| Nov 3, 2013
"My Chihuahua can twerk and stick her tongue out at the same time too," Paula Abdul says of twerking....
| Sep 21, 2011
| 1:12 PM
THE SKINNY: Welcome to the world of "The X-Factor." From the start of Wednesday night's premiere, the "X" would take the foundations of "American Idol" — high drama, big lights and heartfelt stories — and build for the sky. This was an...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 9:21 AM
Television just isn't the same without Simon Cowell. Whether you love or loathe him, there's little denying his impact on reality TV competitions and pop-culture in general. Cowell returns to the tube Wednesday night, when his beloved project (and...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 4:50 PM
I finally got around to watching the promo for Fox's upcoming reality competition "The X Factor" that aired during Tuesday's All-Star game—because I don't really care—and I'm a little surprised: Simon Cowell is practically upstaged by the show...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 12:35 PM
Since its debut in 2004, THE X FACTOR has remained the U.K.'s #1 program for the last seven years, peaking with an audience of 21 million for its 2010 finale. The format swiftly broke similar records around the world, where local versions have...
| Apr 29, 2011
| 3:15 PM
"High School Musical" alum Corbin Bleu and former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger could be close to hitting a career high note: The duo are in talks to co-host Simon Cowell's upcoming Fox talent competition "X Factor."
According to Entertainment Weekly,...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 4:05 PM
It's fair to say that both Graham Elliot and his food are polarizing. The Chicago Tribune said Elliot had "another hit on his hands" after dining at his 6-month-old sandwich shop Grahamwich on opening day, while Time Out Chicago issued a scathing one-star...
| Apr 10, 2011
| 12:34 PM
Bret Michaels did it. Bobby Brown did it too, to much less success. So did Paula Abdul. The preferred vehicle for a musical comeback is not on the charts any more but on reality television.
The latest to join that rich tradition is Toni Braxton, the...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 7:52 PM
Melanie Amaro got the prestige position of closing “The X Factor” Wednesday.
“You save the best for last,” Simon Cowell said.
Then the 19-year-old from Sunrise went out and proved herself worthy of the high praise with a stirring...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 8:13 PM
Melanie Amaro had another strong night on “The X Factor” Wednesday. It wasn’t her best showing of the competition but it was still very good and drew warm accolades from the judges. Unless her fans fail to hit the phones, Twitter and...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 6:55 AM
This sounds like a perfect fit for the eclectic, funky Playhouse on Park in West Hartford.
It's a production of the loopy Charles Ludlam comedy "The Mystery of Irma Vep," the very funny show that features two actors performing an amazing variety of kooky...