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

The X Factor: A 12-Step Plan to Salvage Season 3

Think fast: Would you rather get a root canal from your car mechanic or set your DVR to record Season 3 of The X Factor?

Okay, maybe Fox’s other reality singing competition isn’t quite that painful. But with sagging Season 2 ratings and rumors that mentor Britney Spears is about to get pink-slipped, it’s pretty clear Simon Cowell will have to consider an overhaul at least as big as …READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS