'America's Got Talent' judge Simon Cowell remembers Queen Elizabeth II: ‘I have so much respect for her’
"America's Got Talent" judge Simon Cowell closed out the season finale by paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, discussing the competition winners and reflecting on when Harry Styles entered the show.foxnews.com
New this week: 'The Handmaid’s Tale' and 'Goodnight Mommy'
This week’s new entertainment releases include albums from Little Big Town and Marcus Mumford, “The Handmaid’s Tale” returns with high stakes for the future of Gilead, and twin brothers go to their mother’s house for a stay but find something is off about her in the film “Goodnight Mommy.”.
Simon Cowell's company may be hit with multimillion-dollar lawsuit from former X Factor contestants who say appearing on the talent show was a 'horrific experience', report says
A former contestant told the Sunday Mirror they were bullied and left traumatized after appearing on the show that discovered One Direction.news.yahoo.com
Japanese American comedian gets standing ovation from Simon Cowell on ‘America’s Got Talent’
A Japanese American stand-up comedian received four “yeses” from “America’s Got Talent” judges and a standing ovation from Simon Cowell after showing a “funny and naughty” act. Aiko Tanaka auditioned for “America’s Got Talent” Season 17 on Tuesday. Tanaka, a Japanese-born comedian, tickled the funny bones of judges Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Cowell with her jokes about her immigration experience in America.news.yahoo.com
Florida, Texas have nearly 40% of new COVID hospitalizations in U.S.
Florida has had more coronavirus cases than all 30 states with the lowest case rates combined, according to the White House pandemic response team. During a press briefing Thursday, team members also said that Florida and Texas alone have accounted for nearly 40 percent of new hospitalizations across the country.news.yahoo.com
Police allege Hillsong founder concealed child sex abuse
The founder of the Sydney-based global Hillsong Church, Brian Houston, has been charged with concealing child sex offenses, police said Thursday. Detectives served Houston’s lawyers on Thursday with a notice for him to appear in a Sydney court on Oct. 5 for allegedly concealing a serious indictable offense, police said. “Police will allege in court the man (Houston) knew information relating to the sexual abuse of a young male in the 1970s and failed to bring that information to the attention of police,” police said.news.yahoo.com
'American Idol' contestant Nikki McKibbin dies at 42
FILE - Nikki McKibbin celebrates during the final episode of Fox's television competition "American Idol," in Los Angeles, in this Sept. 4, 2002, file photo. McKibbin, a singer from Texas best known for her third place finish in the first season of "American Idol," died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. She was 42. (AP Photo/Lucy Nicholson, File)
'American Idol' contestant Nikki McKibbin dies at 42
FILE - Nikki McKibbin celebrates during the final episode of Fox's television competition "American Idol," in Los Angeles, in this Sept. 4, 2002, file photo. McKibbin, a singer from Texas best known for her third place finish in the first season of "American Idol," died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Lucy Nicholson, File)ARLINGTON, Texas – Nikki McKibbin, a singer from Texas best known for her third place finish in the first season of American Idol, has died. ``You’ve got a career ahead of you.″In a statement, American Idol sent its condolences to McKibbin's family and friends. “She was part of our American Idol family and will be truly missed.”
Gabrielle Union, NBC settle dispute over racism allegations
LOS ANGELES – Gabrielle Union and NBC said Tuesday that they have settled their differences in their dispute over her firing as a judge on “America's Got Talent,” which she said was retaliation for her complaints that the show tolerated racism on the set. “We’ve reached an amicable resolution," Union and the network said in a joint statement. "NBC Entertainment appreciates the important concerns raised by Gabrielle Union and remains committed to ensuring an inclusive and supportive working environment where people of all backgrounds are treated with respect.”Both sides declined further comment, and would not give further details. Variety reported soon after that Union, who is Black, believed she was fired because she had asked NBC and the show’s producers to respond to an environment that tolerated racist jokes and remarks from judges and producers. NBC said the investigation "found an overarching culture of diversity on the show.”___Follow AP Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andyjamesdalton.
Simon Cowell injures back while testing electric bicycle
MALIBU, Calif. Simon Cowell broke his back Saturday while testing his new electric bicycle at his home in California. Cowell was expected to have surgery Saturday evening, according to a spokesperson for the entertainment mogul. Cowell fell off the bike while in the courtyard with his family at his house in Malibu. Cowell created America's Got Talent and serves as a judge on the show. He has also been the judge on Britains Got Talent, The X Factor and American Idol.
NBC, producers say 'America's Got Talent' cleared by probe
LOS ANGELES An investigation of Gabrielle Unions complaints of racism on the set of Americas Got Talent concluded that her allegations were unfounded, according to NBC and the shows producers. The trade publication Variety reported that Union, who is black, believed she was fired because she had asked NBC and the shows producers to respond to an environment that tolerated racist jokes and remarks. That included what Union said were multiple notes from producers saying she was wearing her hair too black for the Americas Got Talent audience. NBC sought the investigation into Union's accusations. A representative for Union didnt immediately respond to a request for comment.
Blind, autistic singer-songwriter Kodi Lee wins America's Got Talent
"From the moment Kodi Lee first opened his mouth on our stage, he had the million dollars in his pocket," said Howie Mandel. And in America's Got Talent's finale, the 23-year-old blind and autistic singer-musician from southern California officially won that million dollars, and the show's season 14 crown. "The world completely won because Kodi just opened doors for everyone," said Tina. But he's also opened doors for a spending spree. "I'm going to buy lots of grand pianos in every color," said Lee.
Simon Cowell looks different after going vegan
Simon Cowell attends the "America's Got Talent" Season 14 Live Show at Dolby Theatre on Aug. 13, 2019, in Hollywood, California. (CNN) - People have noticed that Simon Cowell is looking a bit different these days. "My memory's better, I feel better, so I didn't find it difficult. "Simon Cowell new face looks like a doll that you leave out in the sun to long and it starts melting," one person tweeted. What the 59-year-old has said is that he not only feels better, but he thinks he looks better.