March 25, 2017

Tag Archives: Television personalities

Paula Abdul was the “glue that held it together” in ‘Idol,’ says producer

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: On Monday night, March 8th, I ran into former “American Idol” producer Nigel Lythgoe at Soho House in Beverly Hills. I asked Lythgoe about the “American Idol” hosts. He told me that he still thought Sir Elton John was the best choice to replace Simon Cowell. “He’s absolutely it,”[...]

Nate Berkus discusses his new show and his first guest

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: “The Nate Berkus Show” will premiere on Sept. 13 and will mark the first time an openly gay man is hosting a nationally syndicated daytime talk show. Nate Berkus is the interior designer who we’ve gotten to know through his frequent appearances on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and[...]

A solution to the increase of imported TV stars is a talent tariff

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith HollywoodNews.com: What do Hollywood casting directors have against American actors? Oh, sure, we’ve been seeing this explosion of Brits, Aussies, Kiwis, Irish folk and other English-speaking foreigners on U.S. primetime for several years now, but there hasn’t been any complaining out of fear[...]

Ryan Seacrest says it could be weeks before ‘Idol’ judge is announced

HollywoodNews.com: There have been a lot of buzz around rumors of who will be taking over the coveted “American Idol” judge spots in the upcoming season. Host Ryan Seacrest, who appears to be the only one who’s secured a spot, told MTV that it could be weeks before we find[...]

Kim Kardashian’s youngest sister takes up modeling

HollywoodNews.com: After controversial modeling pictures of Kendall Jenner, 14, came out recently, modeling pictures of Kylie Jenner, 12, are out. The girls’ older half-sister, Kim Kardashian, posted pictures on her site of Kylie modeling for Sears. The youngest sibling stays covered up for the Crush Your Style campaign commercial shoot. Kim raves[...]

Jordin Sparks on Ellen’s ‘Idol’ departure: ‘She lit up the room’

HollywoodNews.com: For Jordin Sparks, it’s sad to see Ellen DeGeneres depart “American Idol.” “I’m definitely going to miss watching her. She lit up the room and definitely knew how to break the ice if things got tense,” said Sparks. Digital Spy was reading the story on MTV News. In addition, Sparks found that[...]

Randy Jackson says “the only thing that’s for sure is Ryan Seacrest”

HollywoodNews.com: While there have been a lot of speculation as to who will take over “American Idol’s” judging panel following the departure of Simon Cowell, Ellen Degeneres, and Kara DioGuardi, it seems that everyone left who’s involved is keeping their lips sealed shut. Judge Randy Jackson told E! News, “The only[...]

Simon Cowell letting Cheryl Cole borrow his digs

HollywoodNews.com: ‘X Factor’ judge Simon Cowell has reportedly offered Cheryl Cole his LA mansion to film the ‘judges’ house’ stage of the competition. Cole, 27, has recently been forced to pull out of the show after she picked up malaria but she is now in good health and recently[...]

Katy Perry wants to sing at Simon Cowell’s wedding.. and organize his bachelor party

HollywoodNews.com: Singer Katy Perry wants to team up with Cheryl Cole and organize Simon Cowell’s stag do. Simon, 50, is set to marry Mezhgan Hussainy, 37, in the future and Katy wants to host the party with Cole, 27, when she recovers from malaria. According to British newspaper the Daily[...]

Fox executives give no leads on “American Idol’s'” judge’s panel

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: What we do know is this: Ellen DeGeneres and Simon Cowell will not be returning to American Idol next season. The two top executive at the Fox broadcast network faced a ballroom filled with journalists this morning with no official word on who’s in [Jennifer Lopez? Steven Tyler?)[...]
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