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Goodbye, Betty

ABC's Ugly Betty aired its series finale Wednesday night, and the results weren't pretty. The episode drew 5.4 million viewers, slightly better than its season average but nevertheless putting in last place in its 10...

Dancing Again Tops Idol

For the second week in a row, an episode of ABC's Dancing with the Stars drew bigger ratings among overall viewers than either episode of Fox's American Idol -- the first time ever that Idol...

Fuller Resigns As Beckhams' Brand Director

AMERICAN IDOL creator and former SPICE GIRLS boss SIMON FULLER has resigned as superstar couple DAVID and VICTORIA BECKHAM's brand director.Fuller has exited Brand Beckham Limited, which oversees soccer star Beckham's earnings and endorsements he...

Abc's Sawyer Chasing Nbc's Williams

ABC's nightly newscast last week appeared to be narrowing the ratings gap between it and NBC's for the first time since Diane Sawyer took over as anchor last year. Among the key demographic group of...

Abc News Staff Suffering Through Cutbacks

Former ABC News correspondent Brian Rooney, who was recently fired after 22 years with the network, has told Daily Variety that the mood at the news division is "dark" as the network retrenches with wholesale...

Simon Cowell To Receive Emmy

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...

Cbs And Fox Dominate Ratings

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...

Cyrus To Join The Idols

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...

Simon Cowell Having Ex Wedding

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...

Degeneres Supports Teen Lesbian's Stand With Scholarship

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...

Cowell To Seacrest "Do You Want My Job?"

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...

Kara Dioguardi's Idol Question

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...

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

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...

Simon Cowell Helped By Slobbering Dog

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...

Abdul Reviving Star Search?

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...

Jennifer Hudson Plans Honeymoon

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...

Mary J. Blige Rocks Out

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...

Specials Soar; Regular Shows Plummet

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...

Seacrest's Alleged Stalker Pleads No Contest

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...

Animal-lover Cowell Fights For Animal Rights

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...

Seinfeld's Marriage Ref Debuts With Strong Ratings

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...

Seacrest: 'Cowell Will Never Marry'

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...

U2 Producer Lillywhite Wants Cowell's Idol Job

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,...

Singing Bride Jennifer Hudson

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...

Olympics Win Gold Ratings; So Does Idol

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...

American Idol Contestant Hospitalised

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) -...

'Generous' Husband Simon Cowell

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...

Simon Cowell Plans English Wedding

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...

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

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...

Degeneres Draws Record Daytime Ratings

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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