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Ouch! Simon Cowell Punches ‘X Factor’ Singer In The Face

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Only 18, aspiring singer Caitlyn Vanbeck has been wowing the judges on U.K. telly hit “The X Factor”, receiving high praise indeed from judge Simon Cowell when he compared her to Kelly Clarkson when she competed on “American Idol”. That wasn’t the only thing Vanbeck received from Cowell however, who also gave her a punch […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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Strictly Come Dancing waltzes off with big lead over X Factor

26 September 2016 1:06 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

8.6 million viewers watch Daisy Lowe take the lead on BBC show – more than 1.5 million ahead of ITV rival

Strictly Come Dancing trounced The X Factor by more than 1.5 million viewers on Saturday night.

The return of the hit BBC1 show to the Saturday night schedule drew an average of 8.6 million viewers and a 45% share of total TV viewing between 6.30pm and 8pm. The show – which saw Daisy Lowe top the leader board with her waltz and Ed Balls come last – attracted a 15-minute peak of 9.3 million.

Related: Strictly Come Dancing 2016: week one, show two – as it happened

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- Mark Sweney

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Modern horror movies, and the rise of negative space

20 September 2016 2:34 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard Sep 23, 2016

With horror films such as Blair Witch, It Follows and Sinister, why it's sometimes what you don't see that matters...

This article contains spoilers for It Follows, Sinister, Ringu, the original Blair Witch Project and – as always – Fight Club.

It’s everywhere, it’s terrifying and it’s preying on our fragile psyches. No, not The X Factor, but the other monster, the one we might like to call ‘absolutely nothing at all, really’. It’s the sky, the darkness, the woods or just the background in the frame surrounding the people we see in our television shows and movies. It’s where the threat is, or might be – the unknown in which something could suddenly appear at any moment.

Negative space can be an essential element of any visual composition, but it’s horror movies that often rely on what you don’t see to make a story work. »

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Simon Cowell’s Syco Signs Three-Year Deal With ITV For ‘Britain’s Got Talent,’ ‘The X Factor’

16 September 2016 3:51 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

ITV has signed a new three-year deal with Simon Cowell's production banner Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia UK for hit shows Britain's Got Talent and The X Factor. The new partnership will commence in spring 2017 with Britain's Got Talent and the The X Factor in the fall. "Britain's Got Talent and The X Factor are both big, brilliant, wonderful shows and I am delighted that they will continue to take up their place as an important part of our schedule for the next… »

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Simon Cowell signs three-year ITV deal for X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent

16 September 2016 2:42 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Broadcaster says both shows will be on screen until at least 2019, despite low launch ratings for the singing contest

The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent will remain on screen until at least 2019 after ITV announced a new three-year deal for both shows.

The announcement comes after talent show The X Factor returned last month with its lowest launch ratings in 10 years – despite a major overhaul by Simon Cowell.

Related: X Factor: Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger confirm return

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- Press Association

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ITV Signs New Deal With Simon Cowell for ‘Britain’s Got Talent,’ ‘The X Factor’

16 September 2016 2:24 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ITV has signed a new three-year deal with Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia for “Britain’s Got Talent” and “The X Factor.” The new deal kicks in with “Britain’s Got Talent” in spring 2017, followed by “The X Factor” in the fall.

Kevin Lygo, ITV’s director of television, said: “’Britain’s Got Talent’ and ’The X Factor’ are both big, brilliant, wonderful shows and I am delighted that they will continue to take up their place as an important part of our schedule for the next three years. They are defining shows for us, ones that we are very proud to have as part of our entertainment slate, and they continue year after year, for months at a time, to be amongst the most popular and hugely entertaining formats on television.”

Cowell said: “I want to thank ITV for continuing to be fantastic partners. I’m delighted for the shows and, in »

- Leo Barraclough

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ITV Secures 'X Factor' and 'Britain's Got Talent' Until 2019

16 September 2016 2:10 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In a week that has seen outrage after the U.K.'s biggest TV show, The Great British Bake-Off, switched channels from the BBC to Channel 4, ITV has confirmed it is hanging on to two of its most popular formats. A new deal unveiled Friday ensures that the TV giant will air Simon Cowell's Britain's Got Talent and The X Factor until at least 2019, extending a long-running partnership for a further three years. “Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor are both big, brilliant, wonderful shows and I am delighted that they will continue to take

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- Alex Ritman, Georg Szalai

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Simon Cowell on His Lack of Involvement In Some One Direction Members' Solo Projects: 'I'm Not Bitter - Much'

