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The America’s Got Talent judge and Juno writer are teaming up for a new synchronized-swimming comedy pilot at Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Cowell will be an executive producer, and Cody is writing the pilot along with Glee co-creator Ian Brennan. (Are we the only ones who hear “synchronized swimming” and immediately think of the classic Martin Short-Harry Shearer SNL sketch?)
RelatedSimon Cowell Signs on for 3 More Seasons of America’s Got Talent
The untitled series, which earned a put-pilot commitment from Fox, centers on synchronized swimmer Marion Lolo, »
In one of the more intriguing team-ups this development season, Glee and Scream Queens co-creator Ian Brennan has partnered with Juno scribe Diablo Cody for a comedy series produced by America’s Got Talent star Simon Cowell. In American Idol alum Cowell’s return to Fox, the project has landed at the network with a put pilot commitment. 20th Century Fox TV produces with Cowell’s Syco Entertainment. Written by Brennan and Cody, the untitled single-camera comedy centers on… »
The single-camera comedy tells the story of Marion Lolo, who has 26 synchronized swimming medals, 1 restraining order against her, and zero friends. Brennan and Cody are on board as executive producers with Cowell and Adam Millano. Syco is producing in association with 20th Century Fox Television.
Brennan is the co-creator of “Glee” and “Scream Queens,” both for Fox. Cody is the creator of Showtime’s “The United States of Tara” and writer behind films including “Ricki and the Flash,” “Young Adult,” and “Jennifer’s Body.” She won the Academy Award for best original screenplay in 2008 for her film “Juno,” starring Ellen Page and directed by Jason Reitman. She and Reitman are set to re-team on the upcoming feature film “Tully,” starring Charlize Theron.
- Daniel Holloway
Grace VanderWaal didn't just get $1 million for winning "America's Got Talent" ... she also nailed down an extra $100 grand, and a slew of possible bonuses. The 12-year-old 'Agt' winner from this past summer is set to receive the $100k advance for her 1st album, and then an additional $100k if the record pushes more than 500,000 units in its first year. According to her contract, Grace is eligible for up to 4 renewals of her deal with Simon Cowell's record label, »
- TMZ Staff
It’s been five years sinceÂ Rebecca Black, 19, took the Internet by storm with the release of her hit “Friday,” and the singer sat down with People Now to look back on the now-iconic song.
“It’s insane to think it was only five years ago, but I’ve also grown so much,” says Black.Â “I feel like I’m a completely different person.”
Black was 13 years old when “Friday” was first released and reached over 100 million views. “That first moment was like ‘Oh my god, »
Holy fire-breathing dragons. Never mind Ed Balls in full knights of the round table mode, I am still recovering from the sight of Anton doing funky James Brown moves in a gold medallion and Simon Cowell chest wig. Plus Craig joining in when it was his turn to take to the floor and get into it like a sex machine.
But it wasn’t just a man’s world this weekend, it was Ore’s world. What in the name of exemplary knee joint retraction was that routine? Unbelievably amazing. I was straight on to Google to check for previous dance experience. I can’t find any evidence, apart from a stint on Comic Relief in 2013 (which doesn »
- Viv Groskop
‘The Price is Right’ Wheel: Free Spins for the Public In Beverly Hills (Photos) The first thing you see when you enter the exhibit is a working “wheel” from “The Price is Right”. At the opening party on October 10, the real Drew Cary stood guard. An original table from “The Talk” makes an instagram-worthy moment. The hosts hit 4-for-5 at this party, missing Sharon Osbourne. Mrs. O. may have been in London, where she is shooting live weekly episodes of “The X Factor UK” with Simon Cowell, an under-appreciated reality competition show that airs domestically on Axs TV. “I might have (spun. »
- Mikey Glazer
Snapshot updated with finals: Season/network premieres: the CW’s Supergirl (1.1 in 18-49, 3.1 million), CBS’ 2 Broke Girls (1.7, up 0.1); Week 2 ratings for new series: NBC's Timeless (1.4, down 22%), ABC’s Conviction (0.8, down 0.1); CBS' Scorpion hits new series low (1.3) Update, 4:50 Pm: Ratings predictions often come back to bite you, like Simon Cowell’s projection for a 20 million-plus premiere of The X Factor on Fox before the show opened to about half of that… »
Nicole Scherzinger was 3 sheets as she left Simon Cowell's 57th birthday bash Wednesday night in London. Nicole was holding on for dear life to Simon's baby mama Lauren Silverman. You can always tell how good the party was by the tightness of a friend's grip. Read more »
- TMZ Staff
The three-time Tony winner attempts to channel Sarah Jessica Parker’s iconic Sex and the City character in these newly released Saturday Night Live promos, but Cecily Strong — who’s totally a Samantha — is quick to put him in his place.
