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In a year like this, we need Bake Off’s sugary embrace | Lucy Mangan

23 August 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Terror, Brexit, Trump. No wonder we’re looking for kindness and gentleness on our television screens

Forget yer mists and yer mellow fruitfulness. Chuck out yer close-bosomed friendship with the maturing sun. If autumn’s on the way, it must be The Great British Bake Off (returning tonight for its seventh sinfully delicious series), Strictly Come Dancing (embarking on its 14th sashay across the floor on 3 September) and The X Factor (the 13th season of which starts on Saturday).

Related: Bake Off is PC? Show me a reality show that isn’t contrived | Gaby Hinsliff

Related: Surely, finally, this is the end for The X Factor

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- Lucy Mangan

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Emmy-Nominated Comedy Series Production Designers Discuss Their Craft

17 August 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Need your series to pop? Great production design that underscores tone, theme, and character is key. But while the best design doesn’t overshadow the action for viewers, designers are as devoted to detail in the construction of their sets as they would be if they were building their own homes. Variety spoke with the five Emmy nominees for production design for a narrative program (half-hour or less) to discuss the vagaries of locating pecky cypress wood, fashioning click farms in Culver City, and what happens when you relocate the White House to the West Coast. Trust them: production design is much more than putting up walls.

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Four-time Emmy winner John Shaffner has six nominations for CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” and 20 other noms over the course of his career, which kicked off with theater design for Joseph Papp in the late 1970s. But his real challenge this year was finding a way »

- Randee Dawn

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Why Music In Films Matters

14 August 2016 6:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Neil Calloway argues that soundtracks and scores can make or break films…

This week, Flickering Myth’s own Oli Davis made the persuasive case that Suicide Squad‘s various cuts could be seen in the music they used; with David Ayer’s original version using different styles of music to the final cut by Trailer Park. There was also the release of a report titled “The Effect of Background Music in Shark Documentaries on Viewers’ Perceptions of Sharks” that suggested people are afraid of sharks because of the ominous music used to score film scenes where they are present.  Personally, I’m frightened of sharks because I don’t want one to bite my leg off, leaving me to die an agonising death in the water while wearing only swimming shorts.

What both these stories remind us is the huge part scores and soundtracks play in films; when you get »

- Neil Calloway

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Ed Sheeran Sued For Similarities Over 'Thinking Out Loud' and Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On:' Report

9 August 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Has Ed Sheeran found himself in hot water over his 2014 single "Thinking Out Loud,"? The British singer is being sued by the family of Ed Townsend - co-writer of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" - who have accused Sheeran, 25, of stealing the melody, harmony, and rhythm composition of Gaye's 1973 hit, TMZ reports. A rep for Sheeran did not immediately respond to People's request for comment. Townsend's family weren't the only ones to allege similarities between the songs. Recently, during their 25th anniversary show in New Jersey, boyband Boyz II Men pointed out the apparent likeness between the tracks »

- Naja Rayne, @najarayne

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Naked TV – the surprise remedy for Brexit angst | Peter Bradshaw

27 July 2016 10:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Channel 4’s new dating show Naked Attraction is set to be the sulphurous super-success of the age – and an antidote to the stress of the news

It could be a measure of my essential shallowness, or that of my friends, or a general traumatised need to avoid thinking about the news, but now our conversations go something like this: “Mmm, yes, well the thing about Brexit is ... oh my God, Channel 4’S Naked Attraction! Did you See it? That guy! That woman! With the … And his … Aghhhh!!” Naked Attraction is Channel 4’s extraordinary new dating show, set to be the sulphurous super-success of the age, despite the Ofcom outrage and also the inevitable protestations of those who claim to find it “boring”. (Oh please.)

The participants see each other stark naked first — which is the way we see them. And then they have the clothed date, which »

- Peter Bradshaw

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L.A. Reid -- Bel-Air's Newest Fresh Prince (Photo Gallery)

27 July 2016 1:17 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

L.A. Reid is putting Will Smith's 'Fresh Prince' Bel-Air mansion to shame after he snapped up a multi-million dollar crib fit for a king in the same neighborhood.  The music executive -- and one-time host of "The X Factor" -- just bought a palace of a home with features you couldn't even find at a 5-star resort ... all for a pretty penny of about $18 million.  The 11,246 square foot property -- built in 2015 -- runs »

- TMZ Staff

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Simon Cowell Supports One Direction Members Going Solo But Wishes They All Stayed Loyal: 'One Flew Out of the Nest'

