The X Factor

2011, TV Show

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Demi Lovato Confirms X Factor Departure; Simon Cowell Hints at "Larger Than Life" Replacement

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato is exiting Fox's The X Factor. After spending two seasons sitting alongside Simon Cowell at the judges' table, the former Disney star will refocus her priorities in the new year. "I'm leaving to start a new chapter in my life," Lovato told reporters backstage after Wednesday's performance show. "I started this show being a singer and a musician, and it's time that I go back to that. I'm so excited for 2014 because I'm going to dedicate it completely and totally to music."

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Is Demi Lovato Leaving The X Factor?

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato is gearing up to exit The X Factor, according to People.

The magazine reports that the 21-year-old singer plans to focus the next year on her music. Lovato released a new album in March and is headlining her first arena tour beginning in February.

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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

Ratings: Big Bang, Grey's and Scandal Rise

Sarah Drew

ABC and CBS enjoyed nice bumps Thursday with NBC falling back to Earth without The Sound of Music Live!

CBS reclaimed its usual Thursday throne, led by The Big Bang Theory(18.5 million, 5.3), which grew 10 percent. The Millers (12 million, 2.9) followed, growing 21 percent. The rest of its lineup ...
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Demi Lovato Reveals She Used to Smuggle Cocaine Onto Planes

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato opened up about her drug use with Access Hollywood, revealing that she was so addicted to cocaine, she would sneak the drug onto airplanes.

"Something... read more

Ratings: Sound of Music Live! Soars for NBC

Sound of Music Live

NBC has a lot to sing about: The Sound of Music Live! delivered massive numbers Thursday night.

The three-hour live production drew 18.5 million viewers and a 4.6 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, making it the night's most-watched ...
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Top Moments: Blacklist Has Serious Daddy Issues

Megan Boone and James Spader

Our top moments of the week:

14. Worst Name-Dropping: 
Country diva Juliette exerts her power over reality star Layla by switching sets and stealing her duet with boyfriend Will on Nashville. In return, Layla anonymously calls TMZ and reveals that it was Juliette who broke up the marriage of one of the country's most well-known couples. At least this will make good material for a song?

13. Worst Missed Connection: Yes, everyone knows that Simon Cowell loves to be mean. But the acerbic judge accidentally takes it too... read more

Ratings: Survivor, X Factor, Arrow Rise

Survivor: Blood vs. Water

Survivor: Blood vs. Water saw a nice jump Wednesday night.

The reality series, CBS' only new programming of the night, drew 10.6 million ...
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Simon Cowell Jokes About Cutting, Enrages Demi Lovato Fans

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell has drawn the ire of some of Demi Lovato's fans after comments he made onThe X Factor Wednesday night.

After contestant Jeff Gutt performed Mariah Carey's "Without You," Paulina Rubio praised the performance, but said she wanted the rocker to "show me blood" the next time. Cowell, in turn, asked: "You mean you want him to cut himself?"

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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

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Premiered: September 21, 2011, on FOX
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Premise: Solo artists and music groups compete for a $5 million recording contract. Based on the hit British competition series.

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