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Valentine's Day Baby! Simon Cowell Welcomes a Son | Lauren Silverman, Simon Cowell

Valentine's Day Baby! Simon Cowell Welcomes a Son

Originally posted 02/14/2014 06:45PM

The former X Factor judge and girlfriend Lauren Silverman welcomed son Eric on Friday his rep confirms to PEOPLE

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The X Factor Canceled After Three Seasons in U.S.

The X Factor Canceled After Three Seasons in U.S.

Originally posted 02/07/2014 07:30PM

It's the end of the road for the American version of The X Factor.

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8 Celebrities Who Went Through a Seriously Awkward Phase | Joe Manganiello

8 Celebrities Who Went Through a Seriously Awkward Phase

Originally posted 12/30/2013 10:00AM

Joe Manganiello had an awkward phase. We have the photo proof.

Many "flawless" celebrities soldiered through an adolescence marked by lanky frames, unruly hair, rebellious teeth and questionable style choices. Just like us.

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Alex & Sierra: Winning The X Factor Was 'Really, Really Overwhelming'

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Alex Kinsey & Sierra Deaton: Winning The X Factor Was 'Really, Really Overwhelming'

Originally posted 12/20/2013 09:30AM

They could barely get through their performance of "Say Something" on Thursday after learning that they'd won the third season of The X Factor.

And no wonder, given the churn of emotions Alex & Sierra were feeling.

"I was like, 'Man, this is going to be okay.' But then the song started and all those blue lights in the audience, and I don't know. It just really got me," Alex Kinsey told PEOPLE after the show. "It was really, really overwhelming. Then when everyone ran out, I lost it."

His partner and girlfriend, Sierra Deaton, was the strong one – until she, too, got overwhelmed.

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The X Factor Crowns Alex & Sierra

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UpdatePosted 12/20/2013 07:00AM

The X Factor Winners Are Alex & Sierra

Originally posted 12/19/2013 10:05PM

The X Factor ended its season on a star-studded note on Thursday that saw amazing vocals, emotions running high and tears of joy.

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Guess Who Kelly Rowland Won't Be Inviting to Her Wedding

Kelly Rowland: My Wedding Will Be Really Small

Originally posted 12/19/2013 02:50PM

Kelly Rowland's engagement ring might be big, but the X Factor judge tells PEOPLE that her wedding will be just the opposite.

The former Destiny's Child singer, 32, who got engaged to her boyfriend and manager, Tim Witherspoon, over Skype, says that while she hasn't set a date yet, she knows just what kind of ceremony she wants to have.

"I think we just really want it to be us and our pastor. That's it," she says. "I mean, we are the only two that's going to be in the marriage."

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The X Factor's Final Three Battle for the Crown

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The X Factor's Final Three Battle for the Crown

Originally posted 12/19/2013 08:20AM

The X Factor's final three arrived at the last performance show by limousine, motorcycle and helicopter, but only one will leave with a crown and recording contract.

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Simon Cowell: We Got Enough Baby Shower Gifts for '100 Kids'

Simon Cowell: We Got Enough Baby Shower Gifts for '100 Kids'

Originally posted 12/13/2013 11:30AM

Simon Cowell didn't attend girlfriend Lauren Silverman's baby shower last Sunday, but he certainly took note of the impressive haul of gifts she scored.

"I wasn't there. I wasn't invited, literally," the music producer, 54, said Thursday at an X Factor press conference in Los Angeles.

But he did have a peek at the stacks of presents afterwards. "There were a lot of them," he admitted. "There were a lot of clothes. It looks like I'm having 100 kids right now, there are so many."

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The X Factor's Final Three Are Revealed

The X Factor's Final Three Are Revealed

Originally posted 12/13/2013 10:05AM

Somebody had to go home on Thursday's The X Factor results show, but it most certainly wasn't going to be Alex & Sierra.

America voted to send the pair – who wowed the judges Wednesday night with their flawless rendition of Sara Bareilles' "Gravity" – through to next week's finale.

"We just want to thank everybody that's voted. This is incredible," a humble Alex said upon hearing the news, while the group's mentor, Simon Cowell, gushed about the talented singers.

"I think they've been incredible to work with," he said. "They've gotten better every single week and the finale would not be the same without them."

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The X Factor: Alex & Sierra Soar in the Semifinal Showdown

UpdatePosted 12/12/2013 10:15AM

The X Factor: Alex & Sierra Soar in the Semifinal Showdown

Originally posted 12/12/2013 10:00AM

The X Factor's semifinal round Wednesday night certainly had "Gravity."

The final four performed three times – first came a song chosen by viewers, then a competitive duet and a final song meant to convince America to vote them into the finals – but a few performances stood out, earning standing ovations from the judges.

The boyfriend-girlfriend duo Alex & Sierra ended their night singing "Gravity" by Sara Bareilles, and their performance not only made the judges and audience rise from their seats but moved Kelly Rowland and Demi Lovato to tears.

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