X Factor UK Headlines for 08/31/14

Dan Rather interviews Simon Cowell.

The Dan Rather Interview on ASX TV – 23rd August 2014
In this hour-long exclusive, Simon Cowell, THE X FACTOR creator and judge, sits down with Dan Rather for a frank and open interview. Filmed on location at his summer home, Simon opens up on what life is like as both a reality TV tough guy and hugely successful music and TV producer, while also reflecting on events in his personal life that he has never before publicly shared.

Dan asks Simon about his ‘Mr Nasty’ imagae as a talent show judge

Simon; – ‘In this hour-long exclusive, Simon Cowell, THE X FACTOR creator and judge, sits down with Dan Rather for a frank and open interview. Filmed on location at his summer home, Simon opens up on what life is like as both a reality TV tough guy and hugely successful music and TV producer, while also reflecting on events in his personal life that he has never before publicly shared.’
Read more: JustSimonCowell.com

She’s got some front: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini takes centre stage for new X Factor promo shot wearing plunging blue jumpsuit
X Factor fans are eagerly awaiting the talent show’s return to our screens on Saturday, but in the meantime, ITV have released some brand new promo shots of the judges.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, 31, takes centre stage in one snap in which she stands out in a blue plunging jumpsuit, while former Spice Girl Melanie B, 39, stands a little behind her in a simple black cut-out dress.

The girls are of course accompanied by Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh, 62, in the image, but blend into the background in sombre monochrome ensembles.
Read more: Daily Mail

A talent for kissing: Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman can’t keep their hands off one another at X Factor 2014 launch
Simon Cowell, 54, and his girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 36, made sure all eyes were on them when they turned up at the X Factor press launch on Wednesday.

The couple indulged in several PDA’s when they walked up the red carpet and posed for photographers at the Ham Yard hotel in Denman Street, London.

As he puckered up to the mother of his baby son, six month old, Eric, Simon stood out in his trademark open-buttoned white shirt, trousers and dark sunglasses.
Read more: Daily Mail

Hot under the collar: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini wears smart dress to X Factor 2014 launch… as Melanie B is a no-show
Newlywed Cheryl-Fernandez-Versini, 31, turned heads at the X Factor 2014 launch when she dressed like she seriously meant business at the Ham Yard hotel in Denman Street, London.

The Geordie singer wore a black shift dress which had a contrasting white collar and she teamed the look with a pair of monochrome high heeled shoes on Wednesday evening.

Giving her look a splash of colour, the pretty brunette also wore red nails and a slick of matching scarlet lipstick.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I’m almost tempted to say I’d wed Louis’: Simon Cowell would kiss Cheryl while she’d bypass judge Walsh as X Factor stars play Snog Marry Avoid
It comes as no surprise that Cheryl Fernandez-Versini was happy to admit she would give fellow X Factor judge Louis Walsh a miss during a game of Snog Marry Avoid.

The Geordie singer would prefer to kiss Simon Cowell and wed Mel B, when she was asked who she would pick out of her fellow judges at the press launch for the ITV1 show on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old was selected by Simon, 54, as the person he’d prefer to walk down the aisle with, while he confessed he would snog the former Spice Girl.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor judges on beating Strictly, babysitting and barbaric moments
The X Factor is back on Saturday, and to say we’re excited about it would be an understatement. After all, Simon and Cheryl are back – along with Mel B and, of course, Louis. We caught up with the judges on a swanky rooftop at the X Factor launch for a bit of a natter – and one big question on our lips was whether they think they’ll win the Strictly ratings battle…
Read more: Digital Spy

Ranking the 15 most ludicrous X Factor contestants of all time
The X Factor has helped launch the career of dozens of pop acts over the last decade. It has also given us Chico Time. You win some, you lose some.

Here is our definitive ranking of the 15 most ludicrous acts to ever grace Saturday nights on ITV.
Read more: Digital Spy

Tears are feared as Cowell lets kids back on X Factor: Psychologist attacks show for ‘recklessly putting children’s health at risk’
ITV has been criticised for opening up The X Factor to contestants as young as 14 even though its own judges admit the format can ‘verge on barbaric’.

A leading psychologist said the show, which returns tonight, is ‘recklessly putting children’s health at risk’ by exposing them to public criticism and potential humiliation.

At the same time singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, who is returning to the judging panel after three years, said she has had to spare younger contestants from elimination on the latest series to protect them from the talent show’s cut-throat format.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘We’re very lucky to still be on air’: Simon Cowell warns he will scrap The X Factor if ratings continue to plummet
He returned to his seat on The X Factor judging panel with much fanfare on Saturday night.

But Simon Cowell has warned that he will pull the plug on his long-running talent show if viewing figures continue to drop.

Speaking to the Daily Star on Sunday, he said: ‘In this day and age when you look at the overall numbers, which are down, we’re very lucky that we’re still on air at the moment.

‘If I’d been asked about the future of the show ten years ago I’d never imagine we’d still be making it in 2014.

‘Once people get bored with it or if we get bored with it, for sure I’ll drop it.’
Read more: Daily Mail

Amelia Lily interview: “I’m ready for a fresh start”
Despite being just 19 years old, Amelia Lily knows a thing or two about a comeback.

During her stint on The X Factor back in 2011, she was one of three acts booted off in the first live show, only to triumphantly return six weeks later and eventually finish third place.

Since then, her post-show career has suffered a similar fate, releasing three singles and recording an album before scrapping the lot and starting again with a new label.

Official Charts caught up with the singer to find out what happened as well as what we can expect to hear on her debut album.
Read more: The Official Charts

Harry Styles wears a jersey for openly gay NFL player Michael Sam at St. Louis concert
Harry Styles was photographed performing while wearing a St. Louis Rams jersey – which displayed player Michael Sam’s name and number.

The wardrobe choice was observed as Styles and his One Direction bandmates performed at St. Louis’ Edward Jones Dome on Wednesday, The Huffington Post reported.

The Post pointed out that both Sam and the NFL team tweeted about the incident.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘He is my treasure of life’: JLS star Oritse Williams welcomes ‘precious’ baby boy with girlfriend AJ Azari
Oritse Williams has announced that he has become a father for the first time.

The former JLS singer took to his Twitter account on Sunday to reveal that his girlfriend AJ Azari had given birth to a baby boy.

The 27-year-old wrote: ‘I watched in awe as @AJAzari gave birth to our 1st born son on Sunday 24th at 1.49am. He is my treasure of life! x’.
Read more: Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
1 Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz – Prayer In C
8 Ella Henderson – Ghost
34 Cheryl Cole – Crazy Stupid Love (feat. Tinie Tempah)

1 Royal Blood – Royal Blood
13 Collabro – Stars
16 One Direction – Midnight Memories
44 One Direction – Up All Night
75 One Direction – Take Me Home

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The Official Charts
1 Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz – Prayer in C
12 Ella Henderson – Ghost
25 Cheryl Cole – Crazy Stupid Love (feat. Tinie Tempah)
74 Union J – Tonight (We Live Forever)

1 Royal Blood – Royal Blood
4 Collabro – Stars (BGT 2014 Winners)
100 One Direction – Midnight Memories

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