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Rachel Crow: Stop Blaming Nicole Scherzinger for My X Factor Elimination

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Rachel Crow: Stop Blaming Nicole Scherzinger for My X Factor Elimination

Originally posted 12/09/2011 11:00AM

After her shocking elimination on Thursday's episode of The X Factor, a heartbroken Rachel Crow began to sob while the crowd booed judge Nicole Scherzinger, whose indecisiveness ultimately led to Crow's axing by viewer vote.

"I am not feeling the greatest, but I will be fine," the 13-year-old singer told reporters after the show. "I have definitely felt way better than this."

Crow, who had been one of the show's frontrunners, said she ran into a tearful Scherzinger backstage after the results were announced.

"She told me that she was sorry," Crow said. "I don't know why she said that, but I saw her in her dressing room and ... I told her it was okay and not her fault."

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Nicole Scherzinger Booed at Shocking X Factor Elimination | Nicole Scherzinger

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X Factor: Another Contestant Goes Home

Originally posted 12/08/2011 09:30PM

After singing a dance track and a song of their choice, the top five contestants still competing for The X Factor's $5 million recording contract – Melanie Amaro, Josh Kracjik, Chris Rene, Rachel Crow and Marcus Canty – faced elimination on Thursday's highly emotional results show.

Keep reading to find out who made the semi-finals and who is now out of the running after the show's most shocking elimination yet:

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Nicole Scherzinger's Jazzy Night in Hollywood | Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger's Jazzy Night in Hollywood

Originally posted 11/30/2011 05:55AM

Nicole Scherzinger was spotted dancing with the music at the Living Room's weekly jazz night inside the W Hollywood. The X Factor judge had a front row table and grooved in her seat as Brenna Whitaker and her Little Big Band performed. Scherzinger even was spotted recording some of the music on her BlackBerry. And joining her for the night out: Evan Ross. – Jennifer Garcia

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PHOTO: Nicole Scherzinger Goes Nude in New Book | Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger Bares Her Backside in New Book

Originally posted 11/23/2011 08:00AM

Talk about the bella vita.

The X Factor judge and former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger shows off her greatest assets as she poses in the nude for a new coffee table book celebrating the female backside.

In Culo by Mazzuccoculo is an Italian word for buttocks – Scherzinger, along with stars like Lady Gaga and Fergie, didn't leave much to the imagination in the name of art.

Scherzinger, 33, pays homage to her hometown, Honolulu, Hawaii, in a sepia portrait appearing in the book, which is a collaboration between Sean "Diddy" Combs, Interscope-Geffen-A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine and fashion photographer Raphael Mazzucco (available in stores now).

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Why Nicole Scherzinger Ditched the Scale to Stay Slim | Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger's Body Secrets: 'Finding Balance' – and Dancing

Originally posted 11/21/2011 02:30PM

Sure, The X Factor's Nicole Scherzinger exercises and watches what she eats to maintain her slim physique.

But there's a whole other X factor involved in staying in tip-top shape, she says.

"My new motto is: Stay active, eat everything in moderation, and stop being so tough on myself," Scherzinger, 33, tells the December issue of Shape.

To keep healthy, she sticks to a diet of lean meats and whole foods – and doesn't starve herself.

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Is Paula Abdul Still in the Game on The X Factor?

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The X Factor: Is Paula Abdul Still in the Game?

Originally posted 11/17/2011 09:45PM

It's game over for another contestant on The X Factor.

The top 10 – including Paula Abdul's only remaining group, Lakoda Rayne – faced another elimination show on Thursday, after performing songs for rock week the night before.

Paula is the only mentor-judge to lose contestants since the show started counting votes. First, she said goodbye to the youngsters of InTENsity, then the guys of R&B group Stereo Hogzz were eliminated.

So is Paula done? Or did another judge lose their first protégé? Keep reading to find out.

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Will Paula Abdul's Only Remaining Act Survive on The X Factor?

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Will The X Factor's Only Remaining Group Survive?

Originally posted 11/17/2011 10:00AM

The inaugural season of The X Factor hasn't been kind to the groups. Only Lakoda Rayne remains, and they're feeling the pressure ahead of Thursday's elimination.

"We're not only fighting to keep ourselves in the competition but to keep Paula Abdul in the competition as well," Cari Fletcher told PEOPLE after their Wednesday performance on the Fox show. "She has been the most-involved mentor out of all of them. She's the most inspirational and amazing woman."

On Wednesday, Lakoda Rayne sang "Your Love" by The Outfield and earned mixed reviews. Simon Cowell called their performance "a complete mess," but Paula defended them, saying, "These girls have earned their place right here on this stage."

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Who Was Kicked Off The X Factor?

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The X Factor's Top 10 Revealed

Originally posted 11/10/2011 09:00PM

Movie night on The X Factor had an unhappy ending for one of the top 11 contestants, who was sent home on Thursday's elimination show.

Of the remaining acts among Simon Cowell's girls, Paula Abdul's groups, Nicole Scherzinger's over 30s and L.A. Reid's boys, find out who was safe, who was in the bottom two and who was let go from the competition:

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POLL: Will Melanie Amaro or Rachel Crow Win The X Factor?

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The X Factor: Will Melanie Amaro or Rachel Crow Win?

Originally posted 11/10/2011 11:25AM

There are eight female contestants among the finalists vying for The X Factor's $5 million dollar prize – but after a night of movie-themed performances, two pulled ahead as frontrunners.

Simon Cowell's protégés, Rachel Crow and Melanie Amaro, wowed the judges with the night's most memorable songs from soundtracks, overshadowing their competitor in the girls category, Drew, Nicole Scherzinger's charge Stacy Francis, and Paula Abdul's all-girl quartet Lakoda Rayne.

Rachel Crow, 13, closed out the show with a fiery version of "I'd Rather Go Blind" from 2008's Cadillac Records.

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The X Factor Cuts First Top 12 Contestant

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The X Factor Cuts First Top 12 Contestant

Originally posted 11/03/2011 09:30PM

The competition is heating up!

After The X Factor's top 12 contestants performed Wednesday for the first time that votes were counted, the results were announced Thursday night – and the first finalist was sent home.

Host Steve Jones brought all 12 acts out on stage with their mentors: Simon Cowell stood with Rachel Crow, Melanie Amaro and Drew; Paula Abdul wrangled groups Lakoda Rayne, The Stereo Hogzz and InTENsity; Nicole Scherzinger accompanied over 30s LeRoy Bell, Josh Krajcik and Stacy Francis; and L.A. Reid supported boys Chris Rene, Marcus Canty and Astro.

And then Jones announced 10 acts, in no particular order, who were voted through to next week. The remaining two acts, he said, earned the least amount of votes and would have to sing for the judges, who would ultimately decide which one went home.

Keep reading to find out which two were in the bottom two and who was sent home ...

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