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Can 'Gotham' Rescue Fox?

Fox could really use the help that a superhero -- or several -- could provide to bolster TV ratings that have plummeted since the heyday of "American Idol."

Will J.Lo and Marc Anthony Fashions Be a Hit for Kohl's?

The debut of the Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Collections marks the biggest product launch in Kohl's history, says CEO Kevin Mansell. But star power doesn't always translate into shopper interest and strong sales. Do these recently split singers have what it takes to become fashion leaders?

Winning Financial Plan for 'American Idol' Champ Scotty McCreery

American Idol winner Scotty McCreery will have to be country strong to handle the temptation of his new wealth, a financial expert told DailyFinance. "Show business can certainly be here today, gone tomorrow," said Mitch Slater, senior vice president of investments at UBS, who outlined a financial plan that he thinks McCreery would be wise to follow.

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.

An Emmy Win: It's More Than Just a Golden Statue

Prestige means a lot in Hollywood. TV companies use a show's Emmy Award to help sell commercial time, and advertisers enjoy the bragging rights of being associated with hot shows. Sometimes, an Emmy can even help a show avoid the ax.

Jennifer Lopez to Replace DeGeneres on 'American Idol'?

Jennifer Lopez will replace Ellen DeGeneres as a judge on TV show American Idol, reported. Lopez%u2019s agent has been in negotiations with the show for months, reported without naming its sources. Fox announced DeGeneres%u2019 departure from the hit show Thursday, even though she had a year left on her contract. In a statement, DeGeneres said the show "didn%u2019t feel like the right fit for me."

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...

What's 'American Idol' Without Simon Cowell?

American Idol won't be the same without Simon Cowell, the co-founder and judge who won attention for delivering insulting comments to contestants. His last appearance on the show tonight could mark the beginning of the end for Fox's juggernaut, insiders say.

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.

Fox Appears to Win Time Warner Fee Dispute

Fox and Time Warner Cable have reached a deal keeping the network on the cable provider after Fox threatened to walk over a fee dispute. The deal's suddenness likely means Fox got the better end, as the cable giant risked having subscribers go elsewhere for Fox programming.

Fox, Time Warner Reach Fee Deal

Football fans and "American Idol" devotees can breathe a sigh of relief. Fox and Time Warner Cable have reached a deal in principle that will keep the network on the cable provider after Fox threatened to pull the plug over a fee dispute.

Is American Idol voting fair?

Well, I'm glad that's settled. We can all relax now, because American Idol's producers assure us that the voting last week was fair. This despite...