May 13, 2011 08:33 EDT
Israeli transsexual pop diva Dana International has been denied her second Eurovision Song Contest crown after being knocked out in the semi-finals, organisers said.
May 13, 2011 07:58 EDT
DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - Never before has a Eurovision Song Contest winner claimed back-to-back titles but a perky German teen who gave her long-suffering nation cause to celebrate a year ago is on a risky mission to repeat.
May 12, 2011 21:39 EDT
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rocker James Durbin, fighting tears of disbelief, was thrown off "American Idol" on Thursday as viewers chose their Top 3 on the TV singing show.
May 12, 2011 15:03 EDT
(Reuters) - Duesseldorf sets the stage on Saturday for the grand final of the 56th Eurovision Song Contest. Germany's Lena Meyer-Landrut won in 2010 with the song "Satellite."
May 12, 2011 14:54 EDT
The Eurovision Song Contest will on Saturday for the 56th time demonstrate its enduring appeal as 25 contestants battle it out with some 125 million people watching live around the world.
May 09, 2011 16:41 EDT
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Single mom Bristol Palin has landed her own reality TV show, and producers say she will allow cameras "exclusive access" into her personal life for the first time.
May 08, 2011 23:57 EDT
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Simon Cowell blames attorneys for the fact that Paula Abdul's deal to serve as a judge on Cowell's "The X Factor" closed at the eleventh hour Sunday -- just as the judges' rounds of auditions were about to start.
May 08, 2011 20:00 EDT
Openly lesbian 'The Voice' contestant Vicci Martinez says returning to the closet for the duration of the show was never an option. ?Vicci Martinez, the 26-yer-old openly lesbian contestant on NBC's reality contest The Voice, says returning to the closet for the duration of the show was never an option. Martinez is among the four gay contestants vying to win NBC's challenger to Fox's 10-year-old hit American Idol. Also gay are Tyler Robinson, Nakia and Beverly McClellan. The Seattle resident landed a spot on Cee Lo's team after she wowed the judges with her rendition of Adele's We Could Have Had It All. Unlike several previous contestants on American Idol, Martinez says she never considered hiding her sexuality. ?I'm not going to hide it,? Martinez told lesbian entertainment website AfterEllen.com. ?I've been very public about it and I've had people say, 'Well, why don't you just keep them guessing?' You can hit all the markets.' No. Especially if you're with somebody; it's so disrespe
May 08, 2011 20:00 EDT
Donald Trump's relationship with the gay community is becoming increasingly puzzling. Donald Trump's relationship with the gay community is becoming increasingly puzzling. Between firing two contestants on Sunday night's Celebrity Apprentice, the real-estate mogul suggested being gay is wonderful just weeks after saying he doesn't feel good about marriage or unions for gay and lesbian couples. In the boardroom ? after firing singer La Toya ? Trump told rocker Meat Loaf that he looked good. ?You look good tonight, Meat Loaf, you look good,? Trump said. ?You are so much more handsome, you know, I am not a gay man, I think gayness is wonderful frankly, but I am not a gay man. You seem so much more good looking, what the fuck did you do?? The rumored 2012 GOP presidential candidate's television remarks belie those he's made in recent interviews. In recent comments to The New York Times, the 64-year-old compared gay marriage to a new kind of ?unattractive? and ?weird? golf putter. ?It's lik
May 07, 2011 22:27 EDT
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger will co-host the upcoming TV singing show "The X Factor", Fox television said on Saturday, but there was no official word on whether former "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul had signed up as the final judge.
May 06, 2011 18:01 EDT
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - If there was any doubt whether the new show "The Voice" on U.S. network NBC and "American Idol" would be at each other's proverbial throats, "Voice" coach Adam Levine made sure of it on this week's episode.
May 06, 2011 15:15 EDT
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "American Idol" judge and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will premiere the video of his first U.S. solo single on the television talent show next week, broadcaster Fox said.
May 05, 2011 17:03 EDT
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Hines Ward was held at gunpoint by police in Los Angeles on Thursday in a mix-up over a car mistakenly reported stolen, officials said.
May 05, 2011 13:45 EDT
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - British singer Cheryl Cole will join Simon Cowell as a judge on the U.S. version of his upcoming "The X Factor" talent show, broadcaster Fox television said on Thursday, leaving one more space to be filled on the panel.
May 05, 2011 09:53 EDT
LONDON (Reuters) - British singer Cheryl Cole will appear as a judge on TV talent show "The X Factor" in the United States, her spokeswoman said on Thursday, ending months of speculation in the domestic press.
May 04, 2011 19:18 EDT
LONDON (Reuters) - "The X Factor" and former "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell jumped to number 6 in the British music rich list in 2011 after his fortune hit 200 million pounds ($330 million), Britain's Sunday Times newspaper said on Thursday.
May 04, 2011 11:54 EDT
Hackers late last week broke into Fox Broadcasting Company's website, Fox.com, and accessed personal information of tens of thousands of individuals who applied to appear on "The X Factor.". Individuals have illegally accessed Fox.com, the website of the Fox Broadcasting Co., to compromise the personal information of tens of thousands of individuals who applied to appear on Simon Cowell's new reality show.
May 03, 2011 06:01 EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - As the nutritionist for television show "The Biggest Loser," Cheryl Forberg has witnessed up-close the dietary trials, tribulations and missteps of Americans struggling with obesity.
May 02, 2011 23:39 EDT
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest is in early talks with NBC to do a music-themed show that he promises will not compete with the Fox juggernaut.
Apr 29, 2011 15:11 EDT
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Ousted "American Idol" contestant Casey Abrams said on Friday he was proud of bringing a fresh jazz twist to the TV show, but admitted that his signature growl might have been too much for audiences to take.