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2008-08-25 15:00:42

By PHIL MILLER ARTS CORRESPONDENT THE former controller of BBC1, Peter Fincham, has for the first time spoken about the "Queengate" scandal which forced him to leave the corporation. Delivering the James McTaggart Memorial Lecture at the annual Edinburgh International Television Festival, Mr Fincham - now director of television for the ITV network - said his career hit an "iceberg" in the affair. "I discovered that being at the heart of a media storm is an odd mixture of the surreal and...

2008-08-18 18:00:30

By KEVIN O'SULLIVAN SERIES five, episode one - and as The X Factor returns, it's clear that Britain is still full of talentless losers willing to make total tits of themselves on national TV. But enough of Dermot O'Leary. And back to the auditions where the four judges of the apocalypse are practising their pantomime faces while we all laugh at the tone-deaf wannabes who don't stand a chance. Here we go again. It's Groundhog Day! Now for the good news. Replacing the absurd Sharon...

2008-08-17 18:00:29

By MARION McMULLEN THE wait is over. The X Factor is back and a record-breaking 182,000 applications have made it the biggest auditions the UK has ever seen. They are all dreaming of hitting the big time and winning a life- changing prize of a pounds 1million record contract. The hit talent search returns for its fifth series tonight with Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Dannii Minogue judging at auditions around the country. And, for the first time, they are also joined by Girls Aloud's...

2008-07-07 18:00:18

British rock star Ozzy Osbourne, along with his wife and two of his children, reportedly are to star in a new hourlong TV variety show. Variety.com said the Fox network has given a six-episode order for the as-yet-untitled show, which will feature Ozzy, Sharon, Jack and Kelly Osbourne as co-hosts. Mike Darnell, Fox's president of alternative programming, told the entertainment industry trade paper the show is to be something along the lines of The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour or Donny and...

2008-07-04 06:00:44

CHERYL COLE (pictured) has been voted as having the UK's "favourite fantasy body" - elbowing fellow X Factor judge Dannii Minogue into second place. More than 2,000 men and women were quizzed in a survey conducted by YouGov. The star of Girls Aloud, who are performing at Warwick Castle tonight, was announced as Sharon Osbourne's replacement on the ITV1 talent show in June. She received 15 per cent of the vote. Minogue, whose older sister Kylie picked up her OBE at Buckingham Palace...

2008-06-24 09:02:54

By Susan Pierce and Christine Simmons, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn. Jun. 24--Still in "American Idol" withdrawal, we checked out two other TV talent shows, both on NBC, searching for the next big star. The shows: "America's Got Talent" and "Nashville Star." THE HOST WITH THE MOST Susan Pierce: I'd have to say Jerry Springer, simply because he had more interaction with his show's acts. Whereas "Nashville Star" host Billy Ray Cyrus is only onstage to introduce and usher off each...

2008-06-13 18:00:21

By Zoe Tyler I HAVE to just get this off my chest before I explode. Why as a nation do we have to turn people who are loud, obnoxious, foul-mouthed bullies into celebrities? I am talking about yet another series of Big Brother. Did we not learn from Celebrity Big Brother, when certain celebs ruined their careers for the sake of good TV. But what is good TV now? I just don't know. Where has having a talent gone? Years ago, you had a career in TV because you had something to...

2005-10-06 02:58:23

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Samaire Armstrong (HBO's "Entourage") and Kevin Zegers are starring in "It's a Boy Girl Thing," a romantic comedy developed by Elton John's production company. Sharon Osbourne, wife and manager of rock star Ozzy Osbourne, also stars in the project, which began shooting in Toronto this week, and moves next month to the U.K. Armstrong and Zegers play two teenage next-door neighbors who are sworn enemies. Waking up one day to find...


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