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Thank God: ‘The X Factor’ USA Has Been Canceled

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I really wanted to love The X Factor USA – honestly I did. I’m a big fan of the UK version and thought, you know, a US version would probably be okay… except not, because America tends to ruin absolutely everything they adapt from across the pond. It’s been an absolute shit show for the past three reasons, has launched absolutely zero stars and can’t seem to hold onto any of the judges, who all take the paycheck and then realise they got themselves into a hot ass mess.

In any case, someone at Fox finally said enough is enough and cut the cord on The X Factor. That’s right: it’s been cancelled! No more Simon Cowell‘s grumpy face (he’s headed back to the UK version), no more Demi Lovato… doing whatever. No more other rotating panelists, none of which were any good at all. It’s done. Finito. Can you hear the angels rejoice?

Here’s Simon’s statement:

“I’ve had a fantastic time over the last 12 years, both on The X Factor and American Idol.

“And apart from being lucky enough to find some amazing talent on the shows, I have always had an incredible welcome from the American public (most of the time!).

“Last year, for a number of reasons, I had to make a decision to return to the UK version of The X Factor in 2014.

“So for now, I’m back to the UK and I want to thank Fox for being an incredible partner and I also want to thank everybody who has supported my shows. America, I’ll see you soon!”

Well… okay. See ya later, alligator. Thank God this shit is over. But wait, there’s more! Here’s what FOX entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly had to say:

“To all of us at Fox, Simon is more than one of the most prolific TV personalities of our time – he’s part of our family.

“A consummate showman and partner, there’s no-one more passionate or creative than Simon, and we feel so fortunate to have enjoyed such a wonderful, collaborative relationship with him over the past 12 years.Unfortunately, there is no X Factor USA without Simon Cowell, but we understand and support his decision to focus on the international formats and on the next phase of his personal life. We wish him the very best, and it’s our sincere hope that we work together again soon.”

Right, fair enough. The end. But I do not believe it’s over because Simon is leaving. It’s over because it was shit. K, that’s it.

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  • Ok, let me get this straight… If “America tends to ruin absolutely everything they adapt from across the pond….” does that mean in the UK you are a nice, non-bitchy, non-whiney, relevant, considerate, and friendly lesbo-blogger? Fuuuuuuck……

    • Not sure what my (or anyone’s) sexuality has to do with anything, or why you assume I’m British by birth… but nice try, Chaz. And glad you seem to have a masochistic personality since you’ve stuck around despite hating it/me so much! :)

      • Actually it has nothing to do with anything, it’s just the only redeeming quality you’ve shown on this site. As for the Brit thing, I never made that assumption.

      • Seeing as this site (and celebrity gossip in general) has absolutely zero to do with who I am as a person, I’m cool with that. Glad to have you around, Chaz!

      • That’s painfully evident… Just taking a shot here, but can you see nothing wrong with that? You should do what you love. It’s obvious with the writing, lack of posts, and lack of reader participation that this site is dying.

      • You assume I do nothing else outside of this site, which is the first problem. Secondly, if you (or anyone) takes celebrity gossip to heart and personalizes it, you perhaps should reevaluate what else you have going. Celebrity culture is a farce and exists to be examined and yes, made fun of. Not that I should have to explain that to an adult…

        In any case, your views on the site, its writing, etc is all very nice and valid because we’re all entitled to our opinions, but the personal attacks are unwarranted and happen ALL THE TIME, which is a bit odd considering I don’t know you at all. I’d certainly never turn away traffic and you’re always welcome here, but if you hate it so much, there are a million of other celebrity gossip sites in the sea for you to visit… Most of the time when I so actively dislike something, I simply avoid it rather than continuing to try and insult the people behind it (or the thing itself). That’s the last I’ll comment on this. Have a nice day, Chaz.

      • I made no such assumptions….. I was talking about your disinterest in your job on this site… It’s fairly evident. For someone who makes a living with the written word, your reading comprehension sucks.

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  • Just found this website and am poking around with interest. I do not know how much hate mail or hater comments y’all get, but so far…this site seems much nicer than some (which is why I can no longer visit there). I agree with Ms Jennifer if someone does not like it here (for whatever reason) there are plenty of other places to go. Life is too short to spend it at websites that upset you and life is much too short to spend so much time with negative comments. Blessings!

  • i’m just disappointed because the x factor has been something I’ve wanted to go audition for