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Queen of Soul expresses interest in joining 'American Idol'updated: Sat Jul 14 2012 21:23:00

"American Idol" lost two stars this week when judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez announced they would not be returning next season, but the hit Fox show could gain itself The Queen.

'American Idol' owners plan Elvis Presley projects, show revampupdated: Thu May 31 2012 16:15:00

The company that owns "American Idol" is restructuring in light of the show's ratings drop and developing projects for its other assets, including the creative exploitation of Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali, the New York Times reports.

Britney Spears makes 'X Factor' debut in Austinupdated: Fri May 25 2012 16:36:00

Britney Spears received the loudest, longest applause at the start of her first taping as a judge on Fox's "The X Factor" on Thursday, but it was fellow newcomer Demi Lovato who appeared ready to steal the spotlight during the second season of the popular talent search show.

TV's top time-period battles this fallupdated: Thu May 17 2012 10:13:00

With the fall TV schedule now complete, we get to step back and take a look at the hellish battleground that broadcast hath wrought.

What 'X Factor' can do for Britney Spearsupdated: Tue May 15 2012 16:16:00

Singing competition shows like "American Idol" and "The Voice" don't only make stars, they rehabilitate them.

Simon Cowell on One Direction's rise to stardomupdated: Mon Apr 09 2012 17:09:00

If you're over the age of 17 and live in America, odds are high that you didn't hear about the British boy band One Direction until some time in the last two months.

When British TV flies across the pondupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 12:58:00

The British invasion continues.

Death Watch 2012: Our fall TV survival predictionsupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 12:21:00

The May upfronts are just around the corner! Death is nigh, my friends!

Where's the originality in reality TV?updated: Thu Mar 15 2012 11:43:00

Whether you're into fashion design, the culinary arts or watching famous pop stars make and break the dreams of hopeful singers, reality programming offers something for everyone.

'American Idol' recap: 13 men and a confused baby's nippleupdated: Wed Feb 29 2012 11:19:00

Welcome to the live shows! We've got an all-new American Idol set featuring a giant spacecraft-y oval that reminds me a little too much of The X Factor, and some wind-machined amber waves of grain behind Ryan to remind us of how easy breezy beautiful representative of America he is. (Noted.)

LeAnn Rimes interested in 'X Factor' judges postupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 16:36:00

The latest name thrown in the ring for an "X Factor" judges spot: Singer LeAnn Rimes.

Fox explains 'X Factor' shakeup, defends 'Idol' ratingsupdated: Tue Feb 07 2012 10:58:00

The changes to Fox's singing competition shows have only just begun.

What shakeup means for 'X Factor'updated: Tue Jan 31 2012 16:14:00

Having watched as countless contestants said their goodbyes on season 1 of "The X Factor," judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones will now do the same, without so much as a highlight reel to play them off.

Rachel Crow: Stop blaming Scherzinger for my 'X Factor' eliminationupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 17:34:00

After her shocking elimination on Thursday's episode of "The X Factor," a heartbroken Rachel Crow began to sob while the crowd booed judge Nicole Scherzinger, whose indecisiveness ultimately led to Crow's axing by viewer vote.

'The X Factor's' shocking eliminationupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 10:35:00

After a huge hot mess of a Thursday results show featuring Mary J. Blige, lots of filler, and all of the remaining cast alternating between screaming and crying onstage at the end of the hour, the act eliminated from the "X Factor" laser field on December 8 was....

'The X Factor' top 5 recap: Shut up and danceupdated: Thu Dec 08 2011 12:31:00

Weird night! The Top 5 were informed 24 hours before Wednesday's performance show that they'd have to sing their Save Me songs instead of the songs they'd been preparing all week for the Pepsi Challenge.

'The X Factor' report card: The Top 10updated: Tue Nov 15 2011 12:38:00

It's taken multiple eliminations, with tears and without. There have been a few quick performances by Willow Smith, Jessie J and Outasight (and next week is Rihanna, which is quite the step up). Server farms have been full of tweets, and there's been endless bickering among the judges. But the big moment's arrived: "The X Factor" has chosen a Top 10.

