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  1. Reality Bites for 'X Factor' Parent Company FremantleMedia

    1:30 am PDT 08/21/2014
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    Revenues fall as Fox cancels U.S. singing show READ MORE

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  2. AXS TV Brings Simon Cowell's 'X Factor U.K' to U.S.

    11:00 am PDT 08/06/2014
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    The music-focused network, a partnership with Ryan Seacrest and Mark Cuban, will broadcast episodes a day after they air on ITV. READ MORE

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  3. Simon Cowell Named MIPCOM's Personality of the Year

    1:17 pm PDT 07/30/2014
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    The "X Factor" and "Got Talent" producer will give a keynote talk and be honored by the TV industry confab. READ MORE

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  4. 'X Factor' Winners Alex & Sierra: 'It's About Us' (Video)

    11:05 am PDT 07/15/2014
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    The "X Factor" Season 3 winners' debut CD, "It's About Us," is available today for pre-order. READ MORE

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  5. Boy Band Emblem3 Down to 2 as Member Drew Chadwick Leaves the Group

    9:01 pm PDT 06/21/2014
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    The "X Factor" alums' album, 2013's "Nothing to Lose," debuted at No.7 on the Billboard 200. READ MORE

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  6. 'Rising Star's' Time Travel: How ABC Is Airing the Show Live for Most of America

    7:00 am PDT 06/18/2014
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    In what may be the last hope for a fatigued genre, the network leans on affiliates, the appeal of live TV and a Tinder-esque app (not its roster of talent) to sell America on another singing competition. READ MORE

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  7. Spice Girl Mel B Named Fourth Judge on 'X Factor U.K.'

    4:02 am PDT 06/11/2014
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    The singer said she is "so excited" to be joining the show and is reported to have signed a deal worth $1.67 million. READ MORE

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  8. Simon Cowell-Backed 'X Factor' Parody Musical Closes in London

    5:22 pm PDT 04/27/2014
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    The show, closing after only six weeks, had been struggling to fill seats despite generally positive reviews. READ MORE

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  9. National Geographic Channel Overhauls Management

    7:12 am PDT 04/15/2014
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    UPDATED: David Lyle is out as CEO and 21st Century Fox senior executive vp David Hill will become chairman. READ MORE

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  10. I Can't Sing!: Theater Review

    8:57 pm PDT 03/27/2014
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    Simon Cowell's talent show "The X Factor" is both mocked and celebrated in this surreal stage musical, which has the British media mogul's blessing and backing. READ MORE

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  11. Revenue, Profits Up at German Giant Bertelsmann

    2:39 am PDT 03/26/2014
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    The owner of 'American Idol' Producer FremantleMedia, music group BMG and broadcaster RTL Group posts net profits of $1.2 billion for 2013. READ MORE

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  12. Cheryl Cole to Return to 'X Factor' U.K.

    6:00 pm PDT 03/10/2014
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    "Be careful what you wish for," Simon Cowell teased on Twitter. READ MORE

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  13. Profits Soar at RTL Group

    11:08 pm PST 03/05/2014
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    The European broadcast giant, which owns "Amercian Idol" producer FremantleMedia, booked $1.3 billion in profits in 2013, a 37.4 percent jump. READ MORE

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  14. Simon Cowell Welcomes Baby Boy

    4:19 pm PST 02/14/2014
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    The producer's girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, gave birth to a son in New York Friday. READ MORE

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  15. Why Simon Cowell Couldn't Save 'X Factor' (Analysis)

    6:30 am PST 02/12/2014
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    After a last-minute approach to NBC, the reality mogul heads back to Britain as insiders debate his "grumpy uncle" appeal in a changed TV landscape. READ MORE

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  16. Fox Cancels 'The X Factor'

    4:00 pm PST 02/07/2014
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    After three seasons of underperforming ratings, and just as many judges panels, the network is nixing Simon Cowell's "American Idol" follow-up. READ MORE

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  17. Fox's Chase Carey Says 'American Idol' Is 'Winding Down,' Talks 2013 Film Disappointments

    10:36 am PST 02/06/2014
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    On a Thursday earnings call, after news of lower quarterly profits, the 21st Century Fox CEO address reality ratings losses, FXX's big "Simpsons" gamble and the continued push into sports. READ MORE

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  18. Bertelsmann Boosts 2013 Revenues to $22.1 Billion, Profits to $3.1 Billion

    6:34 am PST 01/31/2014
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    The German media giant controls leading European broadcaster RTL Group and production firm FremantleMedia, makers of “American Idol.” READ MORE

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  19. 'X Factor Israel' Ends First Season With Big Ratings

    2:56 am PST 01/15/2014
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    The season average for the local version of the music competition created by Simon Cowell outperformed the ratings for Israeli hit format "Rising Star," while the latter had a bigger finale. READ MORE

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  20. 'The Bachelor': 'X Factor' Alum Josh Krajcik to Perform

    2:54 pm PST 01/07/2014
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    The season-one runner-up will serenade Juan Pablo Galavis and one lucky bachelorette on the ABC series next Monday. READ MORE

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  21. 'Duck Dynasty,' Ariana Grande, The Killers: 16 Christmas Hits Lighting Up Holiday Charts

    10:27 am PST 12/24/2013
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    2013's holiday releases include punk rock renditions, revamped classic Christmas carols and collaborations with Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand and Elvis Presley. READ MORE

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