1. How do you solve a problem like Thursday Night Football?
CBS won the bidding war against NBC, ABC and ESPN to broadcast the NFL's Thursday schedule and will begin airing the games September 11 for seven weeks, delaying the launch of the Eye's Thursday lineup. For CEO Les Moonves and CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler, the no-brainer course of action would be to shift monster hit The Big Bang Theory to Mondays during that period to help launch new comedy How I Met Your Dad, then send it back to Thursdays after the Chargers face the Broncos in the final matchup on October 23.
Fox may have given The X Factor the boot, but it's not closing up shop on American Idol anytime soon. The network has officially renewed the long-running singing competition for its 14th season.
The announcement came Wednesday when...
It's Competitors' Pick Night on American Idol, where the Top 7 finalists get to pick songs for their competitors, and each singer gets to choose one of six options. Did anyone go the sabotage route, or was everyone altruistic?
The show finally finds something for Randy Jackson to do, as he introduces the theme of the night and interviews each singer about what they would select for their counterparts. (Everyone seems to be playing nice, for the record.)
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So, what did the finalists ultimately decide on? Let's get to the performances:
Simon Cowell says he isn't proud of how his relationship with Lauren Silverman started — as an affair with the wife of one of his best friends — but he says being a father has changed his life for the better.
Simon Cowell's girlfriend Lauren Silverman gave birth to a son on Friday. The couple named him Eric, after Cowell's father.
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"Lauren in great shape. Thanks for all of your kind messages," Cowell, 54, shared on Twitter.