15 September 2016 4:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Simon Cowell doesn't really have hard feelings towards his lack of involvement in some of One Direction's solo projects. "I hear so many things now, which they're doing, which I'm not involved with. It's a bit like I'm getting the hint you don't want me to come to the party," he told reporters Tuesday night on the America's Got Talent season 11 finale live show red carpet after being asked why he wasn't involved in Zayn Malik's new show, which was inspired by the band. "Sorry for making you famous," quipped Cowell, 56. Malik, who left the band in 2015, is »

- Mariah Haas, @mariahhaas

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Simon Cowell on His Lack of Involvement In Some One Direction Members' Solo Projects: 'I'm Not Bitter - Much'

15 September 2016 4:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Simon Cowell doesn’t really have hard feelings towards his lack of involvement in some of the One Direction singers' solo projects. "I hear so many things now, which they're doing, which I'm not involved with. It's a bit like I'm getting the hint you don't want me to come to the party," he told reporters Tuesday night on the America's Got Talent Season 11 Finale Live Show red carpet after being asked why he wasn't involved in Zayn Malik's new show, which was inspired by the band. "Sorry for making you famous," quipped Cowell, 56. Malik, who left the band »

- Mariah Haas, @mariahhaas

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Sharon Osbourne Opens Up About Her Mental Breakdown: 'I Didn't Have Strength to Say I Need Help'

14 September 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Earlier this week she revealed she had a mental breakdown, and now Sharon Osbourne is opening up about what happened. "I had given up. I just couldn't deal," she told Access Hollywood's Natalie Morales. "At a very low point in my life, I was very frightened about what was going on with me mentally and the thoughts that were going into my head constantly." On Monday's episode of The Talk, Osbourne, 63, addressed her five-week emergency leave of absence from the CBS daytime show, sharing that her family had put her in a facility. "These thoughts coming into my head »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Sharon Osbourne Opens Up About Her Mental Breakdown: 'I Didn't Have Strength to Say I Need Help'

14 September 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Earlier this week she revealed she had a mental breakdown, and now Sharon Osbourne is opening up about what happened. "I had given up. I just couldn't deal," she told Access Hollywood's Natalie Morales. "At a very low point in my life, I was very frightened about what was going on with me mentally and the thoughts that were going into my head constantly." On Monday's episode of The Talk, Osbourne, 63, addressed her five-week emergency leave of absence from the CBS daytime show, sharing that her family had put her in a facility. "These thoughts coming into my head »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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That's Amore! Nicole Scherzinger Looks So in Love With Tennis Player Grigor Dimitrov in Italy

14 September 2016 1:09 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Nicole Scherzinger has the look of love!  The X Factor judge is currently enjoying some well-deserved rest and relaxation with her boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov in Italy, as she and the tennis player were recently spotted out and about in the idyllic village of Portofino. The lovebirds looked ready to hit the water, sporting swimsuits while they took in the picturesque sights during an afternoon stroll hand-in-hand.  At one point, the tennis star even stole a smooch from the songstress, and from the looks of it, these two can't keep their eyes off each other.  As documented on her Instagram, Scherzinger previously spent time in the south of France before heading to »

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'Dancing with the Stars' Season 23: 5 Things to Know About Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds

10 September 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

Fans of Dancing with the Stars may not immediately recognize Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds, 58, but there's zero doubt they're familiar with his music. Edmond's songs have been performed on The Voice, American Idol, Lip Sync Battle and The X Factor, been featured in movies (Waiting to Exhale, Boomerang, The Bodyguard and Soul Food), on TV series (Friends, New Girl, Beavis and Butt-Head) and served as the soundtrack for choreographed numbers on SoYou Think You Can Dance as well as DWTS.

Edmonds will have a leg up on his competitors thanks to the innate sense of rhythm that has catapulted him into R&B superstardom. Here's a few more things you should know about Edmonds before he takes to the floor for DWTS season 23.

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- editor@buddytv.com

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Why Zayn Malik thinks Simon Cowell no longer has the X factor

8 September 2016 8:52 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The former One Direction singer has joined forces with a TV heavyweight for his new boyband drama – and it isn’t his previous mentor

There is affecting news of the Karaoke Sauron, who is not taking the diminishment of his powers as well as he might. Time was Simon Cowell bestrode the Atlantic like a telly colossus, as at home insulting teenagers on ITV as he was floating the idea of taking Las Vegas by storm with a permanent residency for The X Factor.

Like I said, time was. These days, his Us output is mainly limited to America’s Got Talent, while past suggestions that he might buy ITV with Philip Green have been commuted down to suggestions that someone or other might want to try a more up-tempo number on X Factor next week.

