'The X Factor' Season 3: Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell scoot over for Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio

"The X Factor," FOX's other singing competition, returns Wednesday, Sept. 11, with judges Simon Cowell, Kelly Rowland, Demi Lovato and Paulina Rubio.The show made the news months before its Season 3 premiere because of Cowell. He has what the show's contestants dream about -- the X factor, that elusive quality that intrigues people.It is star power, and the music and TV producer has it. Perhaps it's the mix of acerbic wit and scathing honesty, but Cowell found himself outshining the show because of fathering a child with his friend's wife.Cowell kept his own counsel about this in an interview with Zap2it and while promoting the show at the Television Critics Association. At this writing, all he'd say is he "is proud to be a father."Talking from his boat off the coast of Sardinia, Cowell says the third season of the show is "more fun and less sob stories. It is actually a funny show, and...



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