Television personalities

  1. Report: Simon Cowell Wants Britney Spears Out of 'X Factor'

    December 27, 2012 1:30 PM EST The departures may be continuing for Simon Cowell's reality singing show "The X Factor," with Us Weekly reporting that Britney Spears and her $15 million contract will be following now-ex judge L.A. Reid out the door. "It isn&# ...

  2. Backbeat: Scooter Braun, Jody Gerson, Karmin, Kari Clark Hold Court at AMA After-Party

    November 19, 2012 3:26 PM EST Amy Heidemann and Nick Louis Noonan of Karmin at the official American Music Awards afterparty at the JW Marriott's Diamond Ballroom in Los Angeles (Photo: Brian Dowling) The party vibe inside the Nokia Theatre during the 40th annual American ...

  3. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Big on Hoopla, Short on Details

    July 25, 2011 7:15 PM EDT Several members of Michael Jackson's family held a press conference in Beverly Hills on Monday (July 25) morning to announce a tribute concert for their brother, who died two years ago. Aside from a location, a date and a name for the event, ...

  4. 'American Idol' Vet Kimberley Locke on New EP, Running Her Own Label, and Taking Control

    July 19, 2011 3:29 PM EDT With eight Billboard No. 1s under her belt - ranging from Hot 100 Singles Sales to Hot Dance Club Play to the Adult Contemporary chart - "American Idol" veteran Kimberley Locke is going for the top rung again with a new single and EP, bu ...

  5. Jay Dee Springbett, Australian Idol Judge, Sony A&R Exec, Found Dead

    July 01, 2011 11:36 AM EDT Jay Dee Springbett, a former judge on "Australian Idol" and senior director of A&R at Sony Music Australia, has been found dead in his Sydney apartment. He was aged just 36. Police officers found Springbett unconscious in his flat la ...

  6. John Rich, Country Singer, Wins 'Celebrity Apprentice'

    May 23, 2011 7:00 AM EDT NEW YORK - Country singer John Rich went all the way on "The Celebrity Apprentice," claiming victory and $250,000 for charity. He was up against actress Marlee Matlin on Sunday's finale of the NBC reality show. Host Donald Trump sai ...

  7. Take That, Cheryl Cole Added To Royal Variety Performance Bill

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Take That and U.K. solo star Cheryl Cole are among the music acts set to perform at this year's Royal Variety Performance, held at the London Palladium, Dec. 9. Performing alongside Take That and Cheryl Cole, whose sophomore studio set " ...

  8. Nadine Coyle Releases Debut With Tesco

    September 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nadine Coyle will release her debut album exclusively with mass merchant Tesco in the U.K. and Ireland. Tesco has previously released physical exclusives from veteran acts Simply Red and Faithless, but this is the first debut release from a new ar ...

  9. Cheryl Cole Pulls Out Of V Fest

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop singer Cheryl Cole has withdrawn from TV and festival commitments while she receives treatment for malaria. Cole, who has a solo career in addition to her role in Girls Aloud, has pulled out of August's V Festival dates in the U.K. n ...

  10. Boyzone Singer Gately, 33, Dies In Mallorca

    October 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Boyzone singer Stephen Gately, 33, died while on holiday in Mallorca, Spain, the Irish pop group's official Web site said on Sunday. "Stephen tragically died whilst on holiday in Mallorca yesterday," the announcement said. It said G ...

  11. Australian 'Idol' Judge Sacked

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "Shock jock" Kyle Sandilands has been sacked from his role as a judge on TV talent show “Australian Idol” after participating in a controversial breakfast radio stunt Down Under. The July 29 incident, which has since been reported around ...

  12. Marco Carta Wins Sanremo Festival

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Italy pop artist Marco Carta was the winner of the 59th edition of Italy's flagship Sanremo festival. Carta, 23, who was discovered last year on the TV talent show "Amici," won the five-night festival with the song &quo ...

  13. Billboard Q&A: Sanremo Fest Artistic Director Paolo Bonolis

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST The 59th edition of Italy's flagship Sanremo Festival begins tonight (Feb. 17) and it will air for five nights on the main state-owned network Rai 1. In the festival competition, the 16 acts include Dolcenera, Patty Pravo and Francesco Renga, ...

  14. Australia's Helpmann Nominations Unveiled

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Three of Australia's biggest festivals will go up against each other at the Helpmann Awards, nominations for which were announced Monday night at events held simultaneously in Sydney and Melbourne. The awards, held July 28 at Sydney's Ly ...

  15. CMT's 'Gone Country 2' Reveals Cast

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach of Skid Row fame, Grammy and Academy Award winner Irene Cara, "American Idol" finalist Mikalah Gordon, singer Jermaine Jackson, NSYNC's Chris Kirkpatrick, actor Lorenzo Lamas and actress Sean ...

  16. Adkins Falls In 'Apprentice' Finale

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country star Trace Adkins was bested by British tabloid editor and "America's Got Talent" judge Piers Morgan in the finale of NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice." Show host and judge Donald Trump announced the winner at ...

  17. John Rich To Release Solo Effort

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST John Rich, who along with Big Kenny Alphin makes up genre-bending country duo Big & Rich, will release a solo album later this year on Warner Bros. "If anyone knows me, they know I'm always writing music," Rich said in a stateme ...

  18. The Osbournes To Host Brits 2008

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne will host the Brit Awards 2008 ceremony, which will be held at Earls Court on Feb. 20, organizers said today. It will be the first time the notorious husband and wife pair have hosted the Brits. And the team behind the ann ...

  19. Cristicchi Wins Italy's Sanremo Fest

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Simone Cristicchi was the winner of the 57th edition of Italy' flagship Sanremo Festival, which concluded on March 3. The Sony BMG-signed singer won with the song "Ti Regalerò Una Rosa" ("I Will Give You A Rose"). Veteran ...

  20. Strong Showing For Local Acts In 2006 Oz Sales

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Australia's biggest-selling singles and albums of 2006 were both from overseas artists - but local acts were still heavily represented in the overall top 100 charts. According to local trade body the Australian Recording Industry Assn., Sandi ...

  21. Ralph Carr Management Signs Amorosi

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Melbourne-based Ralph Carr Management today (Jan. 24) signed 24-year old Australian soul-blues singer Vanessa Amorosi to his artist stable. Melbourne-based Ralph Carr Management today (Jan. 24) signed 24-year old Australian soul-blues singer Vanes ...

  22. Ralph Carr Management Signs Amorosi

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Melbourne-based Ralph Carr Management today (Jan. 24) signed 24-year old Australian soul-blues singer Vanessa Amorosi to his artist stable. Melbourne-based Ralph Carr Management today (Jan. 24) signed 24-year old Australian soul-blues singer Vanes ...

  23. Italy's Sanremo Line-Up Confirmed

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Organizers have unveiled the line-up for the 56th annual edition of Italy's Sanremo Festival, which will run from Feb. 27 to March 4. The song contest will be divided into four separate sections: men, Organizers have unveiled the line-up for ...

  24. Westlife Singer McFadden Quits

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bryan McFadden has quit multi-million-selling Irish boy band Westlife. A news conference was held in Dublin's Four Seasons Hotel today (March 9) to announce the singer's "amicable departure" from the Bryan McFadden has quit mul ...