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Sharon Osbourne attacks Simon Cowell on 'The Talk' -- VIDEO

Sharon Osbourne had some choice words for Simon Cowell on the April 17th episode of The Talk. Addressing reports that a new biography about Cowell says Osbourne left her position as mentor on the U.K. edition of The X Factor because she was angry over Cowell’s relationship with fellow judge Dannii Minogue, Osbourne snapped, “I’m, like, pissed off because you’ve got a whole career to talk about. … Why bring Mrs. O into your messing around?”

Though she admitted she did not like Minogue, Osbourne insisted Cowell’s romantic entanglements had no bearing on her decision to quit The X Factor. She also put forward a couple of theories about the misinformation. First, she said Cowell “likes to glamorize, he likes the publicity, he likes the attention.” She noted, “The thing is, nobody leaves Simon — he fires you.” Then Osbourne, who currently judges on the Cowell-produced America’s Got Talent, laughed, “He’ll probably fire me now.”

As for her final theory about Cowell (whose reps offered no comment)… well, you’ll have to watch the clip for that. Hint: It involves the indictment, “He has everything — but you can’t buy the goods!” Find out what those “goods” are below. READ FULL STORY

'X Factor' overhaul: Who should replace Nicole, Paula, and Steve?

With this morning’s news that Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul, and Steve Jones will not be returning to The X Factor next season, it would appear the cheese (Simon Cowell) stands alone. Well, mostly alone. There’s still L.A. Reid, hanging on to his Pepsi cup like a barnacle on a cruise ship. The show is clearly undergoing a major overhaul, probably so Simon Cowell can clinch those 20 million viewers he boldly projected last fall… and that a Cowell-less Idol scored just last week. It got us thinking: Who should host and judge the next edition of X Factor. We pose some suggestions below… READ FULL STORY

'American Idol': Watch Baylie Brown's season 6 audition -- VIDEO

What a difference five years and some honey-colored lowlights can make. American Idol golden ticket winner Baylie Brown had auditioned for season 6 in 2007, only to be thwarted during the dreaded Hollywood week group numbers by some terrible creatures from New Jersey. Watch the now-21-year-old sing Faith Hill in front of (WE MISS YOU) Simon, Paula, and Randy. READ FULL STORY

Heidi and Seal, Aretha, Simon Cowell: When will the celebrity heartache end?

This was the winter of our disconnect.

Despite the general belief that the Year of the Dragon is supposed to usher in prosperity, such has not proven true for some of our favorite A-listers. In the last month, no fewer than a dozen celebrities have announced that they would be buying one-way tickets on the break-up train straight to Singlesville. What gives? READ FULL STORY

2011's babes of Twitter

No, we’re not talking about Courtney Stodden, we’re talking about this year’s newcomers to the Twitterverse. Having passed its half-decade mark, the site continues to attract A-listers who have a little time and 140 characters to spare for an occasional rant or rave. So, which celebs got a taste of the dreaded #failwhale for the first time in 2011? Read on… READ FULL STORY

'X Factor' finale: What tips can it take from 'Idol' and 'The Voice' to improve for season 2?

As the first season of The X Factor enters the homestretch, it’s time to take stock of the reality newbie. What did the show do right, and where could it improve next season? What lessons can it learn from returning titan American Idol — still strong after 10 seasons and countless judge switch-ups? And where does sophomore series The Voice (returning Feb. 5) figure into the equation? We offer a few thoughts and suggestions below. READ FULL STORY

Barbara Walters announces 2011 Most Fascinating Person. It's...

Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011 just aired, and in addition to previously announced honorees such as the Kardashians and Herman Cain, the number one spot, as is the standard, was left secret until the broadcast. SPOILER ALERT! The 2011 Most Fascinating Person was (drumroll please)…

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Nicole Scherzinger discusses Rachel Crow's shocking 'X Factor' exit with Jimmy Kimmel -- VIDEO

X Factor judges Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, L.A. Reid, and Paula Abdul sat down with Jimmy Kimmel last night. It was a particularly tough discussion for Scherzinger, as she was indirectly responsible for sending home spunky 13-year-old Rachel Crow, who had a gut-wrenching onstage breakdown in front of millions of fans. Of course Kimmel replayed the clip, and even Cowell had to admit, “It was even worse than I remember.”

After Abdul defended her, Scherzinger explained, “In the moment and under pressure, it’s not as easy to just be like, ‘Hey, this what I’m going to do and you’re going home!'” She insisted, “I own the decision that I made,” and expressed her happiness about reports that Crow is in talks to sign a deal with Disney. See Scherzinger’s horrified reaction to the replay in the full interview after the jump. READ FULL STORY

'The X Factor': Behind the scenes at last night's shocking elimination

If my throbbing head and bleary eyes prove anything, it’s that one cannot exist in close proximity to Rachel Crow’s tears without experiencing a major X Factor hangover. Other symptoms include emotional emptiness, lack of faith in humanity, and an irrational hatred of Nicole Scherzinger. Seriously, someone needs to place a call to Steve Jones to make sure that he’s okay. Steve Jones cannot compute so much genuine human emotion — even ridiculously theatrical Nicole Scherzinger-style emotion.

Things were actually pretty tame at the Xanadome during the first 50-odd minutes of last night’s taping. Before Rachel collapsed onto the floor in a pile of broken dreams, the biggest thing that happened was the collective seizure the crowd experienced during the first 30 seconds of Lenny Kravitz’ performance. But the end of last night’s elimination episode brought enough drama to make up for an otherwise lackluster evening, and, as always, there was plenty that you simply couldn’t see on TV. READ FULL STORY

'The X Factor': Name your Top 5 Power List!

If that’s even possible!

Last night’s results show saw Astro and, unexpectedly, Drew disintegrate into the smoky red X Factor-y ether forever. We’re now left with a rather lackluster Top 5: Marcus Canty, Josh Krajcik, Chris Rene, Rachel Crow, and Melanie Amaro (pictured…is Marcus pretending Drew and Astro are still there? Sad!)

Out of all these kids (except for 31-year-old Josh who is TERRIBLY OLD), I can only see Josh or Melanie winning the $5 million recording contract and the chance to romp around in the digital playland of a Pepsi commercial during the Superbowl. But what do I know? The charming but melodically challenged Chris could be leading in votes every week. Cheese wedge Marcus and figment of Simon Cowell’s imagination Rachel Crow are kind of amusing with their over-produced showmanship. READ FULL STORY

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