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Cheryl Cole Loses Seat on 'X Factor' U.K. Judging Panel

by Catherine Lawson, posted May 31st 2011 5:30AM
Cheryl ColeThe news just keeps on getting worse for Cheryl Cole. After being summarily axed from the U.S. version of 'The X Factor' mid-auditions, it's now reported that she's also been dropped from the U.K. version.

'The X Factor' U.K. producers announced the new judging lineup Monday night: Take That frontman Gary Barlow, former Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland, lead singer of N-Dubz Tulisa Contostavlos, and surviving original judge, boyband impresario Louis Walsh.

Cole was a judge on 'The X Factor' U.K. before heading stateside, and British newspapers are reporting that she had been offered her old job back as an olive branch. However, after she and her manager, Black Eyed Pea will.i.am, reportedly refused to take phone calls from TV executives to discuss the option, the offer was withdrawn Sunday night.

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Nicole Scherzinger to Host 'The X Factor'

by PopEater Staff, posted May 3rd 2011 7:20AM
Nicole ScherzingerEver since Simon Cowell announced that he was bringing 'The X Factor' stateside the rumor mill's been working overtime. And now it's been reported that Pussycat Doll star Nicole Scherzinger will soon be announced as the host of the new show.

According to PEOPLE, Scherzinger will join judges Antonio "L.A." Reid and Cowell himself on the U.S. version of the hit U.K. show, with the third judging slot yet to be filled.

Cowell appeared on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS FM radio show in March and dished about Scherzinger, saying, "I absolutely adore her. She's gorgeous and ruthlessly ambitious."

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Want to smell like Simon Cowell?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Oct 7th 2009 11:02AM
Simon CowellIf you've ever wanted to smell exactly like America's most hated man (please get some kind of psychiatric help immediately), now's your chance.

Simon Cowell
, the American Idol and X-Factor judge, will have his own brand of cologne along with the rest of the X-Factor judges, Louis Walsh, Dannii Minogue and Cheryl Cole.

A specific release date hasn't been picked, although it's said they will hit the stores by Christmas. It also looks as though they will only be released in the United Kingdom. And America wept.

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Simon Cowell may bring The X-Factor to FOX after all

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 24th 2009 5:26PM
Simon CowellSimon Cowell's The X-Factor has been a huge in the UK for several years now; that's where we got Leona Lewis. Due to his contract with American Idol, he hasn't been able to bring it to the US. FOX feared the increased competition from a similar singing competition might hurt their juggernaut.

Now that Cowell is in the final year of his current contract, open negotiations to keep him on Idol are including talks of bringing The X-Factor to FOX. If So You Think You Can Dance continues to underperform in the fall, The X-Factor might be a logical replacement, pushing SYTYCD back to the summer.

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Will Randy Jackson join X Factor?

by Liz Finn-Arnold, posted Mar 26th 2007 3:11PM
Randy JacksonIt looks like Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell could be spending even more time together once American Idol wraps in May. According to reports, Randy is in talks to join Simon and Sharon Osbourne as a celebrity judge on the British TV talent show The X Factor. Randy would replace former panel member, Louis Walsh.

Randy thinks it would be a "fantastic opportunity" and says "I would love to do it. I can't wait to come to London . . . I love working with Simon. We're great friends."

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