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Simon Cowell's Mother Has Passed Away At 89

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Simon Cowell's mother, Julie Cowell, passed away at 89.

So, so sad.

On Sunday, Simon Cowell's mom, Julie, passed away at 89.

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That night, a spokesperson for the music mogul's family released this statement:

"Today our beloved mum Julie passed away. Anyone who had met her would know what a truly special and kind lady she was. We are heartbroken and will miss her terribly, but she is now at peace."

The spokesperson also continued that the family is hoping for some privacy during this trying time, saying:

"We would like to thank the media for kindly respecting Julie's privacy throughout and we politely request continued privacy for the entire family at this particularly difficult time."

And part of this privacy means putting a pause of X Factor UK. A spokesperson for Simon's production company, Syco Entertainment, revealed that Monday's Manchester auditions have been canceled:

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Rita Ora Is Bringing Her Musical Abilities To The X Factor!

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We picked our poison and it's Rita Ora!

We can't get enough of the British beauty! Luckily for us, we don't have to! The songstress has earned a seat alongside the judges on the original X Factor!

Rita shared the fantastic news on Twitter Tuesday, by posting this picture:

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L.A Reid Throws Major Shade At X Factor — See What The Record Exec Had To Say HERE!

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Shade, thy name is Reid!!!

The head honcho over at Epic Records, one L.A. Reid, is now speaking out about his time on The X Factor, and you have to see the quotes to believe what he's saying!

Speaking in Cannes, France at a Pepsi-sponsored breakfast talk, Reid spoke very honestly about his time on the show and dealing with the pitfalls of competition and reality TV:

"It's the worst thing I've ever done. The first season, yes, I had a great time. It was a little bit of a vacation. I'd been making music, working at running labels for a long time, and it was a little bit of, 'Let me just have some fun.' But the second season I was fully engaged trying run a label, and it wasn't fun anymore."

Ok, so far, not too bad — everybody wants a break from the daily grind, right?

[ Related: More Honesty From Reid? Read His Thoughts On Mariah Carey! ]

Well… he continued:

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Kelly Rowland & Brandy Are BOTH Getting TV Shows… But Only One Of Them Is Hosting A New Singing Competition!

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It's been a minute since these ladies were in the spotlight, but we're excited to see them shine again!

Kelly Rowland is doing the least Kelly Rowland thing of her career and getting a show of her own! Chasing Destiny will follow Kel as she tries to find the next female singing sensation.

The 34-year-old is no stranger to reality competitions since she was a judge for both X Factor UK and USA, so her take on the genre will hopefully prove to be entertaining.

But not to be outdone, Brandy is also making a comeback with a brand-new sitcom!

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Zoe Moon will feature Brandy as a recently divorced single mother trying to balance her career and family. And since Brandy made a name for herself by starring on Moesha, we're confident this new show will be right up her alley!

Both series were announced as part of the BET line up on Tuesday, so you should be able to watch them in early 2016!

Will U be tuning in??

[Image via TNYF/PNP/WENN.]

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Louis Tomlinson Follows In The Footsteps of Simon Cowell And Starts His Own Record Label! Will He Leave One Direction!? Find Out HERE!

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It looks like Louis Tomlinson is heading in a new direction!

It's being reported that the One Direction heartthrob confirmed he is following in the footsteps of mentor Simon Cowell by starting his own record label!

The untitled label is an imprint of Cowell's Syco label, and the 23-year-old reportedly has already signed X Factor UK finalist Jack Walton!

Wow! Louis doesn't waste any time!

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So, does this mean that Louis will pull a Zayn Malik and bring 1D to a threesome? It looks like we don't have to get our pitchforks ready yet, as he and the remaining band members are working on their next album.

The singer is really excited about this new opportunity to work with emerging artists, and said this about his new venture:

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Natalia Kills Says Her X-Factor Bullying Was NOTHING Compared To Things Simon Cowell Has Said!

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Natalia Kills STILL doesn't see anything wrong with her bullying!

Sometimes the best way to make a scandal go away is to simply stop talking about it and to pretend like it never happened!

But apparently that's just not Natalia Kills' style!

In case you've been living under a rock, the singer recently came under heavy fire and lost her job at X Factor New Zealand after she and her husband Willy Moon were accused of bullying a contestant.

[ Related: Natalia Kills And Willy Moon Speak Out About X Factor Bullying ]

But Natalia STILL doesn't see anything wrong with what she said!

In fact, she thinks it was NOTHING compared to other judges like Simon Cowell! She said:

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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.

[ Related: Naughty Boy Blames Louis Tomlinson For Inciting Their Public Twitter Feud ]

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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