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  1. National Geographic Channel Overhauls Management

    7:12 am PDT 04/15/2014
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    UPDATED: David Lyle is out as CEO and 21st Century Fox senior executive vp David Hill will become chairman. READ MORE

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  2. I Can't Sing!: Theater Review

    8:57 pm PDT 03/27/2014
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    Simon Cowell's talent show "The X Factor" is both mocked and celebrated in this surreal stage musical, which has the British media mogul's blessing and backing. READ MORE

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  3. Revenue, Profits Up at German Giant Bertelsmann

    2:39 am PDT 03/26/2014
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    The owner of 'American Idol' Producer FremantleMedia, music group BMG and broadcaster RTL Group posts net profits of $1.2 billion for 2013. READ MORE

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  4. Cheryl Cole to Return to 'X Factor' U.K.

    6:00 pm PDT 03/10/2014
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    "Be careful what you wish for," Simon Cowell teased on Twitter. READ MORE

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  5. Profits Soar at RTL Group

    11:08 pm PST 03/05/2014
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    The European broadcast giant, which owns "Amercian Idol" producer FremantleMedia, booked $1.3 billion in profits in 2013, a 37.4 percent jump. READ MORE

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  6. Simon Cowell Welcomes Baby Boy

    4:19 pm PST 02/14/2014
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    The producer's girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, gave birth to a son in New York Friday. READ MORE

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  7. Why Simon Cowell Couldn't Save 'X Factor' (Analysis)

    6:30 am PST 02/12/2014
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    After a last-minute approach to NBC, the reality mogul heads back to Britain as insiders debate his "grumpy uncle" appeal in a changed TV landscape. READ MORE

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  8. Fox Cancels 'The X Factor'

    4:00 pm PST 02/07/2014
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    After three seasons of underperforming ratings, and just as many judges panels, the network is nixing Simon Cowell's "American Idol" follow-up. READ MORE

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  9. Fox's Chase Carey Says 'American Idol' Is 'Winding Down,' Talks 2013 Film Disappointments

    10:36 am PST 02/06/2014
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    On a Thursday earnings call, after news of lower quarterly profits, the 21st Century Fox CEO address reality ratings losses, FXX's big "Simpsons" gamble and the continued push into sports. READ MORE

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  10. Bertelsmann Boosts 2013 Revenues to $22.1 Billion, Profits to $3.1 Billion

    6:34 am PST 01/31/2014
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    The German media giant controls leading European broadcaster RTL Group and production firm FremantleMedia, makers of “American Idol.” READ MORE

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  11. 'X Factor Israel' Ends First Season With Big Ratings

    2:56 am PST 01/15/2014
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    The season average for the local version of the music competition created by Simon Cowell outperformed the ratings for Israeli hit format "Rising Star," while the latter had a bigger finale. READ MORE

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  12. 'The Bachelor': 'X Factor' Alum Josh Krajcik to Perform

    2:54 pm PST 01/07/2014
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    The season-one runner-up will serenade Juan Pablo Galavis and one lucky bachelorette on the ABC series next Monday. READ MORE

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  13. 'Duck Dynasty,' Ariana Grande, The Killers: 16 Christmas Hits Lighting Up Holiday Charts

    10:27 am PST 12/24/2013
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    2013's holiday releases include punk rock renditions, revamped classic Christmas carols and collaborations with Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand and Elvis Presley. READ MORE

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  14. 'X Factor' Contestants, Judges Celebrate at Season Wrap Party

    7:15 pm PST 12/20/2013
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    Top contestants reveal their future plans at the exclusive event at Mixology. READ MORE

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  15. 'X Factor' Recap: Finale Night Brings Tears, Cheers and a Simon Cowell Victory

    6:00 am PST 12/20/2013
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    Following performances by "Glee" star Lea Michele, Mary J. Blige, Pitbull, One Direction and Leona Lewis, Alex & Sierra are named season three champs. READ MORE

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  16. 'X Factor' Shocker: TV's Worst Singing Show Finds Its Best Winner (Opinion)

    11:00 pm PST 12/19/2013
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    Simon Cowell finally may have stumbled upon a hit act with the newly crowned Alex & Sierra. READ MORE

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  17. 'X Factor' Crowns a Winner

    8:00 pm PST 12/19/2013
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    The season three competition saw couple duo Alex & Sierra, rocker Jeff Gutt and Latino crooner Carlito Olivero make it to the finals. READ MORE

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  18. 'X Factor' Recap: Final Three Battle One Last Time

    9:20 pm PST 12/18/2013
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    Leona Lewis, Johnny Rzeznik, and Prince Royce joined the remaining hopefuls on a night that will determine who will win America's votes. READ MORE

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  19. Demi Lovato Leaving 'X Factor,' Simon Cowell Confirms

    8:48 pm PST 12/18/2013
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    UPDATED: The singer-judge, who has also been recurring on Fox's "Glee," says she will dedicate 2014 "completely and entirely to music." READ MORE

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  20. 'Big Brother,' 'X Factor' Garner Most 2013 Complaints From U.K. TV Viewers

    5:14 am PST 12/17/2013
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    Media watchdog Ofcom says overall viewer complaints declined this year, with a Rowan Atkinson sketch on a comedy charity show being the most-criticized on-air moment. READ MORE

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