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Mel B Signs With Wme

Mel B has signed with Wme, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The artist formerly known as Scary Spice has served as a judge on NBC’s hit summer competition America’s Got Talent since 2013. She also has judged The X Factor and hosted Lip Sync Battle in her native U.K., and coached for The Voice Kids in Australia.

Née Melanie Brown, the British pop icon made her Broadway debut as Mimi in Rent in 2004, then returned to play Roxie Hart in Chicago at the beginning of this year.

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YouTube Star Explains Why He Changed His Mind And No Longer Wants To Be Transgender: ‘So Lonely And Very Confused’

Trevor Moran is a singer (he appeared in the U.S. version of “The X Factor”) and YouTube personality, who made headlines in 2015 when he came out as gay and then subsequently began identifying as transgender, starting to transition from male to female. However, in his latest video, the 19-year-old social media personality now says […]
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Finding Me a Family review: matchmaking children and parents

It may sound like The X Factor for adoption, but it’s actually a good idea. Plus: have a tatty Christmas with Kirstie Allsopp

Oh God, it’s the one thing I find really hard to watch on television: unhappy kids. Show me violence, My Face Turned Into a Tree on Channel 5, or graphic medical procedures – no problem (unless the operations are on genitals, I’m not great with them). But show me a sad child, and I’m in trouble.

To be fair, and to the great credit of the people involved – foster families, social workers and charities – none of the children in Finding Me a Family (Channel 4) seems to be sad, but their situation is. We’re at an adoption activity day organised by the children’s charity Coram. It’s a party for prospective adopters to meet children they might adopt. It sounds unbearable, and it
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Sharon Osbourne Urges Thomas Cook To Stop Selling Tickets To SeaWorld

Over 20,000 people have joined PETA in calling on Thomas Cook to stop promoting and selling tickets to SeaWorld – and now, television icon Sharon Osbourne is among them.

Last month, The X Factor judge has sent a letter on PETA’s behalf calling on the travel provider to remove the notoriously cruel amusement park from its promotions, writing, “Orcas at SeaWorld never get a holiday. Day in and day out, they’re forced to live in barren, grotesquely small enclosures with no means of escape.”

She goes on to explain that in nature, orcas travel up to 100 miles a day – but at SeaWorld, they have no choice but to swim in circles in tiny tanks where they’re unable to play at will, choose their own mates, or engage in any other natural kinds of behaviour. The frustrated animals gnaw on the sides of their tanks until their teeth break, and
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ITV stands by The X Factor despite lowest ever viewing figures

Show is falling short of former glories and Strictly Come Dancing, but bosses are pleased with its appeal to younger viewers

ITV is standing by The X Factor despite the current series of the singing competition delivering its lowest ever viewing figures.

Bosses at ITV and Simon Cowell, whose entertainment company Syco is behind The X Factor, are understood to be pleased with the number of younger viewers that the show has attracted and the impact the acts have had in the iTunes download chart.

Related: X Factor's rule changes have achieved the impossible – they make it more unwatchable

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Harry Styles Is the Prince of Fashion in This Purple Metallic Suit at the 2017 Aria Awards: Pics!

Harry Styles Is the Prince of Fashion in This Purple Metallic Suit at the 2017 Aria Awards: Pics!
While one British Harry was exciting the world with his engagement news on Tuesday, Harry Styles was rocking the red carpet with his one-of-a-kind fashion!

The 23-year-old former boy bander attended the 2017 Aria Awards in Sydney, Australia, wearing a metallic purple suit with a bold paisley print.

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Styles looked suave as he worked his colorful ensemble, greeting fans and signing autographs. Later in the evening, he picked up the Best International Artist Award and took a moment to comment on Australia’s recent decision to legalize same sex marriage.

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“Every time I’ve ever been in Australia for the last several years, everyone here has always been so wonderful to me. Thank you so much for having me and having me back and congratulations on your recent political decision,” Styles said as the crowd roared.

He also performed his upbeat hit “Kiwi” – an appropriate pick for Australia.

Photo: Getty Images

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Harry Styles Reveals His Biggest Music and Fashion Inspiration Is a Country Star -- Find Out Who! (Exclusive)

Harry Styles Reveals His Biggest Music and Fashion Inspiration Is a Country Star -- Find Out Who! (Exclusive)
Ever wonder who influences the world's biggest pop stars?

Ahead of Tuesday's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai, Et caught up with one of the night's performers, Harry Styles. During our chat, he revealed the unexpected star who's inspired his music and unique fashion sense.

"I think both music and fashion, [my] main influence was probably Shania Twain," the "Sign of the Times" singer admitted. "Yeah, I think she's amazing."

And now that he mentioned it, we can totally see it! Here they are, for example, both sporting cheetah-print with black boots:

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Metallic outerwear? A necessity! 

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Styles also talked about being in Shanghai for the first time, and what it means to be a part of the most-watched fashion show on TV.

