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American 'X Factor' Reviewers Prefer Cheryl Cole To Nicole Scherzinger

9/21/2011 3:25pm EDT
Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole's short-lived role as a judge on the American version of The X Factor has been hailed a success by U.S. TV reviewers, with critics insisting the British singer is more "interesting" than her replacement Nicole Scherzinger.

Simon Cowell fought for the Girls Aloud star to be placed on the panel of the Stateside adaptation of his hit talent show after three hugely successful years as a judge on the British program.

However, he was forced to remove Cole and replace her with the former Pussycat Dolls beauty - who had been hired as the show's co-host - after she failed to impress ...

Cheryl Cole Makes A Morale Boosting Trip To Afghanistan

9/14/2011 8:32am EDT
Cheryl Cole
British singer Cheryl Cole has flown to Afghanistan to visit U.K. troops serving in the war-torn country.

The Girls Aloud star made her way to the country's Helmand Province on Tuesday night to surprise servicemen and women.

Cole underwent special training to prepare for the hostile environment she will tour during her visit, which marks 10 years of British operations in the country.

Her morale-boosting trip is being filmed as part of the annual Pride of Britain Awards, which will air on U.K. TV next month.

A source tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "Cheryl's amazed by the courage of all...

Cheryl Cole Lands Her First Hollywood Film Role

8/12/2011 8:38am EDT
Cheryl Cole
British singer Cheryl Cole has bounced back from her embarrassing departure from The X Factor by landing a role alongside Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez in What To Expect When You're Expecting.

The Girls Aloud star was already a hit judge on the British version of the show when Simon Cowell drafted her in to sit on the new panel as he took the series to the U.S. earlier this year.

However, the brunette beauty failed to impress executives at Fox, and she was axed from the line-up in favor of Nicole Scherzinger.

Cole has kept a low profile since the debacle, but now the Brit is ready to...

Brittany's TCA 2011 Blog: 'New Girl,' 'X Factor,' The Future Of 'Breaking In'

8/8/2011 8:00am EDT
TCA 2011
It's been seven months since the last Television Critics Association presentation - so now it's time for new buzz. I returned to the front row to catch up with the happenings at FOX and sister network FX. In this first part of my TCA blog, we meet New Girl and The X Factor, the FOX executive session sheds some light on House, Fringe and the Glee spinoff rumors, and I try not to faint.

There's always a surprise or two at these events, and mine happened right off the bat. FOX hosted a breakfast themed around its trio of Gordon Ramsay cooking shows (Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares and Ma...

Simon Cowell Confesses He Got Cheryl Cole Move 'Wrong'

8/7/2011 1:30pm EDT
Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell has confessed he bungled his efforts to launch Cheryl Cole's career in the U.S., admitting he was "wrong" to remove her from the judging panel on America's The X Factor.

Girls Aloud singer Cole hit headlines earlier this year when she exited the newly-launched U.S. version of Cowell's hit TV show just days after it began shooting. Cowell expected her to return to her former role as a judge and mentor on the U.K. series - but Cole left the franchise altogether, turning her back on Cowell.

Now, he has revealed he hoped Cole's return to Britain would have been "good" for her c...

Helen Mirren Wins Body Of The Year Poll

8/1/2011 8:35am EDT
Helen Mirren
Veteran actress Helen Mirren has fought off competition from younger rivals Jennifer Lopez and Kelly Brook to be named the best body in showbiz.

The Queen star, 66, topped the poll voted for by members of British gym chain LA Fitness, leaving Amazonian supermodel Elle Macpherson in second place.

Brook and Lopez came third and fourth respectively, while U.K. singer Cheryl Cole rounded out the top five.

David Beckham topped the men's poll, while James Bond star Daniel Craig was named runner-up. Johnny Depp came third, Brad Pitt was voted fourth and Australian singer Peter Andre was fift...

Tulisa Contostavlos Involved In Backstage Altercation?

7/22/2011 4:10pm EDT
Tulisa Contostavlos
N-Dubz star Tulisa Contostavlos was involved in an alleged altercation with her bandmate Dappy's girlfriend backstage at a show on Wednesday.

The singer, who recently replaced Cheryl Cole as a judge on Britain's The X Factor, was left furious when Dappy's on/off partner Kaye Vassell accused Constostavlos' friend Nyomi Gray of having an affair with the rapper.

The pair argued behind the scenes at a gig at the O2 Academy in Oxford, England before Contostavlos ordered bouncers to remove her, according to Britain's The Sun.

A spokesperson for the band has confirmed the bust-up, saying, "T...

Cheryl Cole's Ex-Husband Attends Her Birthday Party

7/4/2011 1:00pm EDT
Cheryl Cole
British pop star Cheryl Cole has fueled rumors of a reconciliation with her ex-husband Ashley Cole after they were photographed together at her birthday party in London on Friday night.