People.com: Mariah Carey a No-Show on The X Factorupdated: Fri Oct 14 2011 14:49:00

The singer fails to arrive at Simon Cowell's home in France to mentor eight female contestants

People.com: Enrique Iglesias and Pharrell Williams to Guest Judge The X Factorupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 19:29:00

The 32 remaining contestants will face the judges and music's biggest names this week

Who makes the grade on 'X Factor?'updated: Tue Oct 11 2011 13:12:00

How much undiscovered singing talent can America really have left? Enough for Simon Cowell to bring his "American Idol" spinoff "The X Factor", already a hit in Britain, to the States to fill that chilly fall gap in the TV schedule without televised karaoke.

People.com: X Factor Reveals Top 32 Contestantsupdated: Fri Oct 07 2011 16:30:00

Early favorites such as Stacy Francis and Rachel Crow move forward, while eccentric performers like Siameze Floyd were sent packing.

People.com: The X Factor's New Feud: Simon Cowell vs. Nicole Scherzingerupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 17:50:00

The judges spar over contestants and Nicole proves she's got the singing chops to be on the panel

People.com: The X Factor Auditions: Melanie Amaro Gets Standing Ovationupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 14:49:00

"I hoped that we were going to find someone like you," Simon Cowell tells the college freshman Melanie Amaro

'The X Factor' recap: Miami Bleatupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 13:32:00

Oof. The Miami and Dallas audition rounds of "The X Factor" brought us a few solid acts -- and one stunning one -- and an utterly ridiculous amount of screentime dedicated to losers and fools.

People.com: The X Factor vs. American Idol: Which Is Better?updated: Fri Sep 23 2011 10:08:00

Simon's new show didn't grab as many viewers as Ryan and company

People.com: Cheryl Cole vs. Nicole Scherzinger: Who's Better on The X Factor?updated: Thu Sep 22 2011 17:15:00

Scherzinger ended up replacing Cole in May, but both appeared on Wednesday night's premiere

People.com: PEOPLE's TV Critic Assesses The X Factorupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 13:50:00

It was fun, with a few genuinely inspiring moments - and predictable

Simon Cowell wants to take down 'Idol'updated: Wed Sep 21 2011 12:52:00

Simon Cowell talks about the differences between "American Idol" and his new show "The X Factor."

Simon Cowell: 'X Factor' is the biggest moment in my careerupdated: Wed Sep 21 2011 12:52:00

Simon Cowell, gearing up for Wednesday's premiere of "The X Factor" on Fox, told CNN's Piers Morgan, "It is the biggest moment in my career."

People.com: The X Factor Preview: 5 Things to Know About Simon Cowell's New Showupdated: Sat Sep 17 2011 18:50:00

From the talented to the wacky, meet the prospective contestants before the show premieres

People.com: Simon Cowell: I've Always Been Fascinated by Paula Abdulupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 14:49:00

The X Factor judge explains why he wanted to work with his former American Idol colleague again

People.com: Simon Cowell Wants to Be Frozen When He Diesupdated: Thu Aug 25 2011 10:07:00

"Why not have a second crack?" The X Factor boss says of coming back to life in the future

People.com: X Factor: Mariah Carey Will Appear - But Not as a Judgeupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 12:09:00

The songstress will be a "guest" of judge Simon Cowell in several episodes, a source tells PEOPLE

People.com: Simon Cowell: 'We Have to Find a Role' for Mariah Carey on The X Factorupdated: Mon Aug 08 2011 08:49:00

"You can't say no to Mariah," Cowell, a huge fan of Carey's, tells PEOPLE

'Idol' creator Simon Fuller demands payment for 'X-Factor'updated: Wed Jul 20 2011 16:04:00

"American Idol" creator Simon Fuller filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming he should be paid for the U.S. version of "The X Factor."

People.com: Nicole Scherzinger Addresses Engagement Rumorsupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 22:12:00

"Lewis and I are not engaged," the singer posted on Twitter

People.com: Simon Cowell Has 'Horrible Nightmare' He's Nice on The X Factorupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 16:51:00

The judge dreams he's nice to contestants in a new ad for the upcoming singing competition

People.com: Cheryl Cole Out as U.S. X Factor Judgeupdated: Thu May 26 2011 12:30:00

Was Cole, the English singer, songwriter, dancer and model, fired from the show or just homesick?

