Simon Cowell acknowledges that he regrets saying ratings less than 20 million for the U.S. version of "The X Factor" would be a failure.
Feist's previous album, "The Reminder," was the sort of hip, omnipresent record that saturated radio stations and TV commercials without wearing out its welcome.
On "American Idol," a contestant performed "Pants on the Ground." On "The X Factor," a singer dropped his pants to the ground and sent Paula Abdul running for cover.
Taylor Swift will be battling the boys at the 2011 Country Music Association Awards.
Even without Jerry Lewis, the Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon posted its best gain since the recession started, though the program's longtime host was on the minds of many during the 46th annual fundraiser.
"American Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe said after co-hosting the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon Sunday night that he's sorry comedian Jerry Lewis didn't participate, but the organization needs to move on to ensure the fundraiser continues.
The hosts of the 46th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon said Sunday that Jerry Lewis retired from the organization and its yearly fundraiser _ the charity's first comments about the beloved icon's departure since an announcement last month.
"Keeping Up with the Kardashians" reality star Kim Kardashian got hitched Saturday to NBA player Kris Humphries in Montecito, Calif., reports Us Weekly.
With former judge Simon Cowell gone, however, replaced by a triumvirate of cheerleaders, the best part of "American Idol" now probably is what should have been the highlight all along: watching singers with beautiful voices do what they love.