its Britneys real singing voice

In this clip from 'the X Factor', Britney Spears brings a cake and sings happy birthday to LA Reid, and it's a rare chance to hear Britney sing with no production or autotune. But she still does that choppy thing with her voice, the way that people do when they're making fun of Britney. It's like all of her songs are recorded while she sits on a sybian.read more

Monday headlines, with X Factor and secret Avenger endings

PAULA ABDUL - has officially signed on to reunite with Simon Cowell and be the fourth judge on 'the X Factor', because what the hell else is she gonna do. (thr) THORS END CREDITS - had the fourth clip building up to next summers 'the Avengers', (the first 3 from 'Iron Man', 'Iron Man 2' and 'the Incredible Hulk' are above and here) but what does it mean? For one it means I was trapped in the center of the row...read more

Paula Abdul will probably be the fourth X-Factor judge

As Simon Cowell closes in on the final two to fill out the judges panel for the American version of the X Factor, it's clear he wants a mix of personalities, ranging from the cool respected professional (LA Reid) to the emotionally unstable drunk (guess). "I've always wanted Paula," Cowell told Deadline. "Always been very vocal about that. I missed her the second she left the show ["American Idol"]. Always loved...read more

Mariah Carey is joining Simon Cowell on X Factor

American Idol is actually having a decent year, mostly thanks to Steven Tyler, but Pop Idol was a huge smash in the UK too before Simon Cowell left to start a show that was damn near identical, the X Factor, and forced it off the air. Now he's putting together an American version. Last month he somehow convinced LA Reid to be a judge, then yesterday it was reported he won't be on the UK show this season to focus on...read more

Thursday afternoon headlines

DARREN ARONOFSKY - will no longer direct the Wolverine sequel, stating that it would keep him in Japan for over a year, and he didn't want to be apart from his family for that long. Also Japan glows in the dark now. (e.w.) THE X FACTOR - has found their first judge to join Simon Cowell, and its LA Reid, arguably the most powerful man in music. While chairmen of Island Def Jam Records (he resigned today to take this...read more