The stars came out last night for Epic Records Pre-Grammy showcase for up and coming recording artist Ginny Blackmore hosted by Michael Strahan and Tricky Stewart! Read More »
The new-look judging panel on “The X Factor” is excited about the upcoming season of the Fox show. Simon Cowell and the network officially introduced newcomers Britney Spears and Demi Lovato during Fox’s upfronts on Monday, with Cowell telling the crowd that “rumors are one thing, but delivery is something else.” Read More »
Simon CowellÂ won’t be the only “X Factor” judge returning for the show’s second season. Music mogul L.A. Reid has agreed to come back for another year. According to “The Hollywood Reporter,” the Epic Records chairman signed on for a second season last Friday. News of Reid’s return comes just days after the show dropped fellow judges Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, and host Steve Jones.
U.S. weekly reports that Simon Cowell is also trying to add Beyonce to the cast of X factor as a full-time judge reportedly offering her an annual salary of $100 million to do the show.
Â Nicole Scherzinger won’t be reprising her role as judge and mentor Â on “The X Factor”. Sources say Nicole “wants to focus on her music career,” adding that her duties on “The X Factor” “took a lot more of her time than she ever expected.” Nicole has reportedly informed fellow mentor Simon Cowell of her decision and has received “his blessing.” Word is that Nicole and Simon did not get a long with each other at all and that it was a lot of behind the scenes drama which is why she left.
It was also revealed on Monday that “X Factor” host Steve Jones will be replaced also. Jones sent out a tweet saying it’s a shame he’s leaving, but adding that he had a great time on the show. Wait there’s more… Read More »
L.A. Reid says he’s looking forward to making Epic Records the “music company of tomorrow.”Â Epic Records officially announced Reid as the company’s new chairman and chief executive on Monday.Â Â Reid had previously worked as the chairman of Island Def Jam, but left that position earlier this year to serve as a judge on Fox’s upcoming talent competition “The X Factor.”Â Epic’s stable of artists will include musicians who appear on “The X Factor,” as well as other new signings.Â Reid says he’s “deeply committed to discovering and developing the next generation of superstars” with his new role at Epic. Read More »
It seems like Ciara is making her way back home. According to reports by Billboard, Ciara has left Jive Records and will now be joining forces with L.A. Reid (that’s who originally signed her back in 2003) under the restructured Epic Records. This looks to be a great business move for Ciara because then she would be top priority for Epic Records.
Ciara’s career is going nowhere but up now that her career will be under Reid’s direction. If you didn’t already know, Reid is responsible for helping artists like Mariah Carey, Usher, Toni Braxton, and even Kanye West reach multi-platinum sales. Sounds like my girl Ciara is in good company and I wish her nothing but the best! Do you think this is a good business move for Ciara?
Rumors have circulated for months about who will join the ex-”American Idol” man’s new British import singing competition, but since the announcement of producer LA Reid as one of the show’s three judges, Cowell has gone silent with any confirmations, offering only a shortlist of candidates. He shot down the reports that Mariah Carey was set to be one of the judges, citing her pregnancy, but during a recent radio interview, he admitted that the star would have a role on the show.
“I think Mariah will have a role on the TV live shows,” Cowell confirmed to host Jackie Brown. “I met her recently and she was on great form. Read More »