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'X Factor' Producer Talks Show's U.K. Future, Simon Cowell, Netflix

Richard Holloway also discusses 'Britain's Got Talent' and changing viewing habits in the digital age.   Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/Oq6DadxznGg/story01.htm

Rita Ora Slams Reporter for 'The X Factor' Criticism

Following a bitter critique saying that appointing Ora as the new judge on U.K.'s 'The X Factor' is 'completely baffling madness,' the 'Poison' songtress slams the writer on Twitter.   Read More... http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00084891.html

L.A. Reid Blasts The X Factor as "The Worst Thing I've Ever Done"

  Don't expect to see L.A. Reid return to reality TV anytime soon. "It's the worst thing I've ever done," the former X Factor judge told The Hollywood Reporter. "The first season, yes, I had a great time," Reid, the CEO of Epic Records, continued. "It was a little bit of a vacation. I'd been making ...   Read More...   http://www.tvguide.com/news/la-reid-the-x-factor-worst-thing-ive-ever-done/?rss=breakingnews

X-Factor Producers Hit With $2M Lawsuit By Contestant; Says Performance Was Altered

Sally Hessnice may have not been judged worthy to go very far on The X-Factor by Simon Cowell and gang two years ago but the singer isn't ready to exit stage left just yet. She filed a multi-claim complaint today against producers FremantleMedia North America , Cowells Syco Television and Blue Orbit Productions for more than $2 million in damages.   Read More... http://deadline.com/2015/05/x-factor-lawsuit-sally-hessnice-fremantlemedia-syco-televison-blue-orbit-productions-1201431999/

Former 'X Factor' Contestant Sues Claiming Audition Was "Altered"

Sally Hessnice says the producers of the Simon Cowell singing competition distorted her voice and manipulated footage of her audience.   Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/fXZPgsv32PE/story01.htm

FOX May Revive 'The X Factor (US)'

Rumor has it, Simon Cowell will leave the U.K. version of the singing competition to relaunch the show in the U.S. in 2015.   Read More... http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00077430.html

'American Idol' vs. 'X Factor' vs. 'Rising Star': Who Sang 'Billie Jean' Better?

There are certain artists that are hard to cover because, well, how can you live up to the original? Take Michael Jackson, for instance. Many of his songs are considered classics. But what happens when you change up the arrangement completely and manage to make people forget that it's a Michael Jackson song? That's where today's Music Battle comes into play.   Everyone knows "Billie Jean." But Chris Cornell included a completely brand-new rendition on his 2007 album. And it looks like that is the version that has become standard on singing competition shows.   Read More... http://www.buddytv.com/articles/rising-star/american-idol-vs-x-factor-vs-r-54375.aspx

'Idol': Alex Preston's new fans (& friends): 'X Factor' winners Alex & Sierra

You might have recognized a few of the faces cheering on Alex Preston in the "American Idol" audience during the Top 13 performance show: "X Factor" winners Alex and Sierra, who reached out to the singer on Twitter and are now friends with the New Hampshire native. "They messaged me on Twitter and were like 'We love you, let's go out to lunch' and I was like 'hell yeah!' And then we met and we just connected," Preston tells Zap2it and a small group of reporters backstage after the show. "They're the same kind of music as me, same personalities. They're awesome." In fact, they bonded so quickly that Alex Kinsey lent Preston his guitar for his performance of Jason Mraz's "A Beautiful Mess. "That was Alex's guitar I was using! They're awesome people. I love them," he says. "We hung out a bunch of times this week. They're really similar to my style... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/american-idol-alex-preston-counts-x-factor-winners-alex-and-sierra-as-fans-and-friends.html

X Factor Season 3’s Josh Levi Releases Romantic New Song! (LISTEN)

In the mood for a little romance? Sure, Valentine’s Day may have come and gone for 2014 but we promise this new single from X Factor Season 3 contestant Josh Levi will call up Cupid any day of the year. The 15-year-old cutie, who got two tries at Season 3 before being voted out seventh, just released “Trying to Find You.” It’s got all the cool crooning of Usher circa Confessions, exactly the kind of music the X Factor judges encouraged Josh to pursue during his time on the show with mentor... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/-SDlhd8shGc/2014-02-17-season-3-josh-levi-single

The X Factor Gets Canceled After Three Seasons on FOX; Simon Cowell Returning as Judge on UK Version

Simon Cowell is leaving yet another one of his hit TV competition series, and this time it's ending in cancellation! FOX's American version of The X Factor has officially been canceled, with Cowell heading back to the UK as judge for the original British version. It looks like FOX just didn't have the 'x factor.' The network announced that after three seasons on the air, they've officially given the axe to the US version of hit British competition series The X Factor. The cancellation news comes shortly after the announcement that Simon Cowell would be returning to the UK edition as a judge this year. "For now, I'm back to the UK and I want to thank FOX for being an incredible partner. America, I'll see you soon," Cowell said in a statement. Will you miss The X Factor on FOX? Sound off in the comments, and stick with us for more TV scoop from Celebified.
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