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Melanie Amaro Rides X-Factor Fame to Second Single; Album Due (listen!)

Melanie Amaro is trying to capitalize on her win on the premiere season of X-Factor USA with the release of her second new single “Long Distance.” It’s just another peppy pop tune, but her distinctive voice does set it apart. Amaro, 20, released her debut single “Don’t Fail Me Now” in August, laying the groundwork for her upcoming album, Truly, which is expected to drop next year. The judges at the time were Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and L.A. Reid....
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Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul Bare Claws Over X-Factor Job

Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson, long-time frenemies, are said to be engaged in a bitter snit, again, over Paula's ouster from Simon Cowell's "X-Factor." Janet, is seems, now wants the job. Like Pula, Jackson's music career is on the wane. The star is 45 and could use a photo opportunity or a TV show to revive her career. Or at least give her a steady paycheck....