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  1. Britney Spears Confirms 'X Factor' Exit

    January 11, 2013 6:53 PM EST Britney Spears' "X Factor" exit is now official.   Responding to "sourced reports and speculation," the pop star's rep confirmed that Spears will not be back for season three. "Britney did decide, and is in fac ...

  2. Former 'X Factor' Judge Cheryl Cole Sues for $2.3 Million

    December 07, 2012 10:00 PM EST British pop star and former "X Factor" judge Cheryl Cole filed a lawsuit Friday claiming she is owed at least $2.3 million by Blue Orbit Productions, the entity that produces the American TV show. Cole was let go as a judge on the show b ...

  3. Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban Named 'American Idol' Judges

    September 16, 2012 9:54 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- The "American Idol" judges' panel is now complete with the naming of singer-rapper Nicki Minaj and country crooner Keith Urban. The Fox network officially tapped the pair with an announcement Sunday, confirming rumo ...

  4. 'American Idol' Has Lowest-Rated Finale Ever, Down 32% From 2011

    May 24, 2012 1:59 PM EDT Predictably coming short of seasons past, the "American Idol" finale did score a sizable victory on Wednesday night, pulling a 6.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 20.7 million viewers according to fast affiliate ratings. Phillip Phillips W ...

  5. News Corp Announces MundoFox, US Spanish-Language TV Network

    January 24, 2012 8:08 AM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is launching a Spanish-language broadcast TV network that aims to bring the flavor of the Fox network to Hispanic audiences in the U.S. The move is touted as a bold entry into a market dominated ...

  6. 'American Idol' Ratings Down 13 Percent From Last Year's Premiere

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST Initial ratings show interest is down in "American Idol" and its new team of judges. The Nielsen Co. says 26.2 million people saw the two-hour season premiere Wednesday night of television's most popular show. That's down 13 pe ...

  7. No Autotuning Here, Say 'American Idol' producers

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Simon Cowell has gone from "American Idol" judge to a potential headache for the show. A furor over whether Cowell's British talent show "The X Factor" electronically altered contestant voices has prompted "American I ...

  8. 'American Idol' Returns, But How Long Can It Last?

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST TV ratings juggernaut "American Idol" returns next week for a ninth season with comedian Ellen DeGeneres joining the judging panel but a big question mark hanging over the future of the show's biggest star -- Simon Cowell. Despite s ...

  9. Report: Simon Cowell Will Leave 'American Idol'

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell has decided to quit the top-rated TV talent show when his contract ends in 2010, according to a report in British tabloid the Sun, which would deal a blow to the Fox network. Cowell, 50, has been with t ...

  10. News Corp Sees MySpace As Place For Videogames

    July 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT News Corp hopes to transform MySpace, which has been losing users to Facebook, into a stronger online videogaming platform as it works to reposition the six-year-old site as an entertainment destination. News Corp digital head Jonathan Miller said ...

  11. The Latest 'American Idol' News, Business Analysis, Highlights And More

    May 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kris Allen Crowned 'American Idol' In Surprise Victory Kris Allen was crowned the "American Idol" Season 8 champ on Wednesday night (May 20), after nearly 100 million votes declared the 23-year-old Conway, Arkansas native the w ...

  12. Lambert And Allen To Sing For 'American Idol' Crown

    May 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A showy musical theatre actor and his clean-cut acoustic guitar-playing rival get their last chance to woo viewers and votes on Tuesday night in the final performance episode of "American Idol." After 100,000 people auditioned last summe ...

  13. 'American Idol' Is Ready For Its Next Act

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The crowd isn't cheering for Simon Fuller. Rather, it's the four talent judges whose appearance just minutes before a recent Wednesday evening "American Idol" telecast causes a loud burst of applause to fill the soundstage at C ...

  14. 'Idol' Expands Its Digital Boundaries

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" calls the Fox network its home. But for an increasing number of viewers, the show is a very portable obsession. No, you still can't vote for your favorite singers online. But from computers to iPods to AT&T-enabl ...

  15. 'Idol Gives Back' Raises $22 Million For Charity

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fox's "Idol Gives Back" charity telethon raised $22 million for charity last night (April 9), thanks to a combination of corporate sponsorship and donations from viewers who called in to the show and gave via AmericanIdol.com The ...

  16. Chili Peppers Sue Showtime

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers have sued Showtime Networks and others over the new television show called "Californication," the same name used by the band for their Grammy-nominated 1999 album. The suit, filed in Los Angeles Super ...

  17. Billboard Music Awards Return To Las Vegas

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT It's a date! The 2005 Billboard Music Awards will be held Dec. 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The two-hour show will be telecast live on the Fox network at 8 p.m. ET and tape-delayed fo It's a date! The 2005 Billboard Musi ...

  18. News Corp. Buys IGN Ent.

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. on Sept. 8 made another step toward becoming an Internet powerhouse, unveiling an agreement to acquire online community and entertainment firm IGN Entertainment for about $ NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Rupe ...

  19. Litigation

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: Amicis file briefs in Grokster case; Ticketmaster sued over trade secrets; No end to Napster litigation; Court throws out ACNielsen suit; ASCAP sues businesses; FCC won't seek Sup This Week's Stories: Amicis Bri ...

  20. Behind the Deal: Mel Karmazin On Radio

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST <i>Mel Karmazin made his first public appearance since his departure last summer as president/COO of Viacom during the 12th annual National Assn. of Broadcasters' European Radio Show, held Nov. 7-9 in Mel Karmazin made his first public ...

  21. Seacrest To Host Billboard Awards

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stefani joins performance lineup. The 15th annual Billboard Music Awards gala, set for Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, continues to take shape. TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest will host the ceremony, reprising his role fr ...

  22. Producers Of Boxing Show Seek Restraining Order

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A California judge refused to deliver a knock-out punch to one of two boxing "reality" shows vying to be first on U.S. television, but set the stage for a second and perhaps more decisive round in the LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- A Californi ...

  23. 'Idol' Gives Fox New High

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tuesday's (March 16) two-hour edition of "American Idol" gave the Fox network its most-watched Tuesday ever. Tuesday's (March 16) two-hour edition of "American Idol" gave the Fox network its most-watched Tuesday ever. ...