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Simon Cowell lowers X Factor audition age to 14

2014-04-04 21:00

Simon Cowell has lowered the X Factor audition age from 16 to 14 to broaden the boundary to find new talent.

Simon Cowell lands 25m pay deal

2013-12-18 13:44

Simon Cowell has reportedly agreed a three-year £25 million contract with ITV to return to The X Factor and continue working on Britain's Got Talent.

Gary Barlow to quit X Factor UK

2012-12-10 15:58

Gary Barlow has hinted that he is ready to "quit" X Factor UK, even before Simon Cowell fires him from the judging panel.

X Factor US renewed for third season

2012-10-23 16:04

Fox has announced that its hit talent show The X Factor USA has been renewed for a third season and creator Simon Cowell says he can't be more proud.

Nicole Scherzinger: Death threats ruined me

2012-10-05 20:14

Nicole Scherzinger has revealed the death threats she received when she was a judge on The X Factor USA left her too frightened to leave her hotel room.

Simon Cowell has 2nd most familiar face

2012-06-19 20:49

Simon Cowell has the second "most recognisable face in history" after Adolf Hitler, according to a recent survey.

Simon eyes Mariah Carey for US X Factor

2012-02-01 16:43

Simon Cowell is reportedly hoping Mariah Carey will replace one of the axed judges - Paula Abdul or Nicole Scherzinger - on the US X Factor.

US X Factor gets red carpet premiere

2011-09-16 09:56

Simon Cowell has staged a lavish red carpet premiere in Los Angeles for his latest reality TV show.

Ashton Kutcher rakes in top TV salary

2011-08-11 12:12

Two and a Half Men's newest cast member has been revealed as the highest paid sitcom actor in America.

X factor judge is 'innocent'

2011-06-27 16:38

Westlife's Shane Filan has defended Louis Walsh against allegations he groped a 24-year-old man, saying he is sure Walsh is innocent.

Nicole Scherzinger: X Factor host

2011-05-09 14:02

Nicole Scherzinger has been confirmed as the host of the US version of The X Factor.

Jennifer Lopez chose Idol over X Factor

2011-04-20 22:16

Jennifer Lopez has revealed that she turned down a judging role on the US version of The X Factor and decided to join the panel of American Idol instead.

Simon Cowell quits UK X Factor

2011-04-12 10:53

Simon Cowell has told ITV chiefs that he will not be a judge on the UK X Factor this year.

 

Simon Cowell wants Rihanna for X Factor

2014-03-25 19:00

Simon Cowell is hoping to lure Rihanna to join him and Cheryl Cole on The X Factor judging panel.

Britney Spears facing X Factor chop

2012-12-28 13:00

Britney Spears is reportedly getting fired from the next season of The X Factor after disappointing producers with her "low energy" and "boring" feedback.

Scary Spice Mel B gets restraining order

2012-11-01 11:05

Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown was granted an interim restraining order against an Australian paparazzo, whom she claims threatened her.

X Factor contestants who have shot to fame

2012-10-09 09:55

Not all of them walked away a winner, but they sure went on to create a big name for themselves. Take a look at some past X Factor contestants who have gone on to become hit sensations.

Britney Spears a 'fearless' judge

2012-06-29 22:38

Simon Cowell has branded Britney Spears "fearless" as an X Factor judge as she is not scared of being unpopular.

Cowell: The Voice set out to damage BGT

2012-03-24 19:02

Simon Cowell has said he thinks BBC bosses intend to damage his show, Britain's Got Talent, with their rival show The Voice.

SA-born singer booted off X Factor

2011-11-28 07:23

South African-born Dani Knights' girl group Lakoda Rayne has been voted off The X Factor US.

X Factor goes X-rated

2011-09-16 11:54

Judge Paula Abdul ran backstage at recent X Factor auditions after a contestant dropped his trousers and flashed the audience.

M-Net gets X Factor US, MasterChef SA

2011-08-11 13:03

M-Net has announced that it will be screening The X Factor US as well as a local version of MasterChef.

X Factor bosses hire jet to fly 30km

2011-07-28 15:10

X Factor bosses spent £10 000 to fly Gary Barlow 30km across London from auditions at The 02 arena to Wembley Stadium for a Take That concert.

Simon Cowell wants to find Glee group

2011-05-13 18:02

Simon Cowell thinks the time is right for a group to win the US X Factor and is particularly keen to find "the real-life Glee".

X Factor staff to work royal wedding

2011-04-26 09:10

The stage manager of The X Factor will be overseeing the filming of the royal wedding, making sure every detail is captured on camera.

Mariah Carey to join US X Factor

2011-04-19 13:02

Simon Cowell has revealed Mariah Carey will have a role on the US version of The X Factor but hasn't revealed whether she will be a judge or not.

Simon Cowell blasts Elton John

2011-03-10 12:54

Simon Cowell has spoken out against Sir Elton John for criticising reality talent shows such as The X Factor.

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