 2012 9:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 "X Factor" fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Only two weeks before season two enters live shows, it has been announced that the series' co-hosts will be Khloe Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez. Both TV personalities tweeted the ...

  8. 'X Factor' Names Khloe Kardashian, Mario Lopez Co-Hosts

    October 16, 2012 6:30 PM EDT "X Factor" fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Only two weeks before season two enters live shows, it has been announced that the series' co-hosts will be Khloe Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez. Both TV personalities tweeted t ...

  9. Simon Cowell: NBC Pitting 'The Voice' vs. 'X Factor' Is 'Mean Spirited'

    September 06, 2012 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 With the second season premiere of his Fox series "The X Factor" just a week away, Simon Cowell had a lot to say about the show's competition, "The Voice." NBC's reality competition series will be airing at the same tim ...

  10. It's Official: Britney Spears, Demi Lovato Confirmed As 'X Factor' Judges

    May 14, 2012 4:57 PM EDT Here Come the Judges (from left): Antonio "LA" Reid, Chairman & CEO of Epic Records; Britney Spears; Demi Lovato; and Simon Cowell, whose Syco company produces "X Factor" Following months of speculation, Fox has finally ann ...

  11. Britney Spears, Demi Lovato to Judge 'X Factor'

    May 14, 2012 4:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following months of speculation, Fox has finally announced that Britney Spears and Demi Lovato will be judging the second season of Simon Cowell's singing competition show, "X Factor." Both pop stars appeared at Fox's Upfronts pr ...

  12. Britney Spears Locked In For 'X Factor'? Fox Offers 'No Comment'

    May 09, 2012 7:24 PM EDT Following months of speculation, E! says it has confirmed that Britney Spears has finally signed her contract to be a judge on the sophomore season of Fox's "X Factor." When contacted by Billboard.biz, a spokesperson for the show re ...

  13. Britney Spears Locked In For 'X Factor'? Fox Offers 'No Comment'

    May 09, 2012 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following months of speculation, E! has confirmed that Britney Spears has finally signed her contract to be a judge on the sophomore season of Fox's "X Factor." When contacted by Billboard.com, a spokesperson for the show refused to c ...

  14. Sex Pistols' John Lydon on Turning Down the Olympics

    May 03, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "If you censor the words of any one song, you're killing the honesty and I couldn't tolerate that" The Summer Olympics Games organizers in London weren't about to allow the Sex Pistols any anarchy in the U.K., so the famed p ...

  15. Miley? Demi? Avril? Reports Vary for 'X Factor' Judge

    May 01, 2012 7:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 The stars are reportedly aligning for "The X Factor." According to several reports, Simon Cowell's singing competition is eyeing a number of singers to join the sharp-tongued Brit and L.A. Reid on the judge's panel. E! Online rep ...

  16. Britney Spears Closing In On $15 Million 'X Factor' Deal

    April 18, 2012 10:31 AM EDT Lately there's been speculation that Britney Spears is in talks to judge the sophomore season of Fox's "X Factor," but the singer is finally close to closing a $15 million deal with the network, TMZ reports . The debut season o ...

  17. Britney Spears Closing $15 Million 'X Factor' Deal: Report

    April 18, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lately there's been speculation that Britney Spears is in talks to judge the sophomore season of Fox's "X Factor," but the singer is finally close to closing a $15 million deal with the network, TMZ reports. The debut season of S ...

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

    March 13, 2012 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  19. Janet Jackson Says No to 'X Factor'

    March 02, 2012 9:30 AM EST 0 0 0 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: ...

  20. Janet Jackson Flirts With Joining 'X Factor'

    February 17, 2012 9:45 AM EST 0 0 0 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 the ring. After an awkward interaction with An ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Simon Cowell Talks 'X Factor' Firings, Plays Down Mariah & Beyonce Rumors

    February 08, 2012 9:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Also in New Interview, Takes a Swipe at 'The Voice': 'How Many Records Have They Made?' Simon Cowell has some explaining to do, and he's never been one to mince words. The X Factor creator and judge spoke at length about the ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

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

    January 31, 2012 1:40 AM EST 0 0 0 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 fin ...

  26. 'X Factor': The Best & Worst Moments

    December 23, 2011 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Last night (Dec. 22) marked the final episode of "X Factor's" debut U.S. season, and while some moments will live on in our hearts, there are also a few things that we can never unsee. Melanie Amaro Crowned 'X Factor' Winner ...

  27. 'X Factor' Winner Melanie Amaro Has Producers Lining Up

    December 23, 2011 10:35 AM EST 0 0 0 'Shocked' Singer to Surprise With Debut Album; Simon Says 3 Other Finalists on His Wish List Big, soaring ballads brought the first "X Factor" crown to Melanie Amaro, but the young singer says she cannot be pigeonholed so easily. ...

  28. Melanie Amaro Crowned 'X Factor' Winner

    December 22, 2011 10:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Justin Bieber, Stevie Wonder, Leona Lewis, Pitbull, Ne-Yo and 50 Cent Perform During Two-Hour Special Although two people went home with nothing (except the knowledge that the record labels will soon be clamoring for their signatures), spirits were ...

  29. 'X Factor' Recap: Final 3 Get Help From Avril, Alanis & R. Kelly

    December 21, 2011 11:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Night Before Big Decision, Simon Says Melanie 'Should Be the Winner' With a $5 million decision hanging over the contestants' heads, the pressure during the final "X Factor" performances was on for Josh, Chris and Melanie. A ...