27 July 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Simon Cowell is fully supportive of the One Direction boys going solo, but after helping launch the singers into superstardom, the X Factor and America's Got Talent judge also wishes they would all stay close by. "I think they're all gonna do great," he told People Tuesday night about Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson on the red carpet at an America's Got Talent taping. "I worked with these guys for six years, so I always hoped they would all stay within what I call the Sony family, but I think only one won't." Noting that Payne »

- Melody Chiu, @chiumelo

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Simon Cowell Supports One Direction Members Going Solo But Wishes They All Stayed Loyal: 'One Flew Out of the Nest'

27 July 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Simon Cowell is fully supportive of the One Direction boys going solo, but after helping launch the singers into superstardom, the X Factor and America's Got Talent judge also wishes they would all stay close by. "I think they're all gonna do great," he told People Tuesday night about Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson on the red carpet at an America's Got Talent taping. "I worked with these guys for six years, so I always hoped they would all stay within what I call the Sony family, but I think only one won't." Noting that Payne »

- Melody Chiu, @chiumelo

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Tyra Banks Taps Rita Ora and Ashley Graham for New America's Next Top Model

22 July 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.America's Next Top Model's VH1 revival is shaping up. Tyra Banks revealed the new judging panel for the show's 23rd cycle, headed by new host Rita Ora. Banks will remain behind the scenes as executive producer for the new season, which will feature model Ashley Graham, stylist Law Roach, and Paper magazine chief creative officer Drew Elliott on the revamped judging panel. "Black Widow" singer Ora previously served on the judging panels for the U.K.'s The Voice and The X Factor. Graham is perhaps best known as »

- Adam Lujan, @adamlujan

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Axs TV Re-Ups Multi-Year Deal To Air ‘The X Factor UK’; Sets Season 13 Premiere

19 July 2016 11:11 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The X Factor UK will air on Axs TV in the U.S. for a long time to come. The cable network has re-upped a multi-year deal with FremantleMedia International and Syco Entertainment to continue to broadcast The X Factor UK, and will premiere Season 13 of the hit reality music competition series on August 28 and 29. The network will air all 32 episodes of the upcoming 13th season. Each episode will air on Axs TV 24 hours after their respective UK broadcasts, with encore… »

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Fifth Harmony Defend "Aggressive" Security Guard

5 July 2016 5:31 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Fifth Harmony is defending a security guard accused of "inappropriately touching" a fan at a hotel in Rio. After more people claimed they had also been manhandled by their bodyguards, band members Ally Brooke, Camila Cabello, Lauren Jauregui, Dinah Jane and Normani Kordei released a statement on Twitter Monday. "We have been really busy working and making sure that you guys have as amazing of an experience with us as possible," the quintet began. "But we feel like sometimes you guys forget that there are only 5 of us versus the hundreds of you." The X Factor-formed group said the murder of Christina Grimmie at a fan event has put all of them on high alert. "Our security team is set up and in place »

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Harry Styles Signs Solo Deal With Columbia Records

27 June 2016 9:07 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Harry Styles has signed a recording contract with Columbia Records,  making him a solo artist under the same company behind his group One Direction. The group, formed in 2010 on X Factor U.K., has since received four number one albums on the Billboard charts. After a hiatus in 2016 the group opted out of signing a new […]

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- Khoreen Eccleston

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Wednesday’s best TV: Celebrity MasterChef, Unlocking the Cage

21 June 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Famous faces compete in the kitchen in this 11th series. Plus: a documentary on the struggles of rights for captive animals

An 11th series of famous faces chasing a MasterChef title, with tonight’s quintet comprising comedian Tommy Cannon, The X Factor’s Sinitta, premillennial TV mainstay Donna Air, Real Hustler Alexis Conran and vlogger Marcus Butler. Contestants are asked to prove their competence by digging into the infamous mystery box, whose contents resemble the results of a trolley dash through Waitrose at closing time on Christmas Eve. The cook-off continues on Friday. Mark Gibbings-Jones

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- Mark Gibbings-Jones, Phil Harrison, John Robinson, Jonathan Wright, Jack Seale, Graeme Virtue, David Stubbs

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Sharon Osbourne Wears Her Wedding Ring to X Factor Auditions

20 June 2016 9:39 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Are Sharon Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne trying to work out their issues? Sharon walked the red carpet of the X Factor UK auditions wearing one notable accessory: her wedding ring. The surprising sight comes a little more than a month after Sharon announced she was splitting from her rocker husband after 33 years together. She took some time off from her talk show, The Talk, but returned after a couple of days and opened up about the couple's choice to split. "It's right for me," she said at the time. "I have no idea what I am going to be doing for the rest of my life. I don't know where I am going, who I'm going with and I just need time to think and really think about myself and what I »

