1. Fox Cancels 'The X Factor'

    February 07, 2014 7:24 PM EST Fox has pulled the plug on "The X Factor." The Hollywood Reporter has learned that there will be no fourth season of the singing competition. The writing has been on the wall, given the expensive series' significant ratings declin ...

  2. News Corp Veteran David Hill to Oversee 'American Idol,' 'X Factor': Sources

    June 07, 2013 3:13 AM EDT It looks as if the dust is starting to settle over at Fox. Following the high-profile departure of alternative programming head Mike Darnell on May 24, a highly placed source tells The Hollywood Reporter that the network has appointed one of its ...

  3. Nicki Minaj Confirms 'American Idol' Departure

    May 30, 2013 8:31 PM EDT Rapper Nicki Minaj followed Mariah Carey's lead on Thursday afternoon, announcing via Twitter, "Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn't trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!& ...

  4. Jennifer Hudson in Talks to Judge 'American Idol'

    May 27, 2013 5:22 PM EDT The American Idol season 13 judges panel is starting to come together. A source close to the dealings tells The Hollywood Reporter that former finalist Jennifer Hudson is in negotiations to fill one of the three seats. Vulture had previously repor ...

  5. Mike Darnell on Fox Exit: 'It Wasn't About 'Idol'

    May 24, 2013 8:21 PM EDT The late Friday press release announcing that Fox alternative programming chief Mike Darnell is vacating his post after 18 years with the company came as a shock to TV industry observers -- and fittingly so considering he was among the pioneers ...

  6. 'American Idol' Judge Mariah Carey: 'We're Putting the 'Fun' Back in Dysfunction'

    January 08, 2013 5:05 PM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" officially kicked off on Tuesday morning at the 2013 TCA in Pasadena. That's where new judges Mariah Carey , Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban took the stage to face the critics -- and there were plenty of them: those who ha ...

  7. 'X Factor' Renewed for Third Season

    October 22, 2012 4:55 PM EDT Fox on Monday ordered a third season of "The X Factor," set to debut in 2013. "I couldn't be happier," series creator and head judge Simon Cowell said in a statement. "I am so proud of the show and the team who have m ...

  8. 'X Factor' Renewed for Third Season

    October 22, 2012 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fox has announced its order for a third season of "The X Factor," set to debut in 2013. "I couldn't be happier," said creator and head judge Simon Cowell in a statement. "I am so proud of the show and the team who have ...

  9. 'American Idol' at Crossroads Following Steven Tyler's Exit

    July 13, 2012 8:36 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "American Idol" is on the brink of an adolescent identity crisis. Judge Steven Tyler is leaving and taking his naughty rock star vibe with him, fellow judge Jennifer Lopez is dithering about staying put, and ratings f ...

  10. Steven Tyler Quits 'American Idol'

    July 12, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Steven Tyler is leaving "American Idol" after a two-season run as judge, Fox announced today (July 12). "After some long, hard thoughts, I've decided it's time for me to let go of my mistress 'American Idol' befo ...

  11. Steven Tyler Quits 'American Idol'

    July 12, 2012 4:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Steven Tyler is leaving "American Idol" after a two-season run as judge, Fox announced today (July 12). "After some long, hard thoughts, I've decided it's time for me to let go of my mistress 'American Idol' before ...

  12. Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul Break Silence On X Factor Shakeups

    January 31, 2012 6:30 PM EST It was a bloodbath Monday as news broke that Fox's X Factor had let go of not only host Steve Jones, but both female judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. Abdul and show creator and judge, Simon Cowell both released back-to-back statemen ...

  13. 'The X Factor' Renewed for Second Season

    November 02, 2011 5:35 PM EDT Fox has renewed "The X Factor" a second season. The network has given the green-light on the reality competition series, with the network's head of alternative entertainment Mike Darnell calling it a "monumental success." ...

  14. 'The X Factor' Renewed For Second Season

    November 02, 2011 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fox has renewed "The X Factor" a second season. The network has given the greenlight on the reality competition series, with the network's head of alternative entertainment Mike Darnell calling it a "monumental success." The ...

  15. 'X Factor' Grand Prize Altered: Winner Gets $5 Million in Cash and Record Deal

    August 05, 2011 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fox's "The X Factor" has altered its grand prize. The winner receives $5 million in cash in addition to a Syco/Sony Music recording contract rather than a deal worth $5 million, judge and show producer Simon Cowell said Friday during ...

  16. 'X Factor' Grand Prize Changed: Winner Gets $5 Million in Cash, Record Deal

    August 05, 2011 3:08 PM EDT Fox's "The X Factor" has altered its grand prize. The winner receives $5 million in cash in addition to a Syco/Sony Music recording contract rather than a deal worth $5 million, judge and show producer Simon Cowell said Friday durin ...

  17. 'American Idol': 25 Things You Didn't See on TV

    April 22, 2011 11:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Top 7 elimination episode was an emotional roller coaster if ever there was one -- from the exuberance that comes with hearing a Coldplay song on the "American Idol" stage to the highly anticipated debut of David Cook 's new singl ...

  18. 'Idol' Hopeful Casey Abrams 'Feeling Really Good' After Hospitalization

    March 15, 2011 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" contestant Casey Abrams missed last Thursday's live elimination episode after being hospitalized for a second time since the season began. Fortunately, the fan favorite said that he's "feeling really good&quo ...

  19. Kara DioGuardi Leaving 'American Idol'

    September 03, 2010 11:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ending weeks of speculation, Kara DioGuardi and Fox announced late Friday (Sept. 3) that she would be departing as a judge on "American Idol" after two seasons. A statement released by Fox was full of accolades for DioGuardi, perhaps to co ...

  20. Ellen DeGeneres Leaving 'American Idol'

    July 29, 2010 8:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ellen DeGeneres is leaving Fox's "American Idol." As previously reported, Fox has been looking to shake-up the "Idol" format, including potentially ditching current judges and bringing back producer Nigel Lythgoe, as well as ...

  21. Kara DioGuardi To Return To 'American Idol'

    August 03, 2009 2:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 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� ...

  22. 'American Idol' Judges May Jump Ship

    April 25, 2009 1:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fox television this week faced an uncomfortable future when the two biggest stars on its No. 1-rated show "American Idol" openly discussed leaving, which experts said could send viewership plummeting in future seasons. Paula Abdul, whose o ...

  23. Osbourne Family Returning To TV This Spring

    January 14, 2009 12:01 AM EST 0 0 0 Reach for the bleeper! The Osbournes are headed back for television. The family of Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne, who shocked and delighted audiences for four years on their Emmy-award winning MTV reality show "The Osbournes," are u ...

  24. Kara DioGuardi Named New 'Idol' Judge

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi will join "American Idol" as a judge for its eighth season in January 2009. Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi will join "American Idol" as a judge for its eighth season in Janua ...

  25. 'Idol' Finale Draws Millions

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kelly Clarkson wasn't the only participant in "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar" that greeted yesterday (Sept. 5) with bleary-eyed triumph. "The whole rush of the last three months caught up Kelly Clarkson wasn't th ...