Articles Tagged 'Louis Walsh'

Johnny Depp, Ricky Gervais and Carey Mulligan on the Graham Norton Show

‘The Graham Norton Show’s Five Most Frequent Flyers

Big news! The Graham Norton Show is now airing on Thursdays (at 10/9c) on BBC AMERICA. And to celebrate the return of an old friend (and his reclining chair), we’ve run some stats, crunched some numbers, and come back with a definitive list of the most popular guests he’s had on his sofa over the […]

News Roundup: Get Ready to Tour Hogwarts, and Radiohead Sets ‘SNL’ Date

Harry Potter fans, do you fancy a stroll around Hogwarts? You DO? Well you may be in luck. Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire, where all eight films were made, is setting up a tour around some of their best loved sets, called “The Making of Harry Potter.” Locations include the great hall at Hogwarts and Dumbledore’s […]

More UK X Factor Chaos As Dannii Minogue Leaves

The story of Simon Cowell’s 2011 has more twists and tangles than a bowl of spaghetti in a desktop fan. First he leaves Britain’s Got Talent, then he goes back, then he leaves the UK X Factor and takes Cheryl Cole with him, in order to appear in the US X Factor, and all the […]

Simon Cowell Gives Bizarre Thank You Gift to ‘X Factor’ Judges

As the blogosphere remains in a tizzy over this season’s X Factor, which crowned Matt Cardle the winner on Sunday, show creator and panelist Simon Cowell is celebrating the show’s end with a little thank you gift for his fellow judges, Cheryl Cole, Louis Walsh and Dannii Minogue. According to the Daily Mirror, the British […]

Roundup: ‘X Factor’ Judge Louis Walsh Is a Rich, Rich Man

Simon Cowell might be the more recognizable music magnate, but his X Factor cohort Louis Walsh has also carved out highly impressive career as one of the UK's most successful music managers. Boyzone, Westlife and Girls Aloud are just a few of the names Walsh has helped achieve superstardom during the last two decades. According […]

Roundup: Susan Boyle Rules the U.S. and UK Charts

Well surprise, surprise! This shouldn't come as a shock, but Susan Boyle has topped both the U.S. and UK charts with the release of her second album, The Gift. The Scottish songbird sold a modest 318,000 copies of The Gift in the U.S., as compared to the 701,000 copies yielded for her 2009 debut I […]

X Factor’ Premiere: “Musical Exorcisms” and Autotune Accusations

Simon Cowell is bringing his UK talent show X Factor to American shores next fall, and the seventh season premiered in Britain on Saturday. Like American Idol, the show is known for its often brutal auditions, and the premiere had more than its share. “Opera-trained” 30-year-old Shirlena Johnson produced an audition that would have gotten […]

X Factor Starts Again Tomorrow Night in the UK

Britain’s answer to American Idol premieres its sixth season Saturday night. And it has a new format influenced by Britain’s Got Talent: contestants now audition before a live studio audience. Unfortunately, the auditions aren’t live for the viewers. However, if there’s a particularly stunning performance – good or bad – I’ll try and post it […]

Westlife vs. The Spice Girls: Is There Really a Choice?

Westlife have always been appalling – and not even in that fun, guilty pleasure way. They make earnest ’90s crooners like All 4 One sound veritably punk. One of the great atrocities Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh have inflicted upon music, the Irish-based boyband has made a career primarily out of covering bland ballads we […]

Simon Cowell Fires Judge, Host from British “X-Factor”

Simon Cowell has fired two stars from his British talent series, X-Factor: The Sun reports Louis Walsh, manager of Westlife, and Kate Thornton were given the old heave-ho. “Kate was in tears when she got her marching orders. She loved doing the show and felt she did a good job. But Louis is now fairly […]