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Simon Cowell to donate £1.3M for charities crippled by coronavirus

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Record executive and TV personality Simon Cowell is set to donate £1.3 million to assist charities affected by the global coronavirus pandemic.READ MORE

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Watch Camila Cabello Work The Camera In ‘Never Be The Same’ Music Video

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Camila Cabello released the music video for her track 'Never Be The Same' on Thursday in time for the global celebration of the International Women's Day. The video was directed by Grant Singer.READ MORE

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Stormzy Turns Up #ShutUpForXmasNo1 Campaign, Drops Christmas Freestyle in Santa Suit [WATCH]

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MC Stormzy recently launched his #ShutUpForXmasNo1 campaign to get his grime freestyle track "Shut Up" to the top of the UK's charts by Christmas Day. As the song has been steadily climbing the charts and the holiday draws near, the MC turned up his campaign a few decibels with an appearance on Yasmin Evans and Twin B's BBC 1 Extra Breakfast show during which he donned a Santa suit and dropped Christmas versions of his greatest freestyle hits.READ MORE

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Simon Cowell's DJ Competition Show Will Premiere on Yahoo

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Simon Cowell's DJ competition reality show appears to have a home. It will premiere on Yahoo's online streaming platform Yahoo Screen, which made a large jump into the music sphere with an announced partnership with Live Nation to stream a concert a day live via the platform. Yahoo plans to premiere the weekly show, tentatively titled "Ultimate DJ," from the "American Idol" and "X-Factor" producer that will pit electronic dance music DJs against each other in a reality show where they will compete to be voted the best one.READ MORE

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After Rumors of Divorce and Abuse, Mel B and Stephen Belafonte Spend Holidays Together

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It seems that only Mel B — Melanie Brown — herself knows the real situation going on behind the scenes with her husband Stephen Belafonte, and she is bound and determined to keep it that way — at least for now. The former Spice Girl was taken to a London hospital Dec. 11 and then missed a taping of "The X Factor" two days later — a major no-no. All sorts of rumors and innuendo spread, but finally Mel B spoke up on social media, insisting all is well. It had been alleged that Belafonte is abusive, a claim that has even been made by Mel B's mother, and that when she returned to work on "The X Factor" she had several noticeable bruises on her. On Instagram Sunday, Dec. 28, she posted a photo of herself with her husband that was captioned, "This is for my fans havin problems with my Twitter will be back soon! I'm very good was very polly but much better now and for the record my hubby never would lay a hand on me sorry took so long but any response fuels rumors #lovemyfamily #lovemyfans." There were also rumors that Mel B's hospitalization was because of an accidental overdose and afterward she reportedly was afraid to leave London because she was dreading having to return to the States to deal with things with Belafonte.READ MORE

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'X Factor' UK Finale Had Worst Ratings Since 2005; Simon Cowell Thanks Those Involved

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Simon Cowell returned to U.K.'s "The X Factor" this season, but he did nothing to stem the show's ratings decline. Sunday, Dec. 14, marked the fourth straight year the season finale dropped its viewership numbers, with only 9.4 million tuning in, compared to 9.7 million last year. Still, Cowell was positive about the show on social media and sent a friendly tweet to those who helped out this year: We just got home. What a great night! So happy for @Bhaenow . Sad for @FleurEast. But what a final! I felt very proud tonight. — Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) December 15, 2014 I want to say a huge thank you to every single person who worked on the show this year. — Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) December 15, 2014 "Billboard" reported the finale numbers for every season of the show and noted that this year's 9.4 million mark was The X Factor's lowest since 2005, when it drew 9.3 million. Cowell already expressed regret this year for his handling of the American version of the show, which he decided to cancel in February.READ MORE

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Simon Cowell Denies 'X Factor' and Sony Conspired to Have Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" Released Early

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Music labels are the evil empire, or so musicians tell us all the time. Do this, do that...but how far would a label go to force their signees' hands? Would they collaborate in a conspiracy with a major television program? Simon Cowell says "no" but that's exactly what some are alleging what happened when X Factor contestant Fleur East performed Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" last weekend.READ MORE

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30 Years of Wham!'s "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go": Check Out 6 Performances of TV from 'Family Guy' to 'The X Factor'

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Wham!'s "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" has been on television almost as much as you've heard it on the radio in the last 30 years. Here are just a few examples.READ MORE

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Taylor Swift Performs "Shake It Off" On 'The X-Factor UK' [WATCH]

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Taylor Swift stopped by 'The X-Factor' talent show in the U.K. last night (Oct. 12) to show contestants how it's done by performing an amped-up version of her hit "Shake It Off."READ MORE

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Simon Cowell Hints At 'The X Factor' Return In United States

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Simon Cowell blames himself for The X Factor's initial failure in America; he simply set the bar too high.READ MORE

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Financial Strain And Fear Of Not Being Successful In The U.S. Reportedly Drove Simone Battle To Suicide

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Nearly a week after G.R.L. band member Simone Battle was found hanging in a closet of her West Hollywood home some sad details are beginning to emerge. At first Simone's father expressed shock at his daughters' suicide but now that reality is starting to settle in we are hearing that money was one of the things depressing the 25-year old singer. Friends and other family members have started to discuss the fact that Simone was extremely concerned about her finances, in spite of having just dropped an EP with G.R.L.READ MORE

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Alex & Sierra New Album 2014: 'X Factor' Winners to Release 'It's About Us' in October Following Tour Dates, 'Scarecrow' Music Video [WATCH]

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If you're one of the millions who love X Factor season three winners Alex & Sierra, it's a great week for you. The singer-songwriter duo has announced its debut album It's About Us, released a new music video for lead single "Scarecrow" and is about to embark on a big round of North American tour dates.READ MORE

'The X Factor' cancelled after three seasons, departure of Demi Lovato, Simon Cowell

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More like "The Axe Factor." Today (Feb. 7), FOX announced that its second musical reality competition, the US version of The X Factor has been cancelled after three seasons.READ MORE

Demi Lovato

Why Demi Lovato is leaving 'The X Factor' and what it means for next season

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Simon Cowell confirmed last night that Demi Lovato will judge her last show this week on The X Factor's season finale, according to Rolling Stone. She has been a judge on the singing competition for the past two seasons.READ MORE

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Demi Lovato leaving 'The X Factor' after third season, Simon Cowell hints at big shakeups for struggling program

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It seems like The X Factor will be down one judge next year. According to People, Demi Lovato will not be returning to the Fox TV show next season in order to focus on her music.READ MORE

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