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America's Got Talent: Simon Cowell Looks Back at Idol

23 May 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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America’s Got Talent will premiere its new season at the end of the month on NBC, and this season will feature Simon Cowell on the judging panel. He is the man behind the series, but now he wants to return to his spot on the judge’s table. He knows that spot well after American Idol and X Factor.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Might Be Andy Samberg's Greatest Achievement

18 May 2016 11:02 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Love watching Andy Samberg on Brooklyn Nine-Nine but miss seeing him on the big screen? You'd better prepare yourself emotionally and physically for Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. Samberg and his comedy team, The Lonely Island (aka Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone), have a new movie, and the trailer is enough to have you rolling on the floor laughing. (Yeah, I said it.) Samberg plays Connor, a superstar who has acheived Justin Timberlake-like levels of fame, only without the humility or, arguably, the talent. There's even a reference to Justin Bieber's infamous foot-in-mouth moment when said he would like to think that Anne Frank would have been a "Belieber." The trailers feature cameos from Seal, Usher, Simon Cowell, and DJ Khaled, and that's probably just the tip of the iceberg. The movie is out in theaters June 3! »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Watch One Direction's 'Family Guy' Appearance

13 May 2016 6:22 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

One Direction might be on hiatus, but the British boy band will briefly reunite – in cartoon form – this Sunday when the Made in the A.M. group appear on Family Guy. Entertainment Weekly has shared one of One Direction's cameos from the "Run, Chris, Run" episode, with the quartet appearing in one of Stewie's non sequitur flashbacks.

In the scene, the youngest Griffin brags to the family dog Brian about his ability to connect with the younger generation, which then cuts to a campfire scene where Stewie is telling One Direction scary stories. »

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The Lonely Island Debut Two Hilarious Songs From 'Popstar'

10 May 2016 1:15 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The Lonely Island debuted two ridiculous bangers: "I'm So Humble" and "Mona Lisa," both from the upcoming mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Stopping.

On "I'm So Humble," Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone reunite with Adam Levine, who appeared with Kendrick Lamar on "Yolo," off 2013's Wack Album. On the new song, the Maroon 5 singer croons down-to-earth hooks ("You say I'm a 10, but I'm an eight at best"), while Samberg sings "I guess in a way being gracious is my weakness/ People say I'm so unpretentious for a genius. »

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Rita Ora quits X Factor after one season

10 May 2016 1:35 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Simon Cowell is now the only judge remaining from last year’s lineup after Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nick Grimshaw exit

Rita Ora has quit The X Factor after appearing for just one season.

With both Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nick Grimshaw having left the ITV talent show, the only judge now remaining from the 2015 lineup is Simon Cowell.

I had a ball on @TheXFactor last year and will miss the team.

Related: Simon Cowell praises BBC's Countryfile, but says Bgt is 'biggest show on planet'

@simoncowell can't wait to work with you again... I'll be round for dinner soon. Thank you for the experience & love X

Related: Dermot O’Leary to return to The X Factor after a year away

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- Press Association

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The Voice Top 9 Performance Recap: The Front-Runner Takes a Tumble

9 May 2016 7:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Thou shalt not take the name of thy diva Beyoncé in vain.

On tonight’s Top 9 performance episode of The Voice, however, Christina Aguilera righteously name-checked Ms. Knowles — calling on the “Formation” singer to perform a duet with her protégé Bryan Bautista after his fantastic performance of “1 + 1.”

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Smart move, really, promoting a #BryanAndBeyonce hashtag. After all, the ridiculously handsome crooner had his best week just as his teammate, season-long front-runner Alisan Porter, self-immolated in the blazing heat of an overbaked performance of Aerosmith’s »

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Cmt Music Awards' Performance of the Year Nominees Include Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert and More

9 May 2016 7:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ok, country music fans, it's time to start voting. The 2016 Cmt Performance of the Year nominees are here! People can exclusively reveal the country performers up for the best musical performance on a television show, series or variety special at the Cmt Music Awards. Don't miss a beat of country music news, photos and videos! Click here to get all this and more in the People Country Newsletter.• Carrie Underwood - "Smoke Break": The new mom performed the song from her steamy video last year on Cmt's "Instant Jam." • Adam Lambert and Leona Lewis - "Girl Crush": The »