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- Marina Hyde

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The Journey review – Northern Ireland history lesson recast as bromance

7 September 2016 1:53 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This fictionalised take on how Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness set aside sectarian hatred to pursue peace talks pitches Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney into odd-couple comedy while simultaneously tiptoeing on eggshells

It sounds like a segment from The X Factor – or possibly like something inspired by Tony Blair’s autobiography, which famously wouldn’t even commit itself to the definite article: A Journey. Actually it’s a strained, dramatically inert and often frankly silly odd-couple bromance fantasy about the Northern Ireland peace process negotiations. The film looks like a borderline-acceptable TV play (lasting an hour) or conceivably a stage play that Peter Morgan could have done something with. Actually, the movie’s scene with a crashed car and a deer appears to have been inspired by The Queen, written by Morgan.

The question it sets out to ask is perfectly valid: how on earth did the Dup veteran Rev Ian Paisley »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Zayn Malik & Dick Wolf Developing NBC Series ‘Boys’ Inspired by One Direction

6 September 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Former One Direction member Zayn Malik is developing a scripted series with NBC, inspired by his own life and experiences in the boy band, Variety has learned.

Titled “Boys,” the drama hails from super-producer Dick Wolf and his wife Noelle Wolf. Sherri Cooper Landsman and Jennifer Levin, co-creators of the CW’s “Beauty and the Beast,” will write the project.

“Boys” follows the formation of a hugely successful boy band and captures all the excitement, competition, and fun, but also provides an inside look into the pressure that follows.

Dick Wolf is a legend and the opportunity to work with him and NBC to create a compelling drama series is awesome,” said Malik.

Noelle Wolf first brought the project to NBC with Unigram’s Amanda GhostGregor Cameron, and First Access Entertainment’s Sarah Stennett. Stennett will serve as executive music producer and will manage all music rights created in the series, in »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Simon Cowell Can't Stop Smiling When His Son Delivers a Heartfelt Surprise on X Factor U.K.

4 September 2016 1:44 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Want to see a softer side of Simon Cowell? We may have found the video for you. As the British mega-producer continues his search for talent on X Factor U.K., the judge experienced a little surprise in Saturday evening's brand-new episode on ITV. In between hearing auditions and sharing his honest opinions, the proud dad received a special gift from girlfriend Lauren Silverman and their son Eric. "You made a card?" Simon asked his growing boy who couldn't stop jumping up and down with excitement. "Have you turned into a bird?" He continued, "You drew me a painting? Why are you trying to fly?" All jokes aside, Simon's face couldn't help but »

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Strictly Come Dancing 2016: the launch night – as it happened

3 September 2016 12:19 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Strictly’s back! It was the opening night of stars in sequins, as celebrities like Ed Balls, Lesley Joseph, Tameka Empson and Greg Rutherford discovered who their professional dance partners will be

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So that’s it for the launch show! Some interesting pairings there, have a good feeling about this series. Thank you all for joining in - it’s time for a three week break now while the celebs learn to dance, the pros realise what they’ve let themselves in for, and I go on holiday. Come and say hello on Twitter/Instagram @heidistephens if you’re passing, otherwise I’ll see you on Saturday 24th for the first live show! Cheers Hx

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And we’re off! Danny is mostly posing, Ore is giving it both barrels, Ed looks like the uncle nobody likes at a wedding. Greg and Anastacia are giving it plenty of attitude. »

- Heidi Stephens

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The write ingredients: liveblogging Great British Bake Off

2 September 2016 3:04 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Guardian’s TV blogger on how she rises to the challenge of following the show’s fast-paced recipe of cookery and innuendo

The latest series of The Great British Bake Off is now under way – and with it the Guardian’s accompanying weekly live blog. The aim is to provide as-it-happens commentary for those watching the programme – the show doesn’t take itself terribly seriously, so lends itself to a bit of tongue-in-cheek observation that is lightweight and fun.

I’ve been liveblogging television for the Guardian for eight years – I’ve also joined viewers for Strictly Come Dancing, The X Factor, The Apprentice and Eurovision among other programmes – and Bake Off is probably the most challenging. The action moves surprisingly fast, particularly in the early weeks when there are many bakers in the tent, and three challenges to cram into an hour-long show. In week one there were 12 drizzle cakes, »

- Heidi Stephens

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Oh Baby Baby! Nicole Scherzinger Does a Near-Flawless Impersonation of Britney Spears

27 August 2016 12:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Nicole Scherzinger can belt it like Britney! The former Pussycat Doll and The X Factor judge is giving some celebrity impersonations in a promotional video for the 13th season of hit U.K. show. Seated in between Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh, the 38-year-old singer first started with an impression of Cowell, who was impressed with her impressions. "You do actually do very good impersonations," Cowell said in the video. Then, Scherzinger channeled Spears' iconic voice, singing, "Oops, I Did It Again," prompting Walsh to laugh hysterically. Spears was a host on the U.S. version of the show in 2012, but quit after one season. »

- Blake Bakkila, @bcbakkila

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