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50 Cent To Release First Single From New Album This Week

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50 Cent is releasing the first single from his new album this week. The rapper made the announcement of the song’s impending arrival via Twitter today, April 18th. “I’m putting my first single off my new album out this week,” 50 wrote on the social networking site. “Nothing but heat.” 50 has yet to divulge the title of the song or the new album. 50 also revealed last week that his new album will come packaged with a new movie that the rapper will write and direct.  50′s last album, 2009′s Before I Self Destruct also came with a self-written and directed movie. Source: 50 Cent’s Twitter feed RELATED: Jersey Shore’s DJ Pauly D: The Next G-Unit Soldier? RELATED: 50 Cent Being Stalked By “Wanksta” Video Girl

50 Cent To Release First Single From New Album This Week

Simon Cowell Confirms Mariah Carey Involvement In “X-Factor”

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Simon Cowell has confirmed that Mariah Carey will be involved in his new televised singing competition, The X-Factor . Mariah’s role in the show has yet to be fully determined. “I think Mariah will have a role on the TV live shows,” Cowell confirmed to radio personality Jackie Brown. “I met her recently and she was on great form. And her idea was to be the judge of the judges, which only Mariah could come up with. She’ll be involved in some form. I literally adore her. I love her to bits.” Music industry exec, L.A. Reid , who was recently announced as a judge on The X-Factor , oversaw Mariah Carey’s recent comeback that began with her multi-platinum The Emancipation Of Mimi album in 2005. Listen to Simon Cowell’s radio interview with Jackie Brown below! Source: The Huffington Post RELATED: Nicki Minaj To Be Judge On X-Factor?! RELATED: L.A. Reid “Looking for Crazy” As ‘X Factor’ Judge

Simon Cowell Confirms Mariah Carey Involvement In “X-Factor”

Simon Cowell Addresses Nicki Minaj ‘X Factor’ Judging Rumors

Cowell admits that the ‘X Factor’ job was one of ‘a lot of projects’ he discussed recently with the MC. By James Dinh Simon Cowell Photo: Dave Hogan/ Getty Images From Taylor Momsen to Enrique Iglesias, the list of rumored judges slated to join Simon Cowell on his upcoming Stateside version of “X Factor” keeps growing. Among the latest speculated additions to the TV singing competition’s coveted panel, which already includes music executive L.A. Reid, is Nicki Minaj . Speaking with XXLMag.com , Cowell addressed whispers that he met with hip-hop’s Harajuku Barbie about the reality show. While confirming that he did talk with Minaj, Cowell insisted that the duo spoke about a range of career ventures. “We spoke to Nicki actually about a lot of projects,” the British music mogul admitted. “It wasn’t specifically about this, but we were just very interested to meet her. I’m a big fan of hers. So I don’t know if it’s gonna be this show or something in the future, but it was definitely somebody I wanted to meet.” As for why the former “American Idol” judge was so persistent on a meeting with the Young Money MC, Cowell pointed to Minaj’s meteoric rise to success. “Off her own back she’s had a phenomenal year last year and she’s gonna have a phenomenal year this year,” he explained. “She’s very smart, very influential, very bright and along with artists like Jessie J. You can’t ignore them and sooner or later they have to be in our world and we have to be in their world.” Whether or not Minaj will make an appearance on “X Factor,” the talent aficionado said he is currently in talks with another hip-hop heavyweight about joining the forthcoming show, which debuts in September. Audition dates for the program begin on Sunday and continue on until late May. Cowell recently spoke to MTV News about what he’s looking for in an “X Factor” contestant. “I love unusual people. I always say, you’ve got to embrace the madness,” Cowell said with a laugh. “I like that we’re going to be very open-minded. I think we’re going to have good enough people on this panel that we’re not gonna miss out on anyone who’s got potential.” Do you think Nicki Minaj would make a good “X Factor” judge? Share your opinions in the comments! Related Artists Nicki Minaj

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Simon Cowell Addresses Nicki Minaj ‘X Factor’ Judging Rumors

