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Ryan Seacrest and Show Veterans React to ‘American Idol’ Cancellation

Mia Lardiere | May 11, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Fox announced that season 15 of American Idol will be the final installation of the iconic singing competition. Friends and family of Idol chimed in on social media and beyond in reaction to the unfortunate news.

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Nigel Lythgoe ‘Truly Saddened’ To Say Goodbye To ‘American Idol’

Andrea Simpson | June 10, 2013 - 6:30 pm

First it was Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson. Now, long-time American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe is the latest on the chopping block from the hit reality show he helped create.

The So You Think You Can Dance judge posted the news last Saturday that he was fired, which clearly took the… More »

‘American Idol’ Judges Explain What They’re Looking For

Celebuzz | January 10, 2013 - 7:02 am

FOX’s upcoming twelfth season of American Idol is sure to draw some curiosity with three new superstar judges whose backgrounds couldn’t be more different.

“It will be quite fun as you watch their different styles of judging and what they’re looking for,” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, 63, told the audience during Wednesday’s premiere… More »

Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey’s ‘American Idol’ Feud is Real, Says Producer Nigel Lythgoe

Cory Lopez | October 18, 2012 - 11:25 am

The American Idol feud can’t possibly be a staged publicity stunt because it’s way too early in the season for a fake feud.

So says the producer of the hit Fox singing competition, amid rumors that dueling divas Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey are faking their beef as a ratings ploy.

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Emmys 2012: Nigel Lythgoe Talks About The ‘Best First Day Ever’ with New ‘American Idol’ Judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban (VIDEO)

Andrea Simpson | September 23, 2012 - 10:15 pm

American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe has a lot to celebrate with an Emmy nomination for So You Think You Can Dance and three new A-list AI judges taking their seats – and all in one week.

The SYTYCD judge dished to Celebuzz on the Emmy red carpet about Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, and KeithMore »

Katie Holmes, Nigel Lythgoe Embroiled in ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judge Mary Murphy’s Legal Dispute With Ex-Manager (EXCLUSIVE)

Celebuzz | August 8, 2012 - 4:43 pm

Nigel Lythgoe and Katie Holmes have been named in a million dollar lawsuit between a top Hollywood talent agent and So You Think You Can Dance judge Mary Murphy, Celebuzz has confirmed.

British-born Lythgoe, executive producer of American Idol and SYTYCD, was served with a subpoena during the Dizzy Feet Foundation event at… More »

‘American Idol’ EP Nigel Lythgoe ‘Optimistic’ Jennifer Lopez Could Join Mariah Carey on Judges’ Panel

| July 24, 2012 - 8:45 am

With news breaking Monday that Mariah Carey will join American Idol as a judge next season, producer Nigel Lythgoe isn’t giving up hope that Jennifer Lopez might return to the show after saying she’s 99 percent sure she’s leaving.

“I’m optimistic — about 1 percent,” Lythgoe told Celebuzz. “I always say, why would… More »

‘American Idol’ Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe Talks Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler Exits: ‘I’m Really Upset’ (AUDIO)

| July 16, 2012 - 2:35 pm

American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe admitted to Ryan Seacrest Monday morning that he is “really upset” about the recent departures of judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, who announced they were leaving TV’s top-rated program late last week.

“I spoke to Jennifer last Friday. She called me just after she spoke to… More »

Celebrities Flock to Kelly Osbourne’s Pussycat Dolls Show (PHOTOS)

Celebuzz | September 2, 2010 - 12:28 pm

Apparently, the sight of Kelly Osbourne shimmying around in her undies has no small amount of celebrity draw. Who knew?
Ozzy Osbourne’s daughter expanded her résumé on Wednesday night at West Hollywood nightspot The Viper Room, making her debut with renowned burlesque troupe Pussycat Dolls. A small constellation of stars was in attendance for… More »

Paula Abdul Steps Closer to ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Gig

Celebuzz | August 7, 2009 - 11:45 am

It looks like this really might be happening!
Variety reports that So You Think You Can Dance honcho Nigel Lythgoe is in talks with Paula Abdul to bring her on board.
Lythgoe says he brought up the matter to Abdul on Thursday, the day after she announced her resignation from her American IdolMore »

Paula Abdul Swamped With TV Offers

Celebuzz | August 6, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Don’t feel bad for Paula Abdul just yet.
The beloved American Idol Judge, who just announced that she would not be returning for the upcoming season of the show due to contract disputes, isn’t going to be pressed for dough.
Just two days after the announcement, some exciting things are coming through for… More »

Paula Abdul Bringing Michael Jackson Tribute To ‘SYTYCD?’

Betsy Waldman | June 27, 2009 - 8:00 am

Could American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance finally be teaming up on something?
Rumors that Idol judge Paula Abdul would contribute something to the dancing show have been swirling around the Internet for a while, and it seems as though the tragic passing of Michael Jackson may finally bring the shows… More »

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