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X Factor's Rachel Crow Still Has to Do All of Her Old Chores (VIDEO)

Despite, ya know, being an international singing sensation on The X Factor USA and starring in a new Nickelodeon show, Rachel Crow says her mom still makes her clean her room.
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'X Factor': Rihanna in discussions about judging, Britney Spears talks 'pretty much dead'

The rumor mill has been oddly quiet recently as it relates to "The X Factor." Well this ought to get things going again. Rihanna is apparently the next pop star being considered for the judges' table.HollywoodLife.com is reporting that the "Umbrella" singer has started negotiations to fill one of the two vacant seats between Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid. RiRi was a guest mentor on the singing competition during Season 1 and certainly has the industry credibility and appeal that producers are looking for.In equally interesting news, the site is saying that negotiations with Britney Spears are "pretty much dead," according to a source. Brit had been holding out for a bigger pay day than the $10 million they reportedly offered her. The other sticking point is producers were apparently looking for a two-year commitment while Spears was reportedly looking for an out after one year.If Spears is, in fact, gone from the process, she... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/03/x-factor-rihanna-in-discussions-about-judging-britney-spears-talks-pretty-much-dead.html

'X Factor': Simon Cowell says current focus is on the judges, teases new feature for next season

Simon Cowell has laid out a little more of his game plan as it relates to staffing "The X Factor." And it looks like it's all about the judges for now.In an interview with "Access Hollywood Live" Cowell explains, "I think in terms of order, we've got to land the judges, and then, I think you've gotta work out the hosts, based on who the judges are gonna be to make sure you get the right chemistry."Cowell adds that there's going to be a new feature to the show for next season, but he's being predictably coy as to what it is. "There's a new component to the show which is exciting and I'm not going to talk about it yet 'cause I don't want to tell the others what I'm doing," he says.As for rumors that George Clooney's girlfriend Stacy Keibler is in the running for one of the hosting spots, Cowell dismissed it... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/03/x-factor-simon-cowell-says-current-focus-is-on-the-judges-teases-new-feature-for-next-season.html

'X Factor': Fergie drops out of judges derby

Another one bites the dust. Pop star Fergie is officially out of the running to be a judge on "The X Factor." The Black Eyed Peas singer had been rumored to be a possible replacement for the recently ousted Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. But she tells "Extra" that she's not interested in working for the singing competition."I mean, I love Simon [Cowell] and I love the show. It's just that last year, nor this year, do I have the time to commit to that sort of commitment because I would be somebody who would really throw myself into it, as I do with all my projects," she says. "It's just not fair to the contestants and their careers."The singer adds that she was approached by the show as early as last season."I know there were talks last season and this season," she says. "Timing is everything and it's not the right time for me."So... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/03/x-factor-fergie-drops-out-of-judges-derby.html

'X Factor': Fergie interested in judging position

Another day, another "X Factor" judge possibility. The latest pop singer to emerge as a potential candidate for the seats vacated by Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger is Fergie.Life & Style magazine is reporting that the Black Eyed Peas singer has spoken with the singing competition about one of the openings. And it looks like she's eager to do it."There have been some conversations," a source tells the publication. "It's in the early stages, but Fergie's the one who approached the producers about joining the panel."Fergie is just the latest in a seemingly never-ending list of potential candidates. Other singers rumored to be in the running include Britney Spears, LeAnn Rimes and Avril Lavigne.So Zappers, how do you think she'd do on the panel?... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/03/x-factor-fergie-interested-in-judging-position.html

Rachel Crow: The X Factor Was "The Best Thing That's Ever Happened to Me" (VIDEO)

Rachel Crow's elimination shocked us all, but the pint-sized starlet is bouncing back — big time! Check out this latest interview with Rachel, in which she discusses the aftermath of her elimination and the big things she's up to now.  //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/aHP26qDUWSM/rachel-crow-the-x-factor-was-the-best-thing-thats-ever-happened-to-me-video

'X Factor': LeAnn Rimes confirmed to be in the hunt for judges' table

There's been a lot of rumor and conjecture about who are possibilities to replace Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger as judges on "The X Factor." Well, we finally have confirmation that at least one of these stories is true. In an interview with "Extra," Eddie Cibrian admitted that his wife, singer LeAnn Rimes, has been meeting with show producers about the open position. "They've been talking," Cibrian says. "I have no idea what's going on with that. I think they've been talking to a lot of people."He adds he thinks his wife would be particularly adept at the job, specifically the mentoring process."I think she would be unbelievable on a show like that...As a mentor, which is key for that show 'The X Factor,' I think she has a lot of great input and actually could an help these people out...Plus, she can sing," Cibrian says.It was reported that on March 7 that Rimes... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/03/x-factor-leann-rimes-confirmed-to-be-in-the-hunt-for-judges-table.html

'X Factor': Stacy Keibler, George Clooney's girlfriend, in talks with show

While her boyfriend George Clooney is off getting arrested and fighting for human rights in Sudan, Stacy Keibler could soon be making news of her own. She might be joining "The X Factor."The NY Post is reporting that the model/actress/wrestler is talking with the singing competition to fill one of their many vacancies. The show is looking to add four people - two female judges, a male host and a female host before Season 2 rolls around.A source tells the publication, "Stacy Keibler is...in talks to join the show, but her lack of experience in the music business may make her more appropriate as a host. She looks fantastic and has bags of charisma."Keibler is no stranger to competition shows. She came in third during the second season of "Dancing with the Stars," and Keibler later provided guest commentary to the show as well.The program reportedly offered one of the hosting positions to Darren Criss... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/03/x-factor-stacy-keibler-george-clooneys-girlfriend-in-talks-with-show.html

'X Factor': Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan interested in judging seat

If Simon Cowell is really looking to shake things up as he replaces Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger on "The X Factor," a new possibility has emerged.Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan is throwing his hat into the ring. He expressed his interest in joining the singing competition following an appearance at SXSW.When asked by Spinner.com whether he'd be open to the judging position, he says, "I'd love it." Corgan then goes on to offer a backhanded compliment to the show and "American Idol.""I don't have a problem with 'Idol' or 'X Factor,' I have a problem with when those things are not given the proper contextual hue...If there's an 'American Idol' there should be a proper alternative counterbalance -- if there was hair metal, there was grunge," Corgan says.Despite his interest and music industry credentials, it's unlikely that Corgan will get the offer. Cowell has previously stated it's "100 percent" certain that he's looking... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/03/x-factor-smashing-pumpkins-billy-corgan-interested-in-judging-seat.html

'X Factor': 'Glee's' Darren Criss offered hosting gig

Amidst all the questions about who will replace Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger on "The X Factor," little consideration has been paid to who will take over the hosting duties. Well one name you can cross off your list is "Glee" star Darren Criss.E! Online is reporting that Criss had been approached by the singing competition to take over for the fired Steve Jones. But Criss, who is busy with the TV show in addition to working on Broadway in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" as well as a film project, turned down the hosting gig.The publication cites a source as saying, "They were after him...but there's no way he could have done it with everything he has going on."No one has commented publicly on the matter.EP Simon Cowell has previously stated that he is looking for one male and one female to co-host the show as it heads in to its... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/03/x-factor-glees-darren-criss-offered-hosting-gig.html