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."
February 22nd, 2012
03:28 PM ET
Simon Cowell was "convinced" that 14-year-old former "X Factor" contestant Rachel Crow would end up on TV after getting cut from the reality competition last year, and he was right.
Rachel Crow has not only landed a talent deal with Nickelodeon that will see her star in her own musical comedy pilot, but she's also snagged a recording contract with Columbia Records, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Finally able to share the news on Wednesday, the young star tweeted to her fans, "Were u all excited to hear about Nickelodeon and Columbia records? Cause I sure was."
February 17th, 2012
11:40 AM ET
Before his talent competition resumes with its second season, Simon Cowell is searching for a few talented judges - and rumors are circulating that Janet Jackson might be a contender.
The superstar singer will be on Anderson Cooper's daytime show "Anderson" on Monday, and in a promo, Cooper asks her if she might be a judge on the "X Factor."
All Jackson could do was laugh in response, saying ,"No, I am not....But that's really all I think I should say."
February 9th, 2012
06:32 PM ET
Simon Cowell has said that Beyonce isn't being offered $100 million to join a vacant seat on "The X Factor," but could he consider Beyonce's former groupmate, Kelly Rowland?
After all, the singer has plenty of experience, as she's served as a judge on the "X Factor" in the U.K.
Rowland, who turns 31 Saturday, says "it would be awesome to be a judge over here for 'X Factor.' I really enjoyed my time over in the U.K. being a judge."
She continued, "That was a great opportunity and a great experience, and I would love to do it again."
So what say you, Cowell? And what about you - do think the former Destiny's Child singer would be a good fit with Cowell and L.A. Reid, now that Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger are off the show?
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