Simon Cowell Planning ‘X Factor’ Stage Show

‘Idol’ Creator Sues Fox Over ‘X-Factor’

American Idol creator Simon Fuller sued Fox Broadcasting Co. and Fremantle on Wednesday for an executive producer credit and fees for the upcoming Fox show X Factor. The suit creates an exceedingly awkward situation for Fox, which airs Idol and will debut X Factor in September, and Fremantle, which produces both shows.

This Time, It’s Simon Cowell Who’ll Be Judged

“This better bloody work or I am in huge trouble,” the producer says as he prepares to launch the high-stakes X Factor on Fox. This time, the harshest critic sticks his own neck out.

Fox Draws Up An All-Star Play For ‘X-Factor’

Media buyers have already pegged The X Factor as fall’s breakout new hit, but Fox is leaving nothing to chance. The network will air an extended preview of the show next Tuesday night as a lead-in to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which usually ranks as its most-watched program of the summer, hoping to draw the biggest possible audience for its splashy new show.

Cole Out As ‘X Factor’ Judge, Scherzinger In

After a swirl of rumors that Cole would be dropped, Fox and X Factor producers confirmed the switch Monday that moves Nicole Scherzinger from co-host to judge of the show created by Simon Cowell.

Cherly Cole Asked To Return To ‘X-Factor’?

After she was dropped from the U.S. X Factor and declined to return to the original British show, Cheryl Cole now may rejoin the Fox version.

Paula Abdul Joins Simon Cowell’s ‘X Factor’

The American Idol alum appeared with Cowell and fellow judges Cheryl Cole and Antonio “L.A.” Reid at the show’s first taping Sunday.

Cowell Wants Abdul, Cheryl Cole For ‘X Factor’

Cowell Widens Audition Process For ‘The X Factor’

NEW YORK (AP) — Simon Cowell wants to make sure he finds the most talented singer for the U.S. debut of “The X Factor.” That’s why he’s set up audition […]

Cowell Courts Groups, Maybe Abdul For ‘X Factor’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Simon Cowell wants his new Fox talent series “The X Factor” to include controversy, vocal groups and, maybe, Paula Abdul on the judging panel. “We’ve spoken […]

‘X Factor’ Winner To Get $5 Million Contract

Simon Cowell’s newest show, The X Factor, is due to premiere on Fox next fall and will feature what the network says is television’s largest prize: a record contract worth $5 million.

Pepsi To Sponsor ‘American Idol’ Rival

Fox will announce today that Pepsi is the sole season-long sponsor for The X Factor, a competition Simon Cowell is bringing to the United States.