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The X Factor Recap: The Secret Strife of These American Teenagers [Updated]

Carlos Guevara X Factor

I laughed. I cried. I seriously contemplated setting my television on fire.

Yep, it’s just another Wednesday night watching The X Factor, the show where every audience reaction shot looks like it’s coming from a wannabe actor feigning enjoyment rather than an actual human who’s digging the music. And yes, now that you ask, I was trying to bury that bit about being moved to tears …READ MORE

Did Sons Tease Fifty Shades? Why Are Newsroom Peeps Such Noobs? Dumb Dome? And More Qs!

Exigent Circumstances

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Mistresses, Sons of Anarchy, The X Factor and Graceland! READ MORE

Ratings: X Factor Up in Night 2, Rookie Blue Rises With Finale, Quiz Slips Again

The X Factor Premiere Ratings

The second night of The X Factor‘s Season 3 premiere on Thursday drew 6.8 million total viewers and a 2.2 demo rating — up 10 percent and a tenth from Wednesday’s fast nationals.

Versus Season 2′s Night 2 …READ MORE

The X Factor Recap: Rowland in the Deep


Free Kelly Rowland!

OK, OK, maybe it’s too early for a melodramatic plea to Fox execs to release the charming Destiny’s Child star from a chair still stained with Britney Spears’ boredom drool. But watching the second episode of The X Factor‘s third season, I couldn’t help but feel like …READ MORE

Ratings: The X Factor Drops Hard Vs. Season 2 Premiere, NBC Quiz Show Slips Further

Ratings The X Factor

Simon says… blimey!

Fox’s The X Factor on Wednesday night opened Season 3 with …READ MORE

The X Factor Season 3 Premiere Recap: Nothing Left Standing, Nothing Left of Yesterday

The X Factor Season 3 Premiere Recap

Change has descended on The X Factor like flies to a discarded chunk of shawarma.

Mario Lopez has given up his suits for a collection of colorful v-neck t-shirts and traded Khloe Kardashian for a more qualified block of empty space. Someone has mercifully pressed the mute button on …READ MORE

The X Factor Season 3: Smaller Prize, Passionate Mentors, No More Judges' Houses or Boot Camp


The ever-changing X Factor team — including Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio — took the stage Thursday at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills and promised fresh things ahead in the competition series’ third cycle. READ MORE

American Idol and X Factor 'Probably Hurt Each Other,' Fox's Exiting Reality Chief Concedes


The X Factor probably won’t ever be the cultural phenomenon that Simon Cowell envisioned when he brought the British hit across the pond in the fall of 2011, but that fact doesn’t worry Fox soon-to-exit reality chief Mike Darnell. READ MORE

X Factor Makes It Official: Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio to Judge Season 3 With Simon and Demi

Fall TV Preview

It’s official: Grammy-winning recording artist/Destiny’s Child founding member Kelly Rowland and Latin pop star Paulina Rubio will join The X Factor Season 3 as judges, Fox announced on Monday evening. READ MORE

TVLine Items: Has Jason Sudeikis Also Left SNL? Plus: X Factor Judges Update and More!

Jason Sudeikis Leaving SNL

Were we all too busy mourning Saturday Night Live‘s loss of Bill Hader and Fred Armisen to notice that fan fave Jason Sudeikis also vacated Studio 8H? READ MORE