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?
February 8th, 2012
01:32 PM ET
If season 1 of "The X Factor" was "basically an audition act," as Fox's president of alternative entertainment, Mike Darnell, has said, former "X Factor" mentor/judge Nicole Scherzinger gave that "audition" her all.
"What happened? Well, all I know is that I gave 110 percent to that show," Scherzinger says. "I know everybody's talking about it, they're saying good, bad, they love me, they hate me, but one thing you can't say is that I didn't give it my all."
February 6th, 2012
04:46 PM ET
As promised, "X Factor's" season one winner Melanie Amaro showcased her pipes while promoting for Pepsi in a commercial on Sunday - and she received some assistance from none other than Sir Elton John.
The ad spot had Elton ruthlessly presiding over a medieval court, stingily withholding Pepsi from desiring performers until Amaro comes and puts him in his place (in this case, the dungeon, which was also inhabited by Flavor Flav) with her take on Aretha Franklin's "Respect."
February 6th, 2012
04:12 PM ET
While his "X Factor" colleagues say their farewells, Epic Records Chairman/CEO L.A. Reid is signing on for another season.
Both Fox and a rep for Reid tell CNN that the record exec will be a mentor/judge alongside Simon Cowell once again.
Reid is the last man standing with Cowell, as former mentors/judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, as well as former host Steve Jones, all exited the reality competition last week.
January 31st, 2012
03:07 PM ET
After a number of outlets whispered that Paula Abdul is parting ways with the "X Factor" after only one season, the judge/mentor is confirming the news herself.
"Yes, it's true; I won't be returning to 'The X Factor' next season. I’ve learned through my longevity in this industry that business decisions often times override personal considerations," Abdul says in a statement. "Simon [Cowell] and I, along with Fox and Fremantle, have been communicating about this for a while now, and I have absolute understanding of the situation."
Abdul, who previously worked with Cowell on Fox's other reality competition, "American Idol," says that the tough Brit judge "will remain a dear friend of mine and I’ve treasured my experience working this past season with my extended family at Fox and Fremantle. I want nothing more than for 'The X Factor' to exceed ALL of their wildest dreams. This truly has been a blessing and I am most grateful.”
January 31st, 2012
09:48 AM ET
The contestants on "X Factor's" second season won't be the only new faces, as Simon Cowell's reality competition has cleaned house.
Fox has confirmed to CNN that neither "X Factor" host Steve Jones nor mentor/judge Nicole Scherzinger will return for the show's second season. Jones also confirmed the news via his Twitter account, simply saying that it was a "shame" but that he did have a great time.
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