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Is Nicole Scherzinger Leaving The X Factor U.K.?

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Less than a week after Simon Cowell announced his return to the U.K. version of The X Factor, Nicole Scherzinger has reportedly quit, according to The U.K. newspaper The Sun.

Fox cancels The X Factor as Simon Cowell departs for X Factor U.K.

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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.

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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

Fired X Factor Judge Cheryl Cole Wins Payout From Producers

Cheryl Cole

Former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole has won an undisclosed sum from the producers of the show's U.S. edition after she was fired early in the first season, the BBC reports.

Cole, 30, was reportedly axed during the singing competition's... 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

Former X Factor Judge Cheryl Cole Sues for $2.3 Million

Cheryl Cole

Former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole filed a lawsuit against the production company behind the Fox reality singing competition, claiming they owe her at least $2.3 million after being unceremoniously let go during the first season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Shakeup at The X Factor! Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger Out — Is Paula Abdul Next?

Nicole Scherzinger, Steve Jones, Paula Abdul

Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger are leaving The X Factor after one season, and Paula Abdul may not be far behind them.

Jones, 34, tweeted Monday afternoon that he would not be returning to the show. Hours later, Fox confirmed to TVGuide.com that Scherzinger would also be exiting. And still later that night, Deadline reported that Abdul had also been cut. Fox did not respond to an e-mail asking about Abdul's status.

Deadline cited series insiders who said that... read more

Is Steve Jones Getting the Boot From The X Factor?

Steve Jones

The X Factor's Steve Jones could be going the way of Brian Dunkelman. read more

Are Nicole Scherzinger and Kelly Rowland Swapping X Factor Jobs?

Nicole Scherzinger, Kelly Rowland

Is a trans-Atlantic X Factor switch in the works?

According to the U.K.'s Now Magazine, Simon Cowell is considering swapping U.S. judge Nicole Scherzinger for U.K. judge Kelly Rowland next season.

"Simon thinks [Rowland] will be ...
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Simon Cowell's The X Factor Finally Premieres: Let's Review It Together!

Simon Cowell

Over the past year, you've heard plenty of hype from Simon Cowell about his new singing competition, The X Factor: It's huge! Auditions are held in packed arenas! It's got really young and really old contestants! Groups are allowed! New judge Nicole Scherzinger will out-cry and out-crazy Paula Abdul! L.A. Reid will finally give Simon a worthy opponent! And did he mention it's huge? For all these reasons, we should probably brace ourselves for it to blow American Idol and The Voice right out of prime time's talent show-infested waters, right?

5 ways Simon Cowell plans to crush Idol with The X Factor: Mo' money, crazy Nicole ...

Well, now that you've tuned in to Wednesday's premiere to see the goods firsthand, let's discuss. We want to hear your opinions on the night's standouts, good and bad, starting with:

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