People.com: Paula Abdul & Simon Cowell Reunite for X Factor - for Realupdated: Mon May 09 2011 16:35:00

"I can't believe I am saying this - I have missed her a lot," Simon says

People.com: Paula Abdul Joining X Factor as Judge: Reportupdated: Mon May 09 2011 09:52:00

The former American Idol judge reportedly will join Cowell, Cheryl Cole and L.A. Reid on the panel

Paula Abdul joins 'X Factor'updated: Mon May 09 2011 05:58:00

Viewers who've missed the love-hate chemistry between Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell that sparked "American Idol" for eight seasons can look forward to the duo's reunion on "The X Factor" this fall.

Simon Cowell regrets Paula leavingupdated: Mon May 09 2011 05:58:00

Simon Cowell says he missed Paula Abdul when she left "American Idol," and comments on the new judges.

People.com: Nicole Scherzinger to Host The X Factor: Sourceupdated: Tue May 03 2011 08:28:00

Simon Cowell has called the singer-actress "gorgeous and ruthlessly ambitious"

People.com: Simon Cowell Wants Paula Abdul to Be a Judge on The X Factorupdated: Mon Apr 25 2011 13:51:00

The American Idol alums will join L.A. Reid and Cheryl Cole on the Fox show, says a report

Cover story: We love our singing competitionsupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 15:25:00

It's an iconic scene from the the 1983 film "Risky Business."

Cowell on 'Idol': 'They've got their energy back'updated: Wed Apr 06 2011 06:28:00

When CNN's Piers Morgan asked Simon Cowell what he thought about this season's "American Idol," Cowell said, "I personally think it is a better show than last year."

Cowell: 'Idol' season better than lastupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 06:28:00

Simon Cowell says this season of "American Idol" is better than last season. The full interview airs 3/14.

People.com: Simon Cowell Wants 'Tension' Between X Factor Judgesupdated: Sun Mar 20 2011 12:48:00

"I think it's important you have different opinions," Cowell tells PEOPLE

People.com: Rebecca Black's Biggest Fan - Simon Cowell!updated: Sat Mar 19 2011 18:28:00

"I want to meet her," the X Factor judge tells PEOPLE

People.com: Simon Cowell Names X Factor Judge: Sourceupdated: Thu Mar 17 2011 16:57:00

Antonio "L.A." Reid will join Cowell on the talent search when it premieres in the fall

People.com: Simon Cowell: Where's My Royal Wedding Invite?updated: Thu Mar 03 2011 18:39:00

The former Idol judge jokes that his invitation must be "lost in the post"

Simon Cowell: Where's my royal wedding invite?updated: Thu Mar 03 2011 08:44:00

He's British. He's famous. But he didn't make the cut.

People.com: Jessica Simpson Is a 'Frontrunner' to Judge The X Factorupdated: Thu Mar 03 2011 07:30:00

The "talented and likable" star may be the right fit, a source tells PEOPLE, but no final decision has been made

'American Idol' voting goes online via Facebookupdated: Thu Feb 24 2011 13:41:00

Facebook users soon could become the power brokers in who becomes the next Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood.

People.com: Ask Simon Cowell a Question!updated: Fri Feb 18 2011 19:29:00

The X Factor is talking to PEOPLE - so tell us what you want to know

People.com: Simon Cowell Not Mad at Jennifer Lopezupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 17:55:00

Reports that the X Factor producer is upset with the Idol judge aren't true

People.com: Simon Cowell Wants You to Audition for The X Factorupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 07:08:00

"Bring it on," the judge says of trying out for his new show. Here's how to sign up

People.com: Simon Cowell Confirms He'll Be a Judge on X Factorupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 10:08:00

He's mum on the other judges, but says the winner of the show will get a $5 million record contract

People.com: PEOPLE TV Critic Picks Best (and Worst!) Super Bowl Adsupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 14:49:00

Volkswagen, Coca-Cola and Simon Cowell make the cut

New 'American Idol' judges to be named todayupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 02:34:00

Fox will reveal Wednesday who will take up the three vacated slots on the judges' panel on "American Idol."

Muslim clerics star on TV reality showupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 22:56:00

It may look like "American Idol" or "The X Factor", but the contestants aren't vying for money or a record deal.

Lee DeWyze wins 'American Idol'updated: Thu May 27 2010 11:56:00

Lee DeWyze, a paint salesman from Chicago, Illinois, was announced the winner of Fox's "American Idol" on Wednesday night, edging out fellow 24-year-old Crystal Bowersox, a mother from Elliston, Ohio, affectionately known as "MamaSox" to her fans.a

'Everybody Hurts'updated: Wed Feb 03 2010 13:03:00

Simon Cowell's Haiti charity single gets its first airing in the United Kingdom featuring singers including Susan Boyle and Leona Lewis.

