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'The X Factor': PTC filing FCC complaint over dropped pants

Paula Abdul wasn't the only one offended when a contestant dropped his pants during the premiere episode of Simon Cowell's new talent competition show, "The X Factor." The Parents Television Council is filing a complaint with the FCC even though no actual nudity aired during the episode, reports The Wrap.Geo Godley, who appeared on the show's Seattle auditions, dropped his pants at the end of his performance -- causing a shocked Paula Abdul to flee the judges' table. But viewers at home saw a giant "X" over Godley's genitals."While a digitally imposed 'X' partially covered Mr. Godley's genitals, the scene lingered on his nudity while editing in the shocked responses of the judges and other members of the audience," the PTC complaint reads. "Families were led to believe 'The X Factor' would be family-friendly programming and instead were assaulted by graphic nudity. In fact, judge Paula Abdul walked out during the performance, apparently becoming physically... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/09/the-x-factor-ptc-filing-fcc-complaint-over-dropped-pants.html

'The X Factor's' L.A. Reid: 'I'm Not Harsher Than Simon Cowell'

Think of popular music from the last decade, and executive  L.A. Reid  is owed more than a little credit. The man who discovered and nurtured  Usher , Pink , TLC, Outkast and  Justin Bieber has played a vital role in shaping the soundtrack to our lives, as a producer, songwriter, A&R man and executive. Now, the multihyphenate can add  X Factor  judge to his already impressive resume, and with the show's premiere, he might want to embrace his new reputation as a no-nonsense talent assessor who could give  Simon Cowell a run for his money. Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/mVV8MPPQCwA/x-factors-simon-cowell-la-reid-239396

Rugby Coach Puts a New Spin on a Classic Song on 'The X Factor' (VIDEO)

While Simon Cowell is surely disappointed with 'The X Factor' (Thu., 8PM ET on FOX) not coming out and dominating the night the way 'American Idol' does every year, it was still a solid premiere for the network, and there's always room to grow. He's going to do that by showing us amazing singers and amazing stories, like rugby coach and player Caitlin Koch in this second episode. She put a new twist on 'Stop! In the Name of Love' and captures the spirit of what the show could be. But it spent so long early in the episode getting us to those types of performances that give us goosebumps, that Cowell's going to lose what audience he did muster up for the premiere. He needs to sprinkle brilliance throughout these early episodes, or we're going to wonder if they just didn't find that much talent on the road. //www.aoltv.com/2011/09/23/rugby-coach-new-spin-classic-song-the-x-factor-video/

X Factor Premiere: No Match for American Idol in Ratings!

All of those Simon Cowell boasts about X Factor being bigger than American Idol fell majorly flat last night. The former American Idol judge’s new project just isn’t hitting its notes; X Factor premiered to 12.5 million viewers. This doesn’t come close to being "bigger" than Idol — the Season 10 opener clocked in at 26.2 million viewers. And boy, did he have high hopes for the premiere: Simon told The Hollywood Reporter that anything less than 20 million viewers... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/mdzm8FefHDQ/x-factor-premiere-no-match-for-american-idol-in-ratings

'X Factor': Watch Stacy Francis and Chris Rene's Performances (Video)

Stacy Francis is a 42-year-old mother of two who sneaks into the bathroom to sing at night when her little ones are in bed. She's been living in Los Angeles for the last decade, trying to catch her big break, and worrying about how to pay for her son's education. She was ready to give up, she said, believing her ex when he told her she was too old for stardom. Chris Rene is a 28-year-old trash hauler and dad who's a recovering drug addict -- just 70 days sober -- with dreams of music industry stardom. //www.thewrap.com/column-post/x-factor-single-mom-stacy-francis-wows-judges-audience-series-premiere-video-31209

'The X Factor' premiere: Chris Rene, Rachel Crow and more wow on first night

Some "American Idol"-esque music welcomes us to "The X Factor," though the graphics would belie aliens are invading the Earth. The judges arrive at the first location and the audience goes predictably nuts. Los AngelesThe first person we see is 13-year-old Rachel Crow. Well, seeing as how she's first and really young, I'm expecting big things. She hilariously talks about how her family has no money, which isn't funny but she's funny. She sings "Mercy" and even though her dance moves are super dorky, her voice is pretty great. It's not seasoned, but for a 13-year-old girl it's spectacular and the seasoning will come. Obviously she is through - Simon says she's the reason they were right to take the age limit down.Check out Rachel's performance here.Rachel kicks off a montage of successful auditions - a very handsome buff man named Terrell Carter, 14-year-old Ellona Santiago, Bieber-esque 14-year-old John Lindahl and a bunch of others... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/09/the-x-factor-premiere-chris-rene-rachel-crow-and-more-wow-on-first-night.html

'X Factor': Did The Anser's 'Rolling in the Deep' have you swooning?

"The X Factor" brought out its first boy band audition with The Anser, three men between the ages of 20 and 27 who took on Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" with a very interesting arrangement and some harmonies.The judges were complimentary and the ladies in the audience were in prime panty-throwing mode, so the boys were through with flying colors. We weren't going totally nuts - their harmonies need a little bit of work.But the hipster soloist was good and they definitely deserved to advance. What did you think, "X Factor" fans? Are they "The Answer"?... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/09/x-factor-did-the-answers-rolling-in-the-deep-have-you-swooning.html

'X Factor': Did Stacy Francis move you with her music?

We'll be honest on this one - we weren't as amazed by Stacy Francis as the "X Factor" judges panel was. We were pretty shocked Simon Cowell gave her a standing ovation, frankly.Not that she wasn't good and didn't deserve to advance - she was and she did. But we weren't going total bonkers at home over her "Natural Woman" rendition. She's no Kelly Clarkson and the judges were acting like it was the second coming of K-Clark.What did you think, "X Factor" fans? Was Stacy Francis your favorite of the night? Are we crazy not to be totally head-over-heels for her right off the bat?... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/09/x-factor-did-stacy-francis-move-you-with-her-music.html

'X Factor': Rachel Crow is the reason the age limit was lowered

"The X Factor" started off with a bang as they showcased 13-year-old Rachel Crow from the Los Angeles auditions on Duffy's "Mercy." The vocals were very good, especially considering how young she is. She also has a great personality, as she hilariously told the judges she wants to win because her family has no money.The judges were suitably wowed. Simon Cowell told her she's the reason they lowered the age limit to 12 years of age and she obviously went through with four yes votes. How do you think she did? She definitely needs some seasoning in terms of her vocals and her stage presence, but again - she's 13 years old. So, well done Rachel Crow.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/09/x-factor-rachel-crow-is-the-reason-the-age-limit-was-lowered.html

Simon Cowell Talks 'X Factor' Expectations and What the Show Is Searching For (VIDEO)

On the eve of Wednesday night's 'The X Factor' premiere, Matt Lauer traveled to Simon Cowell 's L.A. mansion for a fireside 'Today' (7AM ET on NBC) chat. The two talked about Cowell's expectations for the new show, critics who are rooting for Cowell to fail, and what defines that elusive x-factor the show is looking to find. "You'll see the most ginarmous fireworks display in Los Angeles if this show bombed," Cowell said, pointing out at the city. But Cowell may be his own harshest critic: he told Lauer that if the show doesn't draw in 20 million viewers, a number that would put it on par with 'Idol,' he'd consider it a flop. //www.aoltv.com/2011/09/21/simon-cowell-the-x-factor-video/