Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears
Justin Timberlake is denying reports that a quip he made during a performance over the weekend was a thinly veiled insult aimed at his ex-girlfriend Britney Spears.
Michelle Obama sure loves Twitter!
The First Lady, who already has the @MichelleObama Twitter account, celebrated her 49th birthday by launching the @FLOTUS account early Thursday. The second tweet from her office was a picture of herself featuring her brand spanking new...
Jason Trawick and Britney Spears
Britney Spears and fiancé Jason Trawick have split, Spears' rep confirmed to People.
"Britney Spears and Jason Trawick have mutually agreed to end their one-year engagement," her rep said. "As two mature adults, they came to the difficult decision to go their separate ways while continuing to remain friends."
Added Spears: "I'll always adore him and we will remain great friends."
Britney Spears has broken her silence on her X Factor exit, describing it as "a very difficult decision."
"I've made the very difficult decision not to return for another season," she said in a statement Friday. "I had an incredible time doing the show and I love the other judges and I am so proud of my teens but it's time for me to get back in the studio. Watching them all do their thing up on that stage every week made me miss performing so much! I can't wait to get back out there and do what I love most."
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...
Call it a tale of two networks. Whereas NBC's chairman dwelled on the network's great past year at the TCA winter previews, Fox's Kevin Reilly was focused on the future. "We here at Fox sort of limped our way in here from 2012," he said. "Nobody's happier than us to turn the page and get onto a fresh year and better things to come."
Reilly said Fox struggled with airing shows consistently because of the usual interruptions (postseason baseball), as well as the presidential debates. But he also acknowledged lower ratings across the board because of the overall "vibrant" ecosystem of television.
"There is more choice, more quality, more breadth of quality," he said. "There are so many access points, so many availabilities. ... That is very good for the overall television business.
With a new year comes a fresh set of challenges for some of TV's biggest names, shows and networks. Here are some developments we'll be watching closely.
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...
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...
Thursday marked the season finale of The X Factor, and the question on everyone's minds at the start of the evening was ... how is this show possibly going to stretch the announcement of who won to a whopping two hours?! With no performances by the contestants that will have any impact whatsoever on the result, and no sing-off, is that even possible? (Spoiler: yes.)
Of course, the other mystery was which of the three finalists — Tate Stevens, Carly Rose Sonenclar or Fifth Harmony — would actually walk away with the grand prize, a $5 million recording contract. But before we get to that, let's address the first query. Here's a breakdown of how exactly the show managed to balloon itself to 120 minutes, when the actual victory reveal took approximately two: