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FOX: Simon Fuller's Demand of Credit for 'X Factor (US)' Is Without Merit

A lawyer for the 'American Idol' creator has since fired back at the network, saying 'FOX is contractually obligated to approve Fuller as executive producer and compensate him accordingly.' http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00042242.html

Simon Fuller Sues Fox Over 'X Factor'

In a move escalating a long-standing rivalry between Simon Cowell and Simon Fuller, two of the most powerful television producers in England — and former partners in the success of "American Idol" — Mr. Fuller filed suit Wednesday in California against the Fox Broadcasting Company over the coming "Idol"-like singing competition show, "The X Factor." The suit was filed in Superior Court in California, according to a statement from Mr. Fuller’s office. Executives at Fox said that they had not received the suit as of midday Wednesday and declined to comment until they did. Mr. Fuller’s suit, which was attached to the statement, charges Fox with reneging on a deal that would have granted him an executive producer credit (and the fees that come with that credit) on "The X Factor," which is set to premiere in Fox this fall. Read More... http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/20/simon-fuller-sues-fox-over-x-factor/

'The X Factor': Are you intrigued or fatigued?

Simon Cowell’s  The X Factor  got its  "world premiere sneak peek preview"  just before last night’s MLB all-star game. So I guess this thing is really happening! Still hard to believe, considering the glut of singing reality competitions on network TV  and the fact that it’s July and since when is Simon Cowell anywhere near TV in JULY? Watch the preview below. Try not to get lost in the pink cable-knit cloud of Simon’s faux-fluffy new image! Read More... http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/07/13/x-factor-promo-intrigued/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+entertainmentweekly%2Flatest+%28Entertainment+Weekly%3A++Today%27s+Latest%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

'The X Factor' sneak peek: 'American Idol' gets roasted

During the 2011 All-Star Game on FOX, Simon Cowell's new reality singing competition "The X Factor" aired its first sneak peek look. The clip shows a young girl named Lillianne entering into an audition room that could've been an "Idol" audition room.Lillianne busts out a terrible version of "Tomorrow" in front of the four judges, Cowell, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and L.A. Reid. Afterwards, the judges praise her spirit, Paula kisses Simon on the cheek and then he glad-hands a press line, saying, "My attitude this year? Helping others make a better tomorrow."And more singers bust out "Tomorrow" as Simon ... wakes up from this horrible nightmare, then drives a sportscar, picks up the other judges departing a plane and they all strut in slow motion, plus clips of the auditions as the electric guitar of "Live and Let Die" wails.What do you think, "X Factor" fans? Excited? Also - did you like the thinly-veiled... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/07/the-x-factor-sneak-peek-american-idol-gets-roasted.html

'The X Factor': Simon Cowell Produced, Will Star in Three-Minute World Premiere Clip to Air During All-Star Game (Exclusive)

Fox Sports originally had two plans to integrate  Simon Cowell’s upcoming singing competition series  The X Factor  during next week’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game, including a half-hour national preview and a three-minute movie trailer promo. "We wanted to create a national lead-in to the All-Star Game," Fox Sports president  Eric Shanks  tells  The Hollywood Reporter. However, since production is still under way on the fall series, Fox will broadcast a three-minute world premiere promo that was produced by Cowell and filmed over two days in Miami and Los Angeles. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/jkYUORb7FKg/x-factor-simon-cowell-produced-208458

Five Things You Need to Know About the U.S. Version of The X Factor

At last! Simon Cowell's The X Factor has finally arrived stateside, and Wetpaint has the inside scoop on the U.S. version of the global phenomenon. Don't miss the two-hour premiere Wednesday, September 21, on Fox! http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/mE3lV4fSHBY/five-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-us-version-of-the-x-factor

'The X Factor' wants Mariah Carey on the show full-time

Mariah Carey's as-yet-unspecified role on the American version of "The X Factor" is perhaps turning into an even bigger (but still unspecified) part.Back in April, "X Factor" creator/judge Simon Cowell said that Carey would be "involved in some form" with the talent competition, which premieres Sept. 21 on FOX. He said at the time that Carey had an idea to "judge the judges," whatever that means.Just what Carey will do on the show is still up in the air, but it sounds like her presence is a little more of a sure thing now. "Mariah and Simon are great friends, and now [that] she has had her babies, it's very possible that she will be involved [in] some way in the later stages of the show," an "X Factor" source tells EW. "She has always said she wanted to work with the show."EW also says that Carey may serve as a mentor to the contestants.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/07/the-x-factor-wants-mariah-carey-on-the-show-full-time.html

'Bones' gets a late start and other FOX fall premiere dates

FOX's fall premiere dates will be spread out over most of the fall, with "The X Factor" and the World Series conspiring to keep "Bones" off the air until November.The network's rollout to the 2011-12 season will also include a two-hour premiere for "Terra Nova" on Sept. 26, the new comedy "New Girl" sandwiched between "Glee" and "Raising Hope" on Sept. 20 and "Fringe" returning to Fridays starting Sept. 23."The X Factor" will kick off with a pair of two-hour episodes on Wednesday, Sept. 21, and Thursday, Sept. 22. Two-hour shows will continue through October (along with pre-emptions for the baseball playoffs and World Series), and "Bones" will have its premiere on Thursday, Nov. 3.That's not the latest premiere on the schedule, though: The comedy "I Hate My Teenage Daughter" won't debut until the day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, Nov. 23, following a 90-minute "X Factor."Here's FOX's full premiere schedule (new shows in bold):Saturday, Sept. 108... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/06/bones-gets-a-late-start-and-other-fox-fall-premiere-dates.html

'X Factor' Drama: Cheryl Cole Breaks Silence

In a blog post Sunday, the pop singer writes that she has had "the weirdest past few weeks." Former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole has finally broken her silence following her dismissal from the U.S. version of Simon Cowell's singing competition. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/QJpPGshoGIA/x-factor-drama-cheryl-cole-203179

The X Factor: Miami Auditions Showcase Judges' Personalities

The X Factor judges held auditions in Miami on June 14, and already the quartet of Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Antonio "L.A." Reid and Nicole Scherzinger seems to be working like a well-oiled machine. Abdul says Cowell has mellowed a bit on the new show. "He's gotten softer, but don't tell him I said that," she told TV Guide Magazine . (In fact, when the judges introduced themselves at the beginning of the auditions, Abdul sat on Cowell's lap and said, "I'm in love with Simon.")  http://www.tvguide.com/News/XFactor-Miami-Auditions-1034255.aspx?rss=breakingnews
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