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Nicole Scherzinger & Paula Abdul Are Sexy & Sparkly At 'The X Factor' Premiere

Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul attended FOX's "The X Factor" world premiere screening at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood on Wednesday. //www.starpulse.com/news/Noelle_Talmon/2011/09/15/nicole_scherzinger_paula_abdul_are_se

The X Factor USA Sneak Peek: Vocal Groups Vs. Solo Singers

Paula and Nicole dish on the differences between solo singers and group performances. One thing holds true for each: Leave everything you've got out there on that stage. | The X Factor premieres Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 8/7c //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/HgCcit4_jfQ/the-x-factor-usa-sneak-peek-vocal-groups-vs-solo-singers

Paula Abdul reveals secret to acing 'The X Factor'

Sure you need talent and stage presence to win "The X Factor," butPaula Abdul tells Zap2it the sure-fire to succeed on the FOX show."If you want to do really well on 'X Factor,' kiss Simon's a**," Abdul says with a huge grin. "His ego loves that. And the worst thing you can do is kiss Simon's a** because it annoys me seeing him gloat!"Abdul judges the show with her former "American Idol" sparring partner Simon Cowell, record executive L.A. Reid and former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger. The show, which will award the largest prize in TV history -- a $5 million recording contract -- varies from the many other talent shows in hopefuls are auditioned and coached.Singers will audition in front of a huge audience, and from the 70,000 who lined up to take their shot, 32 final acts will be chosen. People will be divided into four groups: males 12 to 30, females same... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/09/paula-abdul-reveals-secret-to-acing-the-x-factor.html

Simon Cowell's X Factor Will Have Drunks in the Audience! Plus: Scherzinger Changes Accents

U.S. audiences are more vocal — and more drunk! — says Simon Cowell. At least, that's been his experience filming the American version of his British hit The X Factor . In his new singing competition, the auditions were all shot before a live studio audience. "When they like someone, they let you know. And they certainly let you know when they disagree with you," Cowell said Tuesday during a conference call with reporters. In fact, rowdy crowds saved more than one contestant from elimination. "We had to — otherwise I may have gotten seriously injured...  //www.tvguide.com/News/Simon-Cowell-XFactor-1037292.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Paula Abdul, Steve Jones Discuss Nicole Scherzinger's 'X Factor' Judging Style (Video)

With the U.S. debut of  Simon Cowell 's  The X Factor  just over a week away, viewers are anxious and excited to see what the new crew has in store for American fans. Rounding out the panel of judges are Cowell,  L.A. Reid, Nicole Scherzinger  and former  American Idol  cohort, Paula Abdul .  The Hollywood Reporter  spoke with host Steve Jones  as well as Abdul to get the dirt on what's to come in the premiere season. "I think all of us stand in our area of what we believe is authentic," Abdul told  THR  of her co-judges. "It's a real good group, to be honest with you. It's a solid group." Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/ES7rzTB9rrM/paula-abdul-steve-jones-discuss-234443

X Factor Extended Sneak Peek! The Good, The Bad, The Pants-less

In the land of reality talent competitions, there's bad...and there's really friggin bad. Sprinkled in: the contestants whose stories and singing make you go through a whole box of tissues. And we can expect X Factor to unleash them all (and Simon) on us come September 21 (8/7c) when the show premieres in the states. Here's a taste! //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/HtdWRP6MxnE/the-x-factor-extended-sneak-peek-the-good-the-bad-the-pantsless

'X Factor': Rihanna to Guest Judge (Report)

The latest  X Factor  rumor is that chart-topper  Rihanna  will guest judge on the show’s inaugural U.S. season.  According to T MZ , the singer enjoyed her U.K.  X Factor  finale performance so much, that she -- and series creator/star  Simon Cowell  -- wants seconds. It helps that Rihanna is also signed to Island Def Jam, the Universal Music Group label that  X Factor  judge L.A. Reid ran from 2004 until March of this year.  Rihanna’s reps won’t confirm a booking, but in speaking with  The Hollywood Reporter  for an August cover story, Cowell emphasized that Reid is "expected to bring in stars." Looking at the executive’s stable of past successes, IDJ artists Mariah Carey  and  Justin Bieber  would likely be on the short list, as would Reid’s Arista signings  Usher ,  Pink  and Avril Lavigne . Reid is currently chairman and CEO of Sony-owned Epic Label Group, which counts  Shakira  and  Sara Bareilles  among its artists. Says Cowell: "L.A. is the most powerful music executive in the world right now. He brings star power with him." Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/5afo0yitCLs/x-factor-rihanna-guest-judge-234122

Anxiety Attack! Simon Cowell’s X Factor Nerves Has Team “Scared For Our Lives”

Uh-oh. Someone hook Simon Cowell up to the Vitamin IV.  As The X Factor's USA premiere draws near  (Sept. 21) it seems that the executive producer-slash-judge is getting a little fussy.He's "very anxious, and he has been short with people," a source close to production tells US Weekly. "This is his baby, and he wants it to be massive." Understandable, considering the series has the most expensive production budget of any reality show ever. (We're talking a $5 million prize, and multi-million... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/UH_ZGYtEgxA/anxiety-attack-simon-cowells-x-factor-nerves-has-team-scared-for-our-lives

Simon Cowell Says Past Threesome 'Was A Lot Of Fun'

Music mogul Simon Cowell revealed on Howard Stern's show that he had a threesome romp. //www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2011/09/08/simon_cowell_says_past_threesome_was_a

'The X Factor' Videos: From Boy Bands to Single Moms, Meet Your Stars-to-Be

The contestants on  The X Factor  are from all walks of life, and it's not just their talent that makes them stand out; it's their stories. FOX has released several previews of the people we'll meet on the show, and they're a varied bunch of captivating individuals who we'd definitely like to see more of. On  The X Factor , talent comes in all shapes and sizes, ages and backgrounds. There are construction workers, hairdressers and even your local fast food server. All of them have dreams, and they're willing to face a panel of judges to make those dreams happen. Read More... //www.buddytv.com/articles/the-x-factor/the-x-factor-videos-from-boy-b-41702.aspx