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"The X Factor" judging panel is finally complete -- and it's a female-dominated line up.
The FOX singing series, which has already secured returning cast member Demi Lovato for the third season, is also set to feature Grammy-award winning artist Kelly Rowland and global pop star Paulina Rubio as the newest additions to the show's judging panel.
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Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland might be joining Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell on the U.S. version of "The X Factor" next season, reports say.
Rowland is reportedly in talks to become a judge on the reality competition series, according to Entertainment Weekly. The news outlet points out that Rowland has some "X Factor" experience, having served as a judge on eighth season of the U.K. version of the show.
Singer Demi Lovato, who made a career comeback as a judge on "The X Factor" following a publicized battle with substance abuse, eating disorders and emotional issues, has been living in a sober house, a report says.
A rep for the 20-year-old declined to comment about the news, which was reported by People magazine on Friday, January 11. The outlet said Lovato has been renting a room in a sober living facility in Los Angeles, miles away from where she maintains her own home.
Cheryl Cole, a singer who was briefly a judge on the U.S. version of "The X Factor" last year before being replaced by Nicole Scherzinger, has sued Blue Orbit Productions, the company that produces the show, for $2.3 million.
Cole's lawsuit states that the singer had a "pay or play" clause in her contract for two seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Cole was paid $1.8 million for the first season but not paid the additional $2 million for the second season.
Simon Cowell's home was the target of a "suspicious circumstances call" on Sunday, November 25, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department.
At 12:56 p.m. the Beverly Hills Police Department received a phone call from an unidentified caller who reported that someone within Cowell's home had been tied up with duct tape. The caller initially gave the police an address of a residence that was not in Beverly Hills, but later said the incident was happening at "Simon Cowell's" house, which is in Beverly Hills.
The woman arrested after being accused of breaking into Simon Cowell's London home, plead guilty on Friday to smashing "The X Factor" judge's window.
Leanne Zaloumis plead guilty to "possessing a brick with intent to damage or destroy property," but pleaded not guilty to two other counts of burglary and affray, aka disorderly conduct. She was granted bail but told not to contact Cowell, or come within 300 yards of his Holland Park property, according to the Associated Press.
Demi Lovato showed off a new look when she arrived at the latest round of "The X Factor" auditions in San Francisco on June 16.
The singer and actress had a dip-dyed pink ponytail at the event. She can be seen with the new 'do in the photo above and is seen posing with fellow "X Factor" judge Britney Spears and can also be seen with her previous blonde hair in the photo to the far right. "The Hills" star Lauren Conrad sported a similar in April.
Britney Spears has not even begun her judging duties for "The X Factor," but it seems the tables have already turned and she is the one being judged.
The pop singer has been criticized for chewing gum and sporting bloody cuticles at the FOX network upfront presentation on May 14. News outlets like the New York Daily News also posted unflattering photos of cellulite on her thighs, in one of the two skintight mini dresses she wore to the event. One of the dresses was marred by what appeared to be lipstick stains.
Pop stars Britney Spears and Demi Lovato have been confirmed as the newest judges, or mentors, on Simon Cowell's FOX series "The X Factor," following weeks of speculation.
The singing contest series returns for season 2 in September. The two women are joining Cowell and returning cast member L.A. Reid on the judging panel, replacing Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, who left the show in January.
The roster of celebrities rumored to be in the running to join Simon Cowell's FOX series "The X Factor" has exploded.
The singing contest series returns for season 2 in September. Two spots on the judges' panel are up for grabs following the departure of Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger in January, and it was recently reported that pop stars Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus and Avril Lavigne are being considered for the positions. Spokespeople for all parties, including FOX, have declined to comment .
Britney Spears is reportedly close to finalizing a deal to become a judge and mentor on Simon Cowell's FOX series "The X Factor," following the departures of Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger earlier this year.
In March, it was reported that the 30-year-old pop star had received a $10 million offer to join the show. Deadline.com reported on Tuesday that Spears is now poised to earn more than that and "the two sides are now headed for the final stretch after a big breakthrough over the weekend when major deal points were agreed upon."
Simon Cowell, a judge on FOX's "The X Factor," was watching an interview of himself on the British talk series "The Jonathan Ross Show" at his $14.2 million London home on Saturday night when he heard a loud bang.
Prosecutors say a woman named Leanne Zaloumis had broken into the mansion. Cowell spotted her and alerted his security team. He was then escorted back to his bedroom, the UK Press Association reported. The police were called and Zaloumis was found wielding a broken brick and hiding in a closet. She was arrested. Blood marks were found in the bathroom.
Simon Cowell said he learned his lesson from the first season of "The X Factor," which delivered less than stellar ratings and fell short of the "American Idol" expectations.
The show averaged around 13 million viewers while "American Idol" recently premiered with 21.93 million viewers for their 11th season.