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Thursday 22 August 2013
The X Factor will go up against BBC1's National Lottery show and Casualty when it returns to screens next week.
Thursday 15 August 2013
Simon Cowell has avoided the prospect of a court appearance after the woman reported to be carrying his baby "resolved" her legal battle with her estranged husband.
Wednesday 14 August 2013
X Factor judge Louis Walsh is reportedly planning to take part in rival talent show Strictly Come Dancing after leaving the ITV singing contest.
Wednesday 14 August 2013
Sir Tom Jones is reportedly the third big name to quit BBC talent show The Voice, leaving just Will.i.am on the coaching team.
Tuesday 06 August 2013
X Factor judge Louis Walsh has revealed he will leave the show after this year’s series.
Thursday 01 August 2013
The Government has stepped in to stop US singer Kelly Clarkson taking a gold and turquoise ring once owned by Jane Austen out of the country.
Wednesday 31 July 2013
Richard & Adam thought their dreams of becoming recording artists were over when a member of the orchestra stormed the stage during their performance in Britain’s Got Talent’s live final and pelted judge Simon Cowell with a carton of eggs.
Tuesday 16 July 2013
The Irish singer said he has recording commitments with his band The Script
Monday 15 July 2013
Frank Skinner: 'It’s like those Japanese fish. You take all the nasty bits out and it’s not poisonous'
Friday 05 July 2013
Jessie J has quit the BBC's talent show The Voice after just two series in order to promote a new record.
Wednesday 03 July 2013
Sir Elton John has accused BBC1 talent show The Voice of producing "nonentities".
Monday 17 June 2013
Leah McFall is the bookies’ favourite to win BBC talent contest The Voice ahead of the final this weekend.
Radio Ga Gangnam? South Korean YouTube superstar Psy wants to collaborate with Queen guitarist Brian May
Wednesday 12 June 2013
K-pop sensation Psy has revealed he is meeting with Queen guitarist Brian May to discuss the possibility of working together.
Friday 07 June 2013
Britain's Got Talent finalist Francine Lewis hopes to celebrate her son's birthday in style - by winning the hit talent show.
Sunday 02 June 2013
The Voice, which is to return for a third series despite falling ratings, drew just 5.7 million viewers as it reached its knockout stages
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more