"It's very exciting," he exclaimed. "It's also my first fashion show. I think it will be fun."

"I've never played a fashion show before and this is one of the biggest
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Geeks Vs Loneliness: counting Christmas blessings

Jane Roberts Dec 1, 2017

Jane wants to have a chat about Christmas, kindness, and malfunctioning skirt...

Cards on the table - I’m a Bah Humbug kind of person. Christmas comes but once a year for which I am thankful. This year it appears to be having a four month gestation period. The slush factor kicks in right about the time The X Factor raises its many hydra-ed head. And with it comes the ants of anxiety.

I can’t watch those adverts and think my life’s problems will be solved with a gastric bellyache of pudding and excess. It isn’t going to be solved with oversized pyjamas with kittens on them. Or by drinking the smorgasbord of unholy beverages that manifest as actual Christmas spirit (chocolate liqueur anyone?). Yeah, there’s the Doctor Who Christmas special but I’m usually too far gone in wine by air time
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The Complete List of 'Dancing With the Stars' Winners: Life After the Mirrorball!

The Complete List of 'Dancing With the Stars' Winners: Life After the Mirrorball!
Season 1: Kelly Monaco & Alec Mazo

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There's nothing sweeter than holding the title of ABC's first-ever DWTS champion! Since winning the mirrorball, Monaco continued to portray the role of Samantha McCall on the network's daytime drama, General Hospital. Monaco made her most recent return to the show during season 25, pairing up with her close pal, Cheryl Burke, and former NFL star Terrell Owens for Trio Night.

Season 2: Drew Lachey & Cheryl Burke

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The 98 Degrees singer had so much fun learning how to dance on the show, that he joined the pros and troupe dancers on their DWTS tour after winning the title. At the time, he had no idea that his brother, Nick Lachey, would later compete on season 25 of the show with Peta Murgatroyd. Unfortunately for Nick, he didn't have as much luck -- he and Peta were the fifth couple to be eliminated from the competition.

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I'm a Celebrity returns – and Stanley Johnson makes it a must-watch

Boris’s dad looks like he’ll be guaranteed entertainment. And with Ant McPartlin returning from rehab and the inclusion of former Scottish labour leader Kezia Dugdale, season 17 in the jungle is leaving other reality TV shows in the dust

With the 14th seasons of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing and ITV’s The X Factor showing the risk of reality TV shows becoming repetitive, the 17th run of I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!, launched by ITV on Sunday night, felt impressively interesting.

This freshness is helped by a rush of publicity resulting from bad and good luck. The misfortune was the addiction rehab to which co-host Anthony McPartlin had to submit this summer. The good chance was the more happily newsworthy coup of including among the jungle-mates Stanley Johnson, at the precise time that his son, foreign secretary Boris, may hold the futures of the
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Harry Styles Returns to 'The X Factor U.K.' Stage For Solo Performance -- Watch!

Harry Styles Returns to 'The X Factor U.K.' Stage For Solo Performance -- Watch!
It’s been seven years since he found life-changing fame with One Direction on The X Factor U.K., and on Saturday, Harry Styles returned to the same stage to perform for the first time without his former bandmates.

Looking dapper in a purple suit, the 23-year-old heartthrob made a special appearance on the British singing competition series to perform his latest track, “Kiwi.”

Styles previously appeared on the show with his bandmates to perform their hit, “Story of My Life,” while promoting their album Midnight Memories in 2013. They then sung on the show in December 2015, their last appearance before their hiatus.

With the group currently focused on solo music, Styles is promoting his self-titled debut album, with tour dates in New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Singapore before the year’s end.

Watch: Harry Styles’ Puppy-Packed ‘Kiwi’ Music Video Food Fight Will Fill Your Week With Cuteness

See Styles talk to Et about touring the world as a solo
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ITV America & Streaming Service Britbox Bolster ITV’s Third Quarter Financials

British commercial broadcaster ITV heralded "strong growth" at its ITV America production business and U.S streaming service Britbox after posting third quarter financial results in line with market expectations. The broadcaster, which airs shows including The X Factor and The Voice, managed to slow the decline in advertising growth over the last three months. Net advertising revenues to the nine months to end of September were down 7% to £1.1Bn ($1.4Bn). However, a 4%…
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Once Simon Cowell had the X factor... | Barbara Ellen

Whisper it quietly, but the presenter’s glory days are far behind him

The X Factor’s viewing figures have nosedived to the point where the judges may have to start appearing with parachutes strapped to their backs. This is because the show has become, to use a technical term, complete tosh.

I should know. I’ve long watched (and voted on) shows such as The X Factor, with an enthusiasm that might one day enable my back-stabbing children to force me into assisted housing. However, even I have standards, low though they may be.

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Simon Cowell Reveals Why He Didn’t Tell 3-Year-Old Son Eric About His ‘Scary’ Fall

Simon Cowell Reveals Why He Didn’t Tell 3-Year-Old Son Eric About His ‘Scary’ Fall
Simon Cowell is opening up about the “scary” fall he suffered at his London home.

