Get those tissues ready, Directioners, because fan favorite Zayn Malik is already taken!
“Skyscraper”-climbing Demi Lovato is joining the impressive roster of guests on Glee!
You’ve read it right, folks: lean and mean former American Idol judge Simon Cowell is (finally) going to be a daddy!
They’ve fought, flirted, kissed, and shouted abuses at each other—and they are at it again. Ex-American idol judges Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul have reunited for the X factor. “I like people who disagree with me,” he says. “Paula fascinates me because she’s a complex person.”
Uhm, yeah. In another interview, we believe he used the word “loopy.” But hey, whatever rocks his boat (or more accurately, his ratings). Simon may be all praises for Paula now, but we know this is a marketing move to get the American Idol fans to switch over to his show. Not that they need much prodding at this point—the show’s gone to the “dawgs.” Pop quiz: what was the name of the last American Idol winner? Yeah, we don’t remember either. Exactly our point.
The show will premiere on Fox this fall. “This show wouldn’t have been the same without Paula, and I can’t believe I am saying this – I have missed her a lot,” said Simon. (Cue bad karaoke music.)
Paula says, “I’m delighted and grateful to be sitting next to Simon again” (subtext: “I have a career again! I have a career again! I have a career again!”) but adds “You might want to check back on in me in a week or two.”
Fox wants to make a big splash with Simon Cowell’s U.S version of The X Factor and to make sure that will happen the network has announced a recording contract worth $5 million.
Like Cowell’s American Idol, the new show pits singers against one another with the guidance of “celebrity mentors” while groups are also allowed to compete on the show.
The UK version of The X Factor helped launched the highly successful career of Leona Lewis.
The $5 million record contract, part of a deal with Sony Music/Syco deal has no age restrictions and is the biggest in game show history.