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  1. 'X Factor's' Simon Cowell Promises 'Punched Up' Season 2 Focusing on Pop Groups (Video)

    3:14 pm 3/30/2012

    The Fox show's executive producer and judge addresses the changes planned for Season 2 and explains what he's looking for from competitors.Read more

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  2. 'X Factor' Entertains Replacing Steve Jones With Two Hosts

    1:28 pm 2/21/2012

    Duo MCs is not a new idea for the Fox talent competition, but it seems like the one the producers wished they stuck with from the beginning.Read more

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  3. Simon Cowell Breaks Silence on 'X Factor' Shakeup, Slams 'The Voice' (Video)

    3:49 pm 2/7/2012

    "How many records have they made, how many artists have they discovered?" he said of his NBC competitor.Read more

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  4. 'X Factor' Judge L.A. Reid Signs Deal to Return for Season 2 (Exclusive)

    3:01 am 2/4/2012

    After unexpected exits by Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones, a source tells The Hollywood Reporter that the Epic Records chief has signed a deal to return to judge the Fox show next year. Read more

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  5. 'X Factor' Shake-Up: Simon Cowell Makes Right Decision But Puts Pressure on Himself (Analysis)

    1:00 pm 1/31/2012

    Tic tac d'oh, three X's on the dole.Read more

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  6. 'X Factor' Shake-Up: Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul Break Silence on Show's Exits

    11:59 am 1/31/2012

    UPDATED: The two former "American Idol" judges, as well as Fox, address Monday's reports that Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones had been fired.Read more

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  7. 'X Factor's' Stacy Francis on Early Signs That Judges Shake-Up Was Imminent

    11:12 am 1/31/2012

    "I love Nicole, but I know she had a hard time," the Top 10 finalist tells THR of her mentor Scherzinger. "The show is a lot different than anything we've seen and I'm not sure she always knew how to handle it."Read more

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  8. 'X Factor' Shake-up: What the Media is Saying

    10:19 am 1/31/2012

    Simon Cowell's TV slaughter of castmates including Paula Abdul have people casting judgments -- and conspiracy theories -- over what happened, and how to fix the Fox show.Read more

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  9. 'X Factor' Shake-Up: How Simon Cowell Fired Paula Abdul, Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger

    8:05 pm 1/30/2012

    UPDATED: Sources tell THR that Cowell has assembled the show's creative team for a UK offsite. The purpose: a hard look in the mirror. Read more

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  10. 'X Factor' Winner: What the Viewers Are Saying

    9:13 pm 12/22/2011

    The finale of Fox's singing competition saw Melanie Amaro take home the show’s first U.S. title and a $5 million recording contract.Read more

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