CKx, which owns the rights to "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance," has relaunched itself as Core Media Group. Along with the rebranding, President Marc Graboff announced on Thursday that the company has hired four new management executives.
Janet Jackson, Pink, Katy Perry, Fergie, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne -- the reported candidates for the two open judges' spots on Fox's "The X Factor" keep rolling in. But one of those artists apparently isn't interested: Jackson has taken herself out of the running.
Paula Abdul and show creator and judge, Simon Cowell both released back-to-back statements Tuesday reacting to the news that X Factor had not renewed the contracts of Abdul, judge Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones.
Entrepreneur and hip-hop mogul, Russell Simmons, who called for a boycott of retail home improvement chain, Lowe's, after it pulled its advertising from TLC's All-American Muslim, is willing to place his money where his mouth is.