A report from the UK paper The Guardian shows that a deal between Simon Cowell and Sony has netted the producer/judge a cool $42 million for the company that produces “The X Factor” and “America’s Got Talent”.
Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – “Q’Viva! The Chosen,” the upcoming talent-search series from Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, has secured network deals in its first three countries, it was announced Wednesday. The series, produced by Simon Fuller‘s XIX Entertainment, will premiere in the first quarter of 2012. It will air on Univision in the […]
Thanks to two revealing profiles in GQ and The Hollywood Reporter this week, we’ve learned just how peculiar, and savvy – especially if this whole “X Factor” thing works out – Simon Cowell really is. On the odd end of the spectrum, the man has eaten the same breakfast (as prepared by a roving housekeeper) […]
(Reuters) – “American Idol” creator Simon Fuller has filed a lawsuit against Fox television seeking credits and monetary fees for the upcoming TV talent show, “The X Factor.” The breach of contract lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, alleges that Fox, part of the News Corp media empire, and producers FremantleMedia, a […]
By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY NEW YORK — Jennifer Lopez is teaming up with “American Idol” creator Simon Fuller for a new TV show – and she’s bringing husband Marc Anthony into the fold. The trio announced Wednesday that they are creating “Q’Viva! The Chosen.” The show would feature the superstar couple as they travel 21 […]
BY Deborah Yao, AP Business Writer The owner of the ‘American Idol‘ reality TV show said Friday it has received an acquisition offer from a group of investors led by British media mogul Simon Fuller. CKX Inc. said it is evaluating the proposal and other strategic alternatives. Fuller created the ‘Idol’ franchise but sold his […]
And so we reach the final two of ‘American Idol,’ where Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze face off in order to figure out which one is more beloved by the calling and texting public of this fine nation. Who would correctly manipulate the voting public into assisting them to the top? Who would pick the […]
By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES — Simon Fuller, the entertainment magnate behind ‘American Idol‘ and its charity event airing Wednesday, is trumpeting a starry lineup that includes Elton John, Alicia Keys and Carrie Underwood. But he played it coy when asked about the ‘Idol Gives Back’ role of two other prominent people. […]