Britney Spears Offered $10M for to Join ‘X Factor’


Britney Spears is coming to the X Factor y'all. The singer was reportedly offered $10 mil to become a judge on the second season of reality show. Many wondered who Cowell would choose to sit at the judge's table after he and the producers fired judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger earlier this year. There were also rumors that Janet Jackson and Avril Lavigne were both being considered for a spot on the show as well. I'm fascinated by Britney," Cowell said in a conference call with the … [Read more...]

Listen: Marcus Collins – ‘Seven Nation Army’


Ex-X-Factor U.K. contestant Marcus Collins has taken to recording a version of The White Stripes best-selling single 'Seven Nation Army'. In a long-running line of successful manufactured troubadors ruining classic songs, the Eddie Munster lookalike has decided not to break tradition. Listen to the song below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLG1fnDioMY 'Seven Nation Army' will be released on Monday 4th March, with an as-yet untitled album to follow the week after. Comment below … [Read more...]

Simon Cowell to Launch Talent Show for DJs


Simon Cowell, the man behind American Idol, and X-Factor, will soon launch a similar talent show for DJs. "DJs are the new rock stars. It feels like the right time to make this show," he said in a statement. Cowell didn't disclose any specifics about the show, or what format would be used to select the contestants. The show will be co-produced by SYCO, Cowell's joint venture with Sony Music, and Overbrook Entertainment, a U.S. entertainment company founded by Hollywood star Will Smith. … [Read more...]

X Factor Contestant Has a Serious Breakdown!

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WTH?!? I don't think I've ever seen someone breakdown like that. On this week's X Factor the final vote on who would stay or leave fell on former Pussycat Nicole Scherzinger. She had to cast her vote to eliminate either Rachael Crow or Marcus Canty. Pulling a Paula Abdul, Nicole couldn't bring herself to vote and the audience sent Crow home. When it was announced that she'd been eliminated that little girl had a breakdown of EPIC proportions, and Nicole started crying too. Watch the video … [Read more...]

Smells Like Teen Spirit to be Re-released for Christmas

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Universal have announced that they will be re-releasing Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', in the hope that it will help land the song the Christmas number one spot. In coalition with a Facebook campaign (currently with over 110,000 "likes" at the time of writing), the record label will be issuing limited edition 7in vinyls of the 1991 Transatlantic hit. 'Nirvana For Christmas No.1' hopes that '...Teen Spirit' will reach the same heights as Rage Against The Machine's 'Killing in the … [Read more...]

Video: Paula Abdul Breaks Down…Again


We could care less who got booted off of the X Factor. The real question is what in the hell is wrong with Paula Abdul. The former singer/dancer has spent the better part of the last ten years voting someone off of something, but this time around she has an epic breakdown when it's her turn to vote to keep on group or the other in the competition. Yes, we know, she's always spazzing out, but this time was worst than usual. Watch the video of Abdul breaking down. … [Read more...]

‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ – Potential Xmas Number One?

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In the spirit of the successful 2009 Facebook campaign that saw Rage Against the Machine upend then X-Factor winner Joe McElderry to grab the Xmas U.K. number one spot, another group has been launched in the hope of getting similar success - this time with Nirvana's 1991 seminal grunge hit, 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'. Currently with over 20,000 members, 'Nirvana For Christmas No.1' is in response to Simon Cowell's U.K. version of X-Factor "bullying" Brighton-based charity Rhythmix, who have … [Read more...]

X-Factor: A Bit Off Key


Simon Cowell's X-Factor did not meet the expectations of anticipated viewership. With the premier of the show being highly publicized the numbers surprisingly didn't produce half of the viewers American Idol did in it's tenth season premier. … [Read more...]