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Kelly Rowland Gets Engaged … on Skype!

Kelly Rowland Engaged to Tim Witherspoon

Originally posted 12/17/2013 07:50AM

The rumors are true: Kelly Rowland did get engaged recently – and it was quite the long-distance proposal!

Her boyfriend and manager Tim Witherspoon popped the question over Skype while she was in Bulgaria, the singer and X Factor judge reveals in an interview airing Wednesday on The Queen Latifah Show, reports E! News.

"He put a ring on it," she says. "It's been a while," she adds of their relationship. "We've kept it very, very low – for years, to be completely honest."

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One Direction's Liam: It's 'Quite Strange' to Be Back on The X Factor

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UpdatePosted 11/21/2013 06:00PM

Liam Payne Finds It 'Quite Strange' to Be Back on The X Factor

Originally posted 11/21/2013 02:15PM

It feels good to be back – and a little odd.

One Direction will perform on Thursday's X Factor, but band member Liam Payne says the experience obviously differs from when they headed to the top on the U.K. version of the hit competition series.

"It's quite strange being back on X Factor because you kind of know what the contestants go through and know what to expect next also," Payne told PEOPLE backstage after Wednesday night's show. "You know all the emotions they're going through."

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VIDEO: The Season's Most Inspiring X Factor Singer Could Be Rion Paige

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X Factor's Most-Inspiring Singer This Season Could Be Rion Paige

Originally posted 09/12/2013 03:45PM

Getting a good critique from Simon Cowell is rare – but X Factor contestant Rion Paige is no stranger to defying the odds.

Born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, a rare disorder that caused a curving of the joints in her wrist, Paige, 13, has grown up always knowing she is different.

"It was hard for me, as a little kid, to see other kids holding microphones and able to move around when we used to go to karaoke places, and I would have to have my mom hold the microphone," Paige, whose first name is pronounced "Ryan," tells PEOPLE.

"I just realized I needed to adapt and I was going to have to do things differently than everybody else."

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Simon Cowell Sees First Baby Scan: 'It Is Just Surreal' | Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell on Seeing Baby Scan: 'It Is Just Surreal'

Originally posted 09/02/2013 06:00PM

The fact that Simon Cowell is going to be a dad is really starting to sink in.

The X Factor judge, who's expecting his first child with girlfriend Lauren Silverman, recently saw a scan of his baby and says, "It is just surreal."

"You literally see this thing which is now alive moving around," he says in an interview with The Times of London newspaper. "I feel very paternal right now. So I am very happy."

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How Did Khloé Kardashian Shape Up for X Factor Debut? | Khloe Kardashian

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Khloé Kardashian Dieted for X Factor Debut

Originally posted 11/05/2012 12:45PM

How did Khloé Kardashian prepare for her big debut this week as co-host of The X Factor?

One word: Diet.

"I tried to cut out a lot of sweets," Kardashian, 28, told reporters after Thursday's show. "And I love ... cheese. [Cheese] is not a sweet, but ... I don't care."

An admitted cheese-o-holic, she likes "cheese on anything, I don't care. ... [I] binge eat," she says, then, with a laugh, adds, "and cry."

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Is Khloe Kardashian Joining The X Factor?

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Khloé Kardashian to Be a Judge on The X Factor?

Originally posted 09/07/2012 11:35AM

Could The X Factor soon include the K Factor?

Khloé Kardashian is in the running to become the host of the Fox talent show, according to TMZ.com, which reports that the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, 28, is a frontrunner to take the former over for ousted host (and Welsh TV star) Steve Jones.

Unidentified sources say her chances of being hired are high, according to the report.

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