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Does Judging ‘Idol’ or ‘The Voice’ Help or Hurt Artists’ Careers?

Welcome to Jukebox Jury, our new music debate show where experts face off and a jury of fans decides the winner. THE CASE: Last week, American Idol returned with a whimper instead of the bang […]


Lexa Berman, arrested for DUI (Source: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)

X Factor Auditioner Busted For DUI

A former contestant on the X-Factor stage may be singing the blues after being arrested in South Florida.

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(L-R) Judges Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell speak onstage at 'The X Factor' panel during day 3 of the FOX portion of the 2012 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 23, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Cowell’s Take On Spears, Lovato: ‘Mean,’ A ‘Brat’

Britney Spears and Demi Lovato are the tough cookies on “The X Factor,” according to series creator Simon Cowell.


Presenter Mariah Carey speaks onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images For BET)

Mariah Carey Joins ‘American Idol’ As New Judge

Mariah Carey will join “American Idol” as a judge next season, Fox announced Monday, bringing her star power to the show that remains a ratings leader but has seen its viewership and pop culture status diminish.


Melanie Amaro poses after winning season one "The X Factor" at CBS Televison City on December 22, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

South Florida’s Melanie Amaro Wins ‘The X Factor’

South Florida’s Melanie Amaro has “The X Factor.”


LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 13:  "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul attends the 2009 FOX Winter All-Star Party at My House on January 13, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Paula Abdul

Abdul To Judge On Cowell’s X-Factor

Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul are back together again. The two former “American Idol” judges are reuniting to assess singing talent on “The X Factor.”