Simon Cowell ready for 'complete domination of TV'updated: Thu Jan 28 2010 12:41:00

Simon Cowell's departure from "American Idol" is a sign that the British judge is ready to take on the challenge of becoming the world's biggest entertainer, according to a long time friend and former colleague.

Waterman on Cowell's empireupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 12:41:00

Record producer and former British Pop Idol judge, Pete Waterman talks about Simon Cowell's decision to leave the American show.

Cowell replacement could be big music biz nameupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 09:05:00

There's lots of speculation as to who will be replacing Simon Cowell on "American Idol" and who will serve as judges on Cowell's new show "The X Factor."

Cowell to produce charity record for Haitiupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 09:12:00

British television mogul Simon Cowell is producing a record to raise funds for the earthquake recovery effort in Haiti.

Fox, NBC take different tacks in quest for audiencesupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 16:47:00

With shows such as "American Idol" and "Glee," network executives at Fox appear to be tapping into the types of programming that television audiences want.

'Idol' vs 'X Factor': Which Simon show will triumph?updated: Tue Jan 12 2010 14:45:00

News that acerbic British judge Simon Cowell is quitting the hugely popular talent show, "American Idol," has led to intense speculation as to whether the show can survive without him.

Stars react to Simon Cowellupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 14:45:00

Celebs react to the news that Simon Cowell is leaving "American Idol" after this season.

Intriguing people for January 12, 2010updated: Tue Jan 12 2010 09:07:00

Mark McGwire Soon after he raised his right hand and testified before Congress at a hearing on baseball and steroids in 2005, McGwire said, "I'm not here to talk about the past" -- probably his most public and famous denial in a decade of them.

Simon Cowell leaving 'American Idol'updated: Mon Jan 11 2010 18:48:00

Longtime "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell said he'll be leaving the popular Fox talent show at the end of the season, the network announced Monday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California.

The top tech trends of 2009updated: Wed Dec 30 2009 12:35:00

CNN's Errol Barnett points out some of the top tech trends in 2009 and shows us another to perhaps watch for in 2010.

The top tech trends of 2009updated: Wed Dec 30 2009 12:35:00

It's been a remarkable year when it comes to technological breakthroughs and how we consume technology on a daily basis.

Beating Simon Cowell at his own gameupdated: Tue Dec 22 2009 12:13:00

Last week, he was the anonymous leader of the Facebook campaign to oust Simon Cowell's "X Factor" winner Joe McElderry. This week he's probably fielded more calls than his musical nemesis.

Connector of the Day: Jon Morterupdated: Tue Dec 22 2009 12:13:00

Jon Morter explains why he started an internet campaign movement and answers your questions.

Rage against Simon Cowellupdated: Mon Dec 21 2009 11:02:00

ITN's Ben Cohen reports on a grassroots Internet campaign that puts Simon Cowell's "The X-Factor" to shame.

Facebook campaign trumps Cowell songupdated: Mon Dec 21 2009 11:02:00

Rage Against the Machine has claimed the prestigious No. 1 spot on the British singles chart on the last Sunday before Christmas, marking the first time in five years the winner of Simon Cowell's "X-Factor" has not won.

Facebookers rage against Simon Cowell's Christmas juggernautupdated: Sun Dec 20 2009 03:48:00

At least half a million Facebookers are raging against Simon Cowell, trying to keep his British TV talent show "The X-Factor" from claiming the number-one spot on the British singles chart on Christmas Day.

Cowell struggles to fend off uncontrollable Rageupdated: Fri Dec 18 2009 14:26:00

Simon Cowell's stranglehold on the British Christmas record charts looks as though it might be coming to an end.

Simon Cowell closer to inking deal for new reality showupdated: Thu Dec 17 2009 16:22:00

The buzz over Simon Cowell leaving his post at "American Idol" to launch a U.S. version of his British hit music contest "The X Factor" hit a fever pitch this week.

People.com: Simon Cowell and Sting Trade Barbsupdated: Mon Nov 16 2009 15:09:00

The TV judge and the rock star get into a feud over the British version of Idol

'American Idol' could get friendly competition from 'X'updated: Thu Sep 24 2009 11:35:00

In the business of music talent shows, there's always room for one more.

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