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AMAZING! BRITNEY MAY BE OUT AS X FACTOR JUDGE

December 28, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Simon Cowell has reportedly concluded that he miscalculated when he added Britney Spears to the judging panel on The X Factor for a reported $15 million per season. A week after the show’s second season closed with disappointing ratings, Us Weekly has quoted an insider as saying, “Britney will get the boot. … Producers wanted […]

COWELL WRESTLES WITH X FACTOR CRISES IN U.S. AND U.K.

December 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Simon Cowell is facing a series of crisis meetings concerning the underperformance of his The X Factor in both the U.S. and the U.K. Last Thursday’s episode on Fox attracted 7.66 million viewers. It had been down to as low as 6.24 million last month. In 2011, it had averaged 12 million viewers. (Several critics […]

IS SIMON COWELL THE REAL X FACTOR IN X FACTOR?

December 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Simon Cowell is reportedly preparing to return to the British version of The X Factor following the show’s plummeting ratings. Its weekend finale on ITV drew the fewest number of viewers for a finale in seven years — down 1.3 million viewers from a year ago. While it was once the most-watched show on British […]

GRAMMY VOTERS SNUB TOP POP STARS, RATINGS FALL

December 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Wednesday night’s fifth annual Grammy Nominations Concert Special on CBS again produced lackluster ratings, drawing just 5.4 million viewers, down 4 percent from 5.6 million last year. But the nominations themselves may foreshadow deeper ratings drops for the Grammy Awards telecast itself on Feb. 10. Completely ignored were some of the year’s biggest recording sensations, […]

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 […]

BRITNEY TO JOIN JUDGES ON X FACTOR

May 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Britney Spears has signed a one-year, $15-million contract to join the judging panel on Simon Cowell’s The X Factor, E! News reported on Wednesday citing an unnamed source close to the star. “The contract is signed,” the source told the entertainment cable/online entertainment outlet. “There’s been a lot of back and forth over the past […]

REPORT: BRITNEY SPEARS TO BE NEXT X FACTOR JUDGE

April 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Simon Cowell is reportedly close to signing a $15-million deal with Britney Spears to become a judge on the next season of The X Factor. The irony of such a deal was not lost on Washington Post TV columnist Lisa de Moraes, who reported on the industry buzz this way: “Looks as though Britney Spears, […]

HOW SHY WAS TEEN TV SENSATION REALLY?

March 26, 2012 by · 15 Comments 

A teenaged opera singer who was described by the TMZ website as “Susan Boyle 2.0” may have been repackaged — or may have repackaged himself — to achieve the maximum effect on Saturday’s telecast of Britain’s Got Talent. Seventeen-year-old Jonathan Antoine wandered onto the stage looking much like an obese Tiny Tim, except for a […]

HAS ONE DIRECTION SIGNED WITH NICKELODEON? YES, SAYS NICK; NO SAYS ONE

March 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A member of the hot new British boy band One Direction has denied rumors that Nickelodeon channel has signed the group to a development deal days after the its first CD debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart. “There’s no sign of a TV show in the pipeline,” said 20-year-old Niall Horan. The […]

BRITISH X FACTOR BAND DEBUTS IN U.S. AT NO. 1

March 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A five-member “boy band” that was a third-place finisher on the British version of The X Factor has accomplished what no other British pop group has — not the Beatles, not the Rolling Stones, not Led Zeppelin, not Queen. One Direction has become the first British group to debut at No. 1 on Billboard‘s album […]

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