Returning ‘Idol’ Producer Lythgoe Sorry Ellen Departed

Returning ‘American Idol‘ executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, consumed with finding a replacement for Simon Cowell, was handed additional challenges when Ellen DeGeneres quit the show. Apparently, he saw her as a key piece in rebuilding the show’s chemistry. Speaking to Deadline.com, Lythgoe intimated he’s still pursuing Elton John, failed to wax enthusiastic about either Steven […]

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‘American Idol’ To Refocus On Talent: 5 Possible Outcomes

The 10th season of Fox’s ‘American Idol’ has had, to say the least, a lot of speculation surrounding it, due to yet-to-be-specified chair-shuffling at the judges’ table, behind-the-scenes changes, and a slightly dimmed profile for the show. But one thing has remained constant through all the tumult: the competition’s purpose, which is to find a […]

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Report: Jennifer Lopez Will Not Be An ‘American Idol’ Judge

Newsflash: J.Lo is a diva. Jennifer Lopez is reportedly out of the running to become a permanent judge on ‘American Idol,’ according to PEOPLE. Lopez had been considered a frontrunner to fill one of two vacant seats on the singing competition’s judges panel, but negotiations with Fox have allegedly fallen apart. How did Lopez blow […]

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Fox Boss Mum On ‘American Idol’ Judges: No One Has Signed A Deal Yet

Let the speculation… continue! Despite previous reports that Fox would break some news at its Television Critics Association press tour panels as regards the future of ‘American Idol,’ network entertainment chairman Peter Rice regretfully had nothing to spill on Monday morning. “I truly wish that we were going to walk out a panel of judges […]

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The ‘Idol’ Shakeup: Will Bringing In Celebrities Revitalize The Show?

What to make of the reboot of ‘American Idol‘ that has been taking shape over the past 24 hours? The days when only Simon Cowell was departing from the judges’ table seem positively boring compared to the last day, in which Ellen DeGeneres departed, Kara DioGuardi was rumored to have been fired, and Jennifer Lopez […]

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