X Factor UK Headlines for 10/13/13

Louis Tomlinson’s mother is pregnant with twins. AGAIN. Are all 4 judges leaving the show after the season? X Factor is making idols of thugs, drug abusers and a porn star?

Double Direction: Louis Tomlinson is set to become a brother again after his mother Johannah ‘is expecting twins’
As one fifth of one of the world’s biggest boy bands he’s often away from home.

But One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson may be planning some extra time with his family after he discovered that he is set to become a brother to twins.

The star’s mother Johannah Poulston, 40, and her partner Daniel Deakin, 30, are reported to be ‘over the moon’ at the news.
Read more: Daily Mail

Back on pitch! One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson returns to the field after footie tackle as the band announce next single Story Of My Life
Louis Tomlinson appears to have fully recovered from the crunching tackle he received last month from Premier League striker, Gabriel Agbonlahor.

In fact Louis was so confident to be back on the pitch that he, along with bandmate Liam Payne, treated fans waiting outside their New Zealand gig in Christchurch to an impromptu football game in a park near the arena.

The pair of pop superstars had a 200-plus strong crowd of teenager girls screaming in delight over their football skills on Thursday.
Read more: Daily Mail

Breaking hearts from the get go: One Direction share adorable childhood photos to promote new single Story of My Life
Millions of Directioners worldwide have fallen under the spell of Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan.

And it looks like the boys have been little heart breakers from day one as the chart-topping band share some adorable childhood photos.

Each member of One Direction tweeted a cute snap of themselves as a toddler to promote the release of their new single, which will be released later this month.
Read more: Daily Mail

Someone didn’t get the memo! Jesy Nelson stands out wearing a LBD while rest of Little Mix opt for matching plaid at Big Gig
They always try and match in one way or another when they take to the stage for their performances – making sure they look like a real unit.

But on Saturday Jesy Nelson decided to break the mold as Little Mix put on a show at the Girlguiding Big Gig at Wembley Arena.

While the rest of the band opted to wear matching plaid the pretty brunette stood out wearing a little black dress featuring a racy sheer section.
Read more: Daily Mail

This IS my last series of X Factor, Gary Barlow tells viewers as he announces during live show that he will be leaving at the end of this season
Gary Barlow last night confirmed rumours he will quit The X Factor at the end of the current series.

Speculation has been rife that the Take That star was planning to leave and, on last night’s show, Gary told three-piece boy band Rough Copy: ‘I’ve been here for three years and I’m so pleased that for my last year on the show I get to work with you guys.’
Read more: Daily Mail

ALL judges out of The X Factor as Nicole Scherzinger says she’s going to leave
Nicole Scherzinger has reportedly revealed that she wants to quit The X Factor – leaving bosses in ‘crisis’ as they face having to find an entirely new judging line-up for next year.

All three of her fellow panellists are already set to exit the talent competition at the end of the series, with Gary Barlow announcing his departure live in last night’s episode.

Sharon Osbourne has repeatedly insisted that she only wanted to return for one last hurrah, while even Louis Walsh – the only judge to have appeared on all ten editions – has hinted that his time is up.

Now, according to The Daily Star, Osbourne has claimed in her new autobiography that former Pussycat Doll Nicole will join them.
Read more: TellyMix

Simon Cowell in talks to return to The X Factor UK in 2014 after USA flop
Simon Cowell is reportedly set to make his comeback to The X Factor UK next year in a megabucks deal with ITV.

The media mogul left in 2010 to launch the talent contest in the United States – but he is now said to be considering heading home after it failed to prove as successful across the pond.

According to The Sun, he is negotiating a contract worth a whopping £50million – although this would likely involve the renewal of X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, as ITV’s current agreement for both shows expires at the end of the year.

However, Simon will not decide whether or not he’ll rejoin the panel until the future of the American version has been determined.
Read more: TellyMix

Why is the X Factor making idols of thugs, drug abusers and a porn star? Scandal of wannabe pop stars’ tainted posts
They’ve always excelled at air-brushing at The X Factor. And this week, as the 12 final acts were ‘unveiled’ via a glossy photo shoot, they were at it again.

But, this year, there is undoubtedly more to gloss over than ever before.

While the majority of the final dozen appear to have led largely blameless lives, at least three have tainted pasts, involving drug-taking, the glamorisation of gun culture and violence.

One is left wondering if the show’s bosses give any thought to the message they are sending to the millions of impressionable youngsters who tune in every week.

