In 2011, Luke Lucas audition for the British talent competition show X-Factor at the age of 16. He blew the judges away with his amazing vocals when he sung the Jackson 5 song ” Who’s Loving You”.
Later, Lucas was turned away at the finals, according to the Daily Mail article, ‘he went up to sing in front of Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow, the likeable teenager was already close to tears, hyped up and telling us:
‘I can’t believe how much I want this. But as soon as Luke opened his mouth to sing, it was clear his timing was out and he was completely flat’.
At the time, X-Factor felt that 16 was too young to be in a talent competition.
As time has passed since then, where is this amazing voice? Just because he didn’t make it on X-Factor, doesn’t mean he can’t make it in music. He was probably nervous and wanted to make the finals so bad that the competition got the best of him.
Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger have split up.
The F1 ace and singer – who have been dating on and off for five years – have reportedly called time on their relationship after their hectic work schedules meant that they hardly spent any time together as a couple.
Scherzinger – who is based in the US – has just reclaimed her seat on the The X Factor judging panel and is currently dashing around the country for auditions, while Hamilton – who lives in Switzerland – has been focusing on his racing career and has been competing around the globe.
According to The London Standard, Simon Cowell claims a band in the UK had the name “One Direction” first. In the suit, which was filed on Thursday, it was claimed the US group have been “continuously and consistently been utilising the One Direction Mark since ODUK made its public debut on the popular British television programme The X Factor in the fall of 2010.”
The US One Direction had claimed to have been using the name since 2009 and applied to trademark the name long before the British band, and are also suing Syco and Sony Music for $1 million in damages, as well as claiming they are entitled to profits made by the UK group, arguing they were suffering “substantial confusion and substantial damage” because of the British act.
According to New York Post, singer/actress Janet Jackson is reportedly talking to Simon Cowell about joining “The X Factor.”
Jackson, a guest on this Monday’s episode of “Anderson,” is asked by Anderson Cooper about rumors she’s in talks to become a judge on the show, which canned judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul in a shakeup last month. Host Steve Jones was also fired.
Abdul had an affair with Jackson’s brother Jackie Jackson of The Jacksons while he was married to Enid Jackson who is now deceased.
“No, I am not [currently a judge on ‘The X Factor’], but that’s all I really think I should say,” Jackson says in a clip from the interview.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, singer Pink is also in the running.
Steve Jones, Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul are out! according to EW.com. Paula Abdul was also let go from the show, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
Abdul had a tough time mentoring the groups, becoming the first judge without contestants on season 1. And Scherzinger faced serious backlash after Crow’s elimination.
Record producer L.A. Reid and Simon Cowell, who is also the executive producer of the talent competition, are the only familiar faces that remain. There is no word yet on their replacements.
According to People, Cowell told PEOPLE he would be making some changes for the sophomore season. And so he did.
Topic: Paula Abdul – Jeff Bratton – Jackie Jackson – Emilio Estevez
According to People, Paula Abdul and her boyfriend Jeff Bratton have called off their romance.
“Paula and I split in November,” Bratton tells PEOPLE. “It was an amicable thing. But between the final months of X Factor and my responsibilities with [my label] Cascine, there was little time for us.”
Abdul had an affair with Jackie Jackson of “The Jacksons” while he was married to Enid Jackson. Enid Jackson is now deceased. Abdul was married to Emilio Estevez from 1992-1994, he’s the brother of actor Charlie Sheen. Another short-lived marriage for Paula Abdul was to clothing designer Brad Beckerman, in 1996. They divorced in 1998, citing irreconcilable differences.
In July 2007, Abdul announced that she had begun dating J.T. Torregiani, a restaurant owner 12 years her junior. Paula and JT broke up in June 2008 citing their hectic work schedules.
Blog Source: The Washington Post – The TV Column – Lisa de Moraes
Video Credit: YouTube – PopSugarTv
Posted: Tuesday December 13, 2011 @ 8:35 pm PST
Topic: Barbara Walters
If you hate the Kardashians you will love Barbara Walters Annual “Fascinating People.” A sneak preview of the special show Walters telling the Kardashians they have no talent, can’t sing, can’t dance etc.
The list includes Simon Cowell ,Pippa Middleton, Katy Perry, and the Kardashians and more.