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Janet Jackson Hints At X Factor Job

Janet Jackson has hinted she could be a judge on the next series of the US 'X Factor'.The 'Rhythm Nation' singer was left tongue-tied during an appearance on chat show 'Anderson Cooper 360', when the...

Idol Ratings Down Again But Still Potent

American Idol continued to dominate Wednesday night's ratings, even though its numbers remained significantly lower than they were a year ago. The first hour of the Fox talent show attracted 18.9 million viewers, while the...

American Idol: Two More Faint During Group Performances

American Idol stepped up its search for the country's next singing sensation on Wednesday (February 15, 2012), as Hollywood Week put the contestants through their paces with a group performance round. Singers were haphazardly thrown...

American Idol Round-up: Tent Girl Left Out In The Cold

It was Group Week on last night's episode of American Idol ; a chance for the hopeful contestants to prove that they can work well in harmony with other singers. And it proved to be...

Fox Bosses Pick Up Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony's Latino Talent Search

Former couple Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez's new talent contest has found an English-language TV home on the U.S. network which airs her American Idol show.Fox executives have snapped up the English-language version of Latin...

Grammys Could Outshine Oscars This Year

The Grammy Awards -- always a bridesmaid and never a bride when it comes to being named the second most-watched television show of the year (after the Super Bowl), may finally wrest that honor from...

Jennifer Lopez Reveals Twins' Nickname

Jennifer Lopez calls her children "the coconuts".The 'American Idol' judge gave three-year-old Max and Emme - her twins with estranged husband Marc Anthony - the nickname when they were babies because she felt they resembled...

Kelly Clarkson's Superman Crush

Kelly Clarkson has a crush on Henry Cavill. The 29-year-old singer revealed the 'Superman Man of Steel' actor has caught her eye although she is happy being single for now. She said: "The new Superman...

Flu Strikes Down American Idol Hopefuls In Hollywood

It's certainly been a rollercoaster week in the world of American Idol, which began with 16-year-old Symone Black falling off the stage after wooing the judges with an assured rendition of the Otis Redding hit...

Symone Black Fully Recovers After American Idol Collapse

On last night's episode of American Idol, one of the contestants, Symone Black, collapsed at the end of her audition, whilst talking to the judges. Her tumble saw her fall off the stage and hit...

Jennifer Lopez And Steven Tyler Aghast At Idol Contestant's Stage Fall

Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler were left horrified after an American Idol hopeful became dizzy and crashed off the stage during taped auditions.Teenager Symone Black had finished singing Otis Redding's (Sittin' On) The Dock Of...

Jim Carrey's Daughter Gets The Boot On American Idol

Jim Carrey 's daughter Jane Carrey was one of the more surprising entrants into American Idol this year, and she duly impressed in the first round - working her way through to Hollywood as part...

American Idol Contestant Falls Off Stage In Hollywood

Last night's episode of American Idol (February 8, 2012) contained some dramatic scenes, when one of the contestants collapsed in front of the judges and fell from the stage. The audition took place in Hollywood;...

American Idol's Symone Black Falls Off Stage, Hits Her Head

The Pittsburgh auditions of American Idol certainly started with a bang this week, with the usual mix of the talented, the not-so-talent, and the downright awful. Contestants handed a golden-ticket included Erika Van Pelt, Aaron...

Carrey's Daughter Axed From American Idol

Jim Carrey's daughter Jane's singing dreams have been dashed after she was axed from American Idol.Jane sang Something to Talk About in front of judges Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson at the San...

American Idol Boss Blasts 'The Voice' As Gimmicky

E! Online reported yesterday (February 12, 2012) that Nigel Lythgoe has accused The Voice and X Factor of 'diluting' audience figures for American Idol. In a conference call with reporters, the Idol executive said that...

Simon Cowell Wanted To Keep Paula Abdul

Simon Cowell didn't want to fire Paula Abdul from 'The X Factor'.The music mogul insists it wasn't his choice to have his former 'American Idol' co-judge removed from the panel of the show ahead of...

Who's No. 1 In Ratings? Nbc, That's Who

Thanks to the Super Bowl game, which drew 111.3 million viewers, NBC captured first place in the Nielsen ratings last week -- a rare feat for the struggling network. It also capture second place with...

