After all the performances, the laughs, the tears, the rooting and the disappointments, Simon Cowell’s America’s Got Talent’s two-hour season finale gave America its winner.
The network has ordered AGT: Extreme from Simon Cowell and his Syco Entertainment company and Fremantle. The series will showcase the most outrageous and jaw-dropping daredevil acts. Each week extreme contestants will go head-to-head in the most wild, wacky and craziest stunts to vie for the ultimate title. Cowell will serve as one of the judges.
America’s Got Talent judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Sofia Vergara will all be back for season 16 of the hit NBC talent competition series, the network confirmed Tuesday. Terry Crews also will return as host.
CBS is in advanced discussions with Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Simon Cowell to produce the next big music competition series. The show, 50 States to Stardom, will mix a music competition with a unique documentary format in order to discover America’s next greatest talent. The docuseries will profile all 50 states in the U.S. and choose one talented musician from each. The process will culminate in a showcase competition ending in the determination of the most talented musician in the country.
Kelly Clarkson‘s days as Simon Cowell’s America’s Got Talent seat filler are over. NBC announced Monday that Saturday Night Live vet Kenan Thompson will step in for the injured Cowell in this week’s live episodes (airing Tuesday and Wednesday). Thompson succeeds Clarkson, who occupied Cowell’s seat last week.
With Simon Cowell on medical leave, America’s Got Talent is injecting some temporary new blood into its judging panel. Cowell’s former American Idol discovery, Kelly Clarkson, is set to fill his seat alongside fellow judges Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara during this week’s inaugural live shows.
Cowell’s injury from an electric bicycle accident will force him to miss the beginning of this season’s live shows on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. The live shows will begin Tuesday and Wednesday without him, the network said. The entertainment mogul was “doing fine” and remained under observation after the operation at an unidentified hospital, the spokesperson said.
Simon Cowell is to take full control of Got Talent and The X Factor producer Syco Entertainment after agreeing to buy out Sony Music Entertainment’s stake in the joint venture. Cowell is personally buying out the stake and the move will give him sole ownership of the entertainment company.
A few weeks after an internal NBC investigation found no wrongdoing on the part of America’s Got Talent regarding Gabrielle Union‘s allegations of racism, the former judge reportedly is suing the show’s network, production companies and Simon Cowell.
Gabrielle Union fallout around the America’s Got Talent creator is only the starting point for the outside investigator examining the “boys’ club” work environment: “It’s not a shortlist of people.”
Simon Cowell has renewed his multi-year deal with NBC to remain a judge and and executive producer on America’s Got Talent. Cowell joined the show as a judge in 2016. He is also set to serve as executive producer and judge on America’s Got Talent: The Champions, which will premiere this winter and air on Mondays between seasons of The Voice.
NBC announced today that Simon Cowell, one of the show’s producers and creators of the format, will start next season. The show has remained one of summer’s most popular programs even as ratings for other reality shows have faded.
LONDON (AP) – British TV mogul Simon Cowell says he’s looking forward to being a father, his first public confirmation that he will be having a child with married New York socialite Lauren Silverman. Cowell, who had previously dodged questions about the affair, told the BBC that “things are changing in my life right now, […]
LONDON (AP) — He gets colonic irrigations, Botox injections and vitamin drips, and insists on black toilet paper in his home. A revealing new biography offers intimate — some might say too intimate — details about Simon Cowell, along with a portrait of the entertainment mogul’s savvy business side. “Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of […]
Britney Spears is close to a deal to join Simon Cowell on the judging panel of The X Factor in Season 2. Spears had been in talks for the gig for over a month, but the two sides are now headed for the final stretch after a big breakthrough over the weekend when major deal points were agreed upon.
TV personality and music producer Simon Cowell is launching a new talent competition to find the world’s best DJs. Sony Pictures Television and Overbrook Entertainment will be partners in the venture, which has been in development for more than a year.
Simon Cowell’s American Idol rival is off to a consistent if not spectacular start in a crowded fall marketplace despite nettlesome interruptions from postseason baseball. More important, the program has enabled Fox to control Thursdays in the fall for the first time ever.
NEW YORK (AP) — Simon Cowell admits he regrets saying ratings less than 20 million for the U.S. version of “The X Factor” would be a failure. The show’s September debut earned 12.5 million viewers which was less than the premiere of the comedy “Modern Family”, the leader of the night with 14.5 million viewers. […]
“This better bloody work or I am in huge trouble,” the producer says as he prepares to launch the high-stakes X Factor on Fox. This time, the harshest critic sticks his own neck out.
The American Idol alum appeared with Cowell and fellow judges Cheryl Cole and Antonio “L.A.” Reid at the show’s first taping Sunday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Simon Cowell wants to make sure he finds the most talented singer for the U.S. debut of “The X Factor.” That’s why he’s set up audition studios in Nashville, Tenn.; Anchorage, Alaska; Kansas City, Kan.; and Denver throughout April. “It probably isn’t as fun as attending an open audition, but it […]
Fox quietly paid to fly one promotion exec from each of its affiliates to Los Angeles earlier this week for an X-Factor meeting that featured an appearance by Simon Cowell.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Simon Cowell wants his new Fox talent series “The X Factor” to include controversy, vocal groups and, maybe, Paula Abdul on the judging panel. “We’ve spoken to her, she knows I’m a big fan,” Cowell said of his former fellow “American Idol” judge. “I’ve always said at some point we are […]
Simon Cowell’s newest show, The X Factor, is due to premiere on Fox next fall and will feature what the network says is television’s largest prize: a record contract worth $5 million.
Fox will announce today that Pepsi is the sole season-long sponsor for The X Factor, a competition Simon Cowell is bringing to the United States.
LONDON (AP) — Look out, America. Britain’s guilty pleasure, the cheesy “X Factor” TV show, is crossing the pond. Will it work? Or is the U.S. public tiring of Simon Cowell-powered TV extravaganzas? A record audience of nearly 20 million British viewers flocked to the “X Factor” Sunday night finale, which awarded a 1 million-pound […]