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American Idol -- Hollywood Week Ratings Down But Strong

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

My biggest complaint about Hollywood Week is that I still feel like there are loads of people I don't know yet. The judges cut 147 people down to 104 and no one who was cut deserved to stay.

American Idol -- San Fran and Louisville

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

After the dearth of exciting talent in San Francisco, I was hoping Idol would come charging out of the gate with some great singing. Instead, they started off with a train wreck.

American Idol Returns -- Phoenix

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The opening montage included Clay Aiken several times, giving him as much (if not more) screen time than any other previous Idol contestant -- a nice nod to the latest Idol finalist to come out.

Simon Cowell's Lawyers Warn Press About Harassment

Guardian | Ben Dowell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Lawyers acting for The X Factor judge Simon Cowell have warned UK newspapers not to harass their client after a tracking device was allegedly found at...

Simon Cowell Dumped By Longtime Girlfriend

People | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Simon Cowell and longtime girlfriend Terri Seymour have split, Cowell's rep confirms to PEOPLE. "Terri phoned Simon and finished it in September, abo...

Preview! Las Vegas' High-Performance SEMA Show and the Los Angeles Auto Show; How Green Will They Be?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The LA Auto Show is now officially the first big extravaganza on the national car calendar. It opens Friday, November 21st and runs through Sunday, November 30th at the LA Convention Center.

Simon Cowell's Whopping Salary Has Randy, Paula Filled With Jealousy

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

What has been long suspected about bad blood among the judges on "American Idol" over money was confirmed over the weekend. Nigel Lythgoe, the former...

American Idol to Add Fourth Judge! Susan Lucci to Appear on Dancing With the Stars!

Ed Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ed Martin

Fox this morning announced the addition of a fourth judge on the upcoming eighth season of American Idol, while ABC revealed the names of the 13 celeb...

America Loves "America's Got Talent," But Is It A 20-Million Viewer Show? Simon Says: Yes

New York Times | Bill Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Going strictly by the weekly ratings, the days of creating big reality-show hits in the summer may be over. Oh, a few network shows this summer have ...

America's Got British Talent: HuffPost Talks To Unlikely Opera Star Paul Potts

Huffington Post | Michelle Kung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

No one was more stunned than Paul Potts when the 36-year old amateur singer won the television competition Britain's Got Talent this past June. Not on...

American Idol Finals: David Wins It All!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The show's producers may have told us it's been a lot closer than we believed (with only one million votes separating the Davids two weeks ago), but this is what I think: a tie goes to Archuleta.

American Idol Top 4: Jason's Last Bow

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I've preached that as long as the two best make the finals, there's no real big scandal about who goes home in what order. But if Jason Castro doesn't say "bye bye" this week, it'll be a shonda.

American Idol Top 5: The Results

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Diamond gave away little about his attitude towards the singers and since we didn't see him actually giving any tips or suggesting arrangements, changing keys, or doing much of anything, I assume he wasn't a very active mentor.

American Idol Top 6: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Idolmade the debatable claim that Andrew Lloyd Webber "composed most of the important musicals of our time," and I predict the bottom three will be Carly, Jason, and Brooke.

"Idol Gives Back" Cuts The Presidential Candidates, Gives Miley Cyrus Two Spots And Gordon Brown One

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The juggernaut that is "American Idol" aired their two and half hour "Idol Gives Back" special Wednesday, with a bevy of celebrities (Watch "Idol Give...

"Idol Gives Back" Recipients Remain Unclear One Year Later

NY Times | Edward Wyatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Just about anyone who has tuned in "American Idol" this season has seen video clips of Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell touring slums in Af...

Simon Cowell's Viagra Insult

Glamour via NY Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

From the NY Post: A highly offended Simon Cowell says he turned down $2 million to become the British spokesman for Viagra. "Last year my agent ran...

Simon Says: This American Idol Season "Is A Much Better Season Than Last Year"

New York Times | Edward Wyatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Empty seats were common last summer at the American Idols Live concert tour. Two "American Idol" winners -- Taylor Hicks, who took the top prize in th...

Simon Cowell: I Use Botox, But My Hair Is Real

Daily Mail | JENNY JOHNSTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Has he had copious cosmetic surgery then? His fellow X Factor judge Louis Walsh thinks he might have had pectoral implants. "No, absolutely not. I ha...

Try Not To Cry At This Girl's Spine-Tingling Version Of Cher's 'Believe'

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 05.01.2016 | Entertainment

A 14-year-old girl brought the "Britain's Got Talent" audience to tears with her astonishing rendition of a Cher classic. Jasmine Elcock put her own t...