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X-Factor social numbers prove its deeply engaged audience - Posted November 6, 2013
Simon Cowell is hard to beat. The finalized social media numbers from Nielsen's Twitter TV Ratings show that the October 29 episode of X Factor -the first live episode of this season - not only generated four times as many tweets as The Voice, but it actually topped ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

UK Tabloid PR Man Busted for Sex Crimes - Posted December 7, 2012
Seems like everyone in the UK media world had way too much fun in the 70's, doesn't it? The latest chapter in Britain's never-ending sex scandal, however, ... [GalleyCat]

Twitter Rules TV PR - Posted October 25, 2012
Breaking if not quite surprising news: Major TV networks have all but abandoned the old-school PR model, replacing it with the instant gratification of social media. All this report really tells us is that big TV-related announcements now almost always hit Twitter before "the media" gets wind of them and writes the... [FishbowlDC]

Steven Tyler Quits American Idol - Posted July 12, 2012
You just got played, American Idol. After a two-year stint in order to become relevant again, Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler is quitting... [FishbowlLA]

Former X Factor Host Headed to Entertainment Tonight - Posted May 18, 2012
Former The X Factor host Steve Jones is reportedly replacing Mark Steines as the new co-host of Entertainment Tonight, ... [FishbowlLA]

$15 Million Marks the Spot for Britney Spears - Posted April 11, 2012
Desperate for higher ratings after a disappointing first season, The X Factor has reportedly landed pop star Britney Spears as a judge for a whopping $15 million, ... [FishbowlLA]

A Party For Kate White and A Madoff Sighting - Posted March 21, 2012
It's the rare Wednesday when I don't leave Michael's with a fistful of business cards from some striver or media maven intent on making an impression. That's why it's so newsworthy when the exact opposite occurs. Today was the rare occasion when a famous -- make that infamous -- name did... [FishbowlLA]

American Media Gets Ready to Test Reality Weekly - Posted November 14, 2011
Simon Cowell thinks it's a great idea. But then again, The X Factor purveyor has a vested interest in the concept of a new weekly U.S. magazine devoted to reality TV shows and their stars. ... [FishbowlLA]

PR, Marketing Leaders Also Top MediaGuardian List - Posted July 25, 2011
[caption id="attachment_24796" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Freud Communications' Matthew Freud is among those on the 'Guardian' media list."][/caption] The U.K.'s Guardian newspaper has published it's top 1... [FishbowlDC]

Brits Debate Cheryl Cole Accent Factor - Posted March 2, 2011
American TV viewers have long loved the sound of Simon Cowell's accented put-downs. But the British media aren't so sure U.S. viewers might take as quickly to the Newcastle upon Tyne brogue of ... [FishbowlLA]

Amidst Burgeoning Media Firestorm, 10-Year-Old Prodigy Headed for LA - Posted February 17, 2011
It started today with an article in London's The Daily Mail. Under the blaring headline "Cowell Signs YouTube Girl, 10" came the news of how a Toronto youngster, Heather Russell, has been signed to a recording contract by The X Factor... [FishbowlLA]

Fox Plays Both Sides of the 'Cola War' - Posted January 4, 2011
Pepsi has issued a release confirming that it is the official sponsor of the new Simon Cowell singing competition The X Factor, which is debuting on Fox in the U.S. thi... [FishbowlDC]

Simon Cowell Eyes Cheryl Cole - Posted November 30, 2010
Although it is not quite yet a done deal, The Guardian today strongly hints that Simon Cowell... [FishbowlLA]

Sarah Palin: Better Boss Than Zuckerberg | How Many Print Reporters Are Left In Honolulu? | More Stuff That Happened Yesterday - Posted October 13, 2010
A surprising poll finds that people would rather have Sarah Palin as their boss than Mark Zuckerberg. Actually, Zuck came in near last, beating just Simon Cowell, Joe Torre... [MediaJobsDaily]

Simon Cowell's Wedding PR - Posted April 5, 2010
American Idol judge Simon Cowell certainly knows how to get attention. Now, he's pulling out all the stops for the upcoming U.S. launch of the British singing competition show "X Factor." Cowell is engaged to make up artist ... [FishbowlDC]

Gordon Ramsay is Running the LA Marathon - Posted February 26, 2010
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Leno's Back at Late Night Line-Up: American Heroes and Zeros - Posted February 22, 2010
NBC's revival of their prime time line-up, er Jay Leno moving back to late night, starts next week. His guests include athletes who won gold at the Olympics like Apolo Ohno, ... [FishbowlLA]

American Idol's New Judge is "Sassy." Shark Officially Jumped? - Posted August 25, 2008
Perhaps finally realizing that Paula Abdul is a train wreck we can turn away from, Fox is introducing a fourth jurist to the American Idol judge's table, Grammy-nominated songwriter ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 03.06.08 - Posted March 5, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's Alan Greenspan's birthday and, on this day in 1981, Walter Cronkite signed off from CBS. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Reading List, 03.06.08 - Posted March 5, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's Alan Greenspan's birthday and, on this day in 1981, Walter Cronkite signed off from CBS. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | ... [FishbowlNY]

Trade Round-Up: August 20, 2007 - Posted August 20, 2007
THR reports that Fox has again gone to its go-to guy for live broadcasts, Ryan Seacrest, signing the American Idol host to emcee the network's Sept. 16 telecast of the 59th annual Emmy Awards. Reporter Nellie Andreeva ... [FishbowlLA]

Simon Cowell: I've Deserved It in - Posted July 30, 2007
Matthew Garrahan, the Financial Times' guy in LA, finally got a sit-down with Simon Cowell. He tells FBLA: I hadn't met him before. I spent months trying to arrange the interview and kept getting put off by his PRs bec... [FishbowlLA]

What the Stars Earn--Too Much, Obviously - Posted July 24, 2007
FBLA gets TV Guide's press release emails and we usually ignore them. But today, Julie Farin presented us with some truly fabulous information: salaries of the small-screen stars. Oprah: $260 million per year (includes income from Rachael Ray, Dr. Phil, and other programs) Simon Cowell: $45 millio... [FishbowlLA]

Buy a Wonka Bar, Go to American Idol/Be on American Idol, Go to Playboy - Posted March 2, 2007
Wonka Chocolate bars, which seem to exist only in 99 cent stores, are offering the chance to win a trip to Hollywood and tickets to the American Idol Finale. You don't even have to try the chocolate and graham cracker conf... [FishbowlLA]

Grammy Gossip Fest - Posted February 12, 2007
Saturday night found everyone but a hung-over indisposed Justin Timberlake at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy bash, Jennifer Hudson was in full voice, as were The Blackeyed Peas and ... [FishbowlLA]