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An Examination Of The One Direction Boys’ Hairstyle Magic

Maybe you’ve heard of this British pop band One Direction? Perhaps you have a tweenage sister that’s begging you to take her to their concert? As far as we can tell, they’re just latest boy band iteration, this time masterminded by “X-Factor” and “American Idol” svengali Simon Cowell. As such, we’re not particularly interested in listening to their music, which my friend Julieanne refers to as “My Chemical Newsies.” But the hair? Oh geez, we could talk about that travesty all day. 

Simon Cowell Says Paula Abdul Follows Him Like A Puppy

“It’s like owning a dog and the dog will only sit next to its master. If she’s away from me, she pines. She’s unhappy. She has to sit next to me … I like loopy. I can be a bit loopy at times, and I can hang out with her socially because she gets on with my friends. We have a similar sense of humor and I tell her there are no rules on this show, so don’t worry about how you want to behave.”

Simon Cowell talks to People about his relationship with Paula Abdul, who will be joining him on the show “The X Factor.” Wait, did he really just make an analogy in which he is the master and she is the puppy? Ick. [People] Keep reading »

Nicki Minaj To Be An “X Factor” Judge? The Show’s Rumored Panelists.

Back in the fall, rumors circulated that Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler were being tapped as the new judges for “American Idol.” The choices seemed random and people denied, denied, denied the reports. And then it turned out that the two new judges were … Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. So we’re paying a little more attention to the rumors surrounding who will be joining Simon Cowell on the judging panel for his new show—technically a British import—”The X Factor.” The latest name to enter the race? Nicki Minaj. Sources say that she is in talks to join the series and that producers hope she will bring a youthful vibe to the show. [Huffington Post]

So will Nicki be sitting next to Simon on the panel? Guess we’ll have to wait and see. After the jump, more folks who may or may not become “X Factor” judges. Keep reading »

Is Heather Russell The Next Justin Bieber?

Those Canadian YouTube discoveries keep getting younger and younger. Ten-year-old Heather Russell is the latest youngster to be discovered online, Bieber-style. Simon Cowell saw videos of her performing her songs (which she wrote herself) and signed her to his record label immediately. If you don’t look, you might think you’re listening to an adult until she gets to the lyrics about getting ice cream. A little screechy for my taste. Maybe that will change when she hits puberty. Thoughts about Heather Russell? [Heatworld] Keep reading »

Teen Prostitute Makes Reality TV Dreams Come True. What About You?


We all have dreams, goals and aspirations: For some, it’s to one day have a family. For others, it’s to run a successful business. For Yorkshire’s Chloe Victoria, her dream is to make it big as a singer on “X-Factor,” Britain’s version of “American Idol.” There’s nothing particularly surprising about that, except that Chloe Victoria’s day job is as a prostitute. The 19-year-old mother of a 2-year-old has been arrested 140 times in the last two years for violations related to prostitution. Up until a few days before the competition, she was posting ads for a “100 percent English Yorkshire dirty slut” online. Remarkably, despite just an “okay” audition, judges Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger voted her through and she’s on to the next round. Keep reading »

Quotable: Paula Abdul Thinks Simon Cowell Will Make A Good Hubby

“It took me about 12 days to take my jaw off the ground and put it back up. But Mezghan is a lovely girl and I’ve known her for a long time. They make a great couple and I’m happy for them. … It would be an alter ego of Simon to gush about her. That is not part of his DNA. However, I know that he’s in a happy place so that makes me happy. … I know Simon so well and honest to God, I think he’s at that stage in his life where he’s a grown-up Simon now, making him a great and loving husband. But he still has that little bad boy in him.”

—Paula Abdul on hearing that Simon Cowell was engaged to Mezghan Hussainy [People] Keep reading »

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