This year’s final selection of young men and women — supposedly the brightest vocal talents in the country — includes two with criminal records. It is astonishing, especially given that contestants in previous years have been expelled under similar circumstances.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor star Lorna Simpson poses with shotgun in shocking picture exclusive
The Sunday People reveals how the 26-year-old singer’s life off-screen is far from idyllic – after she married a convicted “Yardie” cocaine dealer

X Factor star Lorna Simpson poses with a deadly pump action shotgun in a picture that will shock fans of the family show.

The singer, 26, was seen weeping with joy on last night’s show after judge Sharon Osbourne put her through to the live rounds following a brilliant performance in Los Angeles.

But the Sunday People can reveal that Lorna’s life off-screen is far from idyllic – after she married a convicted “Yardie” cocaine dealer.
Read more: The Mirror

X Factor’s Rough Copy: Our crime past makes us good role models
X Factor group Rough Copy have argued that their checkered past makes them better role models to young fans who might be struggling with crime.

Kazeem Ajobe, 24, has had run-ins with the law in 2006 and 2010 involving assault charges and possession of cannabis but has since turned his life around after serving 250 hours community service.

‘I’ve come a long way from my past. I mean, being in a boy band and having a little son, being in a long term relationship – it just helped. Having my two brothers as well to help me on my journey,’’ he told Guilty pleasures while joined by bandmates Sterling Ramsey, 25, and 27-year-old Joey Thomas.
Read more: Metro

‘Tamera’s a real b****’: Heartbroken girl reveals how X Factor contestant stole her boyfriend
X Factor finalist Tamera Foster has been accused of stealing a girl’s boyfriend.

Rachel Fox accuses the 16-year old hopeful of purposefully chasing her boy, Joshante Amihayia, knowing that he was already in a relationship.

Speaking to The Sun On Sunday, Rachel, 20, said: ‘Tamera’s a real b****. I don’t know who chases a guy who has a girlfriend.’
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor’s Tamera Foster ‘targeted’ after standing up to racist bullies
Singer confronted girl who hurled insults at pal about the colour of her skin

X Factor sensation Tamera Foster has revealed how she stood up to a racist bully who was verbally abusing her friend.

Tamera – who performed Chaka Khan’s Ain’t Nobody on last night’s show – was travelling with a pal on a train when a girl hurled insults about the colour of her skin.

The singer confronted the girl and lashed out in a rage, on Boxing Day, in Gravesend, Kent, last year. Two months later she voluntarily attended the town’s police station and was cautioned.
Read more: The Mirror

Bullies who kicked me in the face with football boots want to be my friends now says X Factor contender Sam
X Factor star Sam Callahan was so badly tormented by bullies at school he was forced to call the police.

The 19-year-old said he was pinned down and kicked in the face by a bully wearing football boots in one brutal attack.

The Essex-born barman, who last night performed in the first of the ITV talent contest’s live shows, said he was targeted because of his dream of becoming a pop star.

And he revealed that the same bullies have recently sent him good luck messages on Facebook after spotting him on the show.

Callahan claimed the persecution at his secondary school grew so bad that he left and moved to the Sylvia Young Theatre School in West London, whose former pupils include Spice Girl Emma Bunton and the late singer Amy Winehouse.
Read more: Daily Mail

Huge plaudits for the X-Factor’s colour-blindness
Say what you like about Simon Cowell’s show, it is one of the least racist annexes of the UK music industry

Gracious, it’s already the time of year when aggrieved music lovers traditionally surge forth to condemn The X Factor. Should we expect another po-faced campaign to rob Simon Cowell of the Christmas No 1? Or just more industrial-level whinging from those who fret about how it’s destroying British music. That it is not about “real” music (maan!), just bubblegum pap, and televised slop, for the masses. How such shows clog up the industry, suck up all the resources, make it impossible for new artists to catch a break.

Maybe The X Factor could be judged guilty of all these things, and more (British music should not be wholly forged in weekend TV).

However, perhaps the British music industry could also learn something from The X Factor – a show that not only promotes working-class kids but also, far less famously, gives black performers a fair hearing.

