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Reps For Zayn Malik & Simon Cowell Speak Out Against Those Little Mix Tour Ban Rumors!

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Nobody's gonna be able to steal his girl!

Zayn Malik officially has nothing to worry about while Perrie Edwards goes on tour.

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That's because despite initial reports that the ex One Direction singer was banned from going on tour with fellow X Factor alum Little Mix, he should totally be in the clear!

We knew that a representative for Zayn spoke out against those rumors early on Tuesday, but now Simon Cowell's people are also sticking up for the 22-year-old solo artist!

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Simon Cowell Seems Intent On Keeping Zayn Malik As A Part Of His Record Label!

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We knew he had the option of picking up his contract!

And it seems like that is definitely going to happen!

Former One Direction member Zayn Malik has been in the news a lot lately over his departure from the group and the revelations that Zayn plans to embark on a solo career.

But no one was sure if Simon Cowell was going to pick up Zayn's contract since Zayn left the band that Simon's been championing for a while now! However we did know Simon had a "leaving member clause" in Zayn's contract with One Direction that totally gave him the option of keeping Zayn.

And it apparently looks as if Simon Cowell will not only pick up Zayn's option, but is expecting him to stay a part of his record label Syco for a long time!!

[ Related: Simon Cowell Reassures One Direction Fans That Zayn Malik And Everyone Will Be A-Okay ]

Or at least that is how one source recently put it

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Natalia Kills & Willy Moon Fired From X Factor New Zealand For Bullying A Contestant!

| Filed under: Celebrity FeudsSimon CowellNatalia KillsBullyingReality TV

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Move over Simon Cowell, there's a new mean singing competition judge in town…

Or at least, there was!

On Sunday's episode of X Factor New Zealand, Natalia Kills and her husband Willy Moon went off on a contestant who bared some resemblance to the latter judge.

And when we say they went off, that's just an understatement!

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EXCLUSIVE! Simon Cowell Shares What He Really Thinks Of Fifth Harmony & Picks His Favorite Song Off Their New Album Reflection!!

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He's so proud of his girls!

Simon Cowell could have stopped putting bands together after he took over the world with One Direction… but if he had, we never would have gotten Fifth Harmony!

The X Factor girl band's debut album Reflection is out now, so to celebrate, Simon sat down with us to chat exclusively about working with the girls, how famous he thinks they're going to be, and what his favorite song off the new album is.

And to be honest, his favorite is totally our fav too!

[ Video: Fifth Harmony At The X Factor Finale! ]

But don't forget, Simon has already set his sites on making a Latino boy band with La Banda, so there's about to be even more amazing music in our lives!

Ch-ch-check out what Simon really thinks of Normani, Ally, Dinah Jane, Lauren, & Camila (above)!!

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EXCLUSIVE! Simon Cowell & Ricky Martin Dish On Why La Banda Will Be So Important — And How It Will Affect The Future Of One Direction!

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Ricky Martin and Simon Cowell are on the hunt for the next great boy band!

But unlike The X Factor, where Simon found the boys of One Direction, La Banda is going specifically for an all-Latino supergroup!

Ch-ch-check out the EXCLUSIVE video (above) to hear why Simon thinks the time is right for a Latino boy band, what makes 1D so successful, and what he'll be looking for in rising talents!

[ Related: Find Out Where YOU Can Audition For La Banda HERE! ]

Then make sure to watch (below) as Ricky shares with us why this new group will make a real cultural impact, why social media is important to new artists, and what it will take to audition for La Banda!

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Ricky Martin Is Joining Simon Cowell's Endeavor To Find The Ultimate Latino Boyband!!!

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Ricky Martin and Simon Cowell are joining forces to turn dreams into reality!

The Latin superstar will be serving as a judge AND an executive producer on Simon's new reality competition called La Banda. Auditions will be held all around the country looking for the ultimate Latino boyband as part of the biggest talent search in U.S Hispanic television history!!!

Boys aged 14 and over will be able to sign up to audition in a city near them. All of the audition information can be found right HERE.

[ Related: Ricky Reveals His Career-Defining Moments ]

The reality competition is set to appear on the Univision Network this September, and we can't wait to see all the talent on display!

Naturally, there will be comparisons to One Direction, who were discovered on Cowell's The X Factor U.K. But rather than attempting to ride on the coattails of 1D, La Banda is embracing an opportunity to finally get the Latino supergroup that the world hasn't seen since Ricky's Menudo days!

And we'll be able to watch each piece of the group come together on TV!

And if you're interested in possibly participating on this historic show then we've also got all the information you need right here! Check out the La Banda audition dates and the cities where everything is happening down (below)!!!

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