The Girls Aloud singer, who recently exited the judging panel of Simon Cowell's American The X Factor show, split from the soccer player last year amid rumors of his infidelity, and their four-year marriage officially ended in September.

Cole's representatives recently denied rumors of a reunion, but the former couple stepped up speculation about their relationship after they were seen together during the...

Celebrity Birthdays - June 30, 2011

6/30/2011 3:00am EDT
Cheryl Cole
Happy Birthday to:

British singer Cheryl Cole (1983)

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps (1985)

"American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino (1984)

Actress Lizzy Caplan(1982)

Franz Ferdinand drummer Andy Knowles (1982)

Actor Rick Gonzalez (1979)

Jewish Reggae singer Matisyahu (1979)

Actor Brian Bloom (1970)

Pantera singer Phil Anselmo (1968)

Boxer Mike Tyson (1966)

New Zealand actor Marton Csokas (1966)

Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen (1963)

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" star Vincent D'Onofrio (1959)

"In Living Color" comedian David Alan Grier (1955)

The Supremes singer Florence ...

Cheryl Cole Footage Won't Be Cut From 'The X Factor'

6/11/2011 12:00pm EDT
Cheryl Cole
Simon Cowell has decided to address the drama surrounding Cheryl Cole's departure from The X Factor in the American show when it debuts later this year.

The British pop star, who sat on the judging panel of the U.K. version of the series, was picked to front the new U.S. sister show with Cowell, Paula Abdul and Antonio L.A. Reid, but was subsequently dropped and replaced by Nicole Scherzinger when she failed to impress TV bosses. It later emerged Cole had been given the chance to return to the U.K. show, but turned it down.

Cole left after filming two audition episodes in the U.S., and Co...

Nicole Scherzinger Officially Appointed Judge On U.S. 'X Factor'

6/6/2011 2:29pm EDT
Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger has officially been announced as British singer Cheryl Cole's replacement on the judging panel of America's The X Factor.

Simon Cowell, the brains behind the talent search, fought hard to land his protégée a place on the judging panel after she became a hit on the original U.K. version. However, Cole was axed after wannabes reportedly struggled to understand her heavy northern English accent during the audition process.

Cowell's representative confirmed the music mogul was doing everything he could to find the Girls Aloud beauty a place on the forthcoming reality show...

Simon Cowell Still Wants Cheryl Cole For U.S. 'X Factor'

6/6/2011 8:38am EDT
Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell is in discussions with U.S. TV executives to reinstate his British pop star protégée Cheryl Cole as a judge on the American version of The X Factor.

The music mogul fought hard to land the Girls Aloud star a place on the panel after she was a hit on the British version of the show. However, after wannabes auditioning in the U.S. failed to understand Cole's heavy northern English accent, she was allegedly dropped after just four days.

Cole has gone into hiding since the news broke, and no official statement has been released on the rumors - but now Cowell's publicist has rev...

Cheryl Cole Returning To U.S. 'X Factor'?

6/5/2011 2:30pm EDT
Cheryl Cole
British pop star Cheryl Cole is set to return to the U.S. version of Simon Cowell's The X Factor, according to new reports.

The Girls Aloud beauty hit the headlines last month after it emerged she had been dropped from the Stateside launch of the talent show and replaced by Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger.

But according to Britain's News of the World, Cowell has persuaded network executives behind the Fox show to re-hire Cole and she is expected to take a place on the judging panel when auditions continue in New Jersey on Wednesday.

A source tells the tabloid, "This is the bigge...

Lily Allen Attacks Newspaper Over "Cry-Baby" Remarks

5/30/2011 6:00pm EDT
Lily Allen
British singer Lily Allen has lashed out at a U.K. newspaper columnist after she was branded an "over-privileged cry-baby" in an article.

Writer Julie Burchill penned a column for Britain's The Sun newspaper in support of pop star Cheryl Cole after the Girls Aloud singer was axed from the panel of the U.S. version of The X Factor.

Burchill heaped praised on Cole for sticking to her working class roots, comparing her favorably to Allen, who she dismissed as a "public-school tool" due to her privileged upbringing.

In her column, she writes, "I ADORE Cheryl Cole... I adore the way she sp...

Cheryl Cole Dropped From 'The X Factor' Over Her Thick Accent; Will Be Replaced By Nicole Scherzinger

5/25/2011 10:08pm EDT
Cheryl Cole
British pop star Cheryl Cole has been dropped as a judge on the U.S. version of Simon Cowell's The X Factor and replaced by Nicole Scherzinger, according to a new report.

Cole was due to appear on the Stateside launch of the show with fellow judges L.A. Reid, Paula Abdul and Cowell, but now claims the British beauty is no longer part of the talent show line-up.

The website reports that producers feared Cole's English accent would be too difficult for American audiences to understand.

