September 25, 2011

The Power Of The 5th Judge On The X Factor

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And who would that be? THE AUDIENCE!! Watch the judges talk of it below….

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August 30, 2011

US X Factor ‘Judges On The Judges’ (Video Teaser)

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The X Factor official site has released another new teaser in anticipation to the September 21st and 22nd premiere. You can view the judges interacting with one another and speaking about how they believe in their team. They talk of how much they respect each other. All this and more below.

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August 26, 2011

X Factor Simon Cowell And Paula Abdul For Interview Magazine September 2011

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I do see a big difference in the American work ethic compared to the British work ethic in a lot of artists. Nicole Scherzinger, who is a judge on X Factor, is a great example of that. This girl, honest to god, is like a machine. She’s up at five in the morning. She’s in the gym. She’s jogging. She’s working. She’s thinking about everything. She’s rehearsing. She’s hustling. She’s aware of what’s happening around her. She’s got that 360-degree vision. Beyoncé has that as well. And I think what we’re experiencing is almost like one of those B-movies from years ago where we’re seeing sort of the rise of the super female pop star. It’s like a different breed. ~Simon Cowell in Interview Magazine

Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul posed together for a glamorous new shoot promoting the X Factor in the new September issue of Interview Magazine. Simon is interviewed as well. He talks of how he was inspired to do the show being he always liked to watch TV and he loves music. He talks of what it’s like to say “no” to contestants. He also talks of the differences in work ethic between the UK and the US. All this and more at the link.

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August 24, 2011

X Factor Team Covers The Hollywood Reporter September 2011 (Behind The Scenes Video)

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We are inching closer and closer to the Septemebr 21st premiere of the X Factor. In light of the event, the X Factor team of judges and host are covering the September issue of Hollywood Reporter. In the new issue, Simon is interviewed. They ask him what he hopes for the most with the X Factor. He says “Buzz” as he wants everyone talking about it. He’s setting the bar with wanting 20 million viewers a week. All this and much more in a new article all about Simon and the X Factor >>>>HERE. You can veiw a behind the scenes video of the cover shoot below…

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August 18, 2011

Nicole Scherzinger Talks Of How Serious She Is About Judging The X Factor

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Fox All Access spoke to Nicole about what it’s been like to share the judging panel with Simon. She relates how he’s rubbed off on her when it’s come to being “blunt”. She didn’t use to know how to say “no”, but, now that she’s been hired as a “judge”, she’s taking on the role seriously. More below…

Here Nicole is singing her hot new single “Don’t Hold Your Breath” on Regis and Kelly today as well getting interviewed on the X Factor.

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August 10, 2011

Simon Cowell Speaks On Paula and Mariah Carey’s Top Secret Role On The X Factor

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Extra spoke to Simon Cowell about his dream team of judges. He talks of the chemistry of he and Paula. It’s never been “happier”. Simon wants Mariah Carey to play a role on the show somehow too as reported to you earlier. However, he is still keeping it “top secret” only revealing that Mariah wants “a throne and a raised platform”. lol More below. Be sure to see the link to see Simon’s secret for anti-aging.

Revealing the chemistry between he and Paula is still strong, Cowell said, “It’s never been happier.”

The executive producer still wants new mom Mariah to join the show, saying, “We just have to decide what [Carey will be doing on the show],” adding, “It’s top secret, I can’t tell you!”

Cowell continued, “Mariah wants to be, in her own words, ‘judging the judges,’ literally with a throne and a raised platform… and I’m not kidding.”

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X Factor Judge Paula Abdul Covers Emmy Magazine 2011

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“Paula Power” is RIGHT! I don’t think there is barely a soul out there more excited to see Paula back in the lime light and as a judge on the new US version of the X Factor. In promotion for the upcoming X Factor premiere in September, Paula graces the cover and the inside of Emmy Magazine. They interview her as well where she talks on the X Factor, her old role on American Idol, and her choreographing and singing days in the 80’s and 90’s. Here are a couple of excerpts from the interview from Just Jared. You can also view the fabulous shoot at the link. More on how you can obtain a copy of the magazine and interview at Emmy.com.

“This show is kind of a [combination] of all the different careers I’ve had. And I love nurturing raw, untapped talent – having a front-row seat to something at its humble beginnings that could lead to greatness.”

