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I was going to start my recap of The Voice‘s Top 11 performance night by lamenting all of the unfortunate business that played out over its first 90 minutes: The silhouetted ballet dancer shaking out her hair (inside the moon!) and upstaging hapless Evan McKeel. The assassination of Helen Reddy’s “Delta Dawn” in front of 12 million viewers. The ghost of a 1999 Mandy Moore soundtrack cut floating across the stage, haunting Korin Bukowski’s musical future.
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After getting to hear Jeffery Austin close the show with an »
American Idol has made a lot of people stars over the years, whether for their impressive skills (Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood) or their lack of it (“She-bangs,” anyone?) But another important part of the reality show has been the judges: Paula Abdul’s over-the-top support, Randy Jackson’s technical advice, and of course Simon Cowell’s cutting sarcasm. And […]
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- Matthew Enright
American Idol‘s farewell season just got a little more pitchy, dawg.
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“I’ve spoken to all of them recently, and we as a team have talked to them about coming back to do something for the final season,” Idol host Ryan Seacrest tells Access Hollywood. “They are going to do it, it’s just a matter of figuring what to do with them. »
American Idol is truly going back to its roots for its final season. Ryan Seacrest just assured E! News' Will Marfuggi that all of the show's former judges, including Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, and the formidable tight T-shirted Simon Cowell, will return at some point as the singing competition series takes its final bow. "We will have the former judges back," Seacrest revealed when Marfuggi caught up with him during Idol's famous Hollywood Week. "The plan is to have all of them back. They've all considered it and I think are enthusiastic about coming back and saluting the show." Aside from Paula, Randy, and Simon, »
Remember Paula Abdul's nonsensical ramblings and platitudes? Randy Jackson's penchant for the word "dawg"? Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey's beef leading to Barbara Walters quoting the lyrics, "I'm quick to check a bitch if she is outta line?" You can have all that and more when the final season of American Idol bows on January 6, 2016. Access Hollywood reports that Ryan Seacrest promises every former judge will appear in the final season. Of course, he doesn't say in which capacity, for how long, or if they'll all even be in the same room with one another, but awesome!We (and the show's ratings) will be praying for another one of these moments: »
- Ira Madison III
American Idol will air its 15th and final season on Fox next spring, and Simon Cowell is now speaking about the end of the competition series he helped start back in 2002. He spent ten years behind the judging panel before he moved onto The X Factor. Next up for Cowell is America's Got Talent. TV Series Finale reported earlier this week that he will help judge the talent series next season.
Cowell has only good memories about his time on American Idol. In the beginning, he was joined by Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson. All three of the original judges are gone now. USA Today shared Cowell's statements his time on the series.
"It was an important part of my life for nearly 10 years. When I look back on it, I always think about (inaugural winner) Kelly Clarkson, what an important role she played, »
I’d been a Sega kid in my formative years as a gamer thanks to an ill-advised decision from my parents to buy me a Mega Drive (that’s a Genesis, for you in the colonies) rather than a Snes. Like any true Sega gamer, I used to convince myself that I had the best machine. Mario? Pfft. He was just a fat plumber fighting an angry turtle. Sonic was the man (figuratively). He was radical and gnarly and other embarrassing nineties words. He had kick ass shoes, and he was super fast, and he had to fight a crazy moustachio’d scientist to save the animals. And we were all about nature in the early nineties. That’s where Captain Planet and Earth Song came from. Sonic the Hedgehog rocked my socks.
