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Fox Cancels The X Factor as Simon Cowell Departs for X Factor U.K.

Simon Cowell

Fox has canceled The X Factor as Simon Cowell has departed for The X Factor U.K., the network announced Friday.

The news comes hours after... read more

Simon Cowell Optimistic About X Factor Season 4, But May Not Return as a Judge

Simon Cowell

Despite this season's low ratings, Simon Cowell is confident that The X Factor will be back for a fourth season. But whether he will return as a judge next year is a whole different story.

"The show will be back next season," Cowell told reporters on a conference call Monday, according to Deadline. "As to my role on it, I might have a... read more

Could Jennifer Love Hewitt Join The X Factor?

Jennifer Love Hewitt

With two empty seats to fill at The X Factor's judges' table, the latest name being bandied about as a possible replacement is Jennifer Love Hewitt, according Us Weekly.

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Demi Lovato Returning to The X Factor

Demi Lovato

There will be at least two familiar faces on the X Factor judges panel when the show returns for a third season. Demi Lovato has signed on for another year with the reality singing competition, Fox announced Thursday.

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The Voice Team on Adding Usher and Shakira: "The Show Is Greater Than Any One Coach"

The Voice

More than its big red chairs or its talented contestants, The Voice has become known for its dynamic team of coaches. So, what happens when you mess with that chemistry? That's the question facing Season 4 of the hit NBC singing competition as it premieres on Monday at 8/7c. Gone are Cee Lo Green's hilarious pet sidekicks (KIT Purrfect) and Christina Aguilera's colorful wardrobe. In their places are R&B hitmaker Usher and international songstress Shakira, who will work alongside — and compete... read more

Britney Spears Quits X Factor to Avoid Being Fired

Britney Spears

Britney Spears will follow L.A. Reid out the door at The X Factor.

Sources confirm to TVGuide.com that Spears has quit the Fox singing competition because... read more

Will Britney Spears Be Back on The X Factor Next Season?

Britney Spears

Will Britney Spears follow L.A. Reid out the door on The X Factor?

Us Weekly reports that the 31-year-old singer is about to get the boot after just one season on... read more

Who Should Replace L.A. Reid? The X Factor Team Weighs In

Rihanna, Fergie

Mariah Carey. Nicki Minaj. Keith Urban. Shakira. Usher. In recent years, the revolving door at the judges' table on reality singing competitions like American Idol and The Voice has seen a lot of action. And The X Factor has been no exception, cleaning house following the first season by handing pink slips to judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger (who, in turn, replaced Cheryl Cole, who was ousted during the auditions) and hiring on Demi Lovato and Britney Spears in Season 2.

Now Simon Cowell and producers must return to the drawing board to find a replacement for L.A. Reid, who announced last week he will not return for the show's third season. So who should replace him? We asked The X Factor's Reid, Cowell and co-host Mario Lopez that very question backstage after Thursday's finale... read more

L.A. Reid Leaving The X Factor, Says He Will "Miss" the Show

L.A. Reid

Another spot is opening up on The X Factor judges table.

After undergoing a major overhaul for the singing competition's current season, L.A. Reid will be exiting the show to devote more time to his day job as chairman of Epic Records, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "I have the utmost respect for.... read more

Why We Love The X Factor's New Rankings of Shame

CeCe Frey

Say what you will about Simon Cowell, but he's brought some intriguing changes -- Yay, Demi! Boo, Khloe! -- to the second season of The X Factor.

The latest update adds a twist to the typical bloated elimination episode by not only revealing which singer got  the boot, but also how the rest of the votes fell. That's right! On last week's results show, for the first time in reality singing competition show history, we found out exactly how well (or poorly) all the contestants fared. And thus was born what we at TVGuide.com like to call the Rankings of Shame.

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