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RANDY JACKSON TO LEAVE AMERICAN IDOL

May 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Randy Jackson, a fixture as a judge on American Idol for the past 12 years, disclosed on Thursday that he will depart at the end of this season. His announcement came days after reports appeared suggesting that Fox intends to introduce a panel of superstar judges next season. Early in the day, Jackson sent an […]

A TEEN IDOL FOR AMERICAN IDOL?

August 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In their effort to restore American Idol‘s ratings lead among 18-49-year-old viewers, Fox and the producers of the hit talent contest are apparently considering adding a bona fide teen idol to the judging panel. That became apparent on Saturday when 19-year-old Nick Jonas, the youngest member of the Jonas Bros. pop group, confirmed a report […]

MARIAH CAREY NAMED AMERICAN IDOL JUDGE

July 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As was widely anticipated, Mariah Carey was named the new judge of American Idol today (Monday). Her selection comes following the departures of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler earlier this month. Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly told TV reporters and columnists gathered for their annual summer “tour” that the completed judging panel will be revealed […]

BRITNEY TO JOIN JUDGES ON X FACTOR

May 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Britney Spears has signed a one-year, $15-million contract to join the judging panel on Simon Cowell’s The X Factor, E! News reported on Wednesday citing an unnamed source close to the star. “The contract is signed,” the source told the entertainment cable/online entertainment outlet. “There’s been a lot of back and forth over the past […]

REPORTS: BRITNEY, ADELE COURTED FOR X FACTOR

March 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Britney Spears has turned down an offer of $10 million a year to become a judge on Fox’s The X Factor next season but has indicated she’d accept $20 million, according to TheWrap.com, which cited a knowledgeable individual in Spears’s camp. The website said that Spears rejected the $10-million offer three weeks ago and is […]

COWELL TO LEAVE U.K.’S THE X FACTOR

April 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Simon Cowell will not be crisscrossing the Atlantic to appear on the judging panel of both the U.S. and U.K. versions of The X Factor but will instead remain stateside during the talent show’s American launch, the London Daily Mail reported today (Tuesday), citing an ITV insider. The newspaper said that Cowell was responding to […]