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...
Kelly Rowland is getting ready to walk down the aisle.
The singer and X Factor judge is engaged to marry her manager, Tim Witherspoon, Us Weekly reports.
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Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio
We miss Brit face.
The X Factor premiered its third season Wednesday night with two new faces at the judges' table: former Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland and Latin superstar Paulina Rubio. How do they mesh ...?
Demi Lovato, Paulina Rubio, Kelly Rowland, Mario Lopez and Simon Cowell
When The X Factor first came to the U.S., the initial reaction was, "Why?" Unfortunately, three years later, the question remains the same.
Simon Cowell sits on a balcony overlooking the pool at the Beverly Hilton hotel and lights another cigarette. It's a tumultuous time for the fiery Brit, whose baby-daddy drama is dominating tabloid headlines just a month before The X Factor is set to premiere its do-or-die third season in the United States. But Cowell has rarely appeared more at ease. "I think you're really going to like it more this year," he says of his singing competition.
After last season's addition of judge Britney Spears proved to be a multimillion-dollar dud and original panelist L.A. Reid jumped ship (Demi Lovato is the only holdover from Season 2), Cowell again restructured the panel, this time focusing on experience and chemistry. Enter Kelly Rowland, a former member of Destiny's Child who worked on the U.K. version of The X Factor in 2011, and Paulina Rubio, a Latina superstar whose previous gigs include coaching the Mexican edition of The Voice. Mario Lopez will take on full hosting duties, after sharing last season with Khloe Kardashian.
The format itself is also undergoing some tweaks. Here, Cowell and his team discuss the show's new direction.
Demi Lovato, Paulina Rubio, Kelly Rowland, Simon Cowell
Just call them Simon's Angels.
At the Television Critics Association fall previews Thursday for Fox's The X Factor, Simon Cowell basked in the glory of the revamped judging panel that surrounds him with three strong women: returning judge Demi Lovato and recent additions Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio. "It's a girl's world in the music business ... we thought the panel should reflect it," he said.
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Is the music about to stop for Glee?
Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly told reporters at the Television Critics Association fall TV previews Thursday that the series could very likely end following its already ordered sixth season. (Season 5 premieres on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 9/8c on Fox.)
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"I would not anticipate it goes on," Reilly said. "Never say never, but there's two very clear arcs to get to there and conclude. If we discover a new crop of kids and there's some breakout, who knows? But right now, it's being treated as [ending after] two seasons."
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Kelly Rowland, Demi Lovato, Paulina Rubio and Simon Cowell
The X Factor is hoping the third time's the charm when the Fox reality competition series returns this fall with new faces Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio joining Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato on the judges' panel. The infectious chemistry between the four was immediately apparent during Thursday's auditions in Los Angeles with Lovato and Rubio dancing together before the taping, Rowland storming the stage to teach a rapping grandmother how to "twerk," and all three women ganging up on Cowell when they didn't agree with his snarky comments. "They are little devils," Cowell told reporters with a grin. "I love difficult girls and I've met my match. I respect them and you see and hear things in a different way than you have before. It's just a very different experience."
It's a welcome change of pace after last year's arguably lifeless dais..