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X Factor double elimination

10 hours ago | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

The 'X Factor' will lose another two contestants this weekend. The ITV show has announced that its remaining seven contestants will be whittled down to just five in a double elimination. The act with the least public votes will leave tonight (22.11.14) with a sing-off on Sunday (23.11.14), where another act will leave. Simon Cowell is the only judge guaranteed to have at least one act remaining, following this weekend's double cut. The 55-year-old media mogul still has three acts in the competition - Ben Haenow, Fleur East and Stevi Ritchie - whilst both Mel B and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini each have just one act »

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Fleur East feels pressure to pick the right songs

12 hours ago | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Fleur East feels ''pressure'' because Simon Cowell lets her make her own decisions. The 'X Factor' hopeful feels lucky that her mentor allows her to play a big part in selecting her performances each week, but as a result she knows it is her responsibility if things go wrong. She said: ''There have been a few weeks where other contestants have maybe complained about songs, but Simon always asks me. ''I feel a lot of pressure because, if it doesn't go well, it's on my shoulders, but at the same time I wouldn't leave with any regrets. ''For instance, he thought the lift »

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Mel B for Coronation Street stint

20 November 2014 3:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Fleur East feels ''pressure'' because Simon Cowell lets her make her own decisions. The 'X Factor' hopeful feels lucky that her mentor allows her to play a big part in selecting her performances each week, but as a result she knows it is her responsibility if things go wrong. She said: ''There have been a few weeks where other contestants have maybe complained about songs, but Simon always asks me. ''I feel a lot of pressure because, if it doesn't go well, it's on my shoulders, but at the same time I wouldn't leave with any regrets. ''For instance, he thought the lift »

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From Larry Stylinson to the Vomit Shrine: Vulture’s One Direction Glossary

18 November 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

With the release of their new album Four, One Direction is making deliberate strides towards shedding their "boy band manufactured by Simon Cowell after being voted out of X Factor" image. But as Paul Rudd's fanatic adult Directioner character Dan Charles on Saturday Night Live illustrates, we Directioners are not so quick to forget: The 1D fandom is infamous for (among other things) its all-or-nothing attitude regarding the band's origin stories. You either know Niall's a natural blond or you're shamed on your way out the door, dummy. But now you don't have to be a dummy. Here is everything you need to know in order to catch you up on the U.K.'s most delicious export since gravy.0The number of people in Liam Payne's entire class who showed up to his 16th birthday party. 5SOSThe acronym for 5 Seconds of Summer, the Australian pop-punk group discovered »

- Brodie Lancaster

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The X Factor's Jay James brands bullying rumours "bulls**t"

17 November 2014 11:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor's Jay James has dismissed rumours that he was a bullying influence in the contestants' house, and also confirmed he would be making a record.

Tabloid reports last week suggested that the 31-year-old had been intimidating the other acts, but the eliminated contestant was quick to brand the reports false.

X Factor Big Band Week review: Shall we all start voting for Stevi?

Speaking to Digital Spy, James said: "That's just bulls**t. It upset me yesterday because I am a people person. I love people and I did kind of take on the father role in the house in trying to pick people up and energise people.

"So to hear something like that was bulls**t, and I know a few of the other contestants heard it as well and they were like, 'What the... ?' So, whatever, it comes with the territory of being on a show like that. »

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X Factor Big Band Week review: Shall we all start voting for Stevi?

17 November 2014 7:33 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Bob Geldof shuffled onto the X Factor stage last night and apologised to the "X Factor nation" for something on the ITV singing competition that was "harrowing and not suited to an entertainment show".

It turned out that he was referring to footage of Ebola victims ahead of the Band Aid 30 premiere, rather than Saturday night's Big Band Week, but you probably understand our confusion.

Does anyone other than Simon Cowell actually enjoy Big Band Week? In the early days of X Factor, making the acts wheel out some corny Rat Pack covers actually felt worthwhile as it was the only sort of record that most of them would ever get to make. A Mother's Day record of sub-Bublé covers.

However, somewhere around series 3 or 4 when the show tried to gain an air of musical credibility, the Big Band theme has felt like an awkward sibling. A throwback to the years of Brookstein, »

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Jay James 'feels blessed' after leaving The X Factor

16 November 2014 2:22 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jay James has said that he 'feels blessed' in spite of leaving The X Factor.

The singer was sent home on Sunday's show (November 16) after a sing-off with Stevi Ritchie.

Simon Cowell on 'gentleman' Jay James's X Factor departure

Speaking about leaving the show, he said: "I'm gutted, but in a way I feel blessed. It's a strange feeling, but I couldn't have gone out to a better bloke, my best mate in the house.

"I love that man [Ritchie] so much. He's become such a close friend. It was written in the stars, I think everything happens for a reason."

He continued: "I feel really, really grateful, it's been an incredible experience. I've met some amazing people."

James added that he would like to see Fleur East or Ben Haenow win the show.

The X Factor continues next weekend on ITV.

The X Factor results show: gallery »

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X Factor: Jay James leaves competition during Big Band Week

16 November 2014 1:03 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jay James has been eliminated from The X Factor.

