Britney Spears left The X Factor a while ago and we were all wondering who would replace her and by “we all” I mean, honestly no one really. Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato really wanted Lady Gaga. Instead, they got Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio. My, how far we’ve slipped.
I mean, really? Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubino? It could have been worse. We could have gotten Khloe Kardashian.
Sources connected to FOX tell TMZ the pair are in final negotiations to join the show … with only minor details left to be hammered out before they sign on.
We’re told the deals will be done in the next few days, possibly as early as tomorrow.
I can’t remember who Paulina Rubio is. We didn’t even have a category for her on this site. And Kelly Rowland’s biggest news has been her disappearing and reappearing mole. Ms. Rowland was a judge on Britain’s X Factor and I’m guessing the producers and Mr. Cowell enjoyed her presence and was invited back. I don’t get the Paulina Rubio factor (haha pun intended). Is she more popular than I think she is?
Here’s a photo of her from 10 days ago.
She seems fun?
Oh and none for you L.A. Reid.
May 20, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Producers have confirmed that the Kardashian sister will no longer host the series, but co-host Mario Lopez will be back for another go-round. “We really enjoyed working with her and wish her all the best in her future endeavors,” a spokesperson for the show said in a statement.
Classic breakup line. Classic.
Simon Cowell said that he’s excited to welcome [Mario] Lopez back to the show along with returning judge Demi Lovato. “I’m thrilled Mario is back for season three of ‘The X Factor.’ Hosting a live show and keeping the judges — especially Demi — in line is not an easy job, but Mario is a pro and we are glad he’s coming back,” he said.
The network has not revealed whether someone will replace Kardashian or whether the show will revert to a single-host format. British TV presenter Steve Jones hosted the show solo when it premiered in the U.S. back in 2011.
Maybe she can go cry about it on her mom’s new talk show.
April 22, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
So the ‘X-Factor‘ finale was last night, and Britney Spears looked amazing, which is probably a not-so-subtle hint as to who I think looked better (no lie; I’ll save you the anticipation: it’s Britney). We’re not here to discuss the fact that LeAnn Rimes sabotaged a sweet, innocent thirteen-year-old‘s career (because if you didn’t already know, Carly Rose Sonenclar didn’t win—the other guy, Tate Stevens, did, and even Fox News is saying that CRS lost because of LeAnn’s booze antics). No, we’re here to talk about a good, old-fashioned fashion battle, and who won (ahem, Britney).
Here’s full-size Britney:
And full-size Demi:
So go ahead, guys—tell me how you really feel: who did their dress better?
December 21, 2012 at 7:30 am by Sarah
From E! Online:
The X Factor will be housing two former Disney pop princesses at its judging table in season two!
Teen idol Demi Lovato has officially joined the Fox hit reality series as the fourth and final judge, sources confirm to E! News.
Lovato is set to join Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and fellow newbie judge Britney Spears when the show returns in September.
While Fox isn’t commenting on Lovato’s hiring, the 19-year-old singer is expected to make an appearance tomorrow at the network’s upfront presentation in New York City. Spears is also expected to appear at the event where a formal announcement about the duo joining the show will be made.
News of Lovato officially joining the show was first reported by TMZ.
Last week, Spears finalized her deal to join the show. As we previously reported, Spears will get $15 million for one season’s worth of work.
Before Lovato signed on, The X Factor was reportedly courting fellow former Disney star Miley Cyrus, but sources told us she was never approached with an offer.
Cowell had been on the hunt for two judges to replace Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger since he fired them in January.
So how great is the next season of X Factor going to be now? Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, and, uh, that other dude. Can you even imagine all the hijinks these judges will get into? What I really want to see is the interaction between Simon and Britney. I think that will be absolutely priceless. Like, what if Simon pulls out some of his smooth moves with the ladies and manages to woo Britney? Think about what a powerful couple that would be. Think about the dynamic between those two. Now consider what would happen if Demi Lovato had secret feelings for Simon that went unnoticed, creating a sordid love triangle. What great television, right?
In completely unrelated news, I wonder if people ever write any fan fiction about X Factor?
May 14, 2012 at 5:30 am by Emily
Yup, Britney Spears. On television. Judging others for their musical performances. Is this the shit, or is this the shit? Come on, pick one! There’s no wrong answers here today, folks! From MTV.com:
Simon Cowell has hinted that he wants to reload the judges panel on “X Factor” with two new women and according to reports, he’s close to landing a superstar who might help the second season of his talent contest much more interesting.
While names including Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey have been bandied about as possible replacements for Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul,? the buzz has continued to focus on Britney Spears. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Spears’ fiancé/agent, Jason Trawick, is on the verge of closing a deal as early as next week.
Cowell has played it coy with the Spears rumors over the past several weeks, telling reporters in a conference call that “there’s going to be a lot of twists and turns over the next few weeks and a lot of things we’re going to announce.” A spokesperson for “Factor” could not be reached for comment at press time.
Now, again. How awesome would this be? Well, I’ll tell you. It’d be FRICKING FABULOUS. And if the rumors were true about LeAnn Rimes joining the cast, too? Oh, I would be in snark-the-f-ck out heaven. I would watch this show each and every single night that it’s on, and if you know me personally, you’ll know that’s quite a feat, considering the fact that, like Lindsay Lohan on a coke binge, I can barely sit still for more than five minutes at a time, let alone for an entire television show.
And finally, if you thought Paula Abdul was a crazy “live” television personality, just wait ’til the world gets a hold on Britney. If she gets this gig, she will have secured her place on television for the rest of her life. I mean, could you just imagine the continuous demand?
Photo courtesy of X17
March 9, 2012 at 11:30 am by Sarah
*Waving my arm around excitedly* Ooh, I did, I did! And I loved it! It had all of the fun that a once-loved show by the name of American Idol use to have, and I’m pleased and happy to say that I’ve found a new talent-scouting show to take its place. My life feels complete again, guys. Plus, the talent was amazing. Way more amazing than the that showcased on the first few episodes of Idol. I mean, did you see Stacy Francis, the 42-year-old mom? Holy Jesus, I almost fell off the bed. The bitch had me in tears.
And then there was, of course, the crazy, scary man dressed in some kind of weird track suit who exposed his decidedly floppy penis and made Paula (oh yes, PAULA ABDUL, friends) run to the toilet for a vom sesh.
Then there was Chris Rene, the last act of the night, who performed something called ‘Young Homie,’ and when I heard that he’d be singing something called ‘Young Homie,’ something that he wrote, I just about gagged. But I caught myself in judging before it was time, and listened anyway (not like I was going to shut the damn show off in the last ten minutes). And this guy? THIS GUY? Man. I’m not even going to spoil the guy’s story for you, because it’s pretty good, so I recommend you just watch the video, and the entire video at that.
Man. Right? RIGHT? Damn. He’s got me going all over again. I’ve got to go and take some Tylenol and wipe my eyes. I am a damn BASKET CASE today.
What stuck out to you guys as way memorable? Aside from Simon’s crazy-creepy puffer fish eyes, of course. Did you watch it? If so, what did you think? And more importantly, will you be tuning in again tonight?