- Nancy Dunham, @NancyDWrites

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Ricky Gervais on 'Special Correspondents,' David Brent and Bad Reviews

6 May 2016 9:26 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Ricky Gervais has a cold. He just flew home to England after a stint in the U.S., and he's jetlagged. Nevertheless, he worked a full day, putting the final mix on his upcoming movie David Brent: Life on the Road, which is due at the end of the week. "It couldn't be a worse time, because my ears from the flight are bad, and all I had to do today was listen to the minutiae of the movie," he says in the sort of remarkably dry tone that, unique to Gervais, »

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'I Don't Actually Bite!': Simon Cowell Channels Hannibal Lecter as He Meets Fellow America's Got Talent Judges

25 April 2016 3:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Simon Cowell is known for eating contestants alive as a competition show judge … and now his fellow America's Got Talent judges are taking that literally! In an exclusive promo for the show, Cowell is seen tied up and wearing a mask, making him look very much like Hannibal Lector. When team Agt removes the mask, the new judge asks, "Is all of this necessary? I don't actually bite." Howie Mandell isn't so sure, replying, "That's not what we heard." Judges Heidi Klum and Mel B are also skeptical, and become a little creeped out when Cowell sees a group of »

- Aaron Couch

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Countryfile Shakespeare special caps show's unexpected success

24 April 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Dame Judi Dench’s appearance on Sunday bears out makers’ insistence that rural affairs programme is not just about sheep

Countryfile is the unexpected TV success story of its generation, a rural affairs show that went from fewer than 2 million viewers to become the most watched factual programme on British television.

At its peak, the Sunday night show fronted by Matt Baker, Ellie Harrison and John Craven was watched by more than 9 million viewers, eclipsing BBC1’s EastEnders, Saturday night talent show The Voice and briefly topping Simon Cowell’s The X Factor on ITV.

Related: The genius of The Great British Bake Off

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- John Plunkett

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Michael McIntyre makes solid BBC1 debut as Bgt soars to more than 10m

18 April 2016 1:12 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Comedian’s new variety show beats ITV gameshow Bang on the Money, but the night is dominated by Simon Cowell contest

The debut of Michael McIntyre’s Big Show on BBC1 on Saturday pulled in 4.8 million viewers for the BBC, comfortably beating ITV’s new family gameshow Bang on the Money.

The 4.8 million audience for McIntyre’s new series was slightly more than the 4.5 million who tuned into to the final episode of The Voice, which is moving to ITV from next year. It was comfortably ahead of the average of 3.2 million who watched Bang on the Money, which is fronted by DJs Rickie and Melvin.

Related: TV is packed with drama as hunt for the Next Big Thing goes on

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- Jasper Jackson

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Il Divo Spices Up New Tour with Sinatra and Sexy Salsa Dancing

14 April 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Il Divo is on the road again. The classical crossover quartet - assembled by Simon Cowell in 2003 - will hop the pond for the North American leg of their Amor & Pasíon tour in September. People has an exclusive behind-the-scenes video of what fans can expect on the tour - from a tango- and salsa-dancing backup crew to special song selections like Frank Sinatra. Amor and Pasíon is the group's seventh studio album, which dropped last year and topped Billboard's U.S. Top Latin Albums chart. The platinum-selling, Brit Award-winning group - comprised of Swiss tenor Urs Bühler, Spanish baritone Carlos Marín, »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Il Divo Spices Up New Tour with Sinatra and Sexy Salsa Dancing

14 April 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Il Divo is on the road again. The classical crossover quartet - assembled by Simon Cowell in 2003 - will hop the pond for the North American leg of their Amor & Pasíon tour in September. People has an exclusive behind-the-scenes video of what fans can expect on the tour - from a tango- and salsa-dancing backup crew to special song selections like Frank Sinatra. Amor and Pasíon is the group's seventh studio album, which dropped last year and topped Billboard's U.S. Top Latin Albums chart. The platinum-selling, Brit Award-winning group - comprised of Swiss tenor Urs Bühler, Spanish baritone Carlos Marín, »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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The Voice final hits record low as Bgt draws double its audience

11 April 2016 1:16 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Just 4.5 million viewers watch Kevin Simm win BBC’s last episode of show, but Simon Cowell’s ITV rival attracts 8.8 million

The final of the Voice UK suffered its lowest ratings ever as almost twice as many viewers tuned in to catch the the return of Britain’s Got Talent.