At the end of October, the America’s Got Talent judge, 58, was rushed to the hospital in the early hours of the morning after fainting and falling down the stairs. “It’s been a scary morning,” his rep told The Sun, which first reported the news. “It was very early and Simon was going down his stairs to get some hot milk because he couldn’t sleep. He fainted and is thought to have fallen down the stairs.”

Addressing the Oct. 27 incident at the Music Industry Trust award night,
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Sharon Osbourne Shares an Update on Simon Cowell's Health Nearly a Week After Hospitalization

Sharon Osbourne Shares an Update on Simon Cowell's Health Nearly a Week After Hospitalization
Simon Cowell is taking some time to recover.

Sharon Osbourne shared an update on her fellow X Factor UK judge's health on Wednesday's episode of The Talk, revealing that Cowell is "going to be Ok" after his hospitalization.

Cowell was rushed to the hospital early Friday morning after falling at his London home. A source close to Cowell told Et that the TV personality "was going down his stairs to get some hot milk because he was not feeling well and was dizzy. As he was going back up the stairs, he fainted and fell backwards."

“He’s doing so much better,” Osbourne revealed on The Talk. “His partner, Lauren [Silverman], came down to [X Factor UK in Cowell's absence] on both nights, so she was there flying Simon’s flag."

Related: Simon Cowell Says His Scary Fall Down the Stairs Was Due to Low Blood Sugar

“She was just saying that he suffers from low blood pressure anyway,” Osbourne continued. “Because
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Sharon Osbourne Says Simon Cowell Is 'Doing So Much Better' Nearly a Week After Hospitalization

Sharon Osbourne Says Simon Cowell Is 'Doing So Much Better' Nearly a Week After Hospitalization
Simon Cowell is on the mend after his hospitalization.

Early Friday morning, the America’s Got Talent judge, 58, was rushed to the hospital after fainting and falling down the stairs at his London home. His rep said he couldn’t sleep and was trying to get a glass of hot milk.

Now that he’s had nearly a week to rest — he missed the first live episodes of the current season of X Factor UK in England on Saturday and Sunday — fellow judge Sharon Osbourne said Cowell is “going to be okay.”

“He’s doing so much better,” Osbourne, 65, shared on Wednesday’s The Talk.
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Simon Cowell Reveals Low Blood Pressure Was to Blame For Fall That Landed Him in Hospital: ‘It Was a Huge Shock’

Simon Cowell Reveals Low Blood Pressure Was to Blame For Fall That Landed Him in Hospital: ‘It Was a Huge Shock’
Simon Cowell is on the mend after scary accident at his London home.

The America’s Got Talent judge, 58, was rushed to the hospital early Friday morning after fainting and falling down the stairs. His rep said he couldn’t sleep and was trying to get a glass of hot milk.

Cowell told The Sun that the incident was a wake up call that he needs to better look after himself.

“I’d gone to get some hot milk because I felt ropey. On the way back upstairs, I just remember feeling really dizzy,” said Cowell, who missed the first
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Liam Payne Rushes Offstage After ‘X Factor’ Performance, Exits With Girlfriend Cheryl Cole — Twitter Responds

Liam Payne has a long, deep connection to U.K. TV talent show “The X Factor”, which is not only the show in which he and the rest of One Direction was discovered, but also where his girlfriend (and mother of their son, Bear) has served as judge. Cole was in the audience on Saturday night’s […]
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Simon Cowell Released From Hospital After Fall At London Home – Update

Update: Simon Cowell is out of the hospital and back at his London home after a fall this morning, The Sun reports. The X Factor is in rehearsals this afternoon for its first live show Saturday and the show is not expected to be affected. It’s not known yet whether Cowell will appear. Previous, 7:30 Am: Simon Cowell was rushed to a hospital Friday morning following a fall at his London home, according to UK media. The X Factor judge was seen being taken out of his mansion…
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Simon Cowell Returns Home From Hospital After Fall Down The Stairs

Simon Cowell Returns Home From Hospital After Fall Down The Stairs
Simon Cowell was hospitalized Friday morning after taking a fall down the stairs, Et can confirm.

The X-Factor and America’s Got Talent judge was taken out of his London home in a stretcher and transported by ambulance, a source close to Cowell tells Et.

“It’s been a scary morning,” the source says. “It was very early and Simon was going down his stairs to get some hot milk because he was not feeling well and was dizzy.”

“As he was going back up the stairs he fainted and fell backwards,” the source explains. “An ambulance was called and he was stretchered out of the house in a neck brace.”

More: 'Agt': Ventriloquist Darci Lynne's New Puppet Serenades Simon Cowell With Aretha Franklin Hit

Cowell, 58, underwent tests in the hospital throughout the morning but has since returned home.

Photo: Backgrid

The music mogul was all smiles as he gave a thumbs up to photographers upon his return
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