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

    December 16, 2011 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    December 15, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  32. 'X Factor': Deadlock Decision Ends in Tears All Around

    December 09, 2011 10:05 AM EST 0 0 0 All in all, Thursday's "X Factor" elimination wasn't really a good night for anyone. The contestant who stayed had to feel like the audience didn't want him there, the performer sent home only did so after collapsing onstage ...

  33. 'X Factor' Double Hit: Rough Night For Simon & L.A.

    December 02, 2011 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "X Factor" was a show of firsts Thursday night (Dec. 1), as both L.A. and Simon lost their first contestants in the Michael Jackson week double elimination. Paula has no groups left and Nicole has only one contestant (Josh Krajcik) still i ...

  34. 'X Factor': Jackson Family Attends MJ Night, Plus Another Double Elimination

    December 01, 2011 11:52 AM EST 0 0 0 It was Michael Jackson night last night on "X Factor," and the Jackson family was there to see the contestants pay tribute to the King of Pop. Brothers Tito, Marlon, Jackie, children Paris, Prince, Blanket and mother Katherine Jackson were ...

  35. 'X Factor' Celebrates Thanksgiving With A Double Elimination

    November 24, 2011 4:22 PM EST 0 0 0 Plus Performances By Kelly Clarkson & Bruno Mars It was a very unhappy Thanksgiving in the "X Factor" studio last night, as not one but two acts were sent home and another only made it after singing for his survival. 'X Factor ...

  36. 'X Factor' Decides They'll Cut Two, While Simon & L.A. Bicker

    November 23, 2011 9:45 AM EST 0 0 0 In honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, last night's episode of "X Factor" was themed around giving thanks. Each contestant chose an important, inspirational person to sing for, but like Simon said, "it's still a comp ...

  37. 'X Factor': Rihanna Performs, Astro Gets Berated & Someone Goes Home

    November 18, 2011 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Simon's girls are all still safe, but for the first time this week, it wasn't Paula's groups landing in the bottom two on "The X Factor." Over 30s contestant Stacy Francis and boys performer Astro received the least of Ameri ...

  38. 'X Factor' Results: Paula Cracks Under The Pressure

    November 11, 2011 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Last night on "X Factor," with elimination looming, it wasn't the contestants cracking under the pressure, it was a judge. Two of Paula's groups landed in the bottom again, and the mentor was forced to play judge and choose betwe ...

  39. 'The X Factor' Renewed For Second Season

    November 02, 2011 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fox has renewed "The X Factor" a second season. The network has given the greenlight on the reality competition series, with the network's head of alternative entertainment Mike Darnell calling it a "monumental success." The ...

  40. 'X Factor': Rihanna, Pharrell, Enrique Get Tough Before Eliminations

    October 17, 2011 11:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 The second "Judges' Homes" episode of "X Factor" aired last night (Oct. 16), and the last of the 32 contestants performed before the judges and their celeb guests -- Rihanna (with L.A. Reid in the Hamptons), Pharrell (joinin ...

  41. Simon Cowell Calls Gaga A 'Boring Singer,' Disses Beyonce & Katy Perry

    September 28, 2011 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Simon Cowell may have blacklisted a few top names from performing on his newly launched stateside "X Factor." The blatant brute recently spoke to the UK's The Daily Mirror about several chart-topping females' voices, as well as h ...

  42. Outkast, Ciara Headed for L.A. Reid's Epic Records, Sources Say

    September 15, 2011 6:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Since taking over Sony Music's Epic Records in July, label chairman and X Factor judge L.A. Reid has been busy rebuilding the company's image and roster, which will soon include Outkast and Ciara , sources say. Reid has a long history with ...

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

    May 09, 2011 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  44. Paula Abdul Confirmed as 'X Factor' Judge

    May 08, 2011 1:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 P aula Abdul will reunite with Simon Cowell on "The X Factor." Sources tell THR that Abdul's deal is finally done for her to join Cowell and previously announced judges Cheryl Cole and Antonio "L.A." Reid on the highly-antic ...

  45. Johnny Rotten Pays Tribute To Malcolm McLaren

    April 09, 2010 11:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 The end of the Sex Pistols in 1979 put them at odds -- legally and personally -- but John Lydon has stepped up to pay tribute to Malcolm McLaren, the group's manager, following news of McLaren's death on Thursday in New York after a long b ...

  46. Malcolm McLaren, Former Sex Pistols Manager, Dies

    April 08, 2010 3:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Famed rock 'n' roll raconteur Malcom McLaren, best known as the manager of the Sex Pistols , died Thursday (Apr. 8) in New York City at the age of 64. McLaren's spokesman, Les Molloy, told the U.K.'s Independent that McLaren had ...

  47. Rhino Snaps Up Sex Pistols Live DVD

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rhino has secured U.S. rights to the Sex Pistols live DVD "There'll Always Be An England" and will release it Oct. 14, Billboard has learned. "England" features the pioneering punk outfit's original l Rhino has secured ...

  48. Rhino Readies 'Stains' For DVD Release

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cult classic rock film "Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains" will be released on DVD on September 16, thanks to Rhino's new Rock 'N' Roll Cinema Series. The 1981 film stars Diane Lane and Laura Dern as misfit teenage ...

  49. Navarro, Sorum And Cantrell Lead Roxy Rock Jam

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A cast of rock heavyweights crammed the Roxy stage in Hollywood Thursday night (May 1) for a jam session that found the likes of Jane's Addiction's Dave Navarro, Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath and Matt Soru A cast of rock heavyweights cramm ...

  50. Sex Pistols Shows Captured For DVD, TV

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The first-ever full-length in-concert Sex Pistols title to be authorized by the band is due to appear this summer. "The Sex Pistols: There'll Always Be an England" features the pioneering punk outfit' The first-ever full-length i ...

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