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BRITISH X FACTOR DOES FINE WITHOUT COWELL

August 22, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

The absence of Simon Cowell from the judging panel on the British version of The X Factor has turned out to be as inconsequential as his absence from the judging panel on American Idol. The season premiere of the talent contest on Saturday night averaged 10.5 million viewers on ITV. And while that figure is […]

TOP PRIZE FOR X FACTOR: $5 MILLION

August 8, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

There once was a time when television networks loved reality shows because they were so much cheaper to produce than scripted shows. That may no longer be the case. Producers of the X Factor, the upcoming talent show on Fox, said Friday that the winning contestant will take home $5 million, the biggest cash prize […]

REPORT: COWELL MAKING X FACTOR “TOUGHER”

August 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Although Simon Cowell is not appearing as a judge on the British version of The X Factor next season so that he can devote his full attention to launching the American version of the talent contest, the London Star reported today (Wednesday) that Cowell is working on revamping the show and brought files of material […]

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. […]

FOX ADDS X FACTOR AND SPIELBERG’S DINOSAURS

May 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox was the second network to unveil its fall schedule, featuring what appeared to be a strong lineup that not only includes Simon Cowell’s X Factor but also Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park-type drama, Terra Nova, J.J. Abrams prison/sci-fi fantasy Alcatraz, and Touch, a new drama featuring Kiefer Sutherland and an unnamed child star who plays […]

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 […]

CHERYL COLE CONFIRMED AS X FACTOR JUDGE

May 6, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Talk about an “x factor!” British singer Cheryl Cole, a virtual unknown in the U.S., has been confirmed as a judge on Simon Cowell’s U.S. version of The X Factor. Cowell has long made it clear that he wanted Cole, who had appeared as a judge on the U.K. version of X Factor, to join […]

COWELL ENDORSES TWO MORE X FACTOR JUDGES

April 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Although he says he’s still open to other possibilities and deals have not been completed, Simon Cowell has told Deadline.com blogger Nikki Finke that he expects singers Paula Abdul and Cheryl Cole will join producer L.A. Reid and himself on the judging panel of the U.S. version of The X Factor when it debuts in […]

COWELL TO LEAVE U.K.’S THE X FACTOR

April 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Simon Cowell will not be crisscrossing the Atlantic to appear on the judging panel of both the U.S. and U.K. versions of The X Factor but will instead remain stateside during the talent show’s American launch, the London Daily Mail reported today (Tuesday), citing an ITV insider. The newspaper said that Cowell was responding to […]

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