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  1. Kara DioGuardi To Return To 'American Idol'

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As expected, newest "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi will return to appear on the show next season, producers and Fox announced Monday. "Kara's spitfire personality and sharp musical sensibility infused 'American Idol& ...

  2. 'Idol' Exec Warwick Inks New Deal

    July 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT One by one, Fox's "American Idol" is securing its key players. "Idol" executive producer/showrunner Ken Warwick has inked a three-year deal with the show's co-producer, FremantleMedia North America, to remain at the h ...

  3. 'American Idol' Fans Lobby For Paula Abdul

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" fans have launched a grass-roots campaign to keep Paula Abdul as a judge on the No. 1-rated television show after her manager said she had not received a new contract proposal and might not return. Former "Idol" ...

  4. Report: Abdul's Return To 'American Idol' Doubtful

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Paula Abdul's new manager says she may not be returning to "American Idol." According to a Los Angeles Times report, David Sonenberg says he doesn't have a proposal for a new contract for Abdul. He says it doesn't appear s ...

  5. Ryan Seacrest Nears New Megadeal

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest is putting the finishing touches on a contract extension with "Idol" co-producer 19 Entertainment to continue to emcee the top series on TV. The pact, which is believed to be for three years, ...

  6. Simon Cowell 'To Launch Global Entertainment Company'

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Simon Cowell is set to partner with U.K. retail magnate Sir Philip Green on a global entertainment company that will produce and own TV content in the U.S. and Britain. The venture, which does not yet have a name, will have Green's backing as ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. '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 ...

  9. The "American Idol" Star Riffs On Music Reality Shows

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Would "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell want to stay on the show if the series ever slipped from No. 1 in the Nielsen ratings? Cowell bursts out laughing at the apparent obviousness of the answer. "Absolutely not!" he says dur ...

  10. '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 ...

  11. New 'Idol' Judge Brings Girl Power Challenge To 'Bully Brother' Simon

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Simon Cowell may have the casting vote in early audition rounds of "American Idol" but it sounds like new judge Kara DioGuardi and Paula Abdul bring some girl power of their own to the tart-tongued British judge they call a "bully.& ...

  12. Bandier Hails Million-Selling 'Hallelujah'

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing chairman and CEO Martin Bandier has spoken of the longevity and current success of "Hallelujah," which is currently No. 1 in the U.K. singles chart. The cover of Leonard Cohen's 1984 song by Alexandra Burke ...

  13. 'X Factor' Winner Favorite For U.K. No. 1

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alexandra Burke, who won TV music talent contest "The X Factor" at the weekend, looks set to secure the U.K. Christmas No. 1 with her cover of "Hallelujah" (Syco). The song, originally written and recorded by Leonard Cohen, was ...

  14. Update: 'American Idol' Changing Its Tune

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fox today (Dec. 15) outlined the schedule for the eighth season of "American Idol," which reworks the elimination process to extend the Hollywood round and gives judges the opportunity to send some of their overlooked favorite contestant ...

  15. Leona Lewis Distances Herself From Old Demo

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT SyCo Entertainment has publicly distanced itself from "Times have Changed," the remixed version of a demo recording by reality-TV sensation Leona Lewis long before she was famous. Lewis, currently signed to SyCo Music, which is part of S ...

  16. '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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Davis, Cowell Partner For Leona Lewis Release

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Clive Davis and Simon Cowell will partner to supervise the debut album by Leona Lewis, winner of "The X Factor," the U.K.'s equivalent to "American Idol." The album, due later this summer 2007, will be released via J/Syco ...

  19. Company Man

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT If media moguls had to be screened by the judges of Fox's "American Idol," Simon Fuller wouldn't make it past the first stage. "Too dull. He's essentially nothing better than a karaoke performer," Simon Cowell wo ...

  20. Sources: Sony BMG Promotes Bowen To COO

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tim Bowen will rise to the role as COO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment as part of an executive reshuffle at the major's highest ranks, sources say. Tim Bowen will rise to the role as COO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment as part of an executive ...

  21. Sources: Sony BMG Promotes Bowen To COO

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tim Bowen will rise to the role as COO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment as part of an executive reshuffle at the major's highest ranks, sources say. Tim Bowen will rise to the role as COO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment as part of an executive ...

  22. Il Divo Zooms Past Jamie Foxx To Claim No. 1

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Il Divo's "Ancora" ends weeks of dueling for the No. 1 slot with a chart-topping debut on The Billboard 200. One of five debuts in the chart's top 10, "Ancora" notches a career-best chart position for Il Divo's ...

  23. Cowell Re-Ups With Sony BMG

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Simon Cowell, through his production firm Syco, has extended his exclusive relationship with Sony BMG for the next five years. The deal covers all of the music entrepreneur's music and TV activities. Simon Cowell, through his production firm ...

  24. Cowell Re-Ups With Sony BMG

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Simon Cowell, through his production firm Syco, has extended his exclusive relationship with Sony BMG for the next five years. The deal covers all of the music entrepreneur's music and TV activities. Simon Cowell, through his production firm ...

  25. Cowell, Fuller Settle Legal Action

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Amicable solution' agreed on 'X Factor.' Music moguls Simon Cowell and Simon Fuller have reached a settlement in a multi-dollar legal case, apparently clearing the way for Cowell to extend his contract with the hit "Ameri ...

  26. Cowell, ABC Sued Over 'Million Dollar Idea'

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The upcoming ABC reality show "Million Dollar Idea" has sparked a million-dollar lawsuit claiming the idea for the series was ripped off. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The upcoming ABC reality show "Million Dollar Idea" has spark ...

  27. Tuned In: The Tube

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell regrets a decision to bend the rules for some contestants. Read Carla Hay's column. "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell regrets a decision to bend the rules for some contestants. Read Carl ...

  28. Lesley Douglas Named Woman Of The Year

    November 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lesley Douglas, controller of BBC Radio 2, was named Woman of the Year in London last night at the 10th annual awards ceremony of that name. Lesley Douglas, controller of BBC Radio 2, was named Woman of the Year in London last night at the 10th an ...

  29. Fuller Sues Cowell Over Rival Show

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Simon Fuller, the creator of the "Idol" TV property, has launched legal action against his former collaborator Simon Cowell. Fuller's London-based production company 19 TV says it sued Cowell, his pro Simon Fuller, the creator of th ...

  30. Fuller Sues Cowell Over Rival Show

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Simon Fuller, the creator of the "Idol" TV property, has launched legal action against his former collaborator Simon Cowell. Fuller's London-based production company 19 TV says it sued Cowell, his pro Simon Fuller, the creator of th ...

  31. 'American Idol' Down To The Final Vote

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DeGarmo or Barrino to be crowned tonight. Is Diana DeGarmo or Fantasia Barrino this season's "American Idol?" With all the notes sung, the judges' opinions rendered and the votes cast, the only thing left is the announcement, w ...

  32. Musicland Aligns With 'American Idol'

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Musicland Group is teaming with "American Idol" and the show's originator Simon Cowell to create private-label branded merchandise that will be sold exclusively at the chain's 800 stores. The Musicland Group is teaming with ...

  33. Cowell Unveils New TV Talent Quest

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom is to get another TV talent show, with "Pop Idol" originator Simon Cowell playing a leading role. The United Kingdom is to get another TV talent show, with "Pop Idol" originator Simon Cowell playing a leading ...

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