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Frozen Soundtrack Chills Out the Album Chart Frozen Soundtrack Competition

The soundtrack to Disney’s winter movie Frozen has landed the film a very rare double in the U.S. — number ones on the Billboard 200 album chart and the box office countdown in the same week.

It becomes only the fourth animated film soundtrack to reach number one in the chart’s 58-year history, ending Beyonce’s reign at the top of the countdown in the process.

The project, featuring songs by the movie’s actresses Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, and pop star Demi Lovato, reaches the top with New Year week sales of 165,000 and claims the number one spot as much of America freezes as winter weather brings many cities to a standstill.

Beyonce’s self-titled album drops a spot from number one, where it spent three weeks, while Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 stays put at three and Katy Perry’s PRISM rises from five to four.

Meanwhile, Timber, Ke$ha’s new collaboration with Pitbull, ends Eminem and Rihanna’s four-week reign at the top of the Bilboard Hot 100 singles countdown – and lands a TransAtlantic double. The track hit the top of the U.K. charts on Sunday.

The news will give the Tik Tok singer something to smile about after checking into rehab last week to seek treatment for an eating disorder.

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Demi Lovato Leaving The X Factor


  Singer/actress Demi Lovato is set to step down as a judge on hit reality show The X Factor next year to focus on her music, according to a report.
The Skyscraper singer will wrap up her second season on the talent competition’s judging panel, alongside Simon Cowell, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio, following its two-part finale this week – and she won’t be back.
A source tells People.com, “She plans to spend next year completely focused on her music. She had a great run and a good time.”
Lovato will embark on her first arena tour in February, and will be joined by The X Factor alums Cher Lloyd, Little Mix and Fifth Harmony for the trek.
Show creator Cowell has announced The X Factor will return to TV screens for its fourth season in 2014, although it is not yet known whether he, Rowland or Rubio will be heading back as judges.

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X Factor: Kelly Rowland And Paulina Rubio Join Simon Cowell And Demi Lovato

X Factor bosses have finally replaced former judges L.A. Reid and Britney Spears. Fox announced Monday that UK X Factor judge Kelly Rowland has joined the American X Factor along with Latin singer Paulina Rubio. The women join Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato.

“It’s taken more than a decade, but I’m delighted to finally be on a panel with three girls (I think!). Paulina and Kelly both have great taste and massive experience in the music industry and together with Demi, this is going to be a fun panel. It just feels like the time to do something different,” Cowell said in a statement.

“I can’t wait to find the next big music star here in America. I’m so thrilled to be part of the show as a judge. Simon, be careful what you wish for, let’s see if you are ready to handle me, empieza la fiesta, amigo!” Rubio said in a statement.

Rowland, 32, said, “I am very excited to be reuniting with Simon Cowell and The X Factor family. It feels great to be able to take this journey here at home in the States!”

Demi Lovato Will Be Back For Another X Factor Season

Simon Cowell may find her “really, really annoying” sometimes, but Demi Lovato will be joining him for another season of The X Factor. Lovato announced Thursday she will be returning to the judge’s table for the third season.

“I am so excited to return as a judge and mentor on The X Factor. Last season was an unbelievable experience and I really enjoyed developing personal relationships with the contestants and the panel. I look forward to taking my previous experience and applying it to make this season even better!” Lovato said in a statement.

Cowell says he “couldn’t be happier” with her decision. “She’s a superstar in her own right and was a fantastic mentor last year. Even though she can be really, really annoying – I truly enjoyed working with her and so did the artists,” says the entertainment mogul.

Lovato, 20, and pop star Britney Spears joined Cowell and L.A. Reid for season 2 following the departure of season 1 judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. In December, Reid announced he would be leaving the show to concentrate on running Epic Records. Spears announced her departure in January.

“I’ve made the very difficult decision not to return for another season. I had an incredible time doing the show and I love the other judges and I am so proud of my teens, but it’s time for me to get back in the studio,” she said in a statement. “Watching them all do their thing up on that stage every week made me miss performing so much! I can’t wait to get back out there and do what I love most.”

