1. '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 ...

  2. Paramount Continues Executive Shuffle

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As the executive overhaul at Paramount Pictures continues, Alli Shearmur was promoted April 14 to co-president of production. She will report to newly named Paramount president Gail Berman, who steps (The Hollywood Reporter) -- As the executive ov ...

  3. Networks Puzzle Over FCC Indecency Calls

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communication Commission's efforts to regulate indecency on broadcast TV drew sharp criticism during a gathering of the networks' entertainment chiefs. NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Federal Communication Commission ...

  4. 'Idol' Sets 4th Season Auditions

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Auditions for the fourth season of the Fox series "American Idol" will take place across two months beginning Aug. 4 in Cleveland. Auditions for the fourth season of the Fox series "American Idol" will take place across two month ...