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  • It's Official! L.A. Reid to Join Simon Cowell's 'X Factor' as Judge

    Posted Mar 18th 2011 at 09:20 PM by AOL TV Editors

    After weeks of speculation and discussion in the media, Simon Cowell has finally confirmed the first judge on the upcoming U.S. version of 'The X Factor': famed record producer, Antonio 'L.A.' Reid. There's been much debate on who else Cowell will tap to judge the upcoming FOX talent competition, with names like Jessica Simpson and Cowell's old 'Idol' pal, Paula Abdul, bandied about. And...

  • Simon Cowell: 'They Are Doing a Good Job' With 'Idol'

    Posted Mar 17th 2011 at 03:00 PM by Denise Warner

    Simon Cowell left 'American Idol' last year to bring 'X Factor' to the States, but that doesn't mean there's love lost for the former judge. We asked Cowell, through e-mail, if he was still watching the show he made into a juggernaut, and he said yes. "I did see some parts of it," he responded. "And I think they are doing a good job. It's a different show to last year and the one before...

  • And Simon Cowell's First 'X Factor' Judge Is...

    Posted Mar 16th 2011 at 04:38 PM by Zach Dionne

    It looks like Island Def Jam chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid will join the cast of Simon Cowell's new FOX singing competition 'The X Factor,' according to The Hollywood Reporter. THR's sources say Reid's participation as a judge is "a done deal" and that an official announcement will hit later this week. Reid has a contract with Universal Music until December, but would get released early to...

  • Simon Cowell: Paula Abdul Being Considered for 'X Factor' Judge Position

    Posted Mar 4th 2011 at 12:50 AM by AOL TV Editors

    Simon Cowell continues to be cagey regarding final selection for the 'X Factor' judges panel. He did, however, reveal the names of possible judges and those who definitely aren't being considered on 'Access Hollywood Live.' Cowell said that George Michael, Nicole Scherzinger, Mariah Carey and Paula Abdul are possibilities, but that Christina Aguilera and Katy Perry are not. He also said that...

  • Source: Jessica Simpson 'Front-runner' to Join Simon Cowell on 'The X Factor'

    Posted Mar 2nd 2011 at 08:05 PM by Tracey Harrington McCoy

    There's been a lot of rumors flying around about who will join the great Simon Cowell on his new competition show, 'The X Factor.' Sources tell PEOPLE that Jessica Simpson is a front-runner. "There [are] loads of conversations happening at the moment," the source tells the magazine. "No one has been offered a judging role yet as new names keep coming forward who want the role, but there are...

  • Simon Cowell Dishes on Upcoming 'X Factor'

    Posted Feb 8th 2011 at 05:45 AM by AOL TV Editors

    After yesterday's $5 million announcement, Simon Cowell took to the phone to talk to reporters about 'The X Factor.' Anticipation is high for the fall premiere of the American incarnation of a show that rivals the Parliament as a British national institution. Asked about the unprecedented prize the winner will take away, along with a recording contract with Sony, Cowell admitted to being just a...

  • Ryan Seacrest Wishes Simon Cowell Well on 'Kimmel'

    Posted Jan 28th 2011 at 06:30 AM by AOL TV Editors

    Ryan Seacrest says that while he's confident 'American Idol' and 'The X Factor' can coexist, he's also sure that Simon Cowell will rub any 'X Factor' success in his face. "He'll be the first to congratulate himself on his new ratings by sending me a fax of the ratings to my house the day after his new series premieres," Seacrest says on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.' The 'Idol' host wishes Cowell the...

  • 'Glee' Cast Performs Live on 'The X Factor'

    Posted Dec 6th 2010 at 02:02 PM by Sarah Crow

    The U.S. leg of the 'Glee' tour may have come and gone, but the show's stars are still flexing their vocal muscles for fans across the pond. Sue Sylvester and Will Schuester, played by Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison, introduced the McKinley High Glee Club to eager audiences in the UK, where the cast made a special appearance on Britain's 'The X Factor' results show. The gang, minus Chris...

  • Simon Cowell Pokes Fun at 'Idol' Judge Steven Tyler

    Posted Nov 25th 2010 at 12:00 PM by PopEater Staff

    Former 'American Idol' judge Simon Cowell says he's happy that Steven Tyler will take his place. "I always said it had to be someone who wasn't better looking than me and they achieved it," he said. He poked fun at Tyler before collecting the Founders Award at the International Emmy Awards in New York on Monday night. Cowell said the Aerosmith frontman seems like a nice guy, adding Randy...


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