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Ed Sheeran Defended by Singer Whose Song He’s Accused of Stealing

9 June 2016 10:28 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ed Sheeran has an unlikely ally in the $20 million copyright lawsuit against him over the song “Photograph.” “The X Factor” winner Matt Cardle, whose song “Amazing” Sheeran is accused of stealing, jumped to Sheeran’s defense on Thursday, calling him a “genius.” “Please read news articles closely. This is not my lawsuit,” Cardle wrote on Twitter. “I think @edsheeran is a genius & 100% deserves all his success.” Also Read: Ed Sheeran Slapped With $20 Million Copyright Lawsuit Over 'Photograph' Cardle’s collaborators on “Amazing” would beg to differ. On Wednesday, songwriters Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard slapped Sheeran with a $20 million lawsuit, »

- Tim Kenneally

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Ed Sheeran Faces $20 Million Copyright Lawsuit over 'Photograph'

9 June 2016 9:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Two songwriters have sued Ed Sheeran for more than $20 million, claiming that the British singer's hit song "Photograph" bears a "striking similarity" to a song they penned for a onetime winner of The X Factor, according to multiple reports. Martin Harrington and Tom Leonard filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles on Wednesday, alleging Sheeran's hit sounds suspiciously similar to a 2012 song released by British singer Matt Cardle, who won the seventh season of X Factor. They're seeking a jury trial and damages in excess of $20 million, as well as royalties from the song. According to Harrington and Leonard, the chorus »

- Stephanie Petit, @stephpetit_

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Ed Sheeran Faces $20 Million Copyright Lawsuit over 'Photograph'

9 June 2016 9:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Two songwriters have sued Ed Sheeran for more than $20 million, claiming that the British singer's hit song "Photograph" bears a "striking similarity" to a song they penned for a onetime winner of The X Factor, according to multiple reports. Martin Harrington and Tom Leonard filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles on Wednesday, alleging Sheeran's hit sounds suspiciously similar to a 2012 song released by British singer Matt Cardle, who won the seventh season of X Factor. They're seeking a jury trial and damages in excess of $20 million, as well as royalties from the song. According to Harrington and Leonard, the chorus »

- Stephanie Petit, @stephpetit_

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Ed Sheeran Slapped With $20 Million Copyright Lawsuit Over ‘Photograph’

8 June 2016 12:50 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Picture this, Ed Sheeran: You’re being sued over your song “Photograph.” Sheeran has been slapped with a $20 million lawsuit filed by a pair of songwriters who claim that the 2014 tune infringes on their 2009 ditty “Amazing,” which served as the basis for the song of the same name by Matt Cardle, the 2010 winner of “The X Factor.” In the suit, filed Wednesday in federal court in California, Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard claim that the infringement took place “on a breathtaking scale,” including “verbatim, note-for-note copying.” According to the suit, the alleged infringement makes up “nearly one half of ‘Photograph. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Simon Cowell on Taking a Break After X Factor USA: 'If There's Too Much Pressure, It's Not Fun Anymore'

3 June 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

He has been off American TV since the end of The X Factor USA in 2013. But as he returns to the airwaves on NBC's America's Got Talent, Simon Cowell admits it was a much-needed break. The music mogul responsible for breaking chart-topping acts including One Direction and Fifth Harmony, tells People: "It wasn't like a major thing, but you get to a point where if you're too tired and there's too much pressure, it's not fun anymore and I just thought I can relieve the pressure for a couple of years, which was a good thing." "The interesting thing is »

- Sara Nathan, @saraknathan

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X Factor finally accepts its old age

1 June 2016 2:14 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The new judging panel, announced today, have an average age of 54 – and they’ll spend the rest of the year telling teenage girls how to be sexy pop stars

The X Factor’s slide into middle age has been irreversible. Even last year, as Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw were drafted in to give the programme a superficial sheen of youth, the winner’s single ended up being a Bob Dylan number.

But now, at least The X Factor has finally come to terms with itself. The new judging panel, as announced this morning, is made up of Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger. Their average age is 54 years and eight months, and they’re going to be spending the rest of the year telling teenage girls how to be sexy pop stars, which isn’t creepy at all.

Related: Simon Cowell without the insults: what's the point? »

- Stuart Heritage

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