Randy Jackson, the last remaining original judge on American Idol, is leaving the show after this season, he tells E! News.
The X Factor contestants have music industry mentors to guide them through their live performances, but where is Khloe Kardashian's coach?
The reality show sibling made her live co-hosting debut last week alongside Mario Lopez, and the results were rough and embarrassing at best. With a vet by her side, she could have at least allowed him to do the heavy lifting, but instead she allowed her awkward performance take center stage to the point where it was distracting to the competition at hand. Even she knows she needs work. "I'm anxious to learn and get great! :)" she tweeted afterward.
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 ...
Brian Dunkleman courtesy VH1
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 ...
The motto of this week's episode: Comedy is hard, but watching people make comedy can be even harder. Or not, depending.I can feel this round is going to be different when I arrive at the stage, three days after the last elimination (the longest time between challenges yet), and find a laptop on a table in the judges' green room. David Hill and I meet our guest judge, Regency Television's classy president Robin Schwartz (whose company produced such comedy hits as Malcolm in the Middle and The Bernie Mac Show), and we're instructed to play a DVD with video performances of two very different stand-up acts. (We see what the contestants saw on their field trip to the M Bar comedy club.)Major kudos, by the way, to Robin Schwartz for taking time away from one of the most intense periods of any TV year the week before the network upfronts and schedule announcements in May to help us out. In between camera set-ups, she's checking her Blackberry and returning calls, because she...