REALITY ROUNDUP: NEW JUDGES JOIN “X FACTOR”, “DANCING” PROS WANT SKIMPIER COSTUMES

Posted 12 months ago

By Jason Wentworth

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WASHINGTON (AP) – In her first season as a judge on “The X Factor,” Demi Lovato got a reputation for insulting Simon Cowell. This season, she’ll have competition. Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubino join the show, replacing Britney Spears and L.A. Reid. Lovato says she doesn’t think the new blood “will affect the show in any bad way.” She says “hopefully these changes will work.” We’ll see Wednesday when “The X Factor” returns for season three.

VIENNA, Va. (AP) – Another season of “Dancing With the Stars” means another season of the pros trying to see how skimpy they can make their costumes. They help design the clothes. The censors get the final say. Peta Murgatroyd says her costumes “barely scrape through.” She says most of the time the censors ask her to “put extra little things on.” Season 17 of “Dancing With the Stars” starts a week from today.