On not having regrets about leaving American Idol: “I felt like my time on the show ran its course. I was very grateful for the good times, and I was a good student through the tough times. But I felt like the dynamics of the show changed when they brought Kara in.”

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X Factor ‘Reality Queen’ Nicole Scherzinger For Marie Claire Magazine September 2011

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Nicole Scherzinger is in the September edition of Marie Claire magazine. The issue contains a great new photospread as well as a new interview where she dishes on her new music and her new role on the X Factor. Nicole says the X Factor is like a “rollercoaster ride”. More below…

Not that this moment hasn’t been hard-won. Back before sleep was so tough to come by, it was her parents’ work ethic — her dad was a welder, her mom an office worker — and a worn-out Whitney Houston cassette tape that inspired what Cowell calls her ruthless ambition. “I definitely have the eye of the tiger,” says Scherzinger, 33. “I’ve fought my way to where I am and will continue to do so. I’m a hard worker — I get it from my family. We only know work. Nothing was handed to us. When I believe in something, I go after it. It’s very hard to tell me ‘no.'”

It’s not a word she hears often. Born in Hawaii (check out those hula moves in her “Right There” video with 50 Cent) and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Scherzinger went to a performing arts school, competed in state-fair talent shows, and climbed into a lion mascot suit at Kentucky Kingdom, a theme park. “It was disgusting — so hot! — and the smell,” she laughs. “You couldn’t get enough Febreeze.”

Scherzinger is a reality-show veteran: She won Popstars at age 23 — which landed her a spot in the girl group Eden’s Crush — and, most recently, carted home the 2010 trophy on Dancing With the Stars.

But it was last spring that the sticky-sweet Scherzinger pulled off a career-making coup: replacing British judge Cheryl Cole on the American edition of The X Factor. Whatever tensions there may have been on set (Cole was mysteriously dumped — no one’s talking) seem to have departed with Cole, as Scherzinger reveals that fellow judges Cowell, Paula Abdul, and L.A. Reid all share a dressing room backstage. “Simon calls it the judges’ lounge — everything’s open — so we all goof around, eat, and get ready in the same place.” It’s a dream come true for Scherzinger, who used to sleep in an Abdul nightshirt. “I’m the luckiest person to get a front-row ticket to the Simon and Paula show,” she says of the bizarre pairing. “This whole thing has felt like a roller-coaster ride.”

For more, go to MarieClaire.com and be sure to pick up the new issue of Marie Claire which hits news stands on August 16th.

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August 9, 2011

Promotional Pictures Released Of The US X Factor Cast

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Publicity for the US X Factor is really starting to pick up with only a little more than a month until it’s official premiere on Fox on September 21st and 22nd. This week more promotional pics have been released of the all-star cast of Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid and Steve Jones. A group high quality image of them can be seen below that I picked up from the Official X Factor Site. I think it showcases their personalities perfectly, do you? 🙂 You can view 5 more pics at Digital Spy.

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X Factor Simon Cowell Pays Paula Abdul The Highest Compliment He Could Give

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Paula and Simon have opened up more on their bond and working relationship on the X Factor. Paula compared Simon to “a quintessential older brother that needles you all the time”, but, she understands him more now and gets his “warped sense of humor”. So much so, she can look at him and know exactly what he’s thinking. On Paula, Simon compared her to “owning a pet dog”. When you read the take below from Digital Spy you can understand and feel their connection and why Simon felt so strongly about having her on the X Factor with him. Be sure to read the link for the full story.

“We’d always said we’d work together again,” Cowell said. “At one point, when [Paula’s] deal came down to the 11th hour, I remember saying to the team, ‘If she’s not there, you may as well cancel filming.’ I really felt that strongly that I wanted her with me.”

The judge recently compared his friendship with Abdul to owning a pet dog, noting that the singer becomes upset if she is not sitting next to Cowell during the talent competition.

Cowell expanded upon the comparison in the new interview, insisting that it is the highest form of praise he can give.

“I’d forgotten how much I missed her,” the 51-year-old admitted. “Think of it like having a pet for years and years – you move away, get on with your life and forget the pet a bit. Then suddenly you’re reunited and you remember how much you loved it!

“She’s not going to like me for putting it like that. But as an animal lover, it’s about the highest compliment I can give!”

Cowell also confessed that the pair’s personalities are rubbing off on each other. “I’ve been actually starting to think at times we are turning into one another,” he said. “She’ll say things I’d normally say, and vice versa.”

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