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...]

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...]

Simon Cowell Returns to Britain’s Got Talent


After being absent from both 2011 installments of the UK's X Factor and Britain's Got Talent in favour of their American counterparts, Simon Cowell will be returning as a judge for 2012's edition of ...Talent. It is thought that the reason for Cowell's return to British television is the dip in viewing figures that both shows suffered as a result of his departure - the 2011 X Factor final pulled in 13.1m viewers, down 4m compared to 2010 (17.2m). Britain's Got Talent fared better last year … [Read more...]

Simon Cowell’s Greatest Hits


The most humble of men, Simon "Lionheart" Cowell, has turned 52 today. And may I be the first to congratulate him on getting this far. It must be hard having to wake up knowing that you're friends with Louis Walsh and Paula Abdul. With that, I'd like to take you through his greatest achievements; Simon Cowell's GREATEST HITS!!! 1) Bret Hart - Never Been A Right Time To Say Goodbye Former WWF heavyweight champion Bret "The Hitman" Hart is probably best known for this little gem, way … [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...]

TST’s Fall TV Preview: What’s Hot and Whats’s Not

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As soon as next week, the major networks will be unveiling their new shows one by one, and while some have the critics raving, others didn't fare so well. This fall we'll be seeing familiar faces, famed producers and some original stories, so what will you be watching? … [Read more...]

Video: Everybody Hurts (Helping Haiti Charity Relief Single)

Simon Cowell assembled some of the the world's greatest musicians to cover REM’s 1993 hit, “Everybody Hurts”, a charity to benefit the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. The celebrity mix includes Alexandra Burke, Susan Boyle, Leona Lewis, and Michael Bublé, alongside Jon Bon Jovi, Mariah Carey, Kylie Minogue, and Miley Cyrus. Also contributing are Take That, Mika, Westlife, James Morrison, Rod Stewart and Robbie Williams. Watch the official video for the single and go behind … [Read more...]

Tom Morello Donates Royalties from “Killing in the Name”

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In an attempt to outdo Simon Cowell's latest product, Joe McElderry on the British charts, Rage Against the Machine guitarist, Tom Morello, is endorsing a campaign to make their song, "Killing in the Name" the top UK single.  This is in outright opposition to the show, The X Factor, and the recent winner, Joe McElderry. But, it does go to a good cause.  All the royalties made on the "Killing in the Name" single will be donated to charity. … [Read more...]