Simon Cowell hands Matt Cardle over to ‘credible’ label Columbia

March 15, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

Simon Cowell has passed Matt Cardle over to record label Columbia in the rather-optimistic hope they can transform him in to X Factor’s first-ever ‘credible’ rock act. The music mogul has shocked the world by admitting there are tasks even he can’t manage and decided the 27-year-old would be better off under the other label,…

Lily Allen may replace Simon Cowell on UK X Factor judging panel

March 4, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Lily Allen has reportedly been asked by X Factor bosses to replace Simon Cowell on the UK judging panel. According to The Sun, Simon ordered producers to “break the bank” to secure the singer as a judge. Lily’s notorious acid tongue and spikey wit would make her a surefire hit on the show if she…

Cher Lloyd and X Factor co-stars snubbed by Cheryl Cole, claims Mary Byrne

February 24, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

Cher Lloyd and her X Factor rivals Katie Waissel and Rebecca Ferguson have been ignored by mentor Cheryl Cole since leaving the show, according to fellow contestant Mary Byrne. The Irish warbler told The Sun that while all the other finalists have stayed in contact with the judges, Cheryl hasn’t yet spoken to her protégés….

Jennifer Lopez turns down Simon Cowell’s pleas to join US X Factor judging panel

February 15, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Jennifer Lopez has resisted an attempt by Simon Cowell to poach her from American Idol to join the US X Factor judging panel. The actress and singer is currently starring alongside Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson as a judge on Simon Fuller’s ‘Idol’ and, according to The Daily Mirror, has been begged by the X…

One Direction hit jackpot with £2 million record deal

January 28, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

X Factor boyband One Direction have received a huge £2 million investment from Simon Cowell’s Syco record label, setting them on the way to becoming one of Britain’s biggest pop bands. The boys were initially handed just £8,000 each when they signed the deal, but the new cash injection should turn them in to one…

Simon Cowell promises US X Factor announcement in “two weeks”

January 27, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

X Factor’s Simon Cowell has promised to release details about the hotly-anticipated US version of the show within “two weeks”, and also fuelled speculation that he may quit the British show. Despite rumours surrounding the judging panel line up going in to overdrive, Cowell remained tight-lipped and insisted that nothing has been confirmed. He said:…

Aiden Grimshaw set for record deal with Simon Cowell thanks to Matt Cardle

January 26, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

X Factor’s Aiden Grimshaw has been offered the chance of a record deal with Simon Cowell’s Syco label after an internet campaign to get him signed was backed by winner Matt Cardle. Fans of the 19-year-old singer launched the ‘Get Aiden signed’ campaign across Twitter and Facebook, forcing phrases such as ‘sign Aiden now’ and…

Cheryl Cole may lose out on US X Factor job to Rihanna or Katy Perry

January 25, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

Cheryl Cole’s US X Factor dreams were cast in to doubt as an insider claimed she may be set to lose out on the judge’s role to Rihanna or Katy Perry. A pal of Cheryl’s rumoured boyfriend Derek Hough told The Sun that US TV bosses are arguing with Simon Cowell over her appointment as…

Cheryl Cole gets thumbs-up for US X Factor from TV boss

January 13, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Cheryl Cole looks even closer to joining Simon Cowell on the US X Factor judging panel after a TV bigwig declared she would be ‘terrific’ for the role. Cheryl Cole gets thumbs-up for Simon Cowell US X Factor from TV boss Peter Rice, Head of Entertainment for the Fox network, told TV show Access Hollywood:…

One Direction’s Liam Payne devastated after sister’s boyfriend Craig Glaze killed in fight

January 10, 2011 | by

One Direction’s Liam Payne has suffered a tragedy after his sister Nicola’s boyfriend, Craig Glaze, died following his involvement in a fight. Craig, 25, died from head injuries following a fight on New Year’s Day. A 24-year-old has been arrested and charged with manslaughter. The Daily Mirror reported that  Craig was confronted by the male…

Olly Murs set for date with The Only Way Is Essex star Jessica

December 22, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

X Factor’s Olly Murs is going on a date with The Only Way Is Essex star Jessica after her Nanny Pat cheekily set them up. Olly, 26, and Mark Wright’s sister Jessica, 25, met after appearing in a photoshoot along with her dear old Nanny Pat for More magazine. A source told The Daily Mirror:…

Matt Cardle’s mentor Danni Minogue is voted Celebrity of the Year 2010

December 20, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

X Factor judge Dannii Minogue has been voted Metro’s Celebrity of the Year for the second time in three years. The 38-year-old won the hearts of the public this year thanks to her honest and fair judging comments and her victory with winner Matt Cardle. She also became a role model for working mums after…

Simon Cowell’s duty free tax bill

December 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

X Factor boss Simon Cowell’s preference for yeast-free beer saw him picking up a hefty tax bill at the airport. The music mogul had brought ten cases of Japanese beer Sapporo on holiday with him to Barbados but was slapped with a £100 tax bill as he was found to be over the duty free…

Simon Cowell offers George Michael US X Factor job

December 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

George Michael has reportedly been offered a £1 million deal by Simon Cowell to join the US X Factor judging panel. Simon was spotted leaving the 47-year-old pop icon’s home last month, and it believed George sees the job as an opportunity to salvage his career following his drug-driving convictions. A source told The Sun:…

Matt Cardle debuts video of X Factor winning song ‘When We Collide’

December 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The video for X Factor 2010 winner Matt Cardle’s debut single has been launched with the singer heading for Christmas number one. ‘When We Collide’, a cover of the Biffy Clyro single ‘Many of Horror’, sold more than 100,000 copies in the first 24 hours of its release following Cardle’s victory on Sunday night’s X…

X Factor winner Matt Cardle’s Biffy Clyro cover sparks outrage amongst fans

December 14, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

X Factor’s Matt Cardle has released Many of Horror (renamed When We Collide) by rock band Biffy Clyro, to the anger of the Scottish trio’s fans. Within seconds of the song choice being revealed on Sunday a Facebook page was set up campaigning for the original version to be Christmas number one instead, and Twitter…

X Factor final duets: Cher Lloyd rumoured to perform with Will I Am

December 9, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The X Factor final’s celebrity duets are one of the most talked-about moments each year, and Saturday’s slots are set to be the most star-studded yet with Christina Aguilera, Rhianna, Will I Am and Robbie Willams all confirmed as guests. Black Eyed Peas frontman Will I Am is expected to duet with Cher Lloyd after…