June 15th, 2012
02:51 PM ET
Nicole Scherzinger was axed from Simon Cowell's U.S. version of "The X Factor" after one season, but the singer is now going to give "X Factor" judging a go on the U.K. edition.
The 33-year-old singer/actress, who has been a guest judge on the program before, will join Tulisa, Louis Walsh and Gary Barlow when "X Factor" returns across the pond later this summer.
May 10th, 2012
10:53 AM ET
According to E!, Spears is set to join season 1 holdovers Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid when "The X Factor" returns to Fox in the fall.
The site reports that the pop star signed a deal this week to get $15 million for one season. A source tells E! that there's been "a lot of back and forth over the past few weeks as they negotiated small details, but she's on. It's all completed and Britney is beyond excited."
May 2nd, 2012
11:37 AM ET
We know that Simon Cowell is looking for a few good women to join his "X Factor" judges' table, and there's a fresh batch of rumored names being added to the mix.
According to reports, the reality show king is said to be eyeing Avril Lavigne, Miley Cyrus, Gwen Stefani and Demi Lovato for one of the open judging positions, in addition to also reportedly trying to seal a deal with Britney Spears.
E! reports that Cyrus is among the stars in consideration to join Cowell and L.A. Reid on the star-studded panel, but a source tells the site that she hasn’t received an official offer.
March 15th, 2012
04:58 PM ET
Former "X Factor" contestant Rachel Crow recently ran into another famous singing competition alum, Jennifer Hudson, and the teen rising star said Hudson offered her a little advice.
According to MTV News, the former “American Idol” contestant advised Crow to “just be herself.”
Fourteen-year-old Crow says those words were invaluable as she works to establish herself post- “Factor,” and so far she’s doing pretty well.
March 9th, 2012
10:03 AM ET
Britney Spears is one of the stars consistently mentioned whenever gossip about "The X Factor" begins to spread, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, Spears could be close to sealing a deal to judge.
Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid have said that they're likely going to add two women to the "X Factor's" judging panel, now that Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul are off the show.
February 23rd, 2012
12:05 PM ET
Cowell wouldn't confirm or deny the gossip in a talk with reporters Wednesday, but he did say he's currently exploring his options.
"We will meet with a number of people over the next few weeks," Cowell said. "There is loads of speculation. There are a lot more people who have entered the fray this year. We wanted to see who would contact us before we contact people. That's a good place to be."
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