AMERICAN IDOL

Simon Gave Paula a Job

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Simon Cowell's "X Factor" began taping in Los Angeles yesterday, and for some reason Paula Abdul was there.

CHERYL COLE

‘The X Factor’ Just Got Sexy

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Despite the Steven Tyler-led resurgence of "American Idol,"Simon Cowell's new "X Factor" is poised to become America's premiere televised karaoke competition when it airs this fall.

Fox

X Factor to create child millionaires

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FOX and the producers of the upcoming Asa of Judah-quality Idol killer “The X Factor” said Monday that they would award the winner of their forthcoming singing competition a Sony Music record deal worth five million dollars, the “the largest guaranteed prize in television history.

CHERYL COLE

'X Factor' > 'American Idol'

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For the last several months, tubby bro-dawg Randy Jackson has been the sole "American Idol" judge, as producers have scrambled to find haggard old singers like Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez to fill the black V-neck of the departed Simon Cowell.

FATTIES

British Teen Catfight!

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I'm sorry about that headline.

Music

X Factor’s Auto-Tune Scandal!

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This is "X Factor" contestant Gamu Nhengu, the loose thread in a still-unraveling Auto-Tune scandal that has fans of the British show in an uproar.

Fox

Idiotic Poll Confirms ‘American Idol’ Will Lose Viewers

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In the United Kingdom, Cowell's move to the British version of "The X Factor" is what killed "Pop Idol.

AMERICAN IDOL

Who Wants to Be an ‘Idol’ Judge?

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Yesterday afternoon, news broke that Ellen Degeneres would not be returning to "American Idol" next season.

CHERYLE COLE

Ugly People Just Jealous

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Unattractive fans of the UK's "X Factor" are upset about the show's audience seating policy, which they claim discriminates against their pudgy bodies, uneven features, bad teeth, unwashed hair, poor complexions, stooped frames, bad breath, and labored breathing in favor of more attractive studs like me, if I weren't too cool to stand in line to watch a talent competition.

dane cook

HURRR I’M THE NEW AMERICAN IDOL

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The guy with the facial hair won "American Idol" last night, because -- duh -- the person not favored to win ALWAYS wins.

CBS

Paula Abdul Got a Job

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A year after being ousted from "American Idol" because she's a slurring pill-addled mess, Paula Abdul has signed on to be a judge on CBS's forthcoming "Got to Dance" (more on the show <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2010/03/oh-yay-a-dancing-show-on-cbs">here</a>).

AMANDA HOLDEN

Britain’s Got Young Gymnasts

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We're now in week 2 of "Britain's Got Talent" auditions, and a new favorite has emerged: Spellbound, a gymnastics troupe comprised of kids/young adults aged 12-24.

ABC

SOMEONE ACTUALLY WANTS PAULA ABDUL

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Paula Abdul, the slurring mess who left "American Idol" because Fox rightly recognized she wasn't worth the millions of dollars she demanded, is now being pursued by "Dancing with the Stars" -- and ABC has even sweetened the pot enough to allow her to appear on Simon Cowell's "X Factor" on Fox.

AMERICAN IDOL

I GUESS THIS IS NEWS

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Simon Cowell <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB20001424052748704081704574652652621377082.html" target="_blank">announced his decision to leave</a> "American Idol" following this season in order to serve as judge and executive producer on "The X Factor.

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

A VERY RAGE-Y CHRISTMAS

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Every year for the previous four years, the #1 single in Britain during the week of Christmas has been whoever won Simon Cowell's "X Factor.

CARMEN MASOLA

ITALY’S GOT A SUSAN BOYLE RIP-OFF

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The delicate flower pictured here is Carmen Masola, who appeared on the premiere episode of "Italy's Got Talent" as the token Susan Boyle "troll with a golden voice" character.

BONERS

WHAT THE HECK IS IN THIS GUY’S PANTS?

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Britain's "The X Factor" continues to make Internet buzz with this clip featuring Steve, a 50-year-old with a mullet and no discernible talent.

DANYL JOHNSON

THIS GUY PROBABLY GETS LAID A LOT

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This is teacher Danyl Johnson's audition for Britain's "The X Factor," a performance of "With a Little Help from My Friends" that resulted in Simon Cowell actually smiling before standing and applauding.

BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT

BRITAIN’S GOT FARTS

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A performance fartist using the pseudonym "Mr.

ADAM LAMBERT

‘AMERICAN IDOL’ MISHAP ALMOST DERAILS SHOW

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In semi-frowny-face news, last night's "American Idol" was almost derailed when <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/americanidoltracker/2009/05/the-rushfield-review-chaos-in-the-idoldome-chaos-in-the-competition.html" target="_blank">the show's stage manager fell</a> from "the set second story of the set down onto the stage 14 feet below.


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