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COWELL XES OUT X FACTOR JUDGES, HOST (Update)

January 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With writers referring to Monday night’s X Factor shakeup variously as a bloodbath, an X-orcism, an implosion, and a massacre, Simon Cowell has fired the host, Steve Jones, and two of his The X Factor judges, Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. Abdul released a statement through her press agent confirming that she had been axed […]

SIMON & PAULA: TOGETHER AGAIN

May 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Simon Cowell will have two familiar figures sitting next to him when the U.S. version of his The X Factor debuts in the fall — Cheryl Cole, who sat at the judge’s table with him on the British version of the show, and Paul Abdul, who sat at the judge’s table with him on American […]

CHERYL COLE CONFIRMED AS X FACTOR JUDGE

May 6, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Talk about an “x factor!” British singer Cheryl Cole, a virtual unknown in the U.S., has been confirmed as a judge on Simon Cowell’s U.S. version of The X Factor. Cowell has long made it clear that he wanted Cole, who had appeared as a judge on the U.K. version of X Factor, to join […]

COWELL ENDORSES TWO MORE X FACTOR JUDGES

April 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Although he says he’s still open to other possibilities and deals have not been completed, Simon Cowell has told Deadline.com blogger Nikki Finke that he expects singers Paula Abdul and Cheryl Cole will join producer L.A. Reid and himself on the judging panel of the U.S. version of The X Factor when it debuts in […]

CBS REGAINS FIRST PLACE

February 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It was a week that saw CBS’s Grammy Awards telecast draw its biggest audience in eleven years but the finale of CBS’s Live to Dance with Paula Abdul flatline with just 4.6 million. Four shows attracted more than 20 million viewers, the Grammy Awards with 26.7 million; Wednesday’s American Idol on Fox with 24.1 million; […]

LIVE TO DANCE DIES

February 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Relatively few viewers showed any interest in finding out who would turn out to be the winners in the finale of CBS’s dance competition Live to Dance Wednesday night. Just 4.5 million tuned in to see the final season installment of Paula Abdul’s first series since leaving American Idol, whereas 10.5 million watched the first […]

IDOL UNTARNISHED BY LOSS OF COWELL

February 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings for Fox’s American Idol continued to hold up well in its third week Wednesday night. They were virtually flat against last week and also against the third week of last season, when the first show of the week aired on Tuesdays. All of which seemed to confirm that the loss of Simon Cowell and […]

WILL KARA RETURN TO IDOL? EVEN SHE DOESN’T KNOW

August 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Not only have the producers of American Idol not signed deals with anyone yet to replace Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres, but they have not yet informed Kara DioGuardi whether she’ll return next season, according to her father, Joe DioGuardi, the former New York Republican congressman now running for the U.S. Senate. Appearing on the […]

LYTHGOE WANTS ABDUL BACK ON IDOL

August 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Nigel Lythgoe, familiar to many viewers as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance, is returning as an executive producer of American Idol, rejoining fellow exec producers Simon Fuller, Cecile Frot-Coutaz and Ken Warwick after a two-year absence. He had worked on the show for its first seven seasons. In an interview with […]

IDOL‘S FUTURE STILL IDLING

August 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

There was no American Idol “results show” at the Television Critics Association summer “tour” on Monday. Critics had expected Fox officials to unveil the new cast of judges and announce other changes for the talent show next season. But Fox Entertainment Chairman Peter Rice would only say that no deals had been signed with anyone […]

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