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Animal-lover Cowell Fights For Animal Rights

AMERICAN IDOL judge SIMON COWELL is backing a new campaign to protect pets around the world.The tough-talking music mogul has joined forces with the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) to urge governments...

Seinfeld's Marriage Ref Debuts With Strong Ratings

It may have received nothing but disparaging reviews after a preview outing during the Winter Olympics' finale a week ago, but the Jerry Seinfeld-produced The Marriage Ref got off to a solid start in the...

Seacrest: 'Cowell Will Never Marry'

AMERICAN IDOL host RYAN SEACREST doesn't think SIMON COWELL will marry girlfriend MEZHGAN HUSSAINY - because he's convinced the rumoured engagement is one "big joke".The music mogul sparked speculation he had proposed to Mezhgan Hussainy...

U2 Producer Lillywhite Wants Cowell's Idol Job

Revered hitmaker STEVE LILLYWHITE has added his name to the list of potential SIMON COWELL replacements on AMERICAN IDOL, insisting he wants to find the next ELVIS.The Grammy Award-winning producer, who has worked with U2,...

Singing Bride Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson's fiance wants her to sing at their wedding.Professional wrestler David Otunga is keen for the singer to show off her vocal talents at their forthcoming nuptials along with contestants from 'American Idol', the...

Olympics Win Gold Ratings; So Does Idol

So far as the Nielsen top ten list was concerned last week, it was all either Winter Olympics or American Idol . Not another show made the list. Looking below the top ten, the standouts...

American Idol Contestant Hospitalised

AMERICAN IDOL producers were left scrambling to stage the singing contest on Tuesday (02Mar10) after one contestant was hospitalised.Crystal Bowersox, who is reportedly a diabetic, checked into a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday (02Mar10) -...

'Generous' Husband Simon Cowell

Ryan Seacrest believes Simon Cowell will be a "very generous" husband.The 'American Idol' presenter - who works alongside Simon on the TV talent show - has predicted Simon will treat fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy, 36, well...

Simon Cowell Plans English Wedding

Simon Cowell's mother wants to pick his wedding venue. The music mogul - who got engaged to make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy last month - has reportedly agreed to Julie Cowell's desire for him to tie...

For Nbc, It Was Must-see-tv Night Again

Results shows for American Idol that air on Thursdays never do so well in the ratings as those that air on Wednesdays, and this week's Thursday episode was no exception. It also had the bad...

Degeneres Draws Record Daytime Ratings

Ellen Degeneres's first week as a judge on American Idol not only drew much praise from critics and viewers alike, it also helped boost the ratings of her own daytime talk show, which shot to...

Even With Lame Singers, Idol Beats Olympics

After being bested by the Olympics last Wednesday, American Idol roared back with a vengeance last night, rounding up 22.8 million viewers to the Olympics' 19.0 million. Idol peaked in its last half hour with...

Simon Cowell's Ex Reunion

Simon Cowell's ex-girlfriend has met-up with his new lover.TV presenter Terri Seymour proved there are no hard feelings between herself and the music mogul - who she dated for six years until November 2008 -...

Labelle Appalled By Hurtful American Idol Comments

R&B legend PATTI LABELLE has warned AMERICAN IDOL judges to be more careful in the comments they pass on wannabe singers because some remarks are so hurtful, they could make contestants suicidal.The 65 year old...

All Seven Olympics Telecasts Make Top Ten

Seven Winter Olympics telecasts -- one for each day -- two American Idol telecasts, and one Undercover Boss telecast comprised the Nielsen top ten for last week. In fact, there was hardly any competition at...

Nbc Hoping A-listers Will Boost Leno On His Return To Tonight

Jay Leno's guest list for his first two weeks back on The Tonight Show features A-list talent the likes of whom never appeared on the show during the brief time that it was hosted by...

Americans Win In Vancouver; So Does Nbc

It's the object of intense criticism from all sides, but NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics continues to rack up huge ratings -- averaging 26.3 million viewers over the first nine days -- a 28-percent...

Simon Cowell Never Been Happier

Simon Cowell is "glowing with happiness". The music mogul's mother Julie Cowell, 84, is astonished at the impact his lover Mezhgan Hussainy has had on him after just months of dating.She said: "I couldn't believe...

Howard Stern Won't Replace Simon Cowell, Cowell Says

Producers of American Idol are not about to take shock jock Howard Stern up on his offer to leave radio behind and instead replace Simon Cowell on American Idol , Cowell himself indicated Thursday. Speaking...

Idol Finally Goes Down To Defeat

The contestants on American Idol proved to be no match for the likes of Linsey Vonn, Shani Davis, and Shaun White, who captured the gold at the Winter Olympics Wednesday night. While NBC's coverage of...

Cowell Confronts Idol Rumours

SIMON COWELL has spoken out about the swirling rumours over who will replace him on AMERICAN IDOL, insisting shock jock HOWARD STERN isn't qualified to take over but LADY GAGA would be a good choice.The...

Simon Cowell's Happy Mother

Simon Cowell's mother was "delighted" but "shocked" when her son told her he was getting married.Julie Cowell, 84, received a phone call from her music mogul son telling her he had got engaged to make-up...

Cowell's Mum Throws Engagement Denial Into Doubt

SIMON COWELL's mother has spoken of her joy over her son's engagement - even though a representative for the AMERICAN IDOL judge dismissed the reports.The music mogul sparked speculation he had proposed to Mezhgan Hussainy...

Cowell 'Not Engaged', Says Rep

SIMON COWELL's spokesman has dismissed reports the media mogul is engaged to wed AMERICAN IDOL make-up artist MEZHGAN HUSSAINY.The American Idol judge sparked speculation he had proposed to Hussainy after she was snapped sporting a...

Olympics Lift Nbc To No. 1

Thanks to the Winter Olympics, NBC found itself in the rare position of standing on the victor's platform in the weekly ratings race. Friday's coverage of the opening ceremonies was the most-watched program of the...

Simon Cowell Plans Big Wedding

Simon Cowell is planning the "biggest showbiz wedding for years".The music mogul's friends have confirmed he proposed to girlfriend Mezhgan Hussainy on Valentine's Day (14.02.10) and are amazed at how happy the make-up artist is...

American Idol Wins The Gold; Beats The Olympics

Forget the competition in Vancouver. It was the competition on Fox that viewers were most engrossed in Tuesday night. According to overnight Nielsens, 23.64 million viewers tuned in to American Idol Tuesday night versus 20.41...

Smitten Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell thinks Mezghan Hussainy is "the one". The 'American Idol' judge - who has sparked rumours he is engaged to the make-up artist - admitted he is thinking about starting a family with the...

Olympics Race To Another Ratings Win

The Winter Olympics continued to dominate network television on Monday -- drawing an average primetime audience of 25.49 million -- 9 percent larger than that for the first Monday of the 2006 competition. Nevertheless, the...

Morgan Lands Coveted Cowell Interview

British journalist-turned-TV personality PIERS MORGAN is set for a showdown with his boss SIMON COWELL - he's interviewing the AMERICAN IDOL star for his U.K. chatshow.The pair appear together on the judging panel of Cowell's...

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