Britney Spears Confirms She Is Quitting The X Factor

Britney Spears has officially left The X Factor. The pop star announced her decision to not return to the show on Friday. Spears said she plans to return to the recording studio.

“I’ve made the very difficult decision not to return for another season. I had an incredible time doing the show and I love the other judges and I am so proud of my teens, but it’s time for me to get back in the studio,” she said in a statement. “Watching them all do their thing up on that stage every week made me miss performing so much! I can’t wait to get back out there and do what I love most.”

The statement came just one day after an insider told People magazine Spears had decided to leave. “She has made the decision that she won’t be returning,” the source told People. “She wants to concentrate on her music.”

Spears and former Disney star Demi Lovato joined Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid at the judge’s table for season 2 after the lukewarm response to season 1 prompted Cowell to axe original judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. Although Spears’ performance as a judge received mixed reviews, her contestant Carly Rose Sonenclar made it to the final 3. Sonenclar finished in second place, losing the $5 million recording contract to Reid’s contestant Tate Stevens. Cowell’s band Fifth Harmony took third place.

There has been no word on whether Lovato will return for another season. Reid announced his departure last month. “I have decided that I will not return to The X Factor next year,” the Epic Records CEO told Access Hollywood. “I have a company to run that I’ve kind of neglected.”

Britney Spears Out at The X Factor, is Demi Lovato Next?

Demi Lovato is now the only female judge left standing on “The X Factor.”

According to US Weekly  producers of the reality competition show have decided to give Britney Spears the ax.

“Britney will get the boot,” an insider told the magazine.

The “producers wanted her for the long haul,” the source told the magazine, but the agreement “isn’t working.”

With a reported $15 million payout for her role as judge and mentor on the show, the show’s creator Simon Cowell was expecting more from the pop diva.

“He wanted crazy Britney, but he got boring Britney,” a different source told US Weekly. “They paid all that for her to say ‘amazing’ and offer half-claps.”

With Spears on the outs and LA Reid’s surprising announcement a few weeks that he too would be leaving the show, on his own accord, at the end of this season the next logical question is, where does that leave Demi Lovato?

VMA Nominees Have Been Announced

The MTV Video Music Awards Nominees have been announced. The 2012 VMA awards will air on September 6th, so be sure to get voting on your favorite video.
Video of the Year
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Gotye, “Somebody That I Used To Know”
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
Best New Artist
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”
Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
The Wanted, “Glad You Came”
Best Hip-Hop Video
Childish Gambino, “Heartbeat”
Drake feat. Lil Wayne, “HYFR”
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz, “Mercy”
Watch the Throne, “Paris”
Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz, “Beez in the Trap”
Best Male Video
Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”
Usher, “Climax”
Best Female Video
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Katy Perry, “Part of Me”
Beyoncé, “Love on Top”
Nicki Minaj, “Starships”
Selena Gomez & The Scene, “Love You Like a Love Song”
Best Pop Video
One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, “Payphone”
Best Rock Video
Coldplay, “Paradise”
The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy”
Linkin Park, “BURN IT DOWN”
Jack White, “Sixteen Saltines”
Imagine Dragons, “It’s Time”
Best Electronic Dance Music Video
Duck Sauce, “Big Bad Wolf”
Calvin Harris, “Feel So Close”
Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)”
Martin Solveig, “The Night Out”
Avicii, “Le7els”
Best Video With a Message
Demi Lovato, “Skyscraper”
Rise Against, “Ballad of Hollis Brown”
Kelly Clarkson, “Dark Side”
Gym Class Heroes, “The Fighter”
K’Naan feat. Nelly Furtado, “Is Anybody Out There?”
Lil Wayne, “How to Love”
Best Art Direction
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
Lana Del Rey, “Born to Die”
Regina Spektor, “All the Rowboats”
Of Monsters & Men, “Little Talks”
Best Choreography
Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”
Rihanna, “Where Have You Been”
Beyoncé, “Countdown”
Avicii, “Le7els”
Jennifer Lopez f/Pitbull, “Dance Again”
Best Cinematography
M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
Adele, “Someone Like You”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
Coldplay feat. Rihanna, “Princess of China”
Lana Del Rey, “Born to Die”
Best Direction
M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
Duck Sauce, “Big Bad Wolf”
Coldplay feat. Rihanna, “Princess of China”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
Watch the Throne, “Otis”
Best Editing
Beyoncé, “Countdown”
A$AP Rocky, “Goldie”
Gotye, “Somebody That I Used to Know”
Watch the Throne, “Paris”
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz, “Mercy”
Best Visual Effects
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Rihanna, “Where Have You Been”
David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, “Turn Me On”
Linkin Park, “BURN IT DOWN”

