Britain's Got Talent

  1. 'Britain's Got Talent' Live Semi Pulls Low Ratings

    June 02, 2014 5:44 AM EDT The final live semifinal episode of the eighth season of Simon Cowell talent show Britain's Got Talent on ITV this weekend drew the lowest ratings for the competition this season. According to one observer, the performance also marked the low ...

  2. CNN To Cancel 'Piers Morgan Live’

    February 24, 2014 4:55 AM EST CNN's prime-time talk show "Piers Morgan Live" is coming to an end, the news channel said Sunday. Morgan, who succeeded Larry King in the 9 p.m. EST time slot three years ago, was drawing lackluster ratings. In contrast, King had a ...

  3. U.K.'s ITV Pushing for Simon Cowell Return As Judge on 'X Factor'

    August 15, 2013 2:30 AM EDT U.K. broadcaster ITV is making another push to get Simon Cowell to return as a judge on the U.K. edition of "X Factor" as part of negotiations to extend the talent show's run here beyond its upcoming 10th season. A current three-y ...

  4. Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment Promotes Charles Garland to Worldwide CEO

    April 16, 2012 5:02 PM EDT Syco Entertainment, Simon Cowell' s joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment, has promoted COO Charles Garland to the role of worldwide CEO with immediate effect. The new role adds oversight of the company's global TV business, which ...

  5. Simon Cowell To Launch DJ Competition Show

    January 25, 2012 2:28 PM EST Between his work on "American Idol," "Britain's Got Talent" and "The X Factor," Simon Cowell has been harvesting pop stars and helping to hone their natural talents for over a decade. He has made Kelly Clarkson, ...

  6. A 'Dream' Come True: 'Glee' Cast and Susan Boyle Top Charts

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST The cast of Fox TV's "Glee" and Susan Boyle rock the top of Billboard's charts this week. "Glee's" cover of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" was the top selling song in the United States last week, as ...

  7. Susan Boyle Announces New Album 'The Gift,' 'Perfect Day' Single

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Susan Boyle will follow last year's record-setting debut "I Dreamed a Dream" with "The Gift," her second full-length. Set for release Nov. 9 on SYCO/Columbia Records, the 10-track album will feature the "Britain' ...

  8. Simon Cowell Being Sued By 'Talent' Contestant

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Simon Cowell's name is in the dock as the world's favorite nasty judge finds himself being sued for £2.5 million ($3.8 million) by a former contestant on the U.K. version of his "Got Talent" show, according to British press rep ...

  9. Pope On Shortlist For Classical Brit Awards

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pope Benedict, whose voice is featured on an album of music from the Vatican, is nominated for a Classical Brit Award. "Music From the Vatican (Alma Mater featuring the voice of Pope Benedict XVI)" (Polydor) is one of 10 records contesti ...

  10. This Week's Top 10 Most Popular Stories

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The following is a round-up of the 10 most popular stories on Billboard.biz during the past week. 1. Susan Boyle's First-Week U.S. Album Sales Projected At 550K+ U.S. music retailers say they are realizing Susan Boyle’s dreams, as her album “ ...

  11. Simon Cowell To Launch Global 'X-Factor' In Vegas

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST British TV and record producer Simon Cowell is planning to bring his "The X Factor" talent show to Las Vegas in a global pay-per-view Internet venture. Cowell (50), best-known in the United States as an acerbic judge on America's to ...

  12. Susan Boyle Scores Huge Day 1 Sales In U.K.

    November 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Scottish singer Susan Boyle moved more than 130,000 copies of her debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" (Syco/Sony Music) on its first day on sale in the U.K., according to the Official Charts Company. The sales success follows a Nov. 22 guest ...

  13. Susan Boyle Album Sets Pre-order Record On Amazon

    November 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST The upcoming debut album by British singing sensation Susan Boyle has become the largest global CD pre-order in the history of Amazon.com, according to the online retailer. Boyle's album "I Dreamed a Dream" will be released on Nov. ...

  14. Susan Boyle Due Back On Tour After 'Rest Day'

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Susan Boyle, who became famous the world over after appearing on the "Britain's Got Talent" television show, hopes to return to the stage on Monday (June 15) after canceling a weekend performance amid concerns over her health. The 4 ...

  15. Boyle 'In Clinic' After TV Defeat

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT British internet singing star Susan Boyle has been admitted to a private clinic after being beaten into second place in the final of the popular "Britain's Got Talent" television contest, British media reported. Dowdy and unglamorou ...

  16. 'Britain's Got Talent' Singer A Global Hit

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A 47-year-old charity worker from Scotland has become a global star via the Web, scoring around 20 million hits on YouTube for assorted clips of her performance on U.K. TV show "Britain's Got Talent." Susan Boyle performed "I D ...

  17. Potts To Perform At Echo Awards

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST British tenor Paul Potts and U.K. rock act Razorlight are the latest acts to join the line-up for this year's Echo Awards, to be held at Berlin's O2 World on Feb. 21. Potts, the 2007 winner of TV talent show "Britain's Got Tale ...

  18. Child 'Talent' Star Ditched Because Of Age

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Simon Cowell, the self-styled TV talent-show tough-guy, is in the news again for his ruthless behavior. But this time, Cowell has been blamed for picking on a six-year-old. A string of reports are turning the screw on Cowell and his label Sony BMG ...