Simon Cowell

How Much Longer Will
The Simpsons Last?

It seems like the Simpsons family has always been with us, like Lassie and the Brady Bunch. And now Fox has made sure America's favorite dysfunctional animated family will stike around for another year. But with the show losing viewers, how much longer can it last?

No Yankees, No Phillies: Fewer Viewers for Fox

Many fans skipped the contest between the San Francisco Giants and Rangers, which is a pity because the Giants played some extraordinary baseball as they captured the title. The poor ratings may prompt advertisers to ask for "make-goods" -- free commercials.

Why American Idol Still Commands the Biggest Bucks on TV

Despite a slip in its ratings dip and the loss of man-we-love-to-hate Simon Cowell, "American Idol" remains the most expensive show on TV for advertisers. Why are they willing to pay close to half a million dollars for a 30-second spot? Young viewers, and lots of them.

More Oomph for Oprah Winfrey's New Network

Oprah Winfrey is a famously busy woman. And she's about to get even busier. The talk show queen has agreed to increase her on-air commitment to The Oprah Winfrey Network, a joint venture owned equally by Oprah's production company, Harpo, and Discovery Communications.

Simon Cowell sued for humiliation

Former Britain's Got Talent hopeful Emma Czikai is suing Simon Cowell and the show for $3.8 million, after her tender feelings got hurt following her...

It's Official! Cowell to Quit 'Idol'

Simon Cowell is calling it quits from Fox's American Idol after this season, he told the Television Critics Association on Monday. Cowell says he plans to focus on developing a U.S. version of the U.K. program The X Factor, in which he has an ownership interest.

Taylor Swift, Susan Boyle Are 2009's Top Sellers

Susan Boyle's debut album on Sony's Sony Music Entertainment, I Dreamed A Dream, is now in its sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, to become 2009's no. 2 top-selling album, after Taylor Swift's Fearless, from Vivendi's Universal Music Group. The Boyle-Swift horserace provided a bittersweet victory for the music industry, which stayed in the doldrums in 2009.

Simon Cowell's Battle for U.K. Christmas Charts

Since 2005, Britain's Christmas pop charts have been dominated by the winners of Simon Cowell's talent show, "X Factor." Baby-faced singer Joe McElderry won this year, but disruptive fans are trying to interrupt the climb of his single with a campaign to promote a song from the politically charged U.S. thrash band Rage Against the Machine.