X Factor

Zayn Malik Quits One Direction, Or Was He Kicked Out Amid Tensions?

Zayn Malik, a founder member of the UK boy band “One Direction,” has left the band amid rumors that he was either asked to leave or kicked out amid tensions over his chronic failure to make appearances. Malik, 22, abruptly left the band in the middle of its Southeast Asian tour less than a week ago, citing “stress” from the notoriety the band is consonantly bombarding them. Bandmates, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Harry Styles were forced–again– to carry on without him....

Robert Pattinson Sis on ‘X Factor’ Bubble; Find Out What Happened

Lizzy Pattinson tried out with great fanfare for Simon Cowell’s “X Factor.” After all, little bro’ is “Twilight” hunk Robert Pattinson. But was her talent and celebrity connection enough to put her over the top? Lizzie, 31, has a keen interest in music just like Robert, so she decided to showcase her talent on the UK reality music show. But she’s struggled almost from the beginning. So what was her fate?...

Simon Cowell, Lauren Silverman Scandal Splits Exclusive Hamptons

Simon Cowell’s torrid sex scandal with Lauren Silverman has turned the normally publicity shy Hamptons on its ear. Not since the 2008 divorce of Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook has the exclusive playground of the rich been so divided. True Hamptonites hate publicity and even the whiff of scandal. But the Cowell-Silverman sexcapade has blown the lid off the tony beach community. “It’s really beyond the pale,” said one Hamptons resident who asked not to be named. “Can you believe they really carried on like that?”...
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Khloe Kardashian Fired as X-Factor Host; Here’s Why

Khloe Kardashian’s hope for a respectable entertainment job with a big paycheck to boot on Fox music show “X Factor” apparently has been dashed. A new report claims she’s been fired, although the show says no personality decisions have been made yet. At least Khloe won’t suffer the indignity alone. Judges Britney Spears and L.A. Reid are also exiting....
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Khloe Kardashian One Direction’s Niall Horan Cozy at X Factor (video)

Khloe Kardashian got flirty back stage with One Direction singer Niall Horan and posted a cozy photo on Twitter that showed her in a tight embrace with the UK lad. What would hubbie Lamar Odom say? Khole, who just turned in her first season as host of X Factor with Mario Lopez, hung out with the boy band following their performance last night on the show finale. Country Singer Tate Stevens won over teen phenom Rose Soneclar and girl group Fifth Harmony. ...
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Tate Stevens Surprise Winner Over Teen Phenom on X Factor (watch!)

Tate Stevens who seems a tad over-the-hill to be a pop idol, nonetheless captured the crown on season two of “X Factor. He topped 13-year-old Rose Soneclar and girl group Fifth Harmony. Sonenclar, the 13-year-old music phenom seemed like the front-runner going into the final round. Simon Cowell’s Fifth Harmony also showed considerable talent and Cowell hinted they may get a contract as well....

Sexy Hot Britney Spears Subs for Fergie in Will.i.am Video (watch)

Britney Spears provides the eye candy as a futuristic fembot in a Power Rangers outfit for Black Eyed Peas band member Will.i.am’s video for his song “Scream and Shout.” She pulls it off, although she’s no Fergie. The video premiered on last night’s “X Factor,” where Spears, 30, is a judge. Although she’s far from her “Oops, I Did It Again,” days, she did it well enough. She looks sexy with big hair, big bangles, big black gloves and skimpy outfits....

Khloe Kardashian Apologizes For X-Factor Exposure (watch!)

Khloe Kardashian is apologizing and trying to explain how she came to wear a blouse without a bra on her debut as co-host of Fox’s “X-Factor.” In the cold studio air her nipples puckered right up and were visible to viewers at home. Was it by accident or design? More than likely Khloe knew what she was doing when she went out on stage dressed in the thin purple top open to her waist. She was obviously looking to make a big–and lasting–impression with her first hosting gig. But she insisted otherwise today (Nov. 2) as she apologized for the mishap....
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See! She's Not (Too) Crazy; Britney Spears Does Leno (watch!)

Britney Spears looked great on the “Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, and proved she still had her own hair after a magazine featured her on the cover looking like she was wearing a thick, ill-fitting blonde wig. As good as Spears, 30, looked, she still seemed to be tightly wound on the show. She appeared with X-Factor boss Simon Cowell. Cowell looked like he was wearing a halloween mask of himself. He face look puffy and gruesome from what appeared to be loads of botox. The Brit’s upper life was truly stiff. It never moved as he talked....
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Britney Spears, Demi Lovato Turn X-Factor Into Freak Show

the second season premiere of “The X-Factor.” Show creator Simon Cowell got just what he hoped for by picking music’s two of the biggest head cases to be judges. With television now saturated by musical and variety talent shows, Cowell has smartly, in an evil genius sort of way, re-positioned “The X-Factor to appeal to the lowest common denominator among viewers. Now, the show is no longer about contestants, but about how the judges react to the contestants. “American Idol” tried to tone down the more tawdry aspects of the talent show after Simon left....

Simon Cowell Eyes Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato for X-Factor

Simon Cowell reportedly is going younger in his search for judges on the U.S. version of his music show “X Factor.” Miley Cyrus, Fergie, Avril Lavigne, and Demi Lovato are all getting big mentions in the sweepstakes. Even Britney Spears! On the hit Fox show, Jennifer Lopez is the youngster, yet she’s over 40, while Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is 63, and Randy Jackson is in his 50s. How many kids remember Journey, anyway?...
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Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger X-Out in X Factor Bloodbath

Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger are paying the price for a less-than-stellar inaugural season for Simon Cowell’s U.S. version of “X-Factor,” the widely popular UK music talent show. X-Factor host Steve Jones is also out, but that comes as no surprise given his spotty performance during Season One. Cowell’s show stumbled in its premiere season, with controversy over judges and Jones widely panned by critics....
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