It seems to me that The X Factor is fast becoming one of the least racist, and most colourblind, annexes of the modern British music industry.
Read more: The Guardian

15 reasons we still love ‘The X Factor’ Live Shows
2. They gave us Wagner.
3. When they make Dermot dance.
4. The incredible showmances.
5. Genuine moments of joy and happiness.
6. Louis Walsh. Natch.
7. The special guest performances. Especially the really, really bad ones.
8. And the mega awkward ‘When’s the album coming out?’ interviews that Dermot has to have with them.
9. The really terrible but incredible group songs they used to do.
10. The year they let Konnie Huq host The Xtra Factor and everything got really, really, really awkward.
11. The time Katie Waissel just thought, ‘Ah, sod it’ and sat on the floor. And still managed to get through.
12. The incredible Christopher Maloney and his wonderful, wonderful nan saga.
13. The pantomime scandals and Ofcom outrage.
14. Pretty much everything Nicole Scherzinger did last year. Jahmaze.
15. Did we mention Wagner?
Read more: Digital Spy

Under pressure! Tamera Foster, Hannah Barrett and Sam Callahan can’t hide their nerves on final day of rehearsals ahead of first live X Factor show
They’ve got through their initial auditions, a second audition in front of an arena audience, bootcamp and judges’ houses.

But now the final 12 X Factor contestants face their biggest challenge yet – the very first live show.

Tamera Foster, Hannah Barrett and Sam Callahan were all seen looking stressed as they left the X Factor house on Friday morning for their last day of rehearsals ahead of Saturday night’s show.
Read more: Daily Mail

Nicole Scherzinger embraces 80s night in a cleavage revealing fringed dress… while Sharon Osbourne wears emerald green shoulder pads as The X Factor live shows return
Saturday night was all about the eighties as The X Facto turned up the heat – and the dry ice – on the first live show of the series.

But while this year’s contestants dusted off a string of power ballads, two of the judging panel were vying to outdo each other in dresses that positively oozed early-eighties glam.

Indeed, both Nicole Scherzinger and returning Sharon Osbourne glittered beneath the bright lights at Fountain Studios after taking to the stage with fellow judges Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh.
Read more: Daily Mail

Don’t panic Dermot! Caroline Flack shines in her new role as fleeting backstage reporter as The X Factor goes live
Caroline Flack made the bold – and brief – step up to ITV1 on Saturday evening by taking on a new backstage presenting role as The X Factor live shows returned.

The 33-year-old presenter is commonly associated with ITV2 spin-off The Xtra Factor, but made a fleeting appearance on the main show – where she was seen chatting to hopefuls backstage at Fountain Studios.

Caroline was unveiled as Dermot O’Leary’s ‘co-host’ earlier this week as X Factor bosses attempt to shake up the format with a series of changes – amongst them a new backstage portion, that sees her talk to nervous contestants before and after their performances.
Read more: Daily Mail

The X Factor LOSES more than a million viewers in first live show… despite ‘flash vote’ coming into play on 80s night
The X Factor has lost more than a million viewers in a year, overnight figures have shown.

The show, which began its live stage on Saturday night with Gary Barlow announcing he was to step down, is 1.1 million viewers down compared to the equivalent episode in 2012.

And it was way behind BBC1 rival Strictly Come Dancing, which increased its lead with 1.7 million more viewers.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor 80s week review: Spandu Belly, Dermot’s crotch and mucky hair
X Factor series 10’s Live Shows kicked off with an ’80s Week theme. Joy Division, Billy Bragg, C86, Metallica and the Beastie Boys were all surprisingly snubbed as song choices in favour of Whitney, Bryan Adams and Phil Collins.

Who would ever accuse The X Factor of being predictable?
Read more: Digital Spy

The party factor! Nicole Appleton stays out until the early hours with Louis Walsh, Kelly and Sharon Osbourne
It was the first night of the X Factor live shows, but it looked like Nicole Appleton had the most fun celebrating.

The All Saints star had a smile from ear-to-ear as she left the Arts Club in the early hours of Sunday morning with Louis Walsh, Sharon and Kelly Osbourne.

Jumping into a cab with the Irish judge, Nicole, 38, clearly had the party factor on Saturday night.
Read more: Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
1 Lorde – Royals
22 One Direction – Best Song Ever
59 Leona Lewis – Run
76 One Direction – Kiss You
78 Olly Murs – Dear Darlin’
80 Lucy Spraggan – Last Night (Beer Fear)
90 Kelly Clarkson – Because of You

1 Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
5 One Direction – Up All Night
8 One Direction – Take Me Home
14 Lucy Spraggan – Join the Club

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The Official Charts
1 Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball
31 Lucy Spraggan – Last Night (Beer Fear)
48 One Direction – Best Song Ever
50 Lucy Spraggan – Tea and Toast
55 Olly Murs – Dear Darlin’

1 Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
7 Lucy Spraggan – Join the Club
35 One Direction – Take Me Home
47 One Direction – Up All Night
49 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time

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I recently graduated from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In my free time I like to read books, watch TV and listen to music. I'm also a huge cat lover. I cover X Factor UK for MJsBigBlog.com.