David Hasselhoff Finds Another ‘Talent’

When David Hasselhoff is down, he’s still never out. Hasselhoff is skipping across the pond to become a judge on “Britain’s Got Talent,” it’s been confirmed after a week of speculation. He’ll join existing “Talent” star Amanda Holden, as well as another new judge, comedian Michael McIntyre, on the judges panel in 2011. Judge Dread […]

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Susan Boyle On Childhood Bullying: They Burned Me With Cigarettes

With bullying and its tragic consequences making headlines, international singing sensation Susan Boyle has disclosed her own personal story. Boyle – the 49-year-old Scottish superstar who shocked the world when she unleashed a soaring rendition of I Dreamed a Dream on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ in 2008 – talked with Oprah Winfrey Tuesday about the bullying […]

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Armless Toe Pianist Wins ‘China’s Got Talent’

SHANGHAI – A musician who lost both arms in a childhood accident and plays the piano with his toes has won ‘China’s Got Talent,’ performing his version of James Blunt’s wistful love song “You’re Beautiful” to a packed audience at the Shanghai Stadium. All three judges on the show Sunday praised 23-year-old Liu Wei for […]

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Susan Boyle’s Dream: To Sing for The Pope

GLASGOW, Scotland – Susan Boyle has dreamed a dream and is singing for the pope. Boyle, the unlikely pop star who shot to global Internet fame after she sang on the TV show ‘Britain’s Got Talent,’ was to reprise her winning performance of “I Dreamed a Dream” from “Les Miserables” during a Mass on Thursday […]

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No Auto-Tuning Here, Say ‘American Idol’ Producers

BY: Lynn Elber LOS ANGELES – Simon Cowell has gone from ‘American Idol‘ judge to a potential headache for the show. A furor over whether Cowell’s British talent show ‘The X Factor‘ electronically altered contestant voices has prompted ‘American Idol’ to make a pre-emptive strike. “We have never, nor would we ever, use Auto-Tuning during […]

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Humiliated ‘Talent’ Contestant Sues Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell’s frank demeanor and often sharp commentary helped make ‘American Idol‘ a ratings winner, but that money-earning behavior has landed the British personality in some legal trouble, according to the Guardian. Emma Amelia Pearl Czikai, a former contestant on Cowell’s other program, ‘Britain’s Got Talent,’ has brought a £2.5 million ($3.8 million) complaint against […]

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Piers Morgan Likely Successor to Larry King at CNN

BY: Frazier Moore NEW YORK – ‘America’s Got Talent‘ judge Piers Morgan appears to be the front-runner to claim the CNN talk show long hosted by Larry King, and he has won permission from NBC, which airs the hit talent contest, to pursue the CNN job. Appearing Wednesday on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe,’ NBC Universal Chief […]

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Simon Cowell Brokered Piers Morgan And CNN Talks

If Piers Morgan takes over for Larry King, blame Simon Cowell. Ordinarily Hollywood’s major deals are brokered by CAA, William Morris Endeavor, or ICM, but the former ‘American Idol’ judge used his own clout to open talks between his ‘Britain’s Got Talent‘ pal and the cable news network. “[Morgan] was under contract to us on […]

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