It is believed former Pussycat Doll Scherzinger, who was set to co-host the program, will now ste...

Unfortunately, Courtney Love Embraces Plunging Neckline Trend (See Stars Who Do It Better)

5/20/2011 8:38am EDT
Courtney Love
Courtney Love arrived at the Hotel Du Cap for the amfAR Fight Against Aids party in Cannes yesterday. She wore a dress with a plunging neckline that showed off just a little too much.

The trend is being embraced by many celebrities this season, particularly during events at the French film festival.

New U.S. "X Factor" judge Cheryl Cole wore a dramatic whie dress with a large gold accessory at the "Habemus Papam" premiere.

Gwen Stefani stepped out in black sequins with husband Gavin Rossdale at the "The Tree of Live" premiere.

Iman glittered in gold at the "Alexander McQueen: Savage...

'X-Factor' Judge Cheryl Cole Wears Revealing Low-Cut Dress In Cannes

5/13/2011 4:00pm EDT
Cheryl Cole
All eyes were on Cheryl Cole as she strolled the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival today. We can't imagine why, can you?

The British singer has been confirmed as a judge on the U.S. version of "The X Factor," which will debut in September. The Girls Aloud star has appeared on the panel of the U.K. show for the last three years alongside Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Dannii Minogue.

The new show has already started filming, and her strong accent reportedly left some contestants scratching their heads. Chezza - as they call her across the pond - hails from Newcastle upon Tyne in the no...

Will Cheryl Cole's Thick 'Geordie' Accent Affect The Success Of The U.S. Version Of 'The X Factor'?

5/12/2011 4:19pm EDT
Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole, a former singer in British girl-group Girls Aloud, will be coming to TV sets across America this fall as a judge on Simon Cowell's new music talent search show, The X Factor.

The gorgeous singer is a stranger to the U.S., but not to The X Factor - she served as a judge on the fifth & sixth seasons of the original British version of the show. Simon Cowell, creator & fellow judge on the series, spoke very highly of her when he first convinced her to do the show.

"I knew she was going to be good because she speaks like normal people speak. People can relate to that. And I think ...

Daniel Radcliffe & Robert Pattinson Are Young, British & Rich

5/9/2011 1:00pm EDT
Rich Young Brits
Daniel Radcliffe, Robert Pattinson and Keira Knightley have been named among the wealthiest young people in Britain.

The "Harry Potter" star's fortune of $76.8 million puts him at number five in The Sunday Times' list of the 50 Richest Young People 2011, ahead of "Twilight's" Pattinson, who takes the joint number eight spot with earnings of $51.2 million.

Pattinson, 24, is placed two spots ahead of Knightley, whose $48 million bank balance puts her at number 10.

Radcliffe's "Harry Potter" co-stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint are tied at 13 with $38.4 million.

Other famous faces to make...

Paula Abdul Reteams With Simon Cowell, Will Be A Judge On 'The X Factor'

5/8/2011 9:30pm EDT
Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell
Paula Abdul has reunited with her American Idol co-star Simon Cowell after joining the line-up of his new series, The X Factor.

Abdul was revealed as the last judge on the panel on Sunday as she joined Cowell, British pop star Cheryl Cole and music mogul Antonio 'L.A.' Reid to kick off the talent search in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California's Galen Center.

Speaking at a press conference before the taping, Abdul told The Hollywood Reporter, "This is a brand new adventure... We have a whole new approach."

The forthcoming X Factor is a U.S. version of Cowell's hit U.K. sho...

‘Survivor’ Ometepe 6 Finally Turns Against One Another, Vote Out one Of Their Own – Reality TV highlights, May 1-7, 2011

5/7/2011 11:21am EDT
Andrea Boehlke,
“Survivor: Redemption Island” Ometepe 6 have been a tight-knit group since the beginning, with Rob choosing members he knew would follow his lead and not go against his decisions. But all that had to change eventually, and on Thursday, the ball was forced to drop when only the Ometepe 6 remained at camp. So, which member of the group was the first to go?

What to watch, May 8-14, 2011: (coming soon!)

Andrea, of course! While Rob toyed with the idea of sending Phillip home because he was, once again, becoming an annoyance to the tribe, he couldn’t get past Andrea’s strength at challenges an...

Cheryl Cole Will Judge U.S. 'X Factor'

5/5/2011 11:27am EDT
Cheryl Cole
British singer Cheryl Cole has been confirmed as a judge on the U.S. version of "The X Factor."

The Girls Aloud star has appeared on the panel of the U.K. show for the last three years alongside Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Dannii Minogue.

Speculation has been rife over who Cowell would pick to judge the upcoming American version of the talent series when it launches later this year, with Nicole Scherzinger, Jessica Simpson and Nicki Minaj among the names rumored to be on the shortlist.