Demi Lovato Opens Up About Cutting Herself

As we’ve seen Demi Lovato look bright, blonde and bubbly judging X Factor, it looks like her career and life is completely stitched up… But now she’s opening up about some old wounds.

Demi tells Self Magazine why she used to cut herself before entering treatment in 2010… She admits she used to feel so anxious, almost like she was crawling out her skin, that she needed to do something physical to match that.

She says she didn’t care what happened when she cut herself, and had no fear…

Considering she’s back on tour, hosting the upcoming Teen Choice Awards, and on this judges panel… Looks like she has nothing to be anxious about anymore…

But Demi says she still has to work towards happiness and deal with her eating disorder, self-harming and bi-polar issues everyday.

Britney Spears Blames Demi Lovato For Walk Off

Britney Spears has blamed Demi Lovato for her shock exit from ‘The X Factor’ USA judging panel.

The 30-year-old singer walked away from her seat on the American TV talent show this week (10.07.12) when a drag queen attempted to sing her 1999 hit ‘(You Drive Me (Crazy)’.

However the star says that 19-year-old Demi was her reasoning behind leaving only Simon Cowell to watch the rest of the audition.

She said: ”I was following her. I was taking her lead. She was like, ‘Let’s go,’ and I was like, ‘Okay.’ It was our break anyway. It was dinner.”

Demi explained to a Fox network affiliate: ”I felt really uncomfortable, and I had to walk away. He [thought] that [he did] such a good job, and I felt so bad. I laughed at first, but I felt really bad.”

L.A. Reid also fled his seat and went to the backstage area during the recording.

The 56-year-old music mogul explained: ”Oh, my god, it was just horrible. He thought he was going through. He thought that the cheers were because he was doing such a great job, when the truth is he was horrific. We just couldn’t take it anymore.”

Simon Cowell Stands Up For Britney Spears

Simon Cowell has come to Britney Spears’ defense amid reports she has been walking off the set of The X Factor during auditions.

The music mogul recently unveiled Spears and singer/actress Demi Lovato as the new additions to the U.S. show’s judging panel and the audition stages got underway with tryouts in Austin, Texas last week.

Reports suggested the Toxic hitmaker’s first day as a judge ended in confusion when she abruptly left the room after a contestant butchered her song Hold It Against Me, but Spears has since laughed off the claims, insisting she was “just taking a little break.”

Now Cowell and Lovato have poked fun at the allegations in a new video interview for The X Factor website, joking that it was the former Disney star who actually stormed off unexpectedly.

In the footage, Lovato adopts an English accent and says, “I was like, you know, tired of Simon, so I had to just, like, go.”

Cowell then got serious to dismiss the speculation altogether, telling the interviewer: “There was no walking off. We have breaks every five or six songs. You can go have a cigarette, you can go to the loo (toilet). So as soon as anyone left their chairs, it was reported… that someone had left the show – and they hadn’t!”

Spears and Lovato replaced Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul for the second season of the American version of the talent show.