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  1. 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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  2. '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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  3. '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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  4. '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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  5. '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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  6. 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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  7. 'X Factor' Judge Paula Abdul on Simon Cowell: 'I Get a Kick Out of Seeing Him Happy' (Q&A)

    9:13 pm 9/21/2011

    "It was great, but you need time away, and it’s a total blessing that these few years allowed for us to breathe," says Abdul of her eight-year stint at the "American Idol" judges' table. Read more

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  8. 'The X Factor' Premiere: Simon Cowell Won Over by Young Rachel Crow’s Song, Emotional Backstory (Video)

    8:39 pm 9/21/2011

    "My family has like no money," she says. "We live in a two-bedroom house, and I have six people in my family."Read more

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  9. Simon Cowell's 'The X Factor' Premieres; Viewer Reactions Mixed

    7:56 pm 9/21/2011

    Many tear up at the emotional backstories of auditioners, while others question the judges' decisions and whether any of the contestants were "set up."Read more

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  10. 'The X Factor': Cast Weighs In on How Show Handled Cheryl Cole's Exit

    6:00 am 9/21/2011

    In outtakes from THR's August cover story, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, L.A. Reid and host Steve Jones discuss the original judge’s very public dismissal.Read more

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