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Simon Cowell To Receive Emmy

26th March 2010

Simon Cowell is to get a special Emmy prize for his TV work. The media mogul, who is behind shows including 'The X Factor' and 'American Idol', will be presented with the International Emmy Founders...

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Cbs And Fox Dominate Ratings

24th March 2010

Once again, judging from Nielsen's top ten list, it looked like a two-horse ratings race last week as Fox landed the top two spots with its two editions of American Idol and CBS took the...

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Cyrus To Join The Idols

23rd March 2010

MILEY CYRUS is set to give the current crop of AMERICAN IDOL contestants a boost this week (beg22Mar10) by mentoring them through their latest challenges.The Party in the U.S.A. hitmaker will join the final 11...

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Simon Cowell Having Ex Wedding

22nd March 2010

Simon Cowell's ex-girlfriends are organising his wedding.The 50-year-old music mogul - who is marrying make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy later this year - will be helped by Sinitta and Jackie St Claire in the build-up to...

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Degeneres Supports Teen Lesbian's Stand With Scholarship

20th March 2010

Openly gay TV personality and new AMERICAN IDOL judge ELLEN DEGENERES has handed a teenage lesbian caught in a Mississippi school scandal a $30,000 (£18,750) scholarship.The star invited high school student Constance MCMillen onto her...

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Fascinating Fact 8986

20th March 2010

AMERICAN IDOL host RYAN SEACREST has been forced to turn down the chance to play reality TV star HEIDI MONTAG's husband in ADAM SANDLER and JENNIFER ANISTON's new comedy Just Go With It due to...

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Cowell To Seacrest "Do You Want My Job?"

18th March 2010

Simon Cowell, who is often testy in commenting on the performances of some American Idol contestants, directed his prickly temper at show host Ryan Seacrest Wednesday night, a day after Seacrest left the stage approached...

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Kara Dioguardi's Idol Question

18th March 2010

Kara DioGuardi says replacing Simon Cowell on 'American Idol' is going to be difficult. The judge and songwriter admits there are few people who will be able to fill Simon's shoes when he leaves at...

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Fox's Idol Remains Top Show; Cbs, Top Network

17th March 2010

All three American Idol episodes once again dominated the top-ten Nielsen chart among both overall viewers and those 18-49. But every other show on the chart aired on CBS, which won the week among overall...

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Simon Cowell Helped By Slobbering Dog

17th March 2010

Simon Cowell claims the worst day of his life was only improved when his dog licked his face. The music mogul loves animals so much he is now throwing his considerable weight behind a new...

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Abdul Reviving Star Search?

16th March 2010

Former AMERICAN IDOL judge PAULA ABDUL is reportedly in talks to rival SIMON COWELL's hit talent shows by bringing back 1980s U.S. TV contest STAR SEARCH.The show, which gave singers, dancers and comedians a chance...

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Fascinating Fact 8952

13th March 2010

The father of AMERICAN IDOL judge KARA DIOGUARDI is to run for a vacant U.S. Senate seat in New York.

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Jennifer Hudson Plans Honeymoon

12th March 2010

Jennifer Hudson is planning her honeymoon.The singer-and-actress and fiance David Otunga - who have a seven-month-old son David Jr - have almost finished finalising details for their upcoming wedding and are now focusing on arranging...

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Mary J. Blige Rocks Out

11th March 2010

Mary J. Blige will include two all-star covers of Led Zeppelin songs on her next album. The soul singer will reissue her album 'Stronger With Each Tear' including the two tracks - originally by the...

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Specials Soar; Regular Shows Plummet

10th March 2010

While special-event programming like the Super Bowl, the Winter Olympics, and the Oscars has been drawing record or near-record audiences this year, the day-to-day primetime schedules of the networks have been declining, the Associated Press...

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Seacrest's Alleged Stalker Pleads No Contest

9th March 2010

The man accused of harassing AMERICAN IDOL host RYAN SEACREST pleaded no contest to felony stalking at a court hearing on Tuesday (09Mar10).Chidi Uzomah, a special forces reserve for the U.S. Army, was charged in...

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Animal-lover Cowell Fights For Animal Rights

9th March 2010

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...

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Seinfeld's Marriage Ref Debuts With Strong Ratings

8th March 2010

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...

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Seacrest: 'Cowell Will Never Marry'

7th March 2010

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...

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U2 Producer Lillywhite Wants Cowell's Idol Job

6th March 2010

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,...

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Singing Bride Jennifer Hudson

5th March 2010

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...

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Olympics Win Gold Ratings; So Does Idol

3rd March 2010

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...

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American Idol Contestant Hospitalised

3rd March 2010

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) -...

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'Generous' Husband Simon Cowell

3rd March 2010

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...

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Simon Cowell Plans English Wedding

1st March 2010

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...

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

26th February 2010

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...

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Degeneres Draws Record Daytime Ratings

25th February 2010

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...

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Even With Lame Singers, Idol Beats Olympics

25th February 2010

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...

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Simon Cowell's Ex Reunion

25th February 2010

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 -...

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Labelle Appalled By Hurtful American Idol Comments

25th February 2010

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...

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