1-12 Dish: Simon Cowell will leave 'Idol' at the end of the season
So as this season of Idol comes to a close, I think we will be losing a great judge and the show all together... There's gonna be no show without Cowell.
"American Idol" judge Simon Cowell said on Monday he was leaving the top-rated Fox TV show at the end of his contract in May 2010.
Cowell told TV reporters in Los Angeles that he would be
launching his own The X Factor" singing competition show on News Corp's
Fox in 2011.
"American Idol," whose 9th season opens on Tuesday, is the most-watched TV show the United States.
"I am confident it will continue to be the No.1 show," Cowell said.
Fox renews 'Glee' for a second season...
Fox says it has picked up its music-themed drama series "Glee" for a second season.
"We've loved 'Glee' ever since it was a pilot script, so it's
been an incredible thrill to watch the show take root and see audiences
embrace these characters in such a huge way this season," The Hollywood
Reporter quoted Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly as saying.
"The show is a true and rare gem in television."
Season 1 of "Glee," co-starring Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch,
Jayma Mays, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith, is scheduled to continue
April 13 after a brief hiatus, the entertainment trade newspaper said.
REPORT: Woods' alleged mistress lands TV project...
A woman who alleges she had an affair with shamed golf star Tiger
Woods is extending her 15 minutes of fame - by teaming up with another
self-proclaimed "mistress" for a new TV project.
Jamie Jungers came forward last year with allegations the sports
star seduced her at a party in 2005 and subsequently struck up an
illicit 18-month affair with her.
She is now said to be making plans with Sarah Symonds, who went
public with her own claims of an affair with British TV chef Gordon
Ramsay last year, for a TV project to help women stuck in "bad
relationships with married men."
NBC in embarrising retreat on primetime Leno show...
NBC retreated on Sunday from its controversial bid to shake up prime
time television, saying it was "going back to basics" with traditional
dramas and comedies to try to rebuild audiences and its reputation.
Once mighty NBC, now at the bottom of the four leading
networks, announced it was dropping "The Jay Leno Show" in February
from its 10 p.m. lineup after just four months because of pressure from
NBC said it had given the go-ahead to pilots for six new
scripted dramas and two new comedies for the 2010-2011 season starting
in September. They include shows from Emmy-award winners David E.
Kelley and Jerry Bruckheimer.
The network has struggled in recent years to find a break-out
hit to replace 1990s crowd-pleasers like "Seinfeld," "Friends" and "ER"
at a time when traditional TV is losing audiences to videogames and
social networking sites.
"Right now, instead of trying to reinvent, we are going back to
basics," NBC Universal television entertainment chairman Jeff Gaspin
"I almost don't care how quickly it happens, as long as it
happens," Gaspin said of his goal to improve the network's lineup. "As
long as I see an hour going up (in the ratings) instead of going to the
side or down, I'll be happy."
Backstreet Boy AJ McLean is engaged...
vocalist A.J. McLean proposed to his girlfriend, Rochelle Deanna, while
celebrating his birthday at a Las Vegas nightclub, a bystander says.
An eyewitness, whose identity was not released, said the
32-year-old singer made the proposal on a stage at the Hard Rock
Hotel's Wasted Space nightclub on Friday night, People.com reported
"He got up on stage and the DJ turned the music off. He asked
her to come up on stage and he got down on his knee and she squatted
down with him," the eyewitness said. "He asked her and she said yes and
hugged him. He took the ring out of his pocket and put it on her hand."
An unidentified source told People magazine that McLean
purchased the engagement ring used in Friday night's proposal at the
hotel's jewelry store mere hours before the nightclub visit.