Simon Cowell, The X Factor
The X Factor burst onto TV hoping to be the brighter, bolder brother of American Idol. But ratings haven't been as big — The X Factor has averaged 12.7 million viewers this fall compared to American Idol's 25 million last season. Still, exec producer Simon Cowell says...
Patrick J. Adams
When nominations for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were revealed this morning, nobody was more surprised than the surprise drama actor nominee himself, Suits star Patrick J. Adams. "I feel so embarrassed to even admit it, but I had no idea that this was being announced today," Adams admitted to TV Guide Magazine hours after getting the news. "This was my first year of pretty much everything professionally, so something pretty wonderful has happened."
Josh Krajcik, The X Factor
It's two days before The X Factor's final five contestants take the live stage and Simon Cowell isn't happy. Sitting in on contestant Melanie Amaro's rehearsal, Cowell and the vocal coaches are debating the tempo for a dance version of Adele's "Someone Like You." "It needs to be bigger!" emphasizes Cowell, who — along with mentors L.A. Reid, Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul — is gearing up for the Fox talent competition's December 22 finale. We caught up with the final four acts to dissect their keys to success — and their...
The shocking eliminations continued this week on Fox's The X Factor. Rachel Crow, 13, was sent packing after the judges forced the decision into a deadlock and it was revealed that she had the lowest number of viewer votes.
Drew Ryniewicz, Simon Cowell
Thursday's double elimination show was a dramatic night for Fox's X Factor, and that drama continued after the cameras stopped rolling.
Howard Stern, Simon Cowell
When Piers Morgan announced he's stepping down as judge of NBC's America's Got Talent after six years, rumors started flying that radio shock-jock Howard Stern would join Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel at the judge's table when the reality competition show returns next summer.
When Suburgatory's Tessa (Jane Levy) turns the big 1-6, the ABC comedy borrows a page from MTV's My Super Sweet 16 and throws an unforgettable birthday bash. "She wants to have a low-key party with just two friends, pizza and rent a movie," Levy says.
But when Dallas (Cheryl Hines) discovers Tessa's plans, she takes matters into her own hands to throw the party of a lifetime. "It's over the top," adds Levy, who never had a Sweet 16 party in real life but...
Best in the Business
Ben Bailey is hopping out of the Cash Cab and into the American workforce for a brand new series of Discovery specials.
Best in the Business (premiering Wednesday, November 23 at 10pm/ET) features Bailey hosting a series of competitions between everyday workers to see who reigns supreme in their chosen craft. Contests include a race between oyster shuckers and a duel pitting blacksmiths against each other to create a usable corkscrew in the fastest time.
There's music in the air on the Los Angeles set of Fox's breakout comedy New Girl. Inside the trailer of star Zooey Deschanel, an electric ukulele rests on the couch. "It's my backup from when I was touring," she says. "Sometimes I'll just sing at lunch for people." She even installed a karaoke machine in the show's hair-and-makeup trailer. Creator Liz Meriwether says with a laugh, "I have gone to makeup at four in the morning and there's this music pumping, she's dancing, and I'm like, 'How do you still have enough energy?'"
The cast and crew of New Girl have plenty to sing about these days. The show's premiere episode opened to 10 million viewers on September 20, building on lead-in Glee and benefiting from a bold Fox strategy: making the episode available on iTunes more than a week in advance. "It feels like...