Topic: x factor

Cheryl Cole Booted from ‘X Factor’ For Being Easier to Understand Than Paula Abdul

Cheryl Cole Booted from 'X Factor' For Being Easier to Understand Than Paula Abdul

Although Cheryl Cole is arguably the biggest star in the UK, her attempt to cross over to America has not worked out. Though she was tapped to be one of the four judges on the US version of X Factor (which she was a judge on in England), TMZ announced today that Cole was let go and is being replaced with Nicole Scherzinger, aka the Pussycat Doll who can actually sing. The reason that Cheryl lost the gig? Reportedly, it was because her distinct “Geordie” accent was too hard to understand. More »

‘X Factor’ Contestants Watch Out: Your Identity Might Get Stolen

'X Factor' Contestants Watch Out: Your Identity Might Get Stolen

Today, the Fox network sent out an email notifying people that Simon Cowell‘s X Factor database had been hacked. All together, information about 250,000 applicants for the show – including full names, hometowns, and birth dates – was stolen. It’s not clear whether the entrants were from the UK edition, the US edition, or both, but either way, contestants from the show should be careful about potential identity theft. More »