He faced the sing-off alongside Stevie Ritchie, after host Dermot O'Leary announced they were the bottom two acts of the week.

Both acts performed in a sing-off, with James singing 'Somewhere Only We Know' by Keane and Ritchie performing Queen's 'Somebody to Love'.

The duo's mentor Simon Cowell had to choose which of his acts to send home, picking Ritchie, while Louis Walsh came to the same decision.

Mel B sent home James, and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini sent the decision to deadlock.

Based on the public vote, James was then sent home.

Upon hearing the news, he said: "It's been absolutely incredibly, the people that I have met during this time have just been amazing."

Cowell said: "Jay, you've been a gentleman, a really nice guy to work with."

A group performance of Taylor Swift's 'Shake »

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The X Factor 2014: week six live blog as it happened

16 November 2014 12:58 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Big Band Night, Band Aid and the biggest shock of the year so far. Stuart Heritage was there for each and every incredible scene.

8.58pm GMT

And there we have it. Jay is gone and we’re now officially into X Factor’s final month. The end is in sight! I’m still probably going to run out of sausage jokes in about a fortnight, but we can probably do this!

The important thing is that you don’t forget to join me back here next Saturday at 8pm for next week’s liveblog. Not for any big reason, just that I’m vain and needy, and also your comments make me laugh. As you’re probably sick of hearing, I’m on Twitter at @StuHeritage. That is all. Incredible Scenes.

8.58pm GMT

Plus, no more Skype jokes. I worry that Jay’s going to go and become the next Steve Brookstein, »

- Stuart Heritage

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The X Factor: All the best Twitter reactions to Week 6

15 November 2014 2:37 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor celebrated Big Band music tonight (November 15) with retro covers of everything from 'Cry Me a River' to 'She Bangs'.

Naturally, the contestants tackling the golden age of swing garnered quite a lot of chatter on social media.

Digital Spy rounds up the best Twitter reactions to The X Factor Week 6 below:

1. The holidays are just around the corner, but Simon 'Debbie Downer' Cowell certainly was Not full of cheer in his critiques tonight.

Simon talking some shit tonight... Love him

Louie Spence (@louiespence) November 15, 2014

Andrea's beard is even more impressive than Simon Cowell's #XFactor pic.twitter.com/8qtqcl7R9q

— Katie Weasel (@KatieWeasel) November 15, 2014

Simon Cowell wasn't even watching Andrea. He was watching them violinist incase they had eggs at the ready. #XFactor

Jack Jones (@Jonezy113) November 15, 2014

Debbie Downer pic.twitter.com/9NF1O6wSrn

— clare hagiioannu (@clarehagiioannu) November 15, 2014

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The X Factor: What did the judges say about Big Band Week?

15 November 2014 2:20 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Week Six saw The X Factor contestants pay tribute to Big Band music with an eclectic group of performances.

Digital Spy rounds up what Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B and Louis Walsh had to say about Saturday night's (November 15) acts - and if you missed the show, you can catch up with all the performances below, too:

1. Andrea Faustini: 'Summertime' by George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward

Cheryl: "You absolutely brought that to life. One word. Amazeballs."

Simon: "It lacked that gritty passion which you need with that song. I thought it was going to go somewhere and it didn't. And you're pulling these terrible faces, like you're in pain."

2. Lauren Platt: 'Smile' by Nat King Cole

Louis: "It's just so effortless like you're born to do this. You're always note-perfect."

Mel B: "You look absolutely stunning. Your technique vocally is flawless. »

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One Direction: 'It's not a question of burnout: we enjoy it' exclusive interview

15 November 2014 4:01 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Theyve had 95 international number ones and are worth £70m, but is the worlds biggest boy band outgrowing its fans? And if so, what next?

How to write a boyband hit by One Directions songwriters

Not long ago, I travelled to mountain-zone America, on a short trip to interview a singer, for which I was picked up in a car laid on by one of the big record labels. The driver noted my British accent and said, You like One Direction?

I hadnt kept up with One Direction since The X Factor, though I knew the rough narrative. The boy band had finished third in 2010, and gone on to make decent gains in the British charts, before taking their preppy, 60s-influenced synth-pop to America where they boomed, selling server-towers worth of a first album, Up All Night. Their second and third albums, 2012s Take Me Home and 2013s Midnight Memories, went »

- Tom Lamont

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X Factor: Stevi Ritchie is looking for love - are you the one for him?

14 November 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor's Stevi Ritchie is looking for love... so could you be the girl for him?

We caught up with Stevi backstage at the X Factor studios recently - where he told us he's planning to come off Tinder and dating websites - and he opened up about what he's looking for in a lady. So watch our video below to find out if you fit the bill:

But we know what you're thinking... what about Chloe Jasmine? Well, Stevi clears up exactly what happened with them - including his confusion about the "sixth base" fiasco - so if you're keen, you might still be in luck.

Still, you'd better move quickly because Simon Cowell has some dates lined up for Stevi and he's very excited about them!

The X Factor continues tomorrow (November 15) at 8.15pm on ITV. »

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Is Simon Cowell's Son Joining One Direction?