Except Sonic the Hedgehog was, for lack of a better word, shit, and I’d been kidding myself the whole time. »
- John Cal McCormick
“American Idol” producer Nigel Lythgoe explained why it’s time for the reality singing competition series to end after 16 seasons, saying the show forgot about what made it great in its early years. “When we started ‘American Idol,’ no one knew who the hell Simon Cowell was, or Randy Jackson. And the network was telling me that Paula Abdul was past it,” Lythgoe said at TheWrap’s annual media leadership conference TheGrill. “It should always be about the talent.” He argued that the series had forgotten about the talent once original judges Abdul and Cowell left the show. The show later saw. »
- Reid Nakamura
The Live Inaugural Hollywood Film Awards Television Broadcast Aired Nov. 14, 2014 on CBS. 2014 honorees included some of the biggest names in Hollywood such as Keira Knightley, Michael Keaton, Steve Carell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Shailene Woodley, Eddie Redmayne, Jean-Marc Vallée, Julianne Moore, Robert Duvall, Jack O’Connell, Mike Myers, Chris Rock and many more. “The first mandatory stop … in the awards season” – New York Times “The Hollywood Film Awards has become a pre-Oscar showcase” – Los Angeles Times “The Race Is On! The Hollywood Awards Launch the Push toward Oscar” – Associated Press Who: Host Queen Latifah, and Hollywood Career Achievement Award winner Michael Keaton, presented by Geena Davis; Hollywood Film Award winner “Gone Girl,” accepted by Ben Affleck, presented by Ron Howard; Hollywood Director Award winner Morten Tyldum for “The Imitation Game,” presented by Robert Pattinson; Hollywood Actor Award winner Benedict Cumberbatch for “The Imitation Game,” presented by Amy Adams »
Los Angeles-based Keshet Studios has recruited veteran producer Rob Lee to lead a new unscripted programming division.
As president of non-scripted programming, Lee will shepherd the company’s non-scripted and alternative programming slate, both through adapting parent company Keshet International’s original non-scripted formats as well as developing original projects for the U.S. market and beyond. He will report to Keshet International CEO Alon Shtruzman, who made the announcement.
“Keshet Studios has grown rapidly in both scale and vision since we established the company only a few months ago, and we realized an opportunity to expand further into the non-scripted space. Rob is an exceptional and unique creative force in non-scripted television as evidenced by his prolific, diverse and successful track record. We are happy to welcome him to our team,” said Shtruzman.
Lee’s hire allows for Ki to build upon its non-scripted relationship with Dick Clark Productions, »
- Whitney Friedlander
Strange but promising news on the TV comedy front: Nicki Minaj will produce and appear in an ABC Family comedy series about her life growing up in Queens. The rapper has launched a search to find the actress who will play "young Nicki," but before she does that, let's take a moment to remember something important: Nicki Minaj has given us so much dynamite entertainment over the years in addition to her magnificent solo work. Let's highlight some of those moments and remember why she might be the most essential (and certainly the most tenacious) superstar we have. 1. Her acceptance speeches aren't just good -- they're always the most memorable, fun, and provocative. Like Kanye West, Nicki Minaj believes in the spontaneous, uncorked fun of award shows. If she's picking up a statue, she never approaches the dais without a few good quips, sincere thank-yous, and memorable expressions planned. If »
- Louis Virtel
Judging American Idol might seem like a dream job, but for Ellen DeGeneres, it was anything but. During a chat with Howard Stern for his SiriusXM radio show on Tuesday, Sept. 8, the comedienne admitted she "hated" her year on the Fox singing competition. "That's one of the worst decisions I've made," DeGeneres, 57, told Stern, 61, of joining Idol for its ninth season in 2010. (The Emmy winner was one of four judges that year, along with Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Kara DioGuardi.) "You know what [...] »
“American Idol,” in its 15th and final season on Fox, is opening a new digital door for aspiring singers to get a shot at appearing on the show.
FremantleMedia North America, which produces “American Idol” with 19 Entertainment, has teamed with startup StarMaker Interactive, whose app lets users record and post karaoke videos of themselves using backing tracks licensed from music publishers. Under the partnership, StarMaker is running a contest inviting users to share their best videos to get a chance to land an “American Idol” audition slot; other members of the service can then vote for their favorite performances through Sept. 30 — and 11 winners will be selected for in-person auditions.
