| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:03 PM
After three seasons on Fox, the American version of "The X Factor" has been canceled, the network announced Friday. And with that cancellation, "X Factor" creator Simon Cowell is headed back to his native England to be a judge on "The X Factor UK."...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Sharp-tongued Simon Cowell arrived in the U.S. from Britain 12 years ago as the face of a show so powerful that competitors coined it the "Death Star" because it destroyed everything around it.
But Cowell's effort to follow "American Idol" with his...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:17 AM
Media company 21st Century Fox's fiscal second-quarter profit was sliced in half, largely because big-ticket feature films landed with a thud at the box office and the broadcast network continues its uphill slog.
Fox's television show "X-Factor" with...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:12 PM
Fox has X'd out "The X Factor."
Once hyped as the next "American Idol," Fox has canceled the "The X Factor" after three seasons of shuffling judges and low ratings for the musical talent show.
Simon Cowell, who left "American Idol" for "The X Factor,"...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:27 PM
Simon Cowell is closing up shop on the U.S. version of "The X Factor."
Fox, along with Syco and FremantleMedia, announced the show has concluded its stateside run after three seasons.
“I’ve had a fantastic time over the last 12 years, both...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:53 PM
"The X Factor" has seen some pretty terrible ratings this season. But Simon Cowell says have no fear, his singing contest will return.
"The show will be back next season," Cowell said during a conference call with reporters Monday to promote Wednesday's...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:55 PM
It may not be having the best season in the ratings, but Simon Cowell's "X Factor" is definitely a factor in song sales.
The sweetheart duo Alex & Sierra's cover of the Sara Bareilles song "Gravity" has the top spot on iTunes' song chart following...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Fox's long-running "American Idol" continued to show its age with the ratings from its season premiere Wednesday night.
The 13th season opener of "American Idol" drew an average 15.2 million viewers overall and earned a rating of 4.7 among key 18- to...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Simon Cowell scored a victory as his lovebird singing duo Alex & Sierra won "The X Factor" Thursday night, but the show hasn't been much of a triumph for Fox in the ratings this year.
The musical contest's third season finale drew 6.2 million viewers...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:18 AM
Because too much time has passed since there was a judge shakeup on a singing competition show, it looks like Demi Lovato will be stepping down from her judge's perch on "The X Factor."
The 21-year-old singer told reporters after Wednesday's finale show...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Taylor Swift energetically paced the room of her West Hollywood hotel on a recent visit to Los Angeles.
"I'm trying to outrun the jet lag," she said with a smile, looking far from ragged in her matching purple sweater and skirt. Before landing in L.A.,...