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London -- U.K. media regulator Ofcom said Monday that Simon Cowell's X Factor on TV network ITV gave London's five-star Corinthia Hotel "undue prominence" in an episode last year and therefore breached Britain's programming rules. "No undue prominence may be given in programming to a product, service or trademark," those rules state. They define "undue prominence" as a result of mentions that have no editorial justification or as a result of "the manner in which a product, service or trademark appears or is referred to in programming.” In a live episode that aired in October, the 13

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