Nigel Lythgoe

  1. 'American Idol' 429-Page Racism Lawsuit: The Highlights

    July 29, 2013 1:33 AM EDT On Thursday, 10 former contestants on American Idol sued over alleged discrimination on the long-running reality singing competition show. If you want to read the complaint, it'll likely take you longer than the amount of screen time that 9 ...

  2. Longtime 'Idol' Producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick Exit After 12 Seasons

    June 10, 2013 10:09 AM EDT Add two more departures to the "American Idol" post-season tally. Fox said Sunday that longtime executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick are exiting the singing contest. Its 12th season ended in May with a record low-rated fin ...

  3. 'American Idol' Producer Hopes Jennifer Lopez Stays, But Wants New Judges Every Season

    July 23, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Nigel Lythgoe is still in negotiations to renew his deal on American Idol, but he's holding out an irrational hope that Jennifer Lopez will in fact stay with the show. Steven Tyler already has confirmed that he is leaving the show, which saw ...

  4. Aretha Franklin, Charlie Sheen Discuss 'American Idol' Judge Possibility

    July 18, 2012 7:10 AM EDT With at least two vacancies open at the "American Idol" judges table due to Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez's announced departures last week, two exceedingly different candidates are making it known that they wouldn't mind the ...

  5. Adam Lambert in Talks With 'American Idol' to Judge Season 12 (Report)

    July 09, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Prepare for a possible shake-up at the American Idol: Adam Lambert, season-eight runner-up, could join the judges' table for the 12th edition of the Fox competition. For the moment, the singer and the show are in the talking stage, E! News re ...

  6. Ryan Seacrest Among Potential Bidders for Dick Clark Productions

    June 15, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Ryan Seacrest could continue to follow in his idol's footsteps. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the media multihyphenate is among potential bidders to request information regarding the potential sale of Dick Clark Productions. Reute ...

  7. New E! Show 'Opening Act' Offers YouTube Talent Opening Slots for Nicki Minaj, LMFAO, Rod Stewart, Others

    April 30, 2012 3:03 PM EDT Nigel Lythgoe ("American Idol," "So You Think You Can Dance") is teaming up with E! for new music reality series, "Opening Act," which debuts July 9 at 10p E.T./P.T. on the NBC Universal cable network. E! will formall ...

  8. Backbeat: Jimmy Iovine Honored by Dr. Dre, Stevie Nicks, Mary J. Blige, Many More at Grammy P&E Event

    February 09, 2012 9:15 AM EST From left: Producer Jimmy Jam, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow, and Jimmy Iovine attend the 5th annual Producers & Engineers Wing Event honoring Iovine at The Village Recording Studios in L.A. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage) Th ...

  9. Billboard Power 100: Nigel Lythgoe

    January 26, 2012 11:12 PM EST No. 92 Nigel Lythgoe Executive Producer "American Idol" Twitter: @DizzyFeet American Dream... English TV/film director/producer Nigel Lythgoe returned as an executive producer of "American Idol" for its 10th season after bowing ...

  10. Jennifer Lopez Is Returning to 'American Idol,' Nigel Lythgoe Says

    August 10, 2011 4:17 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez is returning to American Idol. Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe let the cat out of the bag Wednesday during Ryan Seacrest's morning radio show that the singer-actress will return to the judges' table alongside mainstay Randy Ja ...

  11. 'American Idol' TCA Panel Reveals: 20 Semifinalists, Longer Hollywood Week, 'Helpful' Judges

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST The big "American Idol" roll-out officially kicked off this morning when host Ryan Seacrest, judges Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler, in-house mentor Jimmy Iovine, Fox president of Alternative Programming Mike Darnell, and ...

  12. 'American Idol': Behind the Scenes of TV's Big Gamble

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST There's a saying in the music business that you're only as good as your last hit. If that were true of television, then American Idol might have been dropped after last season. With falling ratings, to the tune of 9 percent, lack of star ...

  13. Lythgoe Reveals More Changes For 'American Idol'

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe told TVGuide.com that there are more changes coming to Fox's singing competition. This season, the finalists will participate in a number of new challenges, including making a music v ...

  14. Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, Jimmy Iovine Join 'Idol'

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As widely expected, the judging lineup for "American Idol" season 10 will be Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson, with Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records, acting as an in-house mentor to contestants, w ...

  15. 'American Idol' Watch: Lythgoe Officially Onboard, Iovine As Mentor?

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fox on Thursday confirmed that Nigel Lythgoe will return as an executive producer of "American Idol." He joins executive producers Simon Fuller, Cecile Frot-Coutaz and Ken Warwick for the 10th anniversary season that kicks off in January ...

  16. 'Idol' Pursuing Elton John, Justin Timberlake

    July 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Reality producer Nigel Lythgoe is near a deal to to executive produce Fox's "American Idol" -- and that could spell trouble for the current judges panel. Fox is seeking to bring back Lythgoe, who shepherded "Idol" for it ...

  17. Key `Idol' Producer Moving On

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A key "American Idol" producer who's guided the top-rated TV show since its debut is leaving the job as the Fox juggernaut faces the challenge of staying on top in its eighth season. Nigel Lythgoe is negotiating a joint-venture deal ...

  18. Ruben Returns For 'Idol' Farewell Track

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST To paraphrase "The Godfather" -- just when you think you're out on "American Idol," they keep pulling you back in. Indeed, season-two winner Ruben Studdard will perform the "farewell song" used to play off the lo ...