Kara DioGuardi To Star In Broadway’s ‘Chicago’

NEW YORK – Kara DioGuardi is about to make her Broadway stage debut as a merry murderess. The songwriter and former “American Idol” judge is the latest celebrity to step into the role of Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-winning revival of “Chicago.” DioGuardi is now the head judge on Bravo’s “Platinum Hit.” She will […]

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‘American Idol’s Top 15 Highlights

“American Idol” entered its 10th with a bunch of question marks for returning executive producer Nigel Lythgoe. The show had been losing ratings steam the last few years, but even more importantly, water cooler relevance. Lythgoe was faced with freshening up the format—and challenges from new competition like Mark Burnett’s “The Voice” and ex-“AI” judge […]

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USA Network Announces New Shows, New Characters

What a bunch of characters! That point was driven home repeatedly at USA Network’s annual spring presentation to advertisers in New York Monday – that USA means what it says in its six-year-old tagline: “Characters welcome.” A number of USA’s “characters” turned up to promote their own shows and announce new ones – among them: […]

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‘American Idol’ Announces Addition Of Steven Tyler And Jennifer Lopez

At a combination press conference/open audition in Los Angeles today, Ryan Seacrest announced what many observers of ‘American Idol‘ had surmised for some time: The panel of judges for the show’s 10th season will consist of Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler, pop diva Jennifer Lopez, and original ‘Idol’ judge Randy Jackson. “It’s being a part […]

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