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. Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concerts Draws UK's Largest TV Audience Year To Date, Beats Simon Cowell's 'Britain's Got Talent''

    June 05, 2012 11:51 AM EDT Sir Paul McCartney performing at the Diamond Jubilee celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's sixty-year reign was the UK's highest rated TV program this year. (Getty) The BBC said Tuesday that it drew the biggest British TV audience of the year ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. NBC, Mark Burnett to Launch 'Idol' Rival

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST NBC is teaming with Mark Burnett and John de Mol to launch a new singing competition program that takes aim at Fox's American Idol and its upcoming series The X Factor. The broadcaster has acquired the rights to The Voice of Holland, a format ...

  5. Simon Cowell Honored At International Emmys

    November 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST British music impresario and prickly former "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell received an honorary International Emmy award at the annual prizes for television produced outside the United States. Britain won five of the competitive priz ...

  6. Web Trends: Beyonce, The RIAA, David Guetta and more

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 11 a.m.): 2. Beyonce pregnant Beyonce is reportedly pregnant with her first child. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. How The RIAA Took My Vintage Mustang 2. Seven Music Duos With Intense Sexual Chemistry 3. Keith Richards’ B ...

  7. Web Trends: 'Dance In The Dark,' Liu Wei, Yoko Ono and more

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4 p.m.): There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. The Best Free Music Sites on the Web 2. Q&A With Crappy Hip-Hop Group Who Blocked Major Fwy for PR Stunt YouTube Most Viewed 24 ...

  8. Web Trends: Eyedea, Willow, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and more

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 11 a.m.): 13. Versaemerge Versaemerge's front woman Sierra Kusterbeck was the star of the most recent episode of MTV's new documentary series, "The World of Jenks." 16. Michael Larson Michael Larson is the ...

  9. ITV Renews 'X Factor' To 2013

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. TV network ITV has agreed a new, three-year deal for "The X Factor" and "Britain's Got Talent" with Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment and production company Fremantle Media. As part of the renewal, the broadcaste ...

  10. Songwriters Today 'Pretty Awful' Says Elton John

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Elton John described today's songwriters as "pretty awful," pop music as uninspiring and talent shows like "American Idol" as boring in an interview published on Tuesday (Oct. 19). The 63-year-old singer of "Your Song ...

  11. Web Trends: 'America's Got Talent,' Kanye West, Taylor Swift and more

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): 10. Michael Grimm "America's Got Talent" Grimm won "America's Got Talent" last night (Sept. 15) with a performance of Michael Bolton's "When a Man Loves a Woman." 12. Jackie E ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Paula Abdul Returning To Primetime On CBS

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Paula Abdul is returning to the judges table as part of a new primetime talent competition series on CBS. Abdul will serve as the lead judge, executive producer, creative partner, mentor and coach on "Got to Dance," a series from Shine G ...

  14. Simon Cowell, Sony Music Sign Global Deal

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment have renewed their partnership, confirming details of a new long-term global venture to focus on the production and exploitation of music, television, film and digital content. The new venture will own all ...

  15. ITV Says U.K. 'X Factor' Not Moving

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. broadcaster ITV says it has no plans to reschedule "The X Factor" talent show after Simon Cowell's U.S. deal created a potential clash with the stateside edition. On Monday (Jan. 11) Cowell confirmed his departure from "Am ...

  16. '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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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. ...

  19. 'America's Got Talent' Champion Selected

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Skinner flew the coop with the grand prize on "America's Got Talent." The singing chicken farmer from Mayfield, Ky., was awarded the NBC talent competition's $1 million grand prize and a headlining spot at a Las Vegas sho ...

  20. After Abdul, 'Idol' Will Still Ad Up

    August 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While her fans might be upset, advertisers don't expect Paula Abdul's exit as an "American Idol" judge to have any significant impact on ad sales or audience ratings for the Fox show. "To me, that show is appointment TV, a ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. '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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. FremantleMedia Rides Wave Of 'Abbey Road' Sales

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Live from Abbey Road," FremantleMedia Enterprises' independently-produced music TV series, has been picked up by a host of international broadcasters. Launched at last year's MIPCOM TV and film market in Cannes, the series is ...