Mike Darnell, one of the TV industry’s true pioneers of reality programming and one of the leaders in the Fox TV executive suite, unexpectedly resigned Friday.
Make no mistake: the feud between “American Idol” judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj was and is very much real, but Carey wants to stress that their fighting is simply a product of passion for the show and nothing more. “The whole thing is convoluted,” Carey, who was battling a sinus infection, told reporters at […]
Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell are addressing Monday’s “X Factor” bloodbath that saw the release of Steve Jones, Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger from the show’s second season.
“American Idol” is still tops, but it’s no longer the only singing competition show around. And while the “Idol” judges and producers pulled their punches when TV critics asked them about their FOX-mates at “The X Factor”, they got a little bit defensive when the subject came around to “The Voice.”
Ryan Seacrest “can’t imagine life without ‘Idol.’” Both Seacrest and Fox execs made it clear at TCA on Sunday that they want Seacrest to remain hosting TV’s No. 1 show beyond this season.
(Reuters) – Simon Cowell‘s new talent show “The X Factor” will return for a second season on television, Fox said on Wednesday, calling the show a “monumental success”. Launched in September after almost a year of hype, “The X Factor” is watched by about 13 million viewers per episode. That’s about half the audience of […]
(Reuters) – There aren’t many reality TV shows that stage their own world premiere. But this is Simon Cowell and his much-hyped new singing contest “The X Factor“, which rolled out the red carpet in Hollywood on Wednesday night ahead of his return to U.S. television next week. A year after walking away from his […]
Sarah Palin dipped her foot further into the Hollywood pool this week. In addition to her appearance on ‘The Tonight Show,’ Palin is in talks with network executives, and with veteran reality show producer Mark Burnett (‘Survivor‘), to launch an unscripted series about Alaska. Palin’s either a political genius or a woman who’s trying to […]