Nigel Lythgoe has release an official statement regarding is firing from American Idol as executive producer. Hopefully FOX won’t cancel So You Think You Can Dance. Or else I will have to look for Nigel’s works on cable.
American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe just openly threw this season’s judges under the bus. He told Zap2It that he’s worried about the lack of chemistry of Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson on the panel.
American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe has launched a lawsuit against Rupert Murdoch’s News International in relation to the News of the World phone hacking scandal in the UK.
Rupert Murdoch also owns FOX which airs American Idol.
Nigel Lythgoe told TMZ that it would be very difficult to replace Ryan Seacrest if he leaves American Idol. However, he did add that the show is not beholden to one personality (citing Simon Cowell as an example of course).
If Ryan ever leaves — would that be the end of American Idol? Or is it already dead with him still in it?
My take: American Idol will never die! Long live American Idol!
Here’s a video of Nigel Lythgoe telling Lauren Sanchez to her face that Mike Darnell, the head of alternative programming on FOX, fired her as host of So You Think You Can Dance after the first season because she was pregnant.
He adds that “it should be illegal.” Well, it is! The Civil Rights Act of 1964 says that “Employers who have at least 15 workers are not allowed to fire or force a worker to leave because she is pregnant.”
Let’s hope that Lauren has lawyered up!
Watch the video here:
Nigel Lythgoe will be bringing the Fame franchise to the small screen again. Lythgoe, along with partners MGM, says his modern take on the 1980 movie musical will “expose the gritty struggle, heartache and pain endured in the search for stardom and the often lofty price paid for success, much the way the original did.”
I cannot escape the Olympics this week, even in our Reality TV coverage!
Nigel Lythgoe tweeted that his niece Charlotte Dujardin broke an Olympic record today in dressage. Dujardin was riding Valegro and puts Team GB in gold medal position.