| Feb 8, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Sharp-tongued Simon Cowell arrived in the U.S. from Britain 12 years ago as the face of a show so powerful that competitors coined it the "Death Star" because it destroyed everything around it.
But Cowell's effort to follow "American Idol" with his...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 11:17 PM
If there is irony to be found in genuflecting at the chrome hubcap of the automobile at a time of year when the weather could not be more hospitable to the idea of walking (with its added payoff of contributing to a more healthful lifestyle, like we...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Simon Cowell made a boo-boo.
Cowell's singing contest, "The X Factor," messed up its voting process during Wednesday's show, showing viewers the wrong onscreen phone numbers for dial-in votes.
As a result, the producers of the Fox show are tossing out...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Jennifer Grout is a 23-year-old blond from Boston with a lovely singing voice and dreams of stardom who, like many an aspiring superstar before her, has turned to a reality TV in a bid for fame.
But Grout is not competing on "The Voice" or "American...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:53 PM
"The X Factor" has seen some pretty terrible ratings this season. But Simon Cowell says have no fear, his singing contest will return.
"The show will be back next season," Cowell said during a conference call with reporters Monday to promote Wednesday's...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:55 PM
It may not be having the best season in the ratings, but Simon Cowell's "X Factor" is definitely a factor in song sales.
The sweetheart duo Alex & Sierra's cover of the Sara Bareilles song "Gravity" has the top spot on iTunes' song chart following...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:18 AM
Because too much time has passed since there was a judge shakeup on a singing competition show, it looks like Demi Lovato will be stepping down from her judge's perch on "The X Factor."
The 21-year-old singer told reporters after Wednesday's finale show...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Taylor Swift energetically paced the room of her West Hollywood hotel on a recent visit to Los Angeles.
"I'm trying to outrun the jet lag," she said with a smile, looking far from ragged in her matching purple sweater and skirt. Before landing in L.A.,...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 10:05 AM
NBC gobbled up plenty of viewers with the Thanksgiving NFL matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The game, a 22-20 victory for Baltimore, drew a household rating of 11.5 in Nielsen's metered markets Thursday, up 3% from last...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:27 PM
Simon Cowell is closing up shop on the U.S. version of "The X Factor."
Fox, along with Syco and FremantleMedia, announced the show has concluded its stateside run after three seasons.
“I’ve had a fantastic time over the last 12 years, both...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Simon Cowell scored a victory as his lovebird singing duo Alex & Sierra won "The X Factor" Thursday night, but the show hasn't been much of a triumph for Fox in the ratings this year.
The musical contest's third season finale drew 6.2 million viewers...