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  1. 'X Factor's' First Live Show: A View From Inside

    11:46 am 10/26/2011

    Which contestant got the loudest cheers? Who of the judges was ready to rumble? What was Tuesday night's most awkward moment? Its most triumphant? THR had a prime view of the Top 17's battle for vocal supremacy. Read more

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  2. 'The X Factor': Enrique Iglesias, Pharrell Williams Join Judges as Guest Mentors

    2:36 pm 10/13/2011

    For the "judges homes" portion of the contest, L.A. Reid recruited Rihanna, Nicole Scherzinger has been paired with Latin heartthrob Iglesias, while Paula Abdul partners with N.E.R.D.'s Williams. As for Simon Cowell? His star partner was grounded -- literally. Read more

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  3. 'The X Factor' Vs. 'American Idol:' Who's Leading the Battle for Talent Show Supremacy (Analysis)

    4:26 pm 10/7/2011

    Does Simon Cowell’s latest have what it takes to unseat the primetime powerhouse or do the ratings tell the story? What did "X Factor" get right that "Idol" neglected? How do the judges stack up? And what’s in a name? Plenty. THR offers a no-nonsense assessment of Fox's singing showdown.Read more

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  4. 'X Factor' Contestant Chris Rene Becomes YouTube Sensation (Video)

    2:22 pm 9/26/2011

    The California trash collector's show audition has more than 2 million hits to date and has also spawned cover versions of "Young Homie."Read more

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  5. Analysis: Forget Ratings Worries -- Judge X Factor On Its Content, Promise

    8:33 am 9/23/2011

    Now, produce a winner who's really a star.Read more

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  6. 'The X Factor': Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid's 10 Best Quotes From Thursday's Show

    10:27 pm 9/22/2011

    "You were getting on my nerves when you were talking, but when you started singing, I wanted to slit my wrists," Reid tells one auditioner.Read more

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  7. 'The X Factor's' L.A. Reid: 'I'm Not Harsher Than Simon Cowell'

    8:44 pm 9/22/2011

    The record executive also addresses the inevitable Randy Jackson comparisons, telling THR, "He's been doing this successfully for 11 years; that's certainly not an insult."Read more

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  8. 'The X Factor' Partners with Verizon Wireless

    6:08 pm 9/22/2011

    Fox's competition show and the wireless company created a new interactive app called "The Xtra Factor." Read more

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  9. 'The X Factor' Redux: 5 Afterthoughts on the Show’s Premiere

    4:13 pm 9/22/2011

    Why was Cheryl Cole fired again? What happened to mean Simon Cowell? And about that naked crazy guy...Read more

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  10. Simon Cowell's 'The X Factor' Premieres Lower Than 'American Idol'

    6:27 am 9/22/2011

    UPDATED: 12.5 million tune in for "X Factor," which bowed to an 8.7 household rating, down nearly 50 percent compared to the tenth season premiere of "American Idol."Read more

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