An average of just 4.5 million viewers tuned in to watch former Liberty X singer Kevin Simm win the final series of The Voice to be aired on the BBC.

Related: BBC looks to Us to inspire next Saturday night hit

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- Mark Sweney

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Shy 12-Year-Old Girl's Performance of 'Defying Gravity' on Britain's Got Talent Will Leave You Stunned

10 April 2016 3:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Idina Menzel, eat your heart out. Beau Dermott, a 12-year-old school girl, blew the judges away when she belted out an incredible rendition of Menzel's Wicked hit, "Defying Gravity," on Britain's Got Talent Saturday. The adorable blonde girl appeared shy when she first walked out onstage, but she soon transformed once she began singing, nailing every note with her surprisingly powerful voice. Beau not only won over the crowd (who gave her a standing ovation) but also won the coveted golden buzzer from judge Amanda Holden - meaning she won a free pass straight to the show's live semi-finals. Even »

- Maria Mercedes Lara, @maria_mercedes

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Simon Cowell Says ‘American Idol’ Suffered Because He Left Show

9 April 2016 7:05 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Simon Cowell claims he and Paula Abdul were the reason the American Idol, which ended just this week, had such a steep decline in viewers after season 8. “Paula was the right leg and I was the left leg. And with both legs gone, it wasn’t the same show,” Cowell told Yahoo!’s The Insider to promote […]

The post Simon Cowell Says ‘American Idol’ Suffered Because He Left Show appeared first on uInterview. »

- Jenny C Lu

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William Hung Sings ‘She Bangs’ On ‘American Idol’ For Finale

9 April 2016 4:18 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

William Hung returned to the American Idol, this time on stage, on the iconic show’s last night, donning purple ruffles and singing the cover that made him famous, Ricky Martin‘s “She Bangs.” It has been a decade since Hung appeared on Idol’s joke reel for auditions, with Simon Cowell scathingly telling him, “You can’t sing, you can’t dance, so what […]

The post William Hung Sings ‘She Bangs’ On ‘American Idol’ For Finale appeared first on uInterview. »

- Jenny C Lu

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Ratings: ‘American Idol’ Exits With Largest Finale Audience in Three Years

8 April 2016 8:29 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

America bid farewell to one of the biggest hits in television history last night, with Fox’s “American Idol” attracting its largest audience in a couple of years and its biggest finale audience in three years.

More reliable Nielsen numbers will be available in a few hours, but the star-studded, 126-minute “Idol” finale averaged a 3.0 rating/10 share in adults 18-49 and 12.9 million viewers overall from 8 to 10 p.m. last night, with these averages expected to rise once the final six minutes are included. Given that the final half-hour averaged a 3.4 in the demo and 14.5 million viewers, it’s likely that its average for the night will finish in the vicinity of 13.4 million.

Prior to last night, the show’s season peak came with its premiere on Jan. 6, which did a 3.0 in 18-49 and about 11 million total viewers. The show had averaged about a 2.3 same-day rating and 10.5 million total viewers on Wednesdays and Thursdays this season. »

- Rick Kissell

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Jennifer Lopez Gets Emotional at American Idol Finale

8 April 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jennifer Lopez got emotional at Thursday's American Idol series finale. The singer, actress and TV judge, 46, wiped tears from her eyes at the finale for the competition show's farewell season at Dolby Theater in Hollywood. For the last time, Lopez sat alongside her fellow judges Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. for the finale of the show's fifteenth (and final) season - the end of Lopez's five-season stint as a judge. In true, Lopez fashion, the star hit the Idol stage to perform her new single "Ain't Your Mama," in a quintessential Lopez performance, filled with outfit changes, sparkles and high-energy dance numbers. »

- Char Adams, @CiCiAdams_

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The Lonesome Death of 'American Idol'

8 April 2016 6:37 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

American Idol has a lot in common with the country it's named after — a swift rise, fueled by lofty populist ideals and naked aggression, world conquest, such giddy heights, then the tragic skid into despair and and it's all somehow Fox's fault. The end of the Idol empire should have been a much bigger deal. It should have been an event. But instead, last night's farewell episode just kind of dribbled away, like the final season overall. "Let's do a Bowie tribute, except instead of Adam Lambert or Fantasia, we'll »

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