The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up | Manage  Green editions icon Green editions

Calendar

Splash! Summer guide

Weekend to-do list
HeraldNet Newsletter Delivered to your inbox each week.
Published: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 1:00 a.m.

‘X Factor’ and Simon Cowell Xed by Fox

LOS ANGELES — Not so long ago, Simon Cowell was probably the most powerful man on American TV.
His cranky, caustic judging had helped make “American Idol” an invincible No. 1 hit.
As a producer, he makes “America’s Got Talent” and similar shows top sellers around the world.
He ranked No. 17 on Forbes’ 2013 Celebrity 100 list, and predicted that his own “The X Factor” on Fox would hammer “Idol,” the singing contest he left.
And now? The hanging judge has fled the stage like a bad karaoke singer.
Earlier this month Fox abruptly canceled “X Factor” after three troubled seasons and the 54-year-old Cowell has returned to his native country to appear on the original British version, which is also flagging.
Story tags » Television

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

HeraldNet highlights

One, singular sensation
One, singular sensation: Everett native reprises touring company 'Chorus Line' role
100 years in the making
100 years in the making: Sixth generation taking its place at honored Lake Stevens farm
One tough, ferocious Dawg
One tough, ferocious Dawg: Three shoulder surgeries haven't slowed down Huskies' Charles
He does it all
He does it all: One-man band takes show on foot at Evergreen State Fair