14 November 2014 4:25 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Like most fathers, Simon Cowell couldn't help posting an adorable video of his nine-month-old son, Eric, on his Facebook page Thursday. And it appears the little one, whose mother is Cowell's girlfriend Lauren Silverman, may indeed have some musical chops. The music and TV producer, 55, posted a video of Eric drumming along to One Direction's "Story Of My Life" and captioned the video, "One Direction have just hired Eric as their new drummer." (See it below!) Although Cowell recently admitted he's not "exactly a hands on dad," and that he would like to "fast forward a few years so »

- Mia McNiece

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Priyanka Chopra’s Got Talent; Benedict Cumberbatch Has Bifa: Global Showbiz Briefs

13 November 2014 10:00 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra is set to join Shah Rukh Khan as co-host of Got Talent World Stage Live, an extension of Simon Cowell’s Got Talent franchise. The show, to be shot in Mumbai, will feature performances by local and international artists and be broadcast on Colors TV. Chopra has starred in some of the biggest Bollywood hits of all time including Krrish 3, Don 2 and Ra.One. The latter two also starred Srk. According to Bollywood Hungama, the pair might perform together during the Mumbai show on December 6.

Scandinavian genre films remain high on international distributors’ lists as evidenced by activity at the just-wrapped Afm. After selling its Department Q trilogy of thrillers to Sundance Selects in North America, TrustNordisk says it also has closed a number of deals on upcoming fantasy adventure film The Shamer’s Daughter. Currently in post, the film is based on the book by Lene Kaaberbol, »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Simon Cowell's Son Is Already a One Direction Fan

13 November 2014 6:46 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Post by Simon Cowell. It seems that Simon Cowell isn't the only music-lover in his family. Simon shared an adorable video on his Facebook page of his son, Eric, drumming along to the One Direction song "Story of My Life." Though the X Factor judge's son is only 9 months old, it seems that he may just be headed for musical greatness. Simon captioned the sweet and smiley video, "One Direction have just hired Eric as their new drummer." Simon is close with the popular boy band, having signed them to his record label after helping form them during season seven of UK's The X Factor in 2010. Now it seems that Simon isn't the only fan in the family. Since Simon has an in with the boys, Eric just might be in luck. Front Page Image Source: Getty / Dave M. Benett »

- Aemilia-Madden

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Priyanka Chopra and Shah Rukh Khan to host TV show together

13 November 2014 3:56 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Few months ago, prior to the release of the blockbuster Happy New Year, we had reported that Shah Rukh Khan will be a hosting a show which is produced by the 'Got Talent' producer Simon Cowell. Though speculations then claimed that it was a part of the promotions for Happy New Year, producer Morani always denied it and maintained that it was individual event. Now, it has finally been revealed that Shah Rukh Khan's Don costar, Priyanka Chopra too will be a part of this. The actress will be hosting the show along with the superstar and the two will add a lot of peppy and witty elements to it. It is also being said that they will perform on stage but that decision is yet to be taken. The show in question is an extension of 'Got Talent' and 'India's Got Talent' titled 'Got Talent World Stage' where »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Randy Jackson Leaves 'American Idol' After 13 Seasons

11 November 2014 4:34 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Randy Jackson announced today that he will not be returning for Season 14 of American Idol. Here's what the veteran music producer had to say in a statement to Deadline about leaving the series.

"After 13 seasons, I felt now was the perfect time to leave American Idol. I'm proud to have been a part of a series that discovered some incredible artists and will go down in history as one of the most successful television shows ever. A true original, Idol started it all. Onto what's next."

Randy Jackson was one of the original American Idol judges alongside Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul when the show first debuted in 2002. He stayed on as a judge for the first 12 seasons, before he announced in May 2013 that he would be leaving the show. Just a few months later, he came back in a new role as a mentor for Season 13, working with contestants »

- MovieWeb

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Bye, Dawg: Randy Jackson is leaving 'American Idol' after 13 seasons

11 November 2014 4:14 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Randy Jackson won't be returning to "American Idol" next year. The longtime judge (and later mentor) has announced that he's exiting the Fox reality series after 13 seasons: “I’m proud to have been a part of a series that discovered some incredible artists and will go down in history as one of the most successful television shows ever," Jackson told Deadline in a statement. "A true original, 'Idol' started it all. Onto what’s next.” Jackson was one of the three original "Idol" judges alongside Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul. He first announced he was leaving last May, but decided to return as a mentor, working with contestants during "Rush Week" and later in the finals. His exit leaves host Ryan Seacrest as the series' only remaining original cast member. “Randy has been such an integral part of 'American Idol' since day one, both as a judge and as a mentor, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Sharon Osbourne slams X Factor panel

11 November 2014 3:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Sharon Osbourne thinks 'The X Factor' judging panel is s**t this year. The 62-year-old television personality returned to the show as a judge in 2013 following a four year stint from 2004 to 2007, but has slammed the current panel, featuring Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Mel B, insisting the former Spice Girls star is the only interesting mentor. The feisty mother-of-three hit out at the ITV show, saying: ''Mel B is the only one with a real opinion. Everything else is bulls**t.'' Taking her torrent of abuse against the show to another level, she explained that she thinks the talent »

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