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MINAJ-CAREY FEUD A PR HOAX?

October 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Even Steven Tyler, a former American Idol judge, appears convinced that the supposed feud between current Idol judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey is bogus. Adding to a chorus of comments that the broohaha was contrived to help spike ratings for the slumping Fox talent show, Tyler, buttonholed by the celebrity website TMZ and asked […]

J.LO’S REMARKS LEAVE FOX EXECS ON THE FLOOR

June 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As if the controversy over the firing of Cheryl Cole from the upcoming X-Factor talent show weren’t enough bad publicity to deal with, Fox executives on Wednesday now faced the possibility of losing Jennifer Lopez on American Idol for next season. In an interview with BBC radio, the singer — who, with Steven Tyler, is […]

COWELL CONFIRMS: CHERYL COLE OUT AT X FACTOR

June 7, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Simon Cowell confirmed on Monday that British singer Cheryl Cole was dropped from his U.S. version of The X Factor after she appeared to be “uncomfortable” while taping the early audition shows. He attributed her unsatisfactory performance on her personal problems — she recently split with soccer star Ashley Cole — and a recent bout […]

CHERYL WILL BE REHIRED — OR WON’T SHE?

June 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The gossip site TMZ, which first reported that Fox TV and the producers of The X Factor had fired British singer Cheryl Cole for the the U.S. version of the show, reported over the weekend that they are now trying to get her back, concerned about a “pay or play” provision of her original contract. […]

X FACTOR PRODUCER: COWELL DID NOT FIRE CHERYL COLE

June 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The firing of British singer Cheryl Cole as a judge on the upcoming U.S. version of Simon Cowell’s The X Factor had still not been acknowledged officially on Wednesday, a week after it had been leaked to the gossip website TMZ. None of those directly involved has commented — not Fox TV, which plans to […]

WHY WAS CHERYL COLE FIRED — AND WHO DID IT?

June 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A week after it was reported that Cheryl Cole had been dropped from the U.S. version of Simon Cowell’s The X Factor, neither the Fox TV network nor the producers — nor Cole herself — has yet to issue a statement about her dismissal, and while the tabloid press has been pointing a lot of […]

WHERE’S CHERYL?

May 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The judging panel for the U.K. edition of Simon Cowell’s The X Factor was announced on Monday — and not only was Cheryl Cole’s name not listed; she was not even mentioned by anyone connected with the show. Those named include Gary Barlow of the British pop group Take That; Tulisa Contostavlos of the U.K. […]

REPORT: FOX REALITY CHIEF THE X FACTOR IN COLE’S FIRING

May 30, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Days after reports circulated on the Internet that Fox TV had forced Cheryl Cole off Simon Cowell’s upcoming U.S. version of The X Factor, the television network has yet to release a statement on the matter. Her dismissal, originally leaked to the gossip website TMZ, is being regarded as a fait accompli by most of […]

REPORT: CHERYL COLE FIRED FROM THE X FACTOR

May 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

When it was announced earlier this month that British singer Cheryl Cole had been selected as a judge on Simon Cowell’s upcoming American version of The X Factor — for a reported $2 million a year — some TV columnists expressed surprise, noting that Cole is a virtual unknown in the U.S. and speaks with […]

SIMON & PAULA: TOGETHER AGAIN

May 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Simon Cowell will have two familiar figures sitting next to him when the U.S. version of his The X Factor debuts in the fall — Cheryl Cole, who sat at the judge’s table with him on the British version of the show, and Paul Abdul, who sat at the judge’s table with him on American […]

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