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 ...
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...
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...
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...
Fred Flinstone, Simon Cowell
Yabba Dabba Do! Fox announced Monday that Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will launch a new version of The Flinstones in 2013.
Fox President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly made the news official during the network's upfront presentation to advertisers, and though MacFarlane was not present, he explained his take on the animated comedy in a pre-taped clip:
Paula Abdul has signed on to join The X Factor judges table, Fox announced Sunday.
The deal reunites the former American Idol judge with Simon Cowell, who will judge and executive-produce X Factor. Abdul, 48, and Cowell, 51, worked together on Idol for eight seasons before Abdul left in 2009. Cowell departed the next year to launch The X Factor in the U.S. after working on the original U.K. version for seven seasons.
Nicole Scherzinger, Steve Jones named X Factor co-hosts
"This show would never have been the same without Paula and I can't believe I am...
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...
Wendy Williams and Tony Dovolani
Get ready for a major format tweak: Dancing With the Stars is planning a Classical Theme Week in early April. "It's quite ballsy to do two hours of classical music in primetime," says executive producer Conrad Green, who is looking for ways to keep the competition fresh in its twelfth season.
The classical twist will be a big change. For that one week, the two spiral ballroom staircases will disappear, making room for a 38-piece orchestra playing selections along the lines of "Beethoven's 5th." "We're rebuilding the whole upstage area to accommodate all those musicians," says Green.
Island Def Jam chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid will join Simon Cowell at the judges table on The X Factor, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Simon Cowell on X Factor Judges: Paula Abdul maybe, Elton John no
Sources tell the trade that Reid, whose contract with Universal Music is up in December, will leave early to join the Fox singing competition set to debut in September.
Paula Abdul, Mariah Carey, Nicole Scherzinger and George Michael are also rumored to be in contention to round out the four-person judges' table.