One grand-prize winner from the StarMaker contest will appear at a “last chance” audition in October in San Francisco before “Idol” judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban. The 10 other winners, to be selected by a panel of execs »
- Todd Spangler
Three years have passed since "America's Best Dance Crew," aka "Abdc," was cancelled by MTV after seven seasons of often-spectacular performances by hip-hop dance crews. When it returns July 29, it will look very different--and have a live finale right before MTV's VMAs. The teams competing, however, will be very familiar: they're the winners of seasons 2 through 7 -- Super Cr3W, Quest Crew, We Are Heroes, I.aM.mE, and Elektrolytes -- plus a new group, Kinjaz, formed from team leaders of other dance crews, including season-one winners Jabbawockeez. The significant changes to the competition series start with the subtitle. Instead of being preceded by "Randy Jackson Presents," the show title is now "America’s Best Dance Crew: Road to the VMAs." The former "American Idol" judge turned mentor doesn't seem to be on board with the new season, as his name isn't listed among producers. Instead, it's produced by Hip »
- Andy Dehnart
Another leading lady! Ryan Seacrest is dating former Miss Teen USA Hilary Cruz, multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly. A source tells Us that the American Idol host and Cruz, 26, first met at Seacrest's star-studded 40th birthday bash in Napa, Calif., back in February. The pair got to know each other as they partied alongside Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Randy Jackson, and Paula Abdul. Cruz won Miss Teen USA in 2007 and has appeared in the TV movies Beautiful & Twisted and Sand Sharks. She and the [...] »
Endemol Shine USA the unscripted U.S. division of Endemol Shine North America, has set its new programming team, naming former Shine America executive vice president and head of production Linda Giambrone (pictured above) as executive vice president and head of unscripted production. The newly established team, which combines the teams of Endemol USA and Shine America, also includes Georgie Hurford-Jones, a former senior vice president of Simon Cowell‘s Syco TV whose credits include “America’s Got Talent” and “Britain’s Got Talent.” Hurford-Jones will serve as senior vice president, unscripted programming. Also Read: Randy Jackson Signs Development, Producing Deal With Endemol Shine North. »
- Tim Kenneally
Grammy-winning producer, musician and longtime American Idol judge Randy Jackson has signed an overall production deal with Endemol Shine North America where he will develop unscripted, scripted and digital programming. "Randy is one of the most respected talents in both the music and television industries and we're looking forward to developing projects with him to produce across our unscripted, scripted and digital businesses.", said Endemol Shine North America… »
Check it out, dawg:
Endemol Shine North America co-chairmen and co-CEOs Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin announced Wednesday that the company has signed an overall producing deal with music producer and former “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson.
“We’re thrilled to have Randy joining our team at Endemol Shine North America,” said Abrego and Corwin. “He is one of the most respected talents in both the music and television industries, and we’re looking forward to developing projects with him to produce across our unscripted, scripted and digital businesses.”
Under the deal, Jackson will develop unscripted, scripted and digital programming that he will produce with the Endemol Shine North America team.
“I am so excited to be joining the Endemol Shine family and embark on this journey with one of the best companies in the world,” said Jackson. “Cris and Charlie are incredible leaders. I look forward to working with them and creating some magic. »
- Whitney Friedlander
Longtime “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson has signed an overall producing deal with Endemol Shine North America, co-chairmen and co-ceo’s Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin announced Wednesday. Jackson, who previously produced “Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew” for MTV between 2008 and 2012, will develop unscripted, scripted and digital programming to produce with the Endemol Shine North America team. Programming from the company already includes “Big Brother” (CBS), “The Biggest Loser” (NBC), “Hell on Wheels” (AMC), “Kingdom” (DirecTV), “MasterChef” (Fox), “MasterChef Junior” (Fox), as well as new summer programs “The Island” (NBC) and “Bullseye” (Fox). Also Read: 5 Ideas From Our. »
- Greg Gilman
PhotosOnce‘s Merlin, Empire‘s Own Iggy, Arrow‘s Darhk Foe and 26 More Homes for Stars of Cancelled Shows
In either event, here’s hoping the season finale of Reality Check helps remove some of the sting. My co-host Melinda Doolittle and I are dishing the highs and lows of The Voice‘s Season 8 finale — from Sawyer Fredericks’ righteous win to Kelly Clarkson’s general aura of awesomeness to those terrible, »
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