Cowell admits that the ‘X Factor’ job was one of ‘a lot of projects’ he discussed recently with the MC. By James Dinh Simon Cowell Photo: Dave Hogan/ Getty Images From Taylor Momsen to Enrique Iglesias, the list of rumored judges slated to join Simon Cowell on his upcoming Stateside version of “X Factor” keeps growing. Among the latest speculated additions to the TV singing competition’s coveted panel, which already includes music executive L.A. Reid, is Nicki Minaj . Speaking with XXLMag.com , Cowell addressed whispers that he met with hip-hop’s Harajuku Barbie about the reality show. While confirming that he did talk with Minaj, Cowell insisted that the duo spoke about a range of career ventures. “We spoke to Nicki actually about a lot of projects,” the British music mogul admitted. “It wasn’t specifically about this, but we were just very interested to meet her. I’m a big fan of hers. So I don’t know if it’s gonna be this show or something in the future, but it was definitely somebody I wanted to meet.” As for why the former “American Idol” judge was so persistent on a meeting with the Young Money MC, Cowell pointed to Minaj’s meteoric rise to success. “Off her own back she’s had a phenomenal year last year and she’s gonna have a phenomenal year this year,” he explained. “She’s very smart, very influential, very bright and along with artists like Jessie J. You can’t ignore them and sooner or later they have to be in our world and we have to be in their world.” Whether or not Minaj will make an appearance on “X Factor,” the talent aficionado said he is currently in talks with another hip-hop heavyweight about joining the forthcoming show, which debuts in September. Audition dates for the program begin on Sunday and continue on until late May. Cowell recently spoke to MTV News about what he’s looking for in an “X Factor” contestant. “I love unusual people. I always say, you’ve got to embrace the madness,” Cowell said with a laugh. “I like that we’re going to be very open-minded. I think we’re going to have good enough people on this panel that we’re not gonna miss out on anyone who’s got potential.” Do you think Nicki Minaj would make a good “X Factor” judge? Share your opinions in the comments! Related Artists Nicki Minaj

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Simon Cowell Wants ‘X Factor’ To ‘Find The New Lady Gaga’

Ex ‘Idol’ judge also offers audition advice to contestants during Twitter Q&A with fans. By James Dinh Simon Cowell Photo: Ian Derry / FOX Simon Cowell has said that contestants who want to take home the $5 million prize on “X Factor” must bring a wave of originality to the table. In fact, the former “American Idol” judge is hoping to find a star so innovative that the winner will be able to compete as “the new Lady Gaga.” On Tuesday (March 22), Cowell took to Twitter to participate in a live Q&A chat with fans, and gave up even more details about “X Factor.” “We hope 2 find an artist who can compete with people in the charts. Would love to find the new Lady Gaga. No Rules,” he wrote of the reality show, which is set to debut this September. As for how contestants can go about pulling off an innovative audition, Cowell tweeted, “My [advice] is to find unique version of a well known song IE Gracen doing Lady Gaga made him stand out,” referring to YouTube star Greyson Chance . Cowell also opened up about why he selected music executive L.A. Reid for a spot on the judges’ panel. “He’s the No1 Hit maker in the world. Judges get to mentor 3 contestants each in the final. He will make a great mentor,” he said in another tweet. And while reports seem to suggest that Mariah Carey has passed on a seat at the judges’ table, Cowell revealed that Cheryl Cole (one of the judges on the U.K. version) is still “in the mix,” adding that he hopes to reveal the names of the two remaining judges “very shortly.” Asked what most excited about bringing the singing reality show Stateside, Cowell replied: “Finding a Star. Launching the new show. I miss judging in America!” For “American Idol” fans planning to follow Cowell to “X Factor,” the Brit was quick to point out a few differences in the guidelines between his new and former talent show. Not only is the starting age limit lower than most shows (12 years old), but there is no upper age limit. “X Factor” also allows groups to compete in the show, with the winner taking home the $5 million prize. So what happens if “X Factor” fails to live up to all the hype and headlines surrounding the series? Cowell has a plan. “Book a fast flight home.. !” he joked. Are you excited for the U.S. version of “X Factor”? Tell us in the comments!

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Will Nicki Minaj Or Taylor Momsen Join ‘X Factor’ Judges’ Panel?

Simon Cowell has not announced full lineup yet. By Gil Kaufman Nicki Minaj Photo: Jason LaVeris/ Getty Images Simon Cowell knows how this hype game works. As his old cronies at “American Idol” chug along just fine without him, the former Minister of Mean has managed to stoke the fires for months with speculation about who might sit on the judging panel of his upcoming U.S. version of the “X Factor” reality singing competition. The latest names thrown into the mix are the most unlikely to date: Nicki Minaj and bad girl singer/actress Taylor Momsen. An “X Factor” spokesperson did not return requests for comment, and both artists’ camps offered a “no comment” on the rumors. The New York Post. claimed Minaj met with Cowell a few weeks ago in Los Angeles and that the meeting went well and Cowell thought she fit in well with his plan to find a next-generation musical talent on what he has promised will be the “best judging panel” on TV . Among the other names that have been tossed in the hopper over the past few months: former Pussycat Dolls leader Nicole Scherzinger, Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias, Cowell’s former “Idol” sparring partner Paula Abdul, Jessica Simpson, ex-Spice Girl Mel B, former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland, fallen star George Michael, British pop singer Cheryl Cole and ex-Sony boss Tommy Mottola. Celebuzz claimed that former “Gossip Girl” bad girl Momsen is also in the running. The 17-year-old Pretty Reckless singer is apparently also being considered because she would bring a “young, hip and edgy” vibe to the show. With auditions for the show kicking off Sunday in Los Angeles, only one judge’s seat has been filled. Last week, it was announced that famed producer and former Island Def Jam CEO Antonio “L.A.” Reid had joined the show, though one of Reid’s former prot

Will Nicki Minaj Or Taylor Momsen Join ‘X Factor’ Judges’ Panel?

