Watch the X Factor Audience Revolt Against Nicole Scherzinger

Matt Cherette · 12/09/11 04:40AM

Rather than feel personally responsible for sending someone home on tonight's X Factor, judge Nicole Scherzinger cast a vote against 13-year-old fan favorite Rachel Crow in order to force a deadlock. Viewer votes were then used to break the tie, and—shockingly—a sobbing Rachel was eliminated, sending the audience into the anti-Scherzinger fury you'll see in the above video.

Watch Nicole Scherzinger Shut Down Simon Cowell

Matt Cherette · 09/28/11 10:27PM

Tonight's X Factor saw a fracturing of the judging panel, with Simon Cowell and LA Reid teaming up to butt heads with Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. The ladies' rejection of the more attractive female contestants led Cowell to accuse them of judging bias and, in an attempt to strike back, tell one unremarkable hopeful that she reminded him of Scherzinger. As you'll see in this video, he probably now wishes he hadn't done so.

Simon Cowell Has Choice Words for His X Factor Co-Judges

Matt Cherette · 09/20/11 01:30AM

Ahead of Wednesday's premiere of The X Factor, Simon Cowell is in full promotional mode. Tonight's PR pit stop brought Cowell to The Tonight Show, where he shared some brutally honest opinions of his three X Factor co-judges to Jay Leno.

The Fall and Rise of Kara DioGuardi

Richard Lawson · 05/26/11 04:58PM

A one-time reality also-ran is now getting the chance to be in the spotlight twice. Also today: trouble at The X Factor, three actors spark up doobies over at Weeds, and Oprah is bigger than ever.

The Many Accents of Nicole Scherzinger

Matt Cherette · 12/16/09 10:25PM

This week—in just two nights—The Train Wreck Sing-off taught us 12 new things. Tonight, we got lucky Number 13: Judge (and lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls) Nicole Scherzinger's accent is as unpredictable as Tiger Woods' hole selection.

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 06/29/09 06:39AM

Actor and Celebrity Rehab alum Gary Busey turns 65 today. Producer Robert Evans turns 79. Comedian Richard Lewis is turning 62. Wendy Kopp, the founder of Teach for America, is turning 42. Top Silicon Valley venture capitalist John Doerr is 57. Web entrepreneur Scott Heiferman is 37. Colin Hay of Men at Work is 56. Race car driver Jeff Burton turns 42. Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter is turning 52. And "Pussycat Doll" Nicole Scherzinger celebrates her 31st birthday today.