Murtz On The Scene – The X Factor Finale – Exclusive Red Carpet Video Interview With Simon Cowell

Will Fifth Harmony stay together if they won't win The X Factor? That was the questions that I asked Simon Cowell on December 19, 2012 right after the final performance show before the finale. Check out the interview! »»

Britney Spears Makes X Factor Debut

Britney made her debut at the X Factor taping in Austin, TX on Thursday.  However, it appears that Demi Lovato will be stealing the spotlight on the new season.  Whereas Britney gave short answers and appeared hesitant to engage with contestants, »»

Demi Lovato Confirmed As Newest Judge On The X Factor

FOX has officially confirmed both Britney Spears and Demi Lovato as the newest judges for The X Factor next year.  The announcement was made at the network's upfronts today, and needless to say everyone involved was very excited to be a part of the »»

Britney Spears Officially Signs On For The X Factor

Ending weeks of speculation, Britney Spears has officially signed on "The X Factor" as a judge for next season.  She is replacing Paula Abdul and will reportedly make $16 million to do the show.  Her first bit of advice for aspiring pop stars:  Do »»

Ryan Seacrest Still Here For Another Two Years

Ryan Seacrest will continue on as the host of American Idol for at least another two years yet.  The latest extension pays him $15 million per season, although that number isn't confirmed.  Many had speculated that Seacrest would jump to The X Fac »»

Britney Spears To Earn A 16 Million Dollar Paycheck

Although no official paperwork has been signed, it's being rumored that the pop princess herself will be a judge on the X Factor. Sources are saying that Britney Spears is close to landing the $16 million spot on Simon Cowell's show. If she is signed »»

What Does Simon Cowell Say About Britney Spears On His Show?

Although it hasn't been yet confirmed, rumours are swirling that Britney Spears could be the new judge on The X Factor. »»

The Hoff Isn't Too Sad About Not Returning To Britain's Got Talent

And not to worry, pretty sure that the rest of the world isn't too broken up about it either. David Hasselhoff hasn't been offered a new contract to judge on the next season of Britain's Got Talent. He says there is no bad blood between him and produ »»

Simon Cowell Fires Paula And Nicole From The X Factor

Apparently unable to live up to his own gigantic expectations of X Factor last year, Simon Cowell has begun the retooling process.  And by "retooling", we mean "Firing everyone until there's only an empty studio left".  Victims of the mighty Cowell »»

Simon Cowell To Launch DJ Talent Show

Proving that the world is indeed ready for yet another talent competition reality show, Simon Cowell has decided to get into the DJ business.  Likely seeing the money being made by acts like Skrillex and Deadmau5 and wanting a piece of it, Simon has »»

Murtz On The Scene: The X Factor Finale – Complete Red Carpet Video Coverage

Attending the X Factor finale live was definitely the perfect way to cap off my Guinness World Record attempt of attending every major reality show finale live. While I will have more on the record and all the shows that I attended coming soon, here »»

Murtz On The Scene: The X Factor 2011 Finale - Simon Cowell Finale Red Carpet Interview

Here's my red carpet interview with The X Factor's lead judge, Simon Cowell. I asked him if, at the end of the day, the competition was just semantics as the person he picks is the one who inevitably wins. Check it out! »»

Courtney Love To Share Nirvana's Music?

Courtney Love has recently offered to share the rights to Nirvana's music on The X Factor. She Tweeted Simon Cowell saying "@SimonCowell you want some Nirvana songs? @JanetJealousy is from same town as Kurt? I have the perfect idea for that, call me »»

Simon Cowell Joins Twitter

Cowell debuted his brand new Twitter page, just in time for the performance show of the X Factor. So far his Tweets include: It's official, I know it's taken a while. It's really me! We're live in 10 minutes. I'll keep you posted. Lots of love »»

Ruben Studdard Getting Divorced

After being married for 3 years, Ruben Studdard and his wife Surata Zuri McCants are filing for divorce. The two are citing that they have "irreconcilable differences", and are going their separate ways. Gone are the days where two people would have »»

Adam Lambert Allegedly Broke Idol Rules

A new lawsuit alleges that Adam Lambert broke American Idol rules when he appeared on the 8th season of the show.  He allegedly had a previously existing record contract when applying for the show.  In a stunning coincidence of timing, the record »»

The X Factor 2011 Spoilers: Enrique Iglesias And Pharrell Williams Join The X Factor

Enrique Iglesias and Pharrell Williams will join the X Factor as mentors to contestants. It's also been rumored that Rihanna and Mariah Carey will be making appearances on the show. »»

Simon Cowell Admits He Is Fan Of Jersey Shore; Claims Snooki Is His Fave

X Factor judge Simon Cowell has admitted that he is a closet Jersey Shore fan. He told MTV that Snooki is his favorite and even went on to say that she and The Situation inspired him to take The X Factor to New Jersey, claiming that the show was ' »»

Is X Factor Starting To Bomb?

Maybe 47 reality shows looking for singers is just too many. This week's Thursday show was down 12% from the first show. Even with the drop in viewers, X Factor put Fox in the top spot for adults 18-49. »»

The X Factor Doesn't Factor Into Great Ratings

Rather shockingly, the very, very, very hyped debut of "The X Factor" on Fox delivered a disappointing 8.7 rating, only half of what "American Idol" debuted with this past January.  Executive producer Simon Cowell desperately wants to beat "Idol" in »»

Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul Still Bickering For The X Factor

Picking up right where they left off, Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul were once again bickering during publicity panels for "The X Factor", debuting this month on Fox.  The show actually had its premiere at Hollywood's Cinerama Dome, a venue generally »»

Simon Cowell Bans 5 Songs From The X-Factor

During a conference call to promote X-Factor before its debut on September 21, Simon Cowell revealed a list of songs that should never be sung during auditions again.  The lucky group includes Jason Mraz, The Righteous Brothers, R. Kelly, Etta Jame »»

American Idol 2011 News: Simon Cowell Admits To Only Seeing 3 Minutes Of New Season

Even though he finished one year shy of critiquing wannabe superstars for a decade on the show, ornery Simon Cowell admits that he has only seen '3 minutes' of the new season with Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and stalwart Randy Jackson manning the ju »»

American Idol 2011 Spoilers: Judges Reveal Details About New Season; Will Steven Tyler Be The New Simon Cowell?

The new American Idol judging panel (+ Randy Jackson) met the media today and finally opened up about the most highly-anticipated season of the series. Steven Tyler said that “Idol is taking it up a notch. No more, no less." Randy Jackson wel »»

American Idol Episode 9-42 Recap

Not exactly a thrilling final Tuesday, but a final Tuesday nonetheless. »»

American Idol - Episode 9-42 Review

Who deserves to win: Lee DeWyze or Crystal Bowersox? Normally for the final competition, there's electricity in the air. It's a musical version of Christmas. We want to be wowed except for the painful moment when they have to sing the crappy ballad p »»

American Idol Episode 9-40 Recap

Final three time, and for the last few weeks the judges have been begging the contestants to bring it. But on this night, only one contestant ensured that it was broughten. »»

American Idol Episode 9-38 Recap

Four legs good, two legs bad. »»

Kelly Clarkson Takes On Carrie Underwood!

OK, so it's just a battle of CD sales, but still, you'd pay to see it. »»

American Idol 2010 Episode 9-36 Recap

It's Sinatra/Big Band week, or as I call it, "Not Relevant At All To Your Music Career (Unless You're John Stevens)" week. »»

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