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Nigel Lythgoe

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  1. Secrets Behind 'American Idol's' Incredible Comeback

    9:18 pm 5/17/2011

    For the first time, and in dramatic detail, the players recount in the new Hollywood Reporter the crisis at hand after Simon Cowell quit, who was on their first shortlist of judges and the meetings that led to this season’s Dream Team.Read more

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  2. American Idol's Nigel Lythgoe: Pia Toscano 'Was Never a Frontrunner'

    3:59 pm 4/10/2011

    "The fact of the matter is, it appears that Pia didn't connect with the audience the way we maybe think she did," says the executive producer.Read more

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  3. 'American Idol' Stylist Criticizes TMZ Segment on Twitter; Nigel Lythgoe Responds

    10:17 am 4/8/2011

    Longtime show stylist Miles Siggins writes: "Sorry, but who gave those retards at #tmz airtime? shame on you! awful show!"Read more

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  4. 'American Idol' Elimination Night: 25 Things You Didn't See on Thursday's Show

    6:00 am 4/8/2011

    Lauren Alaina waltzes with Nigel Lythgoe, Casey Abrams air drums and Iggy Pop has a false start. Soon after, the Pia Toscano tears flow. Read more

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  5. 'American Idol' Recap: Scotty McCreery Rules on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Night

    10:45 pm 4/6/2011

    It was a night of royalty on 'American Idol' as contestants took on the king of rock (Scotty McCreery), the queen of soul (Lauren Alaina) and the king of pop (Jacob Lusk).Read more

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  6. CBS Taps Nigel Lythgoe for 'Secret Fortune' Game Show Pilot

    6:00 pm 3/31/2011

    In each episode, envelopes containing checks made out to show contestants will be destroyed until only one envelope remains.Read more

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  7. How 'The Voice' Plans to Twist the Talent Show Formula

    10:22 pm 3/15/2011

    Executive Producer Mark Burnett along with celebrity coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine offered a preview of the new NBC singing competition show at a Tuesday press conference. Read more

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  8. Nigel Lythgoe: ‘American Idol’ Needed ‘Warmth’ This Season

    3:43 pm 2/17/2011

    The show's executive producer tells THR the Simon Cowell era was "a different time." Read more

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  9. Nigel Lythgoe to Launch Country Singing Competition on CMT (Exclusive)

    6:48 am 2/9/2011

    The "American Idol" exec producer is teaming up with his son, Simon, for "CMT's Next Superstar," to premiere in April.Read more

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  10. 'American Idol' EP Nigel Lythgoe: 'I Worry About Being Called Karaoke'

    3:52 pm 2/1/2011

    The original Mr. Nasty talks to THR about ratings pressure, new talent (Lauren Alaina isn’t the only contestant exciting producers) and life after Simon Cowell.Read more

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