Music mogul Antonio 'L.A.' Reid made it onto The X Factor panel alongside Cowell - and on Thursday it...

Emma Watson Named Britain's Best Dressed Woman

5/3/2011 12:00pm EDT
Emma Watson
"Harry Potter" star Emma Watson has cast her spell over the fashion world - she's been named Britain's best dressed woman in a new poll.

The actress has proved her style credentials since rising to fame by becoming a regular in the front row of fashion shows and acting as muse and model for British fashion house Burberry.

And the dramatic pixie crop Watson debuted last year has seemingly boosted her appeal - she has knocked pop singer Cheryl Cole off the top of British magazine Glamour's best dressed list.

The Girls Aloud star was pushed into second place, while "Twilight" actress Kriste...

Jennifer Hudson Eager For 'X Factor' Cameo

4/27/2011 12:56pm EDT
Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson is enthusiastic to return to her reality TV roots with a role on Simon Cowell's upcoming U.S. show The X Factor.

The Spotlight hit-maker found fame after appearing on the music mogul's series American Idol in 2004. Despite finishing in seventh place in the singing contest, Hudson has gone on to release two hit albums and has won an Academy Award and Golden Globe for her film debut in Dreamgirls.

And Hudson is eager to share her advice for making it big with hopefuls on the upcoming U.S. version of Cowell's hit British TV program The X Factor.

She tells Digital Spy, "I ...

Justin Bieber Looking To Hook Up With Cheryl Cole?

4/24/2011 7:25pm EDT
Justin Bieber and Cheryl Cole
Justin Bieber has taken an interest in British singer Cheryl Cole lately, however not as one might expect. Recently he saw pictures of her home in a magazine and the "Baby" singer says she's renting her home in the wrong part of town.

"I saw the place she was renting in a magazine and she is in the wrong part of L.A. for sure. I have a place in L.A. and so many of my buddies have great places. I can help show her round the properties in the best and coolest areas. Where I really want to show her is in the Hills," he says.

Justin thinks his property buying advice can help the former Girls ...

Simon Cowell Confirms Mariah Carey Will Be 'Involved' In 'The X-Factor'

4/18/2011 2:43pm EDT
Simon Cowell
Music mogul Simon Cowell has confirmed reports Mariah Carey will be involved in the U.S. version of talent show X-Factor.

Cowell had previously denied rumors the Hero hit-maker would join the show as a judge - because she'd be a new mom to twins when the show launched - but now the he reveals Carey will be a part of the show in some capacity.

He says, "I think Mariah will have a role on the TV live shows. I met her recently and she was on great form. And her idea was to be the judge of the judges, which only Mariah could come up with."

And Cowell is thrilled to have Carey onboard: "I l...

Fergie Wears A Bondage-Inspired Little Black Dress

4/14/2011 1:00pm EDT
Fergie attended the Kimberly Snyder book launch party for "The Beauty Detox Solution" in West Hollywood yesterday. What do you think of her unusual little black dress?

"The X Factor" creator and former American Idol judge Simon Cowell said that he wants Fergie to be a part of the show if she has the time to dedicate to the project.

Rumors have swirled over who will take the remaining spots (one has already been filled by L.A. Reid), with names like Jessica Simpson, Nicole Scherzinger and British "X Factor" judge Cheryl Cole floating around.

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Simon Cowell Hints At Fergie For 'X Factor' Judge Spot

4/8/2011 2:00pm EDT
Could Fergie be a judge on X Factor? She will be if Simon Cowell has his way. The X Factor creator and former American Idol judge said that he wants Fergie to be a part of the show if she has the time to dedicate to the project. Judges will be needed to mentor contestants at the show six days a week.

"All I can tell you is that her name was put forward. But... we have to check out everyone's availability... You're working five to six days a week," Simon said.

Along with Simon, Antonio 'L.A.' Reid has been confirmed as a judge. Rumors have swirled over who will take the remaining spots, ...

Report: British Singer Cheryl Cole Joining 'X Factor'

4/4/2011 3:03pm EDT
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Did L.A. Reid accidentally reveal that Cheryl Cole is joining The X Factor?

During a recent interview, Reid mentioned the pop singer's name while referring to the other members of the judging panel on Fox's new reality singing show, Entertainment Weekly reports.

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Jessica Simpson Considering 'X Factor' Deal

3/31/2011 8:44am EDT
Jessica Simpson
Pop star Jessica Simpson has confirmed reports she has been asked to judge Simon Cowell's new X Factor talent show in America.

Only music mogul Antonio 'L.A' Reid has been confirmed as a judge on the new show with Cowell admitting British X Factor judge Cheryl Cole is "in the mix" to join him and Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger in talks to host the new show.

And now Simpson has revealed she's interested in the gig after being asked to consider a judging role on the program.

She tells Women's Wear Daily, "They have definitely talked to me about X Factor (and) I think it would be...