Simon Cowell Breaks Silence On Ruthless X Factor Shake-up

Simon Cowell has finally broken his silence on the recent cutthroat changes he made to The X Factor Usa in preparation for the singing contest's second season on the Fox network.Though the debut season of...

American Idol Creator Slams 'Gimmicky' The Voice

American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe seems to be feeling the heat of his competitors this year, a decline in viewers for its latest season clearly ranking with the senior member, allied with the fact...

Kelly Clarkson Keeps National Anthem Quick And Simple

Kelly Clarkson managed to avoid any mistakes as she sang that US national anthem at the Super Bowl last night (05.02.12).The 'Behind These Hazel Eyes' hitmaker kept her performance of the melodically-demanding song quick and...

L.a. Reid Signs Up For Us X Factor

L.A. Reid has reportedly signed up to be a judge on the second series of US 'X Factor'. The music mogul is thought to have signed a contract on Friday (03.02.12) to reprise his position...

Adam Levine Upset By Jackson's The Voice Criticism

Maroon 5 star Adam Levine has taken aim at rival TV talent show judge Randy Jackson after the American Idol regular poked fun at the Moves Like Jagger singer's The Voice.Levine admits he was hurt...

Julianne Hough Loves Private Time

Julianne Hough thinks the secret to a great relationship is keeping important things "private". The 'Footloose' star - who has been dating Ryan Seacrest since 2010 - believes part of the reason the couple have...

Big Bang Theory Draws Dynamite Ratings Against Idol

For the second week in a row, CBS's The Big Bang Theory has outscored Fox's American Idol in the 8 00-8 30 p.m. half-hour among total adults and adults 18-49. According to Nielsen Media Research,...

Queen To Headline Sonisphere

Queen will headline Sonisphere festival.The legendary 'We Will Rock You' group have signed up former American Idol singer Adam Lambert to step into the shoes of late frontman Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991, for...

Beyonce Offered 500m To Judge On X Factor?

Simon Cowell has reportedly offered Beyonce Knowles $500 million to be a judge on US 'X Factor'. The music mogul is thought to be keen on acquiring the 'Single Ladies' hitmaker's services for five series...

Idol Ratings Fall Again

Fox's American Idol drew 18.19 million viewers Wednesday night. That was more than all of the other broadcast networks drew combined , but it was still way off previous seasons' numbers. Among adults 18-49 ratings...

Jessica Phillips Heartbreaking Back Story Among The More Sobering Moments Of 'American Idol' Auditions

JESSICA PHILLIPS came into the latest round of American Idol auditions as just one of a huge number of hopefuls as the series touched down in Portland at the audition stage for the first time...

American Idol Hits Portland And Finds Britney Spears Lookalike

The most recent episode of American Idol took the show's judges, Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson to Portland Oregon, on their hunt for a new pop sensation. It was the first time that...

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Man Up - Review

Truly enjoyable British romantic-comedies come along so rarely (Four Weddings and a Funeral was more than 20 years ago) that there's cause to...

Mariachi El Bronx Lead Latest Additions To Reading & Leeds Festival 2015 Line-Up

They'll also be performing on the Lock Up stage as The Bronx.

Bradley Cooper And Emma Stone Take On 'Aloha' Critics

'Aloha', the new film from Cameron Crowe ('Almost Famous', 'Jerry Maguire'), opens this weekend in North America

Glastonbury's Emily Eavis Reveals She Received Death Threats Over Kanye Booking

With a little under a month to go before it kicks off, probably the most talked-about thing....

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Jason Schwartzman's Meanest Role To Date?

Ahead of the upcoming UK release of 'Listen Up Philip', the film's star, Jason Schwartzman...

'Spy' Is Melissa McCarthy's Big Break Out

Melissa McCarthy is now getting a chance to hold a movie up on her name alone.

'Danny Collins' Is a Risk that Paid Off for Al Pacino

Al Pacino shines in 'Danny Collins'

Trevor Noah To Replace Jon Stewart On 'The Daily Show' For The First Time On September 28th

Trevor Noah, the new host of Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ when Jon Stewart departs...

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