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IDOL CREATOR SUES FOX OVER X FACTOR

July 21, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Forget the whole Cheryl Cole brouhaha. Fox’s The X Factor may have to contend with judges of a different sort if a lawsuit filed in California on Wednesday by American Idol creator and producer Simon Fuller goes forward. In the suit, Fuller maintained that Fox had reneged on a 2005 deal to give him an […]

ONLINE VOTING COMING TO AMERICAN IDOL

February 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Fox Network will come together with the social network when online voting begins for American Idol on March 1. Fox said Thursday that anyone with a Facebook account will be able to sign on to www.americanidol.com and cast up to 50 online votes. (Facebook will verify the identity of the voters and make certain […]

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 […]

“AMERICAN IDOL” COMPANY MAY BE SOLD TO SHOW’S CREATOR

May 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Simon Fuller, the creator of Britain’s Pop Idol, America’s American Idol, and their assorted offspring, is teaming up with former Barclays Capital banker Roger Jenkins to buy CKX Inc., the company that now owns American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance and other lucrative TV properties, the Wall Street Journal reported today (Friday), citing […]