Simon Cowell

'The X Factor' Cancelled: Yes, I'm Sad About It

Denette Wilford | Posted 04.12.2014 | Canada TV
Denette Wilford

TV shows get cancelled all the time; it's the nature of the business. Some get pulled unexpectedly (though, in hindsight, not really), others are a long time coming. Whatever the case, for fans, it always blows.

Is Simon Cowell Going To Leave 'X Factor'?

HuffPost Canada TV | Denette Wilford | Posted 12.17.2013 | Canada TV

As a die-hard fan of "The X Factor," the reason I tune in -- aside from the music, of course -- is Simon Cowell. I know, I know, like the guy doesn...

WATCH: Canada's Next Bieber?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.16.2013 | Canada Music

Often touted as the next Justin Bieber, Heather Russell has faced plenty of pressure to perform since being signed by mega-producer Simon Cowell in 20...

How "Artists" Have Turned into Fame Monsters

Kinnie Starr | Posted 04.01.2013 | Canada Music
Kinnie Starr

TV programs like The X Factor offer zero insight into the real work ethic behind being a professional artist, all the while encouraging people to think of music as some vain pursuit of splashy fame, setting potentially talented kids and adults up for a permanent sense of dissatisfaction in the arts "unless they become famous."

Dispatches from Down East: When Seeing is not Believing

Lori Gard | Posted 06.06.2012 | Canada
Lori Gard

Why in this day and age do we still form quickly arrived at, negative first impressions about people? And why do we so undeniably feed into stereotypical patterns of labelling people based on appearance, confidence levels, fashion sense and charisma, among other equally irrelevant character traits?