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  1. 'American Idol's Jessica Sanchez and Elise Testone Get Ringing Endorsement from 'X Factor's' Chris Rene (Video)

    11:00 pm 3/15/2012

    "I know how you feel, too, because I did that whole thing," says the 29-year-old rapper in a personal message to the girls.Read more

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  2. Chris Rene's 'American Idol' Picks

    9:28 am 3/15/2012

    'The X Factor' season one contestant Chris Rene gives our music editor Shirley Halperin his favorites on the new season of 'American Idol.' Read more

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  3. 'X Factor's' Astro in the Studio With Producer Pharrell Williams (Photo)

    12:42 pm 3/9/2012

    The Fox competition’s young MC is currently working with N.E.R.D. and The Neptunes artist and producer on his debut album.Read more

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  4. 'X Factor's' Chris Rene Drops 'Young Homie' Online (Audio)

    7:03 pm 2/23/2012

    UPDATED: The artist releases the streaming single ahead of its iTunes debut.Read more

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  5. 'X Factor's' Josh Krajcik Working With Adele's Producer on Debut Album

    8:44 pm 2/21/2012

    While a label designation has yet to be announced, insiders tell THR that the former burrito slinger does have a deal in place with Sony Music. Read more

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  6. 'X Factor's' Chris Rene Signs With Epic Records

    6:48 pm 1/17/2012

    Label is also expected to ink deals with Marcus Canty and, perhaps, 15-year-old Astro.Read more

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  7. 'X Factor's' Chris Rene: Epic Records Deal Imminent, Say Sources

    7:32 pm 1/3/2012

    The Top 3 finalist, who's set to record his hit "Young Homie" for the label, is expected to announce his signing in the coming days. Read more

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  8. 'X Factor's' Drew Ryniewicz on Justin Bieber: 'He Smelled Delicious'

    5:13 pm 12/23/2011

    The season 1 favorite may not have won the competition, but Drew got to see another dream come true when she joined her crush and idol on the finale stage. Read more

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  9. 'X Factor' Finale: And the Winner Is...

    6:00 pm 12/22/2011

    After three months of competition, Melanie Amaro, Chris Rene or Josh Krajcik has become the show's first U.S. winner and the recipient of a $5 million recording contract. Read more

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  10. 'X Factor's' Chris Rene: 'I've Had So Much Pain In My Life'

    8:31 am 12/22/2011

    Marking eight months of sobriety, the top 3 finalist also tells THR that hanging out with Avril Lavigne was "tight" and will hopefully lead to a collaboration down the road. In the meantime, he plans to have several new songs out next month. Read more

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