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Simon Cowell

NO RULES on 'The X Factor'

9/21/2011 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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Simon Cowell joined us, and in true Simon form, boasted "The X Factor" will knock off all the other singing/dancing TV shows -- including "American Idol" -- because it has "NO RULES."

Plus, Dax joins Michaele Salahi in the "groupie slut" category, why Twitter is killing rap music ... and Mel Gibson was just minding his own business, eating a "sweet pastry," when all of a sudden...


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(6:45) Dax joins Michaele Salahi in the "groupie slut" category.
(8:01) How did Michaele get backstage with Steven Tyler?
(17:50) Harvey attempted to steal a CARPET back in the day.
(22:20) Mel Gibson was just minding his own business, enjoying a sweet pastry, when all of the sudden...
(27:30) Gayle King ... sued over her thirst for MEN.
(37:05) How the disco duck killed disco.
(46:30) Simon Cowell is on the phone! He says there are NO RULES on this season of "The X Factor" ... which makes for great TV.
(48:30)  Simon makes it clear -- he wants to be #1 ... and "American Idol" is standing in his way.
(51:00) Why "Factor" will be the best.
(53:00) Simon has a laugh about Harvey's single.
(54:10) Did Simon take a shot at the last "Idol" winner?
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Ellie G    

TMZ Live use to be great when you answered our questions and Harvey told stories. Now it is just for people to plug their crappy TV shows and to recap things that are already on website. I miss Harveys stories. I miss Lawyer Fridays with Jason. Bring back some of the old show please.

1066 days ago
17.

Jim    

She could have gotten past security by knowing the promoter, band member, or any number of ways guys. All kidding aside.

1066 days ago
18.

Sin D    

The long haired blond dude in the cubicle is right about the Salahiami/ Tyler hook up...

1066 days ago
19.

Jim    

I am with Max... If you know about this, it's because these publicity whores wanted you to.

1066 days ago
20.

Jim    

FYI For a million dollars, yes you can borrow my wife for the night.

1066 days ago
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mike holly    

how do you possibly "run" into sombody in a third world country like costa rica

1066 days ago
22.

Barb    

I believe she did use the service. The dating service can subpoena the men she was set up with. Gail should have responded to the lady's email. She will probably settle.

1066 days ago
23.

Sultry    

DISCO DUCK was my and my BFF's favorite song. We played that song so much while bathing and making suds beards her sister broke into the bathroom and crack the record, 45, in half. We still laugh about it today! Soo funny! Loved that song!

1066 days ago
24.

Rage    

if Cheryl doesn't come back on X Factor, I'm only watching this One episode

1066 days ago
25.

Cujeaux    

Where the hell is Charles? He was on the show this week, why is Dax taking his place?

1066 days ago
26.

nee nee    

Quick: Name the last 5 winners of American Idol !

1066 days ago
27.

Cujeaux    

OK, so Charles is there and he's not anchoring? WTH is going on??? This is EXTREMELY disappointing. Nothing against Dax but Charles is better. I always agree with everything he says.

What's next, Mike Walters? He can't speak without hand gesturing. Put a wig and lipstick on him and call him Aunt Edna. Over and out!

1066 days ago
28.

nee nee    

It's gotta be better than that stupid show where the celeb. judges sit in the giant chairs then turn around

1066 days ago
29.

John    

What about when Simon and his XFactor LOST against Rage Against the Machine ?! Is he prepared for another internet challenge from DC3 ?!

1066 days ago
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mike holly    

none of you people have any care of real issues. grow up. dwts has no meaning of anything. she.s a chick weather she likes it or not. you can let a doctor mutilate you all you want but you are still what you wear born, chastity

1066 days ago
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