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The X Factor Episode Recap: It's Mansion Time!

Simon Cowell

We're down to only 32 acts, divided into four groups. You know this by now (because they mention it every episode!), but in case you've contracted temporary amnesia, the groups are: boys, girls, old folks and groups.

Paula's "groups" will meet at her mansion in Santa Barbara, the boys head to LA's mansion in the Hamptons, the oldies find themselves at Nicole's Malibu mansion, and Simon's girls? Oh, they're just headed to Paris. Because Simon's in charge, and he can do things like that.

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Simon Cowell: I Take "Full Responsibility" for Cheryl Cole's X Factor Exits

Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole

Simon Cowell says he tried to keep Cheryl Cole on both versions of The X Factor and that he takes "full responsibility" for the drama surrounding her exits from the shows.

Denying reports that Cole was axed because of her thick Newcastle, England, accent, and that she didn't jibe with Paula Abdul on the judges' panel, Cowell said he thought Cole would be happier back home in England on the original X Factor.

The X Factor: Cheryl Cole out, Nicole Scherzinger in

"She was good on the American show. I personally thought she was missing her family and friends. She just looked a little bit, I wouldn't say uncomfortable, but just not ...
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The X Factor: Cheryl Cole Out, Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger In

Cheryl Cole

She's out. She in. She's out again. A day after reporting that Cheryl Cole was being offered the possibility of again being a judge for the U.S. version of The X Factor, Fox and FremantleMedia released a statement Monday saying Nicole Scherzinger will replace Cole at the judges table.

"Nicole will join... read more

Report: Cheryl Cole Offered Chance to Return to U.S. X Factor

Cheryl Cole

Less than two weeks after losing her gig at the U.S. X Factor judges table, Cheryl Cole has received an offer to return, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It is unclear whether Cole, 27, has accepted the offer; if she does, she will likely return to the United States when auditions for the Fox singing competition resume... read more

Is Nicole Scherzinger Replacing Cheryl Cole as an X Factor Judge?

Cheryl Cole and Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger will replace Cheryl Cole as a judge on The X Factor, TMZ.com reports.

Less than three weeks after going into production on Simon Cowell's reality singing competition, Scherzinger is set to relocate to the judges' table alongside Cowell, Paula Abdul and L.A. Reid. The Pussycat Dolls star was originally tapped to co-host with British TV personality Steve Jones. There's no indication whether... read more

Report: Steve Jones, Nicole Scherzinger Named X-Factor Co-Hosts

Nicole Scherzinger, Steve Jones

Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger have reportedly signed on to host Simon Cowell's The X-Factor, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Cheryl Cole named a judge on X Factor

The official announcement for Scherzinger, the former Pussycat Dolls lead singer who also appeared on... read more

Cheryl Cole Named a Judge on X Factor

Cheryl Cole

British pop singer Cheryl Cole will be an X Factor judge, joining Antonio "L.A." Reid and Simon Cowell, Fox announced Thursday.

"I'm thrilled for Cheryl. She is massively excited about this show, and has been fantastic to work with," Cowell said. "She is also a complete brat! Most importantly, this girl can spot talent."

Report: High School Musical's Corbin Bleu in talks to co-host X Factor

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Simon Cowell's X Factor Will Have Two Hosts

Simon Cowell

Paging Brian Dunkelman?

In a move to stand out from competitor American Idol, The X Factor will have two hosts when it premieres this fall on Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Our job is to make sure the two shows are as ... read more

Report: British Singer Cheryl Cole Joining X Factor

Cheryl Cole

Did L.A. Reid accidentally reveal that Cheryl Cole is joining The X Factor?

During a recent interview, Reid mentioned the pop singer's name while referring to the other members of the judging panel on Fox's new reality singing show, Entertainment Weekly reports.

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Simon Cowell Thinks Rebecca Black's "Friday" Is "Brilliant"

Simon Cowell

Rebecca Black doesn't have to worry about any cyberbullying from Simon Cowell.

The X Factor creator counts himself as a fan of the 13-year-old YouTube sensation who's been drawing criticism for the viral hit "Friday," according to EW.

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