People Who Could Fill Simon Cowell’s Chair on American Idol

by Angel Cohn January 12, 2010 2:06 pm
People Who Could Fill Simon Cowell’s Chair on <I>American Idol</I>

Well, he's been talking about it for years, but it's finally happening... Simon Cowell is leaving American Idol, which means that after the current season (which begins tonight), not one, but two of the original judges will be gone. Paula Abdul's seat has been filled by Ellen DeGeneres (how she'll fare remains to be seen), but the show has always revolved around Simon's cutting remarks and candid criticisms, so replacing him will be a much larger task. We've come up with some people who might be up for the job, or at least could be entertaining to watch while we wait for The X Factor to premiere.

Simon Cowell Pumps Up X Factor, Disses Idol and The Voice

by Rachel Stein September 21, 2011 11:02 am
Simon Cowell Pumps Up <i>X Factor</i>, Disses <i>Idol</i> and <i>The Voice</i>

Have you heard of The X Factor? It's kinda supposed to be like the old American Idol, but better and with more Pepsi commercials in the middle of each episode? In the off-chance the media blitz hasn't found you in your cave, judge Simon Cowell took a press call to answer the burning questions that we lowly Americans have about his new series (debuting tonight on Fox) and even took the time to trash a few of his competitors.

Simon Cowell: Miserable, Beaten Up By Girls, Optimistic About <i>Idol</i>‘s Future In preparation for next week's big fancy premiere date, Simon Cowell got on the horn with the media (including us -- we're totally the media) recently to share all the AI secrets he hides in his infamous pecs. I have to say, he was surprisingly affable and gracious, but then again that's probably just because nobody was singing at him. He was frank about how risky this season's changes could be, and his praise for new judge Kara DioGuardi wasn't exactly overwhelming, but it's Simon, and he's just not a gusher of praise in general. Personally, I have a good feeling about the new judge. Not that I have anything to base that on other than the brief call I had with her back in August, but all I can say is this show needs a coherent female who also has a good ear, and she is undeniably that. Anyway, read on for Simon's thoughts on Kara, Paula's trash talk, what sucked about last season and all manner of other things Idol below.

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, December 27, 2012

by Ethan Alter December 27, 2012 2:50 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, December 27, 2012

Bye bye Brit-Brit.

TWoP 10: Reasons We’re Looking Forward to <I>The Voice</I> and <I>The X Factor</I>

We're actually excited for the head-to-head match-up of The Voice and The X Factor on Wednesday, but it sure as hell isn't because of the talent competing (or the awful auditions that make our ears bleed). Instead, we've got many other reasons why we let these two singing competition shows clutter up our DVRs.

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, February 23, 2012

by Ethan Alter February 23, 2012 3:35 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, February 23, 2012

Does this look like the next Katniss Everdeen to you?

Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, January 31, 2012

by Ethan Alter January 31, 2012 4:02 pm
Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A photo of The X Factor crew in happier times...

Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

by Hillary Goldsmith January 25, 2012 4:32 pm
Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ain't nobody gonna come between Rachel, her man or her obsession with reality fame.

Today's TWOP News: February 26, 2009

by Lauren Gitlin February 24, 2009 3:08 pm
Today's TWOP News: February 26, 2009 Happy Mardi Gras, people! I know I'm always insinuating subtly in these things that everything's better with booze, but this time I really mean it! It's your duty as an American to go find the bar that makes the unholiest Hurricane, eat your fill of nasty li'l crawdads and dance in the streets naked. Or maybe just the Hurricane part. Whee! In the meantime, put these spicy TV newsbits in your noggin.

Today's TWoP News: Monday, October 01, 2012

by Samantha Rullo October 1, 2012 4:38 pm
Today's TWoP News: Monday, October 01, 2012

In case there was anyone just counting down the days until Emily Owens, M.D. premiered...

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