The first round of commercials for Miranda’s Oct. 8 gig also suggest that getting Hamilton tickets isn’t easy no matter who you are, »
TV mogul signs deal to remain as judge for three more seasons after helping NBC show hit five-year ratings high
Cowell, who gave the NBC show a five-year ratings high when he joined as a judge for the first time this summer, has agreed to continue for three more seasons.
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- Mark Sweney
Prepare to see more of Honey’s other half on Fresh Off the Boat.
The ABC comedy has promoted Ray Wise — who plays the Huangs’ neighbor and Honey’s hubby Marvin — to series regular for Season 3, our sister site Deadline reports.
Fresh Off the Boat returns Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 9/8c on ABC.
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Britney Spears is spilling some serious tea on the British talk show “Loose Women”. In an impromptu round of “Snog, Marry, Avoid” Spears was put on the spot and asked to reveal who she would kiss, marry, or avoid altogether out of fellow celebrities Madonna, Justin Bieber and Simon Cowell. Related: Britney Spears Takes The Helium Challenge, […] »
Get ready for lots more tight T-shirts and snarky British putdowns: Simon Cowell will be back at the America’s Got Talent judges’ table for the next three seasons.
RelatedAmerica’s Got Talent Finale Recap: Did the Right Act Win Season 11?
The former American Idol judge has signed a deal to return as a judge on NBC’s summer hit for three more years through 2019, the network announced Tuesday. Cowell originally created the Got Talent format in the UK, and is also an executive producer on Agt.
The deal ensures that the current Agt judging panel will remain intact next year, »
Simon Cowell will continue his onscreen presence of his reality series America’s Got Talent for at least three more years. The creator of the Got Talent format has signed a new deal with NBC to remain a judge of the hit summer series through 2019. He’ll also continue his role as executive producer. Cowell, who made his onscreen debut on Agt this past season, already had been announced as a judge for the recently picked up 12th season of the long-running talent competition… »
Simon Cowell will be sitting at the “America’s Got Talent” judges’ table for the next three seasons. The TV personality and “Agt” creator has signed a new deal to remain on the talent competition show through 2019, Variety has learned.
Cowell’s news comes after “America’s Got Talent” wrapped its 11th season this summer with the show’s highest ratings in five years.
“‘America’s Got Talent’ is a fantastic and, most importantly, fun show both to work on and to watch. NBC have been brilliant partners and the entire team who make this show are one of the best in the world. I’ve loved this past season and look forward to discovering more great talent together in the years to come,” said »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Simon Cowell will remain as a judge on NBC’s “America's Got Talent” for three more seasons, the network announced Tuesday. The creator and executive producer of the “Got Talent” international format will be joined by returning judges Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel when the show returns for Season 12 in 2017. Host Nick Cannon will also return. Also Read: Taylor Swift Sends Sweet Gift to 'America's Got Talent' Winner Grace VanderWaal (Video) “It was terrific to see Simon in his judge’s chair this past season, bringing his unique expertise and enthusiasm to the show, night after night, »
- Linda Ge
Not content with just one more summer of Simon Cowell, NBC has locked in the America's Got Talent judge for three more seasons of the show. Announcing a deal with the franchise co-creator Tuesday, NBC's new pact will keep Cowell on the network through at least 2019. Despite his creative role in the genesis of the stateside series, this past summer marked Cowell's first time in the cast. His addition coincided with five-year ratings highs for America's Got Talent, which wrapped up the off-season as broadcast's No. 1 summer series. “It was terrific to see Simon in his
- Michael O'Connell
Britney Spears is single and ready to mingle...with Justin Bieber? Yes, the 34-year-old Princess of Pop sat down for a game of "Snog, Marry, Avoid" with the ladies of the UK-based television show Loose Women. When presented with the choice of Bieber, Madonna and Simon Cowell, Brit Brit paused for a long while before admitting she'd "snog" (aka kiss) the Biebs. As for the other two? She'd avoid both! The fact that she'd choose Bieber over the others should come as no surprise, considering the singer previously admitted during the interview that she's into younger guys. "I'm happily single right now," she said. But when asked what she looks for in a guy »
In America, Simon Cowell has been a judge on American Idol and The X Factor, but he only just became a judge on America's Got Talent in season 11 -- and now he's ready to stay put for the next few years.
NBC has announced that Simon is returning to judge Agt for the next three seasons, which means he'll be on the show at least through 2019.
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