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Shin Lim – Master of Close-Up Magic – Wins America’s Got Talent!

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – Shin Lim – Photo by Trae Patton/Courtesy of NBC.

Boston magician Shin Lim has been crowned the Season 13 winner of America’s Got Talent.

Lim wins one million dollars and will headline  America’s Got Talent Live at the Paris Theater at Paris Las Vegas on Nov. 2-4.

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AXS TV Announces Judges for The X Factor UK!

The X Factor UK – (L-R) Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger, Simon Cowell – Photo courtesy of AXS TV.

The 14th season of The X Factor UK will be returning to AXS TV this Fall.

This season’s judges are: series creator and music mogul Simon Cowell, original The X Factor UK judge Sharon Osbourne, chart-topping singer Nicole Scherzinger and highly regarded music manager Louis Walsh.

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Here Comes The Judge! Simon Cowell Joins Judges On America’s Got Talent!

Simon Cowell will join the America’s Got Talent judges for season 11. The creator of the ‘Got Talent’ format, Cowell is – directly and indirectly – responsible for dozens of careers in the entertainment industry and his blunt observations have garnered him a following of millions.

For more, follow the jump.

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Kelly Rowland and Paula Rubio Join Judges Panel on The X-Factor!

 

The X-Factor is going to an entirely new place, for its third season on Fox. With the addition of the Grammy Award-winning Kelly Rowland and one of the world’s most influential Latin artists, Paulina Rubio, Simon Cowell will be the only male judge when the series returns this fall.

For details, check out the press release following the jump.

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The X Factor: Changes! Dirty Tricks! Chemistry!

THE X FACTOR: Simon Cowell. CR: Nino Munoz / FOXTHE X FACTOR: Demi Lovato. CR: Nino Munoz / FOX

Fox’s The X-Factor returns for its second season with a two-night premiere on Wednesday and Thursday (8/7C). I’ve seen the sizzle reel for the season and am amazed by the chemistry that new judges Demi Lovato and Britney Spears bring to the panel.

I was able to sit in on a conference call Q&A with Lovato and Simon Cowell, and their crabby uncle/sassy niece chemistry was evident right away. They talked about what we might expect in season two and Cowell expressed his displeasure in another network’s scheduling tactics with their singing competition. It was a very stimulating half-hour.

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The True Hollywood Story of Kara DioGuardi

Kara DioGuardi has been ruling the Billboard charts for years as the woman behind the music. Having penned hits for Pink, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera to name a few, Kara is one of the most in-demand songwriters in the business today. Thrown into the spotlight as a judge on American Idol, the world met Kara without realizing she had already been in their homes, on their iPods and through their radios for years. Still, despite DioGuardi’s significant contribution to pop, her life story has remained a mystery – until now. For the first time ever on television, in an intimate and personal interview, DioGuardi opens up to E! about her long journey towards success. Helping to tell her story are her husband, Mike McCuddy, her brother, John, her closest friends, professional colleagues including music industry legend Tommy Mottola, American Idol Executive Producer Ken Warwick and some of the artists for whom she has written hit songs including Kelly Clarkson, Jason DeRulo, Dave Stewart and Colbie Caillat.

Keep reading for highlights from the all-new THS which includes comments on celebrity friendships, eating disorders, frightening childhood memories, and life-changing decisions. The E! True Hollywood Story: Kara DioGuardi premieres tonight, October 26 at 10:00 PM on E!

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Simon Cowell Talks to EclipseMagazine! F’ing Simon Cowell!! On How The X Factor Is Different – And The Songs He Never Wants to Hear Again!

Simon Cowell

Last week, Simon Cowell took a half an hour out of his hectic schedule to talk about his new singing competition series, The X-Factor [premiering on FOX, Wednesday, at 8/7C]. He was charming, funny and – in true Simon fashion – refreshingly blunt.

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Simon Cowell’s Last Season of Idol is Official

At a Press Conference in LA, Simon Cowell made it official, this will be his last season of American Idol. He wants to concentrate on bringing his British Hit “The X Factor” to America which will join Fox’s schedule next year. I can understand his decision if he wanted to work on a completely different type of show. I don’t know anything about The X-Factor but it’s supposed to be the British version of American Idol, so what’s the point of leaving Idol to work on yet another dumb “Talent” show? He misses his girl Paula, that’s what it is.