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ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 2011 | By Melissa Maerz, Los Angeles Times
? Do you have to be bad to be a good TV talent show judge? Up until now, that's been the thinking behind "American Idol," home of the original mean judge, Simon Cowell. Over the last nine seasons, the smug and acerbic Brit with the snug V-necks has become famous for comparing one contestant's singing to "a cat being thrown off a skyscraper," telling another, "Don't mean to be rude, but you look like the Hulk's wife," reducing dozens of hopefuls to their worst ugly cry ? and propelling the show to the No. 1 spot in the ratings.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2011 | By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times
When "American Idol" returns for its 10th season on Fox Jan. 19, it will have two fresh (and very famous) faces at the judges' table. And it will also feature, the network promises, a renewed focus on the warbling would-be stars who are supposed to be the singing smash's reason for existence in the first place. Ah, but something will be missing. Oh, right ? the sassy guy with the flattop and tight T-shirts. The big suspense surrounding the new "Idol" isn't whether Steven Tyler will be introduced as Liv Tyler's father or Jennifer Lopez will salvage her fading career.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 2012 | By Joe Flint and Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
Fox is once again betting on an aging diva to revitalize"American Idol. " Mariah Carey, who in her heyday was one of the most popular singers on the planet, has been tapped to replace Jennifer Lopez as a judge on the musical talent show. In a moment of faux drama, Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly called the pop star Monday on his phone during the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Beverly Hills to share the news with television journalists. "I think it's the biggest recording artist that any of these shows have ever had," said Reilly.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 2008 | Randy Lewis
Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler is in an unidentified rehab facility in the aftermath of recent foot surgery. A spokeswoman for Tyler said the surgery was done "to correct longtime foot injuries resulting from his . . . athletic stage performances." Tyler checked himself in for rehab, but his spokeswoman said, "I have no further information available" on the nature of the rehabilitation -- whether it is physical treatment for the foot itself or substance-related because of medications used in the course of the surgery and post-surgery.
NEWS
October 5, 2011
Vocal hemorrhaging appears to have put the kibosh on singer Adele's tour; the UK singer posted a long, heartfelt explanation on her website about her voice problems. "Guys," she writes, "im heartbroken and worried to tell you that yet again im experiencing problems with my voice. its ridiculous i know! i cant believe it myself. i follow all the advice im given and stick to regimes, rules and practices to the best of my ability but it seems to simply not be enough. " Bad punctuation aside, Adele's voice problems are fairly common among singers, says Dr. Lee Akst, a laryngologist and director of the Johns Hopkins Voice Center in Baltimore.
NEWS
March 23, 2006 | Geoff Boucher
Aerosmith and Randy Newman have something to say to their fans: "Ouch." Word came Wednesday that both veteran acts would be nixing upcoming concert stops because of medical misadventure.
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