Simon Cowell has not announced full lineup yet. By Gil Kaufman Nicki Minaj Photo: Jason LaVeris/ Getty Images Simon Cowell knows how this hype game works. As his old cronies at “American Idol” chug along just fine without him, the former Minister of Mean has managed to stoke the fires for months with speculation about who might sit on the judging panel of his upcoming U.S. version of the “X Factor” reality singing competition. The latest names thrown into the mix are the most unlikely to date: Nicki Minaj and bad girl singer/actress Taylor Momsen. An “X Factor” spokesperson did not return requests for comment, and both artists’ camps offered a “no comment” on the rumors. The New York Post. claimed Minaj met with Cowell a few weeks ago in Los Angeles and that the meeting went well and Cowell thought she fit in well with his plan to find a next-generation musical talent on what he has promised will be the “best judging panel” on TV . Among the other names that have been tossed in the hopper over the past few months: former Pussycat Dolls leader Nicole Scherzinger, Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias, Cowell’s former “Idol” sparring partner Paula Abdul, Jessica Simpson, ex-Spice Girl Mel B, former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland, fallen star George Michael, British pop singer Cheryl Cole and ex-Sony boss Tommy Mottola. Celebuzz claimed that former “Gossip Girl” bad girl Momsen is also in the running. The 17-year-old Pretty Reckless singer is apparently also being considered because she would bring a “young, hip and edgy” vibe to the show. With auditions for the show kicking off Sunday in Los Angeles, only one judge’s seat has been filled. Last week, it was announced that famed producer and former Island Def Jam CEO Antonio “L.A.” Reid had joined the show, though one of Reid’s former prot

Will Nicki Minaj Or Taylor Momsen Join ‘X Factor’ Judges’ Panel?

Simon Cowell has not announced full lineup yet. By Gil Kaufman Nicki Minaj Photo: Jason LaVeris/ Getty Images Simon Cowell knows how this hype game works. As his old cronies at “American Idol” chug along just fine without him, the former Minister of Mean has managed to stoke the fires for months with speculation about who might sit on the judging panel of his upcoming U.S. version of the “X Factor” reality singing competition. The latest names thrown into the mix are the most unlikely to date: Nicki Minaj and bad girl singer/actress Taylor Momsen. An “X Factor” spokesperson did not return requests for comment, and both artists’ camps offered a “no comment” on the rumors. The New York Post. claimed Minaj met with Cowell a few weeks ago in Los Angeles and that the meeting went well and Cowell thought she fit in well with his plan to find a next-generation musical talent on what he has promised will be the “best judging panel” on TV . Among the other names that have been tossed in the hopper over the past few months: former Pussycat Dolls leader Nicole Scherzinger, Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias, Cowell’s former “Idol” sparring partner Paula Abdul, Jessica Simpson, ex-Spice Girl Mel B, former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland, fallen star George Michael, British pop singer Cheryl Cole and ex-Sony boss Tommy Mottola. Celebuzz claimed that former “Gossip Girl” bad girl Momsen is also in the running. The 17-year-old Pretty Reckless singer is apparently also being considered because she would bring a “young, hip and edgy” vibe to the show. With auditions for the show kicking off Sunday in Los Angeles, only one judge’s seat has been filled. Last week, it was announced that famed producer and former Island Def Jam CEO Antonio “L.A.” Reid had joined the show, though one of Reid’s former prot

Simon Cowell is X Factor Judge

“Once the show goes into production, I become a judge,” Simon Cowell told reporters Monday. “Then I have to put my trust into the producers#39; hands, which is effectively how it works in the U.K. Yes, I am judging.” Simon Cowell won#39;t speculate on who will be behind the judges#39; table on the American version of The X Factor, but he confirms there will be one familiar face on the panel – himself. Before the show starts, Cowell will serve as executive producer and participate in the select

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Simon Cowell’s Super Bowl Surprise — I’M BACK!

Filed under: Simon Cowell , TV Simon Cowell is making his triumphant return to American television during the Super Bowl … but it ain’t for “American Idol.” Sources connected with the Super Bowl broadcast tell us Cowell will appear in a 30-second commercial during Sunday’s big game… Read more

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