Simon Cowell has been dragged into the row over the sexualisation of music
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Saturday 06 October 2012
He's the svengali to the stars who sits in Andy Murray's VIP box, masterminded the Spice Girls and turned Pop Idol into a £15 billion global brand. Now Simon Fuller is plotting to outmanoeuvre his great rival, Simon Cowell, by buying EMI's assets, including the famous Parlophone music label, in an audacious £350 million deal.
Thursday 02 August 2012
If Randy Jackson yells "Yo Dawg!" during the next season of "American Idol," he could be talking to Snoop Dogg, if the rapper has his way.
Wednesday 25 July 2012
The low-down on today's newsworthy names
Tuesday 24 July 2012
Mariah Carey will join "American Idol" as a judge next season, Fox has announced, bringing her star power to the show that remains a ratings leader but has seen its viewership and pop culture status diminish.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
The X Factor became the axe factor when 60 contestants were dumped from the show's boot camp section before they had the chance to sing.
Friday 06 July 2012
N-Dubz star Dappy has apologised after the video for his latest song featured a call for the killer of headteacher Philip Lawrence to be freed.
Tuesday 12 June 2012
Saudi Arabian starlets hoping the latest spin-off of the popular Got Talent franchise will launch their careers are likely to be disappointed, with both women and music strictly banned from proceedings.
Wednesday 06 June 2012
Star billing might have gone to Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Robbie Williams at Monday's concert, but it was the women who really stole the show. What really lit up the stage was the sight of Grace Jones, 64, gyrating across it, irreverent and shameless, sassy and other-worldly, as she performed "Slave to the Rhythm". And Shirley Bassey, 75, belting out "Diamonds are Forever" with much more gusto now that she buys them with a pension than she ever did before.
Sunday 13 May 2012
The nation's favourite talent show closes with a £500,000 victory for 17-year-old Ashleigh Butler and her dog
Saturday 05 May 2012
The Week In Books
Monday 30 April 2012
Another week, another scandal in Simon Cowell's empire. Whenever you think it might be losing its lustre, up comes something that catapaults it back into the national conversation.
- 1 Hundreds arrested as Canadian police smash worldwide paedophile ring
- 2 Sherlock series 3: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman provide teasers for the biggest comeback in British television
- 3 The man who made Femen: New film outs Victor Svyatski as the mastermind behind the protest group and its breast-baring stunts
- 4 Mass murder in the Middle East is funded by our friends the Saudis
- 5 Japan cracks down on leaks after scandal of Fukushima nuclear power plant