It turns out that the $5 million recording contract that Melanie Amaro received is a relative pittance compared to the $42 million Simon Cowell is getting for The X Factor and other enterprises.
The Guardian in London, citing corporate papers filed last week, reports that Cowell, the show's creator and alpha judge, made that amount in a deal with Sony that set up a joint venture for his entertainment businesses, which include the Fox network amateur-singing competition.
Paging Brian Dunkelman?
In a move to stand out from competitor American Idol, The X Factor will have two hosts when it premieres this fall on Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"Our job is to make sure the two shows are as ...
From Joanie Loves Chachi to Jay Leno in prime time, TV Guide Network will count down TV's biggest blunders Sunday with a special covering everything from failed talk shows to bad remakes to stars who turned down hit roles.
The network's 25 Biggest TV Blunders, airing at 8/7 c, will also include Janet Jackson's infamous wardrobe malfunction, Brian Dunkleman's refusal to ...
There's never a crystal ball around when you need one. After leaving American Idol after Season 1, Brian Dunkleman faded into obscurity while his cohost, Ryan Seacrest, became the next Dick Clark. Now, the Dunk is back on TV, mixing it up with Happy Days' Erin Moran and Eight Is Enough's Willie Aames as a contestant on Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp (Sundays at 8 pm/ET, VH1). We talked to Dunkleman about getting in shape military-style, dealing with reality-TV "drama," and what he really thinks of Idol. Megan Walsh-BoyleTVGuide.com: What made you decide to enlist? Brian Dunkleman: Well, they called and I was available. It's been a while since someone has asked me to do something, so I thought it would probably be a good idea to do it. Maybe they assumed I had completely let myself go. [But] it worked out great because I was actually in the process of trying to get in shape [because] I was getting married. TVGuide.com: How is it working out with drill sergeant Harvey? He seems ...