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  1. How to Get Fired: Nigel Lythgoe's 'American Idol' Goodbye Analyzed

    5:00 am 6/12/2013

    Workplace politics specialist and author Ben Dattner on the nuances in the June 10 statement.Read more

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  2. Nigel Lythgoe Speaks Out on 'American Idol' Firing: 'I Am Truly Saddened'

    10:38 am 6/10/2013

    “If the executives that are now in charge believe ratings will improve with my departure, I have no complaints,” says the executive producer.Read more

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  3. 'American Idol' Names New Executive Producer

    10:14 am 6/10/2013

    Swedish television executive Per Blankens steps in for Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick, who recently confirmed their exits from the Fox show.Read more

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  4. Nigel Lythgoe Confirms 'American Idol' Firing

    3:14 pm 6/8/2013

    "Don't worry ... Fox still loves me," writes the longtime executive producer and co-creator of Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance." Fellow EP Ken Warwick is also out.Read more

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  5. 'American Idol': Executive Producers Nigel Lythgoe, Ken Warwick Are Out

    2:00 pm 6/4/2013

    The longtime friends, who helped launch the Fox show in 2002, won't be around for season 13, say sources.Read more

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  6. A Day in the Life of 'American Idol' Musical Director Ray Chew

    4:15 pm 5/14/2013

    Now finishing his third year on the Fox show, the industry veteran reveals his insane work schedule. "It's a marathon, not a sprint," he says.Read more

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  7. 'American Idol': 5 Drastic Changes to Save the Show

    5:00 am 5/8/2013

    Axing theme nights, replacing judges and producers -- all options are on the table as ratings keep sinking.Read more

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  8. Tour de Force: Los Angeles Ballet Brings Out A-List Hollywood

    4:24 pm 4/22/2013

    Nigel Lythgoe and Ryan Kavanaugh were just some of the notables who got a sneak peak at the company’s new performance during its Rubies Gala.Read more

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  9. 'American Idol' Producers Try to Speed Up Mariah Carey's Comments, Get Control of Stage Smoke: What You Didn't See on TV

    12:15 pm 4/11/2013

    Plus: Keith Urban snaps a selfie, finalist family members play musical chairs and Ryan Seacrest goes all out. As always, THR has a primo seat. Read more

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  10. 'American Idol': Nicki Minaj Is Welcome Back Next Season, Says Nigel Lythgoe

    6:04 am 4/1/2013

    The producer says the controversial judge "certainly will be" asked back on the panel; meanwhile, he's mulling whether to recruit Justin Bieber as a mentor.Read more

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