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Why Simon Cowell Couldn't Save 'X Factor' (Analysis)

After a last-minute approach to NBC, the reality mogul heads back to Britain as insiders debate his "grumpy uncle" appeal in a changed TV landscape.            http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/xawMrxw_UDE/story01.htm

X Factor Canceled! Simon Cowell and Season 3 Winners Alex & Sierra React

Last week ended with two heavy punches to the X Factor franchise. First, news that show mastermind and judge Simon Cowell would be departing the U.S. series for his homeland’s much more successful version of the series. Second, arriving just mere hours later, word that X Factor as an entire show was down for the count in the States. Fans of the show may be reeling from the cancellation news (well, at least the ones who weren’t aware of Season 3’s abysmal ratings), but how do the stars... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/03LQS4dzp3Q/2014-02-10-simon-cowell-alex-sierra-canceled

Fox Cancels 'The X Factor'

After three seasons of underperforming ratings, and just as many judges panels, the network is nixing Simon Cowell's "American Idol" follow-up.            http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/i-C8yf--NIU/story01.htm

Simon Cowell Wants Ke$ha as an X Factor Judge — Report

The X Factor hasn’t even been renewed for a fourth season, but that hasn’t stopped some sources from saying who they think will make the judging panel next time on the Fox reality TV show. We’d already heard X Factor head honcho Simon Cowell had his hopes set on Miley Cyrus joining the family. Now it sounds as if Mr. Nasty wouldn’t mind if Ke$ha took a seat at the table, too. Whether this is in addition to Miley or to fill another as yet unannounced vacancy we’re not sure. “Simon thinks that... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/oV82DDF_ZEA/2014-01-21-simon-cowell-wants-kesha-judge

From 'X Factor' to 'American Idol': Jillian Jensen on her reality singing show journey

Yes, that was "X Factor" contestant Jillian Jensen you saw during the Season 13 premiere of "American Idol." But the Jillian you saw on "X Factor" and the one you'll see this year on "Idol" are two very different people. Just compare Jensen's tearful "X Factor" audition and her breezy, acoustic "Idol" audition and you have a very different singer -- the singer Jensen says she actually is, rather than the one with the bullying backstory they wanted her to be on "X Factor." "Doing 'X Factor' was a great experience, but unfortunately I don't feel like I was allowed to be myself as an artist," she tells Zap2it, although it did give her the platform to do some motivational speaking against bullying. Her decision to try out for "Idol" came from a longtime love of the show -- she used to watch it as a kid and tell her mom she was going to... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/from-x-factor-to-american-idol-jillian-jensen-on-her-reality-singing-show-journey.html

X Factor Judge Paulina Rubio Sues TV Network for Trying to Fire Her — Suing for HOW Much?

The X Factor isn't the first singing competition show thatPaulina Rubiohas served as ajudge on. And it appears that she's now filing a lawsuit to get paid for her previous gig. Prior to landing the gig as judge on X Factor, Paulina was a coach on the show La Voz... Mexico in 2012, and last year she served as a judge for Season 1 ofLa Voz Kids. Now, Paulina is reportedly suing Telemundo - the network behind La Voz Kids - for trying to give her the boot prior to the show's upcoming second... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/P1pV40jV0Mc/2014-01-14-judge-paulina-rubio-sues-telemundo

Simon Cowell Plans Major X Factor Change — Could “Reinvent” the Show!

As we wait to hear if X Factor will be returning for a fourth season here in the States, the show’s full steam ahead over in the United Kingdom. It’s no secret the series thrives on the other side of the Atlantic with show producer Simon Cowell recently signing a multi-million dollar deal to renew it for another three years. But just because it’s doing well, doesn’t mean Mr. Nasty won’t throw in a few surprises for the next round of X Factor UK. A major shake-up on the judging panel seems... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/W1LSKJAbj8Q/2014-01-13-simon-cowell-united-kingdom-voting

'X Factor' Judge Paulina Rubio Sues Telemundo (Exclusive)

Mexican pop music superstar Paulina Rubio has filed a lawsuit against Telemundo, alleging that the NBCUniversal subsidiary has reneged on a $1.325 million deal for her to star in a second season of the highly rated music competition show La Voz Kids , which is a Spanish-language children's themed spinoff of The Voice . Rubio also stars as a judge along with Simon Cowell and Kelly Rowland on Fox's The X Factor , and in her lawsuit filed on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, she says that Telemundo used scheduling concerns as a "pretext" for getting out of a contract.  Read More...   http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/Wsl5HytDCkw/story01.htm

'The X Factor' Season 4 renewed or canceled? Decision coming within the month

"The X Factor" might have finally crowned its first commercially viable winner with Alex and Sierra taking the Season 3 grand prize, but there's still no decision on a potential Season 4 or Simon Cowell's involvement. If it does return, however, it will definitely look different from Seasons 1-3. FOX entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly told reporters at the 2014 Television Critics Association winter press tour that he has not decided whether he'll renew the show for a fourth season. "There is no decision," Reilly says. "The show under-performed this year, Simon himself would admit that. The ratings were not what we hoped." Reilly confirms what Cowell told Zap2it about changes in format, saying, "If the show were to come back, it would not be in the current format we have. ... We'll make that decision over the next month." Regardless of how the show looks, Cowell will still be involved. "He's never going to be... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/the-x-factor-season-4-renewed-or-canceled-decision-coming-by-february.html

The X Factor Loses Out at People’s Choice Awards - What About Demi Lovato?

Last night was not a shining moment for The X Factor. The Fox reality TV show failed to claim a People’s Choice Award while the show’s well-loved judge, Demi Lovato, lost out on one of the evening’s biggest prizes. The blue-haired songstress was nominated in the Favorite Pop Artist category, facing the likes of Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, and Katy Perry. Ultimately the prize went to Britney Spears (her first PCA ever!) and, honestly, losing to such an established diva can’t feel all that... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/sNdDF90ewfk/2014-